1800 Sutter St., San Francisco, California, 94115, USA
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Inspired by the comic phenomena manga and anime, the Tomo draws hipsters and Japanophiles eager to immerse themselves in Japanese pop culture (or J-Pop as it is known across the pond) in cozy quarters with Scandinavian wood furnishings and low Japanese-style beds. Artist Heisuke Kitazawa created primary-color murals for the lobby, the popular Mums Restaurant, and each of the rooms. In-room amenities include Keurig coffeemakers, flat-screen LCD HDTVs with video-game consoles, and iPod docking stations. The location adds to the appeal: it's one of San Francisco's most interesting neighborhoods a couple of blocks from the Fillmore district, Yoshi's, and the famous Fillmore concert venue. Mums serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; in the evening locals and tourists line up for shabu-shabu, so make a reservation.
- cool J-Pop style
- anime playing on the lobby TV
- manga in your room
- great price in a fun neighborhood
- tight quarters
- away from downtown
- staff can be icy at times
Rate Includes: No meals
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