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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, The Kimpton Buchanan offers complimentary WiFi in its modern, sleek lobby.

Pop Art whimsy

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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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

The on-site 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. Airport transportation is available (surcharge). In addition to a business center, this hotel offers dry cleaning and luggage storage.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Total number of rooms - 125 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in lobby 
  • 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 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • 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 requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 16 per person
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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