Maybe it's because I had to walk up a GIANT hill to get to this place, but it truly did feel like an oasis of classiness. I walked in to the air conditioned lobby and was greeted by three concierges, one of whom offered me one of their specially-bottled water bottles. This Pacific Heights hotel has phenomenal views of San Francisco from both sides of the bay. Classical music plays in the background while guests are offered tea, coffee, and biscotti in the lobby during the day, and a wine reception at night in the downstairs dining room that is best described as simply shiny. Breakfast is also served there. The hotel also offers fitness facilities and a business center.
I was exhausted and out of breath when I reached the Hotel Drisco, as the hills around the area are some of the steepest in San Francisco. And the staff greeted with the offer of water, coffee, or tea.I knew I liked them already. (If only I was arriving during the daily wine reception.) And I only got to love Hotel Drisco more as a saw the suites and found out that the fold out couches have memory foam. (I've slept on many bad couches in my life and wished they all had that.) And after a good night's sleep, breakfast is served each morning. One staff member described it as "over the top" and I don't doubt it. Also, handmade biscotti is served every day at 3 pm. And the aforementioned wine reception includes cheese, charcuterie, and ahot hors d’oeuvre. I'm ready to move in.
The Drisco is located in Pacific Heights, near Alamo Square, site of the famous Painted Ladies. There is no parking garage at the hotel, but there is street parking. However, cars have to be moved every three hours. But, get this: a staff member at the Hotel Drisco will move your car for you every three hours during that time to make sure you don't get a ticket. These people are angels. You can also ditch the car and use a bike from the hotel. And if you aren't tired from walking or biking, there's a fitness center for use.
Charming luxury hotel in safe upscale Pacific Heights. Great customer service. Sitting room off of the entrance has coffee, tea and lemon water available all the time. They have complimentary wine tasting each evening and breakfast in the morning. The rooms very in size since its an old building but all have nice updated bathrooms, flat screen TVs and nespresso machines. This hotel is fancy in a very classic way with some modern touches.
In Pacific Heights, this is one of those classic little San Francisco boutique hotels that feels more like staying in an early-20th-century luxury inn than a modern hotel. Rooms are petite but come with all the amenities you'll need. The hotel is walking distance from shops, cafes, restaurants and more. The neighborhood is so upscale that safety is hardly a concern, but parking is nearly impossible on the street.
Cute, quiet. in a residential area.