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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #10 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Good place to stay, if not for a few hiccups in our reservation.”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed here about a month ago and enjoyed our stay for the most part. The hotel is very clean, the location is great, and it's very nicely decorated. There were a few hiccups in our reservation, however, which caused a couple of headaches. We had changed our reservation a few days before checking in and ended up getting charged for it, even though we had changed our reservation well within the proper time limit. We had to make several phone calls (which isn't ideal when you're travelling outside of the country) in order to rectify this situation that could have been taken care of easily.

For the most part, the staff was lovely. When we checked in we were warmly welcomed and everything was taken care of. Unfortunately, that was not the case when I checked out and I had to sort out the issue of being overcharged. I was treated quite rudely. I understand it was busy (we were checking out after a big triathlon which brings thousands of people into the city), but the desk clerk was impolite and downright rude. I've worked in the service industry for many years, so I can understand what it's like to work under pressure, but I also know how valuable it is to treat everybody as politely as possible. Nonetheless, it left us with a bit of a sour aftertaste staying here.

I truly believe in the benefit of the doubt and I'm hoping this was an isolated incident. It was just a bit of a letdown after reading such amazing reviews of this hotel.

  • 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, 7 July 2014
Yikes! Megan R: please give me a ring if you have a moment as I would like to investigate these issues with your reservation and the totally bizarre interaction at check-out. Triathalon crowd or no, this is not okay, so we'll want to bring it to the right person's attention. As you said, we have great service reviews and there's no room for error or bad hair days. We are proud of our #7 spot on TripAdvisor and want to continue our upward journey in the rankings :).
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Highwood, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

If you are looking for a reasonablably priced hotel in excellent location in fishermans wharf than this is for you. Location can't be beat. Near lots of good food, cable cars, etc. concierge is very helpful mad had good recommendations for dining.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Thanks, atwadell! And we'll make sure to let the concierge know that his know-how made the city really come alive for you! I hope you got to see -- and taste! -- everything you wanted. If not, come back and see us again soon... ;)
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The hotel, the people and the location are fantastic. It is a clean, beautiful hotel and my wife and I really enjoyed it. It is located right on the bay and close to everything. The workers bend over backwards to make your stay pleasant. The only downside, and the reason it did not get 5 stars, was the cost for parking. Robbery without a gun! Other than that it's first class. The rooms go for $400. Look for their discounts (AARP, AAA, government rate, etc.) I was able to get the room for $150 at the end of June. Enjoy!

Here's a tip if you're going to ride the cable cars. Get your ticket. Then walk up one block and wait for the cable car. Everyone waits in a hour long line to ride the car. The thing is they never fully load the cars at the start so they have room for other riders at the other stops. So by going up one block you'll be able to jump right on and enjoy more of your vacation, rather than waiting in line.

  • 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, 7 July 2014
Hi, Gene A,
Great tip on the cable cars. I also like to recommend the California Street line. The views are not as dramatic, but the cars don't crowd up, and it's fun to end your route at the Ferry Building in the Financial District. The gourmet foods there are a great vacation treat, and give a sense for the amazing bounty of our local area. As for the parking... well... I know. It's pretty darn pricey to park in SF. That said, if you need to drive in, our valet partner does sometimes offer package deals through our website. Look for PPRK, the parking package rate code, which is sometimes posted on both weekdays and weekends. Cheers!
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is a quality property and has matching great service. The rooms and pretty much all of the property is really nicely decorated in the overall nautical theme of the location. The location of course is great, right next to the water and some especially fantastic restaurants like Gary Danko's.

Not much else to say that hasn't already been said and that is clearly shown in the pictures. Pricing can also be quite good if you look for deals directly from them. This should be a very safe choice for a nice hotel for your trip to the city or those local wanting to spend a night or two in town.

One caveat, because the location is in the middle of things happening, there can be some noise to your room, depending on where your room is located. Ask the desk about this and if you need to not have music and festivities from around the hotel bothering you at night.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Thanks so much, TripShawn! Cool yet cozy is just what we aim to be: the renovation and service philosophy here both emphasize elegance but with a casual and comfy vibe. Some of my favorite rooms overlook the East's historic Cannery Courtyard. Those are in our Deluxe category, though of course it's also fantastic to trade up to the View rooms that offer vistas of either the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz. True "only in SF" experiences that continue to take my breath away!
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Wien
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We had a fine room (Number 358) to the courtyard. The ace of the hotel: only a few minutes far from the cable car! Close to the wharf there is life on the street but no noising traffic. Absolutely you have to visit "Fog Harbor Fish House", Pier 39. The hotel was once a factory. You have also a restaurant in the house. There you can buy sweaters the waiters are wearing. The staff is friendly as mostly the Americans we met.

Lothar and Sylvia Schweitzer, Vienna, Austria

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  • 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, 7 July 2014
Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Schweitzer, and thank you for your review! I'm happy that you loved the hotel and restaurant.
I will also have to check out that other restaurant after work one night. Usually I am just grabbing a quick lunch, in which case the fish at Codmother's food truck really hits the spot.
I hope you got to take a park ranger tour or maybe a spin through the Maritime Museum Visitors' Center here at the hotel. Both are a great way to soak up the history a bit. We are so lucky to have the unique preserved brick and beams to frame the hotel -- and the guest experience!
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Bellwood, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Love this quirky very, very nice wharf hotel. Have stayed here twice in the last 9 months. At the end of the busy wharf, so not in the craziness, but terrific location for a San Francisco visit. Upscale Nautical decor, very tastefully done, incorporating the historical aspects of the building. Should pay extra for a bay view room. Loved looking out on the Golden Gate Bridge, wharf and Alcatraz. King suite with connecting living/dining area wonderful. Bathroom large, but only single bowl sink. But lots of counter space. Join kimpton club for free wifi, water and $10 bar credit. Beds great, but can hear city noises. Didn't bother me but may some. Blue mermaid had really good breakfasts. Complimentary happy hour daily. Only issue we had was, we were a family traveling together with 3 rooms, which I requested near each other. Only put 2 near, the other was literally at the opposite end of the building as far away as it could possibly be. So kids,parents and grandparents were separate. I called few days before and they said it would be no problem, but hotel was full and couldn't accommodate us. Location to all tourist attractions cannot be beat.

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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, 4 July 2014
Hi, pjmom45!
I'm so glad you loved the hotel and of course we're lucky to have this location.
We will always try to keep families together, though with so few suites it is sometimes a challenge. I'm glad that two of the rooms were side by side, and with that killer view.
Better to look at Alcatraz than be a resident :)
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Georgia
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Kimpton Hotels pride themselves on making customers feel welcome, and this hotel is no different. We were greeted warmly when we arrived. Our room was ready, clean and well furnished with a nautical theme. The concierge was very helpful in booking a couple of tours. The hotel was full, but the staff made us feel as if we were the only guests. The hotel is conveniently located an old warehouse next door to The Cannery in Fisherman's Wharf, and is one block from the cable car turn-around. Ghirardelli Square is a short walk away. I was travelling with my 12 yr old granddaughter. We loved our stay, and if we return to San Francisco, The Argonaut is where we'll stay again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Well, Vagabond121, you have one lucky granddaughter! Thank you for treating her to a San Francisco adventure here with us. I hope she got to try the scavenger hunt or the infamous sparkling apple cider that kids seem to get addicted to at the hosted wine reception. They get even more excited for that than we adults do for the sangria!
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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
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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
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#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
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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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