Hotel Kabuki - JDV by Hyatt Review
San Francisco, CA | Visited
Accessible Loft Suite | Room # 2101
"Discover Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown—just steps from the famed Fillmore Auditorium. Blending modern Asian and Western influences, Hotel Kabuki offers a unique neighborhood experience in the heart of San Francisco. This boutique hotel features hip interiors and a spectacular lofted-beam lobby that radiates a lounge vibe. The hotel’s highly acclaimed Nari restaurant presents a California-inspired Thai dining experience. From serene guest rooms and a well-equipped gym to event spaces that flex to accommodate any group, the Hotel Kabuki is the perfect home base for your San Francisco experience." - Hotel Kabuki website
Hotel rating breakdown
What we loved
- Great location in Japantown, near plenty of shops and restaurants as well as close to several bus stops.
- Large comfortable suite (over 500 sq. ft) with pleasant garden views, two TVs, work desk, sofa and a mini fridge.
- Friendly staff, from check-in to breakfast attendants.
- 24-hour large gym with plenty of equipment including a punching bag, TRX, Peloton bike, rower, and free weights. The gym also has a beautiful garden.
- Hotel has a coffee machine in the lobby (long line during breakfast) offering complimentary speciality drinks found in larger hotel lounges.
- Large bathroom with great water pressure.
- Plush robes and slippers were provided.
- Breakfast buffet ($30 per person) included in our room rate was tasty. It included pastries, oatmeal, yogurt parfait, eggs, along with breakfast meat and carbs (that rotated during our stay).
- The hotel lobby was inviting with plenty of seating and rows of bookshelves filled with books. . It was easy to space out even though the hotel was sold-out.
What we did not like
- TV streaming (YouTube) randomly signed out and the two remotes were sluggish.
- Elevators are not keycard operated. (Note our room was on the lobby floor (2nd) and we did not need to use the elevator.)
- No hotel restaurant: the attached restaurant (Nari) is not affiliated with the hotel.
Over the years after visiting San Fran's Japantown several times, staying at the Hotel Kabuki was added to the bucket list.
We booked a three-night stay in a Loft Suite ($334/ per night + taxes) through our travel agent and had a wonderful stay. From the amazing service to the spacious room to the expansive gym I am in love with this property and would go out of my way to stay here again.
This internet speed is great for:
TV Ports, Plugs & other tech
Availiable in the room/hotel
Key Card needed for Elevator
Guest In-Room Tablet
Mobile Key Access
Hospitality App/Texting Available
Hotel Kabuki JDV by Hyatt