We stayed at the Hotel Drisco in mid-November for 5 nights. This was our first trip to San Francisco and the staff was extremely helpful with maps and directions. We stayed in a 3rd floor suite which was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The decor of the hotel was charming - old fashioned and elegant but with all the modern necessities. It felt like we were staying in a friend's home instead of in a hotel. To my knowledge there is no air conditioning however it's likely not needed there most of the year. We simply opened the windows when needed to let in the wonderful bay breeze (the weather was in the mid to upper 70's, quite unusual we were told for that time of year - and much appreciated!!). We reserved the hotel's town car one weekday morning to go to Union Square along with another guest which was a fantastic service. The breakfast buffet was delicious (hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, bagels, breads, croissants, fruit, meat and cheeses) and our coffee was refilled at our table each morning. We also loved the 24/7 coffee, tea and water available near the lobby , especially after a long day of sightseeing! We were able to order food delivered from "Waiters on Wheels" which was very convenient when we wanted to relax in our room (though our choice was an unfortunate one -Gino's Pizza was the worst I've ever had). We would probably have been much happier ordering any of the panini offered by the hotel. The Hotel Drisco is in a beautiful neighborhood (Pacific Heights) and we enjoyed walking around to see the gorgeous mansions and views of the bay. We used the nearby bus stop - only 2 or 3 blocks away - since we had purchased MUNI Passports though I recommend taking taxis to save time or walking if your destination isn't too far . (We walked to Union Street one day with no problem, then on to the Marina district and took a taxi back.) We had a rental car a couple days and parking was challenging one night but we were able to find a space only a block away. The second night we went to the same street and there were plenty of spaces available so it was really just a matter of knowing where to go. Check-out was friendly and efficient. The staff was always very helpful and courteous and we would definitely return to lovely Hotel Drisco! We absolutely loved it!
- 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