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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stayed just one night on business, but I've never experienced friendly, more genuine hotel staff anywhere in the world. Everyone smiling, offering to help, taking time and caring to ask about my needs, but in a low-key and unobtrusive, down to earth way. The hotel itself is lovely and immaculate; comfy but supportive beds and thick, soft bedding with great pillows, quiet, delicious and varied buffet breakfast, excellent location. Elegant but not snooty. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled on business
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2014

Dear BOJ_11,

We do pride ourselves on our facilities here at the Drisco -- very comfortable indeed. But without a doubt it's the amazing team of folks we have working here that generate the most heartwarming and memorable comments on Trip Advisor. Thanks so much for your kind words!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even the most understated room is a great room here. It is very comfortable, clean and there is attention to detail and service. For what you get the price is reasonable. The breakfast which was included was very tasty.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank Sheryl T
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Sheryl T,

We take great pride in outfitting even our smallest rooms with all of the wonderful amenities as in our largest suites! Of course with a suite you get a lot more space and our "City View" rooms provide dramatic views of San Francisco. Thanks so much for your review!

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John Spear
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Drisco for one night during our honeymoon. What a gem! Ideally located on top of one of San Francisco's many hills, you have views down on each side to the water. Check-in was a breeze, and the employees are very dutiful and responsive. We had checked in late and apparently just missed a wine tasting, so the receptionist sent up two glasses of wine!

We had a suite that contained a couch, table with two chairs, coffee table and buffet containing a Nespresso coffee maker (with pods!) and a small fridge. Our bedroom had a desk overlooking the street, dresser, flat-screen tv and comfortable bed. The bathroom was very spacious.

Hotel Drisco does a very good job of taking an older building, but keeping it updated and well-maintained. The windows in our room were old, but large, providing lovely views down the hill of San Francisco. They opened up to provide fresh air, which in San Francisco in July, can be cool. We didn't hear any hotel noise (slamming doors, people talking, etc) during the night.

Sadly, we only stayed at Hotel Drisco for one night, but I wish we had stayed longer. As we left, we found a bag hanging on our door that contained a clear ziplock bag to pack your liquids, and Hotel Drisco mints. We put both to good use. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone exploring San Francisco, or just wanting to get a feel for how great San Francisco can be.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sukoh
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Sukoh,

Thanks for noticing all of the "little touches" that we love to provide, from the Nespresso machine to the tiny bag of amenities we hang our your door the morning of departure.

Congratulations on your marriage and we look forward to welcoming your back for some anniversaries!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager

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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Management and the ownership are obviously dialed in to what is important to today's traveler. As a veteran traveler and current innkeeper, I pride myself on attention to detail. I am taking notes here. Staying in their most basic room, I lack for nothing. Nicely arranged, well - equipped (espresso machine, large flat screen, DVD player, sound machine and the list goes on...), Bulgari toiletries, plentiful and thick towels, beautiful bedding, a pillow menu. Truly every little detail addressed. The staff are knowledgeable, polite and helpful. Coolest perk? No mandatory $50-60.00 parking fee as there is plentiful on - street parking in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. What puts it over the top? If you want to leave your car while you are out for the day, drop your keys at the desk and they will move it to keep you in compliance with the three hour parking limit! Have you ever heard of something like that? This hotel gets it right.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled on business
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Mendocinoinnkeeper,

Thanks so much for your terrific review! I like to think that we "get it" but it's always nice to have that kind of validation from another hospitality professional! You can rest assured though that we would never consider resting on our laurels -- we're always looking for new ways to please and delight our guests.

Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,

John

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is a small, refined and comfortable hotel. The suites are spacious and the decoration is sophisticated and detailed. Breakfast is delicious and they also offer afternoon wine tasting with cheese. Bikes and passes to the nearest gym are complimentary and so is the wi-fi. I always stay at Drisco when visiting San Francisco and never would consider any other hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank Alecrym
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Dear Alecrym,

Thank you for your review -- I am so pleased you enjoy our sophisticated touches! Until next time...

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We chose to stay at the Hotel Drisco because of the good reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is in a lovely and quiet neighborhood. There has been a bit of noise on our first night because of the old floorboards but we live in an old house and know it's impossible to avoid. But on the other nights it was perfectly quiet. The breakfast buffet is very well stocked and delicious. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent three nights here and could not fault the service provided. Comfy room, big bathroom, lovely breakfast, friendly staff. And there are lots of little extras that make it a special hotel - like the wine reception and champagne on arrival (we're on our honeymoon). The hotel is situated on one of the most prestigious streets in San Francisco and offered beautiful views from its high position. This did mean we were quite a distance from all the city action, however the walking did us some good! There is a great mix of restaurants and shops close by on Fillmore Street. We particularly liked SPQR and State Bird Provisions. A great place to stay!

Stayed: July 2014
2  Thank Jessica H
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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#5 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $423 - $950 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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