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.
Connecting the East and West communities of the Bay Area, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is an iconic structure and a favorite way to travel between San Francisco and Oakland. Spanning San Francisco Bay, the bridge is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is currently undergoing a major retrofit. The new Bay Bridge will be open in both directions in 2013. Continue readingBay Bridge detail
With its rich Italian heritage, North Beach is a historic San Francisco neighborhood with the city's liveliest dining and nightlife scene. Known as San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach is home to many Italian restaurants and ethnic eateries, as well nightclubs, bars, music venues, boutiques, art galleries and historic attractions. Continue readingNorth Beach detail
For work or play, the San Francisco Bay Ferry is a fun way to cross San Francisco Bay and travel to Bay Area destinations, including Pier 41, South San Francisco, Alameda Main Street, AT&T Park and Oakland's Jack London Square. From the San Francisco Ferry Building, the Golden Gate Ferry also cruises you to Sausalito and Larkspur. Continue readingSan Francisco Bay Area Ferry detail
Hear the powerful roar of Blue Angels soaring over San Francisco Bay and see the Air Force F-22 Raptor to make its first appearance at San Francisco Fleet Week. Celebrating over 100 years of US Naval Aviation, Fleet Week in San Francisco is an exciting event featuring the Parade of Ships, Air Show, exhibits, and live music on the San Francisco Waterfront Continue readingSan Francisco Fleet Week detail
Hotel Griffon engages in best practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and is a proud certified member of the California Green Lodging Association. California is recognized throughout the nation for its environmental beauty and its leadership. Continue readingCalifornia Green Lodging Association detail