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Hotel Griffon

155 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1206
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#29 of 250 hotels in San Francisco
Travellers' Choice
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Hotel Griffon invites you to experience what was voted "Best Boutique Hotel" and "Best 24 Hour Getaway" by San Francisco Magazine. Situated along San Francisco's stylish Embarcadero waterfront, our certified green hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers who seek a pleasant and charming alternative to the chain hotel. Indulge in an appealing San Francisco boutique hotel inspired by European sensibility and enjoy exceptional amenities that include well-appointed guestrooms and luxury suites, delectable on site dining at Perry's on the Embarcadero, and distinguished meeting space for business travel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more
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CayoucuZ wrote a review 24 Oct
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A wonderful boutique hotel right on the Embarcadero with gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge and Bay. Across from the Ferry Building, there are miles of waterside walks, which during the season make for an easy mile hike to watch the Giants. Plenty of restaurants nearby including some with Michelin ratings. A very quiet and clean area. This is a boutique hotel, so the standard room will be on the small side, but the king rooms seem a bit bigger. Bay view rooms have the gorgeous view, but be aware that the al fresco dining on the sidewalk below generates some noise into the wee hours. The staff is super friendly and helpful with guest needs and suggestions. They are great ambassadors for the property, and make you feel welcome and cared for. The room rates are incredibly reasonable for San Francisco, but as everywhere in the City, parking adds a substantial "extra" to the cost of the room. Very, very clean, really comfortable beds, nice bath products, and believe it or not, soft towels. Public transportation in some form is the only way to get around in the City, so you can get anywhere you want to be from this location, and have the advantage of being in a clean, safe and quiet section of the City. Personally, we have found our San Francisco hotel for future trips.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: View rooms can have some noise from the restaurants below. Entry side and inner rooms are very...
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nodrama1 wrote a review 20 Oct
Darien, Connecticut361 contributions151 helpful votes
Add $20 PER DAY to whatever room rate you obtain. The amenity fee covers cheap thermos coffee in the lobby each morning and a water bottle filling station. Most other hotels provide this stuff for free. The rooms are small but in good condition. The hotel has a great location and is very close to the ferry building.
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Date of stay: October 2021
criancadodeus wrote a review 4 Oct
Washington323 contributions123 helpful votes
We have stayed here several times during the past few years. For us, it is the best location in San Francisco. Highly walkable and near several really outstanding restaurants. Bay view room had extra seating, a large closet and was comfortable. Front desk was friendly and accommodated a couple of minor requests with ease. Will stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Top floor bay view rooms are worth it for extra room and the spectacular view.
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Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 3 weeks ago
Oh criancadodeus, How you've made our hearts sing when we read how much you've enjoyed your return visits to The Hotel Griffon over the past few years due in large part to our spectacular location, tucked right on the beautiful Bay, right near fab restaurants that are just a stroll away in our wonderfully walkable neighborhood! When you are ready to plan your next return visit please do not hesitate to contact me directly so I can ensure you have another lovely Bay View room awaiting you; I am just so pleased and honored to serve you. Until then we wish wish you and yours wonderfully sunshiney days and oh so peaceful nights filled with the sweetest of dreams... Warmly, Ann We are ever so thankful for your wonderful feedback , thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to have you here again for your next trip to our lovely city. We cannot wait to welcome you and yours husband back to your home away from home in San Francisco, please know we will be here with bells on and open arms to welcome you... Until we say hello again, we all wish you safe travels and good health. Warmly,
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anna g wrote a review 3 Oct
Modesto, California11 contributions3 helpful votes
I was delightfully surprised with this small hotel. We reserved the top floor with the view of the bay bridge. It was beautiful. We kept our window open to listen to the sounds of the streets and look at all the happenings. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. There was plenty of room for 4 people. I will definitely come back. The restaurant there called Perry's was very good and the staff courteous and helpful. It is close to the Ferry building and Giants stadium and an uber ride to every place else.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dearest anna g, We truly thank you for sharing your warm and wonderful review! It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guests; we simply adored meeting you and we are just thrilled to learn you were "delightfully surprised" with our beautiful little Hotel by the Bay! We simply cannot wait to welcome you back, please know when you are ready to return to us we will be here waiting with bells on and open arms… until then we wish you and yours days filled with sunshine and happiness and nights filled with peaceful rest… Warmly, Ann
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Nicole D wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed at the hotel this past weekend. Unknown to us they charge you a fee per night for wifi, coffee service, housecleaning etc. Maybe I haven't stayed in a hotel for awhile but I've never been charged this at other hotels or maybe I just haven't noticed. Just a public service announcement.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dearest nicoledB330JI, We are all so very pleased you chose to stay with us at our beautiful little Hotel Griffon by the Bay and for sharing your candid feedback. With regards to the Amenity Fee we have intentionally priced ourselves among the lowest in San Francisco and we work very hard to make this very transparent on our website and with all 3rd party booking sites. and we'll continue to do so. The Amenity Fee is for our upgraded Wifi, our Advanced Filtered Water Stations, the Peet's coffee and tea service we lay our every morning and potential luggage storage. Wishing you and yours the safest and happiest of travels... With Kindest Regards, Ann
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US$157 - US$371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / SoMa / South Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Griffon
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Griffon?
Nearby attractions include Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market (0.3 km), Ferry Building Marketplace (0.3 km), and Embarcadero Farmer's Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Griffon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Griffon?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Griffon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Griffon?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Griffon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acme Bread, Hog Island Oyster Co., and Boulevard.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Griffon?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Griffon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Griffon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.6 km), City Lights Booksellers (1.4 km), and SS Jeremiah O'Brien (2.0 km).
Does Hotel Griffon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hotel Griffon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.