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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #15 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

Excellent location. Very clean and beautiful nautical decor. Donavan was most helpful as was everyone else! Wish we would of stayed here but we had to move to a downtown location due to my husband attending a conference.

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David_von_Winckler, General Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Thanks a lot, Nancy! We'll let the housekeeping team know how much you appreciated the cleanliness. I'm glad you enjoyed the maritime-inspired design and location, too. As Donovan probably mentioned, we love to point people in the direction of all the local and historic nooks & crannies of the wharf. Or, to get downtown, we can assist with a town car transfer from 7-9am Mon-Fri on a first-come, first-served basis. So please do come back, be it for a conference or for pleasure!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I just came back from my San Francisco vacation with my girlfriend.

I picked this hotel after the many good reviews that I read and the location near the water and fisherman's wharf. This hotel is an old Cannery and is about 5 stories tall. The rooms either face the middle - which there is absolutely no view and all you see are other people's rooms or you face out, which has nicer views. I would suggest the rooms with the better views for for your stay to be worth it.

They have a complimentary wine tasting as well as hot cocoa. there is a coffee maker in each room with Starbucks coffee available for free. There is a fireplace in the lobby which is pretty nice.

I thought the service was just above average, the rooms were okay- a bit plain for the price. The beds and linens were really nice but the walls were thin and I could hear people talking / arguing next door. You can walk down to the main area of fisherman's wharf in about 5 to 10 minutes and you can take the bus / tram everywhere else in San Fran. It's about 15 - 20 min to get to the Ferry Building.

There is an In N Out burger adjacent to the hotel for cheap eats... there is also a very popular bar/club around the corner for good night life.

Room Tip: make sure to get a room with a view.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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David_von_Winckler, General Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Thanks, Hue! I'm glad you got to enjoy all the conveniences of our area. It's true that you can find everything from In & Out to Gary Danko around here :). We all love to talk about FOOD!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Small family of three stayed there for a week, and is probably the best hotel experience we've had. The Fisherman's Wharf district is a good location for first time tourist. It was close to a lot of attraction, car rental and nice walks. The staff is available and makes you feel very welcome. they have a bunch of perks for both adults and kids. The 2-4pm hot cocoa and the 5-6pm wine are very nice. Wifi was about 10 MB in downloads and 4 in uploads (free with your Kimpton InTouch membership). I had a nice view of the bay and Ghirardelli, but only a quarter of their rooms maybe like that. The rooms are clean, well decorated and relatively quiet (ventialtion system is a bit noisy, but constant, so your brain will eventually ignore it. Because of the Argonaut, the Kimpton hotels are definitely top of my list of hotels to look for next time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

The Argonaut Hotel is a great place to relax, work and "wine" down. The staff is great and nothing is too much effort.
It is situated close to the seafront and only a short walk to the wonderful Pier 39, loads of restaurants and the famous Boudin Sourdough Bakery. The trolley stop is next to the hotel and only a 2 minute walk away.

There is a free hot chocolate served every afternoon between 4 and 5pm and then thereafter there is a free wine tasting for the adults.

The Blue Mermaid Restaurant situated next to the hotel is great for breakfasts, lunches and dinners if you do not want to venture too far. Overall, The Argonaut Hotel is great place home from home.

Room Tip: Ask for the bridge or Island view room. They are sometimes available at no extra cost. Bridge view...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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David_von_Winckler, General Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

Awww, home away from home! That is just what we love to hear! THANK YOU! Come back to check out the local beer we'll be adding to the wine hour next week. Hot chocolate will soon end with winter, but new summer goodies are just around the corner.... time flies!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I had a lovely stay here in one of the bay view rooms - hotel and staff were all great and I'd highly recommend it if you want to stay in this part of San Francisco.

Pros:
- spacious rooms
- open, wide hallways
- friendly, helpful staff
- free wine hour!
- unique decor, nautical theme extends to rooms
- cable car stop very close by

Cons:
- beds were hard
- road construction on the street near the front of the hotel (but no noise from it)

Room Tip: Splurge for a bay view room
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank aw511
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Argonaut last month for my 31st birthday celebration. The Argonaut was kind enough to upgrade our room and supply us with a bottle of champagne in honor of the occasion. The nautical theme is perfect for the location and our room was large, clean and comfortable. We even had a view of the Golden Gate Bridge! The hotel staff was wonderful as well, helping with directions, recommendations and renting a car (the car rental was a breeze dropped off and picked back up at the hotel). As this was our first to trip San Fran, the location was great, close to many attractions and public transit as well. Being close to Fisherman’s wharf the area was definitely busy and “touristy” but we were tourists so we fit right in!

If you have the time you should definitely rent bikes from Blazing Saddles downstairs and bike the bridge. It is an amazing experience!

Room Tip: Request a bay view room!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We arrived late in the evening to expect a wonderful room that we had paid months in advance for - 3 nights at premier costs - only to be told we had to hand over a further $300 on our debit card to cover any incidentals. I wasnt happy as we had paid a small fortune to stay there already.

The room was nice - thats about it!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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David_von_Winckler, General Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Hello, Monkeyhands,
Please know that we do not charge any hidden fees (no resort fees, and room tax was included in your prepaid room reservation). The $300 hold you mention represents an authorization of $100/night for incidentals on a 3-night stay. The hold guarantees payment for anything billed to the room (dining, spa services, minibar, phone calls, movies, valet parking, business center printing, etc...you can see how if someone bills a couple's massage to the room, that "eats up" the hold right off the bat!).
Our incidentals guarantee is disclosed on all booking systems and is in keeping with industry standards. Please know we do not mean to surprise anyone! Thank you.

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Address: 495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £196 - £488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most popular destination, the boutique Argonaut Hotel features breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This luxury hotel is historically set in a former timber and brick warehouse across from the waterfront. With its exceptional service, its charming style and the adjacent family-friendly Blue Mermaid restaurant, the Argonaut Hotel is an ideal spot to enjoy San Francisco. ... more   less 
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