As apart of our honeymoon in America, Rach and I visited San Francisco for 3 nights. When booking the hotels the travel agents recommended the Sir Francis Drake, we had a look online and it looked great so went with their recommendation.
The Sir Francis Drake hotel is apart of the Kimpton group who have a variety of hotels, all of which look very good. The location of Sir Francis Drake is actually pretty good, located in Union Square near lower nob hill.
The trams go straight past the hotel and it’s only a couple of miles away from the popular tourist destination, Fisherman’s Wharf. If you need a taxi anywhere the staff are more than happy to arrange one for you.
The Sir Francis Drake Hotel was built in the 1920’s and you can see from the decor that they are trying to keep this style, although at the same time making the hotel feel modern with things such as free in-room wifi. Welcomed by a man dressed as a beefeater, you enter the large lobby. The italian marble and glittering chandeliers really gives this hotel some great character.
We arrived at the hotel and to be honest we were a little jet lagged but at the same time exciting to see what San Francisco had to offer. The checkin was quick and simple, the person that served us was very friendly and as it was our honeymoon gave us a little upgrade on the room.
The room that we stayed in was a decent size, with a massive bed, cabinets and a TV. The bathroom was to the side which again was an okay size and everything looked nice and clean. We were fairly high up so we managed to get a really nice view of the city from our room, there was a little street noise but that’s to be expected with an old building. The noise however didn’t keep us awake at night.
In the lobby of the Sir Francis Drake there is a large bar with some nice seating, we had a few cocktails here which were all very nice and the staff were very friendly. We didn’t see it unfortunately but at the top of the hotel is the Starlight room which serves cocktails whilst being able to see the sky-line of San Francisco…maybe next time we come we can check it out!
The hotel do offer a valet service but we were not driving at the time so didn’t need this, this service comes at a cost of roughly £38 a night, which might seem steep but compared to some places I don’t think this is too bad.
The hotel does also have a restaurant that serves italian food, we cannot really comment on this though as we did eat out. We did however experience the breakfast here and it was excellent, there is plenty of choice and all of it tastes fresh. Food wise, there really is something for everyone and I think it would be hard to find something not to like about it.
I do think if I was to come to San Francisco again, I would certainly book the Sir Francis Drake again. It’s a great hotel in an excellent location and as I said the staff have a real positive attitude and really want to make your experience with them a good one. If you are looking for a hotel then I couldn’t recommend this one more, perfect if you’re on business, on a romantic holiday or a family vacation.
The rooms cost around £170 which includes breakfast, there are however many booking websites such as expedia where you might be able to get them at a cheaper rate. I don’t think this is too expensive for the location and the quality of the hotel.
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If you have been or do plan on going here, please feel free to comment below with what you thought about it or if you have any questions. I’ll be more than happy to answer them 🙂