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.
Dubbed a "food truck pod" by some foodies and a "restaurant/street food hybrid" by others, one thing is for sure: the new SOMA outpost is one of the more unique eating locales in the city. Envision a triangular park with a constantly rotating fleet of food trucks, a place to sit under the sun, free WiFi, bike parking, a projection screen for movies, and a beer garden, and you'll have a vague idea of what you might find at SOMA StrEat Food Park. Continue reading
As hard as it is to imagine San Francisco without its iconic red span spreading across the bay, there was once a time where this was true. A ferry system connected Marin and San Francisco Counties, shuttling passengers across the narrowest part of the bay from present day Fisherman's Wharf. Climb aboard and check out old vessels anchored to the pier to learn a bit of San Fran history before the bridge. Continue reading
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