Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The iconic Sir Francis Drake hotel just off Union Square in San Francisco is undergoing a renovation and I was hired to capture the new design. The outside is staying the same—both the Gothic Revival exterior and the welcoming Beefeater-style doorman who greets you as you enter.
I'm relieved that they're keeping the Beefeaters. Where else can you get a fully festooned doorman in a red velvet outfit and matching cap to help you unload a car full of camera equipment?!
You would think that the best hotel bars would be found in sleek, modern resorts or boutique hotels, but it turns out that many of the most noteworthy drinking spots can be found in the country's most historic establishments. Liquor.com has put together a guide to the best watering holes to be found in historic hotels, featuring San Francisco's own Harry Denton's Starlight Room in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.