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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #12 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a great location”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We loved this hotel for its location, friendly staff, daily happy hour and cozy rooms. The staff did a great job of giving us recommendations for places to eat. The hotel was quit and the housekeeping staff was really excellent. We would definitely stay here again on a return trip to San Francisco

  • 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, 15 August 2014
Thanks for the five stars, u0042138!
I'm happy to hear everything was quiet and tidy for you. We always like to share this kind of praise with the housekeeping team. Oh, and thanks for inquiring about places to eat -- that's a FAVORITE subject for we San Franciscans :).
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The Kimpton Hotels are so much fun! The Argonaut has a great location near the Wharf, great restaurants around, Ghiradelli Square, the turning of the Cable Cars, tons of things to do. Our room was very quiet and large for SFO. We parked about 2 blocks away for free on street parking, just move the vehicle by 10:00 AM. Bed was very comfy and bathroom large. Check in was a breeze and Wi-Fi worked well in the room. The Argonaut is a great place to stay in San Francisco away from Union Square. Our only complaint is that we were there for only one night1

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Ha! Wanting to stay longer is just the complaint we love to see!
And you sure lucked out with free street parking, that's a great savings.
As a Kimptonite, I hope you have joined our Kimpton Karma Rewards program? It is free to join, no strings attached!
Thanks for being a fan.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Considering the price we paid for this hotel, my expectations were quite high. Now I realise it's SF and it's never going to be cheap but I was left quite disappointed upon arrival of The Argonaut. Firstly the location is great if you've got children or love being right in the heart of the biggest tourist trap in the city. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and could hardly walk down the street with the thousands of tourists who had descended on the trashy shops that line the road and not so cheap but pretty poor restaurants that we were surrounded by. There is a tram/train stop just around the corner which was a blessing. The staff were courteous but not out of their way helpful by any means. Don't expect a late night drink here either as the bar was closed at 10:30pm every night! One saving grace was the free cocktail & wine happy hour which was every evening between 5 and 6 which was great to get mingling with other guests. Would we stay here again? No. Which is a shame as it was my first Kimpton stay and I'd heard good things. Perhaps my expectations were built up from coming from a fantastic hotel in Beverly Hills but for the price we paid I don't believe we received any where near the standard we should have done.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hi, TaraSmith13,
I know summer at the waterfront is definitely a peak time, though usually we are blissfully unaware at this Western edge of things. O f course, the cable car will always have a line on the weekends, though, no matter how much they raise the price :). I am glad that you did enjoy the evening wine party, and hopefully you also got to hit up Jack's bar or one of our other fun neighbors for that night cap. A lot of folks do swear by the Buena Vista, though coffee before bed can be dicey!
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Recently flew into San Francisco for the first stop on a week long trip and booked The Argonaut. What a great choice that was! We were told by friends not to stay in the Fisherman's Wharf area but decided to try this hotel anyway. The location was perfect. Close enough to the wharf to enjoy the views and the activities but just far enough away (a couple of blocks) from the busy, touristy crowds. Access to other neighbourhoods and points of interest was easy on foot, by bike, by car, or by trolley with all located close by. Blazing Saddles bike rentals conveniently located in the same building as the hotel. (Rent a bike and ride across the bridge to Sausalito. It's a beautiful ride.)

We were greeted by staff right away and our bags were taken to our room and car was valet parked within minutes. (Try to booked a room with a parking package as the parking is $50 per night otherwise.) Staff worked hard to get us into our room early and were happy to answer questions and provide guidance on what to see and do in the area. We were there celebrating a special anniversary and the hotel was kind enough to recognize this with kind wishes from many staff members and a bottle of champagne on ice. The room was exceptional with a huge soaker tub that was like a hot tub in the room. Historical building with exposed brick and beams in the room, but clean and modern in a style fitting of the area. (There is a marine museum in the lobby.) An added bonus is the Blue Mermaid Restaurant located in the hotel - excellent food and the best chowder I've ever had!) Hotel is perfect for singles, couples and families.

Thanks to everyone for making our stay a wonderful one!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Wonderful! Thank you, Karen R (*we* are the ones who should be thanking *you* :) !)

I'm glad you loved the suite, and I know that amazing soaking tub is quite the perk.

Speaking of perks, I hope you heard about our fun bike rental program: concierge has access to several bikes to loan out each day for FREE to all guests on a first come, first-served basis. If you're an early bird, this is a great way to enjoy that trip over to Sausalito. The views from the Golden Gate Bridge are pure magic!

Thanks for choosing us for your anniversary, and hope to see you again in the years to come!
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Argonaut hotel has a perfect San Francisco location. We walked to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and picked up the cable car just around the corner. The wine reception was very nice and our room was lovely. The nautical theme hotel is clean and modern, very comfortable and helpful staff! Definitely recommend! Only challenge was Valet parking was tricky with a small area to pull up with car...

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Hi, BlissfulTraveler62!
I know just what you mean: with a prime location comes limited curb space! I'm glad the valet was able to take the car right off your hands and get you settle in, though. It's always a pleasure to read the team was helpful and you also loved the nautical decor. The style and history of the building do give us a nice sense of place. I'm such a sucker for brick walls!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Visited my sister, who lives in SF in a very small apt, so I needed a hotel for me and the husband. We picked Argonaut based on its great TA reviews and the good deal we got for a Sunday night ($212 plus tax and $50 valet parking).

Pros:
1. Great weekend location - lots to do. We walked down the strip, got some sourdough, and walked up to Ghirardelli. If you are doing the tourist thing, this is a relaxing home base.
2. Large, clean, nice room. We loved the giraffe-print robes.
3. Friendly staff.

Cons
1. Walked into our room and it was totally smoky. Had to change rooms.
2. AC wasn't working in room #2. Engineer had to come up. He got it fixed, but it was inconvenient to wait ~20+ minutes for him to arrive.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Hello, there, DCmetrodogmom, and thanks for visiting us! I'm happy to read that you had a great time and enjoyed the personality of the place, including those fun animal print robes :). I do wish that those room glitches hadn't happened, but we appreciate the heads up!
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Argonaut was our third hotel on a three city break and most certainly our favourite. Great location, brilliant service and spotlessly clean. They served complimentary beer,wine and sangria for an hour each evening in the lobby which was well attended, and a very nice touch. Rooms were spacious and serviced to a very high standard each day. All members of staff that we had dealings with we're friendly and extremely helpful. The decor was very tasteful and welcoming and the bed was extremely comfortable.Nice bar and restaurant attached, only had a drink so can't comment on the quality of the food. Lots of lovely restaurants near by.Our favourite was Fog Harbour on Pier 39, we were only there for four nights but we used this restaurant three times, couldn't fault it. Wouldn't certainly use this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thanks, madmags27!
Slightly competitive as we are, it's so rewarding to hear that we were your favorite hotel :).
Of course, the sangria party in the evenings didn't hurt, right?...
Seriously, though, thanks for checking out both the complimentary evening reception and our very own Blue Mermaid Chowder House and bar. The GM and bar team have concocted a cool new Mai Tai that is now "on tap" which is fun!
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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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