4.3 out of 5

"Lovely staff, cozy lobby fireside, games out to play and helpful staff " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 14 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Ghirardelli Square

In entertainment district

Your stay at this North Beach hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Ghirardelli Square and Alcatraz Island. San Francisco Bay and Lombard Street are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Limo/town car service, a lobby fireplace, and dry cleaning are also on offer.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 252 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with DVD players. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$189 per night

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

Everyone (20) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Location for walking all around the Warf was excellent. Not only it was expensive but they add $65/night for parking and another facility charge of $30. Too pricey for me!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 16, 2019 by Deysa S.

Thank you for your recent stay aboard the Argonaut. We would like to extend our sincere apologies for your disappointment with our parking and guest amenity fees. We do our best to ensure our guests are notified of any additional fees prior to arrival when securing a reservation through either the Argonaut website or a third party. Additionally, we work in tandem with all of our third parties to make sure these fees are disclosed so our guests are not surprised when they arrive. Rest assured, all of your comments are greatly appreciated, and will be share with our management team. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations.

4 out of 5
Pretty big room for SF. At the end of tourist strip. Shower was kind of old looking but the bathroom was roomy and comfortable.

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 24, 2018 by Deysa S.

Hello Jackie and thank you for sharing your personal experience aboard the Argonaut. We appreciate the feedback. Safe travels and Happy Holidays!

5 out of 5

4 nights, girls’ trip with my daughter s

Lovely staff, cozy lobby fireside, games out to play and helpful staff

Posted by , from New York on Aug 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 17, 2018 by Deysa S

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment Maureen. We truly appreciate the time you invested to gives such a beautiful review and I am very glad that you had such a wonderful time with your daughters. Safe Travels!

5 out of 5
The concierge people Bernadette and Matthew were amazing. Bernadette basically planned my vacation and booked my tours of San Francisco. We had such a wonderful time as a result . I cant thank her enough! C Sigler

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 25, 2018 by Keith - Hotel Operations Manager

Thank you so much for staying with us I greatly appreciate you taking the time out of our day to specifically recognize two of our amazing concierge team members. We are extremely lucky to have them apart of our team. Please come visit us again soon.

3 out of 5
This hotel is very overpriced in my opinion. I didn't see anything that qualified it as a 4-star hotel. The only thing that justifies a somewhat high rate is the location which is pretty awesome. One of the cable car turnarounds is right next door and it's an easy walk to Ghiradelli, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. We were there during July 4th and could literally walk 50 yards from the hotel to watch the fireworks. If not for a deal through Travelocity I would've never paid the daily rate. Then it turned out that on top of the rate through Travelocity, we had to pay a daily facilities fee ($25 + tax per day) that covers the use of the wifi, the coffee in the room, the fitness room, the use of bicycles for two hours a day, etc. Has to be the first time I've ever seen an extra charge for wifi and coffee. Who does that? The beds seemed OK but my son and I both had backaches every morning for some reason. I've seen other reviews complain the thin walls. We did listen to a little kid screaming one morning but otherwise it wasn't an issue for us. The window did crank open a little which was cool. The one staff member at the desk that I dealt with the most didn't seem to know what she was talking about when it came to questions about the public transportation. We had to figure it out for ourselves. Other than the location, I can't recommend staying there.

Posted by , from OH on Jul 8, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2018 by Keith - Hotel Operations Manager

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review concerning your recent stay at the Argonaut in San Francisco. I was sorry to read that your stay was less than satisfactory. Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed to read about the numerous problems that you encountered during your visit. You can rest assured that I have shared your comments with all of our department heads to ensure no further recurrence. Please accept my sincere apologies for not living up to our usual high levels of service. Thank you once again for your comments. We look forward to serving you on your next trip to San Francisco.

4 out of 5

Location, Location! Location!

Hotel has a great location! Near fisherman’s wharf, Pier 39, Ghiradelli square...all walking distance.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 15, 2018 by Keith C - Hotel Operatoins Manager

Thank you so much for staying with us we greatly appreciate the feed back. The Argonaut is in the center of the waterfront where all the attractions are. Ghirardelli Square is a block away, the cable car turn is next to the hotel, both the Aquatic Park and Hyde Street Pier are across the street, and Pier 39 is just steps away. We hope to see you come visit us again in the near future.

5 out of 5
Wonderful hotel in a perfect location. Friendly, great and exceptionally knowledgeable staff. We would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 21, 2018 by Keith C - Hotel Operations Manager

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to give us a review and for giving us a perfect 5 out of 5.

5 out of 5

NICE Hotel on Fisherman's Wharf

Pros: Proximity to shopping, eating and activities
Cons: N/A
Location: Shop, eat, fishing, bay cruises, bicycling
Traditional trip to San Francisco for lunch started 30 plus years ago. Love the city and will be back soon!

Posted by , from Utah on Feb 18, 2018

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Mar 1, 2018 by Keith C - Hotel Operations Manager

Thank you so much for giving us a raving review and a perfect 5! We hope to see you visit us again in the near future.

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel and best location

Pros: Beautiful decor. Convenient location. Great staff.
Location: Enjoy Irish Coffees at the famous Buena Vista, which is right across the street from the hotel.
We loved this hotel and would definitely stay again! The location was perfect, as we walked along the wharf many times. Also convenient to grabbing a trolley. Great restaurants nearby and also at the hotel we had a wonderful breakfast at the Blue Mermaid cafe. The free bikes were a fun benefit and riding across the Golden Gate Bridge was absolutely fantastic.

Posted by , from Portland, Oregon on Jan 3, 2018

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Jan 5, 2018 by Keith C - Hotel Operations Manager

Cindy Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to give us a review. We greatly appreciate the perfect score. The Argonaut is in close proximity to all local attractions at the Wharf. Ghirardelli Square is behind the hotel, the cable car turn is next to the hotel, and Hyde St Pier is right across the street. When you are done site seeing for the day stop by the Blue Mermaid for a bowl of our award winning chowder or just enjoy a glass of wine on the patio in front of the fire pit. We hope to see you visit us again in the near future.

5 out of 5

Convenient location.

Would stay there again. Staff was friendly and helpful. Convenient location put us within walking distance of restaurants and activities on fisherman's wharf. Room was very clean and bed was comfortable. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Tx on May 26, 2017

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About the Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

Location 495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the luxury Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 252 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1909
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (26.1 km / 16.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel offers 252 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with video-game consoles. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Gaming console
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

The Blue Mermaid Chowder - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel's 24-hour fitness center, an airy space with exposed-brick walls, features cardio machines with individual TVs, along with free weights, resistance equipment, and stability balls. Guests can borrow a yoga basket with mat, strap, and block for use in their rooms.

The scenic waterfront, with its myriad attractions, is right outside the hotel and perfect for a brisk walk or run. Bicycle trips across the Golden Gate Bridge are also great fun; a rental shop is in the same building as the Argonaut. Fishing charters are available along Fisherman's Wharf. Hardy souls can brave the chilly waters of Aquatic Park, one block away.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per day.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The pet fee will not exceed USD 250.00 per stay with 10% being donated to the SFSPCA. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 33.77 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 24 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Argonaut
  • Argonaut Hotel
  • Argonaut Hotel San Francisco
  • Argonaut San Francisco
  • Hotel Argonaut

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.