Get an overview of this hotelModern style and design in San Francisco's Japantown

Japantown chic

This stylish, modern hotel is in San Francisco's Japantown, less than 2 miles from Chinatown and Union Square.


In addition to a Shabu-Shabu buffet-style Japanese restaurant, Kimpton Buchanan Hotel offers complimentary WiFi in its modern, sleek lobby.

Pop Art whimsy

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel's guestrooms feature Japanese-inspired interior design, city views, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations, and free WiFi with membership.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel sits in San Francisco's Japantown, less than 2 miles from the shopping of Union Square and Chinatown, and 3 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.

The onsite restaurant specializes in Shabu-Shabu, in which meat and vegetables are cooked in iron hot pots at dining tables.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary with membership, as are newspapers in the lobby. There is a meeting room on site with a seating capacity of 10. In addition to a business center, this hotel offers dry cleaning and luggage storage.

The recently renovated fitness center includes 4 pieces of cardio equipment, mats, Pilates ball, medicine balls, and straps. The sliding glass door grants access from the fitness center to the outdoor courtyard and patio where guests can stretch or practice yoga. Lawn games are set up which include corn hole, lawn bowling, and bocce ball. Courtyard furniture makes this a great place to relax and enjoy wine hour. Hotel guests can access the courtyard through the gym with a room key from 6 AM until 10 PM, daily.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Total number of rooms - 131 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1975 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free local calls 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room safe 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Video-game console 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Mum's Restaurant and Bar - Specializing in Shabu-Shabu - thinly sliced meet and vegetables cooked at the table in an iron hot pot and served with the restaurant's dipping sauces. "Shabu-Shabu" means "swish-swish" in Japanese, referring to the sound of the meat cooking in hot water. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets stay free

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)

Group bookings of 5 or more rooms cannot be accommodated via this website.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Hotel Tomo
  • The Kimpton Buchanan
  • Hotel Tomo a Joie de Vivre Hotel
  • Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco
  • Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
  • Kimpton Buchanan San Francisco
  • Kimpton Buchanan

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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