Argonaut Hotel

495 Jefferson St | San Francisco, CA 94109-1314  [SEE MAP]San Francisco, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Hotel is in an excellent location in Fisherman's Wharf
It is expensive to park here, and there is a daily "urban facilities" fee

Guests of this hotel in Fisherman's Wharf will feel as if they've just stepped aboard a cruise ship, even though the Argonaut Hotel sits firmly on solid ground. Guest rooms  which are decked out with nautical artifacts  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 Restaurant, feature vibrant colors and fun, quirky furnishings. Visitors especially appreciate the excellent customer service and variety of amenities available, including a fitness center, spa and business center. Other guests, however, lamented the high price for parking. However, it's close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Lombard Street earn high marks among travelers.

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Location
San Francisco, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 252 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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If you want to stay in a beautiful, historic building and walk right out your door into the heart Fisherman's Wharf action — and are willing to pay for the privilege — this nautical-themed hotel is perfect for you.

Frommer's Exceptional

Lonely Planet

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Rooms sport an over-the-top nautical theme, with porthole-shaped mirrors and plush, deep-blue carpets. Though all have the amenities of an upper-end hotel — ultra-comfy beds, iPod docks — some rooms are tiny with limited sunlight.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6561 have reviewed the Argonaut Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6561 reviews 4.5 (based on 6561 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

With exposed brick and navy blue walls and cream-colored linens, the Argonaut brings touches of Fisherman's Wharf into all its rooms. Guest rooms have views of the wharf, Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz Island. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers with complimentary coffee, fully-stocked gourmet honor bars and iHome docking stations.
  • Daily "Urban Facilities fee" of $25 added to room rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center access, in-room coffee and more

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Location & Parking

With exposed brick walls and a subtle nautical theme, the Argonaut reflects the historic feel of Fisherman's Warf, which it overlooks. Guests can see the blue waters and white sailed ships from their rooms and can easily walk to the wharf, which offers ample shopping and dining options.
  • About half a mile west of Pier 39
  • Three blocks east of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • About 15 miles north of San Francisco International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65-$85)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Dining

Blue Mermaid Restaurant, the on-site restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. With its proximity to the wharf, the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood dishes. The menu includes three types of homemade chowder and items like cioppino and steamed mussels.
  • Indoor and outdoor seating available

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

Spa

While the hotel doesn't have an on-site spa facility, it does offer in-room spa services.
  • Spa service hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • After-hours spa services available with $25 surcharge

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Kids

The hotel has bicycle rentals available (great for families), and discounts are offered at local ice cream and candy stores. On weekends, guided waterfront tours are available with a National Park Ranger, and there is a treasure chest scavenger hunt for kids. There's also a Nintendo Wii console in the hotel's lobby and complimentary use of family-friendly DVDs.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    Fitness

    Guests can access the hotel's fitness center 24 hours a day. The gym features cardio machines, weight-training equipment and free weights.
    • In-room yoga program provides yoga mats and TV channel with instruction
    • Towels and water provided
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (free)
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Business

    The hotel offers about 9,000 square feet of business space that can accommodate business gatherings or an event for up to 300. There are also other venues such as the Maritime Room, which can also hold up to 300 for a cocktail reception, or the Constellation Room, which can hold 48 for a seated event. The hotel's staff can assist in planning meetings aboard a ship by the wharf or at the Maritime Museum.
    • Audiovisual capabilities

    Number of meeting rooms4

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Pets

    The hotel allows pets for $75 per pet per stay. If guests with their pets are staying seven days or longer, there is an additional $100 cleaning fee applied.
      • Pets allowed (free)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      Wedding

      Couples can say their vows and celebrate with friends and family at one of the hotel's wedding venues, which include a grand ballroom and a courtyard. The largest space, the Golden Gate Ballroom, can accommodate up to 280 for a seated reception and up to 400 for a cocktail reception.
      • Customized wedding packages
      • Pride and LGBT weddings
      • Wedding room blocks available
      • A courtyard is available for outdoor weddings

      Maximum wedding guest capacity400

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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