Kimpton Buchanan Hotel

San Francisco, USA

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 888 reviews

The hotel

A self-confessed ‘sultry diva of a hotel', Kimpton Buchanan Hotel sits where three of San Francisco’s most dynamic neighbourhoods meet. In one direction you’ve got Japantown’s ramen shops and spas, in another Pacific Heights’ chic boutiques and gourmet restaurants, and in another The Fillmore’s cool jazz and burgeoning dining scenes. And The Buchanan certainly keeps up with The Joneses, with Zen-inspired touches in sleek modern guestrooms, trendy design features like vintage whiskey bottle chandeliers, indulgent free wine and sake receptions, and Japanese flavours at ‘Mums’, where American breakfasts are followed by all-you-can-eat Shabu Shabu. Before heading out to explore, there’s morning tea and coffee in the lounge and, if the hills of San Francisco aren’t enough, there’s a free 24-hour fitness room when you return.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

At the crossroads of vibrant yet traditional Japantown, leafy and trendy Pacific Heights, and the cool jazz scene of The Fillmore, Kimpton Buchanan is also close to The Tenderloin district, less than a mile from Alamo Square Park, and between one and two miles from Union Square, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Transfer time from San Francisco airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

131 rooms. All with 37” flat-screen TV with HD channels, WiFi*, mini-fridge, Keurig® coffee maker, yoga mat, safe, bathrobes and umbrella. Standard King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Standard Queen Queen Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

City View King Rooms have city views, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

City View Queen Queen Rooms have city views, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Patio King Rooms have a private outdoor patio, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Balcony King Rooms have a private balcony with city views, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Balcony Queen Queen Rooms have a private balcony with city views, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Spa King Rooms have a corner room location, a Japanese-style deep spa bathtub and shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Mums Restaurant & Bar (Japanese, including Shabu-Shabu all-you-can-eat service, and American menu, breakfast, lunch and dinner, bar open 5:00pm-10:00pm daily). Hosted evening wine hour and sake reception. Morning coffee and tea service. In-room spa services*. Kimpton-bespoke bicycles (first come, first served). WiFi*. ‘Forgot It? We’ve Got It’ service (for essential travel items from mobile chargers to hair straighteners). Concierge service. Same day laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Self-parking $38 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 888 reviews

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, spacious rooms and friendly staff

Feb 21, 2019 Wander59765645232

My sister booked this hotel for us because she didn’t have enough room for us to stay in her small San Francisco Pacific Heights apartment. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were spacious. There was exactly enough in the room for all your needs. The staff was very friendly. The only problem we had was with the fitness center which was very… Read more
My sister booked this hotel for us because she didn’t have enough room for us to stay in her small San Francisco Pacific Heights apartment. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were spacious. There was exactly enough in the room for all your needs. The staff was very friendly. The only problem we had was with the fitness center which was very small. The morning coffee service was very nice with a large selection of coffee tea and several different types of milks. They even have bikes you can borrow to go around town but just 3 of them. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel

Feb 21, 2019 FarAway38489870070

Loved everything about the hotel, the friendly staff, free bikes, yoga mat, and modern room. Thanks for a wonderful experience. My room overlooked a nice quite patio. Location is great, close to city center but not crowded. I would definitely stay again in this hotel.
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Feb 12, 2019 oguillotte

I can't believe I've never stayed here before! Everything was stylish and updated, the hotel wasn't run down like another hotel in the area which I won't name. Easy check-in/check-out. Very kind employees. Nice big room. Great value!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very comfortable hotel

Feb 7, 2019 nesorp Boston, Massachusetts

This boutique hotel is at Japantown, which has great shopping and strolling. The staff is genuinely concerned with our comfort and needs. It is not crowded and it is quiet. The rooms are ample, beds comfortable, bathrooms good sized. The room decor is pleasantly quirky, which is a refreshing change from hotel-blah interiors. There is a… Read more
This boutique hotel is at Japantown, which has great shopping and strolling. The staff is genuinely concerned with our comfort and needs. It is not crowded and it is quiet. The rooms are ample, beds comfortable, bathrooms good sized. The room decor is pleasantly quirky, which is a refreshing change from hotel-blah interiors. There is a complementary wine hour every evening, which usually turns out to be a sociable moment, if we are around. There is complementary coffee in the lobby in the morning, or they’ll put a coffee setup in your room if you wish. The hotel restaurant, Mums, is a family run restaurant serving bountiful breakfasts, either Japanese or American style; lunch, dinner and cocktails. Again, a delight compared to typical hotel restaurant pre-portioned meals. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love This Hotel For Friendliness, Safety & Wine Hour

Feb 7, 2019 beachfanjan Ontario, Oregon

Check in staff are the best anywhere! They are friendly and helpful. Wine hour 5-6 pm is a nice added touch offering red or white wine, Bailey's or sake. Rooms are not large but are clean, stylish & with a nice bed. Could use more electrical outlets for recharging. Has fridge but no microwave or coffee maker. Has safe, yoga mat, robe &… Read more
Check in staff are the best anywhere! They are friendly and helpful. Wine hour 5-6 pm is a nice added touch offering red or white wine, Bailey's or sake. Rooms are not large but are clean, stylish & with a nice bed. Could use more electrical outlets for recharging. Has fridge but no microwave or coffee maker. Has safe, yoga mat, robe & umbrella. Also has free bicycles. Location is central to Japantown & Fillmore Street. Hotel feels very safe especially for women traveling alone as the elevators are directly in front of the check in desk. Hotel is a little pricey, but worth it if you have business in the area. Read less