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“More than met expectations--fantastic for business and our "little" unwind time!”
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Hotel Drisco
Ranked #1 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Newton Falls, Ohio
1 review
“More than met expectations--fantastic for business and our "little" unwind time!”
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!

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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 4 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.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I am very picky about hotels and I enjoy luxury hotels only. What matters to me most is cleanliness, comfort, and good service. Hard to find any of the above better than at Hotel Drisco. Crowd is a little bit older so definitely not a party hotel if that's what you are looking for. Perfect for couples who are taking a break from whatever and are just looking for a clean quite place to relax. Service is impeccable. No place to eat on site and in room dining options very limited. Need to take decent walk or drive for food unless you order delivery (also not many good options). Other than that there are no negatives. Close to golden gate bridge for quick trip to Napa too.

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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
Dear Guest,

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree with you that cleanliness is essential in any class of accommodation. Here at the Drisco our veteran team of room attendants has been with us collectively for over a century! They are a dedicated and loyal team and we appreciate them very much.

Thank you for staying with us.

Kind Regards,

John Spear
General Manager
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

An interesting building with character in Pacific Heights. Its a bit of a pain to get to if you are walking or on public transport, but otherwise worthwhile for the views and for being in an area with characterful architecture. Breakfast was good and service excellent. The rooms were a little dated, and TV impossible to control, but no real complaints.

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DriscoManager, General Manager at Hotel Drisco, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, I am concerned that your found your television difficult to use. Please feel free to contact me regarding this problem so we can learn more and find a solution.

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John Spear
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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 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#5 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€€
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Drisco 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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