I have seen many reviews of the Hotel Drisco, all of them excellent. We had stayed here many years ago and decided it was time to go back and see if all of the rave reviews were correct. They ARE!
A very lovely stay away from all of the tourist hub bub of Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. It you want a hotel in the heart of the tourist activity, this is not the place for you. If you want quiet, elegance, outstanding service and rooms than this is the place.
The Hotel Drisco is located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, in the middle of billionaire's row. Views of downtown, Sutro Tower, the fog coming in and out and the bay abound.
While the hotel is in a residential neighborhood, the Filmore shopping and restaurant area is a short walk away.
The hotel features very nice linens, bath products, an exercise facility, bicycles (not sure I would want to ride a bike on the hills in this part of SF) a very nice continental breakfast, wine evening reception, etc. Very nice service by the staff.
The only negative is that the hotel is not air conditioned, some evenings can be warm, even in foggy San Francisco.
A very lovely stay. The number one hotel rating in San Francisco is well deserved.