Argonaut Hotel at Fishermans Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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

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

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 3 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, 37" flat-screen HD Sony TV, pay-per-view films, CD and DVD players, WebTV*, WiFi*, coffee maker, honour bar*, 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.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Great location in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.

Coastal inspired boutique hotel.

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Room with cannery and city views, valid for stays completed between 1 Aug '19–31 Dec '20, subject to availability (may be withdrawn at any time).

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).

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

Resort fee includes: - $10 credit for Blue Mermaid - WiFi - Fitness centre access - 2 hours bicycle rental (subject to availability) - Discount at Ben & Jerry’s - 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. 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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Jul 25, 2021 Experience204279 San Antonio, Texas

We chose this hotel based on the glowing reviews it has received and its location across from the Fisherman's Wharf area, The hotel did not disappoint, The building is actually the old Del Monte cannery and warehouse which has been converted to a hotel yet kept the old timbers and brick used in the original construction. It is in a great are of… Read more
We chose this hotel based on the glowing reviews it has received and its location across from the Fisherman's Wharf area, The hotel did not disappoint, The building is actually the old Del Monte cannery and warehouse which has been converted to a hotel yet kept the old timbers and brick used in the original construction. It is in a great are of San Francisco within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, several museums floating and land based. The cable car depot is next to the hotel and had they been running we could walk next door to board. Street car lines are two blocks away along with several seafood and other local eateries. The hotel staff was very friendly and housekeeping did a fine job with the cleaning of our room for the six nights spent there. One improvement we asked the hotel to implement was to add a couple of chairs or a small sofa in the rooms for a place to sit. We had one desk chair for the three of us and we don't care for laying or sitting on the beds to read, watch TV etc. Altogether we had a great time in San Francisco and will be staying at the Argonaut again on our next visit. Read less
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Jul 25, 2021 sswally2021 Wellington, Florida

Wonderful hotel, Clean, friendly staff was over accommodating, food was great (however, would recommend adding a few more entrees to the menu), rooms were oversized and the beds were very comfortable, perfect location, love the ombience of the lobby with the focal point being the fireplace. Loved learning about the history oh the hotel…will be… Read more
Wonderful hotel, Clean, friendly staff was over accommodating, food was great (however, would recommend adding a few more entrees to the menu), rooms were oversized and the beds were very comfortable, perfect location, love the ombience of the lobby with the focal point being the fireplace. Loved learning about the history oh the hotel…will be back Read less
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Jul 23, 2021 specialk837419 Raleigh, North Carolina

Great Location near Fisherman’s Wharf. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. Service top notch. Rooms clean and the staff offers a personal touch. Restaurant located in the hotel offers and quick and easy breakfast and high quality food.
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Jul 22, 2021 Dore C

We had a wonderful rime staying at the Argonaut! So much was within walking distance, and if we needed a cab, the doorman, Jason, put us in the hands of a truly awesome cab driver! The rooms are clean, the restaurant has really good food and the wait staff were very friendly and accomodating. I will recommend your hotel to anyone I know that… Read more
We had a wonderful rime staying at the Argonaut! So much was within walking distance, and if we needed a cab, the doorman, Jason, put us in the hands of a truly awesome cab driver! The rooms are clean, the restaurant has really good food and the wait staff were very friendly and accomodating. I will recommend your hotel to anyone I know that plans to visit San Fran. Thank you again! Read less
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Jul 22, 2021 stephaniejurek2021

Perfect hotel, location is great, staff was wonderful and accommodating. Comfortable beds and nice decor. There is even a small toy stuffed seal in the bed. Would recommend to anyone staying in San Francisco to stay here.