Having read some reviews we were expecting this hotel to be a bit tired, but in actual fact we were very pleasantly surprised. We would describe the Drisco as an elegant lady. It has old world charm, is spotlessly clean, and has staff who are genuinely keen to please and clearly want to provide excellent service. There are lots of complementary extras that you receive when you stay here including wine tasting each evening. the whole experience was very positive.
The Drisco is located in Pacific Heights, a wealthy neighbourhood, with beautiful buildings. As the name suggests, it is high up and we walked up and down many hills and steps during our stay there. For us, this was not an issue. We love walking and you pass some stunning real estate that you would not see if you stay in the tourist areas like Union Square. The Hotel does provide a complementary transfer service each morning into the 'city', and we made use of this a couple of times during our stay.
If you want to be in the centre of the hustle and bustle then this hotel is probably not for you. For us, it's location was perfect - quiet area, beautiful views, and away from the noise and seedier side of downtown SF.
We can't thank the staff at the Drisco enough. We really did enjoy our stay and would highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Please note that we are currently closed for renovations until July 1, 2017! 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