Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel Formerly Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102, US
8.2 Rating | 4-Star Hotel |
Kimpton welcomes all pets! Pets always stay free and no pet deposit is required. Any number of pets are welcome regardless of size, weight, kind, or breed.

About This Property

In 1928, San Francisco unveiled a hotel to welcome pursuers of opportunity, creators of connection, and takers of roads untaken. Our reopening as the Beacon Grand pays homage to the spirit of all the history makers who built The City and this hotel. As a vibrant social beacon, we will once again welcome locals and guests to San Francisco’s “living room,” drawn by the gleam of a rooftop star. Original architectural details and artisan craft merge with modern comforts and flourishes throughout. Old-world iron, stone, and plaster craft befit the landmark and purposeful updates never compromise that timeless feeling of ascending our grand staircase, or searching gilded ceilings for Prohibition-era bullet holes. Every guestroom and suite has been fully renovated with contemporary flourishes to complement the legendary craftsmanship. With high ceilings, European oak floors, and eco-luxury amenities, Classic guestrooms offer plush comfort and signature design, while Grand guestrooms and suites boast enhanced amenities and splendid city views. Our hotel’s Union Square location grants you easy access to The City’s living room. From shopping sprees to cooking classes, spas to art galleries, and tours to late-night shows, there are endless things to do within steps of the Beacon Grand.

Pet Amenities

Pet amenities include plush pet-bed loaners in your guest room, food, water bowls and mats. They also offer a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques; door hangers to alert other hotel guests and staff that your cat, dog, or other beloved pet is in the room; and courtesy bags for walking your dog. Plus - nightly wine receptions where pets are welcome to join the party at select hotels!

Check in / Check out

Check in time: 4:00PM
Check out time: 11:30AM

Features and Amenities

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • All Plates, Cutlery, Glasses And Other Tableware Have Been Sanitized
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Car Rental Available
  • Cashless Payment Available
  • Concierge Services
  • Contactless Check-in/out
  • Daily Disinfection
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Electronic Room Key
  • Elevator
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests Available
  • Family Rooms
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kit Available
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Golf Course
  • Guests Can Opt-out Of Daily Cleaning Service
  • Hand Sanitizer In Guest Accommodation And Key Areas
  • Heating
  • Indoor Parking
  • Key Access
  • Laundry Services
  • Linens, Towels And Laundry Washed In Accordance With Local Authority Guidelines
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers
  • Massage Services
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Non-smoking Property
  • Parking Available
  • Physical/social Distancing Guidelines
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant (special Diets Available)
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Staff Follow All Safety Protocols As Directed By Local Authorities
  • Tour Services
  • Valet Parking
  • Wine/champagne

Recent Reviews

Keith group August 1, 2022
Joergen family with young children July 31, 2022
Positives: Staff: knowledge, professionalism, and service level.
Negatives: Breakfast: out of pastry too soon. Room: Asked for a room with a view - 5 nights with family. Got a view of a very messy roof.
Comfort and safety.
Entwood family with young children July 30, 2022
Positives: Excellent staff went above and beyond expectation.
Negatives: Shower tile needed replacing, but everything else went well.
Beautiful room, quiet and restful...
José review category business travellers July 26, 2022
Very good
Dennis family with young children July 26, 2022
Positives: The rooms are amazing ! Very comfortable beds!!! This the most important thing to me and they def exceeded my expectations ! Pleasant surprise. Staff was very knowledgeable abt are dining and shopping as well as popular attractions. Good job Wali and crew! I will be back. Dp
Negatives: Idk. Mayb the kitchen. It wasnt finished being constructed so i was unable to dine in but they were still very accommodating to my dining needs with excellent recommendations! (Area dining and shopping are amazing ) highly recommend staying @Beacon. Fancy, high swag with a warm clean touch
I was greeted kindly by...
Fernando young couple July 25, 2022
Marco family with young children March 15, 2020
Positives: Structure And hospitality!
Amanda young couple February 28, 2020
Positives: The decor was fun and the location was great!
Negatives: Just be aware that will charge you when you reserve your hotel... The hotel will then ALSO charge you the entire price of the stay AND parking upon checkout... you will have to wait for to (release the hold of funds) which will take 2-3 days AFTER your stay. Be prepared for this and have enough money on your credit card to pay twice! I didn’t realize I’d be double charged and was out $1300 while stuck in the most expensive city on earth!
Not terrible... Not Great
She young couple February 28, 2020
Positives: This hotel was the baseline of quality I'd expect for a hotel of this level of service, location, and history. The room had a large and very comfortable bed, and large bright windows with a fantastic view of the city. Loved the view and the high floor and the pillows. My sleep quality felt good. The location is great, very close to Union Square, though be warned this area gets many homeless wanderers after 9pm.
Negatives: I can't tell if the hotel rooms have been renovated recently. The decor is not at all my taste. Everything is black and red and has a weird woman-in-her-60s-sexual-reawakening vibe, down to the toys offered in the hotel dresser. The bathroom lighting was awful and there was no makeup mirror so you had to lean way over the large counter. Everything just felt cringey and poorly done. The lobby was dusty and tired. I waited 10 minutes for baggage claim. We could hear the club on the 21st floor from our room on the 16th floor until late hours of the night. If I were revisiting San Francisco in this area, I'd choose Hotel Emblem a block away instead of this hotel.
Historic letdown near SF Union...
Usman review category business travellers February 25, 2020
Positives: Everything is good
Negatives: They should allow bike service after 6 aswell
Great Trip
Christopher family with young children February 18, 2020
Positives: Location. Very near Chinatown and several eating facilities close. Manager was very helpful. Opportunity for catamaran tour was very nice.
Negatives: Small rooms, POOR lighting of bathroom, no tubs, condescending and rude staff. The concierge was also not available often, and when he was, was not able to produce opportunities like a top level concierge in a city like New York or Rome. The "amenities" provided which we never used. These included: bicycles, wine bar, in-room yoga mats, use of business center (not centre - we live in the US not Britain), and use of fitness center (not centre again). When questioned about these, the hotel staff seemed shocked that we did not consider them important. Additionally, I found it funny that they thought we should appreciate the 14% room tax (daily) along with the $33.77 destination fee (daily) for both rooms because.....(wait for it) we were in San Francisco. They acted as if our lives should be complete because we had stayed in San Francisco. My family and I have traveled all over the world and San Francisco ranks in the probably the bottom third of destinations.
Andrew young couple February 18, 2020
Positives: The location directly on Union Square is very centrally located within San Francisco. From the outside the hotel might not look like much, but is quite beautiful in its interiors, and though our room didn't have the best view, it was very comfortable and had a good deal of space for being in the middle of a busy area within the city.
Negatives: Though the valets were incredibly friendly and helpful, parking is going to be a hassle anywhere in the hear of the city, and this hotel was no exception. Also the cost of the mini bottles of wine in the hotel room, was exorbitant, but they always are, so it was decently expected.
Melvin solo traveller February 11, 2020
Very good
Brian family with young children February 11, 2020
Positives: Staff were excellent
Excellent location
Christopher young couple February 9, 2020
Positives: Hotel is in walking distance of every event for that weekend
Negatives: Parking
Very good
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