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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#10 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Argonaut Hotel exudes the true essence of a boutique hotel. With a name like the Argonaut, it's impossible not to speak of this hotel in grand, almost legendary terms. Inspired by the Greek legend and Gold Rush-era adventurers, it's one of those rare places in San Francisco that truly merits a term like iconic. Located in the historic Haslett Warehouse, the Argonaut's home is a grand building built in 1907 of exposed brick, Douglas Fir beams and so much seaside character; you feel as though you can almost reach out and touch the colorful Barbary Coast past here.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Mini golf
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Green
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more
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Susan2286 wrote a review Sep 2022
Fort Lee, New Jersey49 contributions53 helpful votes
The Argonaut is the epitome of hospitality. Our check in was so smooth, thank you Stephanie. Their restaurant, the Blue Mermaid, served us the best fish and chips we ever had. The manager even welcomed us. For everything else, we thank John, the concierge who helped us with a warm sense of humor. The lobby has deck chairs and a fireplace. The room was both spacious and comfortable. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Hi Susan, I cannot thank you enough for the review and we are all honored here to know we made for the best stay ever! I will be sure to personally thank Stephanie and John for the memorable service they provided, along with our Chef Chris who hand batters every fish and chips to order. It was our pleasure and thanks again for choosing to stay with us at the Argonaut! Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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StevieT2888 wrote a review Aug 2022
Greater London, United Kingdom19 contributions19 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Lovely hotel, such a great location and so easy to get to pier 39 or catch a tram into town. Loved our room which looked out over to the Golden Gate Bridge and was very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. A great experience to have on our first part of mine and my wife’s honeymoon. Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stefan Muhle, General Manager at Argonaut Hotel
Responded 6 Aug 2022
StevieT288, Fist of all - congrats on your nuptials! Secondly, thank you so very much for your brilliant review. It was a true pleasure accommodating you at the Argonaut Hotel. We are genuinely delighted that we exceeded your expectations and helped to kick off your honeymoon in style! Wishing you safe travels and all the best for many years to come, Stefan Műhle VP, Regional Managing Director
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simonpurnell wrote a review Sep 2022
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution5 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying at the Argonaut Hotel for a business trip and could not falter it. Rooms are spacious very comfortable. The location is great and offer some amazing views of Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. I would definitely go back and stay at the same hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Hi Simon, I am thrilled to see you had an excellent experience with us and enjoyed our amazing views! Its really hard to beat watching the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge from your room after a long day of exploring SF. The next time business brings you back to SF we will have a great room waiting for you and looking forward to welcoming you again at the Argonaut! Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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121Kazza wrote a review Sep 2022
Somerset, United Kingdom1 contribution6 helpful votes
This hotel offers everything you hope for. From an amazingly warm welcome, lovely furnished rooms, clean, spacious bathrooms, great service from all staff, this hotel is a must if you want to be treated well and enjoy a stay close to Fisherman’s Wharf. I would definitely stay again if we were to return.
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Responded 5 days ago
Hello, Thank you for the perfect marks and I always love reading our team from every interaction experienced was warm and welcoming. We pride ourselves on our engaging and personable service along with our attention to cleanliness. If a future holiday to SF is in your plans we would be grateful for the opportunity to welcome you back to the Argonaut! Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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Lisa_and_Brad57 wrote a review Sep 2022
Grants Pass, Oregon23 contributions15 helpful votes
Room was pretty standard, nothing fancy or plush for the price we felt it should be nicer and there is no breakfast at all. Hotel is located where you can walk to everything even the Golden Gate Bridge! Our room had a view of Alcatraz from the 4th floor.
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Responded 5 days ago
Hello, Thank you for the review and and I am happy to see our service was top notch and that you made the most of our central location right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. While our rooms come in all shapes and sizes and different price points, the one thing that cannot be beat are our views. Everything that comes to mind when thinking of SF can be viewed from our guest room windows - the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Cable Cars are all right outside. Thanks again, and I hope the next time your travels bring you down to SF we have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Argonaut. Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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lizzy320 wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Very nice, friendly and helpful staff, nice hotel, great location, a little bit overpriced, the fee for amenities like Wi-Fi feels out of place considering the rates for the room and the valet parking is pretty expensive.
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Lizzy, Thank you for the review and I am pleased to read you had a pleasant stay with us and made the most of our location right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. While amenity fees are standard through SF, we do our best to add value to ours through unique inclusions such as a credit to use in our restaurant, unlimited bottled water, access to the National Parks Maritime museum among a host of other thoughtful inclusions. Thanks again, and I hope the next time your travels bring you back to SF we have the pleasure of welcoming you at the Argonaut. Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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NottinghamPanther wrote a review Sep 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom112 contributions135 helpful votes
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We absolutely adored our room, & stay at this fantastic hotel. Everything (nearly) about our visit was spot on. Great friendly service, that felt genuinely warm & welcoming - rather than being nice to gain tips. Our room 463 was amazing… & SO big, loved it. Didn’t overly like OR rate the food, or service in the Blue Mermaid restaurant. Breakfast was average at best. We were also declined drinks at the bar pre 10pm, as they’d apparently closed. Everything in the Wharf area seems to close VERY early One afternoon I went for a beer at the bar, whilst waiting to meet up with my wife. Felt kind of sad, & spoilt the image of the place to overhear 2 bartenders swearing/using foul language. I was sat at the bar, they were stood near the kitchen area. I am also partially deaf - but still clearly heard them above the sports on the bar TV.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, I very appreciative of the kind words and I love knowing our team made for an amazing stay. It looks like you had one of our best rooms too! We are very lucky to have such spacious and inviting rooms compared to most hotels in SF and our views definitely cannot be beat. I am disappointed to read how seemingly unprofessional our bartenders were, that is something I definitely do not tolerate from our team. As I don't see your name here, would you mind reaching out to me with a description of the bartenders so I may address this with them directly please? I hope the rest of your holiday in the States went well and I am grateful for you choosing to stay with us at the Argonaut. Tony Roumph Area Managing Director troumph@noblehousehotels.com
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Richard wrote a review Sep 2022
Devon, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a great time at the Argonaut Hotel. Spotlessly clean. A very good restaurant with possibly the best outside dining area in the whole of Fishermans Wharf. I would highly recommend and I can be fussy! Not one thing to complain about. Oh and the most comfortable beds ever!!
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Chuck, Thank you for the 5 star review and I am thrilled to see we hit every note perfectly! I am grateful for you mentioning the cleanliness of the hotel too, we take great pride in a creating a safe environment for our guest's and team here at the Argonaut. Blue Mermaid's patio space is pretty special with all the history and exposed brick, nothing like slowing down a bit after a long day of exploring the Wharf and watching all the action go by. Thanks again and I hope we have a future opportunity to impress! Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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Alexandra C wrote a review Sep 2022
North Attleboro, Massachusetts2 contributions8 helpful votes
Nothing to complain about; just a rave. The location - wow. Literally at the waterfront, can hear the cable cars and sea lions and street musicians. Wonderful to be able to open a window get real fresh air. Can also close the windows and get quiet! Cleanliness is a big deal for me, and our room was CLEAN. It was expensive though; you get what you pay for.
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Alexandra, Thank you for the glowing review and I am thrilled to see we hit all the marks! I have the pleasure of working here and our views are something I never get tired of - from the Golden Gate Bridge, to Alcatraz and the Cable Cars. Its all what comes to mind when thinking of SF, right out of your guest room window. I am grateful for you mentioning the cleanliness of our hotel too, the health and safety of our guests and team is top of mind for us. Thanks again and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Argonaut in the near future! Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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Oxnyx wrote a review Sep 2022
Toronto, Canada1 contribution5 helpful votes
This has to be one of the most convenient hotels in San Francisco. Trolley turn around one block over, at the very bottom of the hill on the level with the wharf so that you can do the whole of Fisherman's wharf and not have to climb back up when your foot sore. Staff were attentive ,friendly, and approachable and available. Having a zoom meeting with the concierge ahead helped me plan the trip and gave me local knowledge to decide with confidence.
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi there. I always love reading that we made for a memorable stay at the Argonaut and knowing our team was engaging and friendly with every interaction. Our concierge too makes sure they are available in a myriad of ways, whether in person, over Zoom or a quick call or text, they ensure that our guest's have an itinerary uniquely tailored to their interests. Thanks again, and I look forward to the next we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! Tony Roumph Area Managing Director
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Frequently Asked Questions about Argonaut Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Argonaut Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fisherman's Wharf (0.4 km), Musee Mecanique (0.4 km), and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (0.02 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Argonaut Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Argonaut Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Argonaut Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Argonaut Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe De Casa, Eight Am, and Norman's Ice Cream and Freezes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Argonaut Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Argonaut Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Argonaut Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Nepali.