Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel


    Our building is a beacon of the city that trailblazes culture and symbolizes modern thinking while pridefully celebrating its storied heritage. Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel, originally known as the historical Sir Francis Drake is heralded as a glittering monument to the progress of San Francisco.

    Fully restored and renovated our boutique hotel offers 24-hour front desk and security, Sleeping Rooms with Sealy Posturepedic beds featuring 12” gel technology, two refillable PathWater bottles in every room with filling stations on each floor, mini fridge, premium illy coffee/espresso maker, clothes steamer, personal safe, and new double pane windows that open.

    In the heart of the city and easy access to traditional famous destinations like The Golden Gate Bridge (where you can bike ride or walk across), Alcatraz, and Fisherman’s Warf as well as hidden which our Social Directors can guide you in the direction you desire.



    • 418 rooms
    • 21 floors



    • Valet Parking
    • WiFi
    • Free WiFi
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Bar
    • Fitness
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service


    Beacon Lounge
    Located on the mezzanine level overlooking the Lobby, enjoy breakfast or dinner created and prepared by our own award-winning Chef Tallador and his culinary team. Take pleasure in expertly crafted cocktails and whiskeys in a nostalgic setting punctuated by tinkling Powell Street cable car bells. Beacon Grand is creating a social circle at Union Square. We welcome guests into San Francisco’s diverse possibilities. Music and drinks in the Beacon Lounge, rare whiskeys in The Library, to insider knowledge that makes the
    whole city our guest’s world

    • Breakfast 7-11 am daily
    • Bar Service 4 pm daily, Sun-Thurs last call 9:45 pm; Fri & Sat 10:45 pm
    • Dinner Service 5 pm daily, last call 9:45 pm
    • Live music in the Lounge Thursday & Friday from 6-9 PM and Saturday 8-11 PM



    Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel, Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

    Centrally located to anywhere you need to be in San Francisco, in the heart of the city at Union Square. Starbucks is outside our lower lobby, Walgreens across is the street along with three banks and ATM’s. Walking distance to numerous restaurants, Westfield Mall, Maidan Lane, an abundant of shops, Chinatown and BART Train Station. We have a Cable Car stop in front of the hotel that can take travellers to Fisherman’s Warf, Market Street and anywhere in between.


    Out and About Gay Travel Guides are available at each and every World Rainbow Hotel. They are prepared by the concierge and staff at the hotel and aim to provide you with up to date information about the local gay and lesbian scene.