$165 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 15, 2014 Check-out: Nov 18, 2014

Hotel Tomo

4 stars
1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
126 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
HOTEL TOMO IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCOS JAPANTOWN- AN AUTHENTIC AND HISTORIC RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD ABOUT A MILE WEST OF UNION SQUARE- CENTRALLY LOCATED WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO BOUTIQUE SHOPPING- DINING- MUSEUMS AND NIGHTLIFE- EASY ACCESS TO GOLDEN GATE PARK- CHINATOWN AND FISHERMANS WHARF

Hotel Map

37.7868 -122.4303
Nearby airports
San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 46.00, MI, N; Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 21.00, MI, NW; San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 13.30, MI, N;
Area description
City Center

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Hotel Tomo Rooms

Executive King
Executive room with 1 king bed
Executive Queen Queen Room
Executive room with 2 queen beds
King Deluxe
Deluxe room with 1 king bed
Queen Queen Deluxe Room
Deluxe room with 2 queen beds
King Room
Room with 1 king bed
Queen Queen Room
Room with 2 queen beds
Accessible King
Accessible King

Amenities

  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (126)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Tomo

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Angie126
Business
San Francisco
Oct 8, 2014

Good location

Hotel Tomo is very close to the city with reasonable price than downtown hotels. If you take bus, it will only take 20 min to downtown. (SF downtown hotels are way over priced) It's not luxurious hotel but room was clean and big enough. Some of the things need improvement like not having luggage rack or slippers in the room. TV channels were very limited compare to other hotels. Try to get higher floor room cause you can hear some party or drunk people noise on Fri/Sat night. Overnight parking is way over priced.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BMAMA88
Business
Los Angeles , ca
Sep 13, 2014

Last of TOMO- Game over

The hotel has officially changed owner and is no longer call TOMO by the time we departed. However like many review, we love the Manga theme and details on the hotels, room is fairly size and amenity is about the same as Holiday Inn or Best Western hotels. The location is superb due to close and easy access to Union square but right across Jap town plaza that is pack with restaurant so there is no need to drive ( driving and parking is a nightmare in SF) Hotel charges $ 29/overnight parking which seem ridiculous until we found out other hotel were charging a $60 at my friends. Overall good value hotel, I would come back to see what new owner do to the hotel .

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

walk around, there is restaurant role inside the mall, don't settle for the first restaurant you see. All store close early ( 9PM), so plan be there early.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tryagain
Business
Durango, CO, USA
Sep 8, 2014

room without a view

Rooms were very large by most city room hotel sizes but advertised "courtyard view" was very overstated. Patio doors open to a ? patio that was barren and below sidewalk grade. WE booked this room for the "view" ended up with same room view as my sister that was $45 less per night. On plus side- hotel manager adjusted our rate but this was after our stay. Hotel was over-booked due to a convention- no ability to change rooms. Front desk unresponsive - mgr. was not there during our weekend stay. Quite spacious rooms - ideal for family with city buses close by to get attractions. Japantown dining make evenings out enjoyable and walkable. Not convention rates are affordable for SFO. Front desk quick to help with transportation needs- call cabs quickly.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Breakfast at Mumms in hotel is a deal in SFO- families can pick up sodas / snacks in Japantown and have an in room refrigerator for storage. store The Room are large enough for roll away beds. Dine in Japantown at lunch hours for main meal- some super prices.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Canuck mom
Business
Turlock Ca
Sep 4, 2014

Nice clean and safe

Hotel Tomo is a very pleasant hotel in a good safe area. Not a lot of frills but clean rooms and attentive staff. Could you more tv channels but otherwise good value.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Filmore Strret is short walk away and has to s of nice restaurants and boutiques.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anime Mom
Business
Evanston, IL
Aug 18, 2014

Fun place, but a bit expensive for what you get

My Japan-obsessed daughters loved this anime-themed hotel, but for the price, I feel it should have been a little more special. The anime-style knickknacks that are featured in all the promotional material are all but missing from the rooms, and the lobby was not much to speak of. That said, the staff at the counter were very helpful, and the room was very clean and comfortable. If it had been about $50 less, I would have considered it a good deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Japantown is right outside the door. If you're into Japanese shopping, dining or culture, this is the place for you.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gabe.angry.about.obitz
Business
San Luis
Jul 25, 2014

good hotel, great location and really cool bar

Very pleased with our stay. Several great restaurants really close by including. Awesome little bar that's part of the hotel. Definitely check out the hamster inspired cocktails.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Ramen shop a block away

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jump Man
Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 23, 2014

A cozy hotel tucked away in Japantown

Hotel Tomo advertises itself as an anime/ Japanese pop culture themed hotel located in the heart of San Francisco's Japantown. When we arrived in San Francisco we took an easy 35 minute cab ride to Hotel Tomo. From the outside the hotel isn't flashy or showy, just a simple yellow facade situated on the corner of Sutter street. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived about 45 minutes before check in time but the hotel had already prepared our room and allowed us to check in. The hotel is quite colorful and there are fun pop culture murals to be found in the elevators, restaurant, and hotel rooms. Our room sported a colorful deer design and a fantastic view looking out over the Japan town square. The room was clean and we had easy access to free wifi. The bathroom area was good sized and fully stocked with Toiletries (shampoo, soap, cotton swabs). My only minor disappointment in the room was the pared back appearance of the room compared to the images on the website. The website showed hotel rooms filled with balcony window throw pillows, flowers and fun toys. I understand the pictures were dressed up to promote but the reality versus the website were downright spartan in appearance. Nonetheless the room was still cute and very comfortable. I had read several reviews complaining about the beds being uncomfortable. The beds here are platform beds which are a bid firmer that beds that are supported by slats or box springs. I can see where someone who is not use to a platform bad may find them uncomfortable although I found them to be quite restful. The second floor of the hotel features a restaurant called Cafe Mums. The restaurant specializes in shabu shabu- a Japanese meat dish which involves boiling meat in a pot. The restaurant serves western and japanese style breakfast. Guest can choose from pancakes, waffles, bacon, ham and eggs or a traditional Japanese breakfast of rice and fish. For about $12 I enjoyed a pancake and sausage breakfast with milk and fresh orange slice. Lunch selections were more varied offering shabu shabu dishes as well as western sandwiches. The hotel was very quiet and I found that it's location provided easy access to all of San Francisco. The main shopping mall in Japantown as well the New People center was an easy walking distance of the hotel. The Muni bus system also had a bus stop outside the hotel lobby which provided easy access to travel to parts of San Francisco. Union Square, the main shopping area was about 1.5 miles away and could be walked to if one was so inclined. Our stay was very quiet with exception to some traffic noises during the day. We did lots of walking to nearby Japantown which featured lots of restaurants and shopping. We took a short taxi ride to The presidio and visited Walt Disney family museum as well as Golden Gate Park. Coming home in the evenings we found the hotel to be equally quiet and restful. The hotel tomo staff were extremely pleasant and courteous. Staff were knowledgable about restaurants in the area, provided menus to local delivery places and even helped us navigate the Muni bus system or called us a cab when needed. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the airport which saved us money when we began our trip home. Hotel Tomo isn't fancy or glitzy but it was a comfortable and pleasant place to stay in gorgeous San Francisco. The hotel's courteous and knowledgeable staff really made us feel welcomed and created a stay that was stress free and relaxing. In an industry where people sometime try to wow guests with gimmicks and deals Hotel Tomo succeeded with kind, courteous customer service - the rarest of amenities.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The San Francisco bus system Muni is a bit complicated and terribly uncomfortable. Bring money for taxis when you need to travel to places that are harder to get to. Hotel Tomo is close to many things but is located in the hills of the city. The steep hills may be difficult to walk for someone with a physical disability or not in the best of shape.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Canuck mom
Business
Turlock Ca
Jul 1, 2014

Good value

No surprise. Clean room and quiet. All you need is some more TV stations;)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joey Mojo
Business
San Francisco
Jun 3, 2014

great night

This was a great value for the quality of the room. I am constantly on tour and need s comfortable room that is within my budget.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aymen
Business
Tunis, Tunisia
May 21, 2014

very pleasant stay

Nice hôtel. Well located with a bus station Just in front. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. The staff is helpful.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Fillmore street is few minutes walking with many live jazz clubs.

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