US$190 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 6 Mar 2015 Check-out 8 Mar 2015

Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
12 reviews
Romantic Getaway

I had a romantic getaway with my partner and found this property to be perfect for the occasion.... See full review

  • Alley Cat
  • 27 Nov 2014
Perfect

Perfect location, as soon as you step into the hotel it feels comfortable and homely. Polite and... See full review

  • AliinAus
  • 13 Jan 2014
The Argonaut Hotel San Francisco is an exciting boutique hotel located in a historical building that also houses The Cannery, a collection of shops and dining in a unique vintage setting. This nautical-themed waterfront hotel reflects the maritime history of San Francisco in an intimate 1907 building. Enjoy the beauty of the nearby San Francisco Bay and it's treasures like nearby Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39.
General

Guests will enjoy close proximity to ferries to Alcatraz and fine shopping in the nearby Marina District.
Location

Located on Fisherman's Wharf, just steps from the cable car turnaround, the Argonaut Hotel occupies space in the San Francisco Marina Historical Park. The San Francisco Visitor's Centre is in the same building and cable cars heading to Union Square and downtown San Francisco are steps away.

  • 26 km to the International airport (San Francisco)
  • 32 km to the International Airport (Oakland)
Dining

Blue Mermaid Chow House and Bar, the Argonaut's eatery, serves classic fare in an atmosphere reminiscent of the California Gold Rush era. Enjoy casual meals, wine and coffee indoors or al fresco.
Rooms

Guestrooms at the Argonaut feature authentic flourishes like exposed brick walls and brass telescopes. Magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city are offered from some rooms. Guests are treated to luxury appointments like wireless Internet, Aveda bath products and in-room Starbucks coffee.

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

  • WiFi
  • 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 centre
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
WiFi
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
DVD player
Cable or sat. TV
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

Located on Fisherman's Wharf, just steps from the cable car turnaround, the Argonaut Hotel occupies space in the San Francisco Marina Historical Park. The San Francisco Visitor's Centre is in the same building and cable cars heading to Union Square and downtown San Francisco are steps away.

  • 26 km to the International airport (San Francisco)
  • 32 km to the International Airport (Oakland)

Nearby points of interest

  • Hyde Street Pier: 0 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.2 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 0.4 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 0.5 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 0.5 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 0.7 km
  • Lands End: 0.8 km
  • Lombard Street: 0.9 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 1 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1 km
  • Underwater World: 1 km
  • Alcatraz Island: 1 km
  • Pier 39: 1 km
  • Octagon House: 1.1 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.4 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 0 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.2 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 0.4 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 0.5 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 0.5 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 0.7 km
  • Lands End: 0.8 km
  • Lombard Street: 0.9 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 1 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1 km
  • Underwater World: 1 km
  • Alcatraz Island: 1 km
  • Pier 39: 1 km
  • Octagon House: 1.1 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.4 km
  • Coit Tower: 1.4 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.6 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.6 km
  • Chinatown: 1.7 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 1.9 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.9 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 2.1 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 2.1 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 2.4 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 2.4 km
  • Union Square: 2.5 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 2.5 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 2.5 km
  • Exploratorium: 2.6 km
  • Japantown: 2.6 km
  • Japan Center: 2.6 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 2.6 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 2.6 km
  • Ferry Building: 2.7 km
  • Civic Centre: 2.8 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 2.9 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 2.9 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 3 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 3.1 km
  • Moscone Center: 3.1 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 3.2 km
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 3.2 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 3.2 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 3.3 km
  • SoMa: 3.5 km

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

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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 (12)

Ratings and reviews for Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.9
Location:
5
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alley Cat
Business
Sydney Australia
27 Nov 2014

Romantic Getaway

I had a romantic getaway with my partner and found this property to be perfect for the occasion. Room was gorgeous and comfortable, location ideal everything was walking distance. Highly recommend this property.

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

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WDDB
Business
Charleston, SC
13 Mar 2014

Staff

Excellent well trained staff. Great service.. Hotel physically was well done, well equipped, pleasant, quiet room, very much enjoyed and will be returning to it.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Presidio, especially Andy Goldsworthy's Woods Walk.

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AliinAus
Business
Australia
13 Jan 2014

Perfect

Perfect location, as soon as you step into the hotel it feels comfortable and homely. Polite and friendly staff. On checking out there had been an $8 error on our bill for use of Mini bar which we hadn't used. This was promptly deducted. From 5-6pm they serve complimentary wine, beer and apple cider, it was a lovely way to unwind after sight seeing.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There is often a long line for the cable car at the turnaround on the corner. Walk ypup the street one stop, they don't fill the cars or send one up empty to pick up people at each stop

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wombat42
Business
England
9 Nov 2013

Fabalous hotel

My cousin recommended I stay in this part of San Francisco and experience the chowders Hotel beautiful, staff excellent, great location Could not fault Highly recommend

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

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Poppa Pete
Business
New Zealand
9 Oct 2013

Superb location and service

This was the perfect spot for our all too brief stay in your lovely city. The 'happy hour' was delightful bonus.

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

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tricky also
Business
Salamander Bay
3 Apr 2013

One of the Best

Great Hotel on Fisherman's Wharf - close to the Hop on/off buses and Tram Car - Free wine tasting was a bonus

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

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sir Penguin
Business
London, UK
19 Jan 2013

San Fran Trip

Well I love Kimpton hotels, don't get me wrong here, just after staying at the Ink48 and Eventi in New York I was looking for a bit more, US48.00 a day for car parking was a little more than I was expecting? Still free WiFi and wine hour helps take a bit of the sting out of that I guess? Rooms rather small, you better llike ship theme and blue or don't stay here, very much a portside hotel in location and theme. Staff not of the same high standard as I am used to getting at a Kimpton hotel, although still better than most hotels these days. Location at Fishmans warlf really good if yo uare on vacation and looking for a tourist based location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Singmummy
Business
Singapore
14 Sep 2012

Very nice place

Hotel is in a great location, close to lots of restaurants and shops. Staff were very friendly, especially the valets. The facilities were very clean and looked great. It was a nice touch having the fire going in the lobby when you camw in from the cold outside. The only issue was that the walls were paper thin. We could hear conversations people were having in the next room.

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

Business

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bigtrip
Business
Perth WA, Australia
29 Mar 2012

Big Kids Holiday

We recently stayed at the Argonaut on our stay in SF. We were travelling from Austrlaia to Dallas onto the Caribbean and then to Vegas and SF. This is the BEST accomodation of our trip! The staff starting with the bell hop were animated, friendly and extremely helpful. To the point of phone calls on the first night and the second last night to check if everything was ok!! The rooms were cute, clean, very comfortable and decorated beautifully to the theme. The beds were amazing and the rooms were quiet. The restaraunt was gorgeous and the food amazing (especially the chowder). And the hot chocolate and wine tasting in the afternoons topped it all off. And all within walking distance to the pier.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Definately dont miss out on dining here the food is gorgeous and the chowder is amazing to say the least. The staff are warm and friendly.

Review of Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bloke
Business
Tauranga, New Zealand
22 Mar 2012

Fantastic

Everything was fantastic, only change we would say is the hallway wallpaper is a let down, a pale yellow would just make it perfect!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Pier 69, if you walk through you can see all the seals on the pontoons... really well worth checking out, and the city hightlights tour combined with " The Rock"!

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