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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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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.


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

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


Great Location, Great Stay
Julie G

Wonderful location and wonderful hotel. Close to Ferry Building, easy access to public transportation and the restaurant is very convenient after a long day out on the town. Great food and drink, and appears to be a favorite of the locals......

We left our hearts....

Bet thats not been used before! We had a 2 night stay at this delightful hotel on a room only basis- which was all we needed really. The room was lovely very comfortable with coffee making facilities and a great bed. Strange having the wash hand basin in the main bedroom away from the WC but not an issue. Not masses of space but enough and decorated very tastefully!
We stayed for 2 nights having flown in from LA after a cruise and wanted to see more of San Francisco so we were out an about the whole time . We had a late flight home to the UK on our last day with a trip to Alcatraz booked for early morning. So we checked out early and they stored our luggage. We had booked a table at Perry's- booking definitely advisable this place gets packed and youve no chance getting a seat at the bar its so popular! We returned for our booking at 5 and had a lovely meal and bottle of wine( 1/2 price Tuesdays are marvellous). the location of the hotel is perfect and we did everything we wanted to do and more besides! San Francisco is amazing and the Griffon a perfect base from which to explore

One Night Only

We stayed at Hotel Griffon for one night of our 8 night stay in San Francisco. It is close to the main ferry terminal, which was our main reason. However we were very pleasantly surprised with the lovely staff, who could not do enough to assist us including an early check in and late check out to work in with our flight. Perrys, the in house restaurant, is fabulous. The room was a good size, the bed extremely comfortable and all amenities were just great.