I don't know if I'm just becoming a hotel snob or what, but while I liked this hotel I didn't think it was "wow", or even as luxurious as other Kimpton properties I've stayed in. Location could not be better for easy access to public transportation, and easy walking distance to the Fishermans Wharf area. The doormen and bell hops were some of the nicest I've encountered - very friendly, prompt service, helpful with suggestions, and just all around wonderful assets to the property. Check in/out was quick and efficient, and our room was ready when we arrived. The lobby was nicely appointed and a nice place to hang out and people watch. Missed the wine reception, but water appeared to be served all day. Would have been a nice touch to add coffee as well. We had a king room with a view on the 3rd floor. The room was a bit small and the couch was so uncomfortable we didn't even sit on it, but had all the necessities. The bedding was very comfortable, although it would have been nice to have had a blanket in the room as the comforter was thin (sure they would have provided one if asked though). The view of the Golden Gate Bridge was less than spectacular - probably would not pay to upgrade to this if we returned. Had no problems with noise from neighbors or from outside. Everything was very clean and fresh, and the large pump bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash were a nice touch. Took me some time to figure out that the hair dryer was hidden in plain sight, hung up in a bag next to the shower. Used the business center to print our boarding passes and was very pleased with the facilities. As great as all that was, I just didn't feel like the place was luxurious enough to justify the price (even for SF) and wasn't "wowed". That said, I would stay here again.
- 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 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