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Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hotel has a great atmoshpere, charming nautical themed rooms (with giraffe bath robes!) and is in a great central location. Free wifi for members (membership is free) and a wine and beer social every evening (wine wasn't very good but free i suppose). The concierge went out of his way to help me find tickets for alcatraz (which you should buy in advance, way in advance). Very lovely place. Highly recommend. Clean and quiet.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nadya R
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Hi, Nadya R,
Good point about Alcatraz -- definitely key to book ahead, especially in the summer! Tickets are available with a print-at-home feature through the government's sole partner at: www.alcatrazcruises.com.
I'm so glad the concierge was able to help you with your arrangements and you got to meet some folks and relax with us at the wine party. The wines do change monthly, so perhaps you will prefer the September selections :)... come back to us! And, when in doubt, check out the local beer we're featuring (Anchor Steam).
Cheers!

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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a very friendly Hotel, great staff, very nice rooms. will definitely use this hotel if on a future visit the food is also great so all in all everything you need for a great stop over is here at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
Thank lordhuss
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Thanks so much, lordhuss!
I am always thrilled to read a five-star review from a Top Contributor. I'm glad you enjoyed the restaurant, too! The chowder is so addictive, I try to stay away :)...

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Themed hotel with an excellent location if you would like to stay in the Fishermans Wharf area. Even if you associate the Wharf with big crowds and an noisy athmosphere, the location is excellent, at the very end of the street, adjecent to a small park where one of the two cable cars start. So not too much noise, we even slept with the windows open.

You can take a ferry 3 blocks away, bike rental is next door, and all nice italian or other restaurants in front of just one block away. Shopping is more difficult since most decent shops are around Union Square which is 2 miles away ( or a cable car ride )

The hotel is themed as a old fashioned sailboat, all in wood, and loads of references to sea themes, shellfish, anchors,.. Certainly a difference with most other SF hotels.

Rooms are ok in size. Good beds and all other services including a good coffee machine.

What the hotel can do better :
- Service at reception. People were very stressed out and just shouted at us during checkin, trying to get us out of there in less then a second. It was just on the border of being inpolite.
- Breakfast : major turn-off, you need to have bf in the adjecent restaurant. If you ordered bf with the room you get a voucher/person/day. But that just includes the basic bf including a very small bowl of fruit, one danish, OJ and coffee. All the rest is extra. So if you want eggs and more danish you need to pay extra. For a decent BF we ended up paying 20-25$ extra per day per person. Kids do not get a voucher and thus need a full order.

Parking nearby is very expensive, easilly 40$ a day, so if you keep the car there for 3 nights you have to pay up to 160$ just to leave a car. Next time I consider to dump the rental car while staying in SFO.

So, good hotel, good location but prices in general are in line

Room Tip: Ask to get a room at the back
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank dieterderam
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Hi, dieterderam!
I'm glad you liked the "boutique experience" here with us. I think the designers did a neat job of giving the hotel a sense of place here at the waterfront, and showcasing the history of the building as well.
I see that things came at a fast pace and high volume when you arrived, and that's not the first impression we want to give. I'd be curious to know when you stayed if you have a moment to give a ring with the details so we can make sure to get to the bottom of this!
Thanks a lot.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during a recent visit to the city. It was a top notch boutique hotel. The location is wonderful at the Fisherman's Wharf. The evening reception was wonderful and a great way to visit with other guest. The hotel also had a top-notch concierge named Brooke. She did wonderful and scored us tickets for Alcatraz which had been sold out. It was a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Its best to try to get a room as high as possible.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank VOLSatty
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Hooray! Thanks so much, VOLSatty. I have already forwarded your kind remarks to Brooke and her manager. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Charming hotel with a nautical theme in a great location. While much of Fisherman's Wharf has become very touristy and tacky, the Argonaut is located at a quieter end and right across the street from the cable car turnaround. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable. We had a great view of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Best overall was the staff, from valet, to front desk, to concierge to wait staff. Very friendly, helpful and efficient. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Camella5
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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Thank you, Camella5,
I'm glad that the service crew aboard the Argonaut made your stay memorable -- or perhaps it was us and the Golden Gate Bridge, which never hurts ;).

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