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.
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I love the location, the staff and the restaurant / bar.
The rooms I’ve had are small and I haven’t been lucky enough or willing to spend the money to get the awesome view but the room is comfortable and clean. The beds are nice and the pillows are excellent. I do wish there was more space to be able to unpack when there for a longer stay. There’s no dresser. A couple small drawers and open closet space.
All in all I like this hotel a lot and will stay here again.
Great location in San Francisco, good value for money and terrific service. Nice view of the bridge from the room. Good diner downstairs. Walking distance to the piers. Complimentary fruit: apples and banana on arrival. Good value for money.
Love the Griffon hotel located in beautiful San Francisco - it is convenient, has a great restaurant, walking steps from the Ferry and Ferry building, has great morning coffee/fruit. All and all this is a great spot and good location.