Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show map
 3 stars
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Verified Reviews:

  • Concierges were brilliant - Carpets are in bad need of replacement - Aveda products are nice
  • Bed was excellent - Room was clean - Food and service was excellent
  • Room was dark and depressing - Free wifi - Location very convenient to bart
  • Location can't be beat, center of union square - Bed was a comfy pillow top - Had aveda products
  • Main areas are very pretty - Close to shopping and great restaurants - Bathroom was so small

Overview

Located moments from Union Square and all city's hustle and bustle, the three-star Sir Francis Drake provides a good base for both, business-oriented people and holiday makers.

Modern and spacious property includes a fitness center, multiple meeting rooms and wireless internet connection.

The hotel includes 416 comfortable rooms, appointed with posh well-stocked bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and yoga accessories. In-room spa service are available on request.

There are a restaurant, a bar and a nightclub, all situated on site to make guests stays more pleasurable.

Powell St. BART Station is situated 300m from the hotel's doorstep.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   417.

Rooms

All rooms are elegantly designed with rich furniture and cutting edge facilities, including wireless internet access, plasma TVs, individual climate controls, private luxurious bathrooms with hair dryers and Eco-sensitive bath amenities and bathrooms, working space, and iHome Alarm clock docking stations.

Dining options

A full American breakfast is served every morning.

Scala's Bistro will treat you to Italian dishes in a warm and elegant environment.

Harry Denton’s Starlight Room is a glamorous place to enjoy a drink after a long day.

Bar Drake offers various cocktails and rinks in a stylish setting, featuring 1920s spirit.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Services

All of 11 meeting rooms available at the hotel are at your disposal to hold any event you need. Up to 350 guests can be conveniently accommodated there.

Business center is appointed with audio/visual equipment and is open for 24 hours.

Free Wi-Fi access is provided in the entire property.

Leisure

The fitness center is open for 24 hours per day and feature two precor treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bike, a flat-screen TV on the wall and many other facilities to make your trainings more efficient and pleasurable.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 59 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.9km
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.5km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.8km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    600 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish)
    10 m
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    20 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.0km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    417

Rooms and availability

All rooms are elegantly designed with rich furniture and cutting edge facilities, including wireless internet access, plasma TVs, individual climate controls, private luxurious bathrooms with hair dryers and Eco-sensitive bath amenities and bathrooms, working space, and iHome Alarm clock docking stations.

Sir Francis Drake Historic RoomSir Francis Drake Historic Room
Historic Room
Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
Size: 45m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Historic room is “original room" whose jewel-box configurations date back to the hotel's original 1928 layout. This cozy accommodation is comfortable for single occupancy.

Room facilities
    Sir Francis Drake Classic RoomSir Francis Drake Classic RoomSir Francis Drake Classic Room
    Classic Room
    Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
    Size: 45m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Our Classic room is located throughout the building and come with a queen, king, double-queen and double-full sized bedding arrangement. Moderately sized, this room is easily comfortable for double occupancy.

    Room facilities
      Sir Francis Drake Deluxe RoomSir Francis Drake Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or Queen Size bed or King Size bed
      Size: 16m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This San Francisco accommodation is located on high floor with breathtaking views of either downtown, Nob Hill, Union Square, or the bay.

      Room facilities
        Sir Francis Drake Grand RoomSir Francis Drake Grand Room
        Grand Room
        Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
        Size: 45m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This spacious room is bright and airy, with additional conversation-seating provided. The room offers views of Nob Hill and Union Square.

        Room facilities
          Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake Suite
          Sir Francis Drake Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed or Double Bed
          Size: 99m2
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Sir Francis Drake Suite is 750 sq. ft, it is located on high floor with breathtaking views of downtown, Nob Hill, and Union Square.

          Room facilities
            Sir Francis Drake Presidential Suite
            Presidential Suite
            Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
            Size: 105m2
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            With 1,125 square feet of space, this suite is among downtown San Francisco's most distinctive accommodations. The suite features a separate bedroom and a vast living area, wet bar, and dining table that seats eight guests.

            Room facilities
              Sir Francis Drake Harry Denton Suite
              Harry Denton Suite
              Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed or Double Bed
              Size: 99m2
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Live like one of our most famous locals: Harry Denton, the king of San Francisco’s legendary night life. This 750 sq. ft. suite is located on the 17th floor with breathtaking views of Nob Hill and Union Square.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Francisco
                  1.9km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • F Market Street Car
                  1.5km
                • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                  1.8km
                Underground stations
                • BART - Powell St. Station
                  600 m
                • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                  600 m
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish)
                  10 m
                • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
                  20 m
                Beaches
                • North Beach
                  1.0km
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  21
                • Number of rooms:
                  417

                Sir Francis Drake Location

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                Union Square, the center of the city's attractions and shops, is located 800m from the hotel.

                American Conservatory Theater with a wide list of plays offered to enjoy, is situated 800m as well.

                San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, displaying contemporary works, is situated within 800m to the hotel.

                Lotta's Fountain, devoted to a famous dancer and singer Lotta Crabtree, is 800m from the venue.

                Alcatraz Island, a home to former Federal prison, is located almost 5km from the venue.

                Popular areas

                • Nob Hill - 400 m

                Places of interest

                • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco - 300 m
                • Fairmont Hotel - 400 m
                • Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - 400 m

                Convention centers

                • Nob Hill Masonic Center - 400 m

                Shopping areas

                • Union square - 100 m
                • Stockton Street - 300 m
                • Jeffrey's Toys - 400 m

                Amusement

                • Ruby Skye - 200 m

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Lotta's Fountain - 400 m

                Museums

                • San Francisco Performances Inc - 100 m
                • Folk Art Intl Foundation - 200 m
                • California Assembly of Local - 200 m
                • Jewish Museum San Francisco - 200 m
                • Non Profit Finance Fund - 300 m
                • Silent Film Festival - 400 m
                • California Poets in the School - 400 m

                Halls

                • P S 449 Performance Studios - 100 m
                • Renaissance Ballroom - 400 m

                Universities, Institutes

                • Jean Shelton Acting School - 100 m
                • Great Western University - 100 m
                • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - 300 m
                • Fashion Institute of Design - 300 m
                • University of Judaism - 400 m
                • Cal Dream Svc - 400 m
                • Brandon College - 400 m
                • Accent Study Abroad - 400 m

                Theaters

                • Curran Theatre - 200 m
                • Geary Theatre - 200 m
                • American Conservatory Theater - 300 m

                Local Attractions

                • Coit Tower - 1.6km
                  1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
                • San Francisco Opera - 1.6km
                  San Francisco, CA
                • SoMa (South of Market Street) - 1.6km
                  Bounded by Market, First and Townsend Sts., San Francisco
                • Haas - Lilienthal House - 1.5km
                  2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
                • San Francisco Ballet - 1.6km
                  401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

                Near the hotelNear the hotel

                • Old Cathedral of St. Mary - 480 m
                  660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
                • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 510 m
                  330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
                • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 550 m
                  736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
                • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 610 m
                  101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
                • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 510 m
                  51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
                • Grace Cathedral - 530 m
                  1100 California Street, San Francisco
                • California Historical Society - 590 m
                  678 Mission Street, San Francisco

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Sears Fine Foods - 10 m

                  Address: 439 Powell St
                  Phone: (415) 986-1160

                  66% likes this, based on 1058 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish

                • Lori's Diner - 60 m

                  Address: 500 Sutter St
                  Phone: (415) 981-1950

                  76% likes this, based on 897 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
                  Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

                • Luques Restaurant & Bar - 20 m

                  Address: 433 Powell St
                  Phone: (415) 248-2475

                  83% likes this, based on 84 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Californian
                  Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 16

                • Scala's Bistro - 20 m

                  Address: 432 Powell St
                  Phone: 415-395-8555

                  75% likes this, based on 668 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Italian, French, Pizza, Bistro
                  Price Range: GBP 10 - GBP 24

                • The Starlight Room - 10 m

                  Address: 450 Powell St.
                  Phone: 415-395-8595

                  68% likes this, based on 127 reviews
                  Cuisine: Contemporary
                  Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 22

                Getting there.

                Oakland International Airport is located 18km from the property.

                Take Hwy 80 West to San Francisco. From the left lane on the Bay Bridge take the 5th Street exit. Turn RIGHT onto 5th street and continue to Market street. Cross Market (5th will become Cyril Magnin Blvd.). Continue two blocks to O'Farrell Street, turn RIGHT onto O'Farrell. Turn LEFT onto Powell. Sir Francis Drake Hotel is on the corner of Powell and Sutter Streets, in Union Square.



                Getting around.

                Train Station Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station is located 1.7km from the venue.

                F Market Street Car is nearly 2km from the hotel.

                BART Powell St. Station is only 300m away.

                The bus stop is situated within a few minutes from the property.

                Private parking is offered at a reasonable price.

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  21
                • Number of rooms:
                  417
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                Sir Francis Drake Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sir Francis Drake

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  5.4

                  The location of the hotel is perfect for San Francisco visits. The rooftop bar Starlight Room provides a perfect view over the city during nighttime. The room was clean.

                  The rooftop Bar Starlight room was closed during the weeking due to private parties so we could not have a drink at night. The room is rather small and the walls are very thin. The receptionist could not find the Booked.net reservation and did not want to check us in although we could show the booking confirmation. This problem could finally be solved but was a sign of lack of organization to us.

                • Older travelers
                  7.8

                  The location of the hotel was excellent, so close to Union Square. Quiet rooms, great service and ambience. Free internet was great.

                • Older travelers
                  6.6

                  The location was excellent for our purpose of sightseeing and shopping. Adjacent restaurants were good. Cable car at front door.

                  Room did not have a phone book, pen or piece of paper. Rooms very small.

                • Family with children
                  4.2

                  Customer service replied questions not fast enough (took 7 days to have response), even unable find our reservation at first. Website "contact us" seemed useless for an international guest. Room too small (we switched another hotel after first night).

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  The room was nice, the location was great.

                  Yes. We left after one night because of an additional $200/nt "incidentals fee" that was added to the rate we received through bookings.com.

                • Group of friends
                  4.6

                  centrally located

                  6mm of dust in the ventilators - disgusting. Rooms run-down, for 40 years no refurnishing, just worn out. Rooms are so small it is ridiculous, especially compared to the price they charge you. Everything is just old and worn out. No ventilation in the toilet-bath. The windows are not closing properly, cold air is coming through. Completely unsuitable for families with children. Take the Marriott just around the corner - same price, fair quality.

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  I enjoyed the room. It was a comfortable bed and nicely decorated room.The lobby bar was very convenient and tasteful.

                  The bathroom was very small.

                • Older travelers
                  7.8

                  The hotel's location, the lobby bar and the restaurant by the main entry.

                  Our room's decor age and size.

                • Couple
                  6.2

                  The location of the Sir Francis Drake is unbeatable, with a cable car stop literally outside the door, and Union Square just down the hill less than half a block away. Also there is a starbucks next door and Walgrens across the road. The decor in the rooms is luxe and our bed was huge and very comfortable. Loved the free wi fi for guests.

                  We thought the bathroom was tiny - we could only be in there one at a time and could have sat on the loo and brushed our teeth in the basin at the same time! There was no kettle or any facilities for making a hot drink, nor a fridge for keeping anything cold.

                • Older travelers
                  7.0

                  Location, right on the cable car route. Easy walking distance to everything.

                  Our reservation, made on Booked.net was not found when we arrived. The rooms are very small. The bathroom is really the size of a water closet with no place to set shaving kits. Do not plan on eating in your room, especially if there are two in the room. This was considered a deluxe queen size room.

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  I wanted to surprise my husband as a birthday present. It worked. Also the room was ready before 15.00 so we could check in and then go see the city. The Hotel is located close to Union Square and the tour buses, the cable cars run past it. It is beautiful and even though we were not big buck customers we were handled with kindness and respect. We had a great time.

                • Single
                  7.8

                  As a person who always asks for in-room dining service, I was very pleased with the prompt service and the quality of food. They were served hot and fresh and arrived within 15 minutes. I think I never had such good food served in a hotel room from all these years of traveling both on business and pleasure. It makes a world of difference for a female solo-traveller, who may not wish to dine out alone all the time.

                  The WiFi connection was not sufficient. I was on a vacation and I did get it for free, but if I were to pay $10 per day for that weak signal while traveling on business, I'd be very annoyed.

                • Older travelers
                  8.2

                  All services are extra charge/parking/internet connection

                • Single
                  8.2

                  My stay was only for one night. I enjoyed the location, it was close to every thing I wanted to see and people I wanted to meet up with.

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  very centrally located to the area of SF that I like to be in.

                  Bathrooms are pathetically small.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Francisco
                  1.9km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • F Market Street Car
                  1.5km
                • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                  1.8km
                Underground stations
                • BART - Powell St. Station
                  600 m
                • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                  600 m
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish)
                  10 m
                • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
                  20 m
                Beaches
                • North Beach
                  1.0km
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  21
                • Number of rooms:
                  417