Sir Francis Drake

San Francisco, California

Renaissance-Influenced Architectural Splendor

Why stay at a hotel when you can stay at a legend? Combining historic, Renaissance-influenced architectural splendor that includes an opulent lobby, sky-high ceilings and a sweeping staircase begging for grand entrances, the Sir Francis Drake is where vintage glamour and the ideal Union Square location intersect. Inside you’ll discover a world of unapologetic opulence: cut crystal, luxe fabrics, rococo swirls, all as heady as the signature cocktails and 21st floor vistas served-up at our retro chic Starlight Room. Then there’s our creative rustic Italian-inspired cuisine — the perfect pairing for dining and special events. And when it’s time to retreat to your urban haven, guestrooms and suites evoking period décor and brimming with Kimpton-style amenities sweep you off your feet into refined comfort.

Accommodations + Meetings

From done-deal business meetings to splashy soirees, the Sir Francis Drake is the perfect choice among event venues in San Francisco. The grand, exclusive ambiance of our property sets the tone within our 16,000 square feet of event spaces that can be configured exactly to your needs. From our coveted Union Square location, we’re ready to provide everything needed to impress guests, from our unique selection of rooms and ballrooms featuring renaissance style with timeless chandeliers and amble natural light, to award-winning dining created by our executive Chef Larry Finn. From a nuts-and-bolts business meeting to a sky’s-the-limit conference and reception on the 21st floor at Starlight Room, expect the royal treatment for your event at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.

Meeting Specs

  • Meeting Room Space
    18,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Number of Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Meeting Room
    3,081 Sq. Ft.
  • Second Largest Meeting Room
    1,768 Sq. Ft.
  • Full Capacity Chart & Floor Plans

Lodging Options

  • Number of Sleeping Rooms
  • Number of Suites
  • Number of Double Rooms
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Year Property Built


Year of Last Renovation


Nearest Major Airport:  San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Distance from Airport:  13 miles  /  30 minutes

Area Member DMC:  Cappa & Graham Terramar