Hotel Drisco fully deserves it's number 1 ranking on TA and the accolades from fellow reviewers. I just returned from a weekend there and while I visit SF often, staying here made this trip very special. First the Pacific Heights location is amazing. Surrounded by stately homes and mansions in a quiet residential area, Hotel Drisco provides an escape from the tourist craziness of the wharf or Union Square areas. A short distance away is Filmore Street where there are many restaurants and shops. The Lyon Street stairs a few blocks away provide a workout that will burn off any calories you consumed as you can descend to the Marina district and the bay from there.
Now for the Hotel itself. The staff is wonderful. They are warm and welcoming and every encounter from checkin to departure was gracious and helpful. There is 24 hour tea and coffee service off the lobby. The wine and cheese reception each evening in the downstairs dining area is fantastic with a fine selection of wines that change frequently and a selection of appetizers and cheeses that was equally fine. The young woman who managed this was friendly and helpful on both of our evenings there. The same room gets transformed into a breakfast buffet in the mornings and it is well stocked with a European style breakfast along with oatmeal, bagels and a variety of juices. Really excellent room as well.
Our actual hotel room was on the first floor. It was quiet, comfortable and very clean. The bathroom is roomy and stocked with Bulgari amenities. While the hotel doesn't have a restaurant or a bar they do offer 24 hour room service.
Overall I was really pleased and the hotel exceeded my expectations on all fronts. I can't wait to return and can't imagine staying anywhere else from now on.
- 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
- Drisco San Francisco