Argonaut Hotel at Fishermans Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

You might feel like you’ve boarded a luxury cruise ship as you enter this distinctive boutique hotel, perched on the edge of the bay. The Argonaut’s original red brick walls, rich wood beams and ‘deck floors’ help to transport you back to San Francisco’s nautical heyday. At the same time, the plush décor provides all you need to settle in to your charming surrounds. Until, of course, those views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz lure you out to explore all that is Fisherman’s Wharf.

Amenities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

By Fisherman's Wharf, next to the cable car turnaround. Overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. An easy walk from Aquatic Park, Ghirardelli Square and great restaurants. A 12-minute walk to PIER 39.

Hotel information

252 rooms on 4 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, 37" flat-screen HD Sony TV, pay-per-view films, CD and DVD players, WebTV*, WiFi access, coffee maker, safe, essential travel items kit, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Interior Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.
  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people with stays between 01 Jun – 31 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

Blue Mermaid Restaurant adjacent (breakfast, lunch and dinner). 2nd-floor fitness centre. The lobby level boasts the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's 10,000sq ft Visitors' Center and Interactive Museum. WiFi (included in resort fee). Concierge. In-room spa services*. Valet parking: without in/out privileges $65, oversized vehicles $75, plus tax per night; with in/out privileges $75, oversized vehicles $85, plus tax per night (all payable locally, subject to change). 1-hour complimentary bike rental.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - $10 credit for Blue Mermaid - 10% Discount on the Napa Valley Wine Train - WiFi - Fitness centre access - 2 hours bicycle rental (subject to availability) - Discount at Ben & Jerry’s and the National Park Store  - Local and toll-free calls - In-room coffee - Waterfront tour with National Park Ranger on Saturday and Sunday mornings - Use of board games and Xbox One console in lobby - Use of DVD players upon request - Exclusive Discounts and VIP access to tours, attractions and local restaurant from our Concierge. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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May 21, 2024 the-vibert-family Lymington, United Kingdom

It was a perfect base for us to sightsee. Everything you will want to visit is close by. The reception staff were all very friendly and very helpful. The room itself was a good size. We opted for a courtyard view room. The bed was very comfy. The cleaners did a very good job each day. We didn’t eat in the restaurant, but had a drink in the bar,… Read more
It was a perfect base for us to sightsee. Everything you will want to visit is close by. The reception staff were all very friendly and very helpful. The room itself was a good size. We opted for a courtyard view room. The bed was very comfy. The cleaners did a very good job each day. We didn’t eat in the restaurant, but had a drink in the bar, which seemed very pleasant. We had an absolute blast in San Francisco and would thoroughly recommend this hotel. We saw everything we could fit in and went back to the hotel shattered each day. Thank you Argonaut for a fab stay. Read less
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May 21, 2024 robert g

Three days at Argonaut Hotel was a real delight. The accommodation was comfortable, location convenient, and the staff highly pleasant and helpful. Most memorable was the restaurant, Blue Mermaid, and having breakfast with service of waiter Martin to start the day. The day ended with a creative dinner menu. The hotel is a positive selection.
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May 13, 2024 Claudia G

We stayed at the Argonaut last year on our honeymoon and we loved it so much we came back for our first anniversary. The Argonaut truly excels at everything. The location is perfect. Fisherman’s Wharf is right outside your door and the cable car is right next-door. It’s an easy walk to North Beach, the Buena Vista, and Ghirardelli Square. The… Read more
We stayed at the Argonaut last year on our honeymoon and we loved it so much we came back for our first anniversary. The Argonaut truly excels at everything. The location is perfect. Fisherman’s Wharf is right outside your door and the cable car is right next-door. It’s an easy walk to North Beach, the Buena Vista, and Ghirardelli Square. The Argonaut is the perfect launching point for so many great San Francisco experiences. Our room was comfortable, clean, and the housekeeping was impeccable. We have had both breakfast and dinner at the Blue Mermaid and were very pleased with our meals. Everyone we encountered at the Argonaut from the front desk staff, to the bellman, to the staff at the Blue Mermaid were professional and cordial. My husband and I are from the East Coast and we feel like the Argonaut is our home away from home when in San Francisco. We are looking forward to our next visit! Read less
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May 13, 2024 Sarah F

A thoroughly enjoyable 6 night stay at the Argonaut. I had a deluxe double queen room on the second floor due to availability (rsac24 conference). The room was spacious, even for full occupancy and overlooked Jefferson Street below and the Wharf behind. The room was kept immaculately clean throughout my stay and the bed was very comfortable. I… Read more
A thoroughly enjoyable 6 night stay at the Argonaut. I had a deluxe double queen room on the second floor due to availability (rsac24 conference). The room was spacious, even for full occupancy and overlooked Jefferson Street below and the Wharf behind. The room was kept immaculately clean throughout my stay and the bed was very comfortable. I enjoyed several breakfasts at the Blue Mermaid. What impressed me most overall was the attitude of every single member of staff th doorman, maids reception staff and blue mermaid wait staff were all so welcoming. They could not do enough for me and honestly, this hotel made me feel so comfortable and safe and looked after as a single female traveller from the UK. Highly recommend this hotel. Thank you so much! Read less
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May 8, 2024 lmace2010 Birmingham, Alabama

Great location on the Wharf for exploring the San Francisco area. Shops/attractions of Fisherman's Wharf are right at your doorstep, the famous Buena Vista and the cable car stop are right around the corner. My room was roomy and comfortable, and since it overlooked the courtyard, was very convenient for darkening the room to sleep after coming… Read more
Great location on the Wharf for exploring the San Francisco area. Shops/attractions of Fisherman's Wharf are right at your doorstep, the famous Buena Vista and the cable car stop are right around the corner. My room was roomy and comfortable, and since it overlooked the courtyard, was very convenient for darkening the room to sleep after coming in from the East Coast. The onsite restaurant and bar is very nice with great local cuisine and cocktails to try. I also loved the nautical décor throughout the hotel. If visiting San Francisco in the future, I would definitely choose the Argonaut again. Read less