For those looking for a change of scenery from Southern California, check out this green hotel in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel, offers an Asian-inspired get-away complete with in-room Japanese-style soaking tubs, sake and sushi, communal baths and a koi pond.
Serene Guest Rooms and Suites at Hotel Kabuki
This 218-room boutique hotel’s guest rooms offer a taste of Japan with traditional decor and amenities that include Japanese-style soaking tubs, foot washing area, shoji screens, tatami mats, futons, and Asian inspired artwork.
Most rooms offer the following amenities:
- Traditional Japanese-style deep soaking tubs
- LCD flat-screen television with HD channels
- iPod and MP3 docking station and radio
- Honor bar with snacks, beverages, and Japanese specialty items
- Electronic safe
- Japanese-style Bathrobe
- Custom soaking bath salts
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Tea set
- Free WiFi
Japanese Cuisine at O Izakaya Lounge
Located in the Hotel Kabuki, O Izakaya Lounge is the perfect place for hotel guests to wind down after a day of sightseeing or for San Francisco locals to grab some sake with friends. The restaurant has more than 20 types of sake and a contemporary Asian menu that includes small plates, sushi, and entrees such as Izakaya Fish and Chips in Togarashi Spices. It is open for breakfast and dinner, and has bar hours until 12 a.m. most nights.
Want to stay in and order room service? Check out the Japanese Breakfast option that includes salted salmon, scrambled eggs, nor (seaweed), assorted Japanese pickles, rice, Miso soup and green tea for $20.
Relaxation at Kabuki Springs & Spa
When you book your reservation online at Joie de Vivre Hotels, you will receive a complimentary pass to Kabuki Springs & Spa communal baths. Conveniently located just around the corner from the hotel, this Japanese-style spa offers facials, massage, acupuncture and communal baths that include a hot pool, cold plunge, dry sauna and steam room.
Guest Services Available at Hotel Kabuki
- In-room spa treatments available
- In-room dining available during restaurant service hours
- Valet Parking ($35 per night plus taxes)
- Parking in public garage under hotel ($18 per day, “no in and out privileges” this is a very inexpensive and convenient option for guests)
- Daily laundry and dry cleaning services
- Pet friendly
- Fitness Center
- Japanese Garden and Koi Pond in lobby
- Board games available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free tour of Japantown with Golden Gate Greeteror San Francisco City Guides
Sustainability Efforts at Hotel Kabuki
Hotel Kabuki is committed to promoting sustainability without sacrificing quality of service. One thing they have implemented that has noticeably reduced energy consumption is GreenSwitch. Guests insert their room key into a device in the room that will turn on the electricity. When a guest leaves the room and takes their key with them, the devices will automatically power down since they are not being used. Other initiatives they are taking include things like recycling newspapers, energy-efficient lighting, water-conserving showerheads and faucets, composting food waste,and donating leftover soaps, shampoos and lotions to the “Clean the World” foundation.
Community Support from Joie de Vivre Hotels
As part of the Joie de Vivre “You Can Make a Difference” program, the hotel will add one dollar per night per guest room to donate to the National Japanese American Historical Society that is based in San Francisco’s Japantown. It’s mission is “dedicated to the collection, preservation, authentic interpretation, and sharing of historical information of the Japanese American experience for the diverse broader national and global community.” Guests have the option to choose not to make this donation.
1625 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115