Hotel Drisco in San Francisco

 Hotels don’t often have much personality, but Hotel Drisco is different.  It is a small, elegant hotel in one of the most stylish neighborhoods in the city.  The hotel has many unique amenities.  There is a pillow menu!  There is free chauffeur service in the mornings to anywhere in San Francisco.  I didn’t rent a car, so I used this everyday I stayed.  There is a nice breakfast included in the cost of the room with croissants, jams, berries, cheese and omelettes to order.  The layout is European with a quiet and private breakfast room in the lowest level for guests only.  In the evenings, there is a wine reception with some much food, I made a dinner of it for one night.  There was salad, hot appetizers, cheeses, crackers and fresh fruit.  It was nice not to have to go out for every meal!  San Francisco has great restaurants, but, along with ride shares, it makes for an expensive evening.

Hotel Drisco is in an incredibly quiet neighborhood.  It is rare for a hotel to be in such a residential area.  I chose a room on the inner courtyard, for extra quiet.  There wasn’t a view, but there was plenty of light.  There are rooms with great views of the bay, especially Alcatraz.  The area is fun to explore.  There are lots of multi-million dollar mansions that are charming old Victorian homes.  The area is Pacific Heights bordering Presidio Heights.  From the streets there are view of the Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts and the bay.  It is incredibly hilly and some blocks are a challenge!

The location is not good if you want to walk a block and be in the middle of shops and restaurants and the vibe of downtown San Francisco.  For me, it is a perfect!  I like absolute quiet at night!

My room was spacious with very nice furniture.  The bathroom was large and modern.

There is a turn-down serve and they bring amazing chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies.  It is heaven.

                                                        The view to the bay
                                                No shortage of pillows
                                                        The breakfast/wine reception room
                                A blurry picture of one-third of the breakfast offerings

                                                        The turn-down cookie


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