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Hotel Drisco

Classic and comfortable

At a Glance

    Pros

  • great service
  • comfortable rooms
  • quiet residential retreat
  • 24-hour room service

    Cons

  • far from downtown

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Hotel Drisco Review

Pretend you're a resident of one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods in San Francisco at this understated, elegant 1903 Edwardian hotel. The quiet haven, which feels like a secluded B&B, serves as a celebrity hideaway for the likes of Ethan Hawke and Ashley Judd. Genteel furnishings and luxurious amenities grace the pale yellow-and-white rooms, some of which have sweeping city views. Morning newspaper, plush robes, slippers, complimentary town-car service to downtown, the Financial District, and the Presidio in the morning, complimentary Wi-Fi and bikes, Nespresso coffee machines, and nightly turndown service are included. A free English-style breakfast is offered in a sunny, spacious room; wine, chocolate biscotti, and appetizers are set out each evening in a lovely area off the lobby. Guests have commented about the helpful and incredibly friendly staff.

2010 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

This quiet haven has served as a celebrity hideaway, and it's easy to see why. Tucked away in a wealthy residential neighborhood, the 1903 Edwardian hotel's location is far more tranquil than the Union Square area. Rooms are decorated with genteel traditional furnishings and pale-yellow-and-white fabrics, and the morning newspapers, plush robes, slippers, and turndown service bring little luxuries to each day.

    Hotel Details

  • 29 rooms, 19 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 05-05-2014

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    Peace and quiet in Pacific Heights

    The Hotel Drisco is a warm, comfortable neighborhood hotel with small, but well-planned rooms. Its neither plush nor high-end luxury, but it is cozy, quiet and charming. The rooms are well-thought out and everything you might need is considered (the bedside radio has pre-set stations, the bathroom has Aveda products and a thoughtful basket of bath supplies for purchase, etc.). The free breakfast is enjoyable, and the dining room is light-filled and relaxing. Overall, the effect is like being in a B&B in a quiet neighborhood. And what a neighborhood it is: Pacific Heights is one of the priciest, and loveliest neighborhoods in San Francisco and it was a real delight to live among the splendor of the million-dollar homes in this area, if only for one night. This is by no means a high-design business hotel for a fast-paced visit to the City by the Bay. This is a relaxed, welcoming residential retreat for people who want to be away from the usual hustle and bustle of San Francisco. If youre looking for peace, quiet and comfort, this hotel is a good choice.

    by mjpbaf, 3/18/07
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    Service with a smile at the Drisco!

    Hotel Drisco was great for the second half of our SF adventure after returning from Carmel & the staff are helpful & accomodating in every way. We went on a self-guided tour of the area (gorgeous homes), did some shopping on Fillmore, enjoyed the restaurants in Pacific Heights & the Marina which is close by. Our room was a suite & had lovely city views; my only dissatisfaction was noise can be heard in rooms above & beds were rather hard, in my opinion.

    by mouseRD, 1/9/09

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