$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 29, 2015 Check-out: Mar 30, 2015

Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
252 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
252 out of 252
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

5
5.01.0
QUYNH GIAO
Business
Des Moines, IA
Jan 25, 2008

Convinient location

Cleanliness was my first impression. The food was excellent, I would love to have it again next time.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

We can walk around to dine or to shop, it was really a good business location.

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Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sac Gal
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jun 26, 2009

Great getaway experience

After a long day visiting the museums in the city, this was a great place to rest and recoup. Lots of restaurants to choose from in the surrounding neighborhood. We really liked the clean bathrooms and the beds were very comfortable and clean.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Country Girl
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 28, 2009

Always Great!

Beautiful room! Very nice staff & service.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Carson City, NV
Apr 19, 2010

Our yearly trip to San Francisco

This is our 2nd year in a row we've stayed at the Hotel Kabuki and haven't had any complaints. Love love love the location. We go specifically to spend most of our time in Japantown. But also the close proximity to Chinatown and even catching a cab to the Wharf. The rooms are great, perfect size for 3 adults and 1 child. Our little one has a blast taking a bath in their extra deep Japanese style tubs. This year our view was of the Japantown center and we went just for the Cherry Blossom festival and got to see the parade from up above.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
angelgirlnhb
Business
Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
Dec 20, 2011

Great Place! Will stay again!

Check in was a breeze. Nice desk staff. Hotel is very nice, feels very Japanese, very well done. Hotel is in a nice, quiet area, completely free of the homeless in immedate area (typically most tourist areas in SF have allot of homeless). It is located in Japantown, which isn't as busy as most other areas here, so it is pretty quiet. We stayed in room #811 a corner King room, which was nice and big enough for 2 adults & 1 small child. (Spacious rooms also rare in city!) Room and hotel are pretty clean. Everything in room is super cute Japanese style from beautifully painted sliding privacy screens, a wonderful Japanese soaking tub- which is a super deep tub, yummy lemongrass bath salts & soaps, and even tea and tea set! In room coffee maker & hot pot for hot tea. Oh and there's even a medititation garden outside the lobby that is so serene and beautiful! We will surely be back here! I've stayed in allot of places here over the years of visiting, and I am very impressed with Kabuki Hotel! Booked thru (name excluded) for $99/night (weekend rates) such a great deal!

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

If you want to eat anything other than Japanese or other types of Asian cusine, eat before you head back to the hotel - there isn't much else around.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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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Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jrundquist
Business
Atlanta GA
Sep 24, 2012

Great experience.

From the moment I got there the staff was very kind and helpful. They had overbooked the room I reserved, so I was upgraded to a room that even had a sauna in it. The location is excellent. Japan town is such a peaceful part of town with amazing food! Would definitely stay here again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ReiseDon
Business
Cape May, NJ 08204, USA
Nov 8, 2012

So happy to be back

The staff alone make this hotel worthwhile, but the location is also terrific. It is a short but ride to anywhere we want to go in the city. Being next to Japantown is also great for meals.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jack Hanley
Business
NYC
Jan 1, 2013

Great place

I was pleasantly surprised by this Hotel. I have rented rooms for 20 years in SF and it is tricky to find a nice place at a good price. This hotel is really nice and I love the Fillmore area and Japantown. Perhaps a little away from the touristy areas downtown but very nice. friendly staff helped me with faxes, finding a cheaper parking space. All in all a quiet, clean large nicely decorated room at a good price.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Great jazz clubs nearby on Fillmore e.g. Yoshi's. Also the Sundance movie theatre is great and 2 blks away and Fillmore going north is full of restaurants. A real neighborhood- nice part of SF (Pacific Heights)

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SD Mama
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 10, 2013

Great location, amenities, and helpful staff

Japanese style bath room is great! Staff nice and helpful...willing to give tip on how to save money.

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

Business

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