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Reviewed June 17, 2004

Just returned from the Wharf after spending two nights at the Argonaut Hotel.

The Hotel location, amenities, value and cleanliness were excellent. The service staff were excellent.

Highly recommended - we had three adults and 3 children (ages 13, 13 and 7). The kids loved the place! They also loved the Hotel's restaurant, the Blue Mermaid!

Why an A- instead of an A+ - because the concierge/check-in staff were less than helpful on two occasions.

The first was on initial check in. Traveling with children we had requested adjoining rooms only to find that our rooms were located quite some distance apart.

The explanation was that the hotel was full and they had to do some moving around to accomodate other visitors. NOT GOOD ENOUGH since we had made reservations quite some time before. Personally, we could care less about their booking problems.

Anyway, they made it right by upgrading one of the rooms to a suite. MOST EXCELLENT! It was quite superior to the standard room.

We inquired whether all 6 persons could just stay in the suite (with roll aways) and was told NO. However, when we checked back later (different staff), we were told YES! So the second night we all stayed in the suite (which had a premo hot tub/whirlpool overlooking the bay!).

Persistence pays off!

Anyway, we would recommend both the hotel and the restaurant (on its own).

Oh the other occasion, the we asked the concierge where the closest ATM was and his directions were less than accurate and obviously less than helpful.

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Friendswood,TX
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Reviewed June 13, 2004

The Argonaut Hotel was in an excellent location. It is uniquely decorated and the beds and pillows are heavenly. The restaurant service was slow in the mornings but all of the staff was friendly and helpful. It would be nice if they offered coffee service in the lobby during the early hours of the day.

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Reviewed June 7, 2004

What can I say - we loved this hotel! We booked for Valentine's Day weekend, and had a fabulous time. The room we stayed in was a small inside room without a view, but we didn't miss a thing. The decor was homey, yet elegant, and the Aveda products that are in the bathroom are top notch. On a side note, I arranged a boxed lunch to be available at the desk for a very early morning day trip, and the items were not ready when they were supposed to be - I think that this was more an issue with the restaurant, however. I would recommend this hotel to anybody looking for a romantic location... 5 stars!

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Bloomfield, NJ
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Reviewed June 2, 2004

My husband researched the Argonaut on tripadvisor.com and it lived up to the reviews. The location is better than any of the other hotels out there that we actually saw and had researched. It was right on the Wharf, we had a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and a pretty park and the cable car and Ghirardelli Square were a very short walk away. The staff was courteous and always willing to help with everything. They helped with small and large details. The nautical theme was cute and definitely not too much. Two issues-One-We didn't hear any outdoor noise but we could hear the people next door to our room really well which was definitely disconcerting! Two-A full length mirror would have been nice! Overall, I would definitely recommend the Argonaut to anyone and would stay there again myself.

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Reviewed June 2, 2004

The Argonaut is a wonderful hotel. The staff are very helpful, from the doormen and the front desk to the concierge and housekeeping. A lovely surprise is the 5pm wine tasting in the lobby. The guestroom is very comfortable and we have plenty of space to spread out. There are even Aveda products in the bathroom! Considering the hotel is right on Fishermans Wharf, you'd expect a lot of noise but we didn't have any issues - it was very quiet, almost soundproofed. We will definitely stay here again.

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