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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Facility in the Heart of Japantown

Nov 19, 2019 Chip L Happy Valley, Oregon

Like any quality place in San Francisco, it's not inexpensive but the facilities work well, staff is very friendly, and the suite is very large. Only drawback, there's only one chair in this rather large suite. I suppose I could have requested another, but didn't have time. I like the overhead deluge shower head and the TV is also large...about… Read more
Like any quality place in San Francisco, it's not inexpensive but the facilities work well, staff is very friendly, and the suite is very large. Only drawback, there's only one chair in this rather large suite. I suppose I could have requested another, but didn't have time. I like the overhead deluge shower head and the TV is also large...about 75 inches diagonal. I'd certainly return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best gym and great location

Nov 19, 2019 Karen E

Kabuki was located in the perfect location in San Francisco, a bus ride to downtown, or uber ride to the Hayes Valley or Presidio. The best hotel gym was by far the best one. The hotel itself was lovely.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It may have been knocked down, but it didn’t get knocked out.

Nov 18, 2019 littlemacs Sacramento, California

After 2 disappointing stays after the merger or takeover (whatever the case may be) we had all but given up on the hotel that we call “Destination Reboot.” I had saved up enough Hyatt Points to make the stay affordable. Convinced my companion, and we were out the door. Redemption #1, Redemption #2 was this last weekends stay. The staff, the staff,… Read more
After 2 disappointing stays after the merger or takeover (whatever the case may be) we had all but given up on the hotel that we call “Destination Reboot.” I had saved up enough Hyatt Points to make the stay affordable. Convinced my companion, and we were out the door. Redemption #1, Redemption #2 was this last weekends stay. The staff, the staff, the staff. Valet, to the amazing reception team who felt like great friends as they did their magic. They remembered my name and gave me accurate directions to some destinations I inquired about. Only complaint, no matter what day this place is expensive. Which, if you’re on a budget makes it impossible to experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed

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