Monday, February 6, 2012

Hotel Argonaut - San Francisco

We chose Hotel Argonaut for our long weekend in San Francisco as much for the location as anything else and we were right it is an amazing location right next Ghiradelli Square, steps away from the cable car and across the road from fisherman's wharf.

The building is an old warehouse that has been re purposed and it is part of the American National Parks system, and therefore has kept much of its original character with internal brick walls and wonderful old beams.

The other factor that enticed us to stay here was the fact that they host a free wine reception every day at 5:00. Now I have never been known to turn down a glass of wine, and this was a great way to meet people in the same way as you do when staying at Bed and Breakfasts.

Happy hour in the lobby
We did partake of the free wine on two of our four days staying here and they served decent California wine each time.

The hotel kept the nautical theme through out, in both the common areas and the rooms.

Our very nautical themed room
The king size bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of very downy feather pillows and duvet. The room had a large flat screened TV (which I am afraid we never turned on).  There was also a DVD player and an Ipod dock (which we used a lot).  We had one of the cheaper rooms and so our view was of the central courtyard.

View of the central courtyard.
If you were willing to pay a little extra this would be your view.

View from the front of the hotel
We paid $650.00 for four nights and I felt it was good value for money. The location was exceptional the room was nicely decorated a decent size and very newly up dated. Also all the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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