The majority of our stay at the Argonaut hotel was wonderful. The location of the hotel was fantastic. It was right on fisherman's wharf, and within walking distance of the attractions. Because of the hotel's convenient location we were able to board our tour of the city right in front of the hotel instead of driving to the tour company's main office. We enjoyed visiting the maritime museum, which was located inside the hotel. The bellmen, and doormen were friendly and helpful. They unloaded our baggage and two wheelchairs from our car, and assisted us into the hotel lobby. The nautical inspired decor in the lobby and in our room was beautiful. There were a lot of cute, whimsical decorations, and design elements in our room. We absolutely loved it. Our room and bathroom were wheelchair accessible and easy to navigate through. The seafood at the hotel restaurant was wonderful, and we liked the casual atmosphere.
The hotel unfortunately has one MAJOR flaw. The rooms are not at all adequately soundproofed. At around 2am I was watching television. I had the volume turned down low as not to disturb my grandmother and aunt who were sleeping in the bed next to mine. But to my surprise, the people in the next room started banging on the wall, and shouting for me to turn down the volume on the television. I turned the volume on the television down to the point where I had to sit next to the television to hear the sound. I was annoyed at having to do this, but thought that it would solve the problem. To my surprise I received an unpleasant phone call from the hotel's front desk asking me to turn the volume down on the television. The television would have had to be OFF for the volume to be any lower.
Up until that point, the hotel environment was warm and comfortable. After that incident I felt very uncomfortable staying there. I will not return to the Argonaut until they fix their sound issues.
- 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