We arrived in San Fran on my wife's birthday after several days in LA and a stop in Big Sur -- a birthday cake, champagne, and a bottle of sparkling water (for our boys) were awaiting, which was perfect as were traveling for a fair bit of my wife's birthday. It awaited us because prior to our trip, I received a call from staff at the Hotel Drisco to see if there was anything they could do for us. Yes, there was -- I had been wondering how I would make her day special and they made it easy for us with the presentation when we walked in the room and the reservations at a great nearby restaurant.
The service was incredible, not only with that kind of "pre-emptive thoughtfulness" but throughout our stay. Their evening wine tasting and breakfasts were a welcome treat -- you need to factor those perks into your price; the place we stayed in LA charged $32 for breakfast. And it's clear in the small details, the amenities in the rooms, how things are arranged, etc., that they've really thought through what guests are seeking.
The hotel is older and often-times older hotels can feel thread-bare. Not so the Drisco. It is well cared for and has fine appointments. Our room was spacious. We have two boys -- ages 17 and 14 -- and we had plenty of space. The views were unbelievable as Pacific Heights is at a high elevation. We were on the fourth floor and had views of the city from multiple perspectives, including a beautiful one from the shower!
The location is incredible. My son and I took a long run through The Presidio which is just down the street. You can go for as long as you want through incredible trails and woods that feed into the Golden Gate Bridge.
Whenever we go to San Francisco, we will stay at the Hotel Drisco.
- 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