I travel to San Francisco at least ten times per year for business. I've stayed at most of the great SF hotels (and many of the not-so-great ones!). But I keep coming back to The Drisco. It is charming without being precious, elegant without being pretentious, quiet without being moribund, solicitous without being unctuous... in short, an old-world style hotel which has somehow managed to keep up with an overall modern world (although a few more sockets for charging the inevitable electronic device mess would be great). No, they don't have all the amenities that a typical modern hotel might have. And no, there is not a hot-spot bar on the ground floor. And the floors creak a bit. And the elevator is small. And the temperature in the room is occasionally a bit difficult to control. But the wood is lovingly polished. The front stairs are swept hourly by the incredibly polite doorman, Than. The front desk staff is mind-bendingly pleasant. The breakfast is delicious and simple, served in a room that one could imagine would be frequented by the British aristocracy, looking for a quiet place to nosh. In short, the overall experience is so damn satisfying that the hotel's few quirks (and don't get me wrong - there are some!) , far from being inconveniences, are actually additive to the experience. If you are looking for a modern business hotel, don't bother. But if you are looking for a place you can return to again and again, and never tire of the welcome you will receive, The Drisco is the place for you.
- 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