Sir Francis Drake Hotel reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 5.0
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Value 4.5

264 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Work trip that felt like a vacation

hannahsQ3749LN (Los Angeles, California) on Feb 04, 2023

I stayed at the beacon grand for a work trip and the experience was lovely. The entire staff took such great care of me and were not only helpful but kind! As a woman traveling alone I felt very safe and the room was a dream! Also loved the sustainable aspects of the hotel. I parked my car overnight and Valet was so easy, I did feel that the overnight parking fee per night was a little high at $69 but the convenience was worth it. The bar/dining area was gorgeous and the food and drinks were top tier. This will be my new go to hotel in SF!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Modern redo

dspillm2 (Urbana, Illinois) on Feb 04, 2023

Nice redo of a classic hotel. Rooms and hotel were nice. Hardwood floors felt a little too “harsh/hard” for a comfortable stay. Other than that, really nice hotel. The Starlight lounge was being remodeled so didn’t get to experience it.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Lee S (San Luis Obispo, California) on Feb 03, 2023

This hotel was gorgeous and quite grand indeed. The remodel left a lot of the wonderful old feel of San Francisco while updating it in a way that blended in appropriately. The location was close to everything we needed and the valet made parking very easy for us.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Great Staff/Not so great rooms

John P on Feb 03, 2023

The room was sub-par - very small bathroom and a weird hole in the glass shower door which if not plugged with towels made the bathroom floor very wet. Our upgraded "view" was of the roof. The service and staff were very good - the bed was extremely comfortable.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Beautiful lobby

Pioneer78829 on Jan 31, 2023

This is the former Sir Francis Drake. The grand staircase and lobby ceiling are truly beautiful. Let them blind you to the (minor) flaws elsewhere. It's a good choice for those who want the amenities of a modern hotel with the funkiness of a older one.

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