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.