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Lodi, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite hotel in San Francisco. Since the area is not so busy at night, it is pretty quiet! Sometimes you cannot help if you have loud neighbors but overall it is pretty easy to get sleep! If you're looking for a clean, friendly hotel right in Japantown, this is the hotel for you!

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location was ideal for walking to and watching college tennis play out in the courts nearby. Wonderful to have so many great restaurants and shops to walk among.. Loved the ultra comfy window seat with 3 walls of windows making you feel like you're outside. Perfect spot to read and relax. The staff was very helpful and friendly and...

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Johnstown, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent 2 nights at the Kimpton Buchanan and it was an awesome stay. I will definitely be retuning there each time I go to San Francisco. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants and the shopping district. The staff is very friendly and caters to your every need. The rooms are quiet and the beds are extremely comfortable....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful room. Serene feel. Wine hour and lots of places to hide and do work. Lovely artwork. Great neighborhood, make sure to walk Japantown. Painted Ladies, Hayes Valley and a lot of great Mexican and Italian restaurants on the other side off Sutter. I want to come back soon. Just know if ur hotel is on the front side of...

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Pomfret, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really nice hotel in a great location. Very close to Filmore Restaurants and bars, and easy to get to the Mission and other neighborhoods. We walked everywhere so the location was great for us. Spacious room, helpful staff, and a great stay!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time at the Kimpton Buchanan. The room was great and clean and the location was nice. The Hotel no longer offers Valet Parking but they do have a parking garage that was fine. The restaurant had a great breakfast and Japantown was wonderful.

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University City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great 4 night stay. Got a great room rate. Enjoyed the complimentary happy hours each evening. Front desk was extremely helpful. Great access to restaurants and stores on Fillmore street, but needed to take Ubers to most SanFran attractions, like Fishermen's Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.

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Emily G, General Manager at The Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Thanks so much, esolverud! Perhaps I even had the chance to meet you at one of our nightly manager's wine reception. I'm glad you enjoyed it and the friendliness of the front desk staff. It sounds like they pointed you to some great neighborhood spots. As you alluded to, while we are not in the middle of a touristy corner...

Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying at the Buchanan. It is right in the heart of Japantown - great restaurants nearby. They have done a great job with the refresh/upgrade. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They even offer Japanese sake and non-alcoholic sparking cider at the hosted wine hour! Love the patio out back, too!

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Emily G, General Manager at The Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Thanks a lot, jenniferhP771HF! It sounds like you are a loyal "frequent flier" and I'm glad you've discovered the fun courtyard area with its lawn game court and fire pit. That was a big perk of the top-to-bottom renovation, especially on a day like today when we are enjoying some California rays...

Napa
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the start we were greeted with a very friendly welcome which extended throughout our stay. Room was spotless, fresh, well decorated and modern. Everything was provided to a ver high standard. Highly recommend.

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Emily G, General Manager at The Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Hi, Paul D! thanks so much for "highly recommending us" and we will make sure to share this review with the team and thank them for both the friendliness and cleanliness factors!

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very central location in Japantown, and walking distance to the Fillmore district, and we enjoyed an afternoon of talking in this local neighborhood. Indeed, were the only non-Asians in the place we dined. Kimpton is a great brand and the hotel was very nice without being either overpriced or five-star! Has a nice patio area (although in the day...

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Emily G, General Manager at The Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Thanks so much, BarryandJackie, It's fun to read your account of a fun immersion here in Japantown/Fillmore/Pacific Heights. And thanks for noting that the rooms are spacious (especially for San Francisco, right?!?). We'll also share your praise with the housekeeping team since the bathroom was so spic 'n' span for you. Thanks for taking the time to write!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Francisco is known for its style and sophistication. So it takes an exceptional hotel to stand out. With its sleek urban lines, distinctive design and prime location at the intersection of three of San Francisco's best neighborhoods, it's easy to see why The Kimpton Buchanan has an attraction all its own. Surrounded by the designer shops, local boutiques, foodie-fave restaurants and live music venues, The Buchanan also puts you minutes from other top attractions like Union Square and Golden Gate Park. Pair it all with our spacious, artfully imagined accommodations and yes-we-can staff, and you have the makings of the ultimate San Francisco stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kimpton Buchanan

Address: 1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-3220 (Formerly The Buchanan)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: RM891 - RM1,564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kimpton Buchanan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Best Western Tomo
Best Western San Francisco
San Francisco Best Western
Best Western Hotel Tomo
Hotel Style:
#11 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#80 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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