Hotel Griffon

3 stars
155 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
49 reviews
A treasure

The location and style of the hotel were just perfect. This was my first time to CA and we... See full review

  • Sharon r
  • Aug 11, 2014
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
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)
Policies and Fees
The hotel accepts reservations for guests under 18 years old given that parent/legal guardian guarantees payment for all charges. If legally emancipated, guests can present documents that prove emancipation and the ability to shoulder expenses at the hotel.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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

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.

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
  • 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
  • Mission Delores: 2.7 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 (49)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Griffon

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, Tx
Jul 9, 2010

Hotel Griffon, San Francisco, CA

Upgraded Bay View nice, recommend you request top floor. On 2nd floor temperature high, vent behind the flatscreen causing air to circulate hot. Offered a 6 inch fan to compensate, changed to standard handicap room and lost the romantic feel. Carpet very dirty. Very noisy, recommend you stay elsewhere and closer to the Fisherman's Wharf end. Then charged $75.00 incidental fee and after a week still not credited to my account.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Pier 39 and see the great shops, food, and entertainment. Also Ghiradelli Square at the Wharf and more to see/eat there too.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Calistoga, CA
Jul 14, 2009

eh... not the best choice

rooms were very small and no windows for air... at all. the view out the room reminded me of when i was in thailand... city dump. they made some billing errors which is not too out of the usual for hotels.. front desk staff was nice and friendly when we were there, but didnt know very much information over the telephone. they helped us with directions and that was about it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
chrisnzee
Business
los angeles, ca
Jan 3, 2011

Not Impressed.

Rude and most unhelpful staff I have ever encountered. Don't expect them to know ANYTHING. So that was disappointing. Though the room was very small, it nice and clean. The view from the hallway window was the Bay Bridge - pretty, of course. I would not stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
silk
Business
las vegas
Jul 6, 2009

good location

very nice and clean. i was not happy with the view

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
llama papa
Business
Placerville, CA
May 30, 2012

"nominal" fee for parking

The hotel refers to their valet parking charge as a "nominal fee". That nominal fee is $45!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The trolley line is just a half of a block away. The cost is only $2 for a regular ticket and only $.75 for a senior.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. Walker
Business
Central Valley, Ca.
Feb 12, 2013

GETAWAY

For the size (and view of a roof) of the room, it was very costly. In addition, $/night for parking was a little too hefty, even in San Francisco. To add to this, there was a nickel sized dent in our car's passenger door that was not there before it was whisked away. True, this extra cost for parking was our decision; however, one is not left with many options for parking. I considered it a captive audience cost for parking. While it was an acceptable hotel experience for us, we will certainly look for something more cost friendly upon our return. The location was very good and the staff was very helpful and accommodating.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Crandle2005
Business
Maryland
May 8, 2013

Good, clean, cozy

Very small, cozy hotel room, but nicely decorated with some high end touches.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The don't start room service until 7:30 am.

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Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LisaRebec Mom
Business
San Rafael, CA
Dec 23, 2013

Clean, comfortable hotel room in GREAT location

We had a lovely time at the Griffon. This is a very small boutique hotel. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable and equipped with what you need - big screen tv, robes, etc. Best part was free Peet's coffee in the morning. Surrounded by tons of restaurants and the ferry building is 5 minutes away. Nothing fancy but price makes it a value.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Redwood City, CA
Jul 6, 2010

great location, very friendly staff

Very friendly staff, great location.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not a City Girl
Business
San Simeon, CA, USA
Oct 4, 2011

Too little for too much money

For the money, I thought the room was too small and the ac didn't work very well, thankfully it is SF so it doesn't get that hot. Our view was literally a building wall with privacy glass on the window so it isn't as obvious. Thought the staff was less than helpful when asking for anything. Overall for the money, I would rather pay extra or be a little further from the water and have a nicer hotel room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

The best Irish Coffee to be found at Buena Vista Cafe. Remember: don't stir your Irish Coffee.

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