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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#8 of 245 in San Francisco
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
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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 Center 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 Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
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 / closet
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
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Green
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more
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148mariaelenas wrote a review Yesterday
Austin, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
We’ve stayed here before but this time several things went wrong. There was a cold draft coming from the window, the pillows gave me a terrible neck pain, they forgot to notify us when the room was ready and then forgot to bring up our luggage until we asked again. To be fair they did give us a couple of drink tickets good for a house wine or beer at the Blue Mermaid. We’ll probably try staying here again to see if this time was a fluke but I’m not sure I would recommend it to a friend.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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uscfan1325 wrote a review Jun 8
Florence, South Carolina206 contributions116 helpful votes
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I stayed at The Argonaut Hotel with my 16 yo granddaughter, her friend, and my 70 to friend. We were in a corner bay view one bedroom suite. We had two rollaway beds, a king bed, and a sofa bed. We had a view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the park area in front of Ghirardelli Square. The location was perfect for exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, getting sundaes at Ghirardelli’s, and boarding the cable cars. I highly recommend The Argonaut and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Something ( I think a Garbage truck) woke me up at 4:30 but no one else heard it. Bring earplugs...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
uscfan1325, Based on your vivid description, you stayed in our Argonaut Suite - and we're thrilled to know that you all had such a wonderful time in the most spacious of accommodation at our hotel. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We hope to be your home away from home again when you return to San Francisco and wish you all the best in the meantime, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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elenaheslop wrote a review Jun 27
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Great location, spacious rooms and friendly staff! Definitely recommend staying at this hotel! Blue Mermaid food was delicious! Their breakfasts are the best! I enjoy my stay and I look forward to coming back!
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elenaheslop, Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your great review and recommendation of the Argonaut Hotel. Receiving 5 stars across the board from those who matter the most - loyal guests such as yourself - is incredibly rewarding and we're thrilled to share your comments with our crew! We, too, look forward to your return visit and remain with best wishes for a wonderful summer, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Sara C wrote a review Jun 27
4 contributions4 helpful votes
The third floor corner suite we had was perfectly suited for our family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Surprisingly quiet and extremely comfortable with plenty of living space plus a dining table for breakfast in the morning. Location was great for an evening walk around Fisherman's Wharf and an ideal jumping off point to head over to Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Responded 2 days ago
100saramc, Thank you so very much for staying at the Argonaut Hotel in our of our spacious corner suites with your family. We know you have may choices in hotels when visiting a world class city such as San Francisco, and we are delighted you found your way to our wonderful boutique hotel. Hopefully, you have discovered many reasons to come back again soon! Wishing you and yours a wonderful summer, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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David B wrote a review Jun 27
Knoxville, United States4 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I came to San Francisco for our 15th anniversary. I chose the Argonaut mainly because of location and the view appeal from the website. We were not disappointed! The bay view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge from our room was incredible! Not to mention, the location is close to everything. This is the only place to stay while in SF in my opinion
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Responded 2 days ago
David, We are so happy to know that you celebrated your 15th anniversary in style and wish to thank you for choosing the Argonaut Hotel for the occasion. We truly appreciate your patronage and can't wait to welcome you back again! Take good care in the interim, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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reodgren wrote a review Jun 26
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Great place to stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful, comfortable hotel located in the old cannery building. Location is perfect for all activities near Fisherman’s Wharf. We went on excursions, visited the Wharf, went to Ghirardelli square and took the cable cars. All within walking distance.
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Responded 3 days ago
reodgren, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of the Argonaut Hotel on Tripadvisor. It's such a treat to read your comments about the many things you got to see and do while visiting beautiful San Francisco. Our location really does provide the perfect jumping-off point for so many activities in and around the Wharf! Hopefully, you'll have an opportunity to book an encore stay soon. When it's time to start the planning process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. We'd love to help curate your next adventure! Be well and travel safe in the meantime, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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TravelbeanUsa wrote a review Jun 23
USA69 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights at the Argonaut Hotel in a bay view King room. The room was on the 3rd floor in the middle of the building on the side facing the bay. The one window in the room had a decent view of the Golden Gate Bridge, which was nice to see in the mornings. The window opened and it was nice to get fresh air, but there was also air con and heat when needed. The bed was comfortable and the room had a sitting couch and swivel TV to see from the couch or from the bed. There was also a desk and chair, mini fridge, closet, electric safe, and 2 drawers and a shelf under the TV. Iron and board in closet, and hairdryer in bathroom. The bathroom had one sink and a shower/tub. The room was fine for our purposes. However, it was very noisy at night outside the hotel (cars, motorcycles, etc.). This was not the hotel’s fault. The location was a short walk to pier 39, pier 33 Alcatraz boat, shops, restaurants, Ghirardelli square, and a cable car line right outside. Great location! The only things that would have been nice would have been if there were robes and slippers provided in room, and drinking water. None were included. Also, the bathroom wasn’t as clean as we would like (sink drain, tub). The room carpet was soiled too, and there was no vent working in the bathroom. The adjacent restaurants, Blue Mermaid, was good, and had a nice outdoor patio too. The doormen rarely greeted us in or out. Good historic hotel with nautical theme decor. Despite the few things mentioned, we would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
TravelbeanUsa, Many thanks for sharing your insights on Tripadvisor! We very much appreciate your candid feedback and are happy to know that you would stay with us again in the future despite some of the shortcomings you experienced due to a lack of communication from our team regarding robes, slippers, and drinking water - which are actually all available on a complimentary basis upon request. Please accept our apologies for not explaining those details when you checked in. When it's time to book your next San Francisco adventure, please do reach out to us directly. We would love to book your accommodations (at guaranteed best rates) and curate your next experience! Kind regards, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Jeff A wrote a review Jun 23
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The staff is extremely courteous and friendly. You cannot beat the location! We requested a view of Alcatraz and you could not ask for a better view. Just a short walk to Pier 39 and a walk across the street from cable cars and Ghirardelli Square. The only reason I did not provide a higher ranking, was because the shutters allow way too much sunlight to enter the room in the morning.
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Jeff, We'd like to thank you for posting such kind words about our staff on Tripadvisor and are truly grateful for your support. The views from our Bay View accommodations are indeed breathtaking, and we're happy to note that you found them delightful, too. Cheers! Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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Spiro wrote a review Jun 23
Delray Beach, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great staff, Rooms were clean and spacious. Awesome location. We dived at the restaurant for breakfast which was very good . The doorman was very friendly with recommendations and things to do. Will stay here again !
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Companion60204707760, Please accept our sincere thanks for taking the time to review the Argonaut Hotel on Tripadvisor, giving it 5 stars in all categories. We especially appreciate your kind words about our crew and can't wait to share your comments with everyone. Here's to many happy returns! Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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J Blair wrote a review Jun 22
8 contributions31 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed here for an anniversary/birthday trip and had such a wonderful time. The area was great but the cable car and street cars stops were such a short walk from the property, that we were able to explore other areas of the city as well (the public transportation system is a breeze but the concierge will help you out if you have any questions)! Special thanks to Steven at check in, Chuck in housekeeping, and Richard and Vuk Y. at the Blue Mermaid for making our trip so memorable!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Juli3Blair, Happy belated birthday...and anniversary! We are positively delighted to read that our crew took such great care of you during your stay at the Argonaut Hotel and wish to thank you for taking the time to give a shout-out to Steven, Chuck, Richard, and Vuk who turned moments into memories for you! The team is looking forward to your next visit and we remain with best wishes until we see you again, 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 (0.3 miles), Musee Mecanique (0.3 miles), and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (0.01 miles).
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 center 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 center, 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.