$135 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 7, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 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
243 reviews
Great place

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

  • George707
  • Oct 2, 2014
Fantastic

Staying at the Hotel Kabuki put a major highlight for my wife and I on our stay in San Francisco... See full review

  • erik1975
  • Sep 5, 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 (243)

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

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
243 out of 243
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Erin2012
Business
Sacramento
May 23, 2012

Great experience

Arrived early and allowed to check in around 2pm. Great location. Rooms and hotel with beautiful decor. The only downside is expensive parking in the underground Japan center garage, however, this is SF.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ttfy
Business
sacramento
May 22, 2012

Good place

Good location and place to stay. Had issues with water leakage from my room's roof. Don't know if this place is already getting too old.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Knyus
Business
New York
May 16, 2012

Quiet, friendly hotel in Japan district

The staff were friendly at all times and responded quickly to all questions. Room was clean and I love the bath shower arrangement. It seems a bit off the beaten track, but it is surprisingly close to downtown and great for going west and not having to fight with downtown traffic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
m. william
Business
philadelphia
Apr 23, 2012

A fun,relaxed week in San Francisco!!

The Hotel Kabuki is a nice hotel in the middle of Japantown and is a very relaxinq and tranquil environment. The Hotel has a courtyard in the middle with a classic Japanese garden and many of the rooms provide a terrific view of the garden. One is in the middle of the city and yet one may imagine you've traveled even further. The surrounding mall in Japantown has many beautiful shops and restaurants and it is an amazing experience to expose your self to the Japanese culture. But you are also only 3 or 4 blocks from Fillmore street which has many cool boutiques and restaurants that are not Japanese. So one can enjoy all of San francisco from this location. One can also take a short cab ride to Union Square and do some heavy duty shopping--if that is more your cup of tea. I would definitely stay there again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I found this cool rotisserie chicken place called --Roostertail-- it is located at 1963 Sutter st. 415 776 6783. It is very good chicken--not expensive---with terrific side dishes and a very clean,sophisticated,modern decor.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WhatHuhWhy
Business
Snow Hill, MD 21863, USA
Mar 24, 2012

Trip for Wedding

The front desk staff were absolutely fantastic. They were very helpful and personable. The room was very comfortable. Stayed for 4 days. The room was very clean and roomy. The surrounding area was relatively quiet, and I could walk to almost anything i wanted. And/or a cab ride was like 8-10 bucks from everywhere. The only drawback was the rooms were pretty thin-walled to the other rooms. Luckily, it was quiet when we were there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dudley Doright
Business
Austin, TX, USA
Mar 1, 2012

Solid Hotel Value

As a chain hotel, the Kabuki manages to maintain a friendly, family character - I've been staying there for about 7 years and the same faces are there to greet you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

The Grove on Fillmore has great breakfast choices.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mocosita
Business
Ciudad de México, DF, México
Feb 7, 2012

quick trip

I have to stay only few days (arrived Fiday at 3.30 am, left Sunday at 8.45 pm) I enjoyed the comfort of the room very little, but it was a very special experience. Decoration and warmness in the room were appreciated, specialy because the weather was cooler than I expected. Nerby there are a lot of places to eat delicious, and to make some shoping or windowshoping and lots of places to entertein yourself. The hotel is located en the heart or Japan Town, and for me the architecture and the culture Of Japan it is very atracttive and interesting. If I ever return, i wish to have time to know everything about it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

One can choose from many, many diferent kind of cuisinne right in the east mall, and in front of the Hotel, a little bit down in Post st, there is a Chinese restaurant, its food is delicious and fresh and so busy you have to wait for a table. In the back of the Hotel, (Geary St) you can take a bus and be at Union Square in 10 minutes, there you will find all kind of fine stores and then you are near to Chinatown, you would not want to miss it. I had the opportunity to visit It and was unexpected to see this chinese festival, with this beautiful costumes and a big radiant dragon, quite an experience!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JPIII
Business
Ventura, CA
Jan 18, 2012

First 2012 Trip

Comfortable room, quite with standard ammenities. Hotel location makes it a great value when visiting SF.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alan B.
Business
Asheville, NC
Jan 6, 2012

Great vacation or business location

Good central location - walking distance to good restaurants. Great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daring
Business
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Jan 5, 2012

Great

Very quaint hotel in the middle of Japan town. There are plenty of restaurants in the area. We did have one noisy neighbor early in the night, but they quieted down at 10pm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Happy Hour at Izakaya Lounge is great

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