The Kimpton: Buchanan Hotel

San Francisco, CA, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA

The hotel rests within the culturally rich enclave of Fillmore Street, with its deep-rooted history in jazz and music, family-owned retail shops and ethnic restaurants of all types.  Just steps away from The Buchanan lies the iconic Japantown, reminiscent of the Ginza district in Tokyo, overflowing with shops selling vintage kimonos and Japanese earthenware, noodle houses and sushi.

The newest of the Kimpton hotel brand, The Buchanan Hotel displays a sophisticated design scheme catering to the contemporary traveller. The artisanal and cultural influences of the design can be seen in the charred wood of Japanese whiskey barrels, the imperfect blue of hand-dyed indigo textiles, the glimmer of whisky bottles, and the raw, earthiness of handmade Asian pottery.

The residential experience features 131 bohemian inspired guestrooms, many of which boast private outdoor balconies with expansive views, a stylish whiskey lounge-inspired lobby, as well as a neighbourhood favourite restaurant – Mum’s Restaurant + Bar- located on site.

The Buchanan has created its own exclusive App Guide to enhance guest experience. From dining to wellness, hotel guests will have access to a directory of the best San Francisco resources to download on to their mobile devices. Ranging from food delivery services and local dinner parties, to ridesharing and public transportation sources, local attractions and insider’s tips, fitness classes and beauty appointments.

The Buchanan Hotel began operating June 23 2015, the second phase of renovation – including the corridors, courtyard, and three premier spa guestrooms – will be completed in late August/early September 2015.

The Buchanan Hotel
1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Reservations: 855 454 4644
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Flying to San Francisco
There are a couple of options to getting there from all major cities from Australia. Fly into LA with Qantas/Virgin and then fly on to San Francisco (United/Delta Airlines)

Getting to the airport (within Australia)
When I travel to and from Sydney Airport, I choose to travel with Elite Transporters, executive chauffeurs for all occasions. For enquiries call +61 0413 494 841 or email

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