Hotel Drisco

2901 Pacific Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94115 [See Map]
#3 in Best San Francisco Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1086 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 48 rooms, 5 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Only two blocks east of the Presidio, Hotel Drisco offers sightseers a convenient jumping-off point for exploring some of San Francisco's most famous sites, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. Travelers say that the top-notch customer service here made them feel like royalty, while the intimate atmosphere made for a relaxing stay. Hotel Drisco's guest rooms feature bright pops of color and luxurious amenities such as pillow menus, gourmet honor bars and nightly turndown service (that includes chocolate shortbread cookies). Although there is no restaurant, Hotel Drisco serves continental breakfast every morning and wine and hors d'oeuvres every evening — both included in the room rate. The property also houses a fitness center and a DVD lending library.

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Critic Reviews


“This 48-room property has an upscale, refined vibe that fits in nicely with its location in Pacific Heights, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in San Francisco.”


“Pretend you're a resident of one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods in San Francisco at this understated, elegant 1903 Edwardian hotel, where the pale yellow-and-white rooms are genteely furnished and some have sweeping city views.”
Award: Fodor's Choice


“What looks like an upscale apartment building from the outside is actually the place for guests seeking discreet, high-class service and amenities, without the showy feel of a big-city luxury property.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Lonely Planet

“We love the architecture, attentive service and chic rooms, with their elegantly austere decor, but the high-on-a-hill location is convenient only to the Marina; anywhere else requires a bus or taxi.”
Award: Lonely Planet Top Pick

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1086 guests have reviewed the Hotel Drisco, giving it a rating of 5.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0 (based on 1086 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, Hotel Drisco is positioned well for travelers who want easy access to the city's most famous sights while also being in a quieter area. Guests should expect to travel at least five blocks in order to reach the nearest restaurants and shops.

  • The hotel does not offer on-site parking, but free street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood
  • Complimentary morning chauffeur service is available to some destinations, and evening and airport service are offered for a fee

  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at Hotel Drisco are decorated in a traditional style with white or cream walls and bedding with bright accents. Amenities inlcude flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray players, sound sleep machines, minifridges, and bathrooms with BVLGARI amenities.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pillow menus
  • A shoehorn, clothes brush and electronic safe is provided in each room

Standard room size:

230 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Although there is no on-site restaurant, guests can take advantage of the complimentary gourmet continential breakfast the hotel provides (from 7 to 10 a.m. daily) as well as nightly wine receptions with cheese, charcuterie, fruit and hot hors d'oeuvres (from 5 to 6:30 p.m.). The hotel also offers a full menu of room service 24 hours a day.

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast




Hotel Drisco's small guest rooms may seem uninviting to families traveling with children, but two-bedroom suites are available to provide plenty of extra space to spread out.

  • Each guest room contains a bathtub

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Hotel Drisco's on-site fitness center features a small selection of cardio and weight training machines. Cardio machines are outfitted with personal TVs. The hotel also has six complimentary bicycles guests can use to explore the area. Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the nearby Presidio YMCA for additional fitness options.

  • Bike helmets, locks, backpacks and water bottles are provided with hotel bikes free of charge

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Hotel Drisco caters to business travelers by offering an on-site business center that is equipped with a computer, a printer and office equipment. Meetings of up to 18 attendees can be accommodated in the on-site boardroom, and the recess room is also available for small events.

  • Availability from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Advanced reservations can be made on the business center but are not mandatory

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



Both the 18-hole Lincoln Park Golf Course and nine-hole Golden Gate Park Golf Course are about 4 miles west of the hotel.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


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Hotel Drisco

2901 Pacific Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94115 [See Full Map]