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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I Stayed for four days this week. I’ve never been in a Kimpton like this before in my life. I associate Kimpton with service updated rooms and a hip atmosphere. This hotel is the exact opposite. My room had virtually no amenities. I wish I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an old hotel located just a block from Union Square. Is has been well maintained but that cannot help the fact that older hotels have small rooms and small bathrooms. We had a room facing Powell Street so you have to contend with...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a week at the SIr Francis Drake. Hotel lobby was very nice but to drafty to spend much time in. The rooms were small and the bathroom even smaller. Expected size for a historic hotel but still tight for modern living. Location can’t be...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Grand hotel in a great location. We stayed on the 17th floor. The bathroom was a little small but it was a nice room. The service was awesome. They have one of the friendliest hotel staffs I have even encountered. We had to leave a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful classic San Francisco hotel. The lobby of the hotel looks amazing and I love the happy hour up in the second floor hallway. The hotel is also just located a block from union square in the middle of everything. The only...More

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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
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US$196 - US$457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#18 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#49 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$196 - US$457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#18 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#58 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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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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xsmx17x
24 January 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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xsmx17x
24 January 2018|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I would agree to take BART from SFO. Like Geotech52 says, it's an easy walk. The airport is on the same (yellow) line as the Powell St. Station. If I had a lot of luggage or it was raining, I'd take a ride share or taxi... More
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Maria C
7 January 2018|
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Response from fas372 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's pet friendly. Other Kimptons I've stayed at have been very pet friendly.
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"Better views higher - but really, the views aren't great."
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"The rooms are small, but not tiny. Go high to avoid street noise"
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"20th floor was great although I did hear of others complaining about noise above. Maybe they were directly..."
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"Find one at a different hotel."
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