While the sky-high ceilings and ornate staircases evoke opulence and sophistication, the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake is anything but stuffy or old fashioned. Along with the dramatic gilded flourishes and old-world elegance, the lobby bar buzzes with a party atmosphere, creative Italian cuisine is served up at Scala’s Bistro, and there is the sincere service that’s synonymous with a Kimpton stay. When the sun sets, head up to the retro-chic Starlight Room for signature cocktails and stunning 360-degree skyline views (or stop by on Sunday morning for a drag brunch that’s quintessentially San Francisco). In your cozy urban launching pad, you’ll find modern comfort with a classic twist, brimming with Kimpton-style amenities. Kick up your heels and take in the striking views as you rest up for another action-packed day — the hotel is located right in the Union Square city center, so it’s easy to make the most of your San Francisco adventure.