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Front Desk Host (Agent)

posted March 1, 2019

Hotel Drisco
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Luxury Hotel Seeks Front Desk Agent (Host), Full-Time, Generous Benefits
614146 l

About This Job


The Front Desk Host is an ambassador for the Hotel Drisco, and for San Francisco.  The Host will be an exceptionally friendly individual who enjoys engaging people in conversation and serving as an advocate for the guests' needs.  A partial list of additional responsibilities is listed below.


  • Greet all guests as they arrive at the hotel, perform check-in formalities, explain the many services and facilities of the hotel, expertly tailoring the subject matter and amount of detail to the perceived level of interest of the guest.
  • Answer phones, take reservations, and serve as a focal point of communications for all departments and employees within the hotel.
  • Perform check-out formalities, deftly assessing the level of satisfaction the guest experienced during their stay and following up personally with any necessary service recovery.
  • Provide expert concierge assistance to guests regarding where to dine, attractions to visit, driving/walking directions, weather, special events, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager and/or the General Manager.


  • Platinum-level health care plan, including dental, vision and additional coverage.
  • Employer contributions to a 401k retirement plan.
  • Complimentary stays in the hotel, and highly discounted stays for friends and family.
  • Partnership with Woodside Hotel Group and highly discounted hotel stays, food & beverage and spa treatments at all Woodside Hotels.
  • Complimentary neighborhood parking.
  • Complimentary laundry and dry cleaning for work garments.
  • Pay commensurate with education and experience.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Communicates effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, with the public and other team members.
  • Experienced with inputting and retrieving information from a computer system.
  • Ability to move elegantly through a crowded room and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Maintains excellent relationships with colleagues, managers and employees in other departments.
  • Effectively manages guest complaints and concerns in a friendly and positive manner. This involves listening to the nature of the concern, demonstrating empathy with the guest and providing positive and proactive solutions. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Meets legal age requirements for the position.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  A high school diploma is preferred.

  • Proven strong background in Guest Relations, Guest Services or Front Desk roles.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and an ability to excel in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow through, courtesy, cooperativeness.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet.
  • Experience with the InforHMS property management system is preferred but not required.
  • A valid driver's license is preferred but not required.
  • Membership in professional organizations (such as the Northern California Concierge Association) is preferred but not required.


About This Employer

Hotel Drisco

2901 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 346-2880

48 Room Hotel

About us

The Hotel Drisco is the premier luxury boutique hotel in San Francisco, renowned for its traditional elegance and highly attentive service.  In January 2019 we were named one of the top 25 hotels in the United States by TripAdvisor, and in 2018 we were named one of the top 100 hotels in the world by Fodor's Travel Guides.  Located on Pacific Avenue atop San Francisco's charming Pacific Heights neighborhood, and with only 48 rooms, a stay at the Hotel Drisco is an intimate and highly personalized experience.  The hotel is a short walk from sweeping views of the Golden Gate, the rugged beauty of the Presidio and the sophistication of world class restaurants and shopping boutiques along Sacramento, Fillmore and Union Streets.  

We Have A Fresh New Face

As of the Summer of 2017, The Hotel Drisco completed an extensive renovation. For new comers or our loyal guests, we welcome you with the same local character, relaxed ambiance, with beautifully appointed rooms atop San Francisco's charming Pacific Heights neighborhood. The scope of our renovation included all guestrooms and bathrooms, the Dining Room, a new elevator, innovative and efficient radiant heating/cooling system, and many more smaller touches.



We offer market-leading wages and competitive benefit programs to ensure that our associates are well taken care of and feel supported by us. Our hotel job benefit programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical benefits with a broad-based provider network so that you can choose the plan that works best for you. Plans include medical, dental and vision insurance options.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plans with employer matching, so you can plan for your retirement.
  • Paid vacation time eligibility (after an introductory period).
  • Discounted stays at all Woodside Hotels affiliated properties, restaurants and spas.
Why Work Here?
  • We foster an environment where you can grow and develop personally and professionally; it’s not just another hotel job.
  • You are empowered to do what matters and to solve problems.
  • You can be a part of a highly functioning team surrounded by some of the best hospitality professionals.
  • Associates at all levels of the company live by the Woodside Spirit.
  • We value open and honest communication at all levels of the hotel, and our General Managers and company executives have an open door policy.
  • Our hotels and restaurants serve very special, kind and interesting guests. And that makes life interesting.
  • We are fun-loving people… come have fun with us!
  • People get hired for who they are, not just what they have done.
  • We are a collection of smaller hotel, but large in spirit, creativity and sense of ownership.
  • Everyone’s ideas are encouraged and welcomed.
  • It’s rare to find such a passionate group of people all working together toward a common goal.
  • We take immense pride in our products and services.
  • Our hotels are civic leaders in their community, and it feels good to do good.
  • Our hotels and restaurants are top-rated in our markets (go ahead, look us up on and see what our guests have to say about us), and it’s fun to work with the best.