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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 #8 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This nautical themed hotel is located in Fisherman's Wharf. The area is pretty touristy but for first time visitors it's a great location. Close to the Cable car stop, Boudins Bread (FAB!!) and obligatory souvenir/T-shirt/Sweatshirt shops so you can purchase an item of clothing to keep you warm during the unplanned for cool days. The Argonaut is a lovely hotel.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the last days of a cross-California vacation, we really enjoyed ourselves in this hotel in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. Staff were friendly and the concierge, Olivia, was amazing. She gave us the perfect advice for a late night post opera sushi spot and on another night, Indian takeout. Location was top notch. Great old school naval theme.

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

Thanks so much, Dave F! I'm glad the style and feel of the hotel were just what you needed for your visit to SF, and that Olivia's dining advice made the experience that much better. I've just shot a copy of your review to her and her direct managers and I know she will be thrilled! More

Boston, MA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought the Argonaut Hotel was a charming getaway. We were there with our two kids, and the room delighted them. We didn't have a lovely view or a big suite, but the four of us managed just fine and the room is bigger than most hotels with two queen beds. The decor was great and the toiletries top notch.... More

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

Hi, jbrown68, and many thanks for the Argonaut/Kimpton love! You're right, we're lucky to have two-queen bedded rooms that are larger than the city average. In fact, a lot of our competitors down here can't even offer that room type. An unexpected perk in an historical building for sure. I'm glad the stay was fun for all ages and you... More

Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Argonaut relies on the location to much, whilst it is right on the wharf the price tag is over the top. the staff were efficient and polite, The room was small and tired looking the bath room was very small with nowhere to put your toiletry's no tea making kettle only a coffee pot. The wine tasting in the... More

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

Hi, Alan B, While our location is a huge asset, we also like to build in value through service, the wine party, and other fun free perks like the bike rentals, wifi, and Starbucks coffee. I see that you are a tea drinker, though, so we can make sure to go over those options with you next time. I do... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The attention to detail in this hotel is quite simply unique. Service was good, the room (Specialty View) looked over Alcatraz and the Golden Gate and was exquisitely decorated and spacious for a family of 4. Gym was OK and had basic weights and cardio equipment but was clean and modern. Free wine hour is a great idea and gets... More

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

Hi, jmabilat! Isn't that Specialty Suite View incredible? I have never had the chance to stay in that room myself as it is so popular :). I'm not sure if we had a chance to meet at that manager-hosted wine party, but I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it and got to get to know some other guests, and maybe... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Argonaut´s location is excellent, a few blocks away from Fisherman´s Wharf (but not the over the top touristy part), also next to the Maritime museum + close to Ghiardelli square. The free museum with connecting door to the hotel is very good for its small size and was always a treat for our children. The hotel has wonderul decor... More

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

Hi, Brunobenevlo, We're delighted to read this happy five-star review from your family. It sounds like you had a great time in San Francisco, and I'm glad you got to enjoy the Blue Mermaid (anything crab there is my favorite, followed closely by the Ahi Tuna BLT since their bacon is amaaaaaazing :)). Thanks for the heads up on that... More

Ashburton, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first time in San Francisco, and the Argonaut was a great choice of hotel. The good - the staff were all very welcoming and helpful. Our room wasn't quite ready when we arrived, and the desk staff gave us a credit for the restaurant for the inconvenience. The room itself was lovely - we certainly paid extra for the... More

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

Thanks, HCICACSC! We love finding out when guests got to take the free bikes out for a spin and put those concierge suggestions to use. San Francisco is so special, and we always want to make sure our guests get to enjoy some truly local experiences here with us. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A typical Kimpton experience - boutique hotel, friendly staff, unique decoration, free wine receptions! Even though this is in Fisherman's Wharf it's not a tourist trap, and it made a great location for exploring San Francisco. Excellence as usual from Kimpton.

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

Well, thank you, Marcus_uk2008! I see you are a Kimpton fan, and we certainly appreciate that! We hope you are enjoying the new Kimpton Karma Rewards program and the new and improved website where you can engage with us better. When a guest comes in with these high expectations of the Kimpton boutique hotel and restaurant experience, we are thrilled... More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Within walking distance of the piers. Large rooms with 2 queen beds. Clean and modern with very friendly staff. No kettle so adapted the coffee machine for the morning green tea moment. They charge for parking your car so bear that in mind. We had a room that faced into the hotel which was quiet.

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

Hi, Redhackers2! Aren't these rooms such a great size for the city? We are pretty lucky. As my parents would say, the hotel has "good bones," and great history baked right into the brick and beams! I know that the city parking situation does leave something to be desired, though the good news is that our valet price is average... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hotel in San Fransisco in my opinion ! My favourite place in the states and what better place to base yourself from. Excellent rooms and a fantastic atmosphere right in the heart of fishermans wharf.

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

Thanks so much for the rave review! We're delighted to be your favorite spot and the jumping off point for all your adventures :) 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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