The Argonaut was the first stop of our West coast trip, I chose it mainly for the reviews on here so knew what to expect. We stayed for 3 nights, the hotel very nearly got 5 stars but ill go into the reason I rated 4 shortly.
so what's great about the hotel.
The location is right on Fishermans Wharf, walking distance to pier 39 and pier 33 for the Alcatraz ferry, the Cable car stop is next to the hotel and is recommended, we loved our cable car trip to union square, hanging off the front. The hop on/off bus is nearby too.
The rooms are tasteful And full of character, there's a great bathroom, the shower is hot and powerful. The bed was very comfortable. We had a well stocked but pricey mini bar in the room, other amenities included animal patterned dressing gowns, in room safe and free wifi for the duration of our stay.
Included in our rate is a free wine hour each day at 5pm.
The staff in the hotel are incredible,management if you are reading this then note, they are a credit to you and your company, particular note to Marilyn, nothing is too much trouble for them which saved the day on our first night in the hotel.
Despite requesting a quiet room when we booked the Hotel months ago, our first night was marred by noise, it kicked of with thumping bass at 10.30pm, I phoned reception and was informed that there was an event which would go on to around 1am, not great, we were offered to be moved to a sister hotel but we could not be moved In the hotel as they were fully booked, I declined. In the end we settled for ear plugs and a credit to the room. Next day reception were so apologetic and we were moved to a stunning room on the 4th floor, we had peace for the rest of our stay.
We ARE light sleepers so the noise is the reason the hotel did not get 5 stars the staff were the reason it did not get lower.
Overall I would recommend the Argonaut, we loved San Francisco and the hotel helped to make our experience a great one.
- 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