The location and style of the hotel were just
perfect. This was my first time to CA and we... See full review
Aug 11, 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.
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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.
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.
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.
We came here for one night to attend an Outside Lands concert. Hotels during this time was extremely expensive so I was happy to find anything for less than $300. (I understand that at non-peak times that hotel would be considered
Room: it was small, would only fit two small adults but the bed was comfy.
View: The room we were in had no view (actually view of the fire escape).
Front desk: they were wonderful and helpful.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
We had breakfast at the onsite restaurant. Not only was it good but reasonable.
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!