Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is close to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption and Fillmore Auditorium. Additional attractions include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.


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Dining options at Hotel Kabuki a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel include a restaurant. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and express check in.

There are 218 guestrooms at Hotel Kabuki a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries. Guestrooms offer free local calls and voice mail. High definition televisions are available in guestrooms. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request refrigerators and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Pets: US$ 10 per pet, per day
  • Pet deposit: US$ 25 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Los Angeles, California, USA

There isn't much to like or dislike about this hotel. It's cool. The staff is super friendly. They have water in the reception area. Their breakfast and parking is a rip off... but the windows open fully and for that alone I'm giving it three stars. If it weren't for the windows I'd give it 2 stars. The bathroom is nice but the tub area is majorly suspicious... as it's not really a tub... it's just a partition in the shower... REALLY HARD TO EXPLAIN but you'll see if you ever stay here.

Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Interesting themed hotel in japantown. Nice enough rooms. Fun decor. Not an ideal place to stay if you're visiting the city generally
, just in terms of geography and proximity to tourist attractions.

Austin, Texas

This is a nice hotel in Japantown, that provides excellent access to shopping in the Kinokuniya Building, as well as the neighborhoods that border this area. Fillmore Street, in particular, has great shopping. The rooms are authentically Japanese, and the service is good.


I was brought here on a surprise birthday trip. I had mentioned that if I could go anywhere, I'd love to be in a Japanese garden and just relax. This place was perfect! We stayed in a suite that had its own SAUNA in the room! Seriously? Does it get better than that? Loved being right next to the Japanese market and the views from the roof were great too! I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

We like the Kabuki as a budget hotel for San Francisco for several reasons, including its location (in the heart of Japantown, outside the craziness of downtown), its serene Japanese-inspired spa and springs, and its exceedingly good value. Add in cleanliness, a Tokyo-style chic lounge and restaurant, and a peaceful koi pond, and the atmosphere is complete.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

As someone who lived out of hotels about 8 days a month for 4 years, I KNOW hotels. The Kabuki is a choice you will not regret. The rooms are CLEAN , the decor is tranquil and amazing, and you get admission to the spa Kabuki a block away to enjoy the hot pools / cold plunge / sauna / steam room. So ... with every stay ... plan on doing at least a 2 hour ( mine is more like 3 hours ) ritual at the spa. I just can't say enough good things about this place. I've been here about 5 times total and it's been spot on every time.

There is also the Kabuki movie theatre a half block away to catch a flick and relax even MORE!

New York City, New York State, USA

Hotel Kabuki is close to Japantown and within walking distance of the Civic Center and the Performing Arts Center. The interiors are comfortable and decorated as a Western-Japan fusion design. The rates are reasonable.

Los Angeles, California, USA

If you're planning on staying here, make sure you do it with people you're really comfortable with, because THERE ARE NO DOORS TO THE SHOWER (only a door for the toilet). The shower head shot needles of water into your skin, a very unpleasant experience.

The room itself looked old and dingy, and the balcony, while nice views, is shared with neighbors, so if you've got a rowdy bunch next to you, beware!

I will say, there is convenient overnight parking for relatively cheap, which is like finding gold in SF.

Would not recommend, nor will ever stay here again.

San Diego, California, USA

We needed a place to stay in Japantown after a long day at Tomales Bay Oyster Company and a soon to be long night at Yoshi's. I found a great rate for Hotel Kabuki online ($89!) for a Corner King Room!

The lobby has been recently renovated and is a nice balance of modern sleek and Asian decor. There's a Japanese garden directly outside the lobby and the building is connected to the Japanese Center Mall. As for our room, we liked it a lot. Loved the double screen doors that covered the patios and the color tones were great. We were also a big fan of the bathroom/shower with the Japanese soaking tub and bath salts (even comes with instructions on how to traditionally bath--Nihon style!)

Bed was super comfy and huge--I could have lounged in it all day to watch the Super Bowl! Definitely worth the price for the convenience and comfort.

New York City, New York State, USA

Kabuki offers a comfortable stay with charming character. The décor is an artistic fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. The room is nice and slightly noisy (by the street). The service is consistently good. The Japan center/mall is nearby while the Union Square, shops and key attractions are about 15mins on foot. Internet wi-fi was complementary, but parking overpriced. It is a pleasant retreat.

Bozeman, Montana, USA

We stayed for a conference. Nice facility and seemed recently rmodeled though a little worn around the edges. Rooms were nice size and well appointed. Located in the middle of Japantown and on the major bus routes so easy to get out and explore the city

Berkeley, California, USA

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Garden
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • 24-hour health club
  • In-room massage available
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 16
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • HDTV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 218
  • Year Built 1968
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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