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“Pacific Heights Beauty” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Pacific Heights Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Perfect boutique hotel in the middle of the residential part of the wonderful Pacific Heights neighborhood. Outstanding service, comfortable well appointed room with city vistas, great breakfast included in the reasonable price. If you don't have to be in the middle of the business district, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

This place was really magical; it gave us the quintessential San Francisco experience. Perched atop Pacific Heights among the beautiful mansions of this quiet neighborhood, it's a jewel of an old hotel, built in 1903 as a rooming house and impeccably renovated and maintained as a hotel. My husband and I came here with our adult daughter for a one-night visit to the City.

I have to admit that my positive experience was influenced by the City View Corner Suite to which we upgraded. They offered us the upgrade when we checked in (maybe because it was the low season?) for only $75 more (which the doorman pointed out was really only a net increase of $50, since we'd have needed a rollaway in our original room which would have cost an additional $25). Anyway, we took it, and the suite plus the view of SF were so beautiful that we almost didn't want to go out and sight-see!



The staff were all genuinely friendly and eager to help us. Marty at the front desk was great, as was Bob, the concierge-- what a guy.

Special commendation for the mattress and sumptuous linens, the impeccably clean and well-maintained rooms, and lovely bathroom. And they offered so many little indulgences to guests -- evening wine-tasting, 24-hour coffee and tea service in the sitting room, a basket of fruit in our room on arrival, cookies with turn-down service, an ambient sound machine (not that there was much street noise to mask), a nice line of toiletries, pillow menu, etc. They even called me 3 days prior to our arrival to confirm our reservation -- a considerate gesture, since they have a 3-day advance cancellation policy.

My only criticisms would be the full breakfast, which was well presented but not very good food with well-meaning but rushed and overwhelmed staff. Also, the walls seemed well insulated from sound but not the ceiling -- we could hear people walking above us pretty easily.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newton Falls, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Traditionally I stay at more of the chain hotels; however, Hotel Drisco came highly recommended to me so therefore I booked two rooms for the president of our college and I. We were traveling on business and needed a place to meet with donors but also where we could unwind during our little free time. We checked in late and was greeted by the most friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were so clean and had all the modern amenities and more. The personal touches such as turn-down service, free bottled water, and more made the stay exceptional. In addition, the bedding was luxurious and wonderful. Although in a quiet neighborhood, it is easy to get in and out of by car, taxi, or by walking. In addition, our donors could find us easily and there were many places to sit and chat with them over coffee, tea, or wine! I plan to stay at Hotel Drisco the next time my family visits the city and certainly has become a favorite among my co-workers!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

My husband, teenaged son and I stayed here in late February. Hotel Drisco is a civilized oasis in a great neighborhood away from the tourist bustle. The house has been restored and carefully maintained. Beds and linens are comfortable and simply luxurious, decor is traditional although rooms have wi-fi and flatscreen TVs. The breakfast and evening wine receptions are incomparable, and staff and employees treat guests like royalty incognito.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

My young son, husband, and I stayed at the Hotel Drisco for two nights. The friendly and helpful staff were such a pleasure to encounter. Every time we passed the front desk, we were warmly greeted with a smile. The room was lovely, with lots of period charm plus modern amenities, such as an alarm radio with auxiliary input and multiple electrical plugs on the writing desk.

The breakfast buffet (included in the room rate) was abundant with many, many tasty options. The hotel is located on a hill atop Pacific Heights in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the Fillmore shops and restaurants. All in all, the Hotel Drisco felt like a home away from home.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Drisco

Property: Hotel Drisco
Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115-1011
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Pacific Heights
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#5 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 29,508 - ₹ 65,529
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Drisco 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Please note that we are currently closed for renovations until July 1, 2017! 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
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