My wife and I stayed here for two nights as we recovered from jetlag prior to embarking on a road trip to Vegas. As soon as we got to the hotel we were very happy. The hotel had a great feel about it due to its unique decor and very friendly staff.
We arrived at about 16:50 in the afternoon and were surprised to learn that the hotel did a hosted wine hour from 17:00 to 18:00 where all guests essentially get a free bar for an hour. Needless to say we dumped the bags and were straight back downstairs! A great welcoming after a very long journey.
The hotel location was excellent. We had been to Fisherman's Wharf about 16 years ago and found it a bit too touristy for our liking. This hotel was ideally placed as it was on the very edge of Fisherman's wharf close to the water front, close to the bus and trolly bus stops and within easy walking distance of a large number of restaurants.
The hotel breakfast was not included in the room but you did get a voucher for continental breakfast which you can top up for not much money to get a hot plate of food. For example we each paid $7 (plus tip) for unlimited coffee and juice, a muffin, a bowl of fruit, a hot plate of bacon, potatoes and scrambled eggs.
If we travel back to San Francisco in the near future then we would definitely stay here again.
One thing to note is that there is currently (April/May 2013) large scale road works happening right out side the front of the hotel. It causes no disruption so when your taxi looks like it is entering a building site don't worry it is fine!
- 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