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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Currently staying here. When we checked in the staff were friendly. When we got to our room we were shocked to say the least. The room is very small. The bathroom is so small it would not be legal in Australia. I am not that big but have to exit the bathroom to dry myself. Unless you are a Kimpton...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property was very disappointing, particularly given our prior experience at the Kimpton Nine Zero in Boston and the expectation that Kimpton properties are high end. The room was old and musty and appeared to have been cleaned up, rather than renovated. There were cracks in the ceiling, rusty old hinges, tattered window treatments and it appeared as if the...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We love San Francisco but found it a challenge this time to book something central in our price range, luckily this hotel came up as a 'secret' hotel on a booking site. We parked around the corner for a fraction of the valet parking costs. The hotel is lovely - although as others have said the rooms are small -...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is excellent, very close to Union Square with the cable car stopping right outside and good public transportation close by. The building is magnificent, it was built as a grand hotel and the common areas are large and interesting. They have a wine hour each day, featuring good California wines. Staff were excellent. Rooms are...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great centrally located hotel. Keep in mind this Art Deco building has always been a hotel which means a fair number of room are less than 200 square feet in size. If your budget allows, spring for a suite.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

booked a junior suite at The Sir Francis Drake hotel in SanFrancisco arriving this last Wednesday May 17th and departing today, Friday May 19th. 1arrived a little early and waited for our Junior Suit. At 2:45 I inquired if there was anything avail yet and the front desk person said they could get me a different suite since ours was...

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David V, General Manager at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Manhattansmommy, Thank you for your review, I appreciate you bringing these issues to my attention. The visit you experienced with us is never something I want any of our guests to endure, and I am so thankful I was able to speak to you this week in an effort to remedy this situation. As I said during or phone call,...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stay at Kimptons if we can so when we booked tickets to SF we checked out the Sir Francis Drake immediately and heard great reviews. The lobby is very neat and the location is great for walking, but I have to say it's probably the least impressed we've been with a Kimpton so far. That's not to say...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old classic Art Deco style property. Don't look to closely at the chipped paint and a few other cosmetic issues. Just smile when one of the 3 Beefeater doormen welcomes you, wonder at the amazing Art Deco foyer and enjoy the hospitality of the staff. You're a few minutes walk to Union Square, Macy's and many other...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sir Francis Drake was so Warm and friendly it felt like home. I will stay here again! The lobby is warm not corporate feeling. Staff available to assist with directions or advice. The doorman Laban and Tom are so friendly and welcoming, the bellman Jamie was welcoming, ready to help with my bags, and always had a nice thing to...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here during our wedding. I would write long paragraphs as to why it was a frustrating experience but here are the bullet points: -We waited for an "upgraded" room for several hours. Everyone else in our party who booked the standard room had a better room than we did. -Mix-up with a surprise gift. Hotel...

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David V, General Manager at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, responded to this review

Oh no heyv, I am so sorry the memories from your visit were tarnished by some service issues. These will be investigated this immediately, and I would love to make this up to you in the future. Please reach me directly if you visit San Francisco in the future so we can do our best to turn this around. Congratulations...

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, housed in a landmark building in the heart of Union Square, is quintessential San Francisco: exciting, romantic, timelessly elegant and unique. The ornately decorated lobby, old-world hospitality, and Tom Sweeney, the hotel's infamous Beefeater doorman, transport you to another time and place. The legendary Starlight Room, the adjacent Scala's Bistro and unmatched hospitality complete the picture to create an unforgettable San Francisco experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Address: 450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504 (Formerly Sir Francis Drake Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: £182 - £362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
Drake Francis Sir
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#17 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#46 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#58 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#75 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“Do not stay here”
Manhattansmommy, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Wifi should be free for Kimpton rewards members.”
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“Avoid 1531 if you don't want to shower in the dark!”
travelfoodiedc, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“I heard the street car at noght from room 720 -- avoid it.”
annenorman, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a non adjoining room on a high floor far from elevators or ice machines. Everything is loud and you can hear it from your room.”
MStra, 12 May 2017 | Read review
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