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.
Experience the colorful cultures of San Francisco at the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 15. This annual festival features a long procession of performers and decorated floats that roll through the streets of Chinatown. You'll also encounter bright red dragons, lions, martial artists, dancers, dignitaries and Miss Chinatown USA. Continue reading
Frothy, fun and unforgettable, SF Beer Week is a ten-day celebration of craft beers in the Bay Area. Honoring the region's brewing heritage, this tasty festival features more than 500 events from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa and the East Bay. Discover beer dinners, home brewing demonstrations, gala events, classes and more. Continue reading
Treat your special someone to a delicious meal with an unforgettable view at one of San Francisco's romantic waterfront restaurants. Whether you prefer fresh seafood, sizzling steaks or Asian fusion cuisine, some of the best places for a romantic dinner can be found on the Embarcadero, near our stylish boutique hotel. Continue reading
Flock to Pier 39 this January and help celebrate the 24th anniversary of the sea lions' arrival at this popular visitor destination. Grab a glimpse of the playful pinnipeds as they frolic in the Bay's waters, flop on the docks and bark the day away to the pleasure of kids old and young. Continue reading