I picked this hotel to stay at after reading it was in the Top 25 travellers choice. I have to admit I'm a little perplexed at it's very high rating on trip advisor. The hotel is a lovely hotel, don't get me wrong, however I just don't feel it was value for money. 3 of us stayed in a suite, 2 sharing the bed, 1 on the pull out sofa. US $450 a night. A little steep in my opinion but as it was my first visit to San Francisco I really have no reference to value the property.
The up side was the bed was extremely comfortable. The staff very helpful. They would park our car for us when we were struggling to find a park (there is only on street parking). Breakfast was a disappointment for my husband as he likes a hot cooked breakfast. I was fine as I love porridge and sheep's yoghurt which were both available at the continental buffet breakfast.
The bad side was the water was not hot enough to run a bath and the pressure was pretty lousy.
I missed out on the wine tasting and afternoon tea, which would probably add points in the hotels favour. I did however visit the local YMCA's pool and spa in the Presidio as it is affiliated with the hotel and is included in the tariff. Don't bother. Yucky, yucky, yucky.
All in all a very good hotel at the current tariff. If they would bring the price down to say $300 a night for 3 people in a suite, it would be an excellent hotel.
If I'm in San Francisco again, I'll be checking out other options to see if I can get better value for money.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Drisco Hotel San Francisco
- Drisco San Francisco