We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 236 San Francisco hotels

Hotel Drisco

2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
Hotel website
Hotel packages
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Free breakfast!
Save Saved
You added Hotel Drisco to your Saves list
Hotel Drisco
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #1 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
GreenLeadersSilver level
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2007
StanWashington Washington, USA
  • Reviews (1,010)
  • Photos (275)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (179)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

1,010 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (179)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Hotel Drisco
See the most recent reviews
Washington, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2007

We have stayed at the Hotel Drisco the last three times we have traveled to San Francisco. We like to make long weekends in the city and there are many features that other hotels just can't offer. The location, in Pacific Heights, is incredible. The neighboring 2-3 blocks consist of the most elegant homes in the city. Really, they are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Santa Monica, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2007

Found this hotel by reading trip advisor ratings and comments and thank you thank you thank you to everyone that gave this place a 5. I totally agree- it is completely lovely...very warm, inviting, friendly, beautiful, immaculate and delicious continental (plus) breakfast and very nice evening wine and cheese. The only minor potential problem was the parking...it was in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Key Biscayne, FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2007

Great overall stay. Staff was very personable and hospitable. They were aware that it was my birthday and sent complimentary champagne and strawberries to my room. I will definitely return there and would recommend it to anyone visiting San Francisco.

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2007

My husband and I recently stayed at the Hotel Drisco for the third year in a row. As usual, it was perfect. Marti can't be nicer and worked hard to get us into Quince for our wedding anniversary. We love the location in Pacific Heights. We love to walk down to the Palace of the Fine Arts for exercise in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

We had chosen a suite since we were celebrating our 25th anniversary & they provided us with champagne in a bucket of ice with a little card, which was very thoughtful. The staff were pleasant & generally helpful. My gripe, though, is that in comparison to hotels we've stayed in, it didn't measure up. Other hotels for the same price... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hotel-Drisco, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review

We value our Guests' comments whether positive or negative and the comments from Windsor, of October 23 are no exception. We understand and regret that our 48 room boutique Hotel Drisco does not compare with the hotels listed by the correspondent. Those properties listed are truly grand hotels, hotel palaces one might say, with rates listed on their Websites far... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2007

I proposed to my now-fiancée over Labor Day Weekend in SF. I wouldn't change anything that we did, including selecting Hotel Drisco for accommodation. The service was great, provided by its attentive and personal staff. The 100-plus year-old building offered historic charm to complete a perfectly romantic weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

I just wanted to drop you a short note expressing how pleased we were to have stayed at the Drisco Hotel while visiting my daughter in SF. I wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the warm and personal service that we received from all your all employees. We come to SF several times a year and plan... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2007

I booked Hotel Drisco after reading the reviews on this site and was very pleased with it so thank you to all previous reviewers! Rooms are spacious, very comfortable and quiet. with lovely scented bathroom products from Lather. Wine hour is also a good way to relax! The hotel is in a very smart part of town but not very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Vegas, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2007

I booked this hotel based solely on the reviews found on TripAdvisor.com and was glad I did. One previous reviewer aptly describes the Hotel Drisco as "a home with elegance and upscale amenities". You do indeed feel like you've come to stay in a very cozy and relaxing home. Only it's better than home because you have this wonderful staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hotel-Drisco, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review

It's always so gratifying to read reviews from our Guests who say how much they appreciate our establishment; we especially appreciate the time they take to write them. Their reviews are not only gratifying to read, but they also give us some valuable feedback, which we take to heart. Indeed, we are very aware of how fortunate we are to... More

Pensacola, FL
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2007

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the Hotel Drisco in the wonderful neighborhood of Pacific Heights. Decided to be away from the downtown area as needed a quiet place in which to open the windows at night. It was so quiet and the bed extremely comfortable. No need to hang the "do not disturb" sign on your door. This... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Drisco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Drisco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Drisco

Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com and Otel so you can book your Hotel Drisco reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Drisco Hotel San Francisco
Drisco San Francisco

275 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (247)
Room/suite (63)
Hotel & grounds (53)
Dining (18)
View from room (31)
Bathroom (20)
Pool/beach area (2)
Other (60)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (29)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Bathroom (1)
View from room (2)
Room/suite (5)
Dining (3)
Other (12)


Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #2 Business Hotel in San Francisco #2 Family Hotel in San Francisco #10 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer