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Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)

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Overview of Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)

Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar
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450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Explore the area

  • Popular Location555 California Street9 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art12 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoscone Convention Center13 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)24 min drive

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About this area

San Francisco

In the entertainment district, Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) is in Union Square, a neighbourhood in San Francisco with good shopping. Golden Gate Theatre and Orpheum Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Dragon's Gate and Grace Cathedral. Travelling with kids? Consider Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center, or check out an event or a game at Oracle Park. With windsurfing and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transportation: Powell St & Sutter St Stop and Powell St & Post St Stop are just steps away.

What's nearby

  • Dragon's Gate - 5 min walk
  • Grace Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • 555 California Street - 9 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 12 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Powell St & Sutter St Stop - 1 min walk
  • San Francisco Station - 2 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 24 min drive

About this property

Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)

4-star historic hotel located in Union Square
Dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar and babysitting are just a few of the amenities provided at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake). Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Valet parking (surcharge), limo/town car service and express check-out
  • A 24-hour front desk, smoke-free property and a lift
  • Tour/ticket information, multilingual staff and a ballroom
  • Guest reviews speak well of the central location
Room features
All 418 rooms offer comforts, such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as perks, such as laptop-compatible safes and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guests reviews give good marks for the overall comfort rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • 55-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60ยฐC or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • In-room WiFi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1โ€“2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (USD 75.69 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Reception hall
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • A meeting room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:
  • Restaurant

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 87.33 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs/23 kg)
Pets cannot be left unattended

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children, up to the age of 17 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 33.77 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness centre access
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Valet parking fee: USD 75.69 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 87.33 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Sir Drake Hotel
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel an IHG Hotel
Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)

Frequently asked questions

Is Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 87.33 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 2 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 16 Dec 2022 start from RMย 681.08, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?

Valet parking is available for USD 75.69 per night.

What time is check-in at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) located?

This family-friendly San Francisco hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Dragon's Gate, Westfield San Francisco Centre and Grace Cathedral. Golden Gate Theatre and Moscone Convention Center are also within 15 minutes. Powell St & Sutter St Stop and Powell St & Post St Stop are within a 2-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) and receive a full refund?

Yes, Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 329 out of 654 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 173 out of 654 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 82 out of 654 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 44 out of 654 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 654 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Trista, Madison
Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was beautiful and in the perfect location.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Trista, Madison
Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was excellent!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joshua
Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed for historic nature of facility. Recent renovation is very nice. Great, walkable location. Staff were very friendly.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Chantelle
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My family came to visit me last weekend for my wedding dress appointments. They stayed at the Beacon Grand, which is a beautiful building and decor. What made my experience grand were the staff. Everyone was incredibly attentive and friendly. The bar and drinks were fantastic! There was aloe liqueur sampling, and it was delicious. Also, the pianist was a delightful treat. My fiance and I will definitely come back for drinks soon.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Brandy
Travelled with family
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Beautiful old building being renovated. Great location! Has style and character.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

kerry
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great service and very clean. Staff extremely helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Dale
Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We liked the location and the attention to service provided by the staff. The water in the shower was a bit cold.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fabrice
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely beautiful property!!
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Bruce
Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Hotelโ€™s central location, near Union Square is very convenient to dining, shopping, transportation and cultural options of all kinds. The room I was in was one of many standard rooms on that floor. Sizable, but only just, fine for one person, but clean and attractive. Very comfortable king-size bed. Very small bathroom, with tiny pedestal sink, with fixtures too large for it. The shower had very low pressure. Curiously, no ice makers on any floor. Other than a brief loss of hot water and being awakened at nearly 2AM, by very loud guests in the hall, the stay was very good.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

1/5 Terrible

Richard, New York
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Just had a bad experience. The good, bad, and the ugly: Good - staff was great, bar was inviting, fitness center surprisingly modern, and really liked the water filling stations on each floor -- eco-friendly and great idea. Bad: entire 7th floor smelled like cigarette smoke; a guest was clearly chain-smoking. Called but not addressed. Windows didn't keep out external noise. Hot water wasn't working on day of check-out; had to take a cold shower before a long drive the next morning. The ugly: no fun being awakened at 2 a.m. by a barking dog attacking a homeless person outside my window. I was so hoping I'd get a "how was your stay?" at check out but didn't even manage that!