Kimpton Buchanan Hotel

San Francisco, USA

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

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location & good value

May 21, 2019 mpsegan53

Terrific hotel - great location We booked this hotel based on a revommendation by a local friend who knew of it Great location, wonderful staff Michael & Rey who could not do enough for us, rooms very clean, pretty good value for San Francisco, handy little restaurant on 1st floor and overall a very pleasant time overall. Also really close to… Read more
Terrific hotel - great location We booked this hotel based on a revommendation by a local friend who knew of it Great location, wonderful staff Michael & Rey who could not do enough for us, rooms very clean, pretty good value for San Francisco, handy little restaurant on 1st floor and overall a very pleasant time overall. Also really close to Japan Town with dozens of great and inexpensive places to eat Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating just right

May 21, 2019 James G

delightful stay, i wanted something a little outside the central SF bustle and this fitted the bill perfectly. quiet, stylish, fun to explore japantown a little bit, got a nice glass of sake on arrival. a
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hotel for the Fillmore

May 18, 2019 gutnick San Jose, California

This is such a nice hotel. They serve wine at 5pm, the room is really nice including a robe, comfortable bed, bed tables with outlets. The staff is great. If you are parking there you need to arrive early. There is another lot 2 blocks away south on Fillmore if it is full. Second perfect stay on awards points.
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May 18, 2019 NSsummerset Chicago, Illinois

I had mixed feelings about this hotel. The location is good - walking distance to Fillmore St. shops and restaurant, Hayes Valley, Pacific Heights, and even the business district if you allow enough time for the hills! Staff was friendly and polite. My room was comfortable enough but the bathroom seemed like a motel with the tub/shower combo… Read more
I had mixed feelings about this hotel. The location is good - walking distance to Fillmore St. shops and restaurant, Hayes Valley, Pacific Heights, and even the business district if you allow enough time for the hills! Staff was friendly and polite. My room was comfortable enough but the bathroom seemed like a motel with the tub/shower combo and the bedroom had a distinct musty smell that did not go away even tho I opened the window. At close to $400/night, I expected a bit more in terms of room quality - no balcony, no robes or slippers, not much of a view, small bathroom. An acceptable stay but don’t know that I’d return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly, clean hotel with good bus connections

May 18, 2019 Road25311970428 Essex, United Kingdom

Facilities were good and comfortable but no kettle for hot drinks. Our room was spacious even with two large beds and was kept very clean. The shower was powerful. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. They provided a free happy hour in the foyer each evening and coffee and tea were provided each morning. The only downside was having an… Read more
Facilities were good and comfortable but no kettle for hot drinks. Our room was spacious even with two large beds and was kept very clean. The shower was powerful. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. They provided a free happy hour in the foyer each evening and coffee and tea were provided each morning. The only downside was having an adjoining room which was not well insulated for sound with a family party one evening and an excitable and loud mother and child on another occasion. Read less