Welcome to the Hotel Griffon blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on around our boutique hotel on the Embarcadero waterfront in downtown San Francisco. Featuring events, things to do and special offers, our hotel blog will keep you current on all of the latest happenings, including nearby attractions such as the Ferry Building, AT&T Park, Pier 39 and more.
Some people say it resembles a fire hose, but everyone agrees that Coit Tower is a spectacular place for panoramic views of the city. Slender and white, the cylindrical tower is best known for 360-degree vistas, including great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and the San Francisco Bay. Continue reading
Surrounded by the ice cold, shark-infested waters of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once the home of the most notorious prisoners alive. Serving as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963, and a military prison for that, Alcatraz housed infamous mobsters including Al "Scarface" Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Today, this historic attraction is a National Park that is open for tours - and unlike the prisoners, you can leave anytime you want. Continue reading
Are you spending the 4th of July in San Francisco? Get excited - and get ready for all kinds of family-friendly events. This year the holiday falls on a Monday, so you'll encounter an entire weekend of special attractions, events, and parties all through the city. Continue reading
Cheer on the home team this summer at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team. This pitcher-friendly ballpark features gourmet food options and beautiful views of the SF Bay, and is the perfect place to watch a game. Continue reading
Get outside and explore the city like never before when you sign up for the San Francisco Challenge, an urban adventure race and scavenger hunt on March 19. Solve tricky clues, find the best route, and discover new sides of the city. Continue reading