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Visalia, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked hotel for one night, when we got there after driving for over 4 hours, we were given the wrong room. Called the front desk and were told they could upgrade us to a different one but we would be responsible for the difference. While we were waiting for my husband to speak to them, I noticed the room was...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to San Francisco this month for my first solo trip, wanting to see the west coast for the very first time. I planned to explore and enjoy Japantown, so theming and location led me to choose this hotel as I love Japanese food, culture, art, and American ethnic neighborhoods. When making reservations online, I made a short note...

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We're grateful for such kind feedback, Milke, and are so happy to have helped make this maiden trip a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back and to share even more of our comforts and city.

New York, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is located at Japan Town. The hotel is currently under renovation because it's outdated. Our room is very small with 2 double beds and very dark. The bathroom sink clogged and night stand lamp does not work but no one came to fix the problems.

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We're deeply sorry to hear the concerns, as we've worked hard to mitigate impact on guests during this period of transition. We hope you'll consider us again in return travels; we'd love to share our evolution and a more memorable stay.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a friend's recommendation. Right in Japan town, so that is cool if you are looking to get some Japanese food. Nice overall atmosphere with the decorations, wood block print art, etc but the hotel also feels a bit like something from the 70's. Room was definitely not impressive. It was a bit beat up and the furniture...

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback and opportunity to have welcomed you as our guest. Thank you for the kind words of renovations at-hand; we're working hard to ensure an unrivaled comfort for our guests. Still, we're sorry to hear your room missed that mark. We'd love to share one of our renovated alternatives in return travels. Please be sure to connect.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I have stayed here. Glad to say they still had the same scrambled eggs and bacon cooked in the way the Kabuki do it. I pray they will keep doing it that way. Many hotels do bacon and eggs and porridge but these guys do it like no other hotel I have ever stayed at....

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We're so happy to have you as a returning guest and fan, CimmyP. We work diligently for consistency and are delighted you've found it and such comfort in our company. It will be a pleasure to share even more of our services the next time you're in the city!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay here cuz the rooms is weird looking and you right next to Japantown. One thing that stinks is the crappy and limited parking situation. They ain't got enough space for all the rooms and good luck with that.

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear frustrations with parking, as we work hard to ensure our guests' onsite convenience and competitive rates. We hope to improve on this in return travels for a more consistent stay. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and accomodation of our needs was above and beyond ordinary, expected service. I love the contemporary Japanese design elements in the room decor. All facilities are comfortable and the locatrion is great. If you have a car, parking in the underground, City-run lot is far cheaper than parking would be at a comparable downtown hotel.

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback and are happy you found such comfort in our company. Safe travels and well wishes in 2017!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's plenty to say when it comes to needed improvements. The two rooms I booked were terrible and disgusting. The décor is out dated and old (read reeking of b.o. and musty) with peeling wall paper, moldy tiles, stained/musty carpet, slow/clogged toilet, pet hair everywhere, doors so old the outer wood layers shows water damage and is peeling away, windows...

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear the reservations with your stay and would like to assure you of our attention to the concerns. With many of our rooms already complete and the remainder following in short suit, we hope you'll reconsider touching base in return travels and that we'll have the opportunity to share our more typical polish. Thank you for the...

Fresno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well when I was booking this stay it was for the Japanese feeling in which we really didn't get it was more like a run down room in the garden wing which they are trying to redo. I guess we picked the wrong time to stay at this place. I guess you can say if your looking to get what...

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear the visit fell shy of expectations and hope we'll have the opportunity to chat more and to ensure a return that exceeds all marks. With renovations complete in short time, we're confident you'll enjoy some of the many exciting changes in store for our property. Thank you for the feedback and opportunity to have welcomed you.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I were on a business trip and we had to travel with our teenagers as it was thanksgiving break for them, we checked in on the 27th , we were a little early but Adrian at front desk was so accommodating and very nice and professional! We were even able to get a bigger room to fit...

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CWatermanGM, Manager at Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

It's an absolute pleasure to have welcomed your family and to hear the impression left by guest services. We'll happily extend the kind words to Adrian and the team, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay. With renovations complete in short time, we're excited to share even greater comforts with you.

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3603 (Formerly Miyako Hotel San Francisco)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Japantown
Price Range: $276 - $639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
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Also Known As:
Kabuki Hotel San Francisco
Miyako Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Kabuki San Francisco
Kabuki San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#40 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#63 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#66 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“corner view between Peace Plaza and Buchanan”
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“Higher floors are better”
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