Argonaut Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel

495 Jefferson Street | San Francisco, CA 94109 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: GOOD
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended


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How it Ranks: Argonaut Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel ranks #11 out of 404 San Francisco Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in San Francisco.

Our Take: Guests of this hotel in Fisherman's Wharf will feel as if they've just stepped aboard a cruise ship. And yet, the Argonaut sits firmly on solid ground. Guest rooms which are decked out with nautical artifacts like compasses and sand dollars offer spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. (Just note that these vistas don't come cheap, according to some travelers.) Meanwhile, common areas like the lobby and the in-house seafood restaurant, Blue Mermaid, feature all the trademarks of a Kimpton Hotel: bright, flashy colors and fun, quirky furnishings. Visitors especially appreciate the perks associated with the Kimpton brand, including complimentary wine receptions in the evenings and a friendly service staff. Plus, guests can redeem perks like free stays or complimentary Wi-Fi through Kimpton's InTouch loyalty program.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 404 hotels in San Francisco, 43 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in San Francisco. The 10 closest to Argonaut Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel are shown on the map below. These include Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square (<0.5 miles) and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf (<0.5 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

Argonaut Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel is 3.1 miles from the #1 ranked San Francisco attraction, Golden Gate Bridge. Of the 17 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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