$245 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 22, 2015 Check-out: Aug 25, 2015

Kimpton Buchanan

4 stars
View map of 1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
124 reviews
Family fun

Great hotel, in fantastic location....loved anime themes! See full review

  • Adrienne R.
  • Jan 5, 2015
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
Kimpton Buchanan 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.

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Kimpton Buchanan Rooms

Accessible King
Accessible King
Queen Queen Room
Room with 2 queen beds
King Room
Room with 1 king bed

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Port of San Francisco: 2 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

Ratings and reviews for Kimpton Buchanan

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
124 out of 124
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
np1024
Business
Brooklyn
May 26, 2015

quick stopover with great comfort

The hotel definitely served its purpose. It is definitely very different than hotels I've stayed at before. It seems to be inspired by asian fusion and has a spunk to it, but in a good way. We dropped off our bags and left for the day to explore. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We got in late and basically just used the hotel for overnight - but no complaints there. The rooms for comfortable and spacious. The hotel hallways are colorful and cheerful. Would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hello friend
Business
San Francisco
May 19, 2015

OK Hotel

It was Ok for one night stay. Good location, clean, a bit noisy at night, doesn't include free parking and street parking is very restricted...

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

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Briana C.
Business
Orlando
Apr 15, 2015

Last minute for work

Chose this hotel because it was the closest and best value I could find. The bed looked super comfortable on the website, so I chose it mainly because of that. I got to the hotel and was helped with my bags and offered wine. The room was nice, and clean. Construction going on so it was noisy for a couple hours but stopped around 8pm. The bed was HORRIBLE. Very very stiff and made a lot of noise when you moved. I didn't get a good sleep, and I needed one for work. :( It was disappointing. When I left the front desk man gave me an umbrella and let me pull into the garage so I didnt get soaked. The service and location are the only things that make this hotel redeemable. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
June H.
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Unique Hotel

The murals on the walls in the common areas, rooms and even the elevators were interesting and unique. The beds were very comfy and the rooms were clean. My only issue with this venue was the parking situation. They don't have enough parking for hotel guests and we almost got stuck having to park at an off site lot. They charge $25/day for parking so keep that in mind when you book this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ken.724
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Nice location near Japan Center

Lots of great walking around. Stayed there last year, too. This year seemed maybe smidge not as clean but don't hold me to it--believe it is now a Kimpton Hotel last year was a Joie de Vivre Hotel no idea what the difference is. Really a pleasant stay. Japan Center very close. Filmore St is nice to walk around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sweet Maple restaurant was terrific. Best breakfast I've had in years. Sub out the potatoes for berries and even feels healthy. Sweet Maple 2101 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94115

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adrienne R.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Family fun

Great hotel, in fantastic location....loved anime themes!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hamman15
Business
Oceanside, CA
Nov 26, 2014

Good Stay

This hotel has a good location to public transportation to take you into the real heart of SF, but I expected a little more from it. No pool, no microwaves in room and no breakfast, but they did have a wine night 5-6 every night while we were there. The rooms did have fridges though, which was nice. Also though, all 3 nights we stayed there I was awoken early in the AM to the sound of trash trucks. We were on the front of the building. It was very loud. You could hear street noise at night too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
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.

Review of Kimpton Buchanan

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
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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