REVIEW

Best Western Hotel Tomo

The 125 rooms in this fun hotel are furnished with beanbag chairs and decorated with Japanese-cartoon murals. On Tuesday nights the on-site restaurant has all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu.

By Laura Fraser, Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007, 12:00 AM

Best Western Hotel Tomo

About this Hotel

Price From $139

'Hood Japantown, which is gaining buzz. Fillmore Street, a chic boutique shopping area, is a few blocks northwest.

First Impression The exterior looks normal, but the lobby has vending machines that sell anime toys and T-shirts.

Rooms Each of the 125 rooms has beanbag chairs, glow-in-the-dark desk blotters, and Japanese-cartoon murals. Two video-game suites have six-foot screens and PlayStation 3 consoles.

Plus On Tuesday nights, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu (diners dip meat and vegetables into a bubbling hot pot).

Minus Tomo is becoming popular with families, meaning you may find yourself joined by lots of small children.

Details Rooms from $139.