Hotel Tomo

1800 Sutter St., San Francisco, California, 94115, USA

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


Phones: 415-921–4000


125 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: No meals