Hotel Griffon  3 stars

155 Steuart Street, San Francisco, United States, 94105  show mapSave
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  • Rooms are very small - Breakfast was good with fresh pastries, bagels, juice - Bed is very comfortable
  • Robes provided in the rooms - Rooms were small, but appointed with lovely furnishings - Large bed was ultra comfortable
  • Free internet access - Parking is valet only, 40 bucks a night - Location was awesome, right next to muni, bart
  • Lovely aveda toiletry products - Large, comfortable bed - Service was friendly - Rooms were well-appointed
  • Free breakfast bar in the morning offered treats - Staff very friendly - Standard room had a sizeable tub


Centrally located, the three-star Hotel Griffon is located close to Alcatraz Island and Chinatown, public transport and financial centers, being an ideal place for business and leisure guests.

Firstly built in 1906 and after renovated, the hotel is equipped with free wireless internet and has a meeting room for business-oriented travelers.

All of 62 rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access and private well-stocked bathrooms.

The restaurant on site treats its guests to local American delights every day for breakfast, lunch and diner, while in the evening guests are welcome to the bar to sip one of the beverages from the wide bar menu.

BART Embarcadero Station stands only 400m and links the hotel with the rest of the city.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   62.

City Center San Francisco - 1.9 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 10.6 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 12.0 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 1000 ft, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.1 mi
Underground stations BART - Embarcadero Station - 1700 ft, Transbay Terminal - 1700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Boulevard (cuisine: American, Continental) - 400 ft, Ozumo (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese) - 100 ft
Beaches North Beach - 4500 ft


Guest accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, wireless access, private bathrooms with posh robes and hair dryers, and Eco-friendly bath amenities.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served daily at the hotel's restaurant at a small price.

Perry's on the Embarcadero serves American food for breakfast, which is offered from 7.30am till 10am, for lunch from 11am till 4pm as well as for dinner from 5pm till 10pm.

The bar treats guests to various beverages till late evening every day.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


The Boardrooms is the on site meeting room with the capacity up to 14 guests. Business facilities include audio/visual equipment and a wall-mounted plasma screen with computer.

Free wireless internet provided throughout the hotel.


The fitness center is adjacent to the property and available for guests at additional price.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Garage

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 40 per day.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room view
  • City view
  • Bay view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • iPod docking station



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Guest accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, wireless access, private bathrooms with posh robes and hair dryers, and Eco-friendly bath amenities.

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Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed

Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
    City View Room
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    Hotel Griffon City View Room City View
    Bed type: Double Bed
    View: City view

    Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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    Hotel Griffon Deluxe Bay View Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed
    View: Bay view

    This room has a spectacular view overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      View: Bay view

      The Bay View Suite is located on the top floor of the hotel and has panoramic and breath-taking views of the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

      Hotel Griffon LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Tourist attractions
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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      Alcatraz Island, with a rich history to explore, is located just near the hotel.

      Chinatown will make you feel like you are in the other country and is located 1.6km from the hotel.

      Cable Car Museum, revealing the history of the development of cable cars, is located within 800m from the venue.

      Among other attractions, guests are to visit The Golden Gate Bridge with unforgettable views, Union Square with amazing shopping experience, Fisherman's Wharf and Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

      Popular areas
      • 13 Views Lounge Bar
        1000 ft
      Places of interest
      Train stations
      Shopping areas
      • Bonkers
        3000 ft
      • Academy of Sciences California
        2000 ft
      • Aquarium of the Bay
        2300 ft
      • Poets and Writers Inc
        3000 ft
      • Ansel Adams Ctr Photography
        3000 ft
      • Lesbian-Gay Chorus of SF
        3000 ft
      • Telephone Pioneers Comm Museum
        3000 ft
      • Museum-City of San Francisco
        3000 ft
      • US National Park Svc
        3000 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Insurance Educational Assn
        1000 ft
      • Heald Business College
        1400 ft
      • 1700 ft
      • San Francisco Institute-Arch
        2300 ft
      • Ben Gurion University of Negev
        2700 ft
      • Miami AD School San Francisco
        2700 ft
      • Cornell University
        2700 ft
      • Academy of Art College
        3000 ft
      • S F Piano Supply CO
        3000 ft
      • International Tour Management
        3000 ft
      • Professional Bartenders School
        3000 ft
      Underground stations

      Local Attractions

      • Coit Tower
        1.0 mi
        1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
      • Cable Car Museum
        1.1 mi
        1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
      • Telegraph Hill
        1.0 mi
        Lombard Street at Kearny Street, San Francisco
      • Little Italy
        1.1 mi
        San Francisco, CA
      • Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Bridge
        1.1 mi
        San Francisco, CA

      Near the hotel

      • San Francisco Railway Museum
        600 ft
        77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
      • Market Street Railway Museum
        600 ft
        77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
      • San Francisco Bay Bridge
        1700 ft
        Highway 80 West, San Francisco
      • Wells Fargo History Museum
        3100 ft
        420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
      • Jackson Square
        3200 ft
        Jackson Street between Battery and Kearny, San Francisco
      • Cartoon Art Museum
        3300 ft
        655 Mission Street, San Francisco
      • The Exploratorium
        3500 ft
        Pier 15, on the Embarcadero, San Francisco

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Boulevard

        81% likes this, based on 738 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Continental
        Price Range: USD 41 - USD 80

        400 ft
        1 Mission St

        Phone: (415) 543-6084

      • Ozumo

        62% likes this, based on 273 reviews
        Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
        Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

        100 ft
        161 Steuart Street

        Phone: (415) 882-1333

      • Perry's on the Embarcadero

        64% likes this, based on 119 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
        Price Range: USD 17 - USD 47

        100 ft
        155 Steuart St

        Phone: 415-896-9155

      • Yank Sing Restaurant

        63% likes this, based on 320 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum, Chilean
        Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

        300 ft
        101 Spear St (One Rincon Ctr)

        Phone: 415.781.1111

      • Chaya Brasserie

        60% likes this, based on 190 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Brasserie, Japanese
        Price Range: USD 31 - USD 81

        200 ft
        132 The Embarcadero

        Phone: 415-777-8688

      Getting there.

      Oakland International Airport is situated 24km from the property.

      Take Hegenberger Road to 880 North to San Francisco and the Bay Bridge. West on I-80 cross the bridge. Exit on the first exit, Freemont Street, Turn Right on Mission Street. Turn Right on Steuart Street (one-way). The hotel is on the left hand side.

      San Francisco International Airport is 26km from the hotel.

      Take Highway 101 North from SFO to 280 North. Exit Embarcadero. Embarcadero to Howard Street. Left on Howard Street, Right on Main Street, Right on Steuart Street. Hotel Griffon is on Left-hand side.

      Getting around.

      F Market Street Car stands only 300m from the hotel.

      Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station is situated 1.7km away.

      BART Station Embarcadero is located 400m from the property.

      Transbay Terminal is 400m away.

      Private parking is provided at USD40 per day and needs no reservation in advance.

      Hotel Griffon Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Griffon

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 41 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Single

        The location is great, staff is really friendly and rooms are tidy. I liked complimentary free wifi

        I had a room with no day light

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Proximity to A T & T Park; Great location. Very helpful staff

        We had 2 rooms with one that was supposed to have a "city view". It did not have this advertised view, and we paid extra.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        location. Next time we'll get a room with a view or a larger room. But beautiful, stylish accomodations. Nice boutique hotel and we will return.

        Need to have newspaper delivered to room ie. USA Today

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Because I could not get my cell phone to work I learned to like being cut off from people. Because Aircon did not work I was forced to walk around more.

        It would be better if cell phones had service, if aircon worked & if WiFi worked properly.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        We liked the location, 1 mile from at&t park. We were able to catch a pedicab to and from the park and enjoyed the ride along the waterfront while taking in the street performances along the way. Perry's restaurant was located next door and could access it through the hotel lobby. The staff at the restaurant were accomodating and easily lent us wine glasses to use with the wine we had in the room. The Ferry building is across the street and thoroughly enjoyed the main food shops indoors, and the open air farmer's market on Saturdays. At our next visit to the Hotel Griffon, we will take the ferry across the bay and explore Tiburon. The room decor was fabulous. We loved the exposed brick wall behind our bed, with the high ceilings, very dramatic.

        The mattress and pillows were a bit firm, otherwise the room was beautiful.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        I liked the size of the bathroom and the seperate vanity outside of the bathroom. Very comfortable bed and pillows! Also had lunch at the restaurant at the hotel and the Checken Blt was excellent!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The location was great for the Giants game and for spending time at Fisherman's Wharf. Liked the location close to the bay.

        Of course the cost of parking!!!! Other than that it was a great room. Not noisy at all for being a block from the Embarcadero!

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Front desk staff very responsive. Rooms are small but comfortable. Great location in the City.

        My reservation was not accurate and created confusion at check in.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Location is great. Nice room, although small. Good grooming amenities. Staff helpful.

        Queen room is very small. Odd noises at night, like machines running.

        • Average rating
      • Single


        my room was very very tiny definitly not a "deluxe king" and noisy from air conditioning, my view was a wall 4 feet away from window. also was reminded that because i booked online that was all that was available. heat did not work, told front desk and was offered a heat fan, but was no room to put it.....

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The staff were incredibly nice and accommodating, no matter what request we had, or what time of day or night. Everything was spotless when we arrived, the bedding was very plush, and whole hotel has a quirky, fun feel to it, considering it's an older building with a lot of history. Services and amenities rival those offered by larger, more expensive hotel chains.

        The hotel only has one elevator, which was small, slow, and needs updating.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The view from our room was amazing! The rooms are a bit small but the cleanliness and comfort of the room was excellent! Would definitely book again, especially at the price I got!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The service -- the staff was so very professional and always helpful. The place was maybe the cleanest hotel I have ever visited.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Very clean comfortable lodging. Quiet room without city or hotel noise. Easy to get around city from hotel location, close to main roads and transportation.

        Mattress too soft.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The staff was helpful and professional; the price of the room was very reasonable given the location; it was great having a very good restaurant and bar in the building

        • Average rating
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