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Hotel Drisco

2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just had two nights at the Drisco. this is an hotel that others should model themselves on. The level of service is simply fantastic, they think of every conceivable detail and do everything possible to make a stay easy and supremely comfortable, it is not central but that means it is quite, they will call a taxi any... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Boutique Hotel located in a classy neighborhood. Rooms are spacious and cozy. The staff always goes the extra mile. Shout out for Howard, very professional and friendly. Overall strongly recommended.

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San Francisco, California USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have lived in the neighborhood for many, many years. This place was originally called the "El Drisco" but the name changed when they refurbished it a few years ago. This is a hidden, unknown jewel of a place that we neighbors always tried to keep under wraps. For many people in the neighborhood, it's the "guest house" where you... More

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights during our honeymoon (make sure to include information like that when booking and they will probably give you something extra).I still dream about it and smile every time I think about it. It was by far the best hotel experience of my life thus far. Every single one of the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros - Amazing personal service (you get what you pay for), fabulous wine reception, beautiful traditional hotel Cons - No parking (although staff will look after your car keys & move your car to avoid a parking ticket), no air con, very noisy overnight (because you need to keep your windows open to keep cool), Pacific Heights is quite isolated... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 nights at the Drisco and could have stayed even longer. From the moment you arrive you realize you are somewhere special and are treated as such. The service, the food and the terrific staff all reminded me of a luxury hotel in London where service is everything. The location is the best, on the top of Pacific... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! We had such a wonderful time escaping "life as parents" with the Hotel Drisco as our home base. We noted the reviews from other people (thank you!) that mentioned the difficulties in parking so chose not to rent a car for this trip and were very happy with the result. The hotel driver was very nice and made our... More

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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review

Dear ltcguenther, I'm very glad that you found the Drisco to be a romantic escape from your life as parents -- we specialize in that! We have so many unique and special amenities here at the Drisco that I am always intrigued to see which ones our guests choose to comment on. In your case, I was pleased to see... More

Reno, Nevada
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26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is in a very nice part of Pacific Heights, on top of the hill looking down over the San Francisco Bay. The rooms were nice. There is one small elevator and a narrow stairway so it's a minor challenge to get to the room. There is also no parking on site, so the valet staff parks your car... More

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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review

Dear timo123123, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and will be returning! There's no question that we're a one-of-a-kind hotel. Built in 1903, we've taken great care to have preserved all of the original architectural charm (including smaller staircases and elevators than you would find in a large, modern hotel!) while weaving in all manner of modern necessities. We... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Hotel Drisco and our only regret is not booking several more. Everything here was top notch from the service, to the room, to the location. It was one of the best hotel experiences I've had! We enjoyed the wine and cheese reception in the afternoon and the breakfast...well, I don't think I've ever been... More

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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review

Dear Sarafloot, Thanks for your great review! I'm so pleased that you were able to use our bikes all day during your recent stay, and that you enjoyed our location next to the Presidio -- what an amazingly beautiful park. I hope your travels do take you to San Francisco again in the near future so we can welcome you... More

San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed just one night on business, but I've never experienced friendly, more genuine hotel staff anywhere in the world. Everyone smiling, offering to help, taking time and caring to ask about my needs, but in a low-key and unobtrusive, down to earth way. The hotel itself is lovely and immaculate; comfy but supportive beds and thick, soft bedding with great... More

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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review

Dear BOJ_11, We do pride ourselves on our facilities here at the Drisco -- very comfortable indeed. But without a doubt it's the amazing team of folks we have working here that generate the most heartwarming and memorable comments on Trip Advisor. Thanks so much for your kind words! Kind Regards, John Spear General Manager More

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Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Pacific Heights
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The Hotel Drisco, constructed in 1903, blends traditional elegance with the convenience, comfort, and amenities of a world-class modern hotel. Our warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere, and impeccable service are designed to please business and leisure travelers alike. Our complimentary services include a gourmet continental breakfast, evening wine reception, chauffeured sedan service to several popular San Francisco locations and complimentary high-speed Internet access. ... more   less 
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