Fisherman's Wharf

Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond winner for 10 consecutive years
  • Prime location in Fisherman's Wharf, offering striking views of the bay and Alcatraz
  • Built in 1907, this nautical hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Free nightly wine hour and bike rentals

"Top hotel at Fisherman's Wharf" -- Time Out
Enjoyed This
(89 Member Ratings)
"The location was great and the hotel’s decor was adorable."
17. Sep 2018
Felton, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is about  a 30-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport. A taxi ride from the airport will cost approximately $60 one way. Valet parking is also available for $59 per night. 

Rooms & Rates

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Set amid the sunbathing sea lions in action-packed Fisherman’s Wharf, the AAA 4-Diamond Argonaut Hotel feels a bit like boarding a luxury cruise ship back in time. Housed in the century-old Haslett Warehouse (on the National Register of Historic Places), Douglas fir beams, exposed red brick walls and playful nautical details speak to the neighborhood’s eclectic mash-up of its seafaring past and current carnival-like feel. Dressed in sailor best outfits, the staff greet guests with friendly smiles and helpful advice. 

Spacious guest rooms mix quirky extras like complimentary yoga mats and animal-print bathrobes with whimsical maritime décor: navy and beige accents, porthole-shaped mirrors and nautical trinkets. Bay-view rooms feature postcard-worthy views of Alcatraz or the Golden Gate Bridge.

There is a nightly wine hour in the Living Room (complete with a fully functioning astronomer’s clock), and the Wii system and toy-filled treasure chest will keep the kids entertained. Pets of all sizes are welcomed like royalty (check the chalkboard for your four-legged friend's name on arrival) with fluffy dog beds, treats and toys.

Head to the Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar -- home to an award-winning dungeness crab and corn chowder-- for an authentic San Francisco bite then stroll in any direction for some of SF’s biggest sites; the tall ships at Hyde Street Pier, Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39 are all less than a 10-minute walk.

From the press:
  • “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 
  • “The top hotel at Fisherman's Wharf occupies a behemoth former Del Monte cannery, built in 1908 of giant timbers and red brick salvaged from the 1906 earthquake” -- Time Out



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child up to age 5. Extra bed available on request and in Standard King Guestroom, Bay View King Premium Guestroom and Bay View King One Bedroom Suite only: $20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $75 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: The Urban fee of $29.11 (tax inclusive) includes:
• Free local and toll-free calls
• Fitness center
• Infused water display and daily newspapers
• Complimentary boarding pass printing
• In-room coffee
$10 food & beverage credit
• 2 hours free URB-E electric scooter or bicycle rental, based on availability
• Discounts and special offers at the local Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop, See’s Candies chocolate shop, and the National Park Store
• Saturdays & Sundays only: guided historic waterfront tour with a National Park Ranger

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $65.00 (subject to tax), per day without in and out privileges.
Valet Parking with in and out privileges is $75.00 (subject to tax), per day..
 Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(89 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco (CA) (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location was great and the hotel’s decor was adorable.
Other Comments
I would highly recommend this hotel! It is right in the middle of he action and has a great, festive atmosphere!
Elizabeth 17. Sep 2018 Felton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very relaxing business hotel with an interesting mix of business clients
Larry 04. Jun 2018 Henderson, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
It’s in a National park site
teresa 31. May 2018 Milton, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Staff was helpful and friendly.
Other Comments
Easy walking distance to many attractions and Restaurants. Also, easy access pick up and drop off for day trips out of town.
Thomas 27. May 2018 Smithville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was perfect for a San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf experience.
Carol 27. May 2018 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location. Easy access to Fisherman's Wharf. Close to everything.
Other Comments
Loved the nautical theme of the hotel. Comfortable rooms.
Jim 27. May 2018 prospect, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff is wonderful and location can't be beat. Thanks to Travelzoo for an outstanding value offer.
Charles 14. May 2018 Cheney, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, comfortable beds, attractive looking room.
Gail 14. May 2018 Nokomis, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room and lobby with fireplace. It was so peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed the peace.
Elizabeth A 04. May 2018 Visalia, CA, USA
Other Comments
This is a fantastic hotel in the Fisherman's Wharf. We were not sure what to expect being in a touristy part of town, but the hotel was wonderful. The rooms are very nice and the staff is accommodating and friendly. Lots of stuff to do within walking distance.
Regina 30. Apr 2018 Dallas, TX, USA

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