Hotel Tomo

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.

PROS

  • cool J-Pop style
  • anime playing on the lobby TV
  • manga in your room
  • great price in a fun neighborhood

CONS

  • tight quarters
  • away from downtown
  • staff can be icy at times

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy, Pet Friendly, Family
Sceney
Residential Area
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-921–4000

HOTEL DETAILS

125 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: No meals

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