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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


4.5 Very Good 1135 Reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just loved this hotel!! The hotel staff was very friendly & accomodating. The room was great!!
The location of the hotel was wonderful, within walking distance of several attractions. We will be back!!

Hello San Francisco
Reviewed 5 days ago

My room was amazing from the view to the comfortably. I was able to enjoy the restaurant Perry's and all of the amenities that it had to offer. The concierge and the housekeeping were very all mannered and helpful.

Great home away from home
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spend many nights in San Francisco for work. This is my favorite home away from home. They treat you like a friend. Sharon at the front desk is amazing. The entire team are on top of everything. Clean rooms, quiet for San Francisco, great hospitality and a very personalized approach.

Great location, small rooms, mixed service
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room here for a weekend getaway. It was fine -- super clean, excellent bed, but only fine. Like many rooms in San Francisco, it was small. It lacked a writing desk (which I would have needed on a business trip) and like many old buildings, allowed you to hear everything in the hall outside as if you too were there.

A great peaceful little hotel near everything!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small hotel with very comfy rooms and beds-if your room faces away from the street it is totally quiet. On Sat you walk down to the amazing Farmers market at the Ferry Building, and if you’re smart you’ll go right to the homemade lox place and the Mexican place with the best egg sausage tamale in hot sauce you’ve ever had. You can walk/run for miles in either direction-less touristy to the south towards Oracle Park. You have to get a pic in front of the statue of Willie Mays! You are close to all public transportion to go anywhere. BTW we nabbed rooms for $156/night. You can’t beat that in SF!