Argonaut Hotel Review

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495 Jefferson Street at Hyde, San Francisco CA
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Editor’s Review of Argonaut Hotel

The luxurious Argonaut is the only hotel located in the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, a center for San Francisco maritime history that educates and entertains with a museum, a library and fleets of historic boats. The nautical history of this special place is reflected in the hotel's sunny, boat-themed interior. Built in 1907, the building that houses the Argonaut is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it also contains the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park visitor's center and museum. Kids under 17 stay free when accompanied by an adult, and the hotel's Kimpton Kids program accommodates families with little kid-friendly touches like a children's welcome gift.

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  • Prime location near attractions
  • On the National Register of Historic Places
  • Kid-friendly Blue Mermaid Chowder House
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  • Bicycling
  • Museum/Cultural
Family Amenities
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining


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The 252 guestrooms and 13 suites include free high-speed Internet access, coffee makers with complimentary Starbucks coffee, flat-screen TV's, DVD players, WebTv, on-demand movies, Super Nintendos, honor bars, free weekly newspapers, bathrobes and deep spa tubs with separate showers. Rooms are outfitted in a fun nautical theme. Many rooms have exposed walls or steel doors that are original to the building, which was originally a warehouse. Expect porthole mirrors, brass telescopes, lots of anchor-themed decor, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.


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