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

  • 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 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with cannery and city views, valid for stays completed between 1 Aug '19–31 Dec '20, subject to availability (may be withdrawn at any time).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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Jan 11, 2022 maryegarcia53 Gustine, California

We were able to check in early so we were able to start are day sooner.The front dear staff were all so friendly and kind. What a nice experience . The location was perfect able to walk to all the places we were there to see.I would stay there again.
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Jan 10, 2022 Katie L

I LOVE this hotel. The staff is amazing, the rooms and lobby are clean and welcoming, and it is in a PERFECT location. You are right by restaurants, stores, and best of all, a Ben and Jerry's (you get 20% off with your key card from the hotel!!!). Although pricey, I HIGHLY recommend this hotel. It is beyond worth it!
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Jan 6, 2022 debbierussell69 Lossiemouth, United Kingdom

Lovely room & perfect location but a kettle in the room & some teabags & a complimentary biscuit would have been a nice touch. Disappointed I couldn’t make myself a cuppa. Also no room service which again was disappointing.
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Jan 3, 2022 melindachacon San Jose, California

It was great!! We had a wonderful weekend getaway. From the doormen greeting us upon arrival to check-in, dining at Blue Mermaid, everything was very nice. We really appreciate the hospitality. Thank you!
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Jan 2, 2022 Derman Sacramento

We stayed a couple of nights and everything was worked. I previously would not have stayed in Fisherman's Wharf, but the Argonaut came highly recommended by a work colleague. First, the service was wonderful, which has been sometimes hard to find during COVID - everyone was lovely. Secondly, dang that location is the best - to the right for the… Read more
We stayed a couple of nights and everything was worked. I previously would not have stayed in Fisherman's Wharf, but the Argonaut came highly recommended by a work colleague. First, the service was wonderful, which has been sometimes hard to find during COVID - everyone was lovely. Secondly, dang that location is the best - to the right for the tourist stuff and dining and to the left for the park and waterfront. And I was pretty happy with the value - it was all reasonable, including the Restaurant - the Mermaid. Read less