$227 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

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
123 reviews
Amazing

From the ment we stepped into valet to the front desk we loved every minute of it. The staff are... See full review

  • Shanesgirl
  • Jul 9, 2014
Ideal base for Bay City explorers

Excellent location for return trip with son (15) and husband (on first trip to sanF). My favourite... See full review

  • SueP50
  • Apr 19, 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

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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
  • Nob Hill: 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

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 (123)

Ratings and reviews for Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
123 out of 123
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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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lulu super wife
Ireland
Sep 22, 2013

Couples retreat

Really enjoyed our stay here,! Staff so helpful, friendly & efficient! Hotel was very comfortable & clean, with a lovely warm atmosphere! Superb location & in walking distance from all amenities. Overall we had a fantastic stay & can't wait for our next visit !! :-)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Numerous attractions like Alcatraz, Bay Cruises, Bus tours, and night bus tours, all highly recommended

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annie Tierra
Columbus, OH
May 20, 2013

Comfort, Quality and great Location all in one

The Argonaut is a unique hotel, in the perfect location on fisherman's wharf, close to so many wonderful sights. Staff were always helpful, professional and courteous. King room was very comfortable and spacious enough but not huge. Complementary Happy Hour wine and beer were a nice touch. While our stay was so very short, we were so very glad we selected the Argonaut. Wish we could have had more time to enjoy some of the other amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

the attached restaurant is great and I would recommend sitting out on the patio on a lovely sunny day.

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EvanH
Chicago, IL
May 11, 2013

Extended weekend getaway

The hotel was clean and the staff was great. The location cannot be beat - right next to Ghiradehli square and right on fisherman's warf. Everything was within walking distance. The only downside was a first floor room and a significant amount of exterior noise. (ie.. garbage pickup at 5:30 a.m.). Otherwise the hotel was nice - No real restaurant in the hotel but many, many nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iver5
Des Plaines, IL
Apr 10, 2013

Fun at Fishermans Wharf

Was fun, close to everything. Right on Fishermans Wharf,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Allots. Best seafood around!

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Minnesota Dad
Business
Minneapolis, MInnesota
Apr 4, 2013

Disappointing

Good location, but unfortunately it is currently in the middle of a construction zone making parking and access very difficult. Valet service took from 30 minutes to over an hour to retreive car each time. Price for this "prompt" service is $46 per day. The staff was friendly, but there was just not enough of them to keep things moving. The hotel is unique and the rooms are clean, but just not what I have come to expect from a Kimpton property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John from New Albany
New Albany, OH
Apr 1, 2013

Great Hotel, Great Location

Room, location, and service were excellent - great place for our family vacation, at the edge of fisherman's wharf, cable car turnaround, Ghirardelli Square, views of Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Would stay again. Note to potential guests - the road in front of the hotel is under construction as of 3/23 and will probably be there for at least 30 days+. A minor inconvenience but you should be aware of it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Scoma's for a fine dining experience - a 5 minute walk from the hotel. And be sure to try the chowder sampler at the Blue Mermaid.

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Evan M
Aliso Viejo, CA
Feb 22, 2013

Great service and location!

Five day stay with wife and 2 small kids. Location was ideal for family, across the street from park, beach, cable car station, Starbucks and 2 blocks from Pier 39. Entire staff was incredibly helpful and polite. The Blue Mermaid cafe attached to the hotel was a great bonus. We loved our stay. Only knock on the Argonaut is that they have San Francisco sized rooms. Smaller rooms but very normal for San Francisco. Great for families!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For breakfast, go to Hollywood Cafe or Joanie's Happy Days Diner, both a short walk from the Argonaut.

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Well rested mama
Seattle, WA
Feb 4, 2013

Much needed mom & dad time away

Visited Fisherman's Wharf and other tourist spots, drove to Napa/Sonoma for the day, stopped in Sausalito. Location was perfect for our weekend away and for the time of year. Weather was top notch for Spring. Loved being close to the cable car stop and within walking distance of car rental agency. Staff was helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Mijita in the Ferry Building - really good margaritas, guacamole and tacos. Take the F train or get a ride from a bike taxi.

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Constance huang
NY, NY
Jan 16, 2013

Quite comfortable

The room is lovely and clean. I will choose it again when I come back to SF.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
McShoe
Auckland, NZ
Dec 18, 2012

Lovely stay

Great location at Fisherman's Wharf/Cannery. Friendly staff, charming building and comfortable bed. Would definitely stay again.

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