Hotel Kabuki

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Set in Japantown, the property has East-meets-West décor & a Japanese garden
  • The hotel offers direct access to the Japan Center, & the Kabuki Springs traditional Japanese bathhouse is nearby
  • It's a 5-minute walk from Pacific Heights, & the upmarket shops & restaurants on Fillmore Street
  • Union Square & Downtown sights are 30 minutes away by bus

"A calm and serene experience" -- DK Eyewitness
Enjoyed This
(56 Member Ratings)
"Nicely redecorated room, very tasteful decor."
30. Apr 2017
Redding, CA, United States

Map & Directions

Parking in San Francisco can be expensive, so taking a taxi or public transport is recommended. The hotel is around 20 minutes by taxi from San Francisco International Airport, and the journey will cost around US$50 each way. Alternatively, take BART to the Civic Center, which will cost around $5-$7 per person, each way. The journey will take around an hour in total.

Rooms & Rates

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Hotel Kabuki is a boutique hotel in the heart of Japantown, the largest Japanese enclave in the US. As befits its setting, the property has East-meets-West décor and a Japanese-style garden with bonsai trees and a koi pond, and it offers direct access to the Japan Center malls, where you can find traditional Japanese food and Hello Kitty merchandise.

The property is a 5-minute walk from the quiet residential neighbourhood of Pacific Heights; The Fillmore music venue and high-end shops and restaurants on Fillmore Street are also five minutes' walk away. The hustle and bustle of Union Square and the farmers' market at the Ferry Building Marketplace are half an hour away by bus -- you can catch the number 2, 3 or 38 bus from Japantown to the Downtown area.

Visit the Kabuki Springs and Spa in the Kinokuniya Building (on the corner of Fillmore and Geary) for a taste of a traditional Japanese bathhouse. It has a hot pool (heated to 104 degrees Fahrenheit), a cold plunge pool, a dry sauna and a steam room. The hotel can assist guests with scheduling appointments. In-room spa treatments are also available, and there's a 24-hour fitness centre at the hotel. There is no on-site restaurant, however a buffet breakfast is served in the lobby every morning.

Guest rooms have a Japanese look, with paper lanterns, sliding shoji screens and marble bathrooms -- many featuring traditional Japanese soaking tubs, which are three feet deep. Kabuki rooms are on floors 2-4 of the Garden Wing or on floors 4-10 of the Tower building, while Deluxe View King rooms are on the higher levels (floors 11-16) and offer city views.

Travelzoo tip: Visit during The Nihonmachi Street Fair, held on Post Street (between Laguna and Fillmore streets) from 6-7 August in 2016, to experience international music, food stalls and artisan wares.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower

Parking Parking fees apply: Self parking in Japan Center Garage is available at $28 plus tax per night or Valet at the hotel (first come/first served) at $45 plus tax per night.
Parking is subject to change at the discretion of the hotel.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant’s crib available on request free of charge. Extra bed available on request for children and adults in the 1KG Garden Wing, DKN, CKN, and 1VC room categories: $40 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets (maximum one -- 25lbs or less) are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(56 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Kabuki (part of Joie de Vivre) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.5 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Not really with this trip. I liked it last year.
Other Comments
Price was too high for location and all additional charges. Last year deal included free parking and breakfast vouchers. Nothing free included this year and they are still undergoing renovation. Room was very small with shower curtains over the windows behind the screens; there was no way to see out the windows.
Shelly 31. Aug 2017 Chico, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Yes, the location. The front desk staff.Bottle of wine upon arrival.
Other Comments
The room was old and had a strange smell. The toilet was too high off the ground. They offered us an upgrade to a newly renovated room, but wanted to charge an extra $30 per night.
Pam 31. Jul 2017 San Diego, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The fitness center was spacious and offered much more than a typical hotel gym does.
Jodi 20. Oct 2016 Delray Beach, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nicely redecorated room, very tasteful decor.
Other Comments
This property is under going extensive update; they are doing a good job of keeping the disruption to a minimum.
Margaret 30. Apr 2017 Redding, CA, United States
Other Comments
Room really seemed very run down,bed uncomfortable, didn't really seem very clean especially around the windows inside and out
christopher 13. Mar 2017 Oaklandoakland, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Good-sized room, quiet, with comfortable bed. Breakfast buffet was nice, too. We had s very enjoyable stay.
Jay R 12. Sep 2016 Brentwood, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location was nice connected to the mall. Easy access to restaurants.
Other Comments
Under renovation right now so the breakfast area was a modified lobby. Air conditioning didn't work so we just turned it off. Old style so the renovation is very much needed.
Julie 07. Sep 2016 Issaquah, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It is a beautiful hotel for the price. The promotion was offered because the hotel is undergoing renovations so there is no dining room. They did offer a hot breakfast buffet, included in the Travelzoo deal. It was great for the first day or two but the choices don't change much.
Other Comments
Air conditioning didn't seem to work in the room so it felt a little stuffy. Everyone on the staff was nice and helpful.
Karen 30. Aug 2016 Hermosa Beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quiet. Great location. Loved it.
Edward 08. Sep 2016 Santa Monica, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
sherrielynn 23. Aug 2016 mililani, HI, United States

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