Hotel Griffon
Hotel Griffon
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8.8
Excellent

"Extremely comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated."

Justina

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January 19, 2017

 Hotel Griffon

  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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What guests are saying:
We plan to return.
Barbara from United States
Couple
Good location - close to Metro. Ferry building etc. Comfortable room. Friendly and helpful staff Lovely view of the Bay Bridge
Elizabeth from South Africa
Solo traveler
Clean, new feeling, friendly staff and great location.
Sasithorn from Australia
Couple
Hotel Griffon will always be our Hotel of choice in San Francisco. The location is terrific, the hotel itself is comfortable, stylish and the staff fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our four days.
Xenia from Australia
Couple
Very good!
Yen from Taiwan
Couple
Extremely comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated. Free WiFi, located right across from the Embarcadero. Helpful staff. Only thing that was missing was a fridge to keep cold drinks, etc.
Justina from Canada
Business traveler
Perfect
Deborah from United States
Family with teens
I stayed here one night when in San Fran for a conference. Excellent location next to the Golden Gate Bridge and many other sites. The only thing missing was a view of the sites from my room.
Timothy from United States
Business traveler
Although short but left a long lasting impression
Hanna-Rose from Malaysia
Solo traveler
We had a lovely room and it had air-conditioning (which was wonderful since we were in San Fran for two days when it was 100 degrees outside). The hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Peggy from Australia
Couple

Hotel Griffon

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- Inside city center
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8.6
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10
Exceptional cleanliness
9.1
Recommended by 94% of guests
Value for money7.9
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOakland International Airport (OAK)
Distance to airport16.7 km
  • 430 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

Room choices
9.0
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
King Room with City View
King Room with City View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Double Run Of House
Double Run Of House
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Double King Size Bed
Double King Size Bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Double Queen Size Bed
Double Queen Size Bed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    DOUBLE QUEEN SIZE BED - ROOM ONLY
    DOUBLE QUEEN SIZE BED - ROOM ONLY
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      Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
      Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
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        King Room with City View
        King Room with City View
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          What people love about the property

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "The front desk staff and concierge were all lovely and helpful."

            Peter

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            November 27, 2016

          • 8.8
            Excellent

            "The hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful."

            Peggy

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            October 2, 2016

          • 6.8
            Good

            "Great location."

            Neil

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            September 27, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional

          "Overall, a nice hotel to stay at in SF."

          Meixuan I.

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          November 29, 2016

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          Nearest essentials

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          What to eat nearby

          American cuisine
          American cuisine
          Perry's on the Embarcadero
          30 m American, Bar
          Chaya Brasserie
          40 m American, Asian, Japanese
          Americano Restaurant and Bar
          80 m American, Italian, Pizza
          Asian cuisine
          Asian cuisine
          Ozumo
          30 m Asian, Gluten Free, Japanese
          Bun Mee
          1.1 km Asian, Fast food, Vegetarian
          Fang
          1.1 km Asian, Chinese
          Cafe
          Cafe
          Cafe Vivoli
          680 m Cafe
          Good Eats Cafe
          680 m Cafe
          Fida's Cafe
          740 m Cafe

          What they offer

          8.8
          Excellent

          "The receptionists were very kind and helpful."

          ROSE

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          June 29, 2016

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          What's nearby

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          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (146)Booking.com Reviews (260)
          8.6
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          10
          Cleanliness9.1
          Facilities7.9
          Location9.2
          Room comfort and quality9.0
          Service9.0
          Value for money7.9
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          8.8
          Excellent
          Jeffrey from Thailand
          Couple
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
          Clean hotel with a good location”
          The staff were the best thing about the Hotel Griffon. They were very courteous and helpful. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The location was excellent being just a short walk to the Ferry Terminal and other waterfront restaurants. It was also very easy to call an Uber car as there was space in front of the hotel for the car to stop. Perry's restaurant had good food and the staff was friendly and efficient. However, like most SF hotels, the room was quite small and the only window faced an adjacent wall that was about a meter away.
          Reviewed December 03, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Lindsey from United States
          Couple
          King Room with City View
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
          Great Location, Small Room, Comfy Bed”
          This hotel seems a little expensive for the size of the room (we stayed in a "city view king"), but the location of the hotel (Financial District) makes up for it. So close to the Ferry Building Marketplace (with a great coffee shop, several food vendors, and other vendors selling various things), as well as Yank Sing (excellent dim sum). My husband and I were able to walk nearly everywhere, but did take Ubers at night. The bed is very comfy, which can make or break a vacation in my opinion. FYI, the sink is located in the room and not in the bathroom, so that was a little odd (but read up on the hotel's history and you'll see why). Also, the "standard" rooms are smaller than the "bay view" and "city view" rooms, so unless you don't care about a tiny room, ask for a room with some kind of view. Overall, very pleased with our stay! I don't like to stay at the same hotel twice, so I'm not sure we'll be back, but we would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and family.
          Reviewed October 16, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          David from United States
          Business traveler
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
          Great stay”
          Pleasant staff and very helpful. Restaurant next door is great in the evenings, but breakfast staff was not helpful, timely or pleasant. 7:30 is very late to start breakfast, and worse when they finally get started at 7:43. The Hotel does not run the restaurant, so no dings on the hotel for that.
          Reviewed October 12, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Priyanka from New Zealand
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
          Overall a good place to stay ”
          Having a good restaurant /bar downstairs was very handy for breakfast and late night drinks. The location was extremely convenient with all kinds of public transportation at the door step. The are wasvery safe at night to walk.
          Reviewed September 14, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Michael from New Zealand
          Couple
          King Room with City View
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          Great for a short stay”
          Clean, friendly staff, nice coffee and fruit in the foyer in the morning. Really close to what we wanted to do. Small but perfect for our 2 night stay. The attached restaurant did great breakfasts too
          Reviewed September 11, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Sabine
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          Fantastic location”
          Had everything we needed. Great bar/restaurant next door. Quiet at night. Got some much needed sleep after a long flight. Have one more night in San Fran in a few weeks before we fly home and plan to book here again
          Reviewed September 04, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Franziska from Germany
          Couple
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
          Great hotel in perfect location”
          We totally enjoyed our stay at the Griffon Hotel. The location is perfect, in walking distance to nearly all sights. All the people at the hotel were very helpful and friendly. Our room on the 3rd floor facing Steuart street was perfect: right size, bright, old brick wall, comfy bed and a good shower. We will be back, definitely!
          Reviewed August 23, 2018
          Dear Franziska, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Griffon. I look forward to warmly welcoming your return on your next visit to San Francisco. Sincerely, Scott Ostrander Area General Manager Greystone Hotels Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded September 07, 2018
          Hotel Griffon
          8.8
          Excellent
          Shawn from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
          Great place!”
          Friendly staff at check in. The hotel is very cute, room is small but quaint. We had a king bed suite for two people. Didn't have a great view from our room, but we didn't care. The bed was soooo comfortable. We liked ordering breakfast and extra towels off of a tablet in our room. PS. the breakfast was yummy! Close to the Ferry building, AT&T park and we walked to pier 39 a few times, about a 30 minute walk. I would highly recommend this hotel.
          Reviewed August 01, 2018
          Dear Shawn, Thanks so much for your wonderful review and great rating. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you on your next visit to San Francisco. With kind regards, Scott Ostrander Area General Manager Greystone Hotels Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded September 07, 2018
          Hotel Griffon
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kristy from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
          Seriously - this is the most wonderful place to lay your head!”
          The location is perfect and the building is beautiful - these are the first two things that hit you before you begin gushing about the inside. Hotel Griffon was one of the best decisions we made on our entire trip! The rooms are small but gorgeous. The staff - from the custodians to the reception - were just lovely and Perry's Restaurant was delicious (sit outside by the window - there is a heater and a stunning view of the Bay Bridge!). We cannot recommend it enough.
          Reviewed July 09, 2018
          Dear Kristy, Thanks so very much for posting a wonderful 10 Star review and for all of your kind words. I will certainly share your comments with all our staff. I hope to have the opportunity to warmly welcome you back to the Griffon on your next visit to San Francisco. In hospitality, Scott Ostrander Area General Manager Greystone Hotels Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded August 23, 2018
          Hotel Griffon
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Billie-Jane from United Kingdom
          Couple
          King Room with City View
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          Do stay”
          Luxury Hotel at an affordable price.
          Reviewed October 03, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Meixuan from Singapore
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
          Great location and clean room”
          Hotel is conveniently nestled near Embarcadero subway station and ferry building. It is also walking distance to walgreen and food places. Room is clean and the bed is comfy but do note that the wash basin is just directly infront of the bed instead of in the bathroom. As we stayed near the lift and the room's sound proof is not that good, we could hear the opening and closing of the lift door from our room. And so, if you are very particular about sound, at least request for room away from the lift! Hotel also provides complimentary beverages from Peet's in the morning and fruits in the evening. Overall, a nice hotel to stay at in SF.
          Reviewed November 29, 2016
          8.8
          Excellent
          Jan from United States
          Business traveler
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
          Excellent”
          Great location. Small room but very nicely appointed and clean. All the staff I interacted with were very friendly and helpful.
          Reviewed November 18, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          Martin from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018
          Room without a view - literally”
          Be careful with your room choice - although the hotel is well located and maintained, "premium" rooms such as the one we were put in, may feel claustrophobic given that the window looks out to a brick wall about 3 feet away. It's a window, yes, but NO natural light enters the room.
          Reviewed October 21, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Leonardo from Canada
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
          Great location and staff”
          Great location, near the Pittsburgh-Bay "Embarcadero" station, for those coming from the SFO airport. Nice and quiet street right next to the Ferry Marketplace, a great place for food lovers. Great service from Sharon at the front desk, expediting a room for us after a red-eye flight and spend almost one hour giving us tips of good places to visit and how to get around. The room was fully renovated, was comfortable and well designed to make good use of the space. If your room is not on the last floor, you can still take the elevator and see the view from the hall.
          Reviewed April 11, 2018
          Dear Leonardo, I truly appreciate your detailed review of your experience at Hotel Griffon. Thank you for the Five Star rating, as well as your kind words. I will definitely share all your comments with our entire staff, especially Sharon at the front desk. With best regards, I remain at your service and look forward to serving you again on your next trip to the Bay Area. In hospitality, Scott Ostrander General Manager Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded May 03, 2018
          Hotel Griffon
          7.2
          Very good
          Niall from Ireland
          Couple
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
          Niall from Ireland”
          Well located and pleasant staff. 15 mins walk to Alcatraz ferry point.
          Reviewed September 24, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Jeong from South Korea
          Business traveler
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
          SFO”
          Fisrt time in SFO, it was good
          Reviewed April 09, 2018
          Dear Jeong, Thanks so much for posting a review of your Hotel Griffon experience on Agoda.com. I we have the opportunity to serve your again. Sincerely, Scott Ostrander General Manager Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded May 02, 2018
          Hotel Griffon
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Karen from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe King Room
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
          Exceptional”
          Hotel Griffon is in great location near the ferry terminal, we felt safe at all times. The area has excellent public transport and is slot quieter than the busy areas of Union Square and Fishermans Wharf. The staff went out of their way to help, we were able to store our luggage as we arrived early. The housekeepers did a great job, room was clean and very comfortable. We had dinner at Perry's Restaurant attached to the hotel and this was also excellent and at a great price. Would definitely stay here again.
          Reviewed September 20, 2017
          Dear Karen, Thank you so much for your wonderful and kind comments. While we are truly blessed by a wonderful location, I am most appreciative of your staff (and housekeeping) compliments and will certainly share them with our entire team. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again if your future travel plans call for a return visit to San Francisco. With best regards, I remain at your service. Scott Ostrander General Manager Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded September 26, 2017
          Hotel Griffon
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Nicola from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2017
          Amazing find”
          I spent ages looking for somewhere to stay with my 16 year old son that would be reasonably central, affordable, safe and clean. When I came across the Griffon I knew straight away that this was the perfect choice and I was not disappointed. The Griffon is a pleasant half hour walk along the Embarcadero to Pier 39 and all it's attractions and about the same distance to Union Street. No real need to use public transport apart from to reach Golden Gate Bridge. The room was a good size and spotlessly clean and the complimentary bottles of water and chocolate left next to the bed every night were a welcome sight after a long day exploring. The staff were very polite and helpful with any questions and although my son and I didn't use Perry's bar and restaurant it always had a good crowd of people in there. The complimentary tea, coffee and fruit was handy to grab as you went out the door in the morning before you stopped at a nearby place to have breakfast to set you up for the day. Thanks Hotel Griffon for making our first visit to San Francisco so pleasant and if we ever come back we won't have to spend so long trying to find the perfect hotel as we've found you!
          Reviewed August 23, 2017
          Dear Nicola, Thank you very much for all your kind words. I truly appreciate the time you took to write a detailed review of your stay. Next time you make the trip across the pond to come and visit The City by the Bay, we look forward to warmly welcoming you back as our guest. With best regards, I remain at your service. Sincerely, Scott Ostrander General Manager Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded August 29, 2017
          Hotel Griffon
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jeffrey from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2017
          Hotel Griffon was a great place to stay! We were able to walk to a lot of attractions from it.”
          The hotel was right next to the embaracedero and it was about a 20-30 minute walk from pier 39 and fisherman's wharf. We were also able to walk to a ghiradelli square. Everything in the hotel was clean and the staff was really nice. Only downside was the room didn't have a fridge but it ended up being fine because they let us keep our leftover food from a restaurant in the main fridge for the hotel. I really enjoyed my stay and would stay here again.
          Reviewed July 06, 2017
          Dear Jeffrey, I am writing to thank you for the great review, your comments and the score of "10" on your rating. I was thrilled to ready that you had a great experience while in residence at the Hotel Griffon and look forward to your return. In hospitality, I remain at your service. Scott Ostrander General Manager Hotel Griffon on the Embarcadero
          Responded July 12, 2017
          Hotel Griffon
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Peter from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
          Super location and great bar/restaurant as well....”
          We booked the Griffon for our first few days in California, and having stayed there we booked it again for our last days (in between we did a road trip) because it was pretty much perfect for us. The location is excellent, just a few blocks from the 'Ferry Building' which is a 'must visit' destination but also a great place to go for coffee, lunch, dinner, etc. and one and a half blocks from 'Market Street' which is probably the biggest shopping street, which also takes you to the cable car turnaround and so on. You can easily (and very happily/pleasantly) walk all the way around 'fisherman's wharf' from the Griffon. The front desk staff and concierge were all lovely and helpful. One big plus is the on-site bar/restaurant, Perry's. Perry's seem to have a few bar/restaurants in San Francisco and must have some sort of agreement to operate in the Griffon and it's a plus over most 'in-house' operators, and is also very much a destination for people not staying in the hotel, somewhere you feel comfortable having breakfast, sitting at the bar with a beer and a meal, sitting in the dining area having a couple or friends or family dinner, we found it ideal. The bedrooms are on the small side but this seems to be the norm in San Francisco, and you don't *need* more space, that's just a nice to have. Be aware that the vanity unit/washbasin is in the bedroom (well in our room it was, it's not universal), not in the bathroom, which is a little 'unusual' but didn't mar the stay for us. The aircon was good, the shower good, the usual flat screen TV etc. Many people moan there are 'too many homeless people in this area' when reviewing San Fran hotels, but I didn't find this to be the case around the Griffon, I think you'll encounter that if you are right on the tourist streets rather than two blocks off. The pricing was also pretty good compared to San Fran norms, I wouldn't call the Griffon cheap, not at all by 'other places standards' but for San Fran it's very reasonable. I kn
          Reviewed November 27, 2016
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