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

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid 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

Sir Francis Drake is a 21-story hotel in a tourist area of San Francisco at a close proximity to Lombard Street, Union Street and Chinatown offering non-smoking rooms with a breathtaking view over the street. With accents of traditional architecture, the hotel was built in 1928 and renovated in 2011.

It is set 2 km from the center of San Francisco renowned for Moscone Center, Moscone Convention Center and Cable Car Museum. Thanks to a subway station nearby, the grand hotel is well connected with other parts of San Francisco.

The hotel offers incredible location close to hills.

Cal4th & King Street train station is a 20-minute walk away. The property is 20 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

Sir Francis Drake Hotel provides 416 guestrooms appointed with IDD telephone, cable TV with on-demand movies, iHome, central heating and free Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in San Francisco. Many guestrooms offer views of Nob Hill and San Francisco Bay. Offering an exquisite interior, the rooms are fitted with chic furnishings and a fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the bar. The restaurant menu features Italian dishes. Refreshing drinks, pastries and sandwiches are available at the café bar. The diner Sears Fine Foods is within easy reach of the property.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Sir Francis Drake Hotel caters to the needs of guests providing a luggage storage, parking and allergy-free rooms as well as a copier, laptops and a meeting room.

Relax

The hotel provides video games, babysitting and cribs for families with children. Bicycles, a gym and yoga classes are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at USD 12.99 per day.

Guest Parking

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

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   416.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • 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
  • Carte blanche

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
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • 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
  • Game console
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • 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
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathtub shower combination

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Voice mail
  • International calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

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
    1.9 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.5 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    600 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
    10 m
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    20 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416

Rooms and availability

Sir Francis Drake photos Room Historic Room
Historic Room
Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 45 m²
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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 photos Room Classic Room
    Classic Room
    Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
    Size: 45 m²
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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 photos Room Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed or Double beds
      Size: 16 m²
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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 photos Room Grand Room
        Grand Room
        Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
        Size: 45 m²
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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 photos Room Sir Francis Drake Suite
          Sir Francis Drake Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
          Size: 99 m²
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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 photos Room Presidential Suite
            Presidential Suite
            Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
            Size: 105 m²
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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 photos Room Harry Denton Suite
              Harry Denton Suite
              Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
              Size: 99 m²
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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
                  1.9 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • F Market Street Car
                  1.5 km
                • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                  1.8 km
                Underground stations
                • BART - Powell St. Station
                  600 m
                • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                  600 m
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
                  10 m
                • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
                  20 m
                Beaches
                • North Beach
                  1.0 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  21
                • Number of rooms:
                  416

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Popular areas

                • Nob Hill - 400 m

                Places of interest

                • Xanadu Gallery - 200 m
                • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco - 300 m
                • Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - 400 m

                Convention centers

                Shopping areas

                • Stockton Street - 300 m
                • Jeffrey's Toys - 400 m

                Amusement

                • Ruby Skye - 200 m

                Monuments and Landmarks

                Museums

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

                Halls

                • P S 449 Performance Studios - 100 m

                Universities, Institutes

                • Great Western University - 100 m
                • Jean Shelton Acting School - 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

                Theaters

                Business areas

                • Union square - 100 m

                Local attractions

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

                Near 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, Swedish

                • Lori's Diner - 60 m

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

                  76% likes this, based on 897 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 27

                • 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: CAD 4 - CAD 29

                • Scala's Bistro - 20 m

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

                  75% likes this, based on 668 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Italian, French
                  Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 43

                • The Starlight Room - 10 m

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

                  68% likes this, based on 127 reviews
                  Cuisine: Contemporary
                  Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 40

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  21
                • Number of rooms:
                  416
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                Sir Francis Drake Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                7.0out of 10
                Very good
                Based on 240 reviews

                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
                  1.9 km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • F Market Street Car
                  1.5 km
                • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                  1.8 km
                Underground stations
                • BART - Powell St. Station
                  600 m
                • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                  600 m
                • Bus stop
                  100 m
                Restaurants
                • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
                  10 m
                • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
                  20 m
                Beaches
                • North Beach
                  1.0 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  21
                • Number of rooms:
                  416