Rooms are spacious and airy (all are bigger than 300 square feet)
The evening wine and sake reception in the lobby
In-room yoga mats
Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities
What To Know
There's no room service
Rollaway beds are available in the rooms with king size beds for an additional per-night fee
As with all Kimpton properties, the hotel is pet-friendly
Parking on site
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Minimalist, Zenned-out neighborhood inn with nods to Japanese design and charm to spare
Located at the intersection of three neighborhoods—Japantown, The Fillmore, and Pacific Heights—this Kimpton hotel boasts loads of charm and walkability to San Francisco’s hidden gems. Its minimalist design is a tribute to the hotel’s Japanese roots: each of the 131 rooms, which have a stark yet soothing white-and-blue color palette and feature shibori-print accent pillows and kimonos, feels more like a Zen pied-à-terre than an actual hotel room, while the lobby evokes a Mad Men-era lounge with its dark overtones, curved brown leather couch, dangling macrame plant holders, and statement sculpture made from Japanese whiskey bottles. Don’t miss hanging out in the private interior courtyard, an urban oasis where guests retreat for games of corn hole or lawn bowling and warming up around the fire pit on cooler nights.
In the Area
Though it's a fair distance from Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, the Kimpton Buchanan makes guests feel that they're living like a local for a weekend—or at least be surrounded by locals. The hotel is located within walking distance of culinary gems like Pizzeria Delfina (go for the blistered thin-crust pizza—but be prepared to wait), State Bird Provisions (American fare served dim-sum-style), and Dosa (modern, organic Indian food). A few blocks away, Fillmore Street is filled with some of the best boutique shopping and salons in the city, on a quaint leafy street. But take a detour just a few blocks east from the hotel and you’ll find Lafayette Park, whose hilly lawns, lavender fields, and views of the bay offer a perfect respite from the city.
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
1800 Sutter St
San Francisco, California 94115
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Best Western Hotel Tomo is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.3 km / 12 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.