Our huge king suite bay view nr. 356 (corner suite) was on the 3d floor wih a nice view to Alcatraz and seaside. Fancy hotel and room design in nautic style (but would not speak of a luxurious style), brick walls and bathtube with Alcatraz view, large windows. We never used the large living room with dining table and sofa. Even it was more than 20 degree celsius outside, it was always a bit cold inside the room. The room was well maintained, looked new and clean.
Location is good for visting Fishermans Wharf, Alcatraz and cable car station but takes a while to get into the shopping district.
Public spaces looked nice but were small and the few chairs by the fire were always occupied. As for the service, it was good and friendly. We did not use the hotel restaurant, other restaurants had a fresher lookout and the better menu. Would I stay here again? I loved the seaside location, the view, the fancy nautic design and the huge room. For a first time visit, its worth to stay in this location, for a repeat visit, I'd stay close to Union square. For breakfast, go to Hollywoood caffe, its the best. Show up early in the morning as it is small and always full.
- 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, a Kimpton 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