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Sir Francis Drake Hotel Review: Now under the Kimpton Hotels umbrella, this property is one of San Francisco’s better-known landmark hotels --- not only is it one of the most iconic structures in town, but its doormen are renowned for dressing up as London Beefeaters. The hotel's reputation is well-deserved, beginning in the ornate lobby, with its marble and grand staircases. Upstairs, 416 guest rooms feature flat screen televisions, spacious work desks and signature Kimpton robes (upon request). Most famous among the accommodations is the Presidential Suite, with a sauna and outdoor deck. There's a modest fitness center and a business center; in-room spa services are available, too. The "Drake," as it's known, boasts some famous eateries. Streetside, Scala’s Bistro serves French-Italian country cuisine, and Bar Drake offers wine and light fare all day. As for Harry Denton's Starlight Room, a 2011 renovation pulled this classic into the 21st century --- while retaining a classic European feel and those amazing 360-degree views.