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Kimpton Buchanan

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk and housekeeping staff were friendly, professional and efficient in accommodating requests. I will continue to come back as the location, clean and clutter free lobby / rooms, as well as the quiet and respectful guests were what I needed to rest, relax and enjoy my stay. Thank you for a warm welcome and I look forward to...

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Kimpton Buchanan is a limited frills good, clean choice in San Francisco. It's not in a tourist location, so if you are looking to be in the center of why people flock to the city, go elsewhere and pay for it. However, if you need a place to stay and don't mind walking a few blocks or taking transportation...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is in Japantown with many great Asian restaurants and unique shops just outside the front door. Rooms are large by San Francisco standards. Try to get a Room with a balcony; really opens up the perception of room size. Finally, consider using the city owned parking garage about a block from the hotel. It is significantly less expensive...

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Park City
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location in Japan Town. Spotless room. Friendly staff. Convenient parking. Like all Kimpton hotels, they make you feel special. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Looking forward to going back.

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Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really comfortable and spacious rooms. The rooms are clean and contain all you need for your stay. The staff are really friendly and extremely helpful! In a great location. The hotel is modern with a cafe, gym and outside area.

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Emily G, General Manager at Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Thanks for the five stars, nicdev83! It's great to see that every aspect of the Buchanan worked out so well for you. We feel lucky to be at a hotel that has some personality and isn't generic, and it's great to hear you had the same feeling!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Instead of staying in the downtown area of San Francisco, we decided to try the Kimpton Buchanan in Japan Town. There are a couple of advantages of staying in this neighborhood vs. downtown. 1. It's quiet. You're actually in a neighborhood with access to great shops and restaurants in as little as 5 minutes. 2. Wine hour. Kimpton have a...

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Windham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kimpton Buchanan was a great stay for a short visit to San Francisco. The location, just 2 blocks from Filmore Street (great shopping) was most convenient! The room was spacious for SF, clean and well equipped. We even had an outdoor balcony! The views of the city were very pretty!

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was a little disappointed at the level of service. Our four nights there had a broken elevator for 3 days. We arrived late one night and found the front desk clerk yelling at a security guard who may have dosed off. I understand the frustration, but please don't do that in front of guests; it's upsetting and unwelcoming. We...

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Emily G, General Manager at Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Hi, hdss379, and thanks so much for staying with us. I am sorry there were some odd things going on during your stay, and I appreciate the chance to address the one in particular with the overnight staff. I'd love to see you back here for a more normal experience, and am also happy to request a room away from...

Santa Monica, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is well positioned in San Francisco for ease of access to all areas in San Francisco without being in the busy downtown area. It is also a five minute walk to all the great restaurants on Filmore. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The rooms are very well decorated and have everything one needs. In addition, they...

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Emily G, General Manager at Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Hi, Zizi W! So glad the room was spacious and comfortable with you. We'll have to recognize the staff for being so friendly and helpful, and on top of the resolution of 414's plumbing sounds! Thanks so much for the heads up and we'll look forward to your return.

Grenada, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Buchanan several times over the past couple years. It's the perfect hotel for visitors who are looking to get away from the more touristy areas of the city. The hotel has a unique ceiling in the entrance area that's made out of glass jars. Be sure to look up and take notice of it while you're...

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Emily G, General Manager at Kimpton Buchanan, responded to this review

Well, thank you very much, gokyo! It is always neat to find out when a guest has made our neighborhood hotel their home away from home by visiting several times. The light installation you mention was a labor of love for both the designer and installers: it is constructed of more than 3,000 Japanese Whiskey bottles affixed individually by hand!...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Francisco is known for its style and sophistication. So it takes an exceptional hotel to stand out. With its sleek urban lines, distinctive design and prime location at the intersection of three of San Francisco's best neighborhoods, it's easy to see why Kimpton Buchanan has an attraction all its own. Surrounded by the designer shops, local boutiques, foodie-fave restaurants and live music venues, Kimpton Buchanan also puts you minutes from other top attractions like Union Square and Golden Gate Park. Pair it all with our spacious, artfully imagined accommodations and yes-we-can staff, and you have the makings of the ultimate San Francisco stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Buchanan

Address: 1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-3220 (Formerly The Buchanan)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $276 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimpton Buchanan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Best Western Tomo
Best Western San Francisco
San Francisco Best Western
Best Western Hotel Tomo
Hotel Style:
#11 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#80 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“Bathroom door is just a swinging hinge and doesn't separate the sink/suitcase area from toilet/tub. A bit annoying if you are sharing the space.”
susantT4187BB, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms have balconies which was really nice, but know that you cannot sit on the balcony.”
roxanne3753, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 414 plumbing is noisy.”
ziziw2013, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Get higher quality towels and toilet paper ”
picabo09, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Nice to have a microwave in the room. Recommend putting a plastic bag dispenser in the courtyard to pick up pet droppings.”
733HANSS, 9 May 2017 | Read review
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