The hotel is just a block and a half from the Ferry Building and all it has to offer so that is a huge plus. I spent 2 nights in late June and it was fantastic....except for the check-in...which was not their fault...I think...
When we arrived there was a power outage in the hotel and they were running on an emergency generator. I gave them my name and they said I had no reservation. Then they asked if I had booked the room through a third party and I affirmed such. They found it and then told me I had cancelled the reservation. I explained that if I had cancelled the reservation then why was I standing in the lobby asking for my room. They assured me that there was no problem finding me a room and right as they were inputting my info into the computer ALL THE POWER WENT OUT in the entire hotel. I was told there was some work being done to the building down the street and it had caused the black-out but that the power would be back on in full by end of day. They took my bags and I drove away hoping to have a room when I returned.
After a lovely drive and walk around San Francisco we returned and was greeted by name and told our bags were in the room.
The rooms are small as are most of the older hotels in San Francisco but it was very clean and up to date.
We had a lovely stay for 2 nights and ate at the restaurant in the lobby several times.
Very nice place and I plan on returning again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Griffon Hotel San Francisco
- Griffon San Francisco