We stayed here over New Year 2012/13 and chose the Drisco partly on the basis of great reviews, however if you are looking for a hotel in the conventional sense you may be disappointed, as we were. It is a "bed and breakfast" type establishment but not a hotel where there is a proper kitchen. Therefore the Drisco is a nice place to sleep but you will need to find somewhere outside to eat outside of breakfast. We had a nice spacious suite furnished in the old fashioned style that typifies the Drisco. Everything was a bit creaky and reminded me of my grandparent's house - which many visitors obviously find charming!
The staff on reception bend over backwards to be helpful and we liked the DVD service they provided and their depth of local knowledge. This good old fashioned service could not be faulted and is laudable.
Breakfast was a little disappointing - the quality of what was on offer was good but don't expect a range of cooked food that you would get in a normal hotel or indeed other bed and breakfasts (such as here in the UK). Room service was disappointing which is not surprisng given the Drisco does not have a proper kitchen. Location is in a very pleasant area but I agree with other reviewers that parking is tricky due to restrictions. Also it is a serious walk to most of the city's main attractions.
Overall the Drisco is a charming guesthouse/bed and breakfast but if you want a hotel with meals you would be better off elsewhere. Many people obviously love the Drisco but make sure it is the type of "hotel" that you are really looking for.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Drisco Hotel San Francisco
- Drisco San Francisco