My wife and I spent five nights here with our two teenage daughters. While it is true that the Argonaut is in the tourist area, it is on the far west end and just away from the concentration of T-shirt shops and junky stores but still within walking distance of the meeting points for tours and cruises. The hotel has a great location adjacent to the National Park, historic ships, a beautiful waterfront park and views of the bay. One of the great things about the location is the proximity to the cable car turnaround (a few steps), the F Line electric trolley (two blocks), and the number 30 bus (two streets south) that goes from the Marina neighborhood, through North Beach (Italian), past Chinatown and on to the Union Square area. I think we got a better feel for the city by staying here and using various forms public transportation which took us through many different neighborhoods and parts of town. (I highly recommend a multi-day muni pass which covers all public transportation.) Our first room was above the restaurant and we could hear the restaurant music. When I complained, we were immediately moved to another room which we found to be very quiet and comfortable for the week. The staff were all friendly and helpful - we encountered no bad attitudes. My wife and I agreed that we would come back to the Argonaut even if we were coming without the kids. We did not use the hotel restaurant or room service.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton San Francisco
- Argonaut Hotel San Francisco