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“Huge rooms, great staff -- careful of parking”
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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Summit, New Jersey
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“Huge rooms, great staff -- careful of parking”
Reviewed February 26, 2011

This is a great hotel in a residential area. The rooms are large and the staff is terrific.

It's not a normal full-service hotel -- there is not a valet, a restaurant or room service, although the hotel offers a big continental breakfast and sandwhiches at other times of day. Parking is only available on the street, so be prepared to move your car regularly on weekdays.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

This upmarket hotel is located in Pacific Heights, a gentrified suburb of San Francisco. Quiet and safe streets, filled with huge old mansions make, make the location great. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The room (306B) had great views over the city and we could see the sunrise over San Francisco from our bed. The decor was classically elegant. There is no air-conditioning in the room, but, being high up, we could open the windows during the day to get the air in. The outside temperature was warm (25ºC/77ºF), but we never had any problem with the heat. (You probably would have to close them at night if you are a light sleeper and don't want to be woken up by the occasional noise). We had read the reviews about the hotel being too far from downtown, but this wasn't a problem for us because we had a car (plenty of street parking). At night we were going out to dinner in nearby Filmore St (full of nice little restaurants) - a 15min walk through this very nice area. Breakfast is held in a room downstair which feels like you are in your own dining room. Same feeling for the living room were you have drinks, biscuits and newspaper available all day. You can sit in the available sofas and chairs and really feel like you're home. On the downside: one night we thought we'd attend the daily cheese/wine offered by the hotel. But on that day there was noone else in the room and no drinks/cheese were served (we assumed that one probably had to ask for them,and we didn't dare).

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

Hotel Drisco does not feel like a sterile hotel. It feels like home. The wine and cheese reception and the morning breakfast are two strong contributing factors to the home atmosphere. The server in the dining area is most attentive and describes all the cheeses with accurate detail on flavor and origin.
The car into the business district in the morning is essential if you don't want to drive your car around the city or take a taxi. We just left our rental car all day and the bellhop graciously moved it to a new space whenever its parking time was finished in one space.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

The Drisco is a great low-key old hotel in the very upscale residential neighborhood of Pacific Heights. A very attentive and helpful staff plus a more than adequate continental breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

Loved this hotel, we stayed twice in the last year. My suggestion is to avoid rooms near the elevator or on the main floor. If you want to save some money, consider the King with the bathroom across the hall- it's still very private! Great breakfast, nice wine reception. Really great neighborhood to walk in and if you want to be close to the Golden Gate bridge, shopping on Fillmore and Sacramento, the park and the running/biking in the Precidio. Had a nice dinner nearby at Garibaldi's. Not as convenient a location if you want to be close to downtown and Union Square.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

I have never written a review on trip advisor, although I typically read the reviews. I could not go without thanking the staff at Hotel Drisco for making my husbands birthday the best experience at a hotel. Marti, Bob, and Julio were all so wonderful, we were made to feel so special. Upon arriving, there was no problem parking. Bob helped us with our bags. Marti checked us in and gave us hot towels. They offered to upgrade us to a suite which was a good deal. The room was spectacular. There were views from 2 sides of the building with a sitting room, where you can view the bridge, Alcatraz, and the city skyline. Everything is pristine and white. I purchased the birthday package for my husbands birthday which was a cake and champagne, which they placed in the room while we were out for dinner. They also included a basket with rose petals and bath salts. Its so comfortable and quiet, you feel as if you are staying at someone's very well appointed house. The sunrise was beautiful. There was a free wine reception, which they also had cheese, crackers and grapes. Breakfast was wonderful. Organic selection of coffees, fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit salad, honey, granola, yogurt, selections of cheeses, meat, bagels and fruit. This was one of the best days of my life and this hotel was a big reason for that. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is, and I highly recommend it. I will never stay anywhere else but here when I come to San Francisco. Thank you Hotel Drisco!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

The Hotel Drisco is in a beautiful neighborhood location in Pacific Heights. We loved the intimate European styling of this warmly decorated boutique hotel. Wine & cheese happy hour was a nice touch and the home style sitting rooms were very relaxing. We will be back!

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Property: 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 (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. 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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