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“I'll Take A Business Trip Any Time I Can Stay at the Drisco”
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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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“I'll Take A Business Trip Any Time I Can Stay at the Drisco”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Wonderful neighborhood, superb service, simple elegance of decor and every amenity one needs for a restful, productive stay. Delicious and healthy breakfast choices and enjoyable wine hour before taking staff's advice for dining out. I love the Hotel Drisco!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

What is your line of work? I'll see if I can drum up more business for you in San Francisco! Thank you for your great review!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I cannot stop raving about this lovely hotel.. I have stayed numerous times at the Hotel Drisco and have yet to be disappointed. My daughter lives on Pacific Avenue just a few blocks away and I find it a way to pamper myself while visiting family. The best of both. A quiet, relaxing atmosphere with top notch services! The staff is amazing. Safe location and many extras.

Room Tip: I have only had one room that I was not thrilled with because the bath was across the hall. I would...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am certainly pleased that your raving about your Drisco experience included such a great review on Trip Advisor! A quick word about the room type you mentioned -- our "detached bath guestrooms" are principally what comprise the second bedroom and the second bathroom in our apartment-like Two Bedroom Two Bathroom Suites. Please note that we do NOT sell these rooms to the general public. The detached bath guestrooms are only sold to our frequent return guests who are looking for a less expensive room option. So, no matter how you make your room reservation with us (phone, email, web, carrier pigeon) you will not be assigned a detached bath guestroom unless you have very specifically requested this option.

Thank you again for your lovely review.

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Drisco is our favorite hotel in SF. It is located in Pacific Heights, away from the hustle and bustle of Market St, the Financial District, and Union Square. An easy walk to Presidio Park, it is the perfect getaway hotel. Rooms are large and well appointed. I especially love the classic, timeless charm of this historic hotel. Parking is free, the breakfast substantial and the car service convenient. There is a muni stop a couple blocks from the hotel that takes you directly into the heart of downtown. My only criticism of this hotel is that some of the front desk people are a little casual about their jobs, while others were quite solicitous. We will always stay here when wego to the city.

Room Tip: Stay on the second, third or fourth floor only!!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

I'm very pleased to hear that we are your favorite hotel in San Francisco! We certainly do try hard to make our guests feel welcome.

We always appreciate constructive feedback, so thanks so much for sharing your observations about our front desk staff. I have already discussed your comments with my team at the front desk

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had a lovely time here and we treated exceptionally by the staff, even our 18 month old twins were so welcome. They had two cribs waiting in the room for us with the softest teddy bears ever! The wine reception was excellent, great wine choices and we learned a lot from the Sommelier. Comfortable room, Great location to getting everywhere and awesome breakfast. We had just a regular room but our friends had a suite and it was gorgeous and roomy. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Those teddies really are great, aren't they? All out little ones can look forward to receiving one when they come to stay with us. I will be sure to convey your sentiments to all the staff here. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Spent our wedding anniversary here and all we can say is AWESOME! The location is amazing, breakfast was delicious, and our one bedroom suite was to die for. Staff was attentive but not intrusive. We are planning on coming back for our next anniversary.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased that we were able to make your wedding anniversary special!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed here a few years ago on our wedding night - were married on the Presidio.

Have to say that the staff was gracious, the room was beautiful, and it was a nice way to cap off a wonderful day. Everything wa done just right. The view from our room was great - but we didn't pay too much attention to it.

Breakfast in the morning was a perfect start to the day before we drove off for our honeymoon.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

If you stayed with us on your wedding night a few years ago then I think it might be time for a return trip for your anniversary! Please feel free to reach out to me so that we can arrange something special for you!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

With its perfect location, wonderful staff and charming building, the Drisco has been our home away from home for almost a decade.
Besides being tucked away on a gorgeous corner of Pacific Heights with a view of Alcatraz and the bay, and an accommodating staff who exhibits attention to detail and superiority in customer service, the Drisco has an amazing European style breakfast.
The rooms are lovely and well appointed but beyond the basics of the hotel's beauty, the staff will move your car if you're in danger of a parking ticket due to street cleaning. They will remember what kind of chocolate you like or which room you prefer and what newspaper you read.
In short, a stay at the Drisco is priceless. The only thing rivaling the stunning architecture of the Victorian mansions of Pacific Heights is the top drawer service and old time attention to detail of the Drisco's staff, it's service rarely seen in today's busy world and we cherish each and every visit there.

Room Tip: I could never pick one room over another, they are all wonderful.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks very much for your kind review, and for your continued loyalty to us! We especially love our repeat guests -- both those that have stayed with us before and those that will be repeat guests but just don't realize it yet!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Property: Hotel Drisco
Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115-1011
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#5 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. The warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere, and impeccable service are designed to please business and leisure travelers alike. 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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