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“From another era” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Drisco
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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McMinnville, Tennessee, United States
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“From another era”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

the hotel is a 5-10 minute drive from the center, in a lovely residential neighborhood. Excellent staff is very helpful and the rooms are spacious, neat and very comfortable. A real hotel from another era, in which nothing is left unattended! the neighborhood is quiet at night and during the day. the only thing negative is the location is not central. you need to use the public transport to reach the center and the port. if you have a car there is no problem, otherwise by public transport can be a little more complicated. however, Great Hotel!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

It's hard to disagree with the notion that a hotel's location is key. With respect to the Drisco, we are located in San Francisco's most stunning residential neighborhood high atop a hill. In other words, a perfect location, if that's what you're looking for! On the other hand, if you're looking to be in the center of the action, if you want to step out your door and be right in the middle of the "hustle and bustle," then you should probably check out some of the fine hotels in the Union Square area.

Thanks for your review!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I like the location in Pacific Heights better than the more touristy locations in the city. The hotel fits in well to the surrounding mansions that overlook the Bay. The rooms are very nice - a high end feel to them. The bed was amazingly comfortable. Continental breakfast is quite nice. I'd stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, our rooms and your bed!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is brilliant property, and there's not much more I can add to what's already been said. It's in a lovely quiet location (although top of the hills so be aware when you take out the bikes!), the staff are first class, the breakfast and afternoon wine/cheese are very good, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Yes it's quite expensive but ultimately it's worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

The good news is that everything is downhill from the Drisco. Literally. But figuratively too in many cases! Making your way back up may just be the challenge.

Thanks for your review.

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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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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Portland, Oregon
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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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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.

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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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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 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#2 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#4 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Drisco 4*
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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