$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

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
247 reviews
If you love Japan, you'll fall in love with Hotel Kabuki

The room looks just like a japanese room, only larger (hey, it's America). Not to mention the... See full review

  • MarkV76
  • Jul 25, 2014
Vacation

This was our first trip to San Francisco. The location was close to everything. The room was... See full review

  • Princess Maria
  • Jun 29, 2014
Recently renovated in 2007, Hotel Kabuki is a premier Japanese-style hotel in San Francisco with a western touch. With its prime Japantown location and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, Hotel Kabuki offers a calm and serene ambiance. Centrally located in San Francisco's Japan town at the base of prestigious Pacific Heights, the Hotel Kabuki San Francisco Offers a unique blend of Eastern and Western styles surrounded by all the charm and excitement of the city. The hotel anchors the east end of the landmark Japan Center, a fascination three-square block shopping, dinning and entertainment complex in the heart of the city. It is just minutes from the Financial District, as well as many of the city's leading attractions and cultural offerings including Chinatown, Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, the Performing Arts Center, and Golden Gate Park. It is 13 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The Hotel Kabuki San Francisco opened in 1968 and was completely renovated in 2007. The exterior of the hotel's 16 story tower and five-story garden Wing echo the artistry of traditional Japanese architecture while Japanese gardens and a Koi (fish) pond add to the overall aesthetic experience. Interior furnishing seamlessly blend Japanese and California styles and are complemented by the hotel's $6 million Japanese art collection. The Hotel Kabuki features 205 richly appointed guestrooms plus 13 specialty suites. The combination of elegant furnishings and diffused natural lighting through shoji (rice paper) screens contributes to a serene ambience. Guests may choose from Western or traditional Japanese accommodations. Sumptuous bathrooms feature deluxe bath amenities and offer a choice between a Western-style tub/shower combination and a furo (deep-tub Japanese bath for soaking and relaxing).In 2001, renovation of the bathrooms commenced. This three-year, five million-dollar projects include new tubs, granite counter tops, and marble floors. Regardless of room category, Hotel Kabuki guests enjoy luxury hotel services and amenities. The hotel has a self-service business center and an on site fitness center. Convenient and affordable indoor parking, with direct access to the hotel, is available in the Japan Center Garage beneath the hotel. Valet parking also is available.$40/night, no in-and-out privileges. Like the hotel itself, the Hotel Kabuki surroundings are an electric blend of East and West. The adjacent Japan Center-with its antique and craft shops, boutiques, book store, art galleries, Asian Restaurants, sushi bars, and eight-theater movie complex, and a day spa that provides traditional Japanese massage and baths as well as an extensive menu of other Asian and European treatments-offers endless opportunities for leisurely exploration and discovery. Just two-and a half blocks from the hotel, Fillmore Street leads up to Pacific Heights, one of San Francisco's most charming neighborhoods. Fashionable boutiques, nightspots and fine dining restaurants are pleasant stop along the way. The Hotel Kabuki is 100% non smoking property. Room service is available for breakfast every day and dinner (Wednesday - Sunday).

Hotel Map

37.7859 -122.4284
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
San Francisco-SFO Oakland-OAK San Jose-SJC
Area description
Centrally located at the base of San Francisco's upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, the Hotel Kabuki San Francisco is convenient to all the major San Francisco attractions and commercial areas, including Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Civic Center, Moscone Convention Center and much more. Just steps away from the Hotel Kabuki San Francisco are an array of unique shops, movie theaters and restaurants in Japan town and along Fillmore St.

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Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

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
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

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
  • Nob Hill: 0.8 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 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
  • Nob Hill: 0.8 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

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.

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Guest Reviews (247)

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

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 247
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
milona6
Orange County, CA
Aug 12, 2014

Good Location and Japanese Tubs

Great neighborhood, nice rooms, plenty of restaurants nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
D Nguyen
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Aug 1, 2014

Busy time in SF

I booked the room online yet when I arrived, they were out of rooms so they had to transfer us to another hotel for our first night out of the 2-night stay. But then it was resolved as out first night was guaranteed to be refunded and our fees to move from one hotel to the other and our meal for 1 day was also promised to be reimbursed. The staff members were very friendly and they helped us with what they could offer. Conclusion: I would recommend this hotel, when it is not overbooked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pat wanarat
Oroville,ca
Mar 2, 2014

Love it!!

Close to the shopping mall and the resturant. Enjoy the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AmyNgoc
San Diego,CA
Jan 31, 2014

Nice location

It's great location and near by bus and easy to get around the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

short walk to bus stop

Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grammy
Salinas California
Dec 16, 2013

Great hotel

Great hotel. Very clean; personnel/staff very accommodating. Since this was our annual Christmas trip to San Francisco, it was very easy to take the bus to Union Square (we leave the car in the garage). Will definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to shopping mall and short walk to bus stop

Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sam charlington
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
there she goes
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SD Mama
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Thousand Oaks, California
Jun 25, 2012

Good and Bad Hotel Kabuki

The lobby is impressive with Japanese decor and location to the Japan Center offerring Japanese restaurants, shops and a grocery store. Parking is convenient to Japan Center if you don't want in/out priviledges otherwise you park for a higher rate with hotel valet. Staff are professional and friendly. Rooms are clean, I found the shower privacy wanting because there is a glass door so you have to use the door to toilet to block viewing. The hotel is convenient within a couple of blocks of Starbucks and Safeway via a walking bridge. You need to take a taxi to Fisherman's Wharf, it is too far to walk. The bus route off of Van Ness did not work for us....waited too long for the bus. The walls between rooms are very thin. You can hear every word spoken by your neighbor. Balconies are shared with room next door so you cannot leave your sliding door open with comfort.

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

Go through lobby to enter Japan Center if it is raining or too cold to walk outside.

Review of Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
monkeemom
Florida
Jun 22, 2012

Hotel Kabuki

Free internet was great--most hotels don't offer that. The lounge was nice too--good drinks and tapas--not too expensive for San Francisco prices. The hotel room was clean and average size, you can take out the super expensive mini fridge items and use the refrigerator for your own stuff, which is nice. The bathtub/shower room is a plus and made the room above average. My sons loved that it was next door connecting to the Japanese mall--there is also a Peace Plaza where they could run around, so I liked the location. If I went to San Francico again or didn't have young kids I might prefer to be by Market Street/Union Square. It was an easy bus ride to most places though. Service was consistently great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizza Inferno is nearby and was great with a huge selection of beers on tap.

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