Sir Francis Drake

Iconic Union Square hotel

Considered one of the most historic hotels in San Francisco, the Sir Francis Drake is a grand character hotel with a winning location moments from Union Square. Soak up the wonderfully lavish interiors and immerse yourself in top-level facilities including the Mediterranean-inspired Scala’s Bistro and a convenient fitness centre. Located in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most thriving tourist areas, this hotel is perfect for a luxurious boutique city break.

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Tripadvisor rating 26 Reviews
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Hotel highlights

  • Enjoy cuisine at the popular Scala’s Bistro
  • Moments from Union Square and close to other attractions
  • Spectacular city views from the Starlight Room
  • Historic building dating from 1928
  • Complimentary hosted evening Wine Hour

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 416 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

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Sir Francis Drake

26 Reviews 70% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 9
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 5
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

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Nov 29, 2019

Great Stay!

My husband and I went for our anniversary and had an amazing time at this historic hotel. Staff was great, and the room was very clean. The Christmas decor was beautiful. We will for sure be back again!
Nov 27, 2019

Not a 4 Star

Vancouver, Canada

Anticipated more for a 4 star rating. Lobby and service gives a very good first impression, but once you see the room it falls below a 4 star in my view. The smallest bathroom I have ever seen in a hotel! A/C did not work. Windows very thin. Heard everything on the street below from our 7th floor room.
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