Sharky Hotel Theme: Hotel Tomo
You’re not in the Bat Cave anymore
In the battle for the title of Sharkiest Hotel Theme, only one can emerge victorious: Hotel Tomo.
Ever feel like you don’t belong? Do you fantasize about having super powers or taking epic journeys? Sounds like you belong in the world of comics.
At Hotel Tomo, it’s their mission to bring comics and cartoons to life through innovative décor and amenities. But we’re not talking Spiderman and the Hulk—Tomo's vision is inspired by Japanese anime.
Hidden beneath a modest San Franciscan hotel's exterior, Hotel Tomo really packs a Pow! with its inner blend of boutique hotel comforts and manga mania attitude. Between the colorful Kimono shops, the iconic tiers of the Peace Pagoda, and the storefront windows stocked with Hello Kitty paraphernalia, most Japantown visitors can barely find time to sleep, let alone explore their hotels. But if you plan on staying at Hotel Tomo, the time exploring is half the fun!
Within moments of entering the hotel, you’ll ask yourself, is this a video game, or is this real life? Every room is decorated with vibrant J-pop Muji furniture, whimsical anime accessories, and striking murals of superheroes, magical cities, and girls dancing with birds by Heisuke Kitazawa. You might even confuse the lobby, with its flat-screens playing Godzilla and Hayo Miyazaki films on repeat and Giant Robot vending machines, for an arcade.
To bring your Whap!-filled stay to the next level, unlock the exclusive Players Suite. Spend your night playing Naruto on Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3, or watching Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke over and over on the 8x5 LCD screen. When you’re all zapped out, refuel at the stylish Mums Restaurant and Bar downstairs with all-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu and sake—even Sailor Moon had time for snack breaks. Hotel Tomo also offers outdoor geo-domes for meetings and parties in case you need a quick reality check.
Forget trying to follow along with word bubbles. At Hotel Tomo, your experience is the anime adventure.
Stay in this hotel if: The X-Men are way too mainstream for you.
Don’t stay in this hotel if: When someone says “Pikachu,” you hand them a tissue.