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You’ll know you’re somewhere special from the minute you arrive at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. A brightly attired Beefeater will greet you at the door before ushering you into the magnificently restored lobby with antique crystal chandeliers, gilded ceilings and a grand, sweeping staircase. And it’s not just a case of style over substance at the Francis, it truly is remarkable in every way, from the high standard of service from friendly staff to the fashionable Scala’s Bistro, so beloved of local’s and guests alike. Guest rooms are sumptuous with art work on the walls and jewel-toned fabrics. They also come well-equipped with all mod cons to ensure you feel at home straightaway. For the health conscious, there’s a fitness centre and in-room spa treatments can be customised to suit your needs. For Italian and French inspired cuisine, look no further than Scala’s, just adjacent to the hotel and a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach with elaborately painted ceilings and richly coloured floor tiles. Reminiscent of a classic Parisian bistro, it’s a wonderful place to while away an evening or two. Also unmissable is Bar Drake with its speakeasy-hued stylishness and Harry Denton’s Starlight Room, saturated in 1930’s glamour and open until the early hours.
Where is it?
Near the Moscone Convention Centre and Union Square, within walking distance to fine dining, shops and cultural attractions. Valet parking $48 plus tax (payable locally, subject to change).
Scala’s Bistro, Bar Drake, Harry Denton’s Starlight Room. Fitness centre. In-room spa service with customised treatments*. Laundry/dry cleaning service. Concierge service.
All rooms with air-conditioning, LCD HD TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, tea/coffee maker, iHome docking station, safe, bath robes, hairdryer, iron and board. Classic Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 persons. Classic Double Rooms have 1 king-size bed or two queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 persons.
*Denotes local charge.