Argonaut Hotel a Noble House Hotel San Francisco Review

June 21, 2023


Are you ready for an unforgettable trip to one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of San Francisco? Look no further than the award-winning boutique hotel Argonaut in Fisherman's Wharf.

Near iconic landmarks such as Ghirardelli Square, Union Square, Hyde Street pier, and the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge, you'll get immersed in one of the best hotel that San Francisco has to offer. Here's my Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel San Francisco review.

Argonaut Hotel a Noble House Hotel San Francisco Review

Based on my firsthand experience, the Argonaut hotel's most popular and outstanding features include the following.

  • Blue Mermaid Restaurant

  • Parking

  • Smoke-free rooms

  • Fitness center

  • Disabled guest facilities

  • Family rooms

  • 24-hour reception desk

  • Bar

  • Room service

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • 24-hour front desk

The good news is you can enjoy everything else delivered to your room because the hotel has room service.

The traditional seafood from The Blue Mermaid Restaurant and room spa services gave me an exquisite experience. The restaurant's great location, eco-friendliness, and beautiful Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco Bay views are breathtaking. 

I also loved that the North Beach was a walking distance (20-minute walk) from the hotel, making it easier to enjoy the outdoor beach activities alongside swimming and surfing.

Images of Argonaut Hotel facilities

When you take your car with you on vacation to this San francisco hotel, you’ll enjoy valet parking as you won’t have to worry about where to keep your vehicle during your trip.

I also appreciated that the hotel offers a local guest newspaper every weekday if you are a fan.

Blue Mermaid Restaurant

The Blue mermaid offers fresh homemade chowder seafood in a casual historic setting. 


Most people enjoy an occasional cocktail while catching up or during happy hour games. The blue mermaid chowder house & bar offered ocean-themed cocktails. Anyone who preferred a stronger drink went for the Californian wines available here. I particularly liked the Korbel Brut California Champagne.

Argonaut Hotel facilities

Fitness Center

You'll love this hotel if you love fitness centers in your destinations. I loved their fully equipped fitness center for everyday workout needs.

Yoga Center

I particularly enjoyed the yoga center. The hotel had an in-room yoga channel with free yoga accessories.

24-hour Business Center

If you have clients to meet, you have printing to do, or you have any other need; you don't have to worry. The hotel features a 24-hour business center handy for guests who want to meet various necessities while on their trip. If you work while traveling like me then this is perfect for you.

Which Room Amenities Are Available at Argonaut Hotel: Room Review?

Argonaut offers very nice rooms with a nautical theme decorated with rich blue and white furniture giving that beach vibe. And the room smells amazing. 

The welcome amenities included parking and free Wi-Fi.

My room included a flat-screen TV, jacuzzi tub, coffeemaker, air conditioning, and minibar, with coffee from the renowned San Francisco's Vasquez Coffee Company. In my experience, Argonaut had the most comfortable rooms with super comfy beds.

Plus, they have other pet-friendly family rooms, non-smoking rooms, meeting rooms, and connecting rooms. The pet fee is $75 per pet.

Pros and Cons


  • Spacious rooms with excellent amenities
  • Beautiful bay view room because of the excellent location
  • All-day service and excellent food by blue mermaid chowder
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Valet parking and pet fees were a little high.


Who Owns Argonaut Hotel?

Argonaut hotel is owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust that gains and invests in full-service hotels and resorts of the upper upscale category in urban or nearby markets.

The hotel exterior

What Did the Argonaut Hotel Use to Be?

The Argonaut Hotel used to be a factory for canning fruits in 1908. PHT converted it from a factory into 252 suites and rooms and reopened it in 2003. 

With its state-of-the-art amenities, the hotel is now among the trendiest accommodation on Fisherman's Wharf.

How Old Is the Argonaut Hotel?

Based on its opening date, Argonaut hotel's age is roughly 20 years as of March 2023. However, the prehistoric Haslett warehouse building, now the hotel, was built in 1907. The age of the building as of March 2023 is roughly 113 years. The building features Douglas fir beams and exposed brick, which give it a mixture of olden-modern character.

What’s the Meaning of Argonaut?

The name Argonaut holds a unique meaning in Greek mythology. The Argonauts entailed a group of heroic sailors. They were on a quest to find the Golden Fleece. They embarked on a daring adventure that captivated the imagination of people for centuries. 

Book With Argonaut in Fisherman’s Wharf

But that's not all; imagine taking a guided waterfront tour with a national park ranger on a sunny weekend, enjoying the crisp sea air, and learning about the fascinating history of the bay. And ‌you'll return to the luxurious and comfortable accommodations in San Francisco, with its impeccable service and stylish decor.

The hotel's stunning surroundings offer an array of outdoor adventures perfect for nature lovers like me. Whether walking, cycling, or biking, there are endless opportunities to explore and appreciate the hotel's natural beauty.

My experience at the Argonaut was exceptional. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic hotel stay in San Francisco. Don't wait another minute to book your stay at the Argonaut–your adventure awaits!

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