$176 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 23, 2014 Check-out: Aug 24, 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

5
5.01.0
spygiselle
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 10, 2012

Amazing Stay

While driving up for a spur of the moment trip, I happened to see a special for this place. It was an amazing stay for the value. The room was small but super cute. Great robes in the room. The staff was incredibly helpful and nice. fyi, parking is not included and if you allow them to valet it, it is an extra cost of 40 bucks

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. Walker
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
Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jimmy and Kristen In Love
Gainesville, Georgia
Jan 22, 2013

Amazing weekend

The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. They killed us with kindness! If we ever come back to the city, this is the place will stay at.

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

At El Embarcadero station, look for the empanadas from venezuela, They are delicious!!

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
Visitor to San Francisco
Paradise, CA
Jul 1, 2012

Terrific!

We really enjoy staying at the Hotel Griffon. The location is perfect and the staff is very friendly.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
llama papa
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
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.

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
spygiselle
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 10, 2012

Amazing Stay

While driving up for a spur of the moment trip, I happened to see a special for this place. It was an amazing stay for the value. The room was small but super cute. Great robes in the room. The staff was incredibly helpful and nice. fyi, parking is not included and if you allow them to valet it, it is an extra cost of 40 bucks

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sonrisas
Sacramento, CA
Apr 4, 2012

Perfect home base for business or sightseeing

We chose this hotel for 2 reasons: its location just off the Embarcadero and the $1.00 valet parking on the weekend. However, the Griffon Hotel was even better than I had anticipated: quaint, comfortable, charming and clean. My sister and I had requested early check-in and for our luggage to be held after check-out time; both requests were cheerfully accommodated. The view from our window wasn't bad, but if I were staying here again, I would request a room with a view of the bay (although that would probably cost more). The only reason I gave 4 stars for room comfort was that it was quite small - but ok if you're not spending much time in your room. Amenities had 4 stars due to only fruit and coffee for breakfast. Everything else was outstanding - we loved it, would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to friends. Oh - another plus is it's close to all forms of transportation and even offers a ride to the Financial District on weekdays!

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
Anonymous
Placerville, CA 95667, USA
Dec 13, 2011

Christmas Party in the City

Nice hotel, rooms a bit small but a good location.

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

Great food, and a short walk to the Embarcadero and Pier 39.

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not a City Girl
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
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

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

Review of Hotel Griffon

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not a City Girl
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
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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