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“A Nice Hotel and a Great Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Griffon
Ranked #28 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Nice Hotel and a Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

A friend had recommended the Hotel Griffon, so I decided to book a one night stay. The reservation process on their website offered lots of room choices and special discounts. Our room was small, but it had all the right amenities and was very clean. The building is a typical old San Francisco landmark that has been fully renovated. The staff was helpful and pleasant. Parking is expensive, but that is true everywhere in San Francisco. I look forward to staying at this hotel again soon.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Riverwoods, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

We were attracted to the Hotel Griffon as a smaller hotel in a rehabbed building. We were not disappointed. The room, while small, was well equipped. Having the sink outside the bathroom took a little getting used to, but it turned out to be quite convenient and made the faciilities easier to share. The furnishings were up to date, of high quality, and comfortable. Even though our room had windows on the Embarcadero only 3 floors up, we were not bothered by street noise. The staff was helpful and friendly. With all the competition, the restaurant on the ground floor held its own in San Francisco. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others and hope to return on another visit to SF!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kris081
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

A friend and I wanted to spend a week-end in SF and not have to deal with the traffic/parking. We picked the Hotel Griffon primarily for its location on The Embarcadero. It is a charming boutique hotel whose friendly staff make you feel immediately welcome. Our room had a gorgeous view of the bay, Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island and the Bay Bridge. We walked to the Ferry Building for the Saturday Farmers Market - unbelieable! - and were grateful for the refrigerator in our room to store the cheese and wines we bought there. Ferries and historic streetcars to other areas are a short walk from the hotel. The restaurant in the hotel, Perry's, is quite good and offers a lovely outdoor seating area facing the bay. The hotel has complimentary Peet's coffee and tea in the lobby every morning. The staff was most helpful about places to go and how to get there. Print your boarding passes at the two PCs in the lobby. $5 gets you a pass to the Y next door. We will definitely return to this charming venue.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank papillonRWC
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Calgary AB
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

This ho. tel was clean and gorgeous. Yes the rooms are smaller but they couldn't be more efficient or have more character. The gentleman that checked us in was extremely helpful and polite and we had a great experience. Great location and nice and close to AT&T park. Will definitely stay again, LOVED IT!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rocko4415
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Woodland, California
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

We stayed at the Griffon for the sole purpose of going to a day Giants game at AT&T Park. The hotel is a great option for walking to the ballpark, strolling along the bay and trips to the ferry building. My husband, 5 year old son and I stayed in a King room. The room was on the smaller size, but most in SF are the same. There was a nice window seat that was a great place to sit and read. The hotel staff was extremly friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Henderson, Nevada
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228 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

Very nicely appointed rooms, clean, staff is great, location is perfect. Perry's restaurant which is connected makes a great burger, and the onion straws are to die for. The one problem is that the King room is VERY small. I would go back but only if I could get a two queen room.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Leslie F
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Palo Alto, California
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220 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

We enjoyed our night in San Francisco at the Hotel Griffon. We were in SF for a Giants game and a dinner near the Ferry Building. Location was important to us, and this location was perfect. The room was very well-laid out for a tiny room (they make good use of the space).

We were upgraded to a view room, and the view of the Bay Bridge was lovely. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and quiet (even though our windows overlooked the Embarcadero), and we could have walked the three blocks from BART if we hadn't decided to bring our car into the City. Valet parking ($45) was just a tad more than overnight parking at a garage, and it was worth it to us.

We will return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AnitaMW
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Property: Hotel Griffon
Address: 155 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa , South Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#23 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#33 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Griffon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Griffon, located on San Francisco's Embarcadero waterfront is just steps from the Ferry Building and Financial District and provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge in may of the rooms. With complimentary WiFi, a car service to downtown and on-site restaurant,the Hotel Griffon is the perfect boutique hotel for both business and leisure travel. ... more   less 
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