My husband and I aren't easy to please but at the Argonaut Hotel, we cannot state one flaw!!! To break it down:
Location: we specifically chose to be near Fisherman's Wharf as opposed to Union Square as we normally do. Their location was AMAZING! Pier 39 was a 15 minute walk so far enough away to escape the noise and heavy crowds but close enough for convenience. There was good food right outside the hotel door and even more within 2 blocks (including the Starbucks directly behind). Out our window we could see both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, and the cable car station was literally just over the road.
Staff: honestly I can't say enough good things about the staff. They were friendly, accommodating, helpful, and all that to our 2 boys as well. They remembered our names, greeted our boys with high fives and answered every question with a smile. The Porter Stephen was brilliant, he did a scavenger hunt with our boys in the lobby while we enjoyed complimentary drinks by the fire. The concierge sorted all of our tickets and was very knowledgable.
Hotel room: we were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded upon arrival to an even bigger suite then we had booked. Our room was generous in size making it perfect for us in the bedroom and our 2 boys on the large couch pullout. Each room had a good sized TV with Bluray player. Our bathroom was huge with a beautiful jacuzzi tub, shower and separate toilet, and stocked with everything including, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, good hair dryer, cuisinart coffee machine, Starbucks coffee and plush towels. Everything in the room was flawless and spotless.
Service: if you didn't't gather from above, the service was great! They pulled all our bags out of our car. Brought them to our room and unloaded them. They did the same when we were leaving as well. Our car was always ready at the valet within 10 minutes of requesting it.
While the price of the hotel was not "cheap" I would not complain at all about the price we paid as our experience made it clear, it was worth it! We would gladly go back to the Argonaut for every trip to SF in the future....they have earned some new loyal customers!
- 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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