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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 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this quirky marine themed hotel. So quaint and cosy. I would highly recommend this hotel for families and couples. Ideal wharf location. 15-20 min walk from Alcatraz boarding pier. Also great for cable car starting point. Rooms are clean, spacious, comfortable and free wifi. Parking is quite pricey and wished we hadn't hired a car until we left as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I arrived late at night to the Argonaut Hotel. I was at first uncertain, as there was no one at the front door nor any direction on where to leave my car. So, I called the front desk and was told to park my car in front and bring the keys to the desk. I did just that and everything... More

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chosen on basis of TA reviews, location, and previous Kimpton stays elsewhere. Didn't disappoint - room had view of the bridge and cable car turntable. Quiet, comfortable, great beds. $25 voucher for the Blue Mermaid was helpful. Wine hour is a great idea, and we did our best to attend each day. The location is ideal, and we played at... More

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Denver, CO
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at the Argonaut and it was just as great as the first one several years ago. The rooms are well appointed with a very comfortable bed, desk and sofa. There's also in-room coffee and a small fridge that was excellent for storing a few snacks and beverages purchased elsewhere. The location cannot be be beat.... More

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Pine Plains, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at the Argonaut. You can't beat the location. The valets parked our car and we walked just about everywhere. The room was very comfortable and clean. Nicely decorated in a nautical theme with a very comfortable bed. There are lots of little touches that make things more enjoyable. The staff could not have been nicer.... More

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Hopewell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Argonaut for a get away weekend in San Francisco and we could not have chosen a better base for a fun weekend. I recall reading a review posted a while back where the individual stated that there wasn't anything to do around the hotel - "WHAT?" Being just steps from Pier 39, the aquarium, countless fisherman's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great little hotel in San Francisco. Stayed here for a business trip/meeting at the hotel, and was perfect for a two night stay. Convenient to shops, restaurants and walking neighborhoods - yet, quiet and unpretentious. Friendly staff (the best part), and simple yet stylish/comfortable rooms. All the amenities you would expect from a budget-boutique style establishment. Free wifi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Argonaut Hotel is a beautiful hotel situated perfectly in San Francisco for a city break. The staff were welcoming and helpful any time we asked them for help. Our room sadly didn't have a great view, facing the inside courtyard of the building (you can't have it all!) but the room itself was lovely- nice comfy bed, nice bathroom... More

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

Wonderful! Thanks, prettyconverse. I'm delighted that we could kick off your American adventure in style. We always do hope that the little perks like wine in the lobby and six free (first come, first served) bike rentals help folks to feel right at home and yet aboard an exciting journey. I like to recommend taking the bikes across the Golden... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've selected the ARGONAUT due to TA rating, rate (US$ 250++/night) and location. Except the location, in the middle of a tourist trap, the hotel is really nice - at the price paid. Yes, the rooms are narrow and we had some road noise (Beach Street). But, as I said, at US$ 250++ it's a good deal. We liked the... More

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

Hello, HONKiev, I hope all is well in Ukraine! Thank you for visiting us. I hope we'll see you at the waterfront again, and we'll make sure to be ready with non-tourist restaurant recommendations like Cod Mother and Gary Danko (different ends of the price spectrum, but both beloved by we locals!) More

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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has all of the good bits of a big swanky chain, but also many outstanding small touches that make you feel like you are staying at your favourite boutique hotel. I loved - the fabulous warm socks for padding about the room in - bikes available from the front desk - a running map in the room -... More

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

Thank you so much, Kiwi09! I can tell that you have an eye for detail. I just love it when guests notice the fun little quirks (and value) we've built in here. You're also the first to comment on the Healthy Menu available through in-room dining. I suppose the rest of us slobs are busy shoving our faces full of... More

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What travelers say

  • Very friendly(76)
  • Free wine(64)
  • Nice touch(30)
  • Hyde street(20)
  • Would DEFINITELY recommend(12)
  • Front door(8)
  • Would highly recommend(8)
  • First nights(7)
  • Other room(6)
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Additional Information about Argonaut Hotel

Address: 495 Jefferson Street, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#5 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Argonaut Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Argonaut Hotel San Francisco

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