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with cannery and city views, valid for stays completed between 1 Aug '19–31 Dec '20, subject to availability (may be withdrawn at any time).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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Apr 10, 2021 WishfulTraveler13 Mission Viejo, California

Great location to walk to Pier 39 and to Ghirardelli Square! Hotel is clean, staff friendly and professional, room of adequate size. Request a room on the 4th floor to get the best views of the bay! The Blue Mermaid restaurant on premises featured delicious food, although a limited menu at this time. First time staying at this property but it… Read more
Great location to walk to Pier 39 and to Ghirardelli Square! Hotel is clean, staff friendly and professional, room of adequate size. Request a room on the 4th floor to get the best views of the bay! The Blue Mermaid restaurant on premises featured delicious food, although a limited menu at this time. First time staying at this property but it certainly won't be our last! Read less
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Apr 9, 2021 minabear5050 Olympia, Washington

This hotel did not disappoint. We ended our spring break vacation (1st stop Napa) with a two night stay in a king one bedroom suite at the Argonaut and it was lovely. From the valet to the front desk, guest service was wonderful. They offered us Fiji water and guest wellness kits with face masks, sanitizer wipes, and spray hand sanitizer upon… Read more
This hotel did not disappoint. We ended our spring break vacation (1st stop Napa) with a two night stay in a king one bedroom suite at the Argonaut and it was lovely. From the valet to the front desk, guest service was wonderful. They offered us Fiji water and guest wellness kits with face masks, sanitizer wipes, and spray hand sanitizer upon arrival. The one bedroom suite was described on the website as approximately 600 sq ft but it seemed much bigger (perhaps we were upgrade). It had a comfortable living room with pull out sofa bed which we used for our kids and a nice dining table. Perfect for a family. The suite had exposed brick walls, giant wood beams and beautiful white wood window shutters. The nautical theme was tastefully done. To our surprise, they sent up a complimentary bottle of wine and welcome note on our first night. The hotel is in a perfect location, on the quieter end of the wharf but close enough to walk to pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Lots to do and plenty of food options and souvenir stores. The Bay Company across the street has quality clothing and souvenirs with great customer service. Highly recommend the Argonaut. Read less
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Apr 3, 2021 Pooja P Fremont, CA, United States

The location of this hotel is great. We booked a bay view room however the bay was only partially visible, with mostly street view. Overall over our stay was ok, nothing exceptional about it. The reason for giving lower rating is that we were charged for min bar and restaurant when we didn’t use it. We had to wait at the front desk for about 20min… Read more
The location of this hotel is great. We booked a bay view room however the bay was only partially visible, with mostly street view. Overall over our stay was ok, nothing exceptional about it. The reason for giving lower rating is that we were charged for min bar and restaurant when we didn’t use it. We had to wait at the front desk for about 20min to get it corrected with no compensation made for the mistake at their end. Read less
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Nov 22, 2020 Stephen R Hills of New Jersey

My sister and I visited my brother who had stage 4 lung cancer. I was going to stay at another hotel but my sister & her husband invited me to the Argonaut as their guest. It’s located close by the wharf area, Ghiaradelli’s and the In and Out Burger. You couldn’t ask for a better location. The room was very clean & comfortable and had a nice homey… Read more
My sister and I visited my brother who had stage 4 lung cancer. I was going to stay at another hotel but my sister & her husband invited me to the Argonaut as their guest. It’s located close by the wharf area, Ghiaradelli’s and the In and Out Burger. You couldn’t ask for a better location. The room was very clean & comfortable and had a nice homey feel to it. The breakfast in the restaurant was excellent- especially the coffee. We all agreed on that ! I don’t know if I’ll return ever to San Francisco. My brother died on May 4 which was very, very sad for our family. The Argonaut is something I’ll remember as a good memory when there was few. Read less
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Jul 19, 2020 shonnie007 Waregem, Belgium

To begin with is we stayed at the hotel in May 2018. Catching up my stays ☺️. We had a double queen bedroom and it was a very nice room. Good beds nice bathroom. This hotel is situated near fisherman’s warf! It is a very good location to visit alcatraz. A nice walk to the golden gate bridge ( couple of miles up and down ) nice restaurants nearby… Read more
To begin with is we stayed at the hotel in May 2018. Catching up my stays ☺️. We had a double queen bedroom and it was a very nice room. Good beds nice bathroom. This hotel is situated near fisherman’s warf! It is a very good location to visit alcatraz. A nice walk to the golden gate bridge ( couple of miles up and down ) nice restaurants nearby but some of them are pricey. ( it is a big city so it’s normal ) Had a great stay at the hotel and the staff was very friendly!!! Read less