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Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights

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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 Center 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 Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
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 / closet
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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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more
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Michele R wrote a review Apr 8
Cambridge, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel Drisco is truly one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The staff is very helpful and friendly, breakfast is superb as well as healthy and evening drinks and nibbles delicious. Plenty of tea and coffee with delicious homemade baked goods available all day long. The rooms are very comfortable with a choice of pillows and the location in Pacific Heights very quiet and very convenient.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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JC14 wrote a review Aug 2023
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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 Aug 30, 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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Jack B wrote a review Apr 8
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This was a most delightful surprise and truly a gem in San Francisco and very appropriate for this beautiful neighborhood of Pacific Heights. The hotel is absolutely "top drawer." My room was elegantly furnished. The bathroom is stunning. The bed, the pillows and linens gave me the best night's sleep. Make sure you attend the Wine Tasting and hors d'ouvres. Outstanding. The breakfast is a spread you do not want to miss. Reminds me of being in Europe. Then on top of all of that, the employees are real and genuine. Service and kindness abounds. No more hotels in the Embarcadero or shopping districts. This is the one. Oh, and take yourself for a walk in the neighborhood. Views are breath-taking.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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sethfinn wrote a review Apr 8
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We absolutely loved the Hotel Drisco, it’s charming, luxe, and lovely. It’s an old San Francisco building, but it’s been updated, and modernized in entirely good ways, while retaining its charm. Hard to be beat the Pacific Heights location, easy access to Cow Hollow, the Marina, Fillmore, and B Patisserie. The one thing to know is this hotel is perched at the top of the hill, walking to Fillmore or the Marina is a lovely 1 mile walk, downhill. It’s so steep to the Marina or Cow Hollow that some may struggle a bit going down, for many, walking back up is not likely, so you’ll be driving or getting a ride (or using their electric bikes potentially). Speaking of those electric bikes, this is just one of many amenities that I would have expected to pay more for. Not at Hotel Drisco. I can honestly say, it’s the only hotel I can recall where they’re not looking to make incremental revenue from each guest, they’re too generous really! From an excellent setup for keeping water in your room (and they’re encouraging you to take their reusable water bottles home no less), to a departing gift, to incredibly reasonable room service pricing ($3 for a beer, never seen that). Also their early evening wine/apps thing was lovely, breakfast is a made to order omelette and more. All of this is a long way of saying, it’s not inexpensive, but I’d say it offers great value. It’s the kind of place you can’t wait to return to, and you don’t want to leave.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dan M wrote a review Apr 8
Glenville, CT27 contributions19 helpful votes
Superb and helpful service, particularly from the front desk— it is clear that the staff genuinely wants the guests to enjoy San Francisco, and to be comfortable at the Drisco. The afternoon wine tasting adds a pleasant opportunity to relax, and the glasses offered are interesting and of high quality.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Bruce A wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is my 3rd time staying at this hotel, and it never fails to surprise me because it never disappoints. I have formerly stayed at other hotels over on Nob Hill and although nice, there just isn't anything that compares with the care, attention to detail, and overall treatment of each guest. It probably sounds like I'm being paid to write this, but honestly-you owe it to yourselves to stay in this property. Your visit to San Francisco will be forever remembered by how incredible the services are and how attentive the staff truly is. Their "breakfast" has the best offerings I've seen, and their complimentary Happy Hour ranks 5 stars in the appetizers alone, not to mention the wine selection and other drinks. Top quality amenities are in each room including great turndown service! While they do not have a restaurant per se, the always available Concierge at the Reception Desk couldn't be more helpful or INFORMED regarding dining options throughout the city! Great for business and pleasure, this is my permanent go-to hotel from now on, hands down. (If the staff of the Hotel Drisco is reading this, thanks again and we'll see you on our next visit!)
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Date of stay: January 2024
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j0hnb0y1950 wrote a review Mar 2024
Pleasant Hill, California10 contributions2 helpful votes
My name is John Larimore. My wife Carol and I stayed overnight on March 3, 2024. We had a delightful room-service dinner upon our arrival in the dining room with delicious food and attentive service. We had the pleasure of being chauffeured to and from a concert at the San Francisco Symphony. The next morning, our stay was topped off by the lavish breakfast. The service, food, accommodations, and ambience are unmatched anywhere! I would recommend the Hotel Drico to anyone and everyone seeking a great hotel in San Francisco!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dori G wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is the best boutique hotel I have ever stayed at. Attention to detail is outstanding. Very clean and professional staff at all levels. The breakfast and happy hour are huge perks. The breakfast is second to none. We will always spend the extra money to stay here when we go to San Fran. Have been staying at this hotel for many years.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Dori, thanks so much for your lovely review, and for continuing to come back and stay with us!
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Ron L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Warm and welcoming environment. Feels a bit like being in a beautiful home in the neighborhood. Terrific hospitality demonstrated by all staff during our stay. Nicely differentiated from larger hotels that have more of an institutional feel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from John Spear, General Manager at Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights
Responded Mar 7, 2024
Ron, I quite agree -- staying at the Drisco is a wonderfully different experience than one would get at the downtown 5-star hotels. More luxe, more intimate. Thanks for your review!
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Karla V wrote a review Mar 2024
Los Angeles, California, United States39 contributions4 helpful votes
The Drisco is above and beyond my expectations of a boutique hotel experience. From arrival, the staff is helpful and welcoming. The amenities are exquisite. Heated floors in the bathrooms, the very best bathroom amenities, beautiful linens and turndown service each evening. The Dining Room serves a delicious continental breakfast in the mornings that is included with your stay. The Sitting Room has coffee and tea service 24 hours a day and there is a wine hour in the evenings. I have not been able to stop talking about it since my stay and will not stay anywhere else in San Francisco from now on. Event the most upscale hotels, in my opinion, have not yet recovered from the pandemic from the perspective of customer service. The Drisco is NOT one of them.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Mar 7, 2024
Dear Guest, I just love that you can't stop talking about your experience here -- that's the best compliment! So glad you enjoyed your experience.
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₱31,558 - ₱40,946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
drisco hotel san francisco, hotel drisco, drisco san francisco
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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 (1.0 km), Pacific Heights (0.9 km), and Lyon Street Steps (0.6 km).
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.