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Hotel Drisco

2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)
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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

Mahwah, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the most understated room is a great room here. It is very comfortable, clean and there is attention to detail and service. For what you get the price is reasonable. The breakfast which was included was very tasty.

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

Dear Sheryl T, We take great pride in outfitting even our smallest rooms with all of the wonderful amenities as in our largest suites! Of course with a suite you get a lot more space and our "City View" rooms provide dramatic views of San Francisco. Thanks so much for your review! Kind Regards, John Spear General Manager More

Morristown, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Drisco for one night during our honeymoon. What a gem! Ideally located on top of one of San Francisco's many hills, you have views down on each side to the water. Check-in was a breeze, and the employees are very dutiful and responsive. We had checked in late and apparently just missed a wine tasting, so... More

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

Dear Sukoh, Thanks for noticing all of the "little touches" that we love to provide, from the Nespresso machine to the tiny bag of amenities we hang our your door the morning of departure. Congratulations on your marriage and we look forward to welcoming your back for some anniversaries! Kind Regards, John Spear General Manager More

Mendocino, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Management and the ownership are obviously dialed in to what is important to today's traveler. As a veteran traveler and current innkeeper, I pride myself on attention to detail. I am taking notes here. Staying in their most basic room, I lack for nothing. Nicely arranged, well - equipped (espresso machine, large flat screen, DVD player, sound machine and the... More

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

Dear Mendocinoinnkeeper, Thanks so much for your terrific review! I like to think that we "get it" but it's always nice to have that kind of validation from another hospitality professional! You can rest assured though that we would never consider resting on our laurels -- we're always looking for new ways to please and delight our guests. Thanks again... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #2 Business Hotel in San Francisco #2 Family Hotel in San Francisco #4 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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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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