$199 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 1, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

Hotel Griffon

3 stars
155 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
58 reviews
Nice weekend getaway

This place is top notch. The staff was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the city. The... See full review

  • Brettn24
  • Feb 10, 2014
wonderful weekend trip

staff was friendly. great customer service! We were able to watch the game at the restaurant... See full review

  • Foodie Kathy
  • Jan 23, 2014
Chic boutique establishment on the waterfront
Right in the heart of the historical San Francisco waterfront is the Hotel Griffon, combining culture and charm with cutting-edge design. As an upmarket boutique hotel, it lacks the uniformity of big chains, but still impresses with a combination of great service and stylish modern design. Moments from San Francisco Bay, the other great selling point of Hotel Griffon is its superb location and views of this vibrant city. Fans of Armistead Maupin will be delighted to eat in Perry's, the classic American restaurant immortalized in his books. 
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Unrivaled views of the Bay and Bridge
  • Contemporary style and top-notch design 
  • Acclaimed Perry's restaurant attached
Hotel Griffon Rooms
With its distinctive architectural features and exposed brickwork, the guest rooms at Hotel Griffon are quirky and design-led but still extremely comfortable. Choose between a superior with queen bed, and deluxe with king. Both rooms have down bedding, 300-thread-count bed linens, and plush mattresses. IPod docking stations are a nice touch, as well as the 32-inch flat-screen televisions that come as standard. Well-stocked bathrooms provide robes, high-class complimentary toiletries such as Aveda, and marble vanity units. Complimentary turndown service and daily newspaper are thrown in, making the Hotel Griffon feel more of a luxury package than many boutique hotels. Deluxe king rooms also offer twice-daily housekeeping and room service, should the guest require it. Nonsmoking throughout, guests are well advised to request a room with a view of the glittering San Francisco Bay, which can be appreciated from the comfortable window seat. The hotel also offers its guests the use of a small but intimate boardroom with dining facilities and balcony area, as well as access to the adjoining health club and pool (fees apply). Another bonus is free Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby, and of course the chance to dine in the Iconic Perry's restaurant. 
Things To Do:
  • Financial District (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Alcatraz (3 mi/4.8 km)

Hotel Map

37.7929 -122.3922
Area served
San Francisco.
Nearby airports
San Francisco Airport - 16 miles Oakland International Airport - 15 miles
Area description
Area Location - Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Cable Car Barn and Museum, Ferry Building, Embarcadero, California Academy of Sciences, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Davies Symphony Hall/San Francisco, DeYoung Museum, Asian Art Museum, Exploratorium, Ghirardelli Square, Japanese Tea Garden.

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Hotel Griffon Rooms

Superior Room
One Queen bed with plush-top mattress, 300-thread-count linens, and down bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Multi-line speakerphone. 32-inch flat-screen TV. MP3- compatible I-Pod docking station/clock. Bathrobes. Complimentary daily newspaper. Turndown service with Hotel Griffon amenity.
Deluxe King
Room with King bed includes direct dial telephone, flat screen Television, Complementary wireless Internet, in-room safe, MP3- compatible I-Pod docking station/clock, private bath with hairdryer, plush robes, spa bath products and umbrellas, room service and twice daily housekeeping.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Ferry Building: 0.2 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • ATT Park: 0.7 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Union Square: 0.9 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.2 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • ATT Park: 0.7 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Union Square: 0.9 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.2 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.3 mi
  • Nob Hill: 1.4 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.4 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.4 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.4 mi
  • SoMa: 1.4 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.5 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.6 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.8 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.8 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.8 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.9 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.9 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.9 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 2 mi
  • Lands End: 2 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 2 mi
  • Japantown: 2.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 2.1 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 2.4 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Restaurant - Perry's Monday - Friday Breakfast 6:30am - 10:00am Lunch 11am - 5pm Dinner 5pm - 10pm Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2:30pm Brunch 5pm - 10pm Dinner Bar Menu available 2:30 - 10pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (58)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Griffon

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 58
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SG2001
Atlanta, GA
Jul 30, 2012

Convenient location

Convenient location but pricey for stay. I did like the fact that if you drove a hybrid you received free parking (a $45/day value)!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jul 1, 2007

Convenient location

The Hotel Griffon was a cute, well located hotel that was favorably privced. The view from my 1 window was of an air-conditioning vent covered in bird droppings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

AT&T Giants Stadium.

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
long beach, CA
Apr 26, 2011

highly recommended

location location location....nice clean rooms, friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Savroso
sSan Antonio
Dec 8, 2013

San Francisco getaway

All of the staff at Hotel Griffon were excellent, especially Santiago, he deserves a raise! The location of the hotel was within walking distance to Chinatown,Fishermans Wharf and yards away from the trolley and muni bus. Had a great stay at Hotel Griffon and would return again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Go to Muir Woods and Point Lobos

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New Orleans, LA
Mar 11, 2008

Bad Check in

The front desk staff was very courteous and friendly. The rooms were small, but quaint for a 100 year old hotel. The view of the bay was spectacular.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Fisherman's Wharf was a short street car ride away with a pick up station located within 1 block of the hotel. There were plenty of restraunts within walking distance and lots of shopping within a few blocks.

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Reno, NV
Sep 28, 2007

TOO MUCH FOR NOT ENOUGH

The Griffin was in a great location, and I assume that was the reason for the high rate. Rooms were clean but bedding, especially pillows were cheap and uncomfortable, Staff was nice enough, check-in easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vie
Business
Richmond VA
Jul 3, 2009

Griffon Review

Great location and close to YMCA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New Orleans, LA
Mar 11, 2008

Bad Check in

The front desk staff was very courteous and friendly. The rooms were small, but quaint for a 100 year old hotel. The view of the bay was spectacular.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Fisherman's Wharf was a short street car ride away with a pick up station located within 1 block of the hotel. There were plenty of restraunts within walking distance and lots of shopping within a few blocks.

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Aptos, CA
Nov 14, 2010

Personal and Cozy

The hotel is in a great location, as we'd intended to explore the Embarcadero, and this was a block away. Excellent restaurants abound nearby, and most other tourist locations were easily walkable within 20 minutes or quickly via public transportation. From the moment we drove up to the front entrance of the hotel, excellent service from hotel staff took over; we were quickly processed and helped to our room on the third floor, and our vehicle valet-parked. The room we booked was the smallest we've experienced in the city, but it was tastefully decorated, and amenities new and complete. As our window faced into the center of buildings, outside noise was non-existent, so we had a good night's sleep. Our 2.5 year old had fun playing on our queen bed, and went to sleep early in the portable crib that we brought. Very nice place and staff; was it worth the $199 we paid? We haven't decided yet... but very possibly considering the great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Honolulu, HI
Dec 11, 2007

Mostly Good

Upside - The location near the waterfront was neat, restaurants and attractions were within walking distance or a short cab ride away. The room was uniquely attractive, clean and quiet with a fairly large flat screen TV. Most staff members were friendly and helpful. A boutique hotel with no additional amenities. Would stay there again as long as we got a good price. Downside - The restaurant was booked for private parties most nights that we were there. The bathroom sink was in the bedroom. No one was available to check us in when we arrived; had to wait about 15 minutes until the clerk could be located, minimal apology when he arrived.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a farmer's market/shopping center about a block away on the waterfront. Many neat shops and small restaurants, organic items featured.

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