We only had one night here this trip but will stay at this property again. Their most important asset is their staff -- to a person they were all friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the area and the city itself. From the time we checked in they were eager to welcome us as if it were their home. As an example, we had asked to view the movie "Lincoln" but it was out with a guest. We chose to relax with "The Artist." By the time we had walked back upstairs to our room, the front desk had called to say that "Lincoln" had been returned and they would bring it up if we desired. Can't imagine that happening in even the best of the "chain" properties. During the wine tasting the hostess knew the wines and was most gracious in discussing them. Breakfast service was most accommodating and the food abundant.
Tucked into a lovely residential neighborhood, Hotel Drisco would be ideal for a relaxing stay away from the crowds. The neighborhood is perfect for ambling and enjoying the views. Small on-property exercise facility with passes to a local sports club. Coffee and tea in the morning room off the lobby were welcome. The morning breakfast is European continental. The evening wine reception is a pleasant way to relax and to meet other guests. Room service has an interesting twist -- even though limited in scope it is adequate. The prices on the menu are the prices one pays -- no delivery charge, no service up charge. Most unusual
Do be aware that the hotel has no air-conditioning. Most of the year in San Francisco that is no problem but at least be aware. There is typically an oscillating fan in each closet which helps. Each room seems to have a DVD player for the movie library at the front desk.
- 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