Hotel Tomo


1800 Sutter St. ,
San Francisco,
United States,

Named after the Japanese word for “friend,” Hotel Tomo is a colorful, anime-themed boutique property located in Japantown. Inside, the light wood lobby contains a plush blue island, a pop art—inspired ceiling mural, and vending machines that dispense Giant Robot T-shirts and stuffed animals. Each of the 125 guestrooms includes anime-style figurines and dolls as well as light knotty pine furniture, white globe lights, and cartoonlike wall murals by acclaimed artist Heisuke Kitazawa. The hotel’s restaurant, Mums, is known for its all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu: rib eye steak, fresh vegetables, and noodles cooked tableside in an iron hot pot.