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Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was the second time I stayed at the Kabuki, in both instances during the JP Morgan conference. Unlike most other hotels in San Francisco during this meeting, the Kabuki did not jack up their prices. The newly renovated lobby and bar are great and the rooms continue to be efficient and comfortable. The remodeled bathrooms with walk-in "rainfall" showers are spectacular. My only complaint is that only one elevator was working, resulting in long waits to get downstairs in the morning.

My only complaint about our stay is that we were next to the maids laundry room. We could hear them talk and doors were constatantly slamming. Other than that our stay was very nice and the staff was very professional and accommodating.

The hotel it is still under renovations, they lied on their website. Only one elevator working, no amenities, far from all attractions.

I book through Orbitz all the time and I've stayed at this hotel in the past. When I arrived it was under construction. I understand that this is a necessary part of the hotel business, however, I would expect either some type of notification or a discounted price. I paid over $300 to stay in a construction zone. Not happy.

I paid extra to book a room with a view! Technically yes, we did have a balcony with a view (which hotel staff said that was what we paid for when we booked a room with a "view"), but the view was overlooking a breezeway between to next building and not in view of the street or Japantown at all!

Location was good. The hotel says it's been through a renovation. The room we stayed in doesn't look like it has been upgraded since the 1970's. The furniture was definitely older and well used. It was ok, but not fantastic. I would say stay here if you want to be in J Town. Otherwise, skip it.

Japantown is very clean and safe. The hotel was nice, but I wish we would have been told that it was under construction (bar, restaurant, etc.). The doorman Freddy was wonderful! He went out of his way to help us when we had a situation where we couldn't fit our luggage into the convertible car we rented to drive down the coast. Great service!!

I liked the hotel and found it to be conveniently located and available at a good rate.

Great location! I stayed two nights. Very comfy bed! I slept 12 hours.

Very nice hotel, huge room. Clean and nice neighborhood.

I stayed as I took my better half to the hospital. It was nice to have the shuttle but it did not run late enough for me. I wanted to stay at the hospital with him for as long as I could. I really didn't want to leave his side. Other than that the parking was reasonable the hotel clean and friendly, TV a little small compared to most hotels, bummed there was no frig, but I will stay again.

The valet parking was terrible. I paid fair amount of money to have someone park my car . But I had to wait pretty long time to get my car or to get my car to park. I won't recommend for the valet parking. I could parky car myself without spending time to wait.

Small hotel in Japantown under heavy renovation. Doesn't intrude on you though as they do it during the day when you're likely not around. The renovation isn't obvious either - no hallways full of dust, tarps, workmen in helmets, anything like that. It still feels professional. Not a tiny boutique hotel but not a chain feel either. Fine for business travelers and even families. The rooms are a bit dated (hence the renovation) but clean. Breakfast buffet with good spread. Gym. Safe feeling area. Lots of good Asian restaurants around. Quiet neighborhood. Convenience store across the street. You have to walk 10-15 mins to get anywhere fun but ubers are easy to find.

The Japanese esthetic caught my eye. The price per night was even better. The neighborhood was safe, quiet and the Japanese food was worth the wait. This is a sleepy neighborhood where the shops open at 10 am.

Comfy pillows, great location right by lots of shops and restaurants and friendly staff. I will be staying here agai.

Def stay here.. nice clean great place. CLOSE to everything. GREAT for price.

Stayed one night to explore SF and found it very convenient.

This is my 5th time staying at Hotel Kabuki and I am committed to staying here whenever I am in the city. They continue to make upgrades to the hotel and have just unveiled a beautiful two story gym with tons of natural light. This location is also surrounded by fantastic restaurants! Their customer service is unparalleled and friends who I have recommended to Kabuki have all been delighted!

Unfortunately, no breakfast and the nearby Japanese center is not open for a meal until 11:30 am. The parking is kind of expensive.

Staff bend over backward to make my stay comfortable. Great hotel.

1625 Post St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Louise Davies Symphony Hall and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Spa
  • 24-hour health club

Located in Japantown, Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Louise Davies Symphony Hall and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. This 218-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, a 24-hour health club, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in San Francisco, it's also close to University of San Francisco and Lombard Street.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

All 218 air-conditioned rooms feature iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch LCD TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes.


Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, a 24-hour health club, and free WiFi in public areas. Parking is available for USD 23 per night (USD 45 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include 16 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, View, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Everyone (22) Couples (98) Business (39) Family (53) Other (23) Friends (24)
4

excellent hotel for the money

Everyone

This was the second time I stayed at the Kabuki, in both instances during the JP Morgan conference. Unlike most other hotels in San Francisco during this meeting, the Kabuki did not jack up their prices. The newly renovated lobby and bar are great and the rooms continue to be efficient and comfortable. The remodeled bathrooms with walk-in "rainfall" showers are spectacular. My only complaint is that only one elevator was working, resulting in long waits to get downstairs in the morning.

By , from Philadelphia on Jan 13, 2018

4

wonderful staff

Everyone

My only complaint about our stay is that we were next to the maids laundry room. We could hear them talk and doors were constatantly slamming. Other than that our stay was very nice and the staff was very professional and accommodating.

By , from Sacramento Ca on Jan 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2018

Thank you for the feedback Lyndsey. Next time you're here, we have to get you in our newly renovated Lounge area to try our Bar and menu. We hope you'll visit soon. We'll make sure to get a cozy, quiet room for you.

2
Everyone

The hotel it is still under renovations, they lied on their website. Only one elevator working, no amenities, far from all attractions.

By on Oct 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2017

Good afternoon, My name is Anthony Loos, and I am the Hotel Manager at Hotel Kabuki. I was saddened to read your review about your most recent stay at Hotel Kabuki. We are just as anxious as you while we wait for our renovations to be completed. I would like to invite you back to the hotel post renovation to experience what the new, cool funky Kabuki is all about. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you. Respectfully, Tony Loos

1

under construction

Everyone

I book through Orbitz all the time and I've stayed at this hotel in the past. When I arrived it was under construction. I understand that this is a necessary part of the hotel business, however, I would expect either some type of notification or a discounted price. I paid over $300 to stay in a construction zone. Not happy.

By on Oct 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. My name is Anthony Loos, and I am the Hotel Manager at Hotel Kabuki. I am disappointed that your experience at Hotel Kabuki was anything other than pleasant. We work very hard to ensure our guests have the best possible experience. I am hopeful you will allow me the opportunity to correct the lack of confidence you have in our product and team. Please contact me directly at 415-614-5401 to further discuss your experience. I look forward to hearing from you very soon. Thank you.

2

wasn't what we expected, but ok!

Everyone

I paid extra to book a room with a view! Technically yes, we did have a balcony with a view (which hotel staff said that was what we paid for when we booked a room with a "view"), but the view was overlooking a breezeway between to next building and not in view of the street or Japantown at all!

By , from Chico on Oct 16, 2017

3

says it's been upgraded...i don't think so

Everyone

Location was good. The hotel says it's been through a renovation. The room we stayed in doesn't look like it has been upgraded since the 1970's. The furniture was definitely older and well used. It was ok, but not fantastic. I would say stay here if you want to be in J Town. Otherwise, skip it.

By , from Chicago on Sep 29, 2017

4

enjoyed ourselves

Everyone

Japantown is very clean and safe. The hotel was nice, but I wish we would have been told that it was under construction (bar, restaurant, etc.). The doorman Freddy was wonderful! He went out of his way to help us when we had a situation where we couldn't fit our luggage into the convertible car we rented to drive down the coast. Great service!!

By on Jul 26, 2017

5

convenient and comfortable

Everyone

I liked the hotel and found it to be conveniently located and available at a good rate.

By , from california on Jun 26, 2017

5
Everyone

Great location! I stayed two nights. Very comfy bed! I slept 12 hours.

By on Jun 24, 2017

5
Everyone

Very nice hotel, huge room. Clean and nice neighborhood.

By on May 29, 2017