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“Lovely hotel, great location to explore the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel

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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #12 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel, great location to explore the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We spent 4 nights at this hotel. The rooms were nice, very clean and nice decor, only downside was the view of nothing but other hotel windows however we did try to upgrade to a better view of the bay but hotel was fully booked. The inclusive breakfast was nice and great access to the bus/cable car services. 20 min walk to gg bridge and 5 to Fishermans wharf and pier 39

  • Stayed March 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We escaped the wind, rain, and snow of WA to visit San Francisco on a last minute spring break vacation. The weather did not disappoint nor did the Argonaut Hotel. We got a good deal on priceline ($150/nt plus room upgrade) and were excited for our 4 night stay. The staff was friendly, the room was large with a nice view, and the Blue Mermaid restaurant provided a nice place for a meal. The hotel location was perfect...close to the Wharf and all transportation. Walking the wharf was easy and public transportation helps navigate the hills. The only negatives...The cost of parking 46/nt and limited TV choices. Thank you Argonaut hotel...we would definitely consider staying here again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Boutique hôtel that pays attention to the details. Unique room decor. Quiet. Usually a line at the concierge's desk who was very patient with each request. If you prefer to handle your own bags, you have to be a bit assertive. Great location if you want to stay on the wharf.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

  
Having never been to San Francisco before we were reliant on our travel agent to recommend a suitable hotel.

Recommending the Argonaut Hotel and after checking Trip Advisor reviews we agreed to give is Hotel a try.

Frankly, we could not have chosen better.

Lee arrived very late (after midnight) at night after a 14 hour trip and was greater by a friendly and helpful receptionist who recognized that all we really wanted to do was get some sleep so she quickly handled our check in. Our room frankly was fantastic. Clean, airy, and modern.
The following day, after getting some feast, we were in a better frame of mind to take in the environs.

The hotel is situated very close (some would describe actually at) Fisherman's Wharf. Situated in an old style brick building it has been decorated in a tasteful nautical theme including the rooms.

Being at Fisherman's Wharf it is very centrally located and most attractions are within walking distance. If you wanted to go into the main CBD and Shopping Center of San Francisco The cable car leaves just to the side of the hotel.

This hotel has its own restaurant and I am informed that this restaurant is regarded by locals and visitors as one of the best Chowder Restaurants in the city.
Every night they has a wine tasting 1/2 hour in the lounge around the blazing fire. (at least that did when we were there.)

Staff were friendly and helpful.

We will return and I look forward to doing so.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I stayed here last spring while traveling to SF for my sister's graduation. Honestly I hate the Fisherman's Wharf area of SF - it's possibly the worst area of the city, totally devoid of culture within a city that is bursting at the seams with interesting people, places & things to do - but I must say that I thought the Argonaut was delightful! Granted I am never disappointed with Kimpton hotels but it was decorated adorably, the staff was very helpful/polite, and happy hour was great. If I were coming back and needed to be walking distance to North Beach/The Marina, I would absolutely revisit this hotel. Oh and it was also Bay to Breakers weekend & lots of fellow runners were also staying here - great camaraderie!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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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
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): $265 - $625
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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Kimpton San Francisco
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