$194 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 4, 2015

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.

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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

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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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 2, 2011

Anniversary trip

The Argonaut was a great hotel with excellent service. We chose the upgraded room with view. Review on website said "bay view" not even a glimpse of the bay - it overlooked a courtyard that was very pretty but that was disappointing. Room was very clean with plenty of space. Security seemed very good and we felt safe.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of dining close to the hotel with good food - when you get tired of seafood there are lots of other options or get a MUNI pass and go anywhere in the city.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Happy Sailor
Business
Seattle WA.
Dec 9, 2010

Wonderful Place

Wonderful place. Loved the nautical theme. Great location. Will go back at the first opportunity. Great staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Dec 5, 2010

The Argonaut

We saw a show, took some tours and visited wine country. No, it was a great hotel. The hotel was better than most hotels we've stayed in.

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

Business

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Orleans, LA
Oct 18, 2010

First Timers

Overall the hotel is generally nice, but I took the advice of the valet and self parked my car in a garage around the corner only to not have access to my car the next morning when I really needed it. Big Problem. Location is convenient to the tourist traps i.e. Fisherman's Wharf and junk stores but easy to hop on the trolley and see the rest of what San Francisco has to offer.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Dont buy the all day pass for the trolley unless you have a real plan of utilizing, just buy the one way ticket.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ventura, CA
Jul 30, 2010

great place for a family vacation

Really fun place to vacation with teen and preteen kids. The hotel service was terrific. We arrived early and they checked us in and stored our luggage. The staff was very helpful in telling us how to get tickets to Alcatraz (it is usually sold out days or weeks in advance). The cable cars were a lot of fun, as was exploring Chinatown and the Bay cruise. The Hop on Hop Off tour is terrific. We got to drive over Golden Gate Bridge and go to other places in San Francisco that we wouldn't have known how to get to. We just jumped off the bus explored the area and waited for the next bus (a bus goes by approx. every 20 minutes).I would highly recommend the Hop on Hop off tours.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Purchase your Alcatraz tickets online before you go. Through the assistance of a hotel employee, we got lucky and were able to buy tickets. But you might not be so lucky.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Frisco, TX
Jul 30, 2010

Awesome and friendly

The Argonaut is the best hotel I've ever stayed at. Friendly staff, amazing location, great value.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Alioto's, Stinking Rose, Bubba Gump's :)

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Frisco, TX
Jul 27, 2010

Spectacular

Very friendly staff, beautiful rooms, and an amazing view of Alcatraz. Doesn't get any better. :)

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Alioto's is pricey but has the best fresh seafood. Boudin has the best clam chowder though. Both are a short walk from the Argonaut.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Darcinda24
Business
Tampa FL
Jun 21, 2010

Wonderful!

We were welcomed right off the street. This was a very friendly hotel. The restaurant had a wonderful award winning soup...with dungenus crab and corn chowder which was incredible! Breakfast was great too, but as in all of S.F the food is wonderful but expensive. Wish there was a pool, but the beds were very comfortable with down pillows and comforter. I would definitely stay here again!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you have never done it, take the sunset cruise with the red and white fleet. It was $52 pp, and they feed you a light supper buffet which was nice.Also, ride the cable car to the cable car museum.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jun 21, 2010

Argonaut Hotel- San Franicsco

Had a GREAT experience at this hotel. Made our SF trip even better. First class service our entire time we were there. Our flight was delayed by 6 hrs, didn't get to hotel till 3am, was given an upgrade to a deluxe room. Rooms are spotless and very nicely decorated. Staff also very helpful with directions, recommendations, etc. Everyone had an upbeat positive attitude. Great location on the wharf. The fitness room is one of the better ones I have seen traveling. Would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge is a must. Bike rental place is right next door to hotel. Also, seeing a SF Giants baseball game at AT&T park is a must. Best stadium in baseball.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sydney, Australia
Jun 1, 2010

Highly recommended

Our stay at this hotel was great. The staff were helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, and in a fantastic location. Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends!

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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