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


USD 38 per day

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant


Coffee shop


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation


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


The 3-star Kimpton Buchanan Hotel offers quiet rooms in proximity to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chinatown and Lombard Street. The hotel was opened in 1975 in an 8-story original building and renovated in 2007.

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of San Francisco. Highway as well as BART - Civic Center subway station are not far from the hotel.

There are book stores, gift shops and boutiques located nearby.

San Francisco International airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Kimpton Buchanan Hotel.


This property comprises 125 rooms featuring family queen room, queen room and quadruple room with cable television, ironing facilities, a dining area, wireless internet and a dressing area. Guests will enjoy views of San Francisco Bay from their rooms. They also comprise private bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, terry bathrobes and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

The hotel features a lounge restaurant serving authentic cuisine. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Mums Restaurant and Bar and Benkyodo Co are about 50 meters from the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Guests can make use of bicycle rentals available on site.


The hotel caters to families with cribs and video games. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.


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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  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • 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


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Pet amenities available
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

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

Room facilities

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


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


  • Refrigerator


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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • 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. 


  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Mums Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: American, Japanese)
    100 ft
  • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu
    100 ft
  • Lafayette Park
    1800 ft
  • North Beach
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
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  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Quadruple Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Places of interest

  • Japantown400 ft

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Medical care and Hospitals

  • California Pacific Med Center1700 ft
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Local attractions

  • San Francisco Public Library5000 ft
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Near the hotel

  • Japan Center300 ft
    Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
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  • Japantown500 ft
    Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
  • Sacramento Street1700 ft
    Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
  • Lafayette Park1800 ft
    Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco

Restaurants nearby

  • Mums Restaurant and Bar100 ft

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

    58% likes this, based on 60 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Japanese
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 13

  • Jitlada Thai Cuisine200 ft

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

    74% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

  • Sushi Aka Tombo200 ft

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

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

  • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu100 ft

    Address: Hotel Tomo 1800 Sutter St
    Phone: 4159316986

    63% likes this, based on 13 reviews

  • Yasukochi's Sweet Stop200 ft

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

    96% likes this, based on 32 reviews

Hotel information
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  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
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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
Based on 137 reviews

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  • Group of friends

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Room got some noise

  • Family with children

    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

    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

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

    It's a bit pricey.

  • Older travelers

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

  • Family with children

    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

    - 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

    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

    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

    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
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Mums Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: American, Japanese)
    100 ft
  • Mums Home of Shabu Shabu
    100 ft
  • Lafayette Park
    1800 ft
  • North Beach
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: