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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room was very small, tiny compared to other hotels in major cities. The lifts need updating, we had to wait around 5 minutes sometimes more for the lift. The location isn’t perfect and a 2 minute walk from Union Square. Would probably stay elsewhere if...More

Thank xsmx17x
Response from David V, General Manager at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, xsmx17x. Please let us know when you will be back to Union Square. We are one of the most iconic buildings in the city and as we preserve the living history of this place, we are modernizing our guest elevator system. Also, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with a large group for a few days and a business meetings. We really enjoyed the location of the hotel. The hotel is full of charm and the rooms are delightfully decorated mine was so comfortable. From the check-in staff to check-out...More

Thank Neil O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for work in June and loved it!!! Super friendly staff, comfortable rooms and nice quirky amenities and signs throughout the hotel. Love the free coffee & tea in the morning, I made good use of this!

Thank JS_LondonLondon
Response from David V, General Manager at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, JS_LondonLondon! We love you too! Please come back and visit us again the next time you're in San Francisco!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This boutique hotel was centrally located to everything one wants when visiting San Fran! One block from union square and tons of eateries! We were greeted curb side and able to check in quickly. One challenge is the elevators are super super slow!!! No mater...More

Thank Jazna5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very recently had the displeasure of staying at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Being a Kimpton member ( we stay in Kimpton's often) we thought this would be good. ( we love all the Kimpton is NYC) The hotel itself is...More

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Response from David V, General Manager at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Joseph. Thank you for your loyalty to Kimpton Hotels. We have shared your feedback with our Guest Services and Facilities teams to call attention to some of the demerits you mentioned. We will continue to work with our Reservations and Front Desk agents to...More

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Restaurant
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
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US$194 - US$537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#18 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#53 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#58 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$194 - US$537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#18 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#53 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#58 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nearby
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
...More
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May 8, 2018|
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You will be safe, and there will be many people on the street and in the station.
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April 7, 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
I’ve spent nearly 50 nights in this hotel over the last couple of years. I’d say 75% of the windows don’t open, only a few do.
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xsmx17x
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Them2fromLancashire | Reviewed this property |
We would also recommend a taxi. Very easy to jump in one at the airport and will cost a reasonable $40. You could use the Bart which will drop you right in Union Square and the hotel is then a simple 2 minute walk. I'd use a... More
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