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
We were in only in San Francisco for 24 hours m, but the staff here were very attentive and friendly.
Despite arriving with 5 minutes of the wine hour left, they sent glasses up to our room while we unpacked.
The wine was good, the Cuban panini we had through room service even better. Lovely bread and plenty of filling.
The room was great and the city view we paid for breath taking.
My wife said the bed was the most comfortable she'd slept in.
The hotel is in a fantastic location with Chestnut, Fillmore and Union streets. Very cool and a good place to make new friends.
Breakfast was a feast there.
Hotel Drisco is in a beautiful, quiet residential part of San Francisco, surrounded by magnificent old homes of Pacific Heights. It has a very cozy feel, and the rooms are extremely nicely appointed, right down to exceptionally comfortable beds (along with a "pillow menu" so that one can specify preferences), and luxurious towels.
The service is outstanding, and the room rate (while not cheap) includes a nightly wine reception and an outstanding "Continental" breakfast. The breakfast is quite a spread, including a selection of smoked salmon, meats and cheeses, along with an excellent selection of fresh fruit and baked goods.
There is no restaurant on site, but there is 24-hour room service. The menu is pretty limited, but the quality is good and the prices are quite reasonable.
Finally, while there is no parking on site, the hotel takes care of vehicles, moving them around to on available on-street parking, and bringing the car around front as needed. Moreover, there's no charge for this (unlike other hotels that will charge $50+ for daily valet parking).
All in all, my family and I found the Hotel Drisco to be one of the nicest small hotels we've ever stayed in.
Service here is exceptional.
Rooms are equipped with everything you could possibly need and are of decent size and so clean.
Location is perfect within walking distance to filmore street and restaurants. Getting around via uber was easy and wasn't far from most locations.
Passes provided to the local fitness center and the hotel itself has a small gym with the basic cardio and weights.
Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit, yoghurts, eggs, fresh juices, bagels and spreads.
Wine reception daily was just the icing on the cake!
Brilliant hotel. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
I would like to share my experience at Hotel Drisco with you. First of all, their was great service from the moment we drove up. They helped us with are luggage and brought it to our room. Our room was amazing. The details in the room were impeccable. They even had logo glass water bottles you can take home with you. Their food is amazing as well. At The Continental breakfast, their food display was taste fully done down to multiple options of spreads. The freshness and the presentation of the food was indescribable. I would highly recommend you stay at Hotel Drisco soon.
I loved the Drisco pre renovation and love it even more now. This hotel is an oasis. My room is gorgeous. The bed is beyond comfortable. Yummy welcome cookie. Beautiful bathroom. The breakfast is not to be missed. They have a Peloton :-) And the staff is kind, warm and attentive. I almost hesitate to write this so the secret of its magic doesn’t get out but they deserve the positive attention. I just love this place, it’s like staying at the beautiful guest house of your favorite uncle.