This article was published on October 9th, 2016
San Francisco is a name that is synonymous with all thing LGB and T. For both those who travel from far and those for whom the journey is shorter, it is, and has been for a long time, been more than just the technology capital of North America, but also a gay Mecca. For a gaycation, homoholiday or just a cheeky weekend break, San Francisco is a classic destination choice and for good reason! Whether you are looking to cruise the local scene, check out SOMA, hit the gay bars and saunas or you are just after a cultural retreat San Francisco really has something for everybody.
Being a major destination of choice for many, there is simply no shortage of places to stay so to make your life easier, here is our recommended hotel of choice for those tech savvy travellers who need a little extra from a hotel.
The Hotel Griffon, in San Francisco, is more than just your average cookie cutter hotel. Part of a group of nine boutique hotels, it is a 60 room property that is super stylish, incredibly comfortable and staffed by possibly the friendliest, most helpful staff you are likely to find in any hotel. No longer will you have to rest your weary head in a room that is a replica of all the others in the hotel. The Griffon is all about the personal touch. With brand new beds, crisp clean linens and totally renovated bathrooms, this hotel it all about exceptional comfort with quirky personalization’s. Vanities in the bedrooms are just the start! Its an environment that makes you relax, unwind and just go with the flow.
The hotel is absolutely ideal for the tech savvy traveller, with fantastic WiFi which is easy to connect to plug ins all over the room, it is perfect for those travellers who need to be able to connect and stay charged up while on the go. What’s more is that the tech-savvy hotel has a tablet on the bedside table where you can request to have your room cleaned, fresh linens and towels brought up, order room service, or even check the weather forecast.
The hotel offers room service, with delicious food being delivered straight to your door as well as a quaint gastro pub, Perry’s, offering up incredible food with ½ price bottles of wine on Wednesday and Saturday nights!
An added bonus, frequent travellers will particularly appreciate, is free water and fresh fruit are available all day, every day, and coffee each morning on your way out.
Guests can also enjoy the rooftop patio during the summer months, which is the perfect location to enjoy a cup of coffee and catch up on work emails before heading out for the day.
Location wise, the hotel is superbly positioned. Being just a couple of blocks from the Ferry Building you have easy access to Starbucks, a Saturday morning farmers market, plenty of gorgeous shops and restaurants, and enough cafes to keep you in espressos until you can’t sleep any more! Just a 20-minute walk away is Fisherman’s Wharf, which plays host to a truly spectacular stroll with stunning views along the San Francisco bay. You are also only two blocks away from the vintage electric cars (not cable cars, a different type of transit but super cute!), which are truly adorable.
When visiting San Francisco, enjoy all the expected amenities of a big city hotel but in a vintage, fantastically well restored property that has more style, charm and character than any other. Book your stay at Hotel Griffon.
Need more help planning your trip to San Francisco? Check out these suggested itineraries from Travel San Francisco for LGBT visitors.