Hotel Kabuki

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

This hip boutique hotel marries East with West – and, somewhat handily, is in the middle of Japantown. As you walk in, you'll see the Japanese-inspired décor and funky artwork. Step outside and there’s a beautiful Japanese courtyard garden with koi pond. There’s a cool lobby bar to hang out in too. Enjoy an exotic cocktail and grab a book or board game from the library – they have free WiFi too if you need to catch up with things back home.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Japantown, central to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Fillmore Street, with its popular boutiques, cafés and clubs, is also within walking distance. It's a 25-minute stroll down Post Street to Union Square. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

218 rooms and suites on 16 floors in 1 building, with a distinct Japanese style and many with spectacular views of the city. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi Internet access, iPod docking station, mini-bar, Asian tea kettles, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Double Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Bar (Japanese cocktails, drinks and light bites), Small Farms Breakfast (Continental buffet). Fitness centre. Meditation Station (complimentary check-out for 2 hours, includes headphones, floor pillow and iPad with guided meditation exercises and calming music). Complimentary welcome tea service. 24-hour fitness centre with fitness classes. Central Japanese garden with koi pond. Limited room service*. Concierge service. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available. Self-parking $23, valet parking $50, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: – In-room and public space WiFi – 24-hour gym access – Group fitness classes, including cardio, yoga, meditation, and stretching – Bicycle rental, subject to availability – In-room coffee and tea – Daily newspapers in the lobby – 24-hour printing (small projects) – Unlimited filtered water (sparkling, still, hot) – Local in-room phone calls – Nightly shoe shine, as requested – 10% off retail offerings. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Used to be better!

Sep 17, 2019 mizmauve

Stayed at the Kabuki back in 2012 when Chip Conley owned it and it was my favorite hotel ever! Went back recently and was very disappointed. It is now part of a large hotel group and the fun boutique feel is gone. Now it just seems like a hotel chain that is trying to be cool and missing the mark. Room seemed smaller, soaking tub has been… Read more
Stayed at the Kabuki back in 2012 when Chip Conley owned it and it was my favorite hotel ever! Went back recently and was very disappointed. It is now part of a large hotel group and the fun boutique feel is gone. Now it just seems like a hotel chain that is trying to be cool and missing the mark. Room seemed smaller, soaking tub has been replaced by a shower the size of a car wash and the step down from the toilet to the rest of the bathroom gave me the sensation of falling, and not in a good way. It’s still a nice hotel in terms of being cleans and the bed was nice, but it isn’t an experience anymore, just a place to sleep. Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 Trexbilotta22

Stayed here for a staycation (I live in SF and work in restaurants management) after working a 18 day stretch. Was super stoked on how friendly they were when I called to confirm my reservation. Checked in and was informed my reservation was prepaid but needed a card for incidentals. Totally normal, until I woke up the next day to $218 charged to… Read more
Stayed here for a staycation (I live in SF and work in restaurants management) after working a 18 day stretch. Was super stoked on how friendly they were when I called to confirm my reservation. Checked in and was informed my reservation was prepaid but needed a card for incidentals. Totally normal, until I woke up the next day to $218 charged to my card. Spoke to the front desk they apologized and told me they would reverse the charge and it was additional incidental fees... weird but ok. Then the NEXT day I charged $434 on top of the $218. Went to the front desk and told me it was more incidentals and they guess I wasn't charged enough or it was hotel credit. She again told me she would reverse the charge and waive my "hotel fee". I was super nice and understanding the whole time because I understand mistakes happen. But it wasn't until today but when I called my bank and received a receipt from the hotel charging me for "reversed charges". INSANE! I spoke with my bank who told me to call the hotel so I did. They sent me an email over that I was suppose to hand to my bank to help "expedite" the process. My bank like literally laughed... so again I called the hotel, but this time super angry. Because at this point wtf... I may see the charges reversed in 3 to 5 business days... so almost 1600 dollars later, I got my staycation and the headache of figuring out something that shouldn't have even happened on the first place. Total bummer because this hotel was recommended. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional in every way: rooms, lobby, wifi & restaurants all hip, modern & comfortable!

Sep 10, 2019 guap0bumsies Miami, Florida

Impressive attention to detail, well remodeled common areas, rooms comfortable, location comfortable even with a vehicle, staff aware of guest preferences. Cameron at the Front Desk was very professional, polite and personable much like the front desk manager who checked us in. We have been impressed with the management at other competing… Read more
Impressive attention to detail, well remodeled common areas, rooms comfortable, location comfortable even with a vehicle, staff aware of guest preferences. Cameron at the Front Desk was very professional, polite and personable much like the front desk manager who checked us in. We have been impressed with the management at other competing properties but this experience stands out clearly which is why we have recommended the Kabuki to our friends & partners. Great Japan town location with excellent asian food & shopping options all within walking distance of the property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating officially my favorite hotel in SF!

Sep 7, 2019 I_love_SF Sacramento, California

I have been coming to this hotel for years. I loved the location. It is right in Japan town with close access to Filmore, Marina, Polk area where the locals hang out. I lived in Pac height for 4 years and always loved this area. I love the direct access to all the yummy Japanese and Korean food in Japan-town and some of awesome restaurant on… Read more
I have been coming to this hotel for years. I loved the location. It is right in Japan town with close access to Filmore, Marina, Polk area where the locals hang out. I lived in Pac height for 4 years and always loved this area. I love the direct access to all the yummy Japanese and Korean food in Japan-town and some of awesome restaurant on Fillmore and in Marina The hotel is always beautiful. Used to be more of contemporary Japanese design. After a recent renovation, it is now a modern hip design infused with Japanese art element. I just loved it. The lobby is so comfortable to hang out in. It is like a beautiful modern living room. No one bugs me, fresh good coffee served. A nice bar serving good drinks. The Gym in this hotel is amazing! It's like a real gym and not a hotel gym. Great equipment. punching bags, room for yoga, lots of Cardio machine. One of the best hotel gym I have seen (aside from those hotel attached to a health club). The crowd that stays here seem cool. More travelers than tourists. More hip. I love the vibe! another thing I like about this hotel is the parking. It has valet for $50. However, if you are like me who like to self-park and have access to my car anytime I want, you can park at the public Japan town garage overnight for $29 with elevator straight to Hotel lobby. Love the design, the location, the easy access to affordable parking and the great gym! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Location, Good views...but a little funky

Sep 3, 2019 Michael G Lehi, United States

I stayed at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco with my son on a road trip from Utah. We stayed there because they accepted Hyatt points (hooray). They have ~ 20 vehicle spaces for valet parking next to the hotel for $50/night + $7/tax per night + tip. We were driving our Mini Van with a Yakima Box on it with our Camping Gear as we were headed to… Read more
I stayed at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco with my son on a road trip from Utah. We stayed there because they accepted Hyatt points (hooray). They have ~ 20 vehicle spaces for valet parking next to the hotel for $50/night + $7/tax per night + tip. We were driving our Mini Van with a Yakima Box on it with our Camping Gear as we were headed to Yosemite to go camping. The front desk told me I could park at a parking lot connected to the Hotel but around the corner. They assured me my van with the Yakima would fit. I then told the Valet people and the Valet people said no way it's going to fit. The Valet lot was full and I wasn't sure what to do. The Valet people told me to leave it parked out front and they'd take care of it. I trusted the Valet people to know more than the front desk people. We walked to Pier 39 a few times over the next two days. Hotel Kabuki was close enough to walk, but far enough that at night we took a Lyft back to the hotel for ~ $11. The Hotel rooms were decorated with interesting Japanese Art. The Bathroom didn't have a door except for the water closet so it was kind of an interesting setup. The view was great from the balcony (when the fog lifted). The filtered water in the lobby is excellent. The mini fridge's work well as does the ice machine. The neighborhood felt safe to walk around at night. Overall it's a nice place to stay, but not your traditional Hyatt. Read less