by Whitney Rife
Appropriately, Hotel Kabuki is set in Japantown near Union Square. The bustling Pacific Heights’ Fillmore Street is within walking distance, offering a number of boutiques, cafes and entertainment. As guests enter the hotel, they are welcomed with complimentary traditional Japanese tea service. The hotel has an indoor garden with a fishpond. O Izakaya Lounge serves fresh Japanese cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Rooms and suites display the same unique Japanese ambience. They contain modern, minimalistic furniture, decorative wall art, tea kettles and some include soaking tubs. Modern amenities, like flat-screen televisions and radios with iPod docks also adorn the rooms. Family suites provide two rooms, an additional sleeping area behind shoji screens and two futons. Pets can accompany families, as Kabuki welcomes them.
Our Editor Loves
- Family suites with two rooms
- Traditional Japanese ambience
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 !!!!
This is our third time to San Francisco and first time to stay in japan town. This is quite a nice boutique hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms small. Bed was very comfortable. The balcony for the corner suite is very narrow so wouldn’t waste your money on this.