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Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Sonora, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is conveniently located in JapanTown, only a few blocks from several venues in the civic center area. It is surrounded by good restaurants, and the neighborhood feels safe. The rooms are quite comfortable, and have several features that reflect the Japanese cultural identity, like sliding screens and a large, deep tub. The common spaces and grounds were lovely,... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great feedback. It's always a pleasure to hear when guest services leave such an impression, and we're so happy you enjoyed comfort across our offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in the city! More 

London
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time at this hotel, and this time it was disappointing. I am staying in the Garden Wing, which feels a poor relation. The lift is slow and feels like a service life. There is no bottled water in the rooms. There is no socket by the coffee machine. The socket by the bed does not work.... More 

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

We're so sorry to hear the concerns with in-room amenities and apologize for the frustrations. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back, to correct these, and to share our more consistent polish. We hope you'll consider us again. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel to San Francisco on frequently on business. My company has preferred rates at a few hotels downtown near the Moscone center. However, whenever there is a large conference going on, rates skyrocket to upwards of $450-550 a night. This seems to happen about half the time I am traveling to SF. So, I've tried about a dozen other... More 

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

We appreciate the thoughtful feedback and are thankful to have you as a loyal guest, Chris. We hope you'll enjoy the result of current renovations for an even more comfortable stay, and we encourage you to touch base with the team if there's every anything more we can do to support. Thanks for sharing! More 

Modesto, Ca.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this room for the main purpose of being close to the Mt Zion campus of UCSF. The grounds a nice. There is an unspoken fee of $51.30 to park our car. Upon arrival, there was a very kind, welcoming woman who got us checked into our room. I had requested a handicap bath as my father is unable... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, and our apologies for the miscommunication regarding your booking. It's always a pleasure to make correction and to do whatever we can to make each visit a comfortable one, and we're sorry this wasn't presented as we would have liked. We'd love to share a more consistent return and wish you both our very best... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the lobby and breakfast room are well appointed, the rooms are not so nice. We first stayed in one room but the beds were awful so asked to change rooms to another building. The beds were better but the room was not. The street noise level was problematic, luckily the Japanese sliding doors kept some of the noise out.... More 

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

Thanks, Filip. We appreciate hearing from our guests and would like to assure you of our attention to the concerns. With a renovation in progress, we hope you'll consider touching base in return travels; we'd love to share a more consistent stay. More 

Sacramento, California
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126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price is decent; it's close to bus transportation; features quiet sleeping rooms, employs friendly and helpful staff; and is within a walk of San Francisco's Japantown, but the Kabuki Hotel is one of the shabbier Joie de Vivre hotels I have stayed at in San Francisco. It could use a face lift, even though the rooms are still cheerful... More 

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

We appreciate your attention to the details, Janet, and hear your request. We're working through a property-wide renovation now and hope we'll be able to share our renewed comforts the next time you're in the city! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights on a business trip to San Francisco. The hotel itself is a unique experience. I can see why our client recommended it. It's located in Japan town, a lot of good japanese/korean food around the hotel. The staff is nice and the room is clean, you can see some age though. My rating is primarily based on... More 

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

We appreciate the feedback, Ruizhi, and sincerely apologize for the disruptions to your rest. The city's always bustling, and we'd be happy to share more preferred accommodations in return travels. With a range of rooms available, we'd love to make your next stay a more tranquil escape. More 

Kansas City, MO
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592 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here because I've enjoyed other Joie de Vivre hotel properties in the past. This one was fine but overall did not ring my bell. One big difference is that the service here, while polite, was not nearly as attentive as in other JdV properties I've stayed in. The rooms have a Japanese motif and the bathrooms have a soaking... More 

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

We appreciate the thoughtful feedback and would be humbled to welcome you back. With a range of rooms available and renovations in the works across many, we're confident in our ability to assemble you a truly memorable visit and hope to touch bas in return travels. Guest comfort is priority one, and we'd love second chance to impress! More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most important - walking distance to my grandchildren - Koi pond was so beautiful, don't forget to ask for fish food - room was very nice and the deep soaking tub was amazing. near Japanese shopping area and many restaurants nearby

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

Thanks for sharing our signature charms. It's a pleasure to hear you enjoyed the many, as well as our convenient connectedness to family. We'd love to welcome you back the next time you're in the city! More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 (Formerly Miyako Hotel San Francisco)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Japantown
Price Range: RM675 - RM1,791 (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:
#12 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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“Higher floors are better”
 of 5 bubbles CHRIS24H, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room overlooking Post street, which is quieter than Geary boulevard side.”
 of 5 bubbles 515filipd, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the west side have a view of the bonsai garden and Japantown”
 of 5 bubbles 322janetc, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's very tranquil if you can get a room close to the koi pond”
 of 5 bubbles jimhX9170VH, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The higher floors have a lovely view across San Francisco”
 of 5 bubbles bbon2ur, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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