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Hotel Overview

Updated regal icon reigns over downtown

San Francisco hotels - Sir Francis Drake Hotel

  • This historic hotel, which opened in 1928 and was renovated in 1999, is a half-block from Union Square and right on the cable car line.
  • The hotel offers views from most of its 417 guestrooms, with their distinctive green-striped walls and star-print carpets.
  • Dressed in full beefeater regalia, the porter ushers guests into an era when San Francisco was the toast of the coast.


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450 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Propery amenities

Valet parking: $26-35 per night.
Underground/covered/secured parking. Self parking is on your own - garage or street parking.
Note: Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without prior notification.

  • Use of nearby fitness center  
  • 24-hour front desk  
  • Fax machine  
  • Multilingual staff  
  • Rollaway beds  
  • Cribs available  
  • Business center  
  • Porter/bellhop  
  • Express check-in/check-out  
  • Turndown service  
  • Security guard  
  • Banquet facilities  
  • Limo or Town Car service available  
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel  
  • Room service (limited hours)  
  • Wheelchair accessible  
  • Parking (valet)  
  • Shopping on site  
  • Conference room(s)  
  • Audio-visual equipment  
  • Photocopy machines  
  • Wake-up calls  
  • Business services  
  • Air-conditioned public areas  
  • Parking (surcharge)  
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)  
  • Nightclub  
  • Parking nearby  
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk  
  • Number of rooms: 417  
  • Dry cleaning service  
  • Doorman/doorwoman  
  • Bar/lounge  
  • Concierge services  
  • Catering
  • Policies

    There is a fee for valet parking with in- and-out privileges.
    There are no room charges for children 17 and younger occupying the same room as their parents.
    Rollaways and cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
    Upon check-in, photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required for incidental charges. For cash-paying customers, a photo ID and a daily cash payment is required for incidentals.
    All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.

    • Check-in time is 3 PM
    • Check-out time is Noon
    • Pets not allowed


    San Francisco hotels - Sir Francis Drake Hotel

    Caffe Espresso No. 462 - This friendly European-style café with outdoor seating offers breakfast and lunch, with specialties ranging from breads and pastries made on site to rotisserie chicken.

    Scala's Bistro - This Mediterranean bistro is a lively hotspot, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails—with an emphasis on dinner and cocktails. Local food experts have anointed several signature dishes here, among them a shellfish, fennel, and green bean twist on the traditional meat-and-fish combo, and the Boston cream pie.

    Harry Denton's Starlight Room - A swank and glamorous tribute to the rooftop rooms of old, the Starlight Room offers dancing to live music, a light-fare menu, a chic crowd, and superb views.


    This hotel offers 417 guestrooms on 21 floors. Broadly striped wallpaper and draperies in lime green- and-fuschia; antique-style furniture.

    Room amenities

  • Video-game console  
  • Cable/satellite TV  
  • Pay movies/movie rental  
  • Fax machine  
  • Clock radio  
  • AM/FM radio  
  • Private bathroom  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Hair dryer  
  • Iron/ironing board  
  • Desk  
  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Smoking rooms  
  • Wheelchair accessible  
  • Minibar  
  • Housekeeping  
  • Telephone  
  • Internet access - dial-up  
  • Climate control  
  • Complimentary newspaper (M-F)  
  • Premium bedding  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Voice mail  
  • CD player  
  • Cassette player  
  • Air conditioning
  • Classic Sleeps Two
    One king or queen bed. 150–200 square feet. Lower hotel floors. Computer/fax data port. Mini-refrigerator. Video game console; free movie channels.

    Classic Sleeps Four
    Two double beds. 150–200 square feet. Lower hotel floors. Computer/fax data port. Mini-refrigerator. Video game console; free movie channels.

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