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“Nautical Night in San Francisco”

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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #12 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Nautical Night in San Francisco”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We spent our last night in San Francisco at the Argonaut. Enjoyed the décor, loved the location and the room product was nice. It took valet a bit long to bring our car around but they did apologize for the lengthy delay. They kept the history of the canning factory from DelMonte in tact along the meeting corridor which was very interesting. The Sangria at happy hour was also delicious. Kudos to the staff.

Room Tip: The plantation shutters don't block the light very well. Bring an eye mask!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Hello and thanks, jcrosstalk!
The history is pretty neat, isn't it? And I *may* have tried the summer sangria -- it's my job to know about it, right? -- and I loved the flavor! Maybe I can purchase some to enjoy at home off the clock...
But back to business: please drop me a line if you have a moment as I'd love to know which room you were staying in. We usually get great comments about the shutters blacking out the room, so I want to make sure yours were functioning to standard. Thank you and take care!
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here and she loved the leopard print robe. In the evenings we could here someone singing in the alley way near the restaurants. Plenty of restaurants, and attractions in the area for a couple and family to do. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Hi, felo1977!
Aren't the robes fun? We try to keep things a little interesting here with goldfish bowls on request, bike rentals, wine parties... and who knows what's next!
Delighted that you're already planning to come back next year. We'll see you then - cheers!
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I wanted to love this hotel, very cute & great location and I really liked how they catered to children. So far I have been very disappointed with my experience. First night just as I had gotten my kids to sleep at 8:30pm front desk called to see "how we where settling in" and woke them up. Next day we left the room in the morning put the housekeeping light on came back 5 hours later room is not cleaned, put my kids down for a nap & 20 minutes later they call to ask to clean the room waking them up again. Obviously for a hotel that is supposed to be child friendly they have a long way to go (treasure chest toy also consisted of a tiny thing of bubbles or a key chain, not exactly exciting). Front desk staff was not friendly or very helpful. Wine bar reception is so packed that you can't find a seat. Rooms are cute but tiny with teensy bathrooms and uncomfortable beds and ours has a view of a rooftop & air conditioners (be sure to upgrade out of that problem). There are so many better options at this price point in San Francisco.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hello, Corelni,

I hope that you are still at the hotel with us? If so, please do feel free to give me a ring directly as I'd like to turn this situation around and make sure you leave a happy camper, and with well-rested kids! In the meantime, I'll pass your feedback to the team.

Thank you.
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Yes, all the positive reviews written about this hotel is true. We had an exceptional four nights stay here and will definitely be returning in the future because of the location, the beautiful property, and the superb staff. I planned a busy itinerary, and location was perfect as it is within walking distance from many good restaurants , transportation and tourist attractions. What a great idea to have wii game in the lobby. It was a nice distraction for our ten year old while we relaxed before heading out for dinner. We enjoyed the free wine and apple cider offered to guests in the late afternoon. After our Alcatraz tour and boat ride back to Fisherman's Wharf in the morning, it was so convenient to just walk back to our hotel, enjoy the very delicious chowder at the restaurant located inside the hotel before taking a short snooze to get energized for our afternoon activities. Bike rental is just a few steps away, but if you plan ahead, guests can secure a bike the hotel offers to their guests for free. Every staff we had the pleasure to interact with were more than happy to assist us in any way. Our ten year old son enjoyed his stay so much so that he wanted to stay longer. The property itself is beautiful. We all had four nights of good sleep in our very comfortable and quiet room. This hotel is unique in that there is a museum inside which we enjoyed at no cost. Hubby and I were impressed with the good size gym facility, and appreciated the newer gym equipments. The hula hoops at the gym was a nice bonus. To sum it all up, Kimpton'n Argonaut Hotel deserves my highest recommendation.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Hi, thedreamvacation! So exciting to see we lived up to your own moniker :).
I'm glad the stay was fun yet restorative for the whole family. Thank you for mentioning the gym -- I think it doesn't often get noticed, but the equipment is very high quality, and don't we all need some TV on the machine to distract us from the pain?! Anyhow, thanks again for your detailed review and top recommendation!
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

The staff at this hotel are amazing, so helpful. The location is perfect for everything we wanted to do. Right by fishermans wharf, pier 39, view of Alcatraz, Lombard street and easy to walk to china town. The rooms are spacious, the breakfast is yummy and the whole nautical feel is great. Also 5pm wine hour is a great touch. Will definitely return to this hotel next time we come to california

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thanks, Lisa! We will look forward to your return. Perhaps I will meet you at the next wine party!
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The Argonaut is a very nice hotel. It is beautifully decorated, the staff (from the bellman to the guest services) are wonderful and helpful and the location is perfect! The cocktail hour from 5:00-6:00pm is a nice perk that is very enjoyable. The things that didn't bowl me over were the beds (very hard), the charge for WIFI and the fact that there is no pool. This was a family trip with 2 kiddos ages 8 and 10 and they didn't like the hotel because there was no pool. I HATE that all hotels now feel like they need to gouge guests $12.99 for WIFI, it is absolutely ridiculous! With all that said I loved it and if it had only been my husband and I, I would have given it 5 stars. We got a room with a view of the harbor and I loved it very much.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi, am88,
I see we *almost* earned that 5-star rating, and perhaps we will next time when I tell you this great news: we actually have fast, free wifi for all members of our guest rewards program, Kimpton InTouch. And, of course, there's no cost to join, it's just a matter of telling us your preferences (pillow type etc) so we can cater to you better when you stay with us around the U.S. On the second note, I say we see if your kids can brave the cold waters of the Aquatic Park bay inlet next door. Not a pool per se, but you wouldn't believe how many people swim there! Brrrr....
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Wouldn't normally pick a tourist zone hotel but the Argonaut is worth making an exception. Easy walking to Colombus Ave and North Beach as well as along all the piers. Taxi distance to Embarcadero BART. And in the middle of tourist stuff, if you must.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hello and thank you, zdoctorsin! We are flattered to be the exception to your rule :). I think as far as tourist areas go, there is actually a nice mellow quality to this end of the waterfront. Definitely better than the Pier 39 or Union Square areas. Sometimes at lunch time I like to walk the park and beach next door, though I make sure to stop short of the chocolate and cupcakes at Ghirardelli Square--most of the time...
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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
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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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