San Francisco, California, United States of America
At a Glance
A residential location offering a different view on San Francisco city living
Terrific views over San Francisco
Suites offer spacious accommodation options rare in the city center
Complimentary wine hour and continental breakfast
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
San Francisco is a year-round destination but has a cool maritime climate. In the summer, the city’s famous fog rolls in mornings and evenings, creating a misty chill in the air. Spring sees the end of the rainy season, and the city’s pretty-in-pink cherry blossom trees dot the landscape. In Fall Indian Summer comes to San Francisco, bringing warm, dry days with plenty of sunshine. The very best time of year is August to October when temperatures are at their highest and days are often sunny.
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Located in the residential Pacific Heights neighborhood, Hotel Drisco is a boutique hotel with thoughtful staff and friendly service. The neighborhoods park-like setting, and incredible city views add to the authentic San Francisco experience.
Tucked away in the exclusive Pacific Heights, Hotel Drisco offers easy access to everything the city has to offer. The hotel features 48 traditional suites, many of which offer sweeping city views overlooking San Francisco. Guests can also make use of the complimentary town car service on weekday mornings or easy public transport in and out of the city center.
Each evening the hotel hosts a delightful complimentary wine reception. On offer are local California wines, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, nuts, fresh fruit and hors d’oeuvres.
San Francisco is incredibly easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus, trolley or taxi. Within a short distance from Hotel Drisco, there are three great shopping, walking and restaurant districts along Fillmore, Union and Sacramento Streets that will provide you with an authentic San Francisco experience. Just a short walk from the hotel is the Lyon Street steps, Alta Plaza Park, Lafayette Park, the Haas-Lilienthal House and the Spreckels Mansion.
San Francisco offers world-class restaurants, including 17 Michelin-starred eateries within city limits. In downtown San Francisco you can visit bustling Chinatown, go to the Jazz quarter, visit art galleries, visit the Academy of Sciences for the planetarium and aquarium, get a handle on the geography by climbing one of the city’s famed hills or take the cable car, go shopping in the fashion epi-center Union Square, board a bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf to take it all in from the water or book ahead to visit Alcatraz Island, take a stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and lunch in charming Sausalito.
The hotel has been designed very traditionally reflecting the sophistication of the Pacific Heights Neighbourhood. The rooms are no exception with their authentic style and comfort being the focus with pillow-top mattresses, Egyptian cotton triple sheeting and a goose down duvet. Luxury bathroom amenities are from the San Francisco perfume Agraria. Rooms feature Wi-Fi, gourmet honor bar with refrigerator, HDTV, DVD player and an electronic safe.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the hotel and there is a babysitting service available upon request.
The hotel does not have its own restaurant however, a gourmet extended continental breakfast is served daily and an evening wine reception with artisan cheese, charcuterie, fruit and hot hors d'oeuvre. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day in the sitting room with handmade biscotti served at 3 o'clock.
There is a weekday morning chauffeur service to selected destination or you can use one of the hotel's bicycles. There is a fitness center on site complete with cardio and resistance equipment.
San Francisco, the West Coast’s unpretentious culture capital offers world-class restaurants, including 17 Michelin-starred eateries within city limits, as well as museums and shopping. San Francisco is incredibly easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus, trolley or taxi. It’s also a gateway to the nearby wine country of the Napa Valley.
In downtown San Francisco you can browse art galleries, visit bustling Chinatown, go to the Jazz quarter, visit the Academy of Sciences for the planetarium and aquarium, get a handle on the geography by climbing one of the city’s famed hills or take the cable car, go shopping in the fashion epi-center Union Square, board a bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf to take it all in from the water or book ahead to visit Alcatraz Island, take a stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and lunch in charming Sausalito.
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
Hire a bike and cycle over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman's Wharf to charming Sausalito, perched on the hillside between the Bay and the Marin Headlands, or for the really energetic keep pedalling to Tiburon for lunch at Sam's!
Explore Alcatraz Island
Yes it’s touristy, but it’s hard not to be excited as you ride across the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Along with a historical prison tour, Alcatraz offers a working lighthouse, tide pools, a fort, gardens and epic city views.
Feel small among the Redwoods
Getting into the redwood forest has been likened to visiting a great cathedral. The redwood forests of cool northern California are a reminder that we are just passing through. Easiest to access are Muir Woods near San Francisco.
North Beach Food Tour
Join this 3-hour tour that explores the Italian restaurant scene and Barbary coast. Visit hidden tunnels where booze was brought during prohibition and the coast's oldest pizza oven. Small group tour with 4 stops.
Pier 39 - Sealions and Submarines
Ever since fisherman first hauled out of Pier 39, sea lions have bellyflopped on the docks. More marine life can be seen at the Aquarium of the Bay, while street performers, fairground rides and an array of boat trips on the Bay thrill visitors.
Professional photography experience
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Location & directions
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Hotel Drisco is located on Pacific Avenue atop San Francisco's charming Pacific Heights neighborhood. It is a short walk from the views of the Golden Gate, the beauty of the Presidio and the world class restaurants and shopping boutiques of Sacramento, Filmore and Union Streets.
How to get there
10-hour 30-minute flight time from London to San Francisco International Airport followed by an approximate 30-minute transfer to Hotel Drisco.