Japantown

The Kimpton Buchanan

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Why We Love It

  • Immaculate with artful touches and an all-around good value for San Francisco
  • The hotel hosts a complimentary evening wine hour and sake reception for guests
  • Centrally located in Japantown, not far from the bars and restaurants on Fillmore Street
  • The on-site restaurant is famed for its shabu-shabu (DIY Japanese hot pot)

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from San Francisco Airport, and parking is available at the hotel (extra charge applies), although cheaper parking can be found nearby. It’s 25 minutes by BART from the airport to the nearest stop (Civic Center / UN Plaza), which is 30 minutes' walk from the hotel.

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Overview

In Japantown, The Buchanan's location has a residential feel -- out of the touristy hustle and bustle of Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf, but still close to major attractions. 

The nightly rate here tends to be a bit more affordable than other San Francisco properties and it comes with some nice amenities. Provided with the stay is complimentary morning coffee & tea service, a hosted wine hour and free loaner bikes to explore the city. Kimpton hotels are pet-friendly, so guests can bring their animals along to check out SF. 

The hotel faces out over the main pedestrian street in Japantown, which leads down to Yoshiro Taniguchi’s Peace Pagoda and the Japan Center. It’s a vibrant center of Japanese culture in California, crammed with kimono stores, sushi bars and a traditional Japanese bath house. The area is not far from the bars and restaurants on Fillmore Street, sandwiched between the main tourist sights and the business district. Guests can borrow a custom-designed PUBLIC bicycle to explore town. 

On-site restaurant Mums is famed for its shabu-shabu; take turns cooking your own meal at the table by dipping meat and vegetables into boiling broth and seasoning with dipping sauces. The all-you-can-eat menu is served all day, plus there’s all-you-can-drink beer and sake from 5pm until 10pm. In the mornings, breakfast is a mix of miso soup, rice balls and pickles, as well as pancakes and omelets. There’s also a fitness room that’s small, but not cramped.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Off-street parking (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and younger stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 3. Extra bed available on request and in king bed rooms only: $20 + tax per night  Extra person charge is $25 + tax per night.Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request; free of charge. Guest is responsible for any damages incurred by pet.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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