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.
Sep 9, 2012
We had an awesome time here. It is very quiet (which is hard to find when staying IN the city). The area is adorable and safe and lots of little places to walk around and see. The hotel was very reasonable and sometimes hotels.com has deals. They do not have room service but there is a restaurant attached (entrance from street and 2nd floor of hotel). You can charge the food to your room bill but they will not bring it to you. Everyone is really nice
and we had a great time. Each room has it's own "wall paper"-- ours was this beautiful mural of a japanese girl on her way to school (she was carrying books) with white birds and dark blue sky and stars.