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“Without a Doubt the Best Hotel Ever”
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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Without a Doubt the Best Hotel Ever”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the course of 15 years and I have never been disappointed. Every room I have ever stayed in is lovely. The service is outstanding and the extras they provide are delightful. It is a very private hotel and you feel as if it is your own home with a touch of luxury that you appreciate when traveling. My daughter and grandchildren live in the Pacific Heights area and I look for a hotel that provides convenience and security. I have stayed in many hotels in the San Francisco area and this is definitely my favorite.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for such wonderfully high praise. I will be sure to share your comments with my staff!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

we heard that hotel drisco was a great place to stay and the recommendation was spot on.

EVERYTHING was top notch. situated in a gorgeous neighborhood, the moment we walked in the door, we were completely impressed. the decor is both elegant and homey; the staff was very warm, caring and helpful; the food was not only delicious and healthy, it was displayed beautifully.
drisco is ecologically conscious and offers some out-of-the-ordinary amenities- free DVD rentals, bike rentals and chauffeur service to a couple of places in the city in the mornings.

we would absolutely stay there again.
thank you again hotel drisco staff!
melissa and jeff abers

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Melissa and Jeff,

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I loved your comment about everything being "top notch" -- that is what we aspire to!

Kind Regards,

John Spear
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

The Hotel Drisco exceeded our expectations. The location is convenient as well as beautiful. Every detail was attended to. Staff is helpful and arranged a car with a great driver. Will stay again!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Going by Tripadvisor reviews, Hotel Drisco was an obvious choice for the final two nights of our Western USA tour, celebrating my wife's 50th birthday.

It exceeded expectations! As a birthday present, the hotel upgraded us to a spacious city view suite, and provided gorgeous cake and champagne as part of the birthday package. We stayed in some classy hotels during our trip, but this was undoubtedly the best for comfort, for service, for attention to detail and for its relaxed ambience.

Some reviewers have criticised the location, but we loved Pacific Heights with its grand houses, astounding views and exhilarating climbs. Had we stayed longer than 2 nights we would have sussed out public transport options for getting into the city, but we managed fine with the free town car (a stretch limo!) in the morning and a 10 dollar taxi ride back.

We knew from the reviews that breakfast would be something special and so it proved, with truly delicious buffet items sourced from all over the USA and Europe - again, attention to detail makes all the difference. With so much to do in this wonderful city we struggled to get back to the hotel in time for the afternoon wine and cheese reception, but just made it, and enjoyed it greatly, on our second day.

There is something magical about staying in a hotel where every detail is perfect, guests are treated like royalty, and all the staff go about their business with an air of quiet confidence. After 50 years of worldwide travel I can count on the fingers of one hand the hotels where I have been privileged to experience this, and Hotel Drisco is among the best of them.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

My husband, two daughters, and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay for six nights at the Hotel Drisco. We had booked a one bedroom suite but were pleasantly surprised when they put us in a city view suite, room 204A. The room was spacious (even with the sleep sofa opened up) and immaculate, and because the hotel is in a residential section of the city, we never heard any street noise and slept very soundly. The breakfast was much more than a continental breakfast and offered a large variety of items; yogurts, oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, pastries, bagels, cereals, cheeses and more. All of it was delicious! We were at the wine and cheese hour twice and that too had lots to chose from. In addition, each day we found bottled water and wonderful chocolate cookies in our room when we came back from sight seeing!
Each and every staff member was friendly, helpful, enjoyable to talk to, and very knowledgable about San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Parking was not a problem at all on the streets around the hotel. They do offer a free car service to take you to Union Square too, since the hotel is removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown. That's really the charm of this place; it's a very unassuming hotel tucked away in the middle of a beautiful residential area. There are some nice restaurants close by, and a nice area nearby on Fillmore street with shopping and restaurants also.
I don't think you can go wrong choosing this lovely place. The staff are wonderful and went out of their way to be helpful in a very easy going manner.This was a great choice for our family. Our children were warmly welcomed and very comfortable during our stay. I would highly recommend this hotel and hope we have the chance to return!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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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 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 (per night): ₹ 29,149 - ₹ 51,885
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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