Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
495 Jefferson Street, At Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
82 reviews
Great spot

Nice staff, neat location, great room. Blue Mermaid is a fairly priced restaurant with standard but... See full review

  • Jon Green
  • Sep 4, 2014
Great stay with great amenities

We loved our stay. The staff is extremely friendly and the rooms are 5-star. See full review

  • Endlessly Traveling
  • Sep 3, 2014
Nautical-themed luxury in National Park at Fisherman's Wharf

In partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Kimpton-owned Argonaut Hotel makes its home in the circa-1907 Haslett Warehouse, next to the historic Cannery building. Decor here is all about a nautical theme -- compasses, sails, rigging and ship wheels. The maritime motif continues in the on-site restaurant, the Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar. Many guestrooms also feature views of Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Highlights
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Walk to Ghirardelli Square or The Presidio
  • Hosted evening wine hour
  • Spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Savory chowder at the on-site restaurant and bar
Rooms

The Argonaut's accommodations truly celebrate history. Many of the 252 rooms and 13 suites include original exposed brick walls, large timbers and warehouse steel doors. Other details, such as whitewashed furniture and Captain's-style desk chairs, pay homage to the waterfront's nautical past. All rooms come standard with coffeemakers, Sony WEGA flat-screen televisions, honor bars, Aveda bath products and laptop-sized safes. Six rooms feature extra-long beds and higher shower heads for taller guests. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available in all rooms (fees apply). Pets welcome (fees apply).

Features

The Argonaut shares the Haslett Warehouse with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Visitor Center and Interactive Museum, which is dedicated to West Coast maritime history and the story of Fisherman's Wharf. The museum features a Farallon Island lighthouse lens and a shipwrecked boat. The adjacent Hyde Street Pier features a fleet of national historic landmark ships.

 

Inside the Argonaut itself, the on-site fitness center (open 24 hours) is complimentary. Spa services ranging from massage to facials and nail work are available in-room. The hotel also offers a hosted evening wine hour featuring local wines in the lobby area, known as the "Living Room."

 

The Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar -- the on-site restaurant -- serves casual fare and a hearty helping of Gold Era ambiance.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 miles)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 miles)
  • Cable car stops (2 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
  • BART (1 mile)
Attractions
  • San Francisco Maritime National Park
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • The Presidio
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Union Square
  • Theater District
  • AT&T Park
  • Golden Gate Park
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 9,000 square feet of meeting space in five flexible rooms
  • The column-free Golden Gate Ballroom, the largest meeting room at Fisherman's Wharf
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking is available (fees apply); all hybrid vehicles receive a 25 percent discount.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Accessible King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room, one King Bed. 300 square feet, Bigelow bath amenities
King Room
King Room with a King bed, 300 square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Accessible Queen Queen Room
Accessible Queen Queen Room with two Queen beds
Accessible Queen/Queen Deluxe
Accessible Deluxe Room with two Queen beds
Acc QN/QN Bay Vw Roll in Shwr
Acc. QNQN Bay VW Rll Shwr
Queen/Queen Room
Queen/Queen Room 300 Square feet, Bigelow bath amenities
King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room, with one king bed. 300 Square feet, Bigelow bath amenities.
QN/QN Deluxe Room
QN QN Deluxe Room with two Queen beds 300 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Bay View Queen Queen Room
Quee/Queen Bay View Room 300 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Bay View King Suite
Bay View King Suite 900 square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Acc King Deluxe Rm Roll in Showe
1 KG bd Roll in shower communication ftrs avail
Specialty Suite View
Specialty Suite View 900 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Acc.Queen Queen Bay View Room
Acc. Bay View Queen Queen Room 300 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities
One Queen Bed
One Queen Bed 200 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Accessible King Suite
Acc. King Suite with accessible King bed 650 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities.
King Suite
King Suite with one King bed 650 Square feet Bigelow bath amenities
Bay View King Room
Bay View King Room, one King Bed. 300 square feet, Bigelow bath amenities

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
FEMA approved
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms

Hotel Map

37.8076 -122.4207
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 16.00, MI, S; San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 48.00, MI, N; Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 21.00, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Hyde Street Pier: 0 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.1 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 0.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 0.5 mi
  • Lands End: 0.5 mi
  • Lombard Street: 0.5 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 0.6 mi
  • Underwater World: 0.6 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 0.6 mi
  • Pier 39: 0.6 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 0 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.1 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 0.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 0.5 mi
  • Lands End: 0.5 mi
  • Lombard Street: 0.5 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 0.6 mi
  • Underwater World: 0.6 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 0.6 mi
  • Pier 39: 0.6 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.2 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.3 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.5 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • Union Square: 1.5 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.6 mi
  • Japantown: 1.6 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.6 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.6 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.7 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.8 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.8 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.9 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.9 mi
  • Moscone Center: 2 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 2 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 2 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 2 mi
  • SoMa: 2.2 mi

Dining

Blue Mermaid Chowder House and Bar
Located adjacent to the Argonaut Hotel on Fishermans Wharf the Blue Mermaid Chowder House and Bar is a classic San Francisco seafood restaurant serving casual fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance Our Fishermans Wharf restaurant offers a menu

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (82)

Ratings and reviews for Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
love to travel 24 7
Business
Houston Texas
Nov 4, 2014

Hotel

Great location Poor service for cost of hotel quality In my opinion

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bobita
Business
Washington DC
Sep 5, 2014

Great location and unique hotel

The comments above pretty much say it all - it is a very nice hotel in a great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jon Green
Business
Washington DC
Sep 4, 2014

Great spot

Nice staff, neat location, great room. Blue Mermaid is a fairly priced restaurant with standard but good fare. The building itself is neat, the former Del Monte cannery and over 100 years old. The easiest access to Fishermans Wharf. Again good spot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Endlessly Traveling
Business
FL
Sep 3, 2014

Great stay with great amenities

We loved our stay. The staff is extremely friendly and the rooms are 5-star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mattclie
Business
San Jose, California
Aug 24, 2014

Great location, fabulous themed hotel!

The hotel is right by everything you would want to see in San Francisco! The nautical theme in the hotel is very fun. The room service was on the pricey side, but the staff were friendly; the fee for overnight valet parking was a steep $50. Unfortunately there's no pool at this hotel. Overall, it was a great place to stay for our anniversary celebration!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shanesgirl
Business
San Diego
Jul 9, 2014

Amazing

From the ment we stepped into valet to the front desk we loved every minute of it. The staff are amazing. They got me in a day early with out that reservation. Amazing views amazing staff and you gotta try the blue mermaid for dinner you won't regret it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maumau
Business
Miami, Fl
Jul 9, 2014

Trio in San Fran

The hotel has a good location, the bathroom is very small, the room has a good size and the view of the bay is very nice. The rooms are okay but the carpet could be changed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Very nice beach just few steps away, very nice to let the kids run.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SueP50
Business
Hampshire UK
Apr 19, 2014

Ideal base for Bay City explorers

Excellent location for return trip with son (15) and husband (on first trip to sanF). My favourite Kimpton of several - it really is an ideal spot to walk Pier 39, reach Alcatraz Landing (the night tour is truly awesome, we did this instead of day tour this time) and' bike the bridge'. With CityPasses we made the most of all types of transport, the fab De Young and CA Acaedemy of Science. 10 days (due to the long flight from UK) allowed us plenty of time to explore a district each day. The Argonaut has a spacious lobby and v well attended wine reception each day! Waterfront location with the bleachers and beach is a great reading spot when all walked out. Staff are excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You must book Alcatraz in advance... but do the night tour. Really eerie/atmospheric and the hospital was fascinating.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JayMoe
Business
Seattle, Washington
Mar 17, 2014

Great mini vacation

I arrived at the Argonaut before check-in, which is at 3pm. Because I was in San Francisco for a short weekend trip, I was sad to waste even an hour of the time I had to explore the city. The hotel staff was very accommodating and held onto all my luggage so I could leave the hotel, and offered to bring it up to my room when I got back. I appreciated this so much! Waiting wouldn't have been all that bad, because the lounge area is nice and has self-serve cucumber water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cioppino's, which is across the street and down one block, is great for a close dinner! I was able to make reservations just 30 minutes in advance through Open Table and was seated right away.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wanderer510
Business
California
Jan 27, 2014

Nice place

The only ding is the parking but it really is kind of expected due to the location so not a big deal. The rooms are nice and the location is great. The staff is friendly and helpful so no real complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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