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Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
Ranked #21 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Vintage building, fully retrofitted with modern decor, with a wonderful view!
This was our second stay at the Hotel Griffon. Each stay keeps getting better I don't know how they keep topping them selfs. We were meet at the counter by Matt the Front office manager. He remembered our names and what we liked to drink. He checked us into our room then personally brought up a bottle of one of our favorite brands bubbles.The bubbles were enjoyed at dusk as the lights of the Bay Bridge were starting there nightly show.Its the little attention to details that the Griffon strives for, that brings us back. They share the first floor with Perry's restaurant and bar. We ordered Breakfast in our room, a great meal. We enjoyed it while looking out on the bay. Our room had views from the bridge to Alcatraz Island. The location is fantastic. Located right on the Embarcadero across from the Ferry building. Walking distance to everything you need in the city.

Room Tip: Bay suit views are the only way to fly! book in advance they go fast!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear Dan S.,
We sincerely appreciate your kind comments and for choosing the Hotel Griffon for your stay in San Francisco. Our location on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building is quite popular with our guests and we are pleased to hear that you find it convenient to "everything you need in the city." We are so happy to hear about the wonderful experience you had with us; from the personalized service to the modern decor to the great views from your room. Our staff takes great pride in providing exceptional service and are always happy to hear our guests feedback. We are also glad you were able to enjoy our in-house restaurant, Perry's. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future.

At your service,
Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

There are so many good attributes in this little hotel: though the building is old, the hotel was remodeled and the place is immaculate - the decor throughout exudes quality, is charmingly modern and very efficient; location is very convenient to transportation options and many interesting places along the Embarcadero; in-and-out valet parking is also convenient; the staff is attentive and friendly - top notch service; the beds are great; Peets Coffee and Perry's are right there; the views are wonderful (if your room is located on that side).

On the down side: the rooms are old-world in size (part of the charm, I guess), so don't expect a large room; the bay views only apply to certain outside rooms, others view a wall; it is a little pricey for the size. Still, all in all, the Hotel Griffon is a great choice for a SF stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a bay side room unless you don't mind that your view is a wall a dozen feet away.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Dear Guest,
We appreciate your recent patronage of the Hotel Griffon and thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our waterfront location and our attentive, friendly service. We take great pride in our historic hotel and ensure that it is impeccably maintained , clean and updated. Thank you for noticing! On behalf of the staff of Perry's and the Hotel Griffon, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

At your service,
Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We love this cozy boutique hotel which is just blocks from dozens of great places to eat and drink. You don't even have to go that far as Perry's is an excellent spot to dine and has a classic bar with great service. Don't miss the Japanese restaurant Ozumo right next door, amazing sake and the food is off the hook. Back to the hotel, we are making this our go to spot for Giants games when we are in town for back to back events. The rooms are very clean and quiet despite being just across from the busy Embarcadero. The front desk is always helpful and the valet for your car is a lifesaver if you just plan on walking during your stay. I highly recommend you do just that as there is more to see on foot and if you really need to cross the City, the F car line is just down the block, Muni is close by and the Ferry's are just across the street.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your kind comments and for staying at the Hotel Griffon! We are glad you had such a great time in our neighborhood, going to a Giants game, eating at Perry's and Ozumo and enjoying our proximity to the Ferry, F line and other convenient transportation options. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon; opening day perhaps???

At your service,
Norbert Mede
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Hotel Griffon

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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

A very nice, clean upscale boutique hotel on the embarcadaro. Easy access to the BART and street cars to go anywhere in SF.
Rooms were a bit small but quiet, upscale, and 418 has a great view of the bridge and the new lights gives you a light show you can watch from your bed;)

The SF waterfront is right outside your door for a great stroll or jog. Fishermans Wharf is about a nice. 20 min walk along the bay ..
Great happy hours at the bars and restaurants next door !
A nice option to the big chain hotels.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Dear Guest,
We are very pleased to read about how much you enjoyed our hotel and especially the views of the bay bridge from your room. We also appreciate your comments about our clean, upscale accommodations as well as our proximity to Fisherman's Wharf and some great restaurants and bars in the area. On behalf of all the staff, we look forward to your return

At your service,
Norbert Mede
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Hotel Griffon

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Well located little hotel with great staff and restaurant that is superior to most hotels. The reason that I did not give it 5 stars is that our room was very, very small. Tiny. However, it had incredible views of bay and bridge and sail boats and characters walking below. Next time I might check out rooms first, but for just a couple of nights the space was workable. I would definitely return. The rates seem to be slightly below other boutique hotels in the area, also a plus.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Dear Claudette S,
We appreciate your staying at the Hotel Griffon and for sharing your comments. Feedback from our guests provides us with invaluable information to improve our product and services. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our great staff, our fabulous restaurant, Perry's, and our superb location along the waterfront. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future.

At your service,
Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

As a business traveler, I probably spend more nights in a hotel room than my own house in a typical year. I usually stick with Marriott and Hilton properties just because they are familiar and easy to find. After spending a night at Hotel Griffon I have to reevaluate my routine. This is the most lovely property I have probably ever stayed at. It was spotless, comfortable, quiet, cozy and had the friendliest, most professional staff I have seen in a long time. The chain hotels have been put to shame by this adorable boutique hotel. The restaurant next door has great food and fantastic service too. The location is amazing. They have a towncar that will shuttle you to your business meeting in the financial district. The staff goes out of their way to be helpful. Seriously - this place is amazing. I can't wait for my next visit.

Room Tip: My room was by the elevator which concerned me until I realized I could'nt hear a thing out side...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Griffon for four nights. Great location on the Embarcadero and in walking distance of Fishermans Wharf. Also an amazing view of Bay Bridge. The bedrooms are small and cosy, but we were lucky enough to get a free upgrade! The hotel is full of character and is clean and tidy. All the staff were friendly and very helpful, especially Oliva. The adjoining restaurant 'Perrys' is also worth a visit - great food and would recommend breakfast. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Dear Helen K.,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We sincerely appreciate your comments regarding your experience at the Hotel Griffon. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our great location on the Embarcadero, our clean and tidy rooms, the view of the Bay Bridge and our friendly staff; especially Olivia. I'm also pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at our onsite restaurant, Perry's. Perry’s is a great place to have a meal or beverage at any time of day!

We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.

At your service,
Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon

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Address: 155 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1206
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa , South Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#22 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#33 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £138 - £332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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