Am at the Admirals Club heading home after a three day meeting in San Francisco. This hotel was wonderful for this type of meeting. Our group was around 50 and the meeting rooms accommodated us well with one large room for meals, two smaller for sessions and breakouts. This is all the space they have. This is a boutique hotel with only 4 floors but right near Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiardelli Square.
One problem to be aware of is that the street in front of the hotel is currently under construction and it delayed our arrival by taxi from the airport. Taxi Fare or Town Car is $50-60 from SFO.
Check in is quick and very courteous. Going to your room there are only two elevators so when meeting broke up there is a delay but not too bad.
Hotel has a very nice reception each evening from 5 to 6 PM with wine and local beer. Their restaurant was closed by 9 each evening so this hotel does not have a late night bar scene. There is a small wine cooperative tasting room in the hotel with great wines and very friendly staff. This also closes at 9 but worth a stop in to try their wines.
Rooms are clean and comfortable. WIFI is free once you sign up for Kimpton's reward program and works great throughout the hotel including meeting rooms. Rooms have a nautical theme because Maritime Museum/ National Park Service shares the ground floor. Bathroom was small but room itself was good sized. Quirky item is the robes provided are animal print and the bathroom wallpaper is octopus tentacle print - a little creepy if you asked me.
Room service, food and beverage and waitstaff at evening reception were all excellent; friendly, courteous and professional. Food was very good even for buffet meals for group.
Very good location, very good service and drawbacks were not anything serious. Definitely would stay at again vs. staying at large hotels downtown.
- Also Known As:
- Kimpton San Francisco
- Argonaut Hotel San Francisco
- 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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