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
Having travelled all over the world this hotel is one of the best I have stayed in. The focus on excellence is clear from the moment you arrive. The wonderful breakfasts, excellent rooms and the relaxing early evening drinks make this a very special place to stay. I would, without hesitation, stay at the Hotel Drisco again; in fact it would be my only choice now in San Francisco. Wonderful.
I had the privilege of staying at the gorgeous Hotel Drisco in San Francisco. Set atop the hills in Pacific Heights, it oozes quality and luxury. From my first encounter to my last, the staff and service could not be faulted. In fact, the staff went overboard to ensure my stay was unforgettable. You really get what you pay for, including gorgeous decor, delicious breakfasts and complimentary wine and nibbles hour from 5.00 pm. I will definitely be back.
My family,friends and I have stayed at the Hotel Drisco every time we visit San Francisco, for many years. The staff; food, beverage and transportation service; neighborhood and convenient location are delightful