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Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, San Francisco

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, 94115, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near California Pacific Medical Center: Pacific Campus
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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  • The service was amazing! Staff were friendly and accommodating. Being greeted by a…Jul. 23, 2019
  • Great hotel, location,.Nov. 28, 2018

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, San Francisco

  • Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Patio
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed (SPA)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Patio
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (SPA)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

What’s around Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, San Francisco


  • In Western Addition
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 34 min walk
  • Golden Gate Park - 38 min walk
  • Fillmore Auditorium - 6 min walk
  • The Regency Ballroom - 9 min walk
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - 17 min walk
  • California Pacific Medical Center: Pacific Campus - 5 min walk
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 20 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 33 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 32 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 30 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 38 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 40 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 4 min drive
  • 22nd Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Bayshore Station - 11 min drive
  • California St & Van Ness Ave Stop - 13 min walk
  • California St & Polk St Stop - 14 min walk
  • California St & Larkin St Stop - 16 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1975
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 45.60 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 28 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, San Francisco

  • Does Kimpton Buchanan Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kimpton Buchanan Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Kimpton Buchanan Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from March 20 2020 to October 11 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Kimpton Buchanan Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 45.60 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Kimpton Buchanan Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kimpton Buchanan Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kimpton Buchanan Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kippu (1-min walk), Isobune (2-min walk), and Mifune (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Kimpton Buchanan Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include California Pacific Medical Center: Pacific Campus (5-min walk) and Fillmore Auditorium (6-min walk), along with The Regency Ballroom (9-min walk) and UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 465 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean hotel in quiet Japanese town neighborhood
Kimpton Buchanan was a good stay. The building’s age is consistent to that in the area, but well kept. Clean bathroom and beds. The bed and sheets were very comfortable. The only drawback is wifi internet is a paid service, not free.
Ray, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
We stayed here on our last night of our 5-day trip in SF and we had a great experience. The bed was extremely comfortable. There is limited self-parking so if you arrive late at night, you might have to park across the street. Japan mall was walking distance, lots of restaurants nearby. Convenient location. Would most likely stay here again.
Joshua, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Park in Kimpton garage, Not on street
Kimpton was great. Clean and staff was very nice. Rooms are large and open. Unfortunately, do NOT park on the street. Pay the $40 per day to park in their garage. Our car's window was broken overnight. We told the front desk and they said it happens all the time. They should have warned us when we checked in. The location is great but we were told by the auto shop that SF gets at least 150 broken car windows per day. Kimpton should really let guests know what can happen if you park on the street.
Rose, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Picked the hotel for it's being in Japantown. Rates were competitive and I was pleasantly surprised anyway. Maybe it had something to do with the 8th floor view. Comfortable, nice simple decor and we'll maintained. Pleasant front desk personnel. Would return if back in SF and would recommend if anyone asked.
STEVE, us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
What was the point
I think we stayed the room called “Spa Room”. The room was clean and big!! They served SAKE and Wine at lobby in the evening between 5pm to 6pm??
Kazutoyo, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Front desk could be friendlier.
The best thing about this hotel, which used to be Hotel Tomo, is the location. It's located perfectly for exploring Japantown, Pacific Heights, the Marina and shooting downtown if you like. There are a few negatives, though, which make this a less than perfect stay. Primarily, the service at the front desk could be improved simply with friendliness and professionalism. There was a very nice gentleman who checked us out when we left, however the woman who checked us in was unfriendly, snotty and unaccommodating. A much nicer woman was there later in the afternoon (poor thing had to deal with computers being down.) The water pressure was not good and walls are a bit thin.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Loved the distance from everything, and the style very home like. However sadly we couldn't connect the tv with our hdmi, but the Tv channels/cable were satisfactory. Not only that very private. Loved our stay would recommend for others.
Jenny, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel would stay again
Wonderful stay loved the hotel , location and service was amazing !
Jamie, us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Changing the channel on T.V. set was SO slow.
Mark, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pleasantly surprised
Kimpton is the most dog friendly hotel you can find. Debated about whether staying here or the Sir Francis Drake and glad I picked this one. Calm area, steps to amazing sushi in Japantown and around the corner from Fillmore shopping area in Pacific Heights. Definitely would return.
Eric, us3 night trip

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, San Francisco

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