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.

  • Exclusive Virgin Holidays Favourites benefits:

    Complimentary room upgrade: receive a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Room (these are exterior facing rooms with cannery and city views).

    Offers are based on stays completed between 1 Aug '19-31 Dec '20, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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with cannery and city views, valid for stays completed between 1 Aug '19–31 Dec '20, subject to availability (may be withdrawn at any time).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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nautical theme throughout, perfectly balanced.

Mar 23, 2020 neilandjill2016 London, United Kingdom

Quirky Hotel. Attentive and very friendly staff. Concierge and valet were swift and cheerful. Restaurant and bar complimented our short stay needs. Lovely room views of Golden Gate Bridge and trams. Will revisit.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Hotel

Mar 23, 2020 Rexzar Saint Paul, Minnesota

The hotel is just awesome. It's location at the end of Fisherman's Wharf makes it an ideal stay for tourists. The room was surprisingly large with a nice bathroom. The brick really adds character to the room. The lobby is really nice with a fireplace, nice chess board and other activities with drinks available from bar. The staff was very… Read more
The hotel is just awesome. It's location at the end of Fisherman's Wharf makes it an ideal stay for tourists. The room was surprisingly large with a nice bathroom. The brick really adds character to the room. The lobby is really nice with a fireplace, nice chess board and other activities with drinks available from bar. The staff was very accommodating and everyone was really nice from the concierge to the door man to the valet parking attendant. Would highly recommend this hotel. The hotel offers bicycles to tour the city (part of resort fee). The hotel shares a building with the Golden Gate NRA museum, which is worth the walk through. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An excellent, clean hotel with a good restaurant.

Mar 19, 2020 Y5409CBrichardf Buckingham, United Kingdom

Stayed for a week at the beginning of March, but unfortunately I had to be rushed into hospital. I was in the critical care unit for 4 days and the family chose to move to the Courtyard by Marriott which was very close to the hospital. In the end we stayed in San Francisco 12 days. Now at home, in self isolation, due to the strictures of the… Read more
Stayed for a week at the beginning of March, but unfortunately I had to be rushed into hospital. I was in the critical care unit for 4 days and the family chose to move to the Courtyard by Marriott which was very close to the hospital. In the end we stayed in San Francisco 12 days. Now at home, in self isolation, due to the strictures of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay at this hotel!

Mar 17, 2020 Fonziboy Singapore, Singapore

Great location, very friendly and helpful staff. The original features of this old historic building have been beautifully preserved. The restaurant also served great quality food and had a fab vibe. We will be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved this location

Mar 16, 2020 Scenic304794 San Diego, California

Close to everything. Staff friendly and food very good. Loved lobby area by fireplace where you could mingle with friends and enjoy a bottle of wine :) Beds most comfortable I have slept in. Excellent walking areas too.