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What We Love

  • A gem of a boutique hotel along the Embarcadero waterfrontStaying at a hotel that’s received multiple endorsements from San Francisco magazine
  • Being on the Embarcadero, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Financial District and Chinatown
  • Resting up in a European room, after visiting the historic restaurant (now in its fourth decade)

What To Know

  • Just across the street you'll find the Ferry Building Farmers Market which is open each Saturday
  • Rooms are small but well appointed
  • Free WiFi is fast
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Overview

A low-key award-winner near the Financial District and Chinatown, on the Embarcadero waterfront

The Lowdown

Have a golden stay in the Golden Gate City at a low-key, yet classy, waterfront award winner. Hotel Griffon is the recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has been voted the city’s Best Boutique Hotel, as well as the Best 24-Hour Getaway, by San Francisco magazine. Set along the Embarcadero waterfront, it’s clean, comfortable and inviting, the perfect base for your forays into bustling downtown San Francisco.
So go dumpling tasting in Chinatown, greet the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf, line up for a cone from Smitten Ice Cream in the SoMa neighborhood, or hop on the BART or Muni to explore another neck of the woods. Shop for vintage clothes on Haight Street, or wave the rainbow flag in the Castro. At day’s end, return to the hotel for dinner at its historic American restaurant, before retiring to your European-inspired room. Only appropriate that you get a bit of both continents in the city whose other famous nickname is The Paris of the West.

Rooms

The hotel offers 62 European-inspired accommodations, with views of either the bay or the city. Each comes with a plush mattress with deluxe bedding, as well as a flat-screen TV. Cozy Standard rooms offer your choice between one king or one queen bed. The full windows of the City King rooms offer views of the surrounding Financial District. For even better vistas, stay in a View King room, which looks out over the Bay, Pier 14, Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge.

Dining

Perry’s on the Embarcadero has been gracing San Francisco with its warm hospitality and signature brand of American fare for more than three decades. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available Monday through Friday, and on weekends, the first gets switched out for a tasty brunch. Come to try the popular dishes, which include corned-beef hash and a popular burger; stay for the stylish atmosphere of the dining room and mahogany bar, as well as the sweeping views from the outdoor patio.

Location

San Francisco is a colorful, elegant city with a fresh, youthful energy. You’ll have a blast sampling chocolates at the Ghirardelli’s manufactory and sourdough at Boudin Bakery, scoping out the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf, shopping at the Ferry Building and popping over to any other neighborhood you please, thanks to the fantastic network of public-transportation lines. A trip to the Mission for a burrito of epic proportions? An outing to Oakland? All in a day’s adventures, when you’re a guest at Griffon.

How to Get There

Hotel Griffon
155 Steuart St
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1088 Reviews
Nice, comfortable, not fantastic
Reviewed 21 hours ago

The room was comfortable and very well appointed and decorated. However the shower/bath was a bit lacking for what I would expect at this kind of hotel, and having only a single mirror over the sink in the main part of the room was a bit underwhelming as well. The location is nice, a block from the Embarcadero and a mile from Union Square, but they also seemed to be under staffed on our visit.

Spectacular view of the Bay Bridge, if you can get such a room.
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was traveling for business, and I didn't check in til 8pm or so, and I was pleasantly surprised to be given a room with a bay view. The room itself was nice. The wifi was password-free, it just worked (on two devices I had with me).

If I had received a room with a more shut-in view, I would have been somewhat disappointed, since I can always arrange a high-rise, at higher price, with guaranteed view.

A Touch of Class
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived at the Hotel Griffon at the end of a long road-trip, and I have to say it was the perfect finishing stop.

The staff were amazing, whilst we were checking in, staff were on hand straightaway to help us with our luggage and get us settled in.

Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed was absolutely huge and the turn down service just adding an extra touch of class.

All in all I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend to anyone going to San Francisco to check it out. Stunning location.

Wonderful staff and amazing suite
Reviewed 1 week ago

i wish I would have spent more nights at this hotel. I was upgraded to a suite and loved every minute of it. The view was amazing the room was amazing and the actual cost for me was amazing. Worth spending the extra buck to get the nicer room

Always a lovely visit!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Hotel Griffon! I stayed for a week on a work trip, and the staff is incredibly helpful. They've gone out of their way to help prepare a room early for me on multiple occurrences, and are always really prompt with any requests. Having a fantastic restaurant located within the hotel is a huge plus as well. (You can order room service directly from a tablet next to your bed!) Plus the location right off of The Embarcadero is convenient and close to lots to do, such as the farmer's market, Market St vendors, water taxis, Pier 39, etc. Definitely recommend!