What We Love
- Afternoon wine receptions in the dining room
- The complimentary DVD library at the reception, including an entire selection of films set in San Francisco
- Protein shots at the breakfast buffet
- Velvet blackout curtains in all guest rooms
What To Know
- Your room includes a Brita filter and refillable glass water bottles
- The hotel offers gratis town car service to downtown and the Presidio
- There are no interconnecting rooms on the property
- Request a room with a bathtub (not all guest bathrooms are furnished with one)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Cosseting Edwardian boutique hotel perched at the top of San Francisco’s ritzy Pacific Heights neighborhood, with old-world service and unbeatable bay views
If San Francisco is the Golden City, then this posh residential refuge with unbeatable bay views is its quintessential hotel. Between chauffeur service, staff clad in waistcoats, gratis coffee and handmade biscotti every afternoon, and complimentary continental breakfast, service exudes an almost extinct old-fashioned charm that harkens back to a bygone era. The cream-and-mahogany guest rooms were recently refreshed and more modern, with Egyptian cotton sheets, gold fixtures, and thoughtful amenities like nightly turndown service and a sound machine to drown out the city’s own soundtrack. Although the dining room doesn’t serve lunch or dinner, 24-hour room service (sans delivery charge) impresses with indulgent treats like sourdough grilled cheese, tomato bisque, and organic ice cream from the California-based Three Twins.
In the Area
Arguably San Francisco’s most glamorous neighborhood, Pacific Heights was first populated by the city’s nouveau-rich in the late 19th century, when the construction of a cable-car line made its hilly environs more reachable. It’s no surprise, then, that the pastime of choice here is shopping. Stroll the art and antique stores of Sacramento Street (SF’s oldest theater, the Vogue, also makes its home here), sip cocktails in a converted carriage house in Cow Hollow, then ascend the Lyon Street stairs—all 332 of them—for a breathtaking view of the Presidio forest, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the city’s signature fog-encased sky.
How to Get There
This was our first visit to Hotel Drisco and it was fabulous.
We felt pampered every step of the way-breakfast, happy hour, room comfort, Bulgari bath products, beautiful water bottles and the shortbread cookies nightly with turndown service.
I will never stay anywhere else in San Francisco.
Absolutely loved this place!!!! Luxury in every detail, top notch customer service, amazing staff, beautiful room, the most comfortable bed and endless amenities, and the best location ever!!! Breakfast was out of this world with fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, protein drinks, fruits, pastries, cheeses, smoked salmon, oatmeal, cereal, spreads, eggs, etc... and a delicious latte/cappuccino made to order. Afternoon wine reception was outstanding (big thanks to our favourite person F&B Manager Amida (apologies if misspelled). And also thanks to Howard for his remarkable service and attention to details. Every employee we’ve met was highly professional and courteous. We didn’t want to leave, wished we stayed longer. Would definitely come back as there is more to explore in San Francisco. And a complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate our birthday trip was very appreciated!
My husband and I were in San Francisco for just two nights and staying at The Hotel Drisco was the best decision we ever made. This boutique hotel boasts the luxury of any large or small 5-star experience with the intimacy and personal touches of a high end Bed & Breakfast. The location was absolutely ideal, just a few blocks from Fillmore Street (awesome shopping and eats), up the hill from Union Street (more shopping and restaurants), down the street from The Presidio, parks and anything you could imagine San Francisco is known for. Just a short walk you can see the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz one way and the city center the other. The room we had wasn't huge but it was beautifully appointed - amazing mattress and pillows (which you can customize upon request), the bathroom had heated floors and every "just in case" cosmetic or accessory you could imagine, The fitness center is small but has top of the line equipment (including a Peloton bike) and makes you feel like you are working out in a state-of-the-art personal gym. And the breakfast! Unbelievable continental breakfast included with the stay, plus a wine happy hour every afternoon that was simple and elegant. Above all else, the staff was incredibly friendly, hospitable and helpful throughout our stay. Special shout out to Howard for all of his help and Bob for helping us book our extra night. We will definitely be back here!