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“An elegant hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Drisco
2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
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“An elegant hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

There were no negatives. The Pacific Heights neighborhood is gorgeous. Parking was easy, restaurants and shopping are nearby if you are able to walk a few blocks (sometimes uphill), and the views are outstanding. On the weekend, we used the #3 bus to get downtown. Very easy to use. The hotel is beautiful and full of character. The room was well-appointed and spotless. Complimentary bottles of water also. The best part though was the breakfast buffet. One of the best we've ever come across. Absolutely no question where to stay from now on in San Francisco - Hotel Drisco!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My sister booked rooms for out-of-town guests for her birthday party. This is a very charming hotel with an excellent staff. The room I had was large and had a stunning view of San Francisco, looking south from our perch in Pacific Heights. The bottled water in the room is complimentary (that's one of my pet peeves with some of the larger luxury hotels). The breakfast was great. I ordered room service, which came promptly and was very good. The neighborhood is quiet. It's a good walk down to the Marina, and if you really want to get some exercise, you can walk back up to the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just had 5 nights at this hotel based up on the residential, quiet area of Pacific heights. From the minute we arrived from a long flight we were met with a warm smile, and genuine welcome. The hotel reminded us of the English country hotels in UK. although the hotel doesn't offer a restaurant, the room service, which us complimentary offers a reasonably priced selection of food and snacks and drinks. Water is complimentary as is tea, coffee and iced lemon water in the lounge area. The choice of continental breakfast is exemplary and every evening between 5-6pm there us a wine and soft drinks and hit and cold canapés in the dining room, where you can chat with other guests about your day.

The concierge and all hotel staff were always courteous and helpful and greeted you by name. Immaculate facilities. And our towels and bed linen were changed daily!

Pressed swimming pool and can't remove it from rating. there is NO POOL!
Highly recommended would stay again definitely. Thank you everyone.

Room Tip: All rooms were good, room 102 was on ground floor with full access to the lounge and drinks early mo...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

In a residential area, which made it nice and peaceful. Old with charm. Service was there when you needed it, but not in your face all the time. Parking not as big a problem as we thought. If you are moving around in your car during the day, night parking was easy to find. Don't forget to ask for specialty coffees for breakfast, they will make them for you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Drisco for a week at the beginning of October. What a charming, beautiful property, with equally charming staff! Nothing was too much trouble and we were left complimentary champagne in our room on the day of our wedding anniversary. Complimentary breakfast was delicious and the wine tasting an added bonus. Lots of complimentary extras really made a difference, such as bottled water, tea and coffee all day, printing in their business centre, DVD rental etc. The hotel is in a beautiful location with amazing views of the city and surrounded by incredible properties but do be prepared - you are not in the 'heart of action' if that's what you are looking for and some evenings it did feel like a bit of a trek back at the end of the day or after an evening out. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again though and can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Beautiful 110 year old hotel in high point of city. Only hotel among multi-million dollar homes. Only 48 rooms and breakfast and wine/horderves in evening - for free - make the pricey hotel a real deal. Completely safe area with accommodating staff. Was able to book through hotel for less than the travel sites offered.

Room Tip: Get a deluxe king with city view---or a suite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

A great place with excellent service in a nice neighborhood. It's little bit dated, but very charming. We loved the continental breakfast.
If you want a special treat and not the big chain experience, this is the place to stay - unless you want modern luxury...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Drisco

Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Pacific Heights
Amenities:
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
#4 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 48
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
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