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“Perfect, quiet and spotlessly clean!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Perfect, quiet and spotlessly clean!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2009

The Rough Guide to San Francisco says "unless you are wedded to the area there are better hotels for the price Downtown" - I totally disagree - the hotel in situated in the very post Pacific Heights it is extremely quiet and there are lots of places to park your hire car
adjacent to the hotel and not have to pay exhorbitant parking fees. It takes about 10 minutes by car and/or cab to reach most of the locations in the city as traffic never appeared to particularly heavy. You can walk down to the waterfront in 10 minutes but the walk back up is at 45 degrees and makes you puff and pant - but that is good for you!
Lovely lovely rooms and suites, excellent service on the front desk, very adequate buffet breakfast - lovely touches like lots of DVD's to watch and we had two TV's in our room.
We spent the first night in the Petite Auberge and the noise levels inside and outside the hotel after a 24 hour transit meant we could not sleep - and the area itself was very rough. We were delighted with our stay we could back if we were in the area - be prepared though they do get very booked up.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2009

Hotel Drisco was exactly what we were looking for in terms of a quiet long weekend away to celebrate our anniversary. The staff could not have been friendlier or more knowledgable, the breakfasts were delicious and the small touches like turndown, towncar service and wine/cheese made our vacation so relaxing. The hotel is in an a beautiful area with lots of shops and restaurants very close by. Its not the hub-bub of union square, which is exaclty why staying here was so relaxing. We can't wait to return and highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2009

After a long haul flight we were greeted by the friendly but unobtrusive staff at the Hotel Drisco. Our flight was early and we arrived before our check in time but our room was ready. We felt instantly relaxed and comfortable in our room. The room was really great, especially the comfortable bed, large bathroom, and other nice touches as the turndown service and cookies at night. There was also a really good TV and mini bar which was reasonably priced. The breakfast in the morning was superb. Enough to keep you going when out and about in San Francisco! We specifically chose the Drisco as having been to San Francisco a few times we knew this area was nice. If you want to stay in a good neighbourhood with really good restaurants and bars this is the place to stay. We just wish it was not so far away and we could go there for long weekends!

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2009

The Hotel Drisco is everything you've already read about: it's located in a gorgeous neighborhood, it boasts excellent personalized service, and the facilities are exactly as advertised.

We stayed here as we typically like to stay in places that are closer to the local flavour and the Drisco met that requirement for us. The service was very good and the front desk folks were always able to provide personalized information and advice on what we were looking for. The hotel itself is very nice with an excellent continental breakfast available every morning.

The room we stayed in was on the first level just up the steps from the front desk. It was nicely appointed although a little small. No matter as we spent the majority of our time walking around and only returned to the hotel to catch up on sleep before the next day started.

Overall we were very satisfied with our stay and would certainly stay here again on any subsequent trips.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

I have just stayed in this hotel for 4 nights with my two daughters. The service was first class - wonderful breakfast - wine, cheese and hot appetisers each evening, limo service every morning into Union Square - all these complementary! The hotel has class, elegance and extremely comfortable accommodation. The staff give 110% service and lots of tips on restaurants, places to go etc, etc. Bob and Elizabeth were marvellous - a big thank you to them. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, NV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

We stayed at Hotel Drisco for one night on my husband's 55th birthday. I'd made the reservations far in advance and worked with Marti, the property's wonderful concierge, to make everything perfect - and it was! She arranged for a town car to pick us up at SFO, early check-in, a delicious birthday cake and champagne (complete with flutes, china, silverware and cloth napkins), and had a rental car waiting for us the following morning for the next leg of our journey - Calistoga.

Hotel Drisco is a classic beauty that - as others have stated - has the unique feel of a large bed and breakfast. The lovely sitting area adjacent to the lobby was stocked nicely with teas and coffee that we enjoyed while the bellman took our bags to our room. The room was absolutely beautiful, bright and cheery and SO comfortable! The bathroom was huge and included the nicest ammenities, plus a magnifying mirror - very much appreciated!

Every stay includes a "continental" breakfast, but it really was much more than that and included home-cooked oatmeal, hard boiled eggs and meats and cheeses in addition to the traditional bagels, danish, cold cereals, juices, coffees and teas. Yummy!

We enjoyed a short walk to the Muni bus line, which we took downtown. Wandered around all afternoon and enjoyed a delicious lunch at David's Deli before catching the underground Muni to AT&T Park for a Giants' game - hubby's birthday wish. Unfortunately the Giants lost, but what a great ballpark! Beautiful, old-fashioned architecture.

Wrapped up the evening with a cable car ride to the end of the line and fabulous Irish Coffees at the Buena Vista Irish Pub. Took a taxicab back to Hotel Drisco and slept like babies!

A wonderful stay... We'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexndria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2009

Our welcome to Hotel Drisco was warm and friendly. The atmosphere was made even better by the helpful and timely way we were checked in, shown to our room, and informed of all the amenities the hotel offers. In addition, the desk manager supplied me with a copy of the New York Times Sunday Crossword puzzle! Hotel Drisco is situated in a lovely area of San Francisco, where walking around is a delight. It is close to good restaurants and quiet at night. We will certainly return on our next visit.

Nancy, Virginia

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Drisco
Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Business 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. 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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