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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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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here as the final location on my honeymoon and was not disappointed in any way from the moment we arrived at The Argonaut. Great location next to Fisherman's Wharf and the rooms are unusual and beautiful. We stayed in a standard room which was exceptionally clean and thoughtfully decorated. As we were on honeymoon we received complimentary chocolates... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time at a Kimpton property and because of this experience I have now stayed at 2 others. I was very pleased with the service. The check-in was efficient and the staff informative and helpful. The location is great as well although I think the prices of the rooms reflect that. The room was very comfortable and... More

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

Yay! Thanks, JLM235! We are tickled pink to know that we've converted you to Kimpton! I hope you've joined up with our free Karma Rewards program to enjoy the privileges of being "a loyal" :). I have shared your feedback about the bartender with the restaurant GM, Adam, who is eager to know more if you have a moment. Meanwhile,... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived late and as we'd missed wine hour they gave us bar vouchers instead which was a nice touch. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful. On the edge of the tacky Fishermans Wharf area but its not right in the middle of it so location is good, and close enough to walk to some attractions. Valet parking is... More

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

Hello, and thank you, Mark 201105! I see that you also enjoyed the in-the-middle-of-everything-yet-at-the-edge location of the Argonaut. I agree that it strikes a nice balance, with all the conveniences, but less of the crowds. And, it doesn't hurt to have the Aquatic Park and cable car next door :). Thanks for your kudos to the team for their service;... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is located on a corner facing a park and shops in a nice area. The hotel is nautical themed. They honored my request for a quiet room on a higher floor. The rooms are spacious and well designed, clean, cozy. Free wifi for members and it works well! The gym is fantastic, had everything I needed and there's even... More

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

Thanks, qtipkona! I'm happy to hear you loved the gym, and the yoga mat in the room, too! We do try to pay attention to those details and provide the little "perks" that hopefully make you feel more at home. Thanks for being a loyal Kimpton Karma Rewards guest. I hope you got to Raid the Bar while you were... More

Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here mid June after a last minute change of mind on hotel booked in San Francisco, (originally I had booked a cheaper hotel but decided to go more expensive as we were only planning to visit S.F once!) That said I am so pleased we stayed here! The location was just brilliant right at the end of fisherman's... More

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

Hooray! Thanks, Mandy W. We're delighted to see that the hotel was in such a perfect and convenient spot for all your adventurings. It was amusing to see your comment about your "sea legs" and the wine party. Perhaps it was the summer sangria with it's kick of vodka that really livened the mood :). More

Nevada City, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed one night, last minute add to our trip, so can't be too disappointed about the only room choice available...view was of the room across the way. Can't open the windows. The wine hour was thoughtful, if you don't care about the quality of wine poured. Bed was comfey! Service excellent. Decor charming. Great location for Fishermans Wharf. The attached... More

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

Hi, Traveltarot, and thanks for checking us out at the last minute! I am glad you mentioned the museum that the National Park Service rangers operate here at the Cannery building since it's both interesting and FREE. A nice perk of this historic building. Thanks for checking out the wine party, too. I am hearing the sweet summer wine is... More

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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location is great if you want to be in the wharf. Rooms are small. The windows on the interior rooms don't open so the rooms can be stuffy. If you don't get a Bay view you will look into a other rooms. Concierge was helpful. Seemed a little overpriced but SF is expensive.

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

Hi, JeremyfromCanada, I see that we did not knock your socks off, and fell down in the star ratings. I know that the standard rooms do not have windows to leave open, though hopefully this made the stay quiet for you? I'm glad you loved the location here, though, and of course we'll pass along your praise to the concierge!... More

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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well located at the quiet part of fisherman's wharf. Just a couple blocks away from the Fisherman's Wharf sign, restaurants and groceries store are within walking distance. The lobby is nicely decorated and we were given free drinks (wine, beer, etc) voucher upon arrival. The room is really nice, luxurious and clean. Comfortable bed and clean bathroom. Great service too!

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

Thanks, Myr_Saulls! Great to hear that everything was at and above expectation, from the comfy bed to the cleanliness of the bathroom. We'll share your praise with the service team, too. They're always thrille dto see a happy five-star review :). More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Argonaut is perfectly placed on the Wharf with access to all the main sites of San Francisco. If you arrive by car,be warned, its tricky to access. Once you locate it you are directed to a car park on the next block. The hotel staff are extremely helpful and very friendly. Our room was pleasant with a great view... More

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

Hi, Ann B, I am happy to hear you loved the hotel, and of course we will relay any feedback you may have for the restaurant team! Just to clarify a couple of points in case we (hopefully!) get to see you again: - the valet does operate parking from our main entry curb; you are able to hand over... More

Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week at the Argonaut and loved it. We had a Bayview room with an awesome view of Alcatraz and the Hyde Street Pier Our room was quite spacious lived the old brick wall and nautical stylings . Super comfy bed and pillows , luxurious linens and towels . Quiet all night long Very friendly staff, kudos to... More

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

Thanks so much, Patti V, and I'll make sure to share your kudos with Ethan as well :). He's such a nice guy -- and with great local knowledge of the city, too! 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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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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