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 San Francisco International 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel

Jul 20, 2021 Mansi315 Orlando, Florida

The hotel was so beautiful and the location was prime for visiting the city of San Francisco. Hotel staff was so helpful with my early check-in and the complementary breakfast goodie bags were delicious!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reliably wonderful hotel

Jul 19, 2021 ChicagoAtlantan Atlanta, Georgia

On a trip with my teenage son, I returned to the Hotel Kabuki and we had a wonderful stay. The hotel is great - spacious rooms with balconies, nice bathrooms, wonderful lobby and amenities, and a fantastic location in Japantown. The hotel is perfect for us - in a safe, clean, interesting and fun part of San Francisco, walkable to the Fillmore… Read more
On a trip with my teenage son, I returned to the Hotel Kabuki and we had a wonderful stay. The hotel is great - spacious rooms with balconies, nice bathrooms, wonderful lobby and amenities, and a fantastic location in Japantown. The hotel is perfect for us - in a safe, clean, interesting and fun part of San Francisco, walkable to the Fillmore District, Pacific Heights, and even Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf. The Japan Center underground parking garage feels safe and secure and the hotel has a direct entrance from the garage. Lots of great food choices (especially Japanese) nearby and the Japan Center malls are a lot of fun. The hotel staff is very friendly and caring, room was comfortable and quiet, and we had a terrific 4 night stay. This is my go-to hotel in San Francisco and I'll certainly be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Bit of an Alice In Wonderland Experience

Jul 18, 2021 Alice M Ann Arbor, Michigan

I stayed at this hotel years ago prior to its upgrade and the hotel is certainly better now than it was back then. The hotel has a great location in the heart of Japantown, within walking distance of the fun Filmore shopping area. The lobby area is vastly improved, with lots of comfy seating and a good long work table. However, the bar is… Read more
I stayed at this hotel years ago prior to its upgrade and the hotel is certainly better now than it was back then. The hotel has a great location in the heart of Japantown, within walking distance of the fun Filmore shopping area. The lobby area is vastly improved, with lots of comfy seating and a good long work table. However, the bar is closed – which is a major downside. The conference room is large and the gym is good. The rooms are more of a mixed bag. The windows are poorly sealed which caused me to hear quite a bit of road noise and the curtains to blow around. The towel hooks are weirdly placed, on one side it assumes the occupant is 4 feet tall and on the other side it assumes that the occupant is 7 feet tall. The shower is enormous, which is great, but the bathroom sink very tiny, so there is no place to put toiletries. There is no dresser for clothes. There is good lighting, comfy bedding, and lots of outlets near the bed, which the hotel lacked prior to its renovation. Another weird thing are the doors - every other room door has a groovy painting on it. This makes you feel either special or ignored, depending on your door decoration status. The staff is friendly and attentive. I have done work in commercial design and I think the hotel hired a rookie for its renovation. Although none of the issues described – except possibly the lack of a hotel bar – were huge issues, cumulatively the hotel provides a bit of an Alice in Wonderland experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really good option.

Jul 12, 2021 ANDRES S Miami, Florida

The Hotel is an excellent option , staff very friendly and helpful. Hopefully the bar reopens soon, but I find the Kabuki an excellent option specially if you dont want to stay near Union Square / Downtown. Will be back next time in San Francisco.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun stay at a quirky hotel

Jul 6, 2021 Leila1204 Brooklyn, New York

We stayed a few days with our kids (11 yr old and 6 yr old). It’s in a great location in Japantown. We loved the design and quirkiness of the lobby and rooms. The rooms were clean and comfortable, but they are a bit small as expected. It was nice that they had lounge areas on the first floor to hangout outside of the room. The whole family enjoyed… Read more
We stayed a few days with our kids (11 yr old and 6 yr old). It’s in a great location in Japantown. We loved the design and quirkiness of the lobby and rooms. The rooms were clean and comfortable, but they are a bit small as expected. It was nice that they had lounge areas on the first floor to hangout outside of the room. The whole family enjoyed the stay! Read less