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Argonaut Hotel

  • 495 Jefferson St. Map It
  • Design
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Bay views
  • Near Hyde Street cable car
  • Sofa beds
  • Toys for the kids


  • Nautical theme isn't for everyone
  • Cramped public areas
  • Service can be hit or miss
  • Location requires a bit of a trek to many SF attractions

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

When the four-story Haslett Warehouse was a fruit-and-vegetable canning complex, boats docked right up against the 1909 structure; a century later it contains a hotel with a nautical decor—think anchors, ropes, compasses, and a row of cruise-ship deck chairs in the lobby. The aesthetic suits the building's current use as well: the Argonaut is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, whose visitor center occupies the ground floor. The spacious rooms,

many with a sofa bed in the sitting area, have exposed-brick walls and wood-beam ceilings. Windows open to the sea air and the sounds of the waterfront, and many rooms have views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Suites come with extra-deep whirlpool tubs and telescopes for close-up views of passing ships.

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Hotel Information


495 Jefferson St., at Hyde St., San Francisco, California, 94109, United States

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415-563–0800; 866-415–0704

Hotel Details:

  • 239 rooms, 13 suites
  • No meals

Updated 05/05/2014

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