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495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#8 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Argonaut Hotel exudes the true essence of a boutique hotel. With a name like the Argonaut, it's impossible not to speak of this hotel in grand, almost legendary terms. Inspired by the Greek legend and Gold Rush-era adventurers, it's one of those rare places in San Francisco that truly merits a term like iconic. Located in the historic Haslett Warehouse, the Argonaut's home is a grand building built in 1907 of exposed brick, Douglas Fir beams and so much seaside character; you feel as though you can almost reach out and touch the colorful Barbary Coast past here.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Mini golf
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Green
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more
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YummyMummyCL wrote a review Yesterday
Romsey, United Kingdom76 contributions26 helpful votes
We loved the Argonaut. It is in a perfect location and is SO comfortable, just what we needed as travellers from the UK. The room was perfect, the beds were a dream and the bathroom was stunning. The whole hotel has such character...and the first thing you see as you walk out of the door is Alcatraz. And it's right next to the famous cable car. We'd love to return one day.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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YummyMummyCL, We'd love to see you again, too! Thank you so very much for your kind words. The Argonaut sure does have a storied past and its waterfront location in the historic Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood of San Francisco is the perfect spot from which to explore everything San Francisco has to offer. We are delighted that you had a great stay and are looking forward to welcoming you back when it's time for an encore visit. All the best, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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LoveTravel828758 wrote a review Yesterday
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If you'd like to pay $700 / night and still feel like the hotel is is trying to squeeze every last dime out of you, stay here. Thoughtless room design, terrible restaurant. Lots of hidden fees. Please stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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LoveTravel828758, While we appreciate your feedback and thank you for giving us high marks on location, cleanliness, and sleep quality, we are also sorry that you did not enjoy the design of the accommodations or our Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate your contact information in our property management system, but we would love to learn more about your experience, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our Director of Rooms, Deysa Salinas, at 415-563-0800 to discuss the details of your visit. Sincerely, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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margarethogg wrote a review 7 Aug
West Linton, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel has a fantastic location by the waterfront . Our rooms had wonderful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. We had a twin room connecting with a suite which was perfect for family of 5. The suite is huge and our daughter slept on a sofa bed in the living area. The rooms were decorated tastefully and well equipped. We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. It was expensive but worth it for the location.
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margarethogg, We pride ourselves on rooms with spectacular views and legendary service. With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay just outside your window, our suites are the setting for a one-of-a-kind stay - and we are genuinely thrilled to know that you agree! Thank you, from all of us, for giving us your vote of confidence and for expressing your delight by writing a 5-star review on Tripadvisor. We are truly grateful for your support and hope you will think of us again when your travels bring you back to San Francisco. Happy trails! Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Pederola wrote a review 7 Aug
Guildford, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is right on the Fisherman's Wharf. It has a lovely feel to it and staff are helpful. Very good restaurant too. We had a view our over the bay. Walking distance to Go Cars, Alcatraz tour, Pier 39, Cable Car (50 yards).
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Pederola, Fisherman’s Wharf is one of San Francisco’s most iconic neighborhoods – and we’re fortunate to call it our neighborhood! We're so happy that you chose the Argonaut Hotel when your travels brought you to San Francisco and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. Wishing you safe travels back to Britain we remain with warm regards, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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madsw6 wrote a review 7 Aug
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom65 contributions33 helpful votes
The Argonaut is just off Fisherman’s Wharf - perfect location for visitors. Great hotel with generous rooms. We had a room on the front with a direct view of Alcatraz. The sax player outside was atmospheric (and we could close the windows!!). Our only criticism was that we returned to the hotel for a nightcap in the comfy armchairs in the lounge/foyer to discover that the bar closed at 10pm, even for guests. This seems very early.
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madsw6, Many thanks for your kind words about the Argonaut Hotel's perfect waterfront location as well as all the creature comforts in and around the property. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again when your travels take you across the pond again. Take good care in the interim, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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hopethishelpsu wrote a review 7 Aug
St. Albans, United Kingdom30 contributions22 helpful votes
Clean, great location in Fisherman’s wharf. But it’s too pricey compared to other hotels. With resort fees (really?!) and taxes you can add 25% to the advertised rate. And $7 for water?? Really?? It’s clear the owners have lost the art of caring and are just thinking of the $$$
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hopethishelpsu, Please accept our sincere thanks for reviewing the Argonaut Hotel on Tripadvisor. We love to read your comments about our excellent location and clean environment. Thank you, also, for providing feedback on pricing. To clarify, we offer our guests an all-inclusive array of amenities and services and charge a taxable $30 Guest Amenities Fee, per day, for each guestroom which includes: - Concierge services in person and virtually, helping you tailor your stay with local experiences and excursions - A $10 food & beverage credit - Complimentary in-room coffee - 2-hour bicycle rentals, based on availability - Complimentary Wi-Fi & local/toll-free calls - 24-hour fitness center - Television casting and apps in all guestrooms - Daily newspapers - Board games around the fireplace - Treasure chest of toys and a scavenger hunt for kids - Xbox One console on large-screen TV in our lobby living room - Use of DVD players upon request - 10% off Napa Valley Wine Train Gourmet Express - Special V.I.Pet treats and accessories for your furry sidekicks (with register) - Special offers at the local Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop, Winery Collective, Subpar Minigolf, and the National Park Store And, of course, we do do offer complimentary purified water at the reception in addition to the artisanal mineral waters we sell in our guestrooms. We do hope that you were able to take advantage of these amenities while you were a guest at our beautiful hotel and hope to see you again when you visit San Francisco again. In the meantime, be well and travel safe! Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Diana Manford Grey wrote a review 7 Aug
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
They say it’s only when you stop, that you see! So true in this case. I have lost count of the amount of times work took me to SF. But it is only now, that i am retired, that i can finally look. I am so grateful my eyes were opened for our return trip to the Argonaut. This has to be the best location on Fisherman’s Wharf. I felt i could actually reach out and touch The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz …. And it is certainly the friendliest hotel in SF (trust me i’ve stayed in many). So helpful, professional, warm. Our room was perfect; faultless. More importantly, some thing i value as i get older; I knew i was in safe hands. Recommends?? The crab chowder at The Blue Mermaid and of course sundaes at the iconic Ghiradelhi’s. If you visit SF head to the Argo’ you will not regret it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pastfashionista1955, A storied history, Four Diamond recognized service and an unparalleled location - we are genuinely delighted to read that you (re-)discovered our Argonaut Hotel, past and present. Located in the historic Haslett Warehouse and built in 1907, the Argonaut’s home is a grand building of exposed brick, Douglas Fir beams and so much character; you feel as though you can almost reach out and touch the colorful Barbary Coast past. It is so wonderful to know that you felt the same way, and we'd like to thank you for sharing how it all made you feel while staying with us. Hopefully, your recent retirement will allow you to come back and explore our beautiful City by the Bay some more... Cheers! Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Shelley H wrote a review 6 Aug
West Malling, United Kingdom42 contributions20 helpful votes
Nice hotel in a central location. The room was great and spacious. Didn’t find the reception staff particularly friendly or welcoming but the guys on the door were friendly and helpful getting us taxis etc. The drink prices were shocking so found somewhere a bit cheaper for a few drinks.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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293shelleyh, We'd like to say thanks for taking the time to review the Argonaut Hotel on Tripadvisor and sharing your experience. Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to be of service again when your travels bring you back to San Francisco. In the meantime, be well and travels safe! All the best, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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StevieT2888 wrote a review 6 Aug
Greater London, United Kingdom16 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, such a great location and so easy to get to pier 39 or catch a tram into town. Loved our room which looked out over to the Golden Gate Bridge and was very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. A great experience to have on our first part of mine and my wife’s honeymoon. Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StevieT288, Fist of all - congrats on your nuptials! Secondly, thank you so very much for your brilliant review. It was a true pleasure accommodating you at the Argonaut Hotel. We are genuinely delighted that we exceeded your expectations and helped to kick off your honeymoon in style! Wishing you safe travels and all the best for many years to come, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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CoralSapphire wrote a review 5 Aug
Gateshead, United Kingdom20 contributions15 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our 4 night stay at the Argonaut. The bed was the most comfortable hotel bed that I’ve ever slept in and you could tell that the bedding was very high quality. The location was excellent and very convent to Fisherman’s Wharf and the Cable Cars. The staff were friendly and progressional. The only feedback I would give is the corridors are starting to look a bit worn (particularly the carpet) and could definitely do with some updating.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CoralSaphhire, We wish to thank you for your valuable feedback. It's wonderful to know you had a most excellent stay at the Argonaut Hotel! You do us a great service by taking the time out of your busy schedule to not only provide praise, but also to share some insight into areas that require attention, areas that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Thank you again, and happy trails! Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Frequently Asked Questions about Argonaut Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Argonaut Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fisherman's Wharf (0.4 km), Musee Mecanique (0.4 km), and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (0.02 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Argonaut Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Argonaut Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Argonaut Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Argonaut Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe De Casa, Eight Am, and The Baked Bear.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Argonaut Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Argonaut Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Nepali.