$126 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 16, 2015 Check-out: Feb 17, 2015

Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
248 reviews
Pleasure

Comfortable stay. Although the bed sheets were not as clean, room service was respectful, and... See full review

  • MSJC9
  • Jan 23, 2015
Great place

Clean comfortable and great location it's a must come back type of hotel! See full review

  • George707
  • Oct 2, 2014
Asian flair, boutique comfort and Izakaya lounge in Japantown

Elegant furnishings and rice-paper screens characterize this 16-story Japantown icon, which anchors the east end of the Japan Center near Pacific Heights. The hotel opened in 1968 and was renovated completely in 2007. Guests of the Hotel Kabuki can choose between rooms with Eastern or Western flair. The O Izakaya Lounge serves Japanese-inspired small plates and cocktails. Also worth noting is the $6 million collection of authentic Japanese art.

Highlights
  • Authentic Asian flair
  • Located next to Japan Center, walking distance to Pacific Heights
  • Hip lounge with a Japanese-baseball theme serves tapas-style dishes and tasty cocktails
  • $6 million Japanese art collection
Location

Situated on the east end of Japan Center, the Hotel Kabuki is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and other Asian-themed establishments. The Sundance Kabuki Cinema, which specializes in independent films, is just down the street from the hotel.

Rooms
All 218 guest rooms (including 13 suites) were renovated in 2007. Accommodations come standard with luxurious linens, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, safes, iPod docking stations and Asian tea kettles. Many also offer stunning views of the city skyline and Wi-Fi is available (fees apply). Depending on availability, guests of the Hotel Kabuki choose an Eastern- or a Western-themed room. Western-themed rooms have traditional shower/tub combos; Eastern-themed rooms come with Japanese-style deep tubs for soaking.
Features

All guests have access to in-room spa treatments, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. The Hotel Kabuki also boasts wonderful Japanese art -- part of a collection valued at $6 million -- and Japanese garden with a koi pond.

Dining

For more Asian influence, try the O Izakaya Lounge, the on-site restaurant, which serves Asian-inspired small plates and tasty cocktails. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (12 mi/19.3 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (12.8 mi/20.6 km)
  • MUNI bus (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
Attractions
  • Japan Center (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Fillmore Street (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
Business
  • 24-hour self-service business center
  • 14,000 square feet of meeting space
  • On-site audio/video experts
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking fee is $45 USD per night plus tax.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Tower Room-Free High Speed Internet
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. these guestrooms are more generous in size and offer one king bed and a chaise for relaxing as well as a table for in room dining and sliding glass doors to a wrap around balcony. These rooms also offer traditional Japanese soaking tub. 250 sq.ft EComplimentary wireless high speed internet E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet
Club Room-Free High Speed Internet - 1 king bed
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. these guestrooms offer one king bed, a bathtub with whirlpool jets and are located on the club level of the hotel. 250 sq.ft E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet
Renovated City View Room - 2 double bed
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. These guestrooms offer two double beds and are located on floors eleven through sixteen thereby showcasing views of the city and hills of San Francisco from the sliding glass door to the balcony. These rooms also offer traditional Japanese soaking tub. E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet
Renovated City View Room - 1 king bed
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. These guestrooms offer one king bed and are located on floors eleven through sixteen thereby showcasing views of the city and hills of San Francisco from the sliding glass door to the balcony. These rooms also offer traditional Japanese soaking tub. E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet
Renovated Standard Room - 2 double bed
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. these guestrooms offer two double beds and all of the standard amenities. 175 sq.ft V 210 sq.ft EComplimentary wireless high speed internet E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet
Renovated Corner Room - 1 king bed
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. these guestrooms are more generous in size and offer one king bed and a chaise for relaxing as well as a table for in room dining and sliding glass doors to a wrap around balcony. These rooms also offer traditional Japanese soaking tub. 250 sq.ft EComplimentary wireless high speed internet E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet
Renovated Standard Room - 1 king bed
The guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki are newly renovated in a refined and serene style in 2007. these guestrooms offer one king bed and all of the standard amenities. 175 sq.ft V 210 sq.ft EComplimentary wireless high speed internet E26 inch Flat LCD TV EiPod Docking Station EWorking Desk with Ergonomic Chair EFree Wireless high-speed Internet

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Japantown: 0.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.2 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 0.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.2 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.1 mi
  • Union Square: 1.2 mi
  • SoMa: 1.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.4 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.6 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.6 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.6 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.7 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.7 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.8 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.9 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.9 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.9 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.9 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.9 mi

Dining

O Izakaya Lounge
A modern American twist on the popular Japanese izakaya houses (drinking establishments that also serve food shared by everyone at a table), O Izakaya Lounge will feature small plates of Japanese cuisine in a convivial, sports-themed atmosphere. The restaurant also feature over original Sake base cocktails. There are three sake flights for beginners to try and over 20 sake selection to satisfy sake lovers. The restaurant and bar open to guests and the public for breakfast, cocktails and dinner. Restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (248)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
248 out of 248
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nadiia
Business
Washington DC
Nov 18, 2013

Nice hotel

It's clean and comfortable. The only issue might be with the location - it's not exactly center. But we liked the quarter anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hat 'n Gloves
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 21, 2013

My San Francisco Home

This truly is my home when I visit San Francisco. The convenience is incomparable. It's centrally located right on Geary which is a major thoroughfare, but not in the midst of the downtown bustle. It is attached to the Japan Town Center so dining and shopping at all levels is a short stroll away. There are even some markets for snacks and drinks, and parking is always available in the large underground garage that services both the hotel and the Center. You should know that there is a $25 per night parking charge and that this does not cover in-and-out. This my only gripe. This is a Japanese hotel, make no mistake. The decor is tasteful and the tubs are soaking deep. You will feel pampered.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

If you drive in, park on the second floor down so that you can roll your suitcases across a level floor. The first parking floor has a staircase up to the elevator level.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Echin100
Business
New York
Sep 6, 2013

Kabuki is priced just right

Hotel was conveniently located and easily accessible. While the hotel exterior looks new, the interior of the rooms seem older than the exterior and could use a little updating (screens/window access) but room overall was impeccable and clean. Staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. We're able to direct us to where we needed to go. Thank you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sam charlington
Business
Seattle, Washington
Aug 28, 2013

Awesome memorial day weekend

Staff was polite when we entered and they were very helpful. When we entered the room, it was very clean and we appreciated the Asian inspirations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rn jared
Business
San Francois
Aug 27, 2013

Weekend Getaway

I booked this hotel on a whim, only knowing I wanted to stay in Japantown. The staff was great and took care of any questions I had quickly. The hotel bar/restaurant was great and the hotel was located to many restaurants and shops. The room and bathroom were very good and clean, I just wished the wi-fi was better. All in all I can see myself back here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
there she goes
Business
somerville, ma
Aug 24, 2013

A step out of the ordinary

Comfortable room with out of the ordinary decor, (Japanese screens, artwork.) Beds were good with soft sheets. Loved the wet room with cleansing area and deep soaking tub. (If traveling with modest (teens) note there is a glass door for wet room.) .Nespresso machine in the room with great coffee. Service is friendly and accommodating. In-house restaurant was closed (looked cool) as it was Monday, but the Japanese mall right next door gave us many many choices of great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mikey Mike
Business
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 2, 2013

Quick Over Night

worked out great for us.. dog friendly place.. looked amazing.. room was fantastic. loved it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sam charlington
Business
Seattle, Washington
Jul 1, 2013

Awesome vacation

The hotel is located in Japantown and it's very welcoming.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Myk00
Business
Phil
Jun 6, 2013

Napa town

The hotel was good a bit far from fisherman wharf but its clean and the room was big

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Micano
Business
Fresno, California
May 27, 2013

Convenient location

Very close to the Presidio, Golden Gate Park, downtown & Ocean beach. There was a bit uncleanness, for example; coffee cup still had residue of lipstick, spill marks on lampshades, etc..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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