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Kimpton Buchanan Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, 94115, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near California Pacific Medical Center: Pacific Campus
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Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Breakfast is average
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Kimpton Buchanan Hotel

from €155
  • 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 Bath)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Patio

What’s around Kimpton Buchanan Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Fillmore Auditorium (3-minute walk)
  • California Pacific Medical Center: Pacific Campus (5-minute walk)
  • The Regency Ballroom (8-minute walk)
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion (8-minute walk)
  • Great American Music Hall (9-minute walk)
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (11-minute walk)
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (24-minute walk)
  • Golden Gate Park (45-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 34 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 38 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 39 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 42 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 16 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 17 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 17 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 28 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

About Kimpton Buchanan Hotel

Anime-themed hotel by The Fillmore, with free bikes

Center of Japantown
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is located in Japantown in downtown San Francisco, 4 blocks from The Fillmore concert venue and 2 blocks from the shops at Japan Center. You can reach Lafayette Park in 15 minutes on foot, and a 5-minute taxi ride will get you to the Asian Art Museum.

Chinatown and Alcatraz

The upscale shops of Union Square are nearby, and you could spend an entire day in Chinatown, one of the largest in North America. A 10-minute cab ride to Fisherman's Wharf gives you access to popular dining spots, and from there you can take a cruise to Alcatraz Island.

Anime decor, free bikes
The modern decor at Kimpton Buchanan Hotel draws inspiration from Japanese culture, and the free-to-use bikes make it easy to get around. Mums Restaurant and Bar serves up Asian contemporary cuisine, specializing in shabu-shabu, and you can work off those meals in the fitness center.

Cable TV and WiFi

The Japanese influence continues in the 131 guestrooms. You can stream music through the iPod® docking station, watch cable on the 37-inch flat-screen TV, and connect using in-room WiFi.

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 noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Self parking *

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
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 1975
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

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

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


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

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.

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

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Tourism fee: USD 1.04 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

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

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 12.99 per stay (rates may vary)

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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 488 reviews

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
Very Good8.0
Great stay
Nice hotel in Japantown. We came to see a show at the Fillmore and it was walking distance. Parking was expensive so we chose street parking and it cost us $5 instead of $47. Beds are dreamy. Very clean, lovely staff. I’ve stayed at much nicer hotels for the price but for San Francisco it is not overpriced at all.
Nathan wendt, us1 night romance trip
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
Very Good8.0
Missing the continental breakfast!
This was a nice quiet clean room located near the place we were had business with. I would have like a coffee maker and a little microwave in room but that was not available. I also would have liked a continental breakfast available and it was not. Only coffee was served starting at 6 am. All in all though it was an acceptable room.
Denise, us1 night business trip
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
Very Good8.0
Quiet neighborhood
Love the aesthetic design, great friendly service and 2 blocks from wonderful restaurants and boutique shops on Fillmore. The only reason for 4 stars on comfort was the bed wasn’t great. I’m accustomed to Westin and Marriott beds which are quite nice.
A Traveller, us1 night business trip
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
Cute but might need a refresh
It's a fine little boutique hotel in a charming neighborhood. Cute but feels a little worn. Japanese restaurant on property is great.
A Traveller, us2 night romance trip
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
Spacious and Sparkling Clean
I really enjoyed the service and cleanliness of the Kimpton Buchanan. I've stayed in many hotels in SF and as a rule they are smaller, older, and less clean than I would like. KB's remodel is coupled with a sparkling clean that is (finally) the exception to the rule. The front desk took into account my room preference and offered me a snack. The room had great natural light and lighting options. A faulty iron was replaced in under five minutes. You're right across the street from the Peace Plaza and it's a really pleasant 30 minute walk down Sutter into SoMa where I work.
Racquel, us3 night business trip

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