The Reigning Boutique Hotel Near SFO

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
1-415-392-7755

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Talk about the perfect location, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is enviably situated at the doorstep of Union Square, steps from the shops and sights surrounding one of San Francisco's top attractions. But our central location also means you’re within easy access of so much more. Consistently ranked as one of the world's best walking cities, we'd have to recommend you see as much of San Francisco as possible on foot, but we're also just a quick taxi, Metro or cable car ride to other popular venues such as The Embarcadero, SOMA (South of Market), the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center. Wherever your San Francisco travels take you, you’ll always be welcomed back in style by our red-suited Beefeater doorman at our iconic boutique hotel.

Walking Distance from the Sir Francis Drake Hotel

  • Union Square (1 block)
  • American Conservatory Theater (0.5 miles)
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (0.5 miles)
  • TransAmerica Pyramid (0.5 miles)
  • St. Mary Square (0.5 miles)
  • Lotta's Fountain (0.5 miles)
  • Old St. Mary's Cathedral (0.5 miles)
  • Grace Cathedral (0.5 miles)

Distances to the Sir Francis Drake hotel by Cab or Car

  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (1 mile)
  • Coit Tower (1 mile)
  • Lombard Street (1.5 miles)
  • AT&T Park (1.5 miles)
  • Pier 39 (1.5 miles)
  • Alcatraz Island (3 miles)
  • Golden Gate Bridge (4.5 miles)

Directions to the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco from the north (Marin & Wine Country)

  • Take Hwy 101 South to San Francisco
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take the Lombard Street exit
  • Take Lombard Street (Hwy 101) to Van Ness Avenue
  • Turn RIGHT on Van Ness Avenue
  • From Van Ness, turn LEFT onto O'Farrell Street
  • Turn LEFT onto Powell
  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel is on the corner of Powell and Sutter Streets, in Union Square, San Francisco

Direction to the Sir Francis Drake San Francisco hotel from the east (East Bay and Oakland International Airport)

  • Take Hwy 80 West to San Francisco
  • From the left lane on the Bay Bridge take the 5th Street exit
  • Turn RIGHT onto 5th street and continue to Market street
  • Cross Market (5th will become Cyril Magnin Blvd.)
  • Continue 2 blocks to O'Farrell Street, turn RIGHT onto O'Farrell
  • Turn LEFT onto Powell
  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel is on the corner of Powell and Sutter Streets, in Union Square, San Francisco

Directions to the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco from the south (Peninsula, including SFO Airport)

  • Take 101 North to San Francisco toward the Bay Bridge
  • Take the 4th Street exit (last San Francisco exit)
  • 4th Street becomes Bryant; continue on Bryant to 3rd Street
  • Turn LEFT onto 3rd and continue 41/2 blocks, crossing Market Street
  • Turn LEFT onto Geary and continue to Powell
  • Turn RIGHT onto Powell
  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel is on the corner of Powell and Sutter Streets, in Union Square, San Francisco

Parking Information at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel

  • Valet Parking is available at the hotel for $59 plus tax per night and oversized vehicles are $64 plus tax per night.