Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

ex. Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show map
 3 stars
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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 59 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness center

Verified Reviews:

  • Concierges were brilliant - Carpets are in bad need of replacement - Aveda products are nice
  • Bed was excellent - Room was clean - Food and service was excellent
  • Room was dark and depressing - Free wifi - Location very convenient to bart
  • Location can't be beat, center of union square - Bed was a comfy pillow top - Had aveda products
  • Main areas are very pretty - Close to shopping and great restaurants - Bathroom was so small

Overview

Offering non-smoking guest rooms, the comfortable Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from Lombard Street. Occupying a 21-story French building, the hotel was remodeled in 2011.

The hotel is approximately 25 minutes' walk from Fisherman\'s Wharf. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from San Francisco city center.

Enclosed by a cathedral and a gallery, the hotel offers a breathtaking view over the street.

The hotel stands within a 15-minute stroll of BART - Civic Center subway station and within a 20-minute walking distance of Cal4th & King Street train station. There is Oakland International airport at a 20 km distance.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of king suite, grand king room and spacious king room that come with exquisite décor as well as a private safe, television with satellite channels, a microwave, iHome and IDD phone. The property offers views of San Francisco Bay from the rooms. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

The hotel invites guests to the bar to start their day with an award-winning continental breakfast. The sandwich bar features a dance floor and live music and serves sandwiches and pastries as well as wines, espresso and cocktails. Guests can dine at The Starlight Room and Luques Restaurant & Bar located within 5 minutes' walk away.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The hotel provides a safe deposit box, an ATM and a newspaper stand along with a business center, a meeting room and a copier to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

Leisure options include a night club and a golf course. Active travelers will appreciate a gym, yoga classes and a fitness center available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 59 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   416.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Game console

Leisure facilities

  • Sun loungers
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes dryer
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • DVD player
  • Voice mail
  • Local calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.2 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    19.0 km
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.5 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    600 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
    10 m
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    0 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416

Rooms and availability

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    7 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Cordless phone
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Housekeeping
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Stereo
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • CD player
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|1 Queen Bed - Accessible Classic Room

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Grand King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Cordless phone
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Stereo
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

ACCESSIBLE SPACIOUS GRAND KING ROOM, 1 KING BED 440-470 SQUARE FEET

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cordless phone
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

SUITE IS 750 SQUARE FEET-DINING TABLE SEATS 6 SEPARATE BEDROOM WITH KING SIZED BED

Classic Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room

Wheelchair Accessible Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Double Room Wheelchair Adapted

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Room Description:

Suite|Sir Francis Drake Suite-Double

Family Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|City View Deluxe Two Queen-Double (Family Plan)

Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Sir Francis Drake Suite-Double (Family Plan)

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Cordless phone
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

CITY VIEW DELUXE WITH 1 QUEEN BED 175 SQUARE FEET

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Cordless phone
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

CITY VIEW DELUXE WITH 1 KING BED 175-215 SQUARE FEET

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Exterior
Spacious King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cordless phone
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

SPACIOUS ROOM 1 KING BED 440-470 SQUARE FEET ATELIER BLOEM BATH PRODUCTS

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining table
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Video games
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Presidential Suite

Luxury Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room - 2 double beds - City View

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Curran Theatre200 m
  • American Conservatory Theater300 m

Popular areas

  • Nob Hill300 m

Places of interest

  • Xanadu Gallery200 m
  • Fairmont Hotel300 m
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco300 m
  • Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar400 m

Shopping areas

  • Union square100 m
  • Stockton Street400 m
  • Jeffrey's Toys400 m

Amusement

  • Ruby Skye100 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco300 m
  • Lotta's Fountain400 m

Museums

  • San Francisco Performances Inc100 m
  • Folk Art Intl Foundation200 m
  • Jewish Museum San Francisco200 m
  • California Assembly of Local200 m
  • California Poets in the School400 m

Halls

  • P S 449 Performance Studios100 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Jean Shelton Acting School100 m
  • Great Western University100 m
  • Fashion Institute of Design300 m
  • University of Judaism400 m
  • Cal Dream Svc400 m
  • Brandon College400 m
  • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts400 m

Theaters

  • Curran Theatre200 m
  • Geary Theatre200 m
  • Geary Theater200 m

Local attractions

  • Coit Tower1.5 km
    1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Opera1.6 km
    San Francisco, CA
  • Civic Center1.6 km
    Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
  • Haas - Lilienthal House1.5 km
    2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Ballet1.6 km
    401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Near the hotel

  • Old Cathedral of St. Mary480 m
    660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church510 m
    330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum570 m
    736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
  • Chinatown680 m
    Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • Grace Cathedral510 m
    1100 California Street, San Francisco
  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art520 m
    51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
  • California Historical Society600 m
    678 Mission Street, San Francisco

Restaurants nearby

  • Sears Fine Foods10 m

    Address: 439 Powell St
    Phone: (415) 986-1160

    66% likes this, based on 1058 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Swedish

  • Lori's Diner40 m

    Address: 500 Sutter St
    Phone: (415) 981-1950

    76% likes this, based on 897 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: ZAR 0 - ZAR 269

  • Starbucks0 m

    Address: 462 Powell Street

    73% likes this, based on 20 reviews

  • Scala's Bistro0 m

    Address: 432 Powell St
    Phone: 415-395-8555

    75% likes this, based on 668 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian, French
    Price Range: ZAR 188 - ZAR 430

  • The Starlight Room0 m

    Address: 450 Powell St.
    Phone: 415-395-8595

    68% likes this, based on 127 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: ZAR 336 - ZAR 403

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416
Cities nearby
  • Alameda hotels - 16 km
  • Oakland hotels - 13 km
  • San Bruno hotels - 16 km
  • Emeryville hotels - 13 km
  • Brisbane hotels - 11 km
  • Daly City hotels - 9 km
  • Tiburon hotels - 11 km
  • Sausalito hotels - 11 km
  • South San Francisco hotels - 13 km
  • San Francisco Area hotels - 10 km

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 240 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    The location of the hotel is perfect for San Francisco visits. The rooftop bar Starlight Room provides a perfect view over the city during nighttime. The room was clean.

    The rooftop Bar Starlight room was closed during the weeking due to private parties so we could not have a drink at night. The room is rather small and the walls are very thin. The receptionist could not find the Booked.net reservation and did not want to check us in although we could show the booking confirmation. This problem could finally be solved but was a sign of lack of organization to us.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The location of the hotel was excellent, so close to Union Square. Quiet rooms, great service and ambience. Free internet was great.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The location was excellent for our purpose of sightseeing and shopping. Adjacent restaurants were good. Cable car at front door.

    Room did not have a phone book, pen or piece of paper. Rooms very small.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    Customer service replied questions not fast enough (took 7 days to have response), even unable find our reservation at first. Website "contact us" seemed useless for an international guest. Room too small (we switched another hotel after first night).

  • Couple
    6.6

    The room was nice, the location was great.

    Yes. We left after one night because of an additional $200/nt "incidentals fee" that was added to the rate we received through bookings.com.

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    centrally located

    6mm of dust in the ventilators - disgusting. Rooms run-down, for 40 years no refurnishing, just worn out. Rooms are so small it is ridiculous, especially compared to the price they charge you. Everything is just old and worn out. No ventilation in the toilet-bath. The windows are not closing properly, cold air is coming through. Completely unsuitable for families with children. Take the Marriott just around the corner - same price, fair quality.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    I enjoyed the room. It was a comfortable bed and nicely decorated room.The lobby bar was very convenient and tasteful.

    The bathroom was very small.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The hotel's location, the lobby bar and the restaurant by the main entry.

    Our room's decor age and size.

  • Couple
    6.2

    The location of the Sir Francis Drake is unbeatable, with a cable car stop literally outside the door, and Union Square just down the hill less than half a block away. Also there is a starbucks next door and Walgrens across the road. The decor in the rooms is luxe and our bed was huge and very comfortable. Loved the free wi fi for guests.

    We thought the bathroom was tiny - we could only be in there one at a time and could have sat on the loo and brushed our teeth in the basin at the same time! There was no kettle or any facilities for making a hot drink, nor a fridge for keeping anything cold.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Location, right on the cable car route. Easy walking distance to everything.

    Our reservation, made on Booked.net was not found when we arrived. The rooms are very small. The bathroom is really the size of a water closet with no place to set shaving kits. Do not plan on eating in your room, especially if there are two in the room. This was considered a deluxe queen size room.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    I wanted to surprise my husband as a birthday present. It worked. Also the room was ready before 15.00 so we could check in and then go see the city. The Hotel is located close to Union Square and the tour buses, the cable cars run past it. It is beautiful and even though we were not big buck customers we were handled with kindness and respect. We had a great time.

  • Single
    7.8

    As a person who always asks for in-room dining service, I was very pleased with the prompt service and the quality of food. They were served hot and fresh and arrived within 15 minutes. I think I never had such good food served in a hotel room from all these years of traveling both on business and pleasure. It makes a world of difference for a female solo-traveller, who may not wish to dine out alone all the time.

    The WiFi connection was not sufficient. I was on a vacation and I did get it for free, but if I were to pay $10 per day for that weak signal while traveling on business, I'd be very annoyed.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    All services are extra charge/parking/internet connection

  • Single
    8.2

    My stay was only for one night. I enjoyed the location, it was close to every thing I wanted to see and people I wanted to meet up with.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    very centrally located to the area of SF that I like to be in.

    Bathrooms are pathetically small.

How to reach hotel

hotel Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.2 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    19.0 km
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.5 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    600 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
    10 m
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    0 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416