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“Great Hotel @ a Great Price!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Formerly Miyako Hotel San Francisco) (Japantown)   |  
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Ranked #71 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“Great Hotel @ a Great Price!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Hotel is DOPE the rooms are SICK and the views from the top floor rooms where amazing!!! Great location, Japan Town is closet to everything and the service at the hotel was nice and knowledgeable about the area.

Room Tip: any of them there all cool!!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for a terrific review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to provide your feedback. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I was called to San Francisco on a family matter and on short notice was able to get a good price for one night at the Kubuki within walking distance to my destination. The hotel is very classy with a koi pond in one of their open spaces. The room I had was a private one on the 5th floor. The Sochi covered windows are an added special touch of Japan. The valet parking attendants were friendly and made me feel welcome and the front desk clerks were helpful and courteous. The Kabuki is attached to the Japan Center which is a mall full of Japanese businesses, book shops and restaurants. J was there in the winter and want to return in the spring or summer.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for a great review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We aim to provide high quality guest service to all of your guests. We look forward to your return, and the opportunity to earn a full five stars. We hope to see you again soon!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed at this Japanese-inspired hotel for 5 days and the service was excellent. The staff were really nice and accommodated us when we arrived early. The room was clean with a great view of the city and the king bed was comfortable to sleep in. Some of the nice features that I liked were the soaking tub, MP3 docking station, desk, and located across the street from a sushi restaurant. We will definitely come back here since we did have such a wonderful time.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for an excellent review! We are elated to hear how much you and your fiancé enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you really took advantage of some of our amenities, and thank you for pointing them out to our future guests! We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

this hotel was located conveniently by Japan town. It's a short distance to the restaurants and Safeway nearby. The building and hardware are nice and feels modern. Staff were friendly. We all liked the Japanese touch in decor. We enjoyed our stay greatly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for a great review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll return soon, so we may show you why we deserve a full 5 stars! It is our prerogative to provide high quality service to each and everyone of our guests. We look forward to your return!
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We tried the main site for their other hotels and saw the Kabuki. We selected this location sincd we could not find a room at another location.It was quite a surprise - good size - quiet - loved the shower and tub room as well toilet all separate from one another. Staff were great and friendly. We were in Japan town and had a great selection of restaurants. The gardens were beautiful and added great atmosphere. Would stay here any time.

Room Tip: GEt valet parking. Worth the little extra.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thank you for a great review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your comments regarding our rooms. They will surely help our future guests get a good sense of what the Hotel Kabuki is all about! We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Fremont, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I was in San Francisco on business and had to stay over, downtown is busy, loud and crowded. But a hidden gem exists out in Japan Town just a few miles west of the financial district. Straight out Geary St is Japan Town, a beautiful asian cultural pocket. Nestled here is the Hotel Kabuki, a beautifully maintained property (though not all new), but nice, clean and attentive in service, even to the point of a nice rock garden and koi pond off the main lobby.
The rooms are nicely appointed, clean and crisp, coffee, tea, robes, and amenities, like 3 plug outlets on the desktop and a USB charger, nice and thorough. The safe is even large enough for ur computing power to be locked up before you go out for the evening.
It is literally connected to the asian shopping center, great for some small gifts, some great small snack meals and great bakeries. Across the street are some great eateries, and even some karoke bars, always fun.
Also, there is a nice lounge in the hotel, the Izakaya Lounge, with great happy hour prices, and some wonderful small plate snacks (the Mac n cheese is low priced and filling, and the ribs are small but tasty).
To get there from down town, go to Geary and Market Street and catch the 38L bus, for merely 2$, you can go west and get off at Laguna (after going up the hill), and walk 1 block to the hotel.
A good find and worth an extended stay, highly recommended.
Cheers,

Room Tip: All look good,but just to be safe, above 2nd floor might ensure a pleasant stay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for an excellent review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you really took advantage of our location, and all there is to do around the area. We hope that you'll join us again soon to experience our world-class guest service again. We look forward to your return to the Hotel Kabuki!
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here and booked three rooms. One of the people in our party didn't end up showing, and they returned the room the next morning with out even asking!?! They let us have a super late check out, and the location and the hotel is perfect especially if you are going to a show at the Fillmore!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KabukiHotelManager, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thank you for a terrific review! We are so pleased to hear that we were able to assist you and make your stay enjoyable. It is truly our pleasure! Join us again and try out the O Izakaya Restaurant & Lounge. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Address: 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Formerly Miyako Hotel San Francisco)
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Japantown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#27 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#47 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#56 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#78 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, Hotel Kabuki offers sleek and serene accommodations in the heart of Japantown. Unwind in style. Our rooms offer a refined and serene ambiance and an aesthetic that marries Eastern and Western sensibilities. Some feature luxurious amenities like Japanese-style soaking tubs. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kabuki Hotel San Francisco
Miyako Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Kabuki San Francisco
Kabuki San Francisco

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