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“Nice Boutique Hotel and Good Escape from the Hustle and Bustle of the City”

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Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
Ranked #28 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Sacramento, California
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89 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Nice Boutique Hotel and Good Escape from the Hustle and Bustle of the City”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

My wife and I purchased Living social discounts for this hotel. So we paid 150 a night including parking, not including City taxes.

Pros: Reasonable price, great customer service, complimentary fruit and hot tea and Apple Cider, Free Wi-Fi, Direct TV, great location near Ferry Building and Muni.
Cons: No view out of window, bathroom sink outside of actual bathroom, water temperature a little cold.

As you can see, this hotel has a lot going for it. I really enjoyed my stay there for two nights and especially liked the customer service experience.

I will definitely keep this place in mind when staying in the city.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Hotel Griffon We sincerely appreciate your patronage and for sharing your comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed our great location near the Ferry Building, our complimentary Wi-Fi, and the service you received from our staff. We are sorry you experienced an issue with the water temperature and appreciate you bringing this to our attention to rectify any issues.

We look forward to your return visit.

Kind Regards and Safe Travels,

Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Spent our Anniversary week-end at the Hotel Griffon. Exceptional guest service from the time we left our car to when we left two days later. Had a King View Room, which I highly recommend. Great views of the embarcadero and Bay Bridge. The room was well stocked. Lovely linens and towels. Turn down service with chocolates each night - wonderful touch. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your recent stay and for sharing your comments. We are so pleased you found our Service and amenities to your liking, especially the great views of the bay you experienced. We sincerely appreciate the recommendation and look forward to your return.

Kind Regards and Safe Travels,

Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

For anyone who isn't familiar with this hotel, it is in the financial district of San Francisco which tends to be pretty deserted on the weekends. I think this hotel accommodates mostly business travelers. I stayed here with my girlfriend on a Saturday night for one night as we were attending a holiday party in the close by. The room was a little small but still very comfortable and it was charming in its own way with exposed brick. The main reason I recommend this hotel so highly is that the staff were consistently friendly and helpful during our short stay. I interacted with two different people at the friend desk and two different valet people and I would rate all four very highly. The people I interact with are really important to me so the smallness of the room can easily be overlooked.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your recent visit to the Hotel Griffon and for sharing your comments. We appreciate your recognition of our staff as we believe that exceptional service is the most important part of any hotel stay. Our staff takes great pride in providing a welcoming and warm environment for all our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.

Kind Regards and Safe Travels,

Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Hotel Griffon is by far one of the best hotels in San Francisco - bottom line. I travel quite a bit as I work for the Los Angeles Dodgers front office.....but also travel with friends and family. I have stayed in numerous spots throughout San Fran but no staff/hotel/location is better. The management staff (most notably GM Matt Swenson) is absolutely incredible and very helpful! And I couldn't pick a better location seeing as it is walking distance to the Embarcadero - Bart Station - restaurants - bars and trolley! The hotel itself is intimate and very clean.....some even with an amazing view of the bridge. All in all this place does not dissappoint and I will be staying here any time I am in the area. Enjoy!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Hotel Griffon. We are very pleased you found our location on the Embarcadero convenient and well suited to your stay. We pride ourselves on providing individualized service to our guests to ensure we exceed expectations. Thank you for your recognition of Matt’s service and for mentioning the cleanliness of the rooms. The housekeeping staff is always delighted to receive the feedback . We look forward to your return visit and the opportunity to serve you again.

Kind Regards and Safe Travels,

Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Thank you for the lovely stay.

The hotel is intimate & boutique in a very good location. We were unlucky to stay when there was a large convention in the city so bedroom rates were very expensive and this made us reduce the amount of nights we stayed in San Fran - We did pay a high price but for the location & facilities we were pleased. The bedroom was snug with no view but still very nice and clean.

The staff were very friendly & pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank StefM31
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Hayward, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel itself was alright. Pricing was ridiculous, but we had a deal online and that's why we stayed. The rooms are small and not at all what I imagined. However to make up for the rooms, there was a gentleman by the name of Terrence who made our stay magnificent! He recommended us some local restaurants and what we should do to kill time. He definitely was attentive to our needs and specifications. I am so happy that when I checked out he was there to retrieve my car. Thank you so much Terrence, you are great and it is because of you I had a wonderful stay there!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Hotel Griffon and for sharing your comments. We strive to provide an exceptional experience to all our guests with personalized service to make each guests stay unique and enjoyable. Terence thanks you for your comments and feedback and we all look forward to your return.


Kind Regards and Safe Travels,

Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon
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Sacramento
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This hotel is a little gem in San Francisco, the staff is very polite and attentive. I was pretty impressed with how nice they were. The room was small but very nice with a lot of charm. I will be staying here next time I come to San Franicisco.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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MGRhotelGriffon, General Manager at Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at the Hotel Griffon. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and your comments. We are very pleased to see the recognition of our polite and attentive staff as this is a true hallmark of our boutique hotel. We look forward to your return visit in the near future.

Kind Regards and Safe Travels,

Norbert Mede
General Manager
Hotel Griffon
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Property: Hotel Griffon - A Greystone Hotel
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 - A Greystone Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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