Kimpton Buchanan Hotel - San Francisco

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1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, United States, 94115-3220  show map
 3 stars
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Kimpton Buchanan Hotel - San Francisco

Paid Wi-Fi

USD 12.99 per day

Parking

USD 38 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms are very comfortable - We were able to easily park for free in the neighborhood - Restaurant was good
  • Front desk people were very helpful - Bathroom was nice - They had an inroom safe
  • Flat-screen tvs and ipod alarm clocks - Room was nice with a good king-sized bed - Parking was $20 which is average
  • Staff was great - There are tons of great noodle restaurants within a stones throw - I'd definitely stay there again
  • Beds were very comfortable - Free wifi - Tv remote didn't really work - Bus station to city center just in front of the hotel

Overview

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is set in a business area of San Francisco next to American Conservatory Theater, Lombard Street and Grace Cathedral. Renovated in 2007, the hotel combines Chinese architecture with ultimate comfort.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. A church and a museum lie a short distance away.

The venue is a short walk to book stores, gift shops and boutiques.

The hotel is ideally placed with BART - Civic Center subway station just a 20-minute walking distance from the hotel and 100 meters away from Sacramento St & Buchanan St bus stop. Due to its location 20 km from San Francisco International airport, fast access to the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is provided.

Rooms

The property comprises 125 quiet rooms appointed with a private safe, ironing facilities, a dressing area, wireless internet and a mini-refrigerator. Some rooms at Kimpton Buchanan Hotel have a view over the street. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, dressing gowns and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

A trendy on-site restaurant serves dishes of authentic cuisine. Guests can share a meal in Mums Restaurant and Bar and Benkyodo Co, located about 50 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The conveniences such as a car park, a news stand and a lift are offered on site.

Relax

On-site fitness amenities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at USD 12.99 per day.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 38 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   125.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, United States, 94115-3220

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.7 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.7 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Mums Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: American, Japanese)
    20 m
  • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu
    20 m
Parks
  • Lafayette Park
    530 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    2.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    125

Rooms and availability

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Queen Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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      Spacious Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 37 m²
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      Size: 37 m²
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      Size: 30 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Kimpton Buchanan Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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      Hotel Address:

      1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, United States, 94115-3220

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Francisco
        1.7 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
        3.3 km
      Underground stations
      • BART - Civic Center Station
        1.7 km
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Mums Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: American, Japanese)
        20 m
      • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu
        20 m
      Parks
      • Lafayette Park
        530 m
      Beaches
      • North Beach
        2.4 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2007
      • Number of floors:
        8
      • Number of rooms:
        125

      Kimpton Buchanan Location

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      What's nearby

      Places of interest

      • Japantown - 100 m

      Convention centers

      Sport related

      Museums

      • Asian Pacific Cultural Ctr - 100 m
      • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl - 100 m
      • City Arts and Lectures Inc - 200 m
      • Korean American Art and Culture - 400 m
      • San Francisco Intl Film Fstvl - 600 m
      • Euro Pacific Art Inc - 600 m
      • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg - 800 m
      • Haas-Lilienthal House - 800 m
      • GO Production Inc - 900 m
      • Wajumbe Cultural Institute - 900 m

      Halls

      • Glad Tidings Church - 400 m
      • Queen Adah Grand Chapter - 600 m
      • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption - 600 m
      • Regency Building - 700 m
      • California Club of California - 900 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • American College-Chinese Med - 400 m
      • Univ of Pacific Schl-Dentistry - 400 m
      • Korean Center Inc - 500 m
      • Institute-Advanced Study-Human - 600 m
      • San Francisco School of Psych - 600 m
      • CA College of Podiatric Med - 800 m
      • Alemany College - 900 m

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • California Pacific Med Center - 500 m
      • Pacific Coast Hospital - 800 m

      Local attractions

      • San Francisco Public Library - 1.5 km
        100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
      • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 1.6 km
        330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
      • Cable Car Museum - 1.9 km
        1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
      • Grace Cathedral - 1.6 km
        1100 California Street, San Francisco
      • International Art Museum of America - 1.8 km
        1025 Market Street, San Francisco

      Near the hotel

      • Japan Center - 90 m
        Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
      • Pacific Heights - 400 m
        2356 Pine Street (at Fillmore), San Francisco
      • St. Mary's Cathedral - 490 m
        1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
      • Haas - Lilienthal House - 890 m
        2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
      • Japantown - 130 m
        Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
      • Sacramento Street - 490 m
        Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
      • Lafayette Park - 530 m
        Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco

      Restaurants nearby

      • Mums Restaurant and Bar - 20 m

        Address: 1800 Sutter St
        Phone: (415) 931-6986

        58% likes this, based on 60 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Japanese
        Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 16

      • Jitlada Thai Cuisine - 40 m

        Address: 1826 Buchanan St
        Phone: 415-292-9027

        74% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai
        Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 24

      • Sushi Aka Tombo - 60 m

        Address: 1737 Buchanan St
        Phone: 415-674-1984

        96% likes this, based on 7 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese

      • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu - 20 m

        Address: Hotel Tomo 1800 Sutter St
        Phone: 4159316986

        63% likes this, based on 13 reviews

      • Yasukochi's Sweet Stop - 40 m

        Address: 1790 Sutter St
        Phone: 415-931-8165

        96% likes this, based on 32 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2007
      • Number of floors:
        8
      • Number of rooms:
        125
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      Kimpton Buchanan Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kimpton Buchanan

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 137 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      9.0
      Rooms
      10.0
      Service
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Very convenient and the staff was always following up to make sure we were enjoying our stay. Very convenient due to it's proximity to Japantown and Fillmore street.

        The bed was not that comfortable

      • Family with children
        6.4

        Location was close to major tourist attractions, such as Fishermen's Wharf, Lombard Street. Also located within Japantown, which has an interesting array of Asian restaurants at affordable prices. Room was decently sized with 2 queen sized beds that were clean and comfortable. We like the bay window within each room, as it was a cozy corner for reading. The reception was helpful, and was able to direct us to several good restaurants in the vicinity. There was also a cozy restaurant in the hotel which served a good breakfast menu.

        Hotel website stated that daily parking at $25 was available, and free wireless internet access was available in all rooms. Unfortunately, upon check in, we were told that the car park was full and directed to another hotel's car park which charged $16 per night and additional per entry and hourly charge during the day. We were also unable to access the wireless internet services, as the hotel reception told us that Apple products (Ipads, iphones and MacAir Book) were not compatible. The reception tried to help by moving us to another room that was adjacent to the one housing their modem. Unfortunately, that did not work either.

      • Family with children
        5.4

        Good location. Really close to Japantown. Room is not small compared to other hotels in sf. Ok level funiture and amenities. Clean linens. Nice coffee.

        Hotel parking was full and we had to park in the nearest parking in Japantown. It's absolutelly not convenient. Wifi was slow but somehow connected

      • Family with children
        6.6

        Great friendly staff, easy reach to buses that were on time, good connections. The area has many good places to eat at - if you like Japanese food like me. The bed was very comfortable. The hotel has a nice restaurant - a bit pricey to the ones 25 meters away, but packed full every night with Japanese ex-pats so its probably good.

        There is not much to be said of the decoration - its mainly wall paper with a cartoon like theme. The rooms are as mentioned before old, but an effort has been done to uplift it. The hotel logo is a promise that does not fulfill.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Design and decor was visually interesting.A Few blocks from Fillmore street with lots of stores, shops and dining options

        In any city parking can be a hassle. Being able to park under the hotel was nice but $25 plus tax is a bit pricey.

      • Single
        7.0

        The downtown location provide more convenience,Japanese decoration can make oriental guests feel comfort

        Room got some noise

      • Family with children
        9.6

        The room we stayed in was nice and cozy. The design and color combinations were pleasing. Our kids loved the place. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Hotel location was also excellent in the heart of Japan town offering Asian setting. It is also very near Fillmore St where young urban professionals frequent the place for good food (French breakfast, Italian pizzareas, cafes) and night drinks.

      • Couple
        10.0

        The Hotel had a very modern japanese pop culture theme. Anybody who enjoys anime or similar interests will have a great time. The hotel is located in the center of Japantown, which is a small but interesting section of the city. It is also easy to reach practically any section of the city through public transportation. The staff is super friendly. Everyone from the people at the front desk to the houskeeping staff were helpful and courteous. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely stay here in the future.

        It is an older hotel so the walls are a bit thin, so you can hear people in the hallways and the elevators. Unless you are a very light sleeper though it shouldn't be a problem as it was pretty quiet. They do provide free wi fi throughout the hotel but in our experience it was kind of slow. They even have 3 free computers in the lobby but I found those to be even slower then when using our own laptop in our room.

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        Proximity to the Fillmore Auditorium since I was there to see a show.

        It's a bit pricey.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        lots of things to see and do including fun restaurants within easy walking distance.

      • Family with children
        7.8

        The desk clerks were warmly welcoming. The parking lot is located on the ground level of the hotel. The room was fresh and clean every day. Fresh towels as needed, extra toiletries. Very comfortable.

        The bedspreads slide off the bed during the night.

      • Couple
        9.2

        - Terribly nice and helpful hotel staff, design of the room

        - very slow and hardly available wifi on all 4 days of our stay

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Friendly staff, clean room, convenient Japantown location, good Muni bus service to downtown, good value.

        Noise transmission into room from adjoining rooms and hall .Automatic door closers should be adjusted to prevent door slamming. Room temperature control via thermostat did not appear to function.

      • Couple
        7.0

        Funky modern design, good location for Japantown. Nice view

        Check in was slow and room is pretty spartan, if "funked up" with Japanese kitsch. Although we ordered a King we got two small Queens

      • Single
        10.0

        Very well located...professional staff, very clean and friendly hotel. Japantown is the best and safest way to discover San Francisco. Free Wifi and lcd Tv: Simply perfect

        Rates are excluding taxes and city tax, so please pay attention to final total

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Kimpton Buchanan Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, United States, 94115-3220

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Francisco
        1.7 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
        3.3 km
      Underground stations
      • BART - Civic Center Station
        1.7 km
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Mums Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: American, Japanese)
        20 m
      • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu
        20 m
      Parks
      • Lafayette Park
        530 m
      Beaches
      • North Beach
        2.4 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2007
      • Number of floors:
        8
      • Number of rooms:
        125