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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Ranked #13 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a 4 night stay here at the start of our Pacific coast tour. Hotel location is great, right by fisher mans wharf. It was also close to the cable car turn round which has a great view of the. Golden Gate Bridge. Room was very clean and well maintained. Comfortable beds. View from window was just of the middle of the hotel, I.e other rooms and a/c plant. On a plus note this meant that the room was quiet. , Dont know if you can get a better view if you pay a supplement,, but you only have to step outside to see the sights. The complimentary drink in the evening was very acceptable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel itself has lots of character. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Hi, Keith W! Thanks for coming to see us all the way from across the pond! I'm happy to see you felt the hotel had a lot of great character and those sturdy brick walls kept things quiet for you :). I will share your kudos with the housekeeping ladies and the nice folks who pour the evening wine, as well!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very friendly staff from the curb to the room. Stephen (I think) met us at curb with a smile and a suggestion for late evening snack. Kids received a small gift upon arrival. At check in we were upgraded to a very nice room. Rooms are a little small because the age of the building, but room was very modern and clean. Bed was comfortable. The next evening I enjoyed the complimentary cocktail hour in the hotel lobby. Hotel is across the street from cable car turn around and down the street from Wharf. We enjoyed the Clam Chowder and Dungeness crab at the Wharf.
We had a great stay in San Francisco at the Argonaut Hotel!
I recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thanks, PlaneKev! Stephen the doorman is a great welcome wagon, isn't he? What a fun and friendly guy. Next time, hopefully you can try the crab at the Blue Mermaid. It is fantastic in the corn chowder, as well! That is the crab stew that earns awards constantly. We can also point you in the direction of some fun food trucks at one end of the spectrum or very fine dining at the other!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 3 days, it was fantastic one of the best hotels I've stayed in, there is also complimentary wine/beer between 5-6pm everyday, great atmosphere, the only downside was the free continental Breakfast, not enough to feeds sparrow.

The location is great

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sarah B
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Hi, Sarah B,
You are too cute! I hope the travel agent let you know that your inclusive european breakfast is a pastry, side of fruit, juice and coffee... small by American standards, to be sure, but keep in mind if you'd like a side of bacon or whatnot, it is available to purchase a la carte in addition to your breakfast package. That said, I'm glad you loved your 3 days with us and it is fantastic to hear that ours is one of the very BEST hotels you've visited -- thank you!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed at the Argonaut with my wife in the middle of June. We really enjoyed this hotel. There were a lot of nice touches that really gave it some character. The rooms were not necessarily large but roomy enough. The bed was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful with advice about where to go, what to see or how to get there. The location was really good as well. It's right in Fisherman's Wharf so it's walking distance to Pier 39. It is also close to pick up points for buses and trollies so it was real easy to get pretty much anywhere in the city. I would highly recommend the Argonaut to anyone staying in San Francisco.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Hi, Mo4391. Thanks for your note. I'm glad the staff helped you "dial in" to the sights and sounds of the city, and that you found the transit so convenient to pop around town. I'll let the team here know that all the little touches added up to Lots of Charm for you -- cheers!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My friend and I stayed in this hotel on our first stop of a road trip along the west coast. It was a great start to our holiday!
The staff were very helpful, the rooms were lovely and the free wine hour everyday was great!
The hotel is in a great location with easy access to many areas, including Fisherman's Wharf, but it does not feel overly touristy.
A great hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank br00mey
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2013

Hello, br00mey!
I'm sorry for the delayed reply - it seems my original post did not come through. I am trying to get back to everyone these days! I wanted to thank you for your kind review, and I'm glad that you agreed the hotel is not "touristy." It is true that many many people visit our area, but the hotel has its own history and charm, and all of the staff is working hard to provide local tips & tricks so no one is left with just the "top hits" to visit. Cheers!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I loved this hotel (Kimpton in general always exceed my expectations). Friendly staff, clean rooms and great location. Free wine hour at 5pm is an added bonus and is a great place to meet new people. I would definitely stay here again when I return back to San Fran

Room Tip: Try and get a sea view if possible however all rooms are really nice
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Hi, KeyC78,
It's wonderful to see that you had such an enjoyable time, and that you are a loyal Kimpton person, even all the way from London :). I'm glad you got to meet other visitors from around the world at our lively wine party. Did you get to Raid the Minibar as well? I definitely recommend you check that out online if you have not read up on Kimpton InTouch yet. Please come back the next time you cross the pond!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

First time staying in this hotel but will definitely be back.
Lovely rooms, staff out of this world and a huge credit to the hotel with their helpful attitude.
Our only issue was that the in our initial room we were able to hear all the noise from the room next door - which was just normal noise but seemed to be very loud in ours, however on mentioning this to staff we were immediately transferred to a new room with many apologies -apart from that everything was all you could wish for - thank you

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Thanks much, SusanJHampson!
We'll have to let the staff know that they make the difference here! We'll hope to see you back aboard the Argonaut soon :).

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Address: 495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $221 - $575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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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Kimpton San Francisco
Argonaut Hotel San Francisco

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