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495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA, 94109, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.5 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 1,959 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.7
  • Service
    4.6
  • Comfort
    4.5
  • Condition
    4.6
  • Neighborhood
    4.6
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"First of many"
We loved it! The hotel was absolutely beautiful. The staff was very thorough and kind. We enjoyed our room and look forward to our next trip at a Kimpton Hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 10, 2015
Darian
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best Hotel For Walking Entertainment"
Great Location. Really cool building with history. Rooms are unique as usual with Kimpton. Close to great food, drinks, parks and shopping. Buck up the extra 50 to stay here you won't be disappointed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 25, 2015
Jason
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Tremendous. Close to everything on the waterfront."
We took three days at the last minute to go to San Francisco. We found a great flight/hotel package on Wednesday afternoon and were on the plane the next morning. Everything was great and we appreciate it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 10, 2015
Rob
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Big City - relaxing stay."
Great location. Quiet room. No city noise.Walk to many great restaurants and attractions. Very close to the waterfront.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 6, 2015
John
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Five stars"
We were only in San Francisco for two days and the best part of the trip was the hotel stay. Excellent location, friendly staff, and the room was AMAZING! Would definitely recommend.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 2, 2015
erick
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Skip breakfast"
First room wasn't clean, got free upgrade. Skip breakfast, services was nice but you better off finding breakfast else where.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 29, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location , very nice staff"
Great location Staff where very helpfull anf trustworthy Rooms where comfortable
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 2, 2015
doron
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"San Fransisco tourist"
I have always wanted to stay there and had a chance to do so and its all that they say it is. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. You can walk to all the sites no need to drive once your there would highly recommend
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 24, 2015
Jeff
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"We love Kimpton Hotels"
Loved this hotel. Decor was great and location was wonderful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 22, 2015
Melissa
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Location, small rooms"
Overall good experience, all of the interior facing units have a terrible view of each other's windows and the roof of the ground floor, so make sure you request an exterior unit with a view of the street. My room was nice but very small. Expensive Valet at $50 per night!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 30, 2015
Will
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Two thumbs up!!"
Great hotel. Comfortable rooms and very friendly/helpful staff. On Fisherman's Wharf and within walking distance to Alcatraz tour, etc, etc. Right around the corner from the Buena Vista and their Irish coffee!! Close to lots of things. Try the corn and chowder soup at the in house restaurant (The Blue Mermaid).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 22, 2015
robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"10-Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway"
Great service and fun hotel. Great location. Loved the free bike rentals!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 24, 2015
Robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel, great location"
Located on main strip, near Trolley stop and Ghiradelli Square. Also not very far from Lombard Street and Little Italy. Wine tastings in the afternoon and friendly staff.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 27, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Argonaut, a good choice in S.F.!"
Very nice original brick building. Good and friendly staff with the exception of only one or two. Pet friendly also which was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Apr 22, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Center of Everything"
Great location, can see just about everything San Francisco has to offer in walking distance from this hotel. Decorated in an amazing oceanic/shipwreck rooms this hotel not only had great staff but there was much comfort felt in the bed alone, I swear those beds are by far the best I've ever experienced! Definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice small getaway! Definitely great for couples!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 24, 2015
Adam
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Local? Play tourist in SF for 24 hours"
I live in the East Bay but love to come to SF and play tourist. There is no better spot in the city to use as home base than the Argonaut. I love the charm of the old brick building and the nautical theme. On our first night we started off in the lobby with the wine tasting. We went within walking distance to Scoma's, a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, the Buena Vista for Irish Coffee then a short cab ride to Club Fugazi to see the famous Beach Blanket Babalon. After that we hit the clubs in North Beach along with Stella's Café for Italian treats before heading home. Sunday we left our car at the Argonaut and strolled to Lou's for a fabulous lunch that included yummy Apple wood Bacon then to Pier 39 for Trish's Mini Donut's. We watched the Sea Lions play who's the boss while eating them. We ended our 24 hour whirlwind at Boudin Bakery for French Bread, Fisherman's Grotto for fresh crab and Ghiradelli Square for chocolates. All to bring home for a family dinner that night. The team at the Argonaut made us feel so welcome and appreciated every time we walked through the door.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 18, 2015
Dianne
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good choice and excellent location....."
The overall stay was good. The bed felt amazing! The only thing that I would ask is that they clean the AC units. Because the hotel allows dogs, every time the AC came on I could smell a heavy dog smell and I immediately became stuffy and started sneezing due to obvious fur blowing through the units. Oh and $50 a day for valet was just rude!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Apr 14, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel on Fishermans Wharf"
Concierge was excellent. Staff always willing to assist. Excellent location to everything!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 22, 2015
Kat
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fun SFO Getaway"
The location at the west end of the Fisherman's Wharf area was great, no noise, but activities, restaurants/pubs very close when we wanted it. Proximity to open space, waterfront walking right outside the hotel made it a place we'd come back to. Free morning coffee, newspapers, and the afternoon wine hour are why we like Kimpton hotels in general. The Argonaut staff were friendly, engaging and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 13, 2015
ross
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Location location location"
Near everything! Seafood, tourist sights and transportation
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 20, 2015
jane
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"They love dogs"
This is one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. The first bonus is that they are dog friendly and don't charge extra for it. They are close to the bay and parks so we could take our dog out for walks. The location is touristy but that's not a bad thing. The rooms were eclectic and large. The decorations and brick walls are great. We enjoyed the wine reception.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2015
Melanie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Right where the action is"
The hotel is very close to the ocean and right where the action is. The hotel is very comfortable and familiar. I just wish the bathrooms were bigger. They do have EV charging which is a huge plus!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2015
a
US
3.0 / 5Good
"good location. Not convinced room was super clean."
Just at the end of Fishermans wharf and a close walk to Presidio area. Overall I liked it. Well situated without being right in the thick of it. Plus I'm a huge Kimpton fan. When we checked in, sink was full of black stuff which staff did come and clean. Staff wasn't quite sure what it was, maybe a clogged sink that was fixed but not cleaned. Coffee mugs had lint in them too, which added to the sense of cleanliness unease.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 18, 2015
MK
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Friendly, comfortable, smaller property, pleasant change from the typical big brand hotels.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Can't Wait To Go Back!"
We weren't sure if we were going to stay in San Francisco until we arrived there. We did some internet/phone searches while at a restaurant and were disappointed to find that we couldn't find a nice place close to the Wharf for less than $600 a night. We pulled up to Argonaut Hotel and checked it out; it was a perfect location but I was sure it would be expensive. It ended up being reasonable, especially going through Expedia.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2015
Jessica
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Friendly staff, awesome location. Everything was as expected, few complimentary things were missing like toothpaste and toothbrush. Even though, I would come back there!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2015
Chaza
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The staff are definitely a feature of this hotel - very welcoming, consistent. Great location, great added extras - the kids loved the Wii in the foyer!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Nice hotel in the Fisherman's Wharf area. Check-In was very quick.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Will not even research another hotel next visit"
I was there from NY for a few days to see my son before I visited family in Fresno. The hotel staff was professional and friendly. The room, while small, was very clean and had great character and charm. The nautical decor coupled with the old brick walls and wood beam structure is very unique. Spent two days walking the wharf and other local areas in San Fran. Enjoyed the stay there immensely.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Apr 1, 2015
Robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The ONLY place to stay in Fisherman's Wharf!"
This is the only historic and stylish hotel located in the heart of the craziness that is Fisherman's Wharf. We loved the wine reception and my kids loved the Wii in the lobby. We were concerned when we checked in that our room was located next to a courtyard filled with shops and restaurants at The Cannery, but it quieted right down at around 9 in the evening. The room was spacious and well appointed. The housekeeping was a bit hit and miss, but nothing serious. If you stay there, be sure to get ice cream at Normans -right around the corner and the nicest couple in San Francisco and get breakfast around the corner at the Waterfront Bakery - best price for a quick good breakfast in the area. Don't miss the visitor center in the front of the hotel. It is very well done and provides a lot of historical perspective on the area. We had a fantastic vacation and would highly recommend The Argonaut.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 9, 2015
KB
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Much needed get away"
Get away weekend - would love to come back and spend more time. First time in San Francisco and could not have had a better place to be
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 2, 2015
Jon
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Return visit"
After 10 years the hotel looks the same - great location & staff was attentive. Rooms could have been fixed up a bit and the use of space was not smart - they needed more sitting areas - overall after all these years the hotel did not disappoint !
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 7, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quality hotel in central location"
We'll stay here again. We had quick access to Golden Gate Bridge, Alvatraz, Lombard St, Ghirardelli Sq, Cable cars, Piers, running and bike paths. Caught a bus up the street to China Town and a cable car to Union Square shopping. So glad we stayed at The Argonaut.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 6, 2015
Liz
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel, Great Location"
Our second stay at the Argonaut. Awesome nautical theme. Happy hour every day at 5 get there by 4:45 for a seat. Beds very comfortable. Some rooms, no view. Staff very friendly. Highly recommended.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 5, 2015
Jakey12
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely stunning."
Awesome hotel. I will never stay anywhere else in San Fransisco.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 2, 2015
Rudy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice location on fishermans wharf"
Great location for walking to all the great spots at Fishermans Wharf and other locations like Ghirardelli Square. It also was a great spot for tours to pick up and drop off. There was wine tasting in the hotel every day from 5:00 to 6:00.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 3, 2015
jeff
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Fire Alarm testing at 8:30AM, Give me a break."
We checked in at 7pm. We reserved through Expedia. When we got there they told us Expedia should not have booked us since they no longer had 2 Queen beds. We waited as the receptionist tried to find something for us. She said we could get an upgrade to a King bed and sofa. Then something was available but wasn't showing available. Someone went to check it physically. Well, it wasn't ready but they gave it to us.The toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner were not full. I had to turn on heater since it was cold and we only had sheets with a thin duvet in between the sheets. It wasn't even buttoned up. The smoke alarm kept going off in the morning. My husband called the front desk and they said they were testing it. What hotel tests smoke alarms at 7 ish in the morning? Two pricey for that many hassles and no upgrade was given.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 3, 2015
Unhappy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect Location"
Hotel with character right at the end of Fishermans' Wharf. Easy access to cable cars and street cars for a quick trip around to Market Street.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 2, 2015
Shaun
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Room walls are thin. Could hear the crying baby next door as if it were in our room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 31, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"GREAT location, average hotel."
Stayed here for 4 nights with the family for a spring break trip. We chose it based on location and Tripadvisor reviews. The location was perfect for what we wanted- very centrally-located to Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street. There was a great little beachfront within short walking distance. Cable Car turnaround across the street. Starbucks behind the hotel! Service was GREAT - hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. The doormen were very friendly and courteous. Liked the hotel-hosted happy hour every night. I wish the staff had talked more about what the Kimpton Rewards Program could offer - we signed up before the vacation, but I feel like we missed out on some perks. We weren't even asked upon check-in if we were members. The beds were also very uncomfortable and very loud. There must have been some type of protective bedding or something, but every time you moved on the bed; sat down on it, changed positions in sleep, got out of bed, it was very noisy and distracting. Pillows were super comfortable, though, so it ALMOST made up for it. Kids were sad there was no swimming pool. All in all - the location was GREAT, but the hotel itself was nothing spectacular.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Mar 22, 2015
Maria
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel close to the wharf"
very nice location, very clean, staff was very helpful
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 30, 2015
Stu
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Pros Hotel is in a great spot on fishermans warf. Right behind it is a trolley station. Lots to see and eat in that area. That is also the starting point from where you bike the bridge. Ghirardelli square is a block away. They have a wine tasting around 5 but that gets crowded fast. Cons : parking is $50 dollars a day. But that's how much it is in the whole city. You are better off buying a city pass you can ride the buses and trolleys with it. It's a very busy hotel. Always crowded. Rooms are small nothing special about my stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 28, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice vacation"
Hotel is clean and service was great, only issue was pot smoke on neighbor next door. Air circulation was not great. Our room smelled of it and bathroom did not circulate as well. Very minor on a good hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 27, 2015
Olivia
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best hotel on the pier"
It was awesome! View of the Golden gate, walking distance to the pier and restaurants.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 20, 2015
Antonio
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Our family loved our stay"
Loved the Argonaut! Great location and wonderful staff! Rooms are very clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Mar 14, 2015
Louis
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice clean hotel, allows access to everything"
We were able to ride cable cars, transfer to all other areas in a really easy way.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2015
Ys
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great stay. We had 2 small dogs with us and they were warmly welcomed. The staff ensured that we were all well looked after.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel close to beach and restaurants."
The hotel employees are nice and helpful. The location is good for eating, sight seeing, bicycling. Everything except the comforter has some smell.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good location for sight seeing"
Appreciated concierge help with transportation directions
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 18, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Ordinary"
Okay hotel. However, for the price, not up to the standards of the Kimpton hotels we usually stay at.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 15, 2015
Dennis
US
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