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“Great location but squeaky beds” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel

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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #12 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Montreal
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great location but squeaky beds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

The Arganaut is in a great location, was very clean and the restaurent was excellent. The only issue was that both queen beds were squaeaky. Our fault for not complaining at the time but the hotel was kind enough to reduce our bill for the issue. We will return to this hotel when we return to San Fransisco.

Room Tip: There was not a lot of traffice on the road so the front may be OK. Our room looked out on the neigh...
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Green Features: I don't remember but we do not usually expect new towels in hotels these days for a one or two day stay so I assume we reused our towels. I think there were seperate recycling boxes.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheCanadiansMontreal
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Hello, and happy holidays, TheCandadians! That is so strange that both of the beds in the room squeaked. I will have to go through the accounting logs and trace back to your room number so we can sort that out. Our beds are all still new enough that a warranty should apply, which is good news for us and our guests :). I'm happy everything else was smooth and we'll give those hard-working maids a high-five for the room cleanliness as well!
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Stayed two nights in December. This is the perfect location for walking the wharf. The rooms are small, but comfortable. The staff did a nice job. The doorman was very friendly. The hotel has a great bar offering. You would be very happy that you stayed here.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Delmov
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thank you, Lou A! I will make sure to share your kind review with Donavan and his manager. It's great to hear that he and the concierge set the right tone for your entire visit, and everything was so comfy and enjoyable for you! Thanks for the note and we'll hope to see you next time ;).
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

We booked The Argonaut for a two night stay during a road trip to California!
Upon arrival we were greeted by concierge who was helpful and friendly! The valet parking was fab after being in the car for 9hrs! We were then taken into the hotel by Donovan who was great and made you feel really welcome and special! My daughters highlight of the whole holiday was meeting Donovan! The kids get to pick something out of the treasure chest whilst the adults are checking in! The hotel is lovely and modern, the room was immaculate and comfortable! The hotel is in a great position for Fishermans Wharf (5 minute walk). There is even a wii available in the lounge to keep the kids occupied whilst we enjoyed a drink during happy hour!
The only downside was the $46 per day parking that we weren't aware of, along with tax (we are Brits still getting used to adding tax on) bumped the bill up a fair bit! However it wouldn't deter me from staying there again as it was amazing! Highly recommend the chowder from the Blue Mermaid too. Would definitely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lou A
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Whoops! I see I flip-flopped by responses to you and DelMov, but thank you to you both, and we appreciate your recognition of the doorman. Those gents are getting mentioned left and right! Happy holidays and all the best wishes for the new year ahead.
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Rockhampton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

The Argonaut at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco was a lovely place to stay. It is a very attractive hotel in a lively and happy part of the city and the facilities and staff are first class. Very happy to help. Lovely finishing touches in the room with a large window overlooking the activities at Pier 52 on Fisherman's Wharf, a very short walk to any number of restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, and a feeling of being in the centre of everything. Happy hour each evening was fun and full of good cheer and conversation and the super concierge, Donovan, is just a delightful, good fun and happy soul. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel very much.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wwillow
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thanks, wwillow! What a nice and cozy image of holiday cheer aboard the Argonaut. I hope you got to enjoy some festive hot toddies at our nightly wine party? That will warm you from the inside out! I'll make sure to share your kind words with Donavan, as well. Take care and happy holidays!
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

The room was really great. The exposed brick, old iron support bracers, combined with the decisively modern decor was very pleasing. The view of the bay and Alcatraz wasn't half bad either. But what really made this hotel visit so exceptional was the staff. They were so helpful and friendly from the door staff to the front desk. Loved this hotel.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jonasjrr
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Aww, thanks, jonasjrr! I'm thrilled that you loved the hotel so much! I feel very lucky to work with the staff here, and I'm so happy that they made your stay special as well. We wish you the best for the new year and hope to see you again soon!
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

If you don't count on pools and you are looking for a good place to stay, in an excellent location, it is a 5 star hotel. Fantastic location for San Francisco, close to the main areas without being bothered by them.
Staff deserves a special mention, extremely friendly and helpful. Shah (or Chacha) really did his best to assist us.
Certainly would go back and recommend.
The only wrinkle is that they describe a "fleet of bikes" available to the clients. Actually, only two and some vouchers to the next rental store. I was advised to line up around 7:30 am (they start that service at 8) to get one. Not my cup of tea or expectation on that kind of hotel/price bracket.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank time_to_time_too
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Hello, time_to_time_too, and happy holidays!
I'll make sure to share your praise with the crew here, particularly Shah and all of his teammates and managers! Thanks also for the feedback our new bike program. It seems that since a free rental represents about a $32/person/day savings in our city, the demand can definitely spike, especially at certain times of year. I'm happy you still got to enjoy one of our six daily rentals. Did you get across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito? I sure hope you bundled up!
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Rogers, Minnesota
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

The Argonaut was a great family hotel for our stay near Fisherman's Wharf. There's a Wii in the lobby for the kids to use while hanging out there. The staff were excellent, the rooms very clean and comfortable, great afternoon reception. This hotel is an easy walk to many area attractions-Ghiradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, trolley stop. A free maritime museum is also located in the building. We travel quite a bit and this hotel makes you feel a little 'spoiled'. We would definitely come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristine55374
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Hooray for attention to detail! Thank you, Kristine55374. I'm glad you and your family felt spoiled ("spoiled but not spoiled rotten as my mom used to say to me as a kid!"). The onsite history museum you mention does offer park ranger-led tours for free every Saturday and Sunday (excepting observed government holidays), and it's another great way to take advantage of our location and the authentic waterfront experience. The kids' scavenger hunt around the hotel is fun if the kids (or adults) tire of the Wii, too :). Come see us again! Thank you and happy holidays!
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Property: Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Address: 495 Jefferson Street, 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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 Chowder House, the Argonaut Hotel is an ideal spot to enjoy San Francisco. ... more   less 
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