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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #10 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Exquisite hotel in a lovely location”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Argonaut Hotel is a gem in the Fisherman's Wharf area. Great location and beautiful rooms. Places to visit nearby.. Go jogiing to Golden Gate Bridge through Chrissy Field, visit the Marina, go surfing near the beach, have breakfast in Fisherman's Wharf, rent a bike from the hotel and ride through the Presidio Park, tkae the cable car to Pacific Heights.. Definitely a winner for a touristic visit to San Francisco with family or friends or as a couple..

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thanks, FiddlingTravelNotes!
I'm delighted that you loved the location and rooms here, and of course a free bike rental never hurts, right? The views from the cable car as it ascends Pac Heights still take my breath away.
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I am so happy that we chose to stay here at the Argonaut. Absolutely loved every aspect of our stay. Staff were all friendly and efficient. Rooms were clean and spacious. Check-in was a breeze. We travel a lot and were very impressed with this hotel. The evening happy hour was wonderful. It allowed us to meet the other guests some of which gave us great ideas on what to do while i the city. Fantastic location. I will always stay here in the future when visiting San Francisco.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hooray! Thanks, TraceyG. This is just want I love to read: the balance of cleanliness, efficiency and friendliness, with some fun at the wine party thrown in. We all love to talk about the local area, so feel free to hit up any of the team for suggestions of things to see, do, and EAT -- we San Franciscans love our dining after all...
We'll look forward to your next visit. Thanks for your review!
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Wish we had stayed longer at this great hotel. We were tired from our long flight from Melbourne and delighted we could get into our room at midday. The staff were really great and even remarked on the fact we were having our second Saturday!
The room (as well as the whole hotel) was well appointed and any disappointment that we didn't overlook the wharf was soon forgotten as it was quiet and just right for catching up on the missed nights sleep.
We had dinner in the restuarant which was very tasty and good value for money.
The high light (apart from the lovely bath products) had to be the free 'happy hour' which was open to anyone and was great to get to know people.....optional donation to charity.
All the staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable....I loved the uniform the porter staff wore.....all just added that bit of extra something.
Unfortunately we only had 3 nights booked which wasn't long enough to explore this vibrant city.We will definitively be using this hotel again as it's location was just right.
I will be searching for Kimpton group hotels where ever we go from now on, great value for money.

Green Features: I thought the idea of a free bar with donations to charity was a really good way of getting people together and raising much needed cash.
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Argonaut Hotel was such a great find for our family trip to San Francisco. The hotel is gorgeous, stylish and well appointed with nice places to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or take a break at the end of the day. The staff were so friendly, and especially attentive to our kids who both looked forward to returning to the hotel each day with updates for their 'friends' at the bell stand. High-fives and visits to the treasure chest always followed. The room was comfortable, spacious and had everything we needed to be comfortable during our stay. The kids even got to 'take care' of a goldfish for the duration! Just part of the kids' welcome - which also included kid-sized animal print robes (to match our own) and a scavenger hunt through the lobby. All around just a fantastic place to stay, and while the Wharf area is very heavily touristed, we felt that the hotel was perfectly situated for all of our exploring and we could truly escape the crowds into our own oasis. The Blue Mermaid restaurant was also one of the highlights with equally friendly staff, great food and excellent value. Highly recommend it - and we'll be back on our next visit to the City!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here only one night, before flying back to Australia. What a wonderful place. All the staff from the doorman onwards were very friendly and helpful, which is the most important thing for us. Such interesting decor,with beautiful rooms. Loved the chowder in the hotel restaurant. We're sorry we couldn't stay longer. Right near Fisherman's Wharf and very easy to get into the centre of town.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thanks, lottiesandy! "Stay too short" is the ideal complaint for any of us to read. I'm glad the location and decor were perfect for you, and thanks for checking out the chef's famous chowder. Sometimes it is fun to try the sampler, though of course the specialty of the house remains the crab & corn recipe. I think it's the salty/sweet combo that does it!
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from my first stay at the Argonaut Hotel. It won't be my last. The atmosphere was outstanding. Great staff that are so helpful in every way. Everyone employee we came across had a smile on their face and were eager to help us. The location couldn't be better. Loved the decor of the room. As a boat lover, the boating theme was well received. To top it off, the wine reception was a great touch. Don't worry beer lovers, they have beer too. Will definitely be back.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Wow, how wonderful, Adam C! I love that the crew here stood out with their helpfulness and smiles. Their smiles often make my day, too, and I always try to thank the team for that! As for the beer... well... with a nautical theme like ours and an emphasis on local, boutique experiences, it was hard for us to resist featuring Anchor Steam at wine party :).
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

The Argonaut promotes itself as a top class hotel and succeeds in most areas. It has an excellent location close to the action and restaurants of Fisherman's Wharf, nice decor in a nautical theme to match the location and friendly and helpful staff who go out of their way to be of service.
But it is expensive, so you would expect these attributes. They do miss a few little things, like no (free) water in the rooms, only one coffee serving and no tea - things you would expect for these prices.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi, Jeff P, and thanks for applauding our "classy" hospitality here at the wharf. I'll have to take a look at offering tea in the rooms. We do stock it at the front desk currently, along with that fun array of "Forgot It? We've Got It!" items like toothpaste, fashion tape, shaving cream, etc.
We also try to provide some special perks to members of our (totally free, no strings attached) loyalty program, Kimpton InTouch. One of them is a $10 "Raid the Bar" credit good for items from the minibar or "real bar" at the Blue Mermaid restaurant. If you're a member, just mention the water bottles or whatnot at check-out and we'll deduct them from your bill!
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Property: Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
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 ) 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
#7 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#8 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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