Looking for classic downtown digs with an offbeat San Francisco vibe?  The Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Union Square offers luxury lounges, romantic suites, and spectacular views of the city, complete with the famous Beefeater doorman to welcome your stay.  Even if you’re not here to lodge, most everyone loves stopping to pose with the most photographed man in the city.Picture 15

Location is the draw of this hotel with the clang of San Francisco’s historic cable cars at the front door and shops like Tiffany & Co. and Hermes just around the corner.  The Financial District and Moscone Center are also within walking distance if you’re in town on business.

Should you choose to stay in for the evening, The Drake boasts two of the most popular venues in the city.  Enjoy a fine Italian/French candlelit dinner at Scala’s Bistro on the main floor, with a menu created by Bravo’s Top Chef Jen Biesty.  Then sip cocktails with San Francisco’s most famous socialite Harry Denton in The Starlight Room, a 1930’s glam lounge on top of the hotel.  It’s a sparkly, starry view from the top floor of the hotel, and you’ll thank yourself for booking your stay here.