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Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

I was looking for a nice hotel that was still close to everything but didn't want to be stuck in a congested area like Union Square.This hotel was very nice, very clean and located in Japantown.I also was looking for a hotel that had a parking lot/garage since I rented a car. A lot of the other hotels didn't have a lot for self park so you would have to use the valet,which was quite expensive per night,between $40-$50. This hotel used a public parking garage as their self park,it was located under the hotel. I didn't like how the front desk agent didn't explain how the self park worked, I think she just wanted me to use the valet? I had a room on the 5th. floor which was a private floor and you needed to use your key card to access it, very quiet up there, I think I was the only person up there? never saw any other guests, never heard any sounds? very nice !!!!!!!!! Until the day before I was to check out, someone gets the room next to me and loud music and talking at 10pm, had to call the front desk twice for them to get them to quiet down.Other than that, I enjoyed my stay here, I would come back to this hotel.

My room was clean and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. My stay was very pleasant. The only negative I have is iit seemed llike the thermostat was only for decoration. My room was always hot even though i set the temp gauge down to 65! The one thing that saved me is i had a corner room on a high floor and could open both sliding doors at night to get a nice cool breeze (except one of the nights there was a loud group of partiers who woke me up at 3:30 AM amd when i closed the doors, the room got hot again.) Not sure i would return in the warmer months!

Staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is conveniently located and the our room was quaint and neatly arranged with an attempt at modern oriental deco.

we enjoyed the view from our room up on the 16th floor.

Right when we walked into the restroom it smelled like urine.

I was in SF for a tradeshow, and had the chance to stay at Hotel Kabuki. I am in the furniture/hotel industry, and therefore can be a critical judge of the whole experience. I was very pleased. The room was VERY spacious, and i love the fact that the hotel kept the old bones feel from the original building.

Excellent hotel, perfect location. Staff extremely friendly and awesome!

close to city centre, only 20 min bus ride.Clean hotel, good restaurant, good vibes. Slow internet, Room temp couldn't be reduced to below 60. Overall good value

After arriving to the hotel, we were twice given room keys only to find out that the rooms were occupied by other tenants. On the third room attempt, we were upgraded to a suite at no additional cost. The suite was very nice and had a surprise steam room in the bathroom. I am a huge fan of the service we received, despite the inconveniences of having to return to the service desk twice to find an unoccupied room. I would absolutely stay here again.

IT was dirty, I did not like the room and it smelled musty. the linens were old and rough and the hotel itself needed a makeover. hard to get a cab anywhere, and i did not feel comfortable sleeping there so I checked out.

Very good hotel in the very heart of San Francisco. We are definitely coming back again.

This is an excellent hotel if you have things to do in Japan town. Many restaurants close by. All other san francisco locations a cab ride awsy.

1625 Post St San Francisco CA

Located in Civic Center, Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Union Square and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The 218 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel include iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 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

Hotel Kabuki - a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel features a 24-hour health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 16 meeting rooms. 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 boutique hotel include conference space, a business center, and free use of bicycles.

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

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

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

Everyone (10) Couples (98) Business (39) Family (53) Other (23) Friends (24)
3

nice place in japan town. fine for business trips.

Everyone

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.

By , from Washington DC on Feb 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We work very hard to provide the best experience for all of our guests. We look forward to hosting again in the future. Thank you and take care!

4

convenient hotel in a cute neighborhood.

Everyone
Tower of Peace in Japantown Lanterns

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.

By , from D on Dec 29, 2016

5

nice hotel in japan town.

Everyone

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

By on Nov 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 29, 2016

We look forward to welcoming you back and to sharing even more of our hospitality. Thanks for choosing our Hotel Kabuki!

5

great location in japan town

Everyone

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

By on Nov 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2016

Thanks for the visit and enthusiasm. We hope to welcome you back the next time you're in San Francisco!

4

good location in between many different cool areas

Everyone

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

By , from Sweden on Sep 18, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2016

We appreciate the feedback and opportunity to have welcomed you, Josephine. We hope you enjoyed your explorations as much as your time on site and hope we'll be able to host you again in return travels.

5

i will always stay at hotel kabuki!

Everyone

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!

By , from Chapel Hill, NC on Aug 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2016

We're humbled by the feedback and appreciate the enthusiastic recommendation, Liz. We'll continue working hard to ensure you the very best comforts and hope you'll connect if there's ever anything more we can do to enhance your visits. Thanks for sharing!

3

nice one close to downtown

Everyone

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

By , from Q on Jun 2, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2016

Our apologies for those gaps of your visit, Rob. We'd be happy to assist in smoothing these over the next time you're in the area and to lending our services wherever else needed to ensure a truly inviting return. Thanks for being our guest and taking the opportunity to share.

4

cool hotel, in a less touristy part of town.

Everyone

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

By , from SF on May 12, 2016

Review comment responded on May 15, 2016

It's always a pleasure to do all we can to ensure an inviting, comfortable stay. We're pleased this came through so resoundingly and hope to see you again down the road. Thanks for the feedback!

4

nice hotel near downtown

Everyone

I was looking for a nice hotel that was still close to everything but didn't want to be stuck in a congested area like Union Square.This hotel was very nice, very clean and located in Japantown.I also was looking for a hotel that had a parking lot/garage since I rented a car. A lot of the other hotels didn't have a lot for self park so you would have to use the valet,which was quite expensive per night,between $40-$50. This hotel used a public parking garage as their self park,it was located under the hotel. I didn't like how the front desk agent didn't explain how the self park worked, I think she just wanted me to use the valet? I had a room on the 5th. floor which was a private floor and you needed to use your key card to access it, very quiet up there, I think I was the only person up there? never saw any other guests, never heard any sounds? very nice !!!!!!!!! Until the day before I was to check out, someone gets the room next to me and loud music and talking at 10pm, had to call the front desk twice for them to get them to quiet down.Other than that, I enjoyed my stay here, I would come back to this hotel.

By , from Chicago on Apr 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2016

Thanks for the visit and insight of your experience, particularly as this relates to parking. We're delighted to offer our guests the convenience of competitive, onsite rates, and we apologize if options were less than clear. We'll certainly share the feedback with our team to ensure full clarity in this regard, and we appreciate the feedback. We'd love to welcome you back and to lend our expertise in navigating the immediate area and city with ease, and we hope you'll think of us again in return travels. Thanks again for choosing our Hotel Kabuki and taking the opportunity to share!

4

nice during cool months

Everyone

My room was clean and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. My stay was very pleasant. The only negative I have is iit seemed llike the thermostat was only for decoration. My room was always hot even though i set the temp gauge down to 65! The one thing that saved me is i had a corner room on a high floor and could open both sliding doors at night to get a nice cool breeze (except one of the nights there was a loud group of partiers who woke me up at 3:30 AM amd when i closed the doors, the room got hot again.) Not sure i would return in the warmer months!

By , from San Diego on Mar 28, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2016

Thanks for the kind words of our guest services, Lorenza. We're pleased these set the tone for your stay and would be happy to lend our support in ensuring the temperature of your room is to equal comfort. We'd love to welcome you back and hope to see you again down the road!