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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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About Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel is a historic boutique hotel and events venue located in San Francisco. Situated in the heart of Union Square, this elegant and iconic venue features Beefeater doormen, gilded and ornate décor, breathtaking views of downtown San Francisco, and superb cuisine and service. With unique old-world charm and an unbeatable downtown location, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel provides the perfect setting for memorable wedding events.

Facilities and Capacity

This historic hotel provides 16,000 square feet of indoor event spaces to accommodate up to 250 wedding guests. The regal and romantic hotel itself features grand staircases, gilded ceilings, marble walls and crystal chandeliers for a one-of-a-kind vintage appeal. Their ballrooms include Baroque accents, ornate chandeliers, beautifully painted murals and gold leaf ceilings that soar 20 feet high.

Services Offered

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel provides venue rental for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other special occasions. No matter the size of your event, their attentive event specialists will take care of all of your wedding details so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day. Event services offered include the following:

  • Accommodations at a Group Rate
  • Bridal Suite (based upon availability)
  • In-house Bar and Catering
  • Valet Parking
  • Custom Designed Cake by our Executive Pastry Chef

Other Services

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. The Sir Francis Drake is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and other special occasions.


Guestrooms at the Sir Francis Drake include classic but modern décor with comfortable furnishings. These rooms feature bold colors, city and bay views, trendy technology and modern amenities. Pet-friendly, the hotel offers a variety of amenities, including the following:

  • Evening Social Hour
  • Fitness Center Access
  • In-room Yoga Mats
  • Complimentary Use of Bicycles
  • Same Day Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge and Personal Assistance
  • Valet pPrking
  • Business Center


Conveniently located in Union Square amidst many downtown San Francisco attractions, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel is just blocks away from Chinatown, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Westfield San Francisco Centre. The Financial District, Golden Gate Bridge, Oracle Park, San Francisco City Hall and Nob Hill are also minutes away.

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12 Reviews for Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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12 Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel Reviews

Pedro Mendez

Married on 05/04/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Five Star Rating - Most professional and accomodating hotel in SF

My wife and I spent many months looking for the perfect venue in San Francisco. After months of receiving quotes and speaking to many hotels. The Sir Francis Drake was our choice for many reasons. To ... Read more begin, the location of the hotel is perfect. The hotel itself is stunning from the lobby to the ballroom and finally the Starlight Room. We couldn't have asked for a better coordinator, Bernadette Alejo was a joy to work with from the pre-planning months in advance, food tasting, week of and lastly, day of. Our experience from the moment we checked into our suites to checking out was absolutely amazing! The entire staff from valet, bellhop, front desk, to the banquet individuals that helped put our wedding reception together. I will say that having our cocktail hour in the Starlight room was also very memorable for not only our guests but for my wife and I. All the management and staff in the Starlight room were absolutely great and very nice! The Empire Ballroom was where our reception was held and was the perfect empty canvas. That room dresses up so well which can work for any type of style of wedding. I will say that every penny spend with the Sir Francis Drake was worth it! After a month since the wedding, we still get compliments on our wedding particularly on the venue. If you are looking for the perfect venue to hold your wedding, I would look at the Sir Francis Drake for professionalism, elegance, and great service.


Married on 03/23/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Our fairytale wedding

Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Bernadette and her team went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and things were running smoothly. Down to the staff in other ... Read more areas of the hotel, very attentive and friendly.

Patty Topkis

Married on 02/09/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Excellent in every way

I love the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our experience hosting a wedding there. We worked with Bernadette Alejo, Catering Sales Manager, and she was awesome in managing our event ... Read more event from start to finish. She worked extremely well with all of our wedding vendors including our wedding coordinator who was hired outside of the venue. All of the food was amazing and the wait staff was very friendly and professional. The hotel pastry chef baked a fabulous wedding cake (exactly like the picture we gave her) that was both beautiful and delicious. The room block was well managed and the rates were extremely reasonable. Everyone seemed happy with their rooms. We love Kimpton hotels and the Sir Francis Drake is no exception. I would highly recommend the hotel and the staff for any event you plan to host there.

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