Our stay at the hotel couldn't have been better. It's an old building, so you may hear noisy water pipes and the heavy footsteps of someone upstairs, but it doesn't matter because the rest of the experience is so good. This hotel gets the basics right, such as bed comfort (great linen, firm bed), working TV (HD, and free DVDs at the desk), clean bathroom etc, and it gets the extras right too, such as fantastic buffet breakfast, evening wine tasting and newspaper delivery. You can also get a free ride into the city from the hotel's driver on weekdays.
Our shower could have been more powerful, but again, it didn't overshadow the fact that this is one of the best hotels we've ever stayed at. Another reviewer has mentioned not staying in the room next to the 'lounge' area, but we were OK with it, having quick access to the front desk, free tea and coffee and a relaxing environment to catch up with the day's newspapers. Yes, it was sometimes strange passing large groups of people chit-chatting next to our front door, but once the door was closed, we couldn't hear anybody.
We stayed a whole week and enjoyed returning to the hotel after spending our days out and about. It was always reassuring to know that, at the top of the hill, we would be staying in a homely, safe and friendly environment.
We would like to mention in particular the attitude of the people who work at the hotel, from the friendly room staff to the guys at the front desk and the people who work behind the scenes. Everyone was so accommodating, making us feel very special. We especially would like to thank the hotel for helping me find a birthday cake and a bottle of Champagne for my partner, and for helping us find a rental car to fulfil a dream of driving down the coast with the top down and the radio playing! We wouldn't hesitate to stay at Hotel Drisco again when we eventually return to 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
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- Also Known As:
- Drisco Hotel San Francisco
- Drisco San Francisco