1800 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94115 United States (USA)
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3.5 Star Downtown Hotel in San Francisco County
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4.0/ 5

Based on 293 guest reviews

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  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 131 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Check-out time: 12:pm
  • Group score of 7.5/10

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds 325 Sq Feet Balcony with City Views
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Check Rates325 Square Feet 2 Queen Beds with City Views
Check Rates325 Square Feet King Bed with Exterior Views
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Check RatesAccessible Patio 1 King Bed 325 Sq Ft Patio
Check RatesAccessible Spa King With1 King Bed 400 Square Feet Roll in Shower with Bath Tub
Check RatesADA Accessible 2 Queen Beds 325 Sq Feet
Check RatesCorner King Room with Spa Bathtub
Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed
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Check RatesKing Bed 325 Sq Feet Balcony with City Views
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Local Attractions

Japan Town, Fillmore Street, including many shops and music venues, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf.

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of The Kimpton Buchanan

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Little-known Japantown Gem"
Overall Score4.5/ 5
Hotel Tomo is a great, little known hotel in Japantown. It is smallish (130 rooms), but the location is actually petty excellent – they have a quiet spot right in Japantown's 'town square' (a nice, safe neighborhood) which makes them walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and attractions. They are also only a 10-or-so minute cab ride to Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Furthermore, the rooms are very stylish, bright, and spacious, with nice views. They have dependable consistency from room-to-room, which is often not the case with boutique hotels. The Japanese-Pop-Style turned out to be well-done and refreshing, not hokey (which was my concern before I arrived). Lastly, I was a fan of the connected restaurant, which I had lunch in. The restaurant is casual and fun, and features an 'all you can eat and drink option' all day during the weekends. One downside is that the hotel does not have much meeting space, but groups could, theoretically, use the space in Hotel Kabuki, which is walking distance away. So, this hotel is best used for sleeping-rooms-only groups, not events or meetings. That aside, I would recommend this hotel to any group visiting the city!
Aria T, a local HotelPlanner San Francisco expert from US flag
10-Dec-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of The Kimpton Buchanan

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Clean as advertised."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Good location, and great front desk staff. I like experiencing boutique hotels of this quality. Please keep up the good work.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jul 21 to Tue Jul 22 2014 at a $182.75 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of The Kimpton Buchanan

4.0 out of 5. Based on 293 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Kimpton Buchanan is a sultry historic revival at the intersection of TheFillmore, Pacific Heights, and Japantown, where you can savorsushi from family-owned restaurants in Japantown, and then cruisethe sassy boutiques located on trendy Fillmore Street. Spend yourevenings like the locals at a karaoke bar or enjoy the vibrant musicscene in Lower Pacific Heights, just blocks away. Cycle around thecity on one of our Kimpton bikes before withdrawing into a roomthat feels like a stylish and cozy apartment.Our hotel is ideally located at the geographic center of San Francisco, just a 5 to 10 minute cab ride to Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf. Within walking distance you will find over 30 restaurants as well as the up-scale shopping, dining and entertainment venues of the Fillmore/Pacific Heights areas. We offer the best of both worlds – easy access to city's most dynamic and desirable areas and accommodations in a quiet, unique San Francisco neighborhood. Our 130 beautiful guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet. Rooms have either two queen beds or one king-size bed.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:12:pm
Year of Last Renovation:2015
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:131
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:7:30am- 10pm
Policies / Expenses
Group cancellation policy is 60 days prior to arrival.
Nightly Parking:$35
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:15.26%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 1.26% (California Assessment)
Occupancy Tax:14.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.25%
Parking Fee:35.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 6.50 Per Item
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee:12.99 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge:24.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:18.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:26.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet friendly floors available no fee

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

We are 13 miles away from the San Francisco International Airport and about 16 miles from the Oakland Airport. Both of the Airports have shuttle services that will take you directly to our hotel, prices vary.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Continental Breakfast coupons available for Café Mum's for $18 All American plated breakfast available at Cafe Mum's for $26 inclusive of taxes and tips.

About Kimpton Hotels

  • Boutique hotel with more than 60+ properties nationwide
  • Kimpton Karma Rewards is a free guest program which offers guests the opportunity to earn free nights, get free Wi-Fi, exclusive offers on hotel stays, a $10 bar credit for in-room snacks or bar cocktails, and a $30 spa credit towards a massage, facial, or body treatment
  • Nightly wine hour
  • Free coffee and tea in the lobby
  • Yoga mats provided upon request
  • Pet friendly hotel free for cats, dogs, and other pets of any size
  • Access to their public bikes for free to tour around the city or neighborhood
  • Kimpton Hotels also offers guest free travel items left behind or forgotten like plastic travel bags, fan, humidifier, curling and straightening iron, steamer, spray wrinkle remover, a night light, and so much more

The Kimpton Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Best Western Hotel Tomo

Hotel Rate Trends at The Kimpton Buchanan

Rate fluctuations of The Kimpton Buchanan

The graph above is averages of room rates for both group/meeting quotes and the lowest online individual rates our system could find at the time the group offer was entered. The most competitive group deal shown is 20.2% in November 2017 and the highest average individual rate is $295 in the month of March 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Kimpton Buchanan in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Kimpton Buchanan

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Kimpton Buchanan.

Feel free to use the The Kimpton Buchanan meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Francisco event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Filmore Room 20 x 13 x 9 220--/----------10--/--------
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Filmore Room

Room Type:
Total Size:
220 Sq. Mi
20 x 13 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • WIFI Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$350.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$650.00 USD
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