$229 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 30, 2015 Check-out: Mar 31, 2015

Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 495 Jefferson Street, At Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
84 out of 84
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iver5
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Allots. Best seafood around!

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John from New Albany
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Evan M
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Well rested mama
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Constance huang
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
McShoe
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
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
kcald3
Business
Placerville, California
Aug 6, 2012

Great Place to Stay in Fisherman's Wharf

This is a fabulous hotel. I always stay here when I come to the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
CDOhio
Business
Ohio
Mar 25, 2012

Great location in San Francisco

The Argonaut Hotel was the perfect spot in San Francisco for our Spring Break. Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square... Perfect location. Steps from the cable car line, we were able to get anywhere in San Francisco.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FunLovingBum
Business
Denver, CO, USA
Jan 24, 2012

Watch out for $50 per night parking fees

The hotel was great and the room were very comfortable. There is no parking at the hotel and was valet parking only (off-site).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Boudin has a great breakfast and great clam chowder.

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