Why Stay With Us

Discover some of the reasons why our guests love us. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to the Hotel Drisco with the graciousness that has made us one of the top-rated hotels, not only in San Francisco, but in the United States.

We are proud to be the #1 rated hotel in all of San Francisco on TripAdvisor, and especially honored to have been named one of TripAdvisor’s top 25 hotels in the United States in 2013.

Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years, has recognized Hotel Drisco as a 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner. This distinction recognizes the Hotel Drisco as one of Fodor’s top 100 hotels in the world as selected by Fodor’s editors and travel experts.

U.S. News & World Report Travel has recognized Hotel Drisco as one of the Best Hotels in the USA 2015. The travel editors at U.S. News researched and analyzed an array of resources – from guest reviews and expert recommendations to travel websites and industry award lists – to solidify their extensive list of the best places to stay in the United States and we are proud to be among them.

For a glimpse of what it's like to stay at the Hotel Drisco, check out our Introductory Guide.  You'll receive the Guide at check-in to make sure you don't miss out on any of the wonderful services and amenities we offer.

Ideal neighborhood location.

Located on Pacific Avenue atop San Francisco’s charming Pacific Heights neighborhood, the Hotel Drisco has a commanding presence amongst the beautiful homes of this prestigious area, and is away from the “hustle and bustle” of downtown but yet is just minutes away from all the popular San Francisco attractions.  Some rooms (especially our City View Suites) offer sweeping views of San Francisco.

Our guests love us.

We have many loyal, repeat guests and are one of the top-rated hotels in all of San Francisco on every booking and review site, including TripAdvisor.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity and many others.  We are also proud to be featured in the book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die!

Exceptional personalized service and great local knowledge.

Our employees have been with us for many, many years.  To them, serving our guests is not just a job or even a career -- it is a passion. You won't find a more dedicated, knowledgeable and helpful team at any other hotel in San Francisco.  Our team also has excellent inside knowledge of the City and will be pleased to assist in helping you make the most of your stay with us.

We put the "Continent" back in Continental Breakfast.

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day with our extensive breakfast buffet that includes currant scones served with lemon curd and clotted cream, twelve types of breads, croissants and muffins, hot oatmeal, fresh cut and whole fruit, cereals including a local hand-made granola, a local organic sheep's milk yogurt, and a selection of cold meats and cheeses.  We even serve smoked salmon and brie on weekend mornings.  Did we mention it's complimentary? 

A taste of California.

Each evening we host a delightful complimentary wine reception.  On offer are local California wines, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, nuts, olives, fresh fruit and hot hors d’oeuvres.  Depending on your mood, secure a private corner table in our candlelit reception area, or mingle with other guests and compare stories of your San Francisco adventures!

Authentic style and comfortable rooms.

The hotel is designed in a warm and inviting traditional style, reflecting the sophistication of the Pacific Heights neighborhood, and our rooms are well appointed with your comfort in mind. We offer the highest-quality pillow-top mattresses, complemented with Egyptian cotton triple sheeting, a goose down comforter, a Merino wool throw and down pillows made exclusively for the hotel.  In addition, you can choose from a pillow menu containing a variety of different types and styles of pillows, and we provide a sleep machine to help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.

Complimentary extras ("the little things") that really matter.

We offer luxury Bvlgari bath amenities, chauffeur service on weekday mornings, a warm scented face towel at check-in, coffee and tea in our Sitting Room 24 hours a day, free WiFi, bicycles you can borrow, a Pillow Menu and many other delightful little surprises.

Locally owned.

We are an independent, locally owned and operated hotel, and we take great pride in making your stay in San Francisco one you will long remember.


What Guests Are Saying...

Nothing makes our day more than reading the many kind compliments we get from our guests.