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By a verified traveler on Fri 19 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Oracle Park

Boardwalk, shopping nearby

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown San Francisco hotel, you'll find Ferry Building and Embarcadero Center. Oracle Park and Pier 39 are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

Free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and dry cleaning are available at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Luggage storage, laundry facilities, and concierge services are also on offer.

Tablet computers

Boasting tablet computers, the 62 guestrooms also offer room service and flat-screen TVs. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Bay View, Executive Level (View Suite- King & pullout sofa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View (City King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Griffon ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Griffon

Everyone (1) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
A very nice European style hotel that was very clean and close to everything!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 19, 2021 by Ann Mock - Front Office Mananger

Dearest Anonymous, Thank you ever so much for staying with us and for sharing your impression of our Historic and pristinely kept and clean, Hotel by the Bay with fellow travelers, we are truly grateful! Please do not know when you are ready to return to us we will be here to welcome you back with bells on and warm smiles... Until then, we wish you days filled with joy and laughter and nights filled with the sweetest of dreams.... Warmly, Ann

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 10, 2020 by Ann Mock - Front Office Manager

Oh Anonymous, we truly thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Hotel Griffon and for sharing your wonderful score with fellow Travelocity travelers! We cannot wait to welcome you back to our fair City and what we hope is your new home away from home in San Francisco. Until then we wish you and yours the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons... Warmly, Ann

4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 10, 2020 by Ann Mock - Front Office Manager

Dearest Anonymous, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your impressions of your stay with us at The Hotel Griffon! We are delighted to see your enjoyed your stay and so very much hope you will allow us opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future... until then we wish you and yours glad tidings of good health and good cheer! Warmly, Ann

5 out of 5

Friendly, helpful worth the money

The hotel had the friendliest, most helpful staff we have ever experienced! When booking in SF, consider the Griffon. Great location, easy walking to Embarcedaro well appointed rooms. We'll be back!

Posted by on May 24, 2013

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2 out of 5

hotel griffon, sf

the room must have previously been a storage closet. very disappointing, as based on the rave reviews on this hotel, the expectations were high, but for *.00 for the first night, don't have any conflict on exerting dissatisfaction on the room. staff was pleasant, bed fair, room tiny. based on illness the trip was cut short, hotel griffon and the travel agency were both very understanding on refunding the last two nights, this was grateful on their part and the only positive words shared for the experience.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010

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5 out of 5

WONDERFUL!!

I had heard of this hotel from a comedian named Kathy Griffon. She had stayed there as a part of her show because they dedicated a suite to her. When I found it I just had to stay there. I loved my room, small but cute. I gave the bed an "Okay" rating because I am used to my Tempur-Pedic bed and nothing is softer than that. So I felt a little stiff in the morning. The service was top notch. The hotel is beautiful. I ate at the restaurant downstairs called Perry's and had a wonderful meal. Everything about my stay was the best and I will stay with them from now on when I go to San Fran.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2009

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3 out of 5

Right by the Bay Bridge

This is a small, quaint boutique hotel in an excellent location but noisy. Very green - down to the soap. Great location at relatively good rates. Helpful staff. Great dining destinations in walking distance - no SF hills

Posted by on Oct 9, 2008

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2 out of 5

Unbelieveable!!!

WE checked into the Griffon and the room was small but very useable and clean. We were very upset to find out that for the continental breakfast you would find muffins etc. on your floor and have to go to the lobby for coffee BECAUSE THE LOBBY WAS UNDER RENOVATION...iT WAS TOO EMBARRASSING TO BRING GUEST OR CLIENTS TO THE LOBBY. The icing on the cake is when we checked out and found out we were paid in full BUT CAME HOME TO FIND WE HAD BEEN CHARGED BY THE GRIFFIN when we had already paid the online company. It has been TWO WEEKS AND WE HAVE NOT BE REIMBURSED ANY $$$$$ i WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008

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5 out of 5

One of San Francisco's Best Secrets

A wonderful stay at uniquely charming property. The staff was courteous and helpful from beginning to end. Conveniently located near Embarcadero, the Griffon provided both convenience and atmosphere, a hard combination for many larger properties to achieve.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2008

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4 out of 5

Hotel Griffon

We had a nice king room with no view but we fully expected that and felt the value was great. The only complaint we had about the room was the lack of ventilation or ability to open a window. The weather in SF was warm and the room was stuffy as a result. \n\nThe location on Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building and convenient to mass transit was perfect.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2007

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Griffon. This 3.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1912
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: San Francisco Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Don Chee Way & Steuart St Stop (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Hotel Griffon offers 62 accommodations with tablet computers and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Tablet
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 18.57 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Griffon San Francisco
  • Griffon San Francisco
  • Griffon Hotel San Francisco
  • Hotel Griffon Hotel
  • Hotel Griffon San Francisco
  • Hotel Griffon A Greystone Hotel
  • Hotel Griffon Hotel San Francisco
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.