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.
Chocolate lovers, if you've been craving a fix, it's time to rejoice! Now you can enjoy a sample of sweet San Francisco at the TCHO Factory. Join in for a fun tour of this artisan chocolate manufacturer, where you'll learn about the history of chocolate making and enjoy a taste of the best chocolates made right here in the City. Continue readingTCHO Chocolate detail
Explore this interactive science museum and discover over 600 participatory exhibits that let you play, tinker and learn in an entirely new way. Located on the waterfront at Pier 15 and Pier 17, the San Francisco Exploratorium is a unique attraction with numerous galleries that will appeal to kids, teenagers and adults. Continue readingExploratorium detail
Celebrate the season with a dazzling display of holiday lights at Embarcadero Center, a shopping and dining destination located on the waterfront near our boutique hotel. Featuring 17,000 lights throughout the season upon the area's dramatic office towers, this beautiful winter attraction creates a magical setting in the city of San Francisco. Continue readingEmbarcadero Buildings Christmas Lights detail
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a lovely San Francisco destination. Held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the Farmers Market features organic, sustainably grown produce, meats, and goods that are locally sourced from around the Bay Area. Pick up ingredients for your family's Thanksgiving feast or put together today's farm-fresh, delicious lunch or dinner. Continue readingFerry Plaza Farmer's Market detail
Winter fun comes to San Francisco with the annual arrival of the Justin Herman Plaza outdoor ice rink at the Embarcadero Center. For $10 you receive an hour and a half to glide, soar, and have fun with friends. The Embarcadero is also a great place to grab a meal and do some holiday shopping, right across from the Ferry Building. Continue readingEmbarcadero Ice Rink detail