Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Union Square
418 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The hotel formerly known as the Sir Francis Drake is back in business after a very thorough renovation; Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel is a welcome re-addition to a city that just doesn’t feel complete without a proper grand hotel presiding over the corner of Powell and Sutter. And while the updates are significant, they haven’t papered over the details that connect this hotel with San Francisco’s history — the lobby is as ornate as ever, the top-floor Starlite Room still offers its famous panoramic view of San Francisco’s hills, and there are still some Prohibition-era secrets if you know where to look.

In the guest rooms you’ll find a style that threads the needle between contemporary and classic; plentiful tribute is paid to the era of the hotel’s original opening, but there’s nothing at all dated about it; a large proportion of them have impressive views of Union Square or the surrounding city. Beacon Lounge, in the mezzanine above the lobby, is a restaurant and bar that features live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. And beyond that, you’re lucky to find yourself in one of the finest restaurant towns in America; the Beacon Grand’s “Social Coordinators” are at your service with recommendations and reservations.

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Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel
450 Powell Street, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Union Square

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Parking

Need to Know

  • Up to two dogs are allowed per room. A $75 cleaning fee per stay will apply. Dogs are not allowed in the Beacon Lounge and may not be left unattended at any time.
  • Extra beds are not available at this property.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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