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Hotel Griffon - Frequently Asked Questions


Is the hotel pet-friendly?

A While we love animals, we cannot accommodate pets in our facilities. Only certified service animals will be allowed to spend the night

What time is check-in and check-out?

A Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. at Hotel Griffon. For a later check-out time or if you need to arrive, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request (based on availability)

Is smoking allowed at the hotel?

A Hotel Griffon is 100% smoke-free. In San Francisco, smoking is not allowed in bars, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, farmers markets, or parks. You also cannot smoke within 15 feet of any entrances, exits, or windows.

Does the hotel have a fitness center and a pool?

A There is no pool or fitness center on-site at Hotel Griffon. However, we offer day passes to the Embarcadero YMCA for a nominal fee. Located next door, the YMCA is a full-service fitness center on the waterfront with group exercise classes, a 25-meter lap pool, activity pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna.

Does the hotel have parking? If so, how much does parking cost?

A The Hotel Griffon does not have any parking facilities. There are a number of nearby public lots that offer overnight parking for a fee

What is the best way to get to the hotel from San Francisco or Oakland Airport?

A You can take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train from either airport to the Embarcadero Station, a 5-minute walk from Hotel Griffon. Taxis and ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber are also available. Alternatively, you could call us in advance to arrange a limo service or book a shuttle at the airport’s ground transportation desk.

Am I able to store my luggage at the hotel after I checkout?

A Hotel Griffon will gladly store your luggage at no additional cost in a secure area, which is ideal for travelers whose flights depart later than check-out time (11:00 a.m.). You can also book direct for a complimentary late check-out time of 2:00 p.m.

How far is the hotel from major attractions in San Francisco?

A Our location on The Embarcadero Waterfront (on the border of the Financial District) is very convenient to top attractions. We are 1 mile from Union Square, 1 mile from AT&T Park (Giants Stadium), and 1.5 miles from Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Are there any good restaurants near the hotel?

A You’ll find a diverse array of exceptional restaurants in our neighborhood. For exquisite fine dining, try Boulevard, Ozumo, Waterbar, Epic Roasthouse, or The Slanted Door. During the day, walk to the Ferry Building to explore artisan bakeries, bistros, and cafes. Ask our front desk staff for additional recommendations.

Does the hotel offer complimentary breakfast?


Hotel Griffon does not provide a complimentary breakfast. Perry's, an on-site restaurant, offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact them directly for more information 415-495-6500.

What is the weather like in San Francisco?

A San Francisco has a mild, cooler climate with sun, fog, and wind. Winters can be rainy. Evenings usually cool down, even in the summer. Be prepared by dressing in layers and always carry some sort of jacket when you leave the hotel so you’ll be comfortable in the late afternoon and evening.

Is the hotel close to The Embarcadero?

A Hotel Griffon is located in the heart of the Embarcadero, steps away from San Francisco’s waterfront and Financial District. Stroll to the Ferry Building Marketplace and discover trendy restaurants, unique shops, ferry rides, and the famous farmers market. Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, and AT&T Park are all nearby.
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