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#28 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
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Hotel Griffon invites you to experience what was voted "Best Boutique Hotel" and "Best 24 Hour Getaway" by San Francisco Magazine. Situated along San Francisco's stylish Embarcadero waterfront, our certified green hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers who seek a pleasant and charming alternative to the chain hotel. Indulge in an appealing San Francisco boutique hotel inspired by European sensibility and enjoy exceptional amenities that include well-appointed guestrooms and luxury suites, delectable on site dining at Perry's on the Embarcadero, and distinguished meeting space for business travel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Hotel Griffon receives accolades for its attentive service and the warm, inviting atmosphere that many guests find to be a highlight. A number of guests have enjoyed the stunning views and comfortable beds, though some have mentioned the rooms can be on the smaller side with occasional noise. The hotel's cleanliness is generally praised, and its prime location is a hit for its safety and accessibility to nearby attractions, even if it sometimes comes with a less-than-scenic brick wall view. While opinions on value vary, with some guests pointing out additional fees, the overall experience is deemed satisfactory by many.
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Riaz R wrote a review Apr 15
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Very comfortable stay with an amazing location. Staff was friendly and helpful, especially Regina who ensured the stay would be as comfortable as possible. Tons of great restaurants nearby and right on the water. This might be my go to place whenever I'm in town.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dearest rizarahim! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted that we impressed you with our wonderful location and that Regina provided you with the old fashioned hospitality you so deserve. Our he team is always doing their very best to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay and so your compliments serve to motivate and inspire them – thank you. It truly was an honor serving you and we cannot wait to welcome you again. Please don’t forget to reserve your next visit directly with us so that we may personally assist you with your reservation and help you to plan another unforgettable getaway in our fair City by the Bay! Until then we wish you happy and sunshiney days and oh so restful nights filled with the sweetest of dreams. Warmly, Ann
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chgz2005 wrote a review Apr 2023
San Jose, California25 contributions4 helpful votes
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We loved our one-night experience at the Hotel Griffon. Everyone was super friendly and helpful, adding special touches to make our 10th wedding anniversary celebration so great! The staff we encountered know how to deliver excellent customer service. Also worth mentioning - we both find it hard to sleep in most beds that aren’t our own, but both slept great at the Griffon! The mattress was not super soft, like a lot of our hotel experiences. This spot is a perfect location if you want to be near/on the Embarcadero, walking location to many things, and have that unique, small hotel experience. Also, we liked the fact that Perry’s Restaurant is right next door. We will be back and highly recommend this boutique hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Apr 19, 2023
Oh dearest chgz2005, We truly thank you from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes for celebrating your anniversary with us and for sharing this wonderful and so very thoughtful and kind review of your stay with us at our, "special boutique" little Hotel Griffon by the Bay! It makes my little heart tingle to know how the old fashioned hospitality and deeply genuine care and concern we have for our guest made such a wonderful impression and that, like Goldilocks', you've finally found right and perfect bed for you and your beloved to rest well when you are away from home ;x). Please know when you are ready to return both Rafael and I will be in our places with bright shiny faces to help you make your reservation; please do contact us directly as we both so enjoyed having you with! Until then we wish you and yours many happy memories on all of you future travels! With much fondness, Ann
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Melody B wrote a review Apr 14
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An awesome SF getaway, next to the Ferry Building! Regina (QUEEN!) went above and beyond to make sure our stay was fantastic. We arrived early, and she stored our bags while we explored the area, before check-in. Our room was lovely, clean, and comfortable. Entire staff was kind and helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dearest Melody B, How wonderful to learn that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit with us, from the lovely and clean ambiance of you room, to our perfect location (a hop, skip, and a jump away from the foodie paradise, aka the Ferry Building, and of course our wonderful team members, most especially the royal Regina ;x), who will always go above and beyond to ensure that our guests are comfortable. Thank you for your kind words and for being our treasured guest at our little Hotel Griffon by the Bay... we shall await your return visit with bated breath... and pretty please remember to reserve with us directly with us so that we may assist you with finding the right and perfect room for you with a lovely rate. Here is wishing you many happy memories on your next trip to our fair City! Warm
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David C wrote a review Apr 14
Sacramento, California1 contribution
Had a nice room with a view. Regina at the front desk made the stay extra nice. Thankful for all of her help. I ate at the restaurant downstairs, it was good. Very centrally located, within 5 minutes walking of the Ferry Building. About a 20 min walk along the embarcadero to get to the Giants games.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dearest David C, I am delighted that you had such an incredible stay in our little Hotel Griffon by the Bay and that our location was ideal for exploring our fair City by the Bay. I am also so very pleased to see that you were able to enjoy the fab, Perry's... our super delish onsite restaurant and Regina's helpful and personable service, ensured your stay was "extra nice" ;x)! It so warms our hearts to hear that you experienced the true old fashioned we at the Griffon are known for. Knowing that your stay was worthy of "5 stars" is rewarding to read, and we are grateful that you chose to stay with us. On behalf of the entire Griffon team, we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay in the near future.. and when you do to return do not hesitate to reserve directly with me or Regina so that we may personally assist you with your reservation! Until then, we wish you and yours days filled with sunshine and happiness and nights filled with peaceful rest. Warmly, Ann
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Louie G wrote a review Apr 13
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The room was clean with solid wood floors rather than icky hotel carpet. Ridiculous value for the price and wonderful service. Regina was my go-to while staying at the Griffon and she had all the answers on where to go and what to see! I recommend the Griffon to anyone looking to stay in a centrally in SF!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dearest louie688, Thank you for choosing to stay with us review of our beautiful little Hotel Griffon by the Bay! We are over the moon to see how your spic and span room, our wonderful location, and the care and hospitality shown to you by our dear Regina added to the enjoyment of your stay and has left you with happy memories! We so hope this means you have found your new home away from home in San Francisco? We would be so very pleased and honored to welcome you back... pretty please we will be here with bells on and warm smiles if you will allow us to host you once again? We shall keep our fingers and toes crossed in anticipation)! Until then we wish you and yours days filled with sunshine and happiness and nights filled with peaceful rest.... Warmly, Ann
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Shay G wrote a review Apr 13
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Beautiful location, Perry’s has phenomenal food, the staff are amazing and accommodations are phenomenal. I can’t wait to come back to visit . Phenomenal view of the Bay Bridge, right across the street from the ferry building, and also very close to STK steakhouse.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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M A wrote a review Apr 13
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From the minute we walked in we were impressed by the hospitality and warmth of the staff and the hotel. Fantastically convenient to many Bay sites. Diana went out of her way to make our stay the best! We were upgraded to a suite that was clean, spacious and had a view that was stupendous! The bed and pillows were super comfy and lofty. Diana gave us great suggestions for dining with easy directions. I would highly recommend Hotel Griffin and be sure to ask for Diana. Almost forgot, yummy complementary pastries for breakfast. Value beyond!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Park out front unload then hit the garage across the street.
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Luisa P wrote a review Apr 12
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Clean, cozy and charming. Steps to the Ferry Building (to got to Sausalito, coffee and freshly baked bagels). Brandon upgraded us to a room with a view to the Bay Bridge and brought us sparkling wine. He was so professional, bilingual and fun!! Totally recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Small rooms but cozy and comfortable
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Thomas V wrote a review Apr 11
Oakland, California17046 contributions4169 helpful votes
It's a small hotel, sort of in the boutique category. Well-run. The rooms are a little small, but the price is right. The best part is the location right on the Embarcadero where you can see the Bay Bridge and the Ferry Building. And there is also a view of the Bay. Nice restaurant in the lobby. Convenient
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Date of stay: March 2024
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James F wrote a review Apr 6
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Hotel griffon is a beautiful cozy water front hotel! Excellent service, great prices and amazing staff! If you get the chance to stay here hopefully you get to meet Regina Diana she was very respectful and helpful! Ps. morning snacks and a really good bar and restaurant down stairs!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dearest James F, Thank you for ever so much for staying with us at our beautiful little Hotel Griffon by the Bay! I am just delighted to see you how much you enjoyed our "beautiful cozy waterfront hotel", , and that the "amazing" duo of Regina and Diana provided you with the warm and special service you so deserve. And I so appreciate you mentioning the freshly baked croissants, scones and pastries we lay out each morning the organic coffees, we think they are just delish, right? Pretty please do contact us directly when you are ready to return to us so we can ensure we have the right and perfect room waiting for you at a lovely rate and you are welcomed back as one of our truly treasured return guests ;x)!!! Until then we wish you and yours a days which which you fill with happy and loving memories. Warmly, Ann
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PRICE RANGE
C$181 - C$377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
griffon hotel san francisco, griffon san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / SoMa / South Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
62
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Griffon
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Griffon?
Nearby attractions include Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market (0.3 km), Ferry Building Marketplace (0.3 km), and Embarcadero Farmer's Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Griffon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Griffon?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Griffon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Griffon?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Griffon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acme Bread, Hog Island Oyster Co., and Boulevard.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Griffon?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Griffon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Griffon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.6 km), Fort Point National Historic Site (7.7 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.4 km).
Does Hotel Griffon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hotel Griffon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.