Fisherman's Wharf

Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco

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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
(29 Member Ratings)
"Everything! Dropping off our car was easy, check-in was fast and the room was bigger than expected! The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean. We wish we had more down time to spend at the hotel, but we'll just have to make another trip!"
11. Apr 2017
San Francisco, CA, United States

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
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • 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
  • Internet access


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 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 $50 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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 $59.00 (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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco (CA) (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything! Dropping off our car was easy, check-in was fast and the room was bigger than expected! The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean. We wish we had more down time to spend at the hotel, but we'll just have to make another trip!
Liz 11. Apr 2017 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Amazing! Perfect location and friendly, knowledgeable staff!
Diane 11. Apr 2017 Monterey, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Lovely, clean hotel. Room was lovely and staff were friendly.
Alan 07. Apr 2017 leven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My experience was great. I enjoyed the ambience and the staff.Location is great.
Paul 11. Mar 2017 Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant surroundings and lovely staff, very helpful.
Other Comments
Location is great, room was lovely.
Paul 10. Mar 2017 Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The decor and room size are above average
Other Comments
Breakfast, included with Travelzoo, was excellent.
Irene 26. Feb 2017 Denver, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Service was great! Location is wonderful!
Hannah 21. Feb 2017 Campbell, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location and view from room
Other Comments
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Bernard 19. Jul 2016 New Orleans, LA, United States
Enjoyed Most
the great location
Other Comments
Very nice hotel, with a nautical motif. Staff was very warm and welcoming.
dana 25. Feb 2017 Roseville, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Over delivered on the offer. Perfect experience in every way. Great management, kind well trained staff
Jim 23. Jan 2017 sr, CA, United States

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