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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First Class service and amenities. Staff are helpful, friendly, and attentive. Good experience from reservations to checkout. Room service second to none, tasty food available while relaxing in a quiet beautiful neighborhood with great views. Breakfast is best complimentary breakfast ever.
Staff seems to enjoy making stay comfortable and enjoyable. Worth a trip to SF just for hotel experience alone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just back from a super stay at the Drisco. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the service excellent. It's in a gorgeous old building, with appropriately luxurious furnishings. Breakfasts were delicious and there is a complimentary wine reception every evening! I slept like a baby even with the windows open - the beds are very comfortable. I used the (basic but satisfactory) gym and loved the Bulgari toiletries. If you are looking to be in amongst the action of SF then it's not for you but I enjoyed the tranquility after bustling downtown. I would definitely stay there again.

Green Features: Aswell as their other eco-friendly policies, there were recycling bins in every room. I think I might get some for home!
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited the Hotel Drisco July 17- July 21,2014. I have stayed in first class hotels all over the world but the Hotel Drisco I found had the overall best service and most welcoming staff I have ever experienced in my traveling life. The hotel is elegant and my daughter and I enjoyed the suite we booked with fabulous city views from even the second floor. The morning breakfast and evening wine and cheese were fabulous and very relaxing. Beds were extremely comfortable and loved having the windows open in this very quiet area of SF. This hotel is in the fabulous residential neighborhood of Pacific Heights and it was just a joy to walk around and look at these beautiful old mansions. From the front desk staff to Howard who is the bellman, they were all the most kind and helpful people I have ever experienced at any type of hotel. My son has just relocated to the city in Jan so I will be visiting at least a couple times a year and I will always make the Hotel Drisco my home away from home. Truly amazing stay!

Room Tip: Any floor besides the ground floor have pretty views but the ones in east facing rooms had the city...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a wonderful experience we just had at Hotel Drisco - a little European, a little 1920's - upscale without any of the attitude. Wish we could have stayed longer! Staff could not have been more pleasant - attentive yet not hovering - always available & room service without delay. Room nicely appointed & clean- wonderful idea to have a 'Pillow Menu'! The room was very quiet - easily got a good night's sleep. Wonderful location with beautiful views - short walk (about 4-5blks) to Fillmore street for dining/shopping.

The only negative would be the parking; while the hotel is in a lovely neighborhood there is no parking available because you are in a lovely neighborhood. We did find parking on the streets every time, but a couple times it took a little hunting. The next time we visit I think we will simply skip the rental car!

The Hotel Drisco is perfect escape from one's hectic life! Would highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Everything at this hotel was outstanding. From the moment we arrived a few hours before checkin we were treated like royalty. We were sat with and given lots of very useful information that included explanation all of the complimentary services and items the hotel offers. From complimentary slippers to a nightly wine tasting the hotel really knows how to treat their guests. There was not a moment where I felt like I didn't get what I needed. Perfect mix of being there for their guests yet leaving enough personal space. Impeccable customer service all around. Would recommend this hotel to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed here from July 13- 18th. We are a early 50's couple and have stayed in other smaller boutique hotel and this one was right up there with our other experiences. The staff is super friendly, the breakfast and evening wine are a great touch, the hotel is super clean and it is in a beautiful neighborhood.
Pros:
1) Safe, quiet neighborhood
2) Attentive, friendly staff. All work hard to make you feel welcome.
3) Morning breakfast( 7:00am - 10:00am) and 5:00pm - 6:30 pm wine/ snacks a fantastic touch
4) Super clean and quiet hotel
Cons:
1) Rooms are on the smaller side and not highly soundproof. Not a problem for us but if had noisy neighbors or crying children, etc could keep you awake
2) 2 out of the 4 days, requested a wake up call and did not receive it. I am an early riser and was up anyways but would not be happy if depended on it.
3) long ways from city center. Have to either reserve hotel car in morning to take to city or bus/cab and evening find way back.
4) Not much night life other than stroll/walk. Fillmore St with shops and such is a good hike or cab/ bus ride away. Not realistic if dressed up to walk.
The Pros highly outdo any cons, just noted them for posterity and would definitely return if staying in SF again.

Room Tip: Would not want a room in front of the elevator on any floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Out of typical tourist areas, this is a quiet location atop Pacific Heights, in a neighborhood of grand homes. Nice room, excellent wine and cheese in the evening, and excellent continental breakfast. Possibly the most attentive staff we have ever experienced. The hotel is clean and attractive but the service is what made it stand out as a place to which we will return.

Shopping and restaurants along Fillmore are a walk down the hill.

Room Tip: City views from all sides; fourth floor best on the north and east sides
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Drisco

Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
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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