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Hotel Griffon

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#28 of 232 hotels in San Francisco
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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)
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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lnja2vg5hw wrote a review 19 Feb
Oakland, California1 contribution
Tiny windowless sterile room with no dresser, no desk, no chair, no space for suitcases, nowhere to write or eat. Uncomfortable bed, smelled like cleaning fluid. Hands down, worst hotel room I have ever been in!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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chgz2005 wrote a review Apr 2023
San Jose, California25 contributions4 helpful votes
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We loved our one-night experience at the Hotel Griffon. Everyone was super friendly and helpful, adding special touches to make our 10th wedding anniversary celebration so great! The staff we encountered know how to deliver excellent customer service. Also worth mentioning - we both find it hard to sleep in most beds that aren’t our own, but both slept great at the Griffon! The mattress was not super soft, like a lot of our hotel experiences. This spot is a perfect location if you want to be near/on the Embarcadero, walking location to many things, and have that unique, small hotel experience. Also, we liked the fact that Perry’s Restaurant is right next door. We will be back and highly recommend this boutique hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ann Mock, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Griffon
Responded 19 Apr 2023
Oh dearest chgz2005, We truly thank you from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes for celebrating your anniversary with us and for sharing this wonderful and so very thoughtful and kind review of your stay with us at our, "special boutique" little Hotel Griffon by the Bay! It makes my little heart tingle to know how the old fashioned hospitality and deeply genuine care and concern we have for our guest made such a wonderful impression and that, like Goldilocks', you've finally found right and perfect bed for you and your beloved to rest well when you are away from home ;x). Please know when you are ready to return both Rafael and I will be in our places with bright shiny faces to help you make your reservation; please do contact us directly as we both so enjoyed having you with! Until then we wish you and yours many happy memories on all of you future travels! With much fondness, Ann
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Harvey wrote a review 19 Feb
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Front desk person was useless when we needed guidance finding a parking garage. Noise was incessant late night/early morning. My wife was basically told it's not their problem. Unfortunate, because I/we really like this hotel. We'll go back but we clearly did not get the "A" team this visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dearest Mr. Sackett, First, I thank you ever so much for taking my call today and sharing all of the details of your stay that fell so dreadfully short. We will use your experience to work with the whole of our team to ensure each of our guest’s fell utterly treasured the moment they foot inside to our beautiful little Hotel Griffon by the Bay and that they are encompassed by the old fashioned and caring hospitality they so deserve for the whole of their stay! I am truly touched by your generosity of spirit, allowing us to welcome you back In March… from the tips of my toes to the top of my head I promise you your return visit will be lovely front start to finish;x)!!! Until then I wish you and yours bright and sunshiney day and warm and restful nights... Warmly, Ann
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Kyrie G wrote a review 16 Feb
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Regina was so very helpful and kind!! Made our 1st time so wonderful, thank you, thank you thank you! Best view for the best price, upgraded to the king suite and omg, I couldn't ask for more! Makes me ready to leave beautiful Colorado and join my man in Cali
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Oh Kyrie G, we thank you so very much for staying with us in our beautiful Hotel Griffon by the Bay, we are just delighted you so enjoyed your stay, due in large part to dear Regina... providing our treasured guest with an exceptional experience is something we try so very hard to do each and every day in each and every way so you most kind feedback means so very much to us, thank you! We simply cannot wait to welcome you back to what hope is your home away from home in San Francisco! Warmly, Ann
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Caroline B wrote a review 11 Feb
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We had a wedding close by and we needed an early check in, we paid a fee for the early check in and we got a room upgrade with a patio space for our son. The hotel is very clean, Ann was adorable and very efficient on her job. I would definitely stay there another time. Tv has all the channels and everything works fine. The free coffee and pastries were better than expected too!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Oh, dearest Caroline B did you just hear that big loud THUMP??? If so you needn't worry... it wasn't an earthquake or some other ominous issue it was just the sound of me lil ole me jumping for joy hitting my head on the ceiling of our beautiful little Hotel by the Bay as I read how you much you and your picture book lovely family enjoyed your stay with us, HOOORAY!!! Pretty please, do contact me directly when you are ready to return to us once again so I can ensure we we find a wonderful rate and the right and perfect room for you, your husband and absolutely adorable son awaiting you!!! Until then we wish you and yours days filled with much joy and happiness and peaceful nights filled with the sweetest of dreams... With much warmth and fondness, Ann
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Janine S wrote a review 6 Feb
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Very comfortable mattress. Room was nice. Front desk staff was friendly. Am coffee and pastries left a lot to be said. Firstly, there is a $20/day fee for this. Coffee tasted awful, no juice or fruit available. Within walking distance of the wharf and is located very near to the water b
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dearest Janine S, Thank you ever so much for staying with us... we so very much appreciate your kind compliments your comfortable mattress and well appointed room and our friendly team! I am only sorry to how dreadful you found our coffee and how much you missed have juice and fruit... please know it is feedback such as your which helps our management team improve and grow. We try so very hard each and every day in each and every way to provide exceptional service and experiences to our treasured guests... we so very much hope you will allow us to welcome you back very soon, we would be so very pleased and honored to host you once again. Until then we wish you and yours wonderful travels which leave you with only happy memories! Warmly, Ann
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Bossboobee wrote a review 6 Feb
Patterson, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is such a great location and the staff is outstanding Regina and Diana are the best wonderful . The suites are amazing. Perry’s downstairs is very comfortable and has nice food and drinks. We will definitely be back soon, we had the best mini break .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is no parking or valet . We parked at Ricon building.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dearest Bossboobee How wonderful of you to take the time to share your stay with us on this platform, I am just thrilled to bits see that you had "the best mini break" The fact that you experienced outstanding hospitality, enjoyed one of our "amazing suites, and were able partake in the fab food and drink at Perry's is just music to our ears! It was a pleasure having you as our guest - we truly appreciate your patronage as we are aware that you had a wide selection of hotels to choose from, we are grateful you found and chose us! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back and when you do return, please do not hesitate to contact either the wonderful Regina or Diana or me personally so that find the most lovely rates for one of our suites and ensure that you are welcomed back as the truly treasured return guest you now are ;x)! Until then we wish you and yours happy days filled with laughter and good cheer and restful nights filled with the sweetest of dreams. Warmly, Ann
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Liz R wrote a review 2 Feb
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Great location, room is fine, walls are really thin and the pillows are way too big and tough. Light fare in the morning between 7-10am and Perry’s is right next door for some all American cuisine. No tub, shower only. Bed was comfortable and linens were soft.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Dearest Liz, Thank you ever so much for staying with us and for for highlighting our wonderful location, tucked along the Bay, and the freshly baked croissants, scones and pasties we lay out every morning, aren't they just delish? We are truly grateful for your Four Star review and for sharing your experiences! We are only sorry our pillows and the noise you experienced left you with less than happy memories. Rest assured our whole operation team will review our pillows to ensure they allow our guest to have a most restful nights sleep! Please know when you are ready to return to us we will be here with bells on and warm smiles to welcome you... and of course in the interim we are all here to serve you! Until then we will you and yours happy days filled with love and laughter and restful nights filled with the sweetest of dreams. Warmly, Ann
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Anna_Kyrii wrote a review 1 Feb
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This hotel has a great location, friendly stuff and super-delicious restaurant! But i realliy missed for normal window, good breakfast, good coffe and adapter for the european socket... Breakfast with rolls at the reception is not enough when you are on a business trip
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dearest Anna_Kyrii, Thank you ever so much for staying with us at the Hotel Griffon by the Bay! We appreciate your most flattering remarks about our wonderful location tucked along the Bay and we are just pleased as punch you were able to enjoy our fab onsite restaurant Perry's and that you encountered the friendly, and personalized service we pride ourselves in delivering and which you so richly deserve!!! I so hope you will consider returning to us once again, we promise if you contact us directly we will ensure you reserve one of our City or Bay View rooms which will ensure the window in your room provides you will an actual view ;x) rather the window in your Standard room which provided no view at all as it is an interior room ;x( Until then we wish you that all of your future travels meet and exceed your expectations and leave you with only happy memories. Warmly, Ann
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Climber09773688878 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Location was convenient for our immigration business, the bed and pillows were awesome, and the desk staff were warm and friendly. Our room was tight (416) on space, but fully functional for our limited for our 1-night needs. Right across from The Embarcadero, though we did not have a water view. It was a pretty quick trip, and the weather was beautiful, day and night. The water and bathroom heater were hot, which really worked for me, and they had tea some windows that actually opened! 👍🏼
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dearest Climber09773688878 We like to think of our beautiful little Hotel Griffon by the Bay as hidden gem, an oasis in the heart of of the Financial District and tucked along the Bay (hence the stunning views of the Bay and Bay Bridge). .. so you can imagine just how delighted we are to learn you found us and that enjoyed your stay!!! We cannot wait to welcome you back to your home away from home in San Francisco; please do not hesitate to contact us directly so we may ensure we have a beautiful room waiting your arrival. Until then we wish you and yours the happiest of days filled with joy and laughter and the most restful of night filled with oh so sweet dreams... Warmly, Ann
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PRICE RANGE
£91 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
griffon hotel san francisco, griffon san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / SoMa / South Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
62
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Griffon
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 blackout curtains.
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.
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 and Spanish.
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.