An ode to both the Gold Rush era and its waterfront location, The Argonaut crushes on-trend seafaring style without sacrificing history and is our default choice for San Fran.. They’ve sneaked in fire pits, seafood and rooms with incredible views to make this former fruit cannery full of flavour.

Taking design cues from its 1907 Haslett Warehouse building, The Argonaut, sitting at the quiet end of Fisherman’s Wharf, is a satisfying blend of original brick walls, Douglas Fir beams, wide plank floors and ship wheels on the walls. Open the front door and you can almost see paper boats of crab bobbing on the water. Bellmen are dressed in nautical style, steamer ship style chairs furnish the living room and the courtyard is put to stunning use with hypnotic fire pits, a selection of games and a menu of micro-brew beers and handcrafted cocktails. The Blue Mermaid restaurant employs a similar vibe with a rough-hewn timber and thick braided rope design and cracking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Order their famous homemade chowder and get a real taste of San Francisco. Bedrooms make waves with boating elements too thanks to exposed brick walls, porthole mirrors and whitewashed plantation shutters. Bathrooms gain extra points in the sustainability stakes for having large refillable toiletries. Grab a Bay view room and you can fling open the windows and all but bring the water in.

Locally Paid Fees & Taxes: Expect to pay approximately $30 per room per night for hotel resort fees and local taxes.

4 stars
San Francisco
Close to Ghirardelli Square and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, a few steps from the Hyde Street cable car
Approx. 45 minutes by BART plus a 5 minute walk from the airport or 30 minutes by road
Wellness, City Hotel

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