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Located at Union Square in San Francisco, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. A subway and the Powell Street cable car are steps from this eco-friendly hotel.

This historic hotel provides classic rooms with unique art work. They offer a flat-screen cable TV, an iPod docking station, a yoga channel and free yoga accessories.

Guests can take advantage of the complimentary use of bicycles during their stay, as well as the same-day laundry and dry cleaning service at this pet-friendly hotel.

Guests can enjoy on-site dining at Scala’s Bistro. There is a hosted wine hour from 17:00-18:00 every day, offers complimentary coffee and tea every morning, and a themed Sunday brunch.

Union Square Park is less than 1 block from the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The Cable Car Museum, Chinatown and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are also within walking distance.

This is our guests' favorite part of San Francisco, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Sir Francis Drake Hotel has been welcoming guests since Apr 20, 2009

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Located in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

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Private parking available

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  • can I have a private party here for 10 people? How much will it cost

    We would love to host your private party! Give us a call so that we can arrange the proper setting for your party whether that is in our Presidential Suite, in Scala's restaurant or one of our banquet room.

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  • Does this room have a city view?

    Our Deluxe 2 Queen Beds, noted as city view, guarantee a wonderful view of San Francisco. Our Classic Queen rooms are generally on lower floors and are do not guarantee a city view.

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  • Pets

    At every Kimpton boutique hotel, we invite you to bring your furry, feathery or scaly family member — no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in.

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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Multiple
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Multiple
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Pacific Ocean
    6 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Crissy Field East Beach
    2.5 miles
  • Crissy Field Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Marshall Beach
    4 miles
  • Baker Beach
    4 miles
  • China Beach
    4.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Oakland International Airport
    11.3 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    12 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    39.4 miles
How to get to Sir Francis Drake Hotel from San Francisco International Airport
    Public shuttle
    Parking available
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Scala's Bistro

    Food: Italian, Local

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Amenities of Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 62 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Pet bowls
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Sir Francis Drake Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.


When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Sir Francis Drake Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

A facility fee will apply per room per night.

The fee includes:
- A USD 10.00 credit in our restaurant, Scala’s.
- Complimentary WiFi
- Local calls
- Tea/coffee service in the lobby
- In-room yoga mats
- Use of bicycles
- Use of business center
- Newspapers
- Use of fitness center
- A 10% to 20% off discount in our retail stores, Uomo’s clothing and Orogold cosmetics and skin care.

Kimpton Hotels considers 10 or more rooms a group. Kimpton Hotels reserves the right to cancel 10 or more rooms booked online. Please contact the hotel directly if you are booking 10 or more rooms.

The property does not offer a private shuttle service. It does offer public shuttle services.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Sir Francis Drake Hotel

  • Guests staying at Sir Francis Drake Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Sir Francis Drake Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Fitness

  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel is 650 feet from the center of San Francisco.

  • The prices at Sir Francis Drake Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sir Francis Drake Hotel by:

    • Taxi 30min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 35min

  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Scala's Bistro

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Sir Francis Drake Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Parking garage