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Argonaut Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   495 Jefferson Street, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109 (North Beach)
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Ranked #7 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Argonaut is a large hotel on the Fisherman’s Wharf. It is well placed for trips to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and other bay tours. It is a 10-15 minute cab ride from Union Square and you can take the cable car from just next to the hotel. Check-in was efficient. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The soundproofing... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and our 2 daughters loved this Hotel from the minute we walked in, the nautical theme was very impressive and you instantly got a warm feeling as soon as you walked in, a fireplace in the foyer made it a great place to sit and relaxed and the free wine & beer tasting from 5-6pm everyday was so... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here as a family for 4 nights at the start of our California road trip, booked via Virgin Holidays. The trip from the airport was a little longer than anticipated - around 30-35 minutes. After an 11 hour flight, I was too tired to keep an accurate check. Check in at the hotel was fast and efficient. I had... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was impressed with the foyer and location. The room was tastefully decorated and the bed was comfortable but in both our rooms we were disturbed by noise from next door late at night and early in the morning. We reported a non- functioning extractor fan which was not repaired. The location is perfect for tourists though Fisherman' Wharf itself... More

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Kalikome, I appreciate you making me aware of this rooftop noise issue. I will do some digging. I am hoping that either it was resolved or you have especially good ears, since we haven't heard any other reports. I wish that you had not had this disruption, though I'm happy it looks like everything else was comfortable for you,... More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in June for 6 nights. Great location for all the tourist needs. We didn’t have a 'room with a view' but found it more than comfortable. Friendly, helpful staff, and wine o’clock hour very enjoyable after the hours of walking and touring during the day!

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot, dazbats! I'm happy that we were a comfy home base for you, and you got to enjoy a little "r&r" at the evening wine party as you reviewed the day's excursions and planned for dinner. I'm glad you got to spend nearly a week with us, and hope you can back for another long and relaxing visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the stay at the Argonaut! Ghiradelli Square is around the corner, cable cars just steps away, Pier 39 and some of the best restaurants are within walking distance, and a scenic walk to the Palace of the Arts was enjoyable. I'd stay there again for sure!!

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, Rick H! It's always neat to see a note from a brand new reviewer. We're delighted that the location wowed you, and you got to enjoy that lovely stroll! More

Orlando, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is in an old cannery and shares the building with the SF Maritime National Historical Park's Visitors Center And Interactive Museum. The hotel has a nautical theme, but it seemed a little "kitchy" and "dated". The front end staff and concierge were friendly and gave good recommendations. We were so busy that... More

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, there, Marilyn G! The nautical renovation of the property is just two years young, though the concept was a "midcentury ocean liner," so that may help account for things feeling a bit dated. I understand if the style is not for you, and the neat thing is that each of our 8 Kimpton Hotels here in the city has... More

Uppsala, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Argonaut three nights in the beginning of our Californiatrip. The hotel was very good; friendly and welcoming staff, nice and clean rooms with nice beds. Breakfast was also very good - and again friendly staff! We can definitively recommend this hotel!

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, Asa B! We appreciate your recommendations, and do rely on our faithful fans to help spread the word! I'm so happy to hear the team made you feel right at home here, and -- YES -- breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, made all the better by Chef's magical bacon... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We reserved a Bay View room and was extremely happy we did. The view from the room was on the 4th floor directly facing Golden Gate bridge. We could hear the gulls watch a gorgeous sunset and see the bridge lit up at night. You can stay downtown for a slightly upgraded room for the price you pay here and... More

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, CanadaRockiesgirl! It's great to hear that your family loved their time here, and that Golden Gate Bridge view made a big impression on everyone. Thanks also for mentioning that parking prices are kind of crazy everywhere in the city. It's one of the few downsides to visiting the city, though we all still love our dear SF due to... More

Boise, Idaho
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When staying in San Francisco, this this the place to stay. The quality of service, linens, and location is an A+ In my book. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, the linens are so soft and plush, and the location can't be beat. This hotel is in a quieter part of town, which means a great nights sleep. From... More

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Emily G, Manager at Argonaut Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, MinervaNichole! We love you right back, and are so delighted to receive this "A+" grade. The linen, location, and land crew will all be here to welcome you back again soon! More

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Address: 495 Jefferson Street, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Argonaut Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
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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, a Kimpton 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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