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155 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1206
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#28 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
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 / wardrobe
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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gsgman777 wrote a review 7 Jun
Columbia, Illinois355 contributions43 helpful votes
We had a great time in San Francisco and Hotel Griffon was the perfect base for our trip. My wife and I along with our 19yo son stayed in a large room on the top floor and the size and view were awesome. Looking out at the Bay Bridge and the water and boats going by was pretty cool to see every morning and evening. Short walk to The Marketplace across the street was great for breakfast or snack. The restaurant attached to the hotel was good, parking garage right across the street was very convenient and safe. We walked down to Pier 33 for the Alcatraz tour in about 15 minutes and a few minutes further was Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. The 2 levels in the room was great, it felt very separated between the sleeping areas and we had a large space next to bed for luggage, shoes, etc... Very happy with the choice. The front desk people were nice enough, although i didn't really need to interact with them other than getting the key card for the room.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Bay View is definitely worth the price
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Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 6 days ago
Oh gsgman777, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to share your review of your stay with us in our historic and beautiful, Hotel Griffon by the Bay! We are simply delighted to know our spectacular location, tucked right along the Embarcadero (waterfront) and your well laid out suite added up to such a wonderful stay. When you are ready to return to our fair City pretty please do contact us directly so can ensure you have a beautiful room awaiting your arrival. Until then we wish you and yours the safest and happiest of travels... Warmly, Ann
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FranInSanFran wrote a review Apr 2021
San Francisco, CA98 contributions68 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I was in SF for 24 hours and needed a convenient spot to lay my head. I'd never stayed at the Griffon before and I assumed it would cater to business travelers and that it would provide the bare minimum. I was pleasantly surprised. Check in was great - staff was friendly and welcoming. They gave me a bit of an upgrade, and offered to help orient me to the area. The rooms are quite small, but really well appointed. Tasteful decoration and excellent use of space - it felt bigger than it was. Very nice toiletries - I forgot to grab the rest of that lotion, darn it. The linens were great, and WHO MAKES THAT MATTRESS? I had a very good sleep. :) I'd definitely stay here again. Kudos to the staff at Hotel Griffon for making my visit a good one.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: I was on the front of the building, and while there was some street noise, things quieted down in...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Dearest FranInSanFran, We thank you ever so much for staying with us and for most kindly sharing your comments with fellow travelers. It gives us immense joy to know you experienced the welcoming and friendly hospitality you so deserve and that you found our historically modern hotel well appointed and noticed the thought that was given to how you room was laid out, it so seems you have found your new home away from home in San Francisco? Please do reach out to me directly when you are ready to return to our fair City so I may ensure you have a beautiful room awaiting you with one of our oh so comfortable Beauty Rest Black Label mattresses ;x)!!! Until then we wish you the happiest of day and the most restful of nights filled with sweet dreams... Warmly. Ann
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Patrick V wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York3 contributions2 helpful votes
My first post covid trip and I was greeted with "you are here way too early for check-in" It was noon and while technically true, most front desk folks usually handle the situation much better. I asked if they were sold out.... of course not, it was downtown SF. The guy at the front desk was was weak the whole trip. Whether it was a key that didnt work, or just handing of my bags after checking out, I doubt Ill come back. This was a business trip and they made it harder instead of easier.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Try another hotel.
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Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dearest Patrick V, First and foremost, please accept my sincerest apologies that your stay did not meet and exceed your expectations. We are so very passionate about providing our truly treasured guests with the warm and old fashioned, caring and high quality hospitality they so deserve, and we work diligently to each and every day exceed each guest's expectations for a lovely, memorable stay. It is clear there were many aspects of your stay which fell dreadfully short. Truly, your experience is very much the exception and not the rule. I would so very much like to learn more so I can learn from and take appropriate action so we ensure the overall experience for you and future guests is improved upon, I invite you to contact me directly at your convenience if you would like to discuss these matters further. Additionally, we would so very much like the opportunity to regain your trust.... we so hope if your travels bring you back to San Francisco you will consider allowing us to host you once again.... please contact me directly so I can ensure your return second visit is allows you to experience the exceptional hospitality you so deserve Sincerely, Ann Mock Front Office Manager
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Brandonfel wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles, California90 contributions190 helpful votes
The service is absolutely horrific. The staff is horrible. The rooms and location are good but you can tell the staff doesn't enjoy working at the property. They are rude condescending and absolutely in hospitable. If you enjoy righting with Karen I woukd highly suggest this property. There is also an 18 usd a day amenities fee for water, coffee and wifi in the lobby. The fee is a joke. Avoid this hotel .
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 27 Feb 2021
Dear Brandofel, We consider the safety and security of our treasured guests and our team members to be a top priority at The Hotel Griffon, so requiring our guests to wear a mask as required by California law and mandated of the City of San Francisco must be adhered to before we can assist you. So while we did very much want to help you navigate the difficult parking situation we needed you to first wear your mask and comply with our hotel policy, and the law and mandates of The State and City. Respectfully, Ann Mock Front Office Manager
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Tiffany N wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
I visited the Griffon hotel for Valentine's Day weekend with my partner and it exceeded my expectations by far! The hotel has a clean and classy look in the lobby and a cozy, welcoming look in the room. Our room was set up with the perfect view of the bridge and pier. It worked as an amazing place to work in the day and to just relax at night to watch the gorgeous scenery. The customer service was amazing as well! The receptionists gave us some tips for the weekend and was very kind and welcoming. Overall, amazing location, amazing staff, and an amazing stay! The only thing we would've changed is the length of our stay so that I could stay longer and continue to enjoy SF!
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Date of stay: February 2021
3 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at Hotel Griffon
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Dearest tiffany_ngo89, Thank you for ever so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us at The Hotel Griffon, we are truly grateful! Our location, the way we fuss and fawn over our adored guests and our lovely rooms are what makes us a gem along the San Francisco waterfront and what sets our Hotel by the Bay apart. All of us are delighted to know that you felt pampered and well taken care of during your time at with us…we are truly grateful for your compliments about the warmth and "amazing" service you experienced, it is the key to our success and what allows us the honor of welcoming back many return guests, we cannot wait to welcome you back, we will do our very best to help you create many more happy memories on your next trip to our fair City. Until then I wish you and yours wonderful days and very restful nights. Warmly, Ann Front Office Manager
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US$157 - US$371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / SoMa / South Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Griffon
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Griffon?
Nearby attractions include Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market (0.3 km), Ferry Building Marketplace (0.3 km), and Embarcadero Farmer's Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Griffon?
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?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Griffon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Griffon?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Griffon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acme Bread, Hog Island Oyster Co., and Boulevard.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Griffon?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Griffon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Griffon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.6 km), City Lights Booksellers (1.4 km), and SS Jeremiah O'Brien (2.0 km).
Does Hotel Griffon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hotel Griffon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.