Hotel Drisco, San Francisco
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Great boutique hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is in a lovely area of San Francisco - Pacific Heights and after spending a few days exploring San Francisco we realised that it was the only location for us. Its very quiet and a nice escape from the hussle and bustle of the city. We had a deluxe room with a city view which was great, big bathroom, very clean immaculate bedroom. Now I understand from what they said that there are only a few of these deluxe rooms with the city views, the other deluxe ones don't have such great views. So if you book a deluxe room ask for one of these.
The hotel is on top of the hill so we either caught a cab or sometimes walked up...which certainly kept us fit!! The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to Fremont street which was great in the evenings when looking for a restaurant. The concierge service was great and very helpful and arranged a chaffeur driven car for half a day to take us to Muir woods (wow!!) and Sausilito - all for $55 an hour! . We also liked the complimentary drink for all the guests between 5 and 7..it was nice to meet and chat to the other guests.
The things that could be improved upon were that the hotel served no food except a buffet at breakfast, upon our arrival being asked to call from our room for a takeway and not use the reception phone (although we could eat it in the dining room) which we found a little crazy and the shower was quite weak.
Overall if we go to San Francisco again we would stay at the Drisco
If you want to stay here, get a suite!from cgeiger
One thing I'm picking up from all the other reviews -- if you're going to stay here, you probably need to get a suite. There are a few horror stories among the reviews, and it seems like all these bad stories come from those who didn't have a suite.
If we can afford it or find another deal, we'll definitely be staying at the Drisco the next time we go to San Francisco. The hotel itself was one of the high points of our trip.
Beautiful Experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Did I Miss Something?from plannerguru
The room was booked directly through the hotel website. We were given a hot, dark room on the 3rd floor overlooking an interior courtyard - the spectacular Pacific Heights views we anticipated were nonexistent unless we hung out in the hallway or on the roof. Through the window, we were in earshot of every noise from other hotel rooms and the adjacent apartment building - frankly, I prefer street noise to flushing toilets, baby crying, coughing, sneezing, and various other bodily functions. We had no fan and no AC, and the room was ridiculously hot even though it was 55-65 degrees outside every day. The bed was like a rock. Yes, the room was pretty and the bathroom was large, but who wanted to spend any time in a hot, dark, loud room? Strangely, every other room on our floor had a "theme name" posted on the door - ours didn't - and I don't think they would take my suggestion for a name.
Front desk hotel staff were aloof. They promptly reminded us that the rewards program we signed up for on the chain's website does not include this hotel; I guess I should have read the fine print. The continental breakfast they serve is on par with any other chain, nothing spectacular, and we felt rushed by the busboys. The business center, while comprehensive, charges you $4 for every 20 minutes of computer time and $0.20 per page to print. I felt nickel-and-dimed, especially since the downtown hotel we had just checked out of included these services at no charge.
Pacific Heights has lovely homes and unparalleled city views, but be forewarned: parking is nonexistent on weekdays (resident permits only). Restaurants and shopping on Fillmore and Union Streets are not far to walk to as the crow flies, especailly since they are downhill. However, the return trip is a strenuous, extremely steep climb up a 300' hill. Bus routes are at the bottom of the hill, so be prepared to seriously exert yourself every day. None of this is the Drisco's fault - but it would be nice if they offered some sort of shuttle service. Speaking of shuttles - if you book any bus tours from the Fisherman's Wharf area, they will not pick you up or return you to the Drisco since the hotel is far from the downtown area and situated on the hill. Bottom line: bring money for taxis.
Perhaps the Drisco would be OK for a one night stay to see the Pacific Heights neighborhood, but next time I will remain downtown.
Slightly Disappointed in Hotel Driscofrom A TripAdvisor Member
A great bargain in a different part of the cityfrom mjmorin
Amazing hotel, amazing value, easy parkingfrom dbrand
Adorable Boutique Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A fabulous jewelfrom Proseco
Drisco is Wonderful!from A TripAdvisor Member
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- Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue - San Francisco - California - 94115 - United States
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