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.
Home to San Francisco's Little Italy and the Beat movement, North Beach has long been one of the many cultural centers of the city. June 14th and 15th marks the 60th Annual North Beach Festival, one of the country's oldest outdoor urban celebrations. In addition to great food, drink, and arts and crafts, the traditional animal blessing takes place at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi both days in the afternoon. Continue reading
The City by the Bay plays host to an unbelievable amount of vistas and views. By visiting and liking Hotel Griffon's Facebook page, you enter yourself into a drawing with an outstanding prize-a two-night stay in a Bay View Suite, two tickets to AT&T Park's "Batter's Box," and dinner for two at Perry's Embarcadero. Two great views, one awesome prize. Continue reading
See a different side of San Francisco on foot during a Barbary Coast Trail walking tour. You'll have the opportunity to explore the first Asian temple in North America, artifacts from ‘On the Road' writer Jack Kerouac's journeys, beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, and remnants of the great historical Gold Rush, among many other interesting destinations and detours. Continue reading
For fans of Major League Baseball, the season is heating up in San Francisco's AT&T Stadium. Grab your tickets to watch the SF Giants take on rival teams, and you'll have the opportunity to get free merchandise during this season's giveaways. From t-shirts to fedoras to Giants beach towels, each game gives attendees a chance to snag some cool souvenirs. Continue reading