AS THE BEACON GRAND
It opened in a city echoing with the epic World’s Fairs of its day. They called it “a glittering monument to the progress, hospitality, and undying beauty of San Francisco.” Now, the hotel once known as Sir Francis Drake shines for all history makers.
Street to Star
Original architectural details and artisanship meet modern touches throughout. Every guestroom and suite is fully renovated, while new public area designs extend your inspiring living space. From grand staircase ironwork to gilded ceilings above, old-world artisanship and contemporary comforts merge to befit this “cathedral of travel” landmark.
Union Square will always be the living room of San Francisco. Here, you are in the center of it all, with cable cars outside your front door and Social Hosts to show you the way. The eclectic neighborhoods, sights, tastes, and stories fill The City’s map around you.
A Social Circle
at Union Square
Beacon Grand Social Hosts welcome you into San Francisco’s diverse possibilities. From the hotel’s own scene—music and drinks in the Beacon Lounge, rare whiskeys in The Library, a grand brasserie on Powell, and curated curiosities in Starlite Room atop—to insider knowledge that makes the whole city your world.
Here’s to the Historymakers
In 2022, we re-dedicate this hotel to welcome those who have always inspired San Francisco: the pursuers of opportunity, creators, connectors, and takers of roads untaken.
Together, here, history is forever starting now.