Address155 Steuart Street San FranciscoSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
A brick wall runs the length of the lobby at this understated five-story boutique hotel, once a boarding house for sailors. Since it's right at the edge of San Francisco bay, the water views from some rooms are mesmerizing.
Most rooms have an exposed, 100-year-old brick wall, which adds rich texture and color to the monochromatic brown, gold and beige palette. Mahogany headboards and bedside tables lend an understated elegance. The art is somewhat predictable, but rooms look smart and crisp, with the sole exception of the marble vanity and sink in the corner. This bothers a lot of people, who justifiably believe that a sink belongs in the bathroom - especially at these rates. But the beds are deliciously comfortable (request feather pillows), service friendly, and the location ideal for exploring downtown. It's worth the extra for a room looking out at the Bay Bridge, which is stunning at night. You can buy a day pass to the adjacent YMCA, which has an excellent gym and large swimming pool.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Griffon and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Downtown & Civic Center.
Description provided by property
Overlooking the San Francisco Bay Bridge, 2 blocks from the San Francisco trolleys, this hotel offers convenient amenities including free wireless internet access and an on-site restaurant.
Built in 1906, Hotel Griffon is a completely non-smoking hotel that has adopted the best practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Guests will appreciate services such as free morning town car transportation to the city Financial District on weekdays, as well as the helpful concierge.
The guestrooms at the Griffon Hotel features comfortable beds and 32-inch, flat-screen TVs. Guests will also enjoy the in-room iPod docking stations, cosy bathrobes and evening turndown service.
Perry's On the Embarcadero restaurant at the Griffon, known for its classic American cuisine, serves an early breakfast as well as drinks and bar snacks in the evening. The hotel is also surrounded by the city's best restaurants.
You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.
Please note: The property accepts reservations and will rent rooms and other facilities to persons under the age of 18 in cases where either (i) a parent or legal guardian guarantees payment of all charges for rooms, food and beverage, incidentals and damages incurred; or (ii) a person under the age of 18 is legally emancipated and can present documentation at check in showing they are emancipated and can legally contract for services. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Services & facilities
- Breakfast in the room
- Concierge service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Facilities for disabled guests
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Shuttle service (surcharge)
- Car hire
Bureau de Change/ATM
- ATM/cash machine on site
- Free WiFi
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