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Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel

155 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1206
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#24 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice
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Hotel Griffon invites you to experience what was voted "Best Boutique Hotel" and "Best 24 Hour Getaway" by San Francisco Magazine. Situated along San Francisco's stylish Embarcadero waterfront, our certified green hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers who seek a pleasant and charming alternative to the chain hotel. Indulge in an appealing San Francisco boutique hotel inspired by European sensibility and enjoy exceptional amenities that include well-appointed guestrooms and luxury suites, delectable on site dining at Perry's on the Embarcadero, and distinguished meeting space for business travel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more
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Forestvillian wrote a review Nov 2020
Forestville, California5,426 contributions219 helpful votes
The Embarcadero is our favorite area to stay in San Francisco and over the years we’ve lodged at Harbor Court and the Vitale multiple times but this was our very first stay at Hotel Griffon which is next door to the Harbor Court and provides the same panoramic views over the Embarcadero and out to the Bay Bridge. Arriving during a time when the pandemic is still holding sway over our nation, the experience was a much more subdued and quieter one that usual. It was clear that this was far from the normal times of high energy and nearly constant activity that San Francisco usually exudes. For us tho’ it represented an ideal transition from “shelter in place” to a special respite. During our stay at Hotel Griffon we felt that safety protocols were carried out in the best possible manner and we felt well cared for. Sharon, the front office manager was a delight to talk to and so helpful—she saved us a futile walk to a restaurant that had closed just days prior to our visit. It didn’t occur to me to check on their status but she did just that. We encountered other pandemic-related changes: Parking in the nearby Rincon Garage was necessary since hotel valet parking wasn’t currently available, and on-site Perry’s restaurant where we normally would have had breakfast was closed during the morning. Hotel Griffon’s small historic (built 1901) lodging ambiance really appealed to me. The rooms are small and intimate and feel very comforting. Our Room #419 also provided a stunning, scenic view over the Embarcadero and out to the Bay Bridge. During our short stay I spent an inordinate amount of time just staring at the Bridge and sat for over 30 min. mesmerized by the undulating “light show” that plays out each night. It is truly art! Being able to watch it from the comfort of our room was a pretty incredible experience. Our room, although small, had all the wanted amenities including a super comfortable King bed, good size desk with swivel chair, 32” flat screen TV, phone, in-wall safe, coffee maker, hairdryer, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The closet area was quite small—a little alcove near the door but would still be fine for a couple of nights. Our bath was tiny and the sink and counter were actually in the main area with only the toilet and bath tub/shower combo in the separate bathroom. The basics all worked well with good water pressure, lighting and ventilation—the fan was kind of noisy but kept the bathroom steam-free when the shower was engaged. I was pleasantly surprised that there were multiple, accessible outlets and USB ports in the room, and that the lighting was sufficient to comfortably read by it—something so often lacking in many hotel rooms. We only turned on the heating/cooling system for a short time upon arrival. The rest of the time the room stayed at a very comfortable temperature. Our room was at the end of a hall and was nice and quiet throughout the night. We loved being able to walk a short distance to dinner at WaterBar where we had an absolutely stellar meal from start to finish. When we were getting ready to leave the following morning I felt so reluctant to go, but greatly appreciated the gift of this overnight stay, feeling more relaxed and content than I had in months. It also made me deeply appreciate the effort and work of all the people who are continuing to forge ahead, doing their jobs in the best way possible during these very difficult times. Through it all, San Francisco is still the shining City on the Bay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Bay view rooms are worth the extra expense.
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212Phil wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York17 contributions17 helpful votes
I asked for a quiet room, the clerk put me next to the elevator and the ice machine. They put a $200 hold on for incidentals - and for what? the crappy robe from 1988 hanging in the closet? The rooms are just awful - tiny and they don't even have windows. I am facing a wall, but can't even see the wall because there's a weird tinted glass over the window. The tv is up near the ceiling. The bed is as hard as a rock. This is more like a one star crap hotel. So disappointing.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Go to a different hotel
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Anjhuerta wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Sharon was amazing, they are so lucky to have her. My view was breathtaking and the personalized service I received was perfect. My room was perfect and I felt very safe staying there. I will definitely go back!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sharon J wrote a review Oct 2020
Spring Hill, Florida, United States34 contributions30 helpful votes
The room was clean, well supplied with a super comfortable bed. No noises from other room check in and check out was quick and efficient. No view from room but I did not request one. Close to the pier and attractions. No complaints on my stay at this hotel. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Buffman wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent location by the Bay Bridge. Very clean and historic hotel. Service is wonderful and Sharon is great! Can't wait for the restaurant and bar to reopen the interior. One recommendation is bring your own water container to refill at the filter water stations.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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$157 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market (0.2 miles), Ferry Building Marketplace (0.2 miles), and Embarcadero Farmer's Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acme Bread, Hog Island Oyster Co., and Boulevard.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.9 miles), City Lights Booksellers (0.8 miles), and SS Jeremiah O'Brien (1.3 miles).
Does Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.