Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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.

Accommodation

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

Location

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

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Sandra · Married on 03/23/2019

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    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 areas of the hotel, very attentive and friendly.

    Sent on 04/09/2019
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    Patty Topkis · Married on 02/09/2019

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    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 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.

    Sent on 03/07/2019

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 28
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    12
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel 1
    Leap Into Love

    "Leap into Love"

    Choose one of these Saturday dates to get married (April 4, June 6, August 8, October 10, or December 12) and pick 3 applicable perks from the following; book any other dates, pick 2 perks:

    1. waived room rental fees for ceremony and dinner reception

    2. 10% off per person package price for weddings less than 100 and 15% off per person package price for weddings more than 175 guests

    3. Complimentary breakfast in bed for the couple the morning of their departure

    4. Special pricing for rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, or farewell brunch with Scala's Private Dining for up to 30 guests

    5. Complimentary cheese board during cocktail hour

    6. $50 gift certificate off calligraphy services from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy, located in the Embarcadero

    7. waived upgrade fee to Lizzie’s Starlight Room for cocktail reception (up to 150 guests), valued at $25 per person

  • Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel 2
    Your Day, Your Way

    Your Big Day is a big deal to us! Our wedding specialist is here and ready to smooth out each detail, so you can stay focused on each moment. With this exclusive offer, the more you spend with us, the more perks you’ll enjoy to enhance your Kimpton wedding experience for you and your guests.

    The Offer

    Book a wedding with us between now and February 29,2020 and get married by December 30, 2020.

    ~Spend $5,000 and choose one perk

    ~Spend $10,000 and choose two perks

    ~Spend $15,000+ and choose three perks

    The Perks

    -$150 USD food & beverage credit at the hotel

    -Two complimentary guest room upgrades

    -A complimentary welcome amenity for up to 10 rooms

    -Two-nights of complimentary valet parking for up to 2 guests, for 2 nights

    -50,000 IHG® Rewards Club points**(only available for $10,000 or more)

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  • 450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 See on map
    415-873-9718 (Phone number)
    4153958509 (Other Phone Number)
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