Hotel Kabuki

Japan Town, San Francisco

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

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 a resort fee of $27 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, 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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May 13, 2022 cjigga Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I chose this hotel first and foremost to be in Japantown, but was pleased that it had such a stylish lobby and comfortable rooms. We stayed while in 2021 while Covid limited some services, but still and all, the staff were all lovely and kind.
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May 11, 2022 melofchika Westfield, New Jersey

Spa lodge with Asian accents feel to the lobby - lots of natural light, windows and comfortable seating. Great room, bar and breakfast. Clean, great service, safe and central location. Would definitely recommend.
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May 10, 2022 silverwines Santa Barbara, California

Quality stay in the heart of Japantown. My first time staying here since it became Hotel Kabuki. Clean, comfortable, and great staff. Great location with lots of parking. Open, comfortable lobby with space to meet up with friends, read, drink coffee.
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May 9, 2022 ccw999 Santa Barbara, California

I have been going here for years (except for during the pandemic). The hotel needs a freshening up as the room is looking a bit worn. Also, it would be great if there were drawers or something to store things like socks and t-shirts that don't need to be hung up. Also if you can, try to get parking in front of the hotel. The other option is in… Read more
I have been going here for years (except for during the pandemic). The hotel needs a freshening up as the room is looking a bit worn. Also, it would be great if there were drawers or something to store things like socks and t-shirts that don't need to be hung up. Also if you can, try to get parking in front of the hotel. The other option is in the shopping mall parking lot and while I didn't have any problems, a friend's car was broken into, which we heard is not uncommon. But having said all that, the service is excellent. Housekeeping is friendly and efficient. And the front desk - absolutely marvelous. Nikolai (sp?) was smart, friendly and very helpful. I will return because they really make me feel like a welcome and honored guest. Read less
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May 9, 2022 eljoshoburrito

This place has so much personality on display the second you walk into the lobby. Located in the heart of Japan town , it is in close proximity to a lot of fun places. Staff went above and beyond to provide a memorable experience.