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Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights

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#2 of 232 hotels in San Francisco
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more
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DeSantis24 wrote a review 24 Feb
Pacific Palisades, CA30 contributions16 helpful votes
The Hotel Drisco is an oasis in San Francisco. The location, rooms, amenities and most importantly the staff are all excellent. The wonderful buffet breakfast and happy hour buffet are always delicious. It feels like home and we can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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To our friends the DeSantis', thanks so much for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit with us.
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JC14 wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Another remarkable experience after our last trip during the Christmas week of 2022. This time it was after the lobby had been largely redone. They did a wonderful job creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere which is highly unusual in any US hotels. The location perched on top of Pacific Heights contributes greatly to the magic of the place. The staff is also superb. It has to be one of the very best if not the best "boutique" hotels in the US.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 30 Aug 2023
We are so pleased to have welcomed you back after your great Christmas, 2022 experience. So glad that you liked the recent renovations.
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luciag886 wrote a review 16 Feb
Lerma4 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel Drisco is beautiful and well located, employees are nice and willing to help. We had little trouble with the heating system in our room, they solved it changing us to an upgrade room at no extra charge. The rest of our stay was outstanding with so many details to us.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear guest, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay, and your upgrade!
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Jerry O wrote a review Jan 2024
San Francisco, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
A truly civilized experience in the midst of the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. The happy hour is delightful and the breakfast if 5-stars. The staff is attentive and thoughtful while the complementary parking and car service are just examples of the little things that set this hotel apart. Would definitely recommend escaping to the Drisco over options downtown or the Warf!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Citeaux2012 wrote a review Jan 2024
San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a big treat for us. Situated in the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Heights, this hotel provides exceptional hospitality. Street parking is easy to find and feels safe, though one should always be cautious -- don't leave visible items in the car and, of course, keep the car doors locked. Beginning with a warm welcome at the reception desk and, assuming you arrive in the afternoon, hot beverages and cookies, one feels immediately at home in a peaceful surrounding. Our room was well-appointed and every need was addressed. A welcome plate of fresh fruit awaited us; the mattress was super-comfortable. There was a choice of pillows, luxurious toiletries, a bedside water bottle, closet amenities, such as shoe horns and beautiful hangers. The soft colors of the room and the view towards the San Francisco Bay enchanted us. We wanted to watch a classic holiday movie, so a member of the staff brought us a DVD player and set it up for us. We opted to skip dinner after enjoying sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and exquisite, local wines during the early evening. At breakfast we enjoyed a cooked-to-order hot breakfast, fresh fruit, delicious coffee and pastries. Very simply, it was for us a holiday treat and a memorable stay. We're actually native San Franciscans, but no longer live in The City. We highly recommend The Drisco Hotel for an amazing San Francisco experience.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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What a wonderful review -- thank you so much!
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Margie1818 wrote a review Dec 2023
Huntington Bay, New York28 contributions35 helpful votes
Hotel Drisco is a lovely experience! Located at the very top of Pacific Heights it is in an old mansion with beautiful views of the city. The hike up the hills balances out the delicious breakfasts and wine hour they host Staff is friendly and hospitable and service is spot on. I have been a guest at several of the best hotels in SF and Hotel Drisco is my favorite hotel experience in the city
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dear Margie, you're so right! Walk up and down our steep hills and you deserve our culinary indulgences!
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Samir T wrote a review Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
Awesome hotel -- European charm with Four Seasons service experience. A must stay in the city that lately has gotten a bum rap. Away from the busy touristy hotels and areas. Easy access to Fillmore Street and all its restaurants and shopping! This will now be our go to hotel in SF.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Uh oh, the secret's out! See you again soon...
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Trek828217 wrote a review Dec 2023
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One of the most beautiful and welcoming hotels we've stayed in. Newly redone rooms are lovely. Amenities fantastic. Gym is smallish but well outfitted (love the Pelaton), breakfast offerings each morning are sumptuous, evening cocktail hour is delightful. Staff was professional, efficient and personable. The hotel has an old world sensibility but with a modern take. We felt very welcomed and appreciated as guests. Looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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High praise indeed -- thank you so much!
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Dec 2023
San Francisco, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
We love this hotel. It’s in a beautiful location and rooms are quiet, clean, and extremely comfortable. Items offered for breakfast are varied and delicious. We stayed there twice in November and doubtless will be back whenever we are in San Francisco. It’s the nicest boutique hotel in the city.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth, thank you so much for your review!
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660andrewb660 wrote a review Dec 2023
Santa Barbara, California13 contributions9 helpful votes
This hotel is revelation. Situated next to Billionaires Row you feel like you are staying in someone’s mansion. The buffet breakfast and wine happy hour with appetizers are fantastic. Was hesitant to post as don’t want too many people to be aware of this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Very kind, Andrew. Thanks very much for your review!
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PRICE RANGE
£440 - £556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
drisco hotel san francisco, hotel drisco, drisco san francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoPacific Heights
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Nearby attractions include Marina District (0.7 miles), Pacific Heights (0.6 miles), and Lyon Street Steps (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Conveniently located restaurants include B. Patisserie, Sweet Maple, and Pacific Catch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino.