Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

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Location. Built in 1928, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., is one of the city's most revered properties. Positioned on Union Square, this downtown hotel is located within one-half block of many fashionable shopping boutiques, nightclubs and entertainment venues. The business district and Moscone Convention Center are within one-half mile. Chinatown is five blocks away and the Opera House is one mile from this hotel.
Hotel Features. Doormen in full Beefeater regalia offer assistance at this landmark hotel, home to the famous Harry Denton's Starlight Room, a 1930s style nightclub featuring dancing, live entertainment and a 180-degree view of downtown San Francisco. Renovated in 2007, the hotel features Grand chandeliers and pallets of gold, purple and red that welcome guests into the lobby area, complete with plush seating and paintings of Sir Francis Drake. Seared salmon fillets, paper-thin carpaccios and boeuf bourguignons are showcased at Scala's Bistro. The property also features a renovated Starbucks. A winding marble staircase leads to the mezzanine lounge, which overlooks Union Square and the cable cars below. The hotel hosts conference rooms, a business center with three high-speed Internet computer workstations and complimentary wireless Internet access. A fitness room boasts cardiovascular equipment.

Guestrooms. Accommodations at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel are embellished in neo-classic décor, antique reproduction furniture and bold interior fabrics. Windows frame downtown views and bathrooms contain eco-friendly Aveda toiletries and bathrobes. Rooms offer satellite television and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests' pets receive welcome kits that includes toys, treats and loaned dog beds.

Expert Tip. Cable cars provide cost-effective transportation in San Francisco to popular destinations such as Fisherman's Wharf. The cable cars stop directly in front of this hotel.
Renovation Notice:
The hotel's fitness room is under construction. The estimated completion date is December 2008. This date is subject to change. During the renovation period, the hotel offers discount passes to a nearby fitness center.


Room Types:

Deluxe Queen Room:   One queen bed. Approximately 150 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. DVD Player. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Deluxe Room:   One king bed, one queen bed, or two double beds (depending on availability at check-in). Approximately 150 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. DVD Player. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. <p> Room type and quality depend on availability at time of check-in.

Deluxe King Room:   One king bed. Approximately 150 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. DVD Player. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Queen Petite:   One queen bed. 120 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. DVD Player. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Executive King:   One king bed. Sofa bed. 409-440 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Desk. Complimentary wireless Internet access. DVD player. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Towers-Level King:   One king bed. Limited view of city. May have limited view of Union Square. Located on the Towers level (floors 16-20). 143-207 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Plasma TV. DVD Player. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Deluxe Queen/Queen:   Two queen beds. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. DVD player. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Nonsmoking.

Deluxe Double/Double:   Two double beds. Approximately 150 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. DVD Player. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Executive Queen/Queen:   Two queen beds. 409-440 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Desk. Complimentary wireless Internet access. DVD player. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Towers-Level Queen:   One queen bed. Limited view of city. May have limited view of Union Square. Located on the Towers level (floors 16-20). 143-207 square feet. Edwardian-style décor incorporating lithograph prints, striped wallpaper, and antique-style furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Plasma TV. DVD Player. Satellite TV. Complimentary HBO. Pay movies, video games, and music. Complimentary daily newspaper. Voice mail. Minibar. Aveda bath products. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board.

Driving Directions:
From San Francisco International Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 14 miles.

Exit the airport and take US-101 N toward San Francisco.
Bear right onto I-80 toward the Bay Bridge.
Take the 4th Street exit.
Bear left onto Bryant Street and proceed one block.
Turn left onto 3rd Street. Proceed five blocks and cross Market Street.
When 3rd Street crosses Market Street, it becomes Kearney Street.
Turn left onto Geary Street.
Proceed three blocks.
Turn right onto Powell Street.
The hotel is located on the right.

From Metropolitan Oakland International Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 18 miles.

Exit the aiport on Hegenberger Road.
Take I-880 N toward Oakland.
Take I-80 W/San Francisco/Bay Bridge across the Bay Bridge.
Take the 5th Street exit on the left side of the Interstate.
Turn right onto 5th Street.
5th Street crosses Market Street and becomes Cyril Magnin Street.
Turn right onto O'Farrell Street.
Turn left onto Powell Street.
The hotel is located on the right.
  • Children Stay Free - 17 Years and Under Ballroom(s)
  • Concierge desk Dry cleaning service
  • Medical assistance available Nightclub
  • Bar/lounge Event catering
  • Security guard Room service (limited hours)
  • Conference room(s) Coffee shop or cafe
  • Restaurant(s) Safe-deposit box - At Front Desk
  • Breakfast services - Fees Apply Internet public area - wireless - Complimentary
  • Luggage storage Wheelchair accessible
  • Business center Laundry service
  • Pets allowed - Pet Waiver Applies Parking (valet) - $45/Day $48 SUVs/Day

Room Amenities: , , &bull; Housekeeping (daily)&nbsp;&bull; Cable/satellite TV&nbsp;&bull; Smoking rooms&nbsp;&bull; Pay movies&nbsp;&bull; Climate control&nbsp;&bull; Video-game console&nbsp;&bull; Rollaway beds&nbsp;&bull; Cribs (infant beds) available&nbsp;&bull; Extra towels/bedding in room&nbsp;&bull; Designer toiletries&nbsp;&bull; Internet access - complimentar&nbsp;&bull; Electronic check-out&nbsp;&bull; Multi-line phone&nbsp;&bull; Premium TV channel(s)&nbsp;&bull; Blackout drapes/curtains&nbsp;&bull; Shower/tub combination&nbsp;&bull; Electronic/magnetic keys&nbsp;&bull; Turndown service (on request)&nbsp;&bull; Child care (in room, surcharge&nbsp;&bull; Direct-dial phone&nbsp;

Union Square: 0.5 block | Market Street: 3 blocks | Yerba Buena Gardens: 5 blocks | Moscone Convention Center: 0.5 block | Financial District: 0.5 mile | Chinatown: 0.5 mile | AT&amp;T Park: 1.0 mile | Historic Ferry Building: 1.0 mile | Embarcadero: 1.0 mile | North Beach: 1.0 mile | Opera House: 1.0 mile | Fisherman's Wharf: 1.5 miles | Union Street Shops: 2.0 miles | Alamo Square Historic Houses: 2.0 miles | Castro District: 3.0 miles | Twin Peaks: 3.5 miles | Golden Gate Bridge: 5.0 miles | Ocean Beaches: 6.0 miles

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