San Francisco’s Iconic Sir Francis Drake Hotel Welcomes Travelers To The City By The Bay

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Passport to San Francisco Package at Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

The newly renovated Sir Francis Drake Hotel is offering some added incentive for those international and domestic travelers longing to experience a three-day getaway to the wondrous city of San Francisco. With a great rate representing a 25% savings, added value, and various amenities and perks to ensure ease of travel, this is the ultimate passport to San Francisco. Certainly, there is no better hotel to afford guests with an authentic feel for the city rich with culture, history, the arts, outdoors, food and wine. With a luxurious remodel that retains the spirit of its 1920s roots, Sir Francis Drake exudes the spirit of San Francisco and is centrally located, just steps from Union Square.

The “Passport to San Francisco” package includes:

  •     Three Nights Accommodations in a Luxury Guest Room
  •     “Live Like a Local” Tips – Guiding tourists towards the best hidden gems in the city
  •     Two Muni Passports providing three days of unlimited access to public transportation
  •     Complimentary Daily Breakfast
  •     A Keepsake Photo of the Travelers with a Cable Car

Starting at $659 for a three night stay (representing a 25% savings), the “Passport to San Francisco” package can be booked online at or by calling 800-795-7129, rate code PSFC. Package valid through Labor Day 2013, September 2.

A feature at all Kimpton Hotels, guests can also rely on Sir Francis Drake’s “Live Like a Local” tips for the best insider access to the true local haunts of the city, instead of steering through the tourist traps on the recommendation of a generic guidebook. With two Muni Passports ready upon check-in, guests will have immediate, unlimited access to Muni buses, cable cars and streetcar service for the duration of their trip. Daily breakfast is included and can be enjoyed in-room or at Scala’s Bistro, and all guests booking the “Passport to San Francisco” package will depart with a keepsake photo with a classic Cable Car, as a memento from a fabulous trip. With all the guesswork taken out of the travel experience, international travelers will be free to fill every second of their visit to San Francisco with the best of the city, truly making the long-distance trek worthwhile.

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Following a multi-million dollar renovation, San Francisco's acclaimed Sir Francis Drake hotel offers the unique experience of a rich historical foundation, enhanced with modern amenities and sensibilities. An iconic boutique property sitting 21 stories high in the heart of the city, mere steps to the best of Union Square, Sir Francis Drake represents the luxury and sense-of-place expected of a Kimpton Hotel. All public spaces and 416 guest rooms are characterized by regal architecture, historically-inspired decor elements, sophisticated style and intuitive service, allowing for a refined feeling of comfort and an elegant sense of modernity, referencing both its 1920s roots and the needs of its contemporary guests. In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center and in-room spa treatments, guests can expect pet-friendly amenities, environmentally responsible hospitality, and savvy extras for the business traveler. Catering to playful gourmands, Bar Drake serves as a speakeasy-style hideaway, Scala's Bistro is home to Italian and French-inspired cuisine created by Executive Chefs and Bravo's "Top Chef" contestants Jen Biesty and Tim Nugent, and Harry Denton's Starlight Room offers 360 degree views of city as a backdrop to the return of the nightclub by night and the "Sunday's a Drag" show, come the weekend. With an array of unique salons, rooms and ballrooms, Sir Francis Drake offers 18,00 square feet of inspired meeting facilities and wedding venues for events both intimate and grand. From the Beefeater-adorned Doormen to the secret room where, during the Prohibition, the hotel operated a speakeasy - this is one property more memorable than most, bursting with personality and character, offering a bespoke experience while speaking to the San Francisco of a bygone era.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, Bill Kimpton founded the company in 1981 and today it is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, destination Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates more than 58 hotels and more than 67 restaurants, bars and lounges in 24 cities. For more information visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

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