Hotel Kabuki

Japan Town, San Francisco

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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Traveller rating

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Nov 15, 2019 BKNY30

I stay in San Francisco quite a bit. Beyond the so-so location for this hotel, I found it to be quite disappointing and extremely expensive considering the mediocre offering. Upon getting off the elevator there was an extremely loud banging noise coming from the ice maker closet. My room had a weird smell and throughout the night i heard odd… Read more
I stay in San Francisco quite a bit. Beyond the so-so location for this hotel, I found it to be quite disappointing and extremely expensive considering the mediocre offering. Upon getting off the elevator there was an extremely loud banging noise coming from the ice maker closet. My room had a weird smell and throughout the night i heard odd noises coming from the wall (hence why they probably leave earplugs in the room / not a good sign). My shower nor the bathroom had a door - only a door to the toliet "closet" which i thought was bit odd and also impossible to take a steamy shower if you want to enjoy one. The staff is mediocre as well. Overall this experience is worth $200 a night at best - but i almost lost it when they had nerve to charge over $500 per night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A port in a storm and really bad

Oct 31, 2019 Coralreefgirl Sausalito

I checked into 2 rooms here late Saturday night with an elder, sick family member, to escape being stuck in a power blackout area. We tried to book half a dozen other hotels and none were available. The prices quoted were outrageous( see below) and the hotel offered nothing comforting or worthwhile. When we checked out I asked to have the… Read more
I checked into 2 rooms here late Saturday night with an elder, sick family member, to escape being stuck in a power blackout area. We tried to book half a dozen other hotels and none were available. The prices quoted were outrageous( see below) and the hotel offered nothing comforting or worthwhile. When we checked out I asked to have the "resort fee" taken off my bill. The hotel was packed with DOGS, barking all night by our rooms, and a disheveled noisy group of Hallowe'en revealers. I was given a "deluxe " room that was noisy , cramped , and I got no sleep. I changed the next night and it was only slightly better. No valet or doorman, parking in a basement garage for an extra fee, no complementary amenities, old broken room coffee machines, dirty carpets and a lobby like a homeless shelter. The 2 nights cost over $840 per person . Taking advantage of disaster evacuees is shameful !!!! I should have stayed in my house in the dark with my flashlight . DO NOT STAY HERE !!!! Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 kellyk36 Winnipeg, Canada

This is our third time to San Francisco and first time to stay in japan town. This is quite a nice boutique hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms small. Bed was very comfortable. The balcony for the corner suite is very narrow so wouldn’t waste your money on this.
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Oct 28, 2019 USF23

Friendly staff, very clean rooms, top notch amenities, fabulous decor! Will definitely make this my first choice when visiting the Bay area. My daughters loved it especially the Peloton! Breakfast was a little to pricey but that won’t stop me from returning!
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Oct 25, 2019 Bruce C

A nice change of pace hotel, small unassuming and comfortable. There is no in hotel restaurant but there is bar food available and a new style Thai restaurant next store. Nice sitting or conversation area with reading material. Don't fail to see the small outdoor garden with a Koi pond. Staff is extremely cordial and helpful. I had a nice… Read more
A nice change of pace hotel, small unassuming and comfortable. There is no in hotel restaurant but there is bar food available and a new style Thai restaurant next store. Nice sitting or conversation area with reading material. Don't fail to see the small outdoor garden with a Koi pond. Staff is extremely cordial and helpful. I had a nice single room with king size bed, that I forgot to find out who the manufacturer was, because it was very comfortable. The Kabuki is a small boutique hotel and I found the trip and my choice as a getaway hotel a good one. Read less