Iconic hotel off San Francisco's Union Square

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California


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San Francisco

San Francisco

Classic guestroom with one queen or king bed

Classic guestroom with two queen beds

San Francisco

A one-of-a-kind gem known for its Beefeater doormen, with a waived amenity fee

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Up to -38% hotel website price ?
Classic guestrooms with one queen bed measure between 150 and 190 square feet and feature a hot tub-shower combination.

This offer also includes complimentary Wi-Fi.

Valet parking is available for $62 per car, per night, or $72 per oversized vehicle, per night, payable directly to the hotel.

This offer is available for stays between March 2019 and January 2020 and is based on two adults only.

This hotel is pet-friendly. Pets are welcome, and no fee applies; please contact the hotel directly prior to your arrival to arrange.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 38% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On April 25, 2019, two people may book a one-night stay in a Classic guestroom with one queen bed (inclusions as noted above) and will pay $200 (excluding taxes) per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of $320 (excluding taxes) per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 38%.

Prices and availability were checked on February 7, 2019.

Unless specified below, the offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not permitted.

A historic hotel with plenty of San Francisco charm, hosting a weekly drag brunch and a nightly social hour


Rooms balance classically elegant lines and colors with splashes of contemporary décor. Spa services are available for a fee, and yoga mats are provided to help you unwind. Bathroom renovations were completed January 2019, as was modernization of the hotel's elevators.


- Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
- Atelier Bloem eco-friendly bath products
- Tub or stand-alone shower
- Flat-panel 40-in. LCD HDTV
- iHome alarm-clock docking station
- Ergonomic desk chair
- Desk with ample work space
- Full-length mirror
- Safe


The signature eatery is Scala’s Bistro, where rustic Italian favorites, like plates of butternut-squash gnocchi and pizzetta margherita, are served. It’s open for three meals a day, plus brunch on weekends.

An alternative Sunday spot is the historic Starlight Room, formerly a gathering place for the leading stage and screen stars of 1930s and 40s, and today the host of the hotel’s weekly drag brunch. Tickets are required to attend the 11:30am brunch sitting at the lounge, which can be purchased in advance here.

For cravings of the beverage persuasion, there's Bar Drake, a swanky spot serving up classic cocktails. For all other meals, just step outside – the hotel's central location means you'll have no shortage of lovely restaurants and cafés within walking distance.


You'll be staying just around the corner from Union Square, the commercial heart of San Francisco, walking distance from plenty of lovely restaurants and cafés. This is also a great place to shop, thanks to the many department stores, and the area also offers the mansions of Nob Hill, the boutiques of Maiden Lane and close proximity to Chinatown.

Want to migrate to the Mission, spend a day in Golden Gate Park or otherwise head to a different part of the city? The plaza is a transportation hub, so it won’t be any trouble. And if you’d rather pop by and say hi to the sea lions of Fisherman’s Wharf, simply hop on the historical cable car.
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California 94102

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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  • Sipping coffee and tea in the morning, then wine at the nightly hosted social hour
  • Attending dinner at the Italian eatery and Sunday drag brunch in the lounge
  • Learning about the building’s star-studded early days, when Hollywood royals flocked here
  • Enjoying a waived amenity fee – an exclusive perk just for SE guests

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm) or to make a flight only booking call 0343 227 0007.

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