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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #10 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
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“Top Notch Hotel, Location and Concierge”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed at this hotel during a recent visit to the city. It was a top notch boutique hotel. The location is wonderful at the Fisherman's Wharf. The evening reception was wonderful and a great way to visit with other guest. The hotel also had a top-notch concierge named Brooke. She did wonderful and scored us tickets for Alcatraz which had been sold out. It was a wonderful experience.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hooray! Thanks so much, VOLSatty. I have already forwarded your kind remarks to Brooke and her manager. We hope to see you again soon!
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Camella5
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Charming hotel with a nautical theme in a great location. While much of Fisherman's Wharf has become very touristy and tacky, the Argonaut is located at a quieter end and right across the street from the cable car turnaround. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable. We had a great view of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Best overall was the staff, from valet, to front desk, to concierge to wait staff. Very friendly, helpful and efficient. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you, Camella5,
I'm glad that the service crew aboard the Argonaut made your stay memorable -- or perhaps it was us and the Golden Gate Bridge, which never hurts ;).
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West Kirby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I'd stay here again if staying in San Francisco. Lovely conversion of a historic building. Great decor and design. Does not quite hit the service standards for 'excellent'. Downsides, no bar, you have to share the bar in the restaurant, also, there is no outside area for. Relaxing in. Very good is free wine and beer during happy hour (17:00-18:00), soooo good.

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Green Features: Average as far as I can tell, but the premises are shared with Park Ranger service looking after this and other local historic venues.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hi, TisGed,
I'm glad you got to hang out with us at the evening wine party. Though the "real bar" is a part of the restaurant, keep in mind this means that the full cocktail menu is also available for dinner on the patio. A great way to enjoy the city as we move into the warmer weather season, especially with the new mai tai's on tap :).
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Twyford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The good stuff - the rooms and location of this hotel are fantastic. The rooms are spacious full of character and well equipped. The location, if on vacation, is great - right next to the Hyde/Powell cable car terminus is excellent. On the downside when booking, reservations made a big deal of knowing our kids names because they like to do something special for them. Well we've been here two nights and we're no wiser on what that may be. Infact it feels like they forgot we are a party of four as there weren't enough robes, towels or bedding for all of us (something that hotel we happy to fix once we pointed it out). We were also told to expect good views from the room but despite being on a corner there is not much to see here. Most of the staff were very friendly although the lady at check-in was a little too officious for my liking. That said I'm willing to give her a break as it is August. Traveller tips - when available the hotel will let you use their bikes FOC which could save a family of four a couple of hundred bucks for a day. Also be aware that the attached restaurant opens quite late at weekends which can be more of an issue if you have travelled in from Europe like us. However there are so many alternatives on your doorstep. Also be sure to check out the ice cream at Norman's which is almost hidden just around the corner. In summary I would definitely stay here again but I would try to stay on the top floor so that I got a view and maybe remind them we have children with us.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hi, Fipzee, and thanks for this heads up about expectations.
We will have to think about ways to better recognize kids by name. I hope they at least got to enjoy the scavenger hunt, Wii games, maritime museum, or apple cider at wine hour? We are also happy to send up a goldfish if they want some "guppy love" :).
Thanks for sharing the info about Norman's ice cream (yum! They serve the local brand called Mitchell's) and our free bike rental program.
The restaurant here opens and fires up the grill at 7am daily, though room service is available for continental items as soon as 6am.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

A lovely boutique style hotel right by the bay. Situated in on of the many tourist destinations, but an oasis from all the chaos. Walking distance to the tram to take you uptown.

Rooms are spacious and the beds are amazingly comfortable. Hotel is a little expensive, but most of SF is.

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  • 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
"Wow" is certainly what we love to read! Thanks, Mark_Global_Nomad.
I'm glad you loved the beds and we were your little "oasis" in the middle of everything. Thanks for spreading the word!
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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#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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