5 Places To Stay When In Tokyo
So you’re planning to visit Tokyo and looking for a place to stay? Whether you’re willing to pay a little or a lot, travelling with the kids or searching for a place that's out of the ordinary, there’s a room for everyone in Tokyo. Check out our guide on 5 of the best hotels, regardless of your budget or needs.
For the Luxury Traveler: The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
If you’re looking for a truly spectacular stay, your first choice should be The Prince Gallery Tokyo. A part of Starwood’s prestigious ‘Luxury Collection Hotel’ brand, The Prince Gallery is located on the 30-36th floor of Tokyo Garden Terrace, Akasaka, which means you're guaranteed spectacular views of the city and beyond from all its rooms.
Rooms are stylishly designed, spacious, and capitalize on the breathtaking views by offering day beds for guests to lounge on at all times of the day. Indulge at one of their swish restaurants and bars, or escape from the bustle of the city at their in-house spa or indoor pool.
For the Mid-range Budget Traveler: Courtyard By Marriott Tokyo Station
One of the rare mid-range hotels by Marriott, the Courtyard By Marriott Tokyo Station, located in the CBD, gives other reasonably priced hotels a run for their money with its quality service, comfortable accommodation and convenient location, all at an affordable price.
The JR Tokyo station and Kyobashi metro station are within walking distance, which means the many parts of Tokyo are in easy reach; Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea are just 20 minutes away by a direct train service. Keen on a spot of shopping? Ginza is within 10-minute walking distance from the hotel, where you'll find renowned shopping malls, Michelin-starred eateries, and distinguished art galleries.
For the Budget Traveler: Asakusa Central Hotel
Located a mere 5-minutes walk from Asakusa station, the Asakusa Central Hotel is one of the most economical stays you can get in this scenic historical area. Rooms are spacious, simply furnished, and well-equipped to ensure a pleasant stay.
Not only is the hotel situated 3-minute away from Sensoji Temple and the main Asakusa shopping street - making it super convenient for a first-time visitor to the region - the train station closest to the hotel also provides a direct train ride to popular shopping areas such as Ueno, Ginza and Shibuya. It's also surrounded by restaurants and shops, making it a great area to explore. If you're looking for a place to rest your head while getting a good price, this hotel is your best bet.
For Family Vacationers: Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
If you're headed to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea with the kids, get the most out of your trip by booking a stay at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, seeing as it's located 1 minute away from the park's entrances. Being surrounded by Mickey Mouse and various Disney motifs from the moment you step into Tokyo Disneyland Hotel will make you and your kids feel as though you're part of a Disney film while you're there.
Coming equipped with unique themed rooms such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland rooms, it's bound to delight every Disney fan young or old. Despite the fact that it might not be the most convenient stay for a trip in Tokyo, a night or two at this hotel will guarantee the most unforgettable and memorable trip to the happiest place on Earth.
For the Traveler Looking For Something Unique: Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya
While capsule hotels are common in Japan, most of them are men-only, which doesn't help ladies who are traveling solo and looking for affordable accommodation. Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya tackles this gap by operating a woman-only capsule hotel, complete with essential amenities, public bath facilities, free Japanese traditional yukata wear, and even complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
All of the staff in Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya speak English, allowing travellers to enjoy a smoother stay in the hotel, and also easy access when help and information is needed. There's also a tatami lounge where guests can mingle, enjoy coffee, tea and Japanese snacks, and use the computers provided. Keen on public baths? Take your pick from 3 types!