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
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.
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.
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.
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
When we arrived there was no front desk for us to check in and we had to search for a hotel employee. The only entry to the rooms is through the bar of the restaurant next-door. The room that we had was exceptionally small about what one would expect or a cruise. All in all the experience was negative.That is unfortunate because the last time we stayed here we had a beautiful room and first class service. Things have taken a serious turn for the worse since then. we checked out exactly at 3 o’clock and I believe that we were given the worst room in the hotel. It was claustrophobic. The parking fee of $55 a night is really exorbitant and there is no option to park on the street even if you were willing.
What a great hotel with amazing staff! They were so accommodating and took care of everything we needed. Also, right across the street from the water and a great farmers market. The hotel has great charm and the happy hour was excellent as well!
Friendly staff. People that work there are very nice. I love the location
I will go back to that Hotel I was very satisfied with the service of the staff
The room was not very big but it was very clean