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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-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Dragon's Gate

8.2/10 Very good

669 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is CA $229
Price available on 12/16/2022
Map
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Valet parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Union Square
  • Moscone Convention Center - 13 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 27 min walk
  • Oracle Park - 27 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 29 min walk
  • Chase Center - 39 min walk
  • Union Square - 1 min drive
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 6 min drive
  • Ghirardelli Square - 11 min drive
  • Alcatraz Island - 14 min drive
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 24 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 32 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 34 min drive
  • Bayshore Station - 9 min drive
  • 22nd Street Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 23 min walk
  • Powell St & Sutter St Stop - 1 min walk
  • Powell St & Post St Stop - 1 min walk
  • Powell St & Bush St Stop - 2 min walk

Restaurants

  • Uncle Vito's Pizzeria - 2 min walk
  • Sons & Daughters - 2 min walk
  • Cesario's - 2 min walk
  • Leatherneck Steakhouse - 2 min walk
  • Beanstalk Cafe - 2 min walk

About this property

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

Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) puts you within a 15-minute drive of Pier 39 and Lombard Street. You'll have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. This upscale hotel is also within a short drive of Oracle Park and Golden Gate Park. Fellow travelers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Powell St & Sutter St Stop and Powell St & Post St Stop are just steps away.

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 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 418 rooms
  • Arranged over 21 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 4 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 50 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)) and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 75.69 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1928

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual fire alarm

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)) and free wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50 per accommodation, per night

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 33.77 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Fitness center access
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • Additional inclusions

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 87.33 per pet, per night

Parking

  • Valet parking costs USD 75.69 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Does Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
As of 9 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) on 16 Dec 2022 start from CA $229, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 87.33 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 75.69 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but San Pablo Lytton Casino (22-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, sailing, and windsurfing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bouche (3-min walk), Tunnel Top (3-min walk), and Burger Bar (3-min walk).
What's the area around Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) like?
Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake) is in Union Square, a short 1-minute walk from Powell St & Sutter St Stop and 13 minutes' walk from Moscone Convention Center. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

7.8/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.1/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 2-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Shi-Shi, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable Christmas vacay
The staff at the Beacon Grand went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Any concern I had was quickly corrected. The location of the hotel was convenient and close to many restaurants and shopping spots. We will definitely be back.
Cynthia, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Not a fun stay
We waited for over 2 hours to have our luggage delivered to our room by the bellhop. My husband had medication in his luggage that he needed. We called the front desk several times and went to the lobby to check on the luggage. A bellhop came to our room with one piece of luggage that was ours and the other one was not ours. The bellhop had me go to another room to see if I could identify the other piece of luggage and it was ours. The luggage had been delivered to the wrong room. I voiced my concerns to the manager - he apologized. The new wood-like flooring in the room made popping noises when walked on. The shower configuration in the bathroom didn’t keep the water from going onto the bathroom floor. When checking out, the young lady at the front desk asked if I wanted a printed receipt. She said the printer was low on ink. She didn’t have access to a new ink cartridge - she would request one but it would take a few days. The hotel was very understaffed. We were in the bar on three different occasions and each time we waited too long to be waited upon. The staff was friendly when they were able to assist us.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel!
Amazing hotel newly renovated and located right in downtown SF!
Shi-Shi, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Service
Amazing service!!!!
Karen S, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super comfortable bed
The bed was super comfortable. However, the outside noise kept us up most of the night. But nothing you could do about that.
Jackson, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Update of Classic Hotel in Union Square
Excellent stay at wonderful landmark hotel, located in Union Square. The lobby and bar/dining areas are very good, which is all the more important, given that one must take care in walking the area because of crime spike. Highly recommended!
James, 3-night business trip
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