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Hotel Griffon

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155 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We selected this hotel based on location and reviews. All in all, we were disappointed with our stay. The lobby was very small, dark and rather unwelcoming. The staff member who checked us in must have been having a bad day as she was unfriendly and curt – not a good way to start our stay. The elevator located behind... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my 4th visit to the Griffon and it never fails to deliver on service and quality Definitely on recommendation list! The staff are supremely helpful and the room quality is second to none. The quirkiness of the elevator only adds to the ambience of the hotel!

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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon, responded to this review

Dear 946AMB, Thank you for your continued patronage of the Hotel Griffon and for sharing your comments. Our staff takes great pride in providing the personal service you mention and we all look forward to your return. Thank you for putting us on your recommendation list as well. Much appreciated. Pleasant travels, Norbert Mede General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I live in SF but rarely get a chance to spend time alone without our two young children, so it was a special occasion to spend a night out in the city while visiting grandparents were babysitting. We booked a room at the Hotel Griffon through Hotel Tonight and were really impressed. John at the front desk... More 

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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne C, We thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent visit to the Hotel Griffon. We are so pleased to hear how you enjoyed the friendliness of the front desk staff, our bay views and our location near the Ferry Building. We hope the next time your grandparents can watch the kids, we will have the pleasure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to San Francisco for a Giant's game. As soon as we pulled up the staff was very informative and very helpful. Check in was a breeze, the room was clean and quaint. There was turn down service the restaurant downstairs had excellent breakfast. I'm extremely glad I took a chance on this hotel. It'll be my hotel of choice... More 

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hospitality was good: staff was always smiling and helpfull accomodation was good and clean, quiet (although in the middle of the city) close to the city centre and the coast breakfast time could start earlier

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my boyfriend on Valentine's Day Weekend to relax. We had a great weekend. The staff was great. The room was comfortable and easy for us to relax. I would stay here again. The restaurant downstairs was good

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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon, responded to this review

Dear Karina M, Thank you for your kind review regarding your Valentine's weekend stay at the Hotel Griffon. We are so pleased you enjoyed our comfortable rooms, our on-site restaurant, Perrys, and our friendly staff. We look forward to your return and the opportunity to serve you again. Sincerely, Norbert Mede General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Griffon is a delightful boutique hotel to stay in when visiting San Francisco. It is a perfect location on the Embarcadero steps away from the Ferry Building. The Bay Bridge is right in front of you! Several good restaurants are within easy walking distance. What really stands out is the attentive service from the entire staff. They go... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was super cute and awesome. It's very small though. Tiny elevator with only 5 floors. I stayed on the 4th floor with a view of Pier 14. I loved it here. It was different from my normal hotel stay at a Marriott or Ritz. And to be honest, I prefer this hotel over those, now that I've experienced... More 

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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon, responded to this review

Dear KimmyDC1, Thank you for trying us out and for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and found our intimate boutique hotel to your liking. We find that providing a unique, well designed product with personalized service resonates with many travlers as an alternative to the larger chain hotel offerings. On behalf of Victor and... More 

Fremont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the most amazing experience at Hotel Griffon that I had to write this review right away. We checked out less than 24 hrs ago. I was initially skeptical staying at a small boutique hotel but right away the friendly staff proved me wrong. When we got there Olivia and John greeted us with warm smiles... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As returning hotel guests, we were treated as superbly as any hotel can treat guests. The manager and staff bent over backwards to give us a lovely room and treat us as returning "family". We were always greeting by staff upon returning. Beds, lighting, storage space, all good. For location, this hotel is tops. Near ferry building and Embarcadero, in... More 

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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon, responded to this review

Dear Likegoodplaces, We sincerely appreciate your kind comments, your continued patronage of the Hotel Griffon and your loyalty. Our staff takes great pride in providing each guest with an exceptional experience and we are always happy to welcome our guests "home". We are also glad you enjoy our location along the waterfront and within steps of the historic Ferry Building.... More 

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