$191 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 12, 2014 Check-out: Jul 13, 2014

Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
159 reviews
Fantastic stay during Cherry Blossom festival

I had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Tomo. It is a good, clean, and cool hotel with perfect access... See full review

  • Kazu222
  • Apr 26, 2014
Perfect if visiting SF with car

Clean rooms, friendly staff, SF is not a big city, at least for us which drove to SF down from San... See full review

  • Mister BLC
  • Feb 11, 2014
Welcome to Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel!!! Hotel Tomo is Japanese Pop-culture inspired hotel. From our wall of televisions in the lobby to artist graphics in each guest room you will find an experience like no other in San Francisco. Hotel Tomo rooms feature 37 inch LCD Flat Screen TV, iPod Home Station, Free High Speed Internet (wireless and DSL), Cable TV, In-room Movies, Air-conditioning, Clock Radios, Coffeemakers, In-room Safety Box, Refrigerators, Irons and Ironing Boards, Hairdryers, Dataports, Voicemail, and Free Local Calls under 30 minutes. Hotel Tomo is a 100% Non-Smoking Hotel. Visitors to San Francisco love the Japanese-inspired Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel. A reasonably priced boutique hotel in the Japantown neighborhood, guests will be surrounded by a colorful Japanese village with gift shops, bookstores, Kimono shops, fashion boutiques, Japanese baths and sushi bars. More than 30 restaurants of various International cuisine offerings surround this San Francisco hotel. Parking is available for $29.00/night plus tax.

Hotel Map

37.7868 -122.4303
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
SFO - San Francisco International OAK - Oakland International
Area description
The Hotel Tomo is ideally situated in the heart of San Francisco. The renowned Union Square shopping district is 1 mile east of this hotel. To the north is the Golden Gate Bridge, to the west is Golden Gate Park, and to the south are the Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House and City Hall. Fillmore Street, with its popular boutiques, cafes and clubs, is just a few blocks away from the hotel. Chinatown, the famed cable cars, and St. Mary's Cathedral are also nearby. The historic Presidio National Park with many hiking, biking, and windsurfing activities is just a short drive away.

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Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Balcony Queen includes High Speed Internet Access
Rooms feature 2 Queen beds, 37 inch LCD Flat Screen TV, iPod Home Station, Free High Speed Internet (wireless and DSL) Guest rooms at the Hotel Tomo are not only spacious, comfortable and quiet, but are J-pop works of art. Each room has its own identity through the unique wall graphics created by Japanese artist Heisuke Kitazawa.
Deluxe Queen includes High Speed Internet Access
Rooms feature 2 Queen beds, 37 inch LCD Flat Screen TV, iPod Home Station, Free High Speed Internet (wireless and DSL) Guest rooms at the Hotel Tomo are not only spacious, comfortable and quiet, but are J-pop works of art. Each room has its own identity through the unique wall graphics created by Japanese artist Heisuke Kitazawa.
Deluxe King includes High Speed Internet Access
Rooms feature 1 King bed, 37 inch LCD Flat Screen TV, iPod Home Station, Free High Speed Internet (wireless and DSL) Guest rooms at the Hotel Tomo are not only spacious, comfortable and quiet, but are J-pop works of art. Each room has its own identity through the unique wall graphics created by Japanese artist Heisuke Kitazawa.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.1 mi
  • Japantown: 0.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.4 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.1 mi
  • Japantown: 0.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.4 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Union Square: 1.3 mi
  • SoMa: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.4 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.5 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.6 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.7 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.7 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.7 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.8 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.9 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.9 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.9 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.9 mi

Dining

Mums Restaurant & Bar: Home of Shabu-shabu
Mums Restaurant & Bar: Home of Shabu-shabu, on premise, located on our first floor, is a popular and attractive priced restaurant specializing in favorites of East and West. It is particularly noted for shabu-shabu. Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables cooked at the table with your very own iron hot pot, and served with our savory, house special dipping sauces. The name Shabu-shabu is Japanese and it is referring to the swishing action very thin slice of beef in hot water. Friday and Saturday is very busy at Mums Restaurant & Bar: Home of Shabu-Shabu.
Restaurants
Within 3 blocks, guests wishing to sample San Francisco's renowned culinary variety also may choose from among 30 other outstanding restaurants.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Hotel Tomo has meeting and banquet rooms for groups up to 70 people. Limited parking is available on site or nearby.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (159)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
159 out of 159
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mike Bigred
Palo Alto, California
Mar 4, 2013

Great Couple's Retreat

About 30 dollars cheaper than comparable hotels in the area. Great centralized location. Parking lot was a bit small so be prepared to look for street parking if lot is full.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nvlori
reno
Feb 23, 2013

good place to stay

great and good with kids We liked staying in Japantown

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nvlori
reno
Feb 22, 2013

MId Week Stay

I've never stayed in Japan Town before and we found it lovely and somewhat central to everything. Easy to catch a bus or hail a taxi. My 14 year old daughter and I stayed midweek on a school holiday and found it a great bargain. The staff was helpful and the other clientele were nice not creepy or scary. I heard the hotel was an old Motel 8 remodeled into this niche hotel. You'll see a little fray around the edges and we found it nothing to worry about. Try Roam Artisian Burgers for early dinner, Gussie's Chicken and Waffles lunch or dinner, Sweet Mable for breakfast (TRY THE MILLIONAIRE'S BACON), Bun Mae for Vietnamese, Thai Stick on Fillmore for a start. All within walking distance. There were many coffee and tea and sweets ships close by. There is a restaurant in the hotel and we didn't get to try it. Get a bus schedule and bring an umbrella although the front desk has some to borrow. We'll come back with the rest of the family,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Roam Artisan Burgers and try the bison burger with caramelized onions protein style with jalapeno relish and fry fecta, ginger lime soda, BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE WITH BRULEED MARSHMELLOW TOPPING!!!!

Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
He Wei Jin
Business
Covina
Feb 12, 2013

Good location, great value, funky ( in a good way)

We enjoyed our stay in San Francisco and at the Hotel Tomo. Good location. Centrally located to city center and the sites. An enjoyable place to stay and a great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A short walk down Sutter to Sweet Maple. Well worth the walk for a terrific indulgent breakfast.

Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
funman
san francisco
Jan 21, 2013

love san fran

beside $25 parking + tax. no thing to complain. location is good to go everywhere. japan center across street to enjoys food drinks and shop. bus to union square. great place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

don't try to find free parking around here. there are no such things.

Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lovinnobodybutu
Ventura, CA
Jan 2, 2013

A great and welcoming place to stay!

I enjoyed my experience at Hotel Tomo. The staff was very friendly and helpful. For avid coffee drinkers like myself, there was a Keurig provided in the room free of charge. It was in close walking distance to many attractions in the city. The room was very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uncleken
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 25, 2012

Great Location

Located across the street from Japan Town where plenty of shops and restaurants available, plenty of two hours free street parkings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

instead of park at the hotel's parking lot (25.00/day).... other options: free parking at meters near the hotel from 6:00 pm to 9:00 am. also plenty of NO METER 2 hours limit parking, only watch out for street cleaning NO PARKING restriction.

Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Straw Hat Luffy
San Francisco, California
Dec 18, 2012

About average

Good: unique aesthetic, murals on the ceiling and walls; family-friendly; walking distance to many japantown venues and movie theatre. Not as horrible as some of the reviews here - will refill your soap, shampoo, and conditioner Bad: loud noises from people leaving the restaurant and doors slamming can be heard at night. parking is very hard to find and the garage was full almost every day we were there. the staff will suggest you to park at a nearby garage, but will not validate your ticket. however, parking is hard to find in general all around san francisco, so this is not really a surprise. your pillow cases are not changed daily and the ground is not vacuumed from what i can tell. still pretty expensive overall

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: In Hotel

Mums serves shabu shabu or hot pot which i've never tried before. it was fun

Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Plutarca
Potomac, MD
Dec 15, 2012

Very nice and pleasant

It has a unique feel, as if you're entering a Kindergarten classroom with all the whimsical decor -- it's bright, spacious, clean and the people are very friendly. Loved the room and the amenities -- the gym is small but on the treadmill it has a great view of the city. Will definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lady Miss Ian
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 6, 2012

Bento Box of Goodness

Tired of the hassle, hustle and noise of downtown/Union Square SF hotels? We have usually stayed in what some call "Lower Nob Hill" (others, call it the "TenderNob" - where Nob Hill butts up against the Tenderloin). We decided to try Hotel Tomo in the much quieter - but no less interesting -- location of Japantown and very close to Fillmore. Even having a garden-level, street-side room, the noise level was nothing like DT SF hotels. We enjoyed the funky room decor, excellent showerheads, free WiFi and great location. They definitely understand the modern "wired" traveller. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Queen size room was very spacious for two. Dangerously close to the the Japantown mall, where you could spend all your money on food and "necessary" things at Ichibankan or Daiso. The hotel is minimalist modern, so don't expect breakfast in the lobby or a wine reception at night, (there are PLENTY of great places to eat and drink around the area) but all the basics are covered. Though not close to a BART station, it is close to many bus lines and, if you feel up to a 20-25 min walk, you can walk from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A few blocks west on Sutter is an excellent breakfast restaurant called "Sweet Maple." Definitely worth the short walk.

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