Located in Hokkaido, Sapporo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Sapporo is where most tourists begin their Hokkaido journey, and it is a place that is full with activities, sights and delicious food. You can read more about Sapporo here. The night view of Sapporo is also listed as one of “Japan’s New 3 Best Night Views” and various illuminations shine around the city at night. Convenience plays a huge role when choosing a hotel in Sapporo so that you can fully enjoy the attractions as well as the nightlife. Here are 10 established hotels in Sapporo that are recommended!
Hotel Clubby Sapporo is located just 1 kilometre (0.6 mile) from Sapporo Broadway Park - one of the symbols of Sapporo city. It is only a 15-minute walk from Sapporo station and is located in a relatively quiet area.
Just beside Hotel Clubby Sapporo is the Sapporo Factory, a commercial complex with about 160 stores, facilities, and arcades, as well as tax-free shops (great for tourists!). It is conveniently connected via an underpass.
The rooms in the hotel are designed based on European club houses and the wooden designs give a calming feel. The rooms are quite spacious - the smallest rooms are about 30 square metres (316 square feet) and many of them are as big as 40 square metres (323 square feet).
A restaurant serving a blend of Hokkaido and Italian food is also available.
The building of Sapporo Prince Hotel is a tall, white and round tower that suits Sapporo’s image of a winter city. The 28-storey-high building has a total of 587 rooms separated into 3 types – standard, superior and royal.
The standard floors are from the 5th storey to the 15th storey, while superior floors are from the 15th storey to the 21st storey. Though the room sizes are the same, it is recommended that you get the superior floors to have a better view of Sapporo at night.
The rooms on the royal floors are twice as big as the others and have a whirlpool bath. Special breakfasts are also available for those who stay on the royal floor. Served at the restaurant on the top floor, having the delicious pancakes and coffee with the scenery of Sapporo city infront of you is definitely a great start to a day! An onsen is also available in Sapporo Prince Hotel for 500 JPY (4.50 USD), and 350 JPY (3.20 USD) for children below 11.
Cross Hotel Sapporo is based on the concept of “modern and stylish”, and its entrance sure does attest to it. The hotel’s vibrant exterior is extremely eye-catching.
The rooms in Cross Hotel Sapporo are designed in a chic manner, with simple white and black designs. A total of 3 types of rooms are available in Cross Hotel Sapporo: Urban style, Natural style and Hip style.
Although the hotel rooms have showers, an onsen is located on the 18th floor of Cross Hotel Sapporo and it is recommended that you try it out. The blue bathtub provides a fantastic view of Sapporo city, allowing you to have a relaxing time after a long day of sightseeing.
Both Japanese and international cuisine are served for breakfast in a buffet style, where freshly-baked breads and healthy salads are plentiful within the enticing rows of foods.
Sapporo is a well-established city with many luxurious urban-style hotels. However, did you know that there are actually natural hot springs in Sapporo? Furthermore, they are located just 3 minutes from JR Sapporo Station! JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo is one of the places from where you can enjoy this fantastic gift from nature.
Located within JR Tower, which is directly connected to JR Sapporo Station, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo runs based on the concept of being a “Sapporo sky resort”. The famous natural hot spring, which was actually discovered only in the year 2000, can be enjoyed at the Sky Resort Spa Pulau Bulan (the island of the moon) on the 22nd level. The minerals from the hot spring are said to heal muscle fatigue and improve health.
A café is also found within the hotel and the most popular dish there is the soup curry. The prices on the menu are all about 1,000 JPY (9 USD) and you can enjoy a wonderful meal at a reasonable price.
The Sapporo Station contains numerous shops as well!
5. Convenient yet quiet - Sapporo Daiichi Hotel
Sapporo Daiichi Hotel is located near Hosui Susukino Station, just 9 minutes from Sapporo Station by subway.
Though the hotel is near downtown, it is in a quiet location that allows a relaxing and comfortable rest. During winter, the staff members will build a snow hut right outside the hotel that will be illuminated at night. You can also enter the snow hut and be enchanted by the romantic atmosphere.
Breakfast is served buffet style with various dishes made from Hokkaido’s local vegetables and seafood. Furthermore, Sapporo Daiichi Hotel is a great hotel for those who are planning to drive around Hokkaido, as parking is free.
Sapporo Daiichi Hotel
Address: 1-12-7 Minami Nana-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0807, Hokkaido
Access: 6 minutes from Hosui Susukino Station
Contact: +81 11-530-1105
Sapporo Grand Hotel is a hotel with a rich history; it was built in 1934. Connected to JR Sapporo Station via an underpass, the western-style hotel has a café, souvenir shops, a bar, and a restaurant that serves Japanese, international, and Chinese cuisine. Various amenities are also provided.
The rooms in this chic hotel are relatively big and you can get to see the illuminated Sapporo city, as well as the Former Hokkaido Government Office - one of Sapporo’s popular night spots - from your window.
Not only that, Sapporo Grand Hotel is best-known for its luxurious breakfast. A choice of an international and Japanese buffet or a full-course Japanese meal is available.
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajimakoen is conveniently located, with various convenience stores and eateries around it. Surrounded by facilities and historical architecture, it is a popular hotel amongst both business travelers and tourists.
The rooms in Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajimakoen are designed in a luxurious manner and there are also 24-hour coin-operated laundry facilities available. Not only are basic amenities provided, ladies will get a special pack containing face wash, face masks, and even bath salts.
The hotel is well-known for its magnificent breakfast served at the lounge from as early as 6:30 in the morning.
There are various hotels around the area where Art Hotels Sapporo is located, but this hotel stands out by having a fantastic onsen – not just any onsen, but one with a natural hot spring. With spacious powder rooms and locker rooms, the onsen has Jacuzzis, saunas and even a cold-water bath. It is so popular that the hotel’s onsen is also open to those not staying in the hotel (with an entrance fee of 1,940 JPY / 17.60 USD).
The 25-storey-high hotel building gives you a great view of Sapporo city and the mountains that surround it. Basic amenities are provided and breakfast is served at the hotel’s restaurant with 3 choices available - Japanese cuisine, a Japanese and international buffet, or restaurant “Farm to Table TERRA”, a newly-opened restaurant that serves delectable meals from organic vegetables.
Art Hotels Sapporo is only a minutes’ walk away from the bus stop for the direct limousine bus from New Chitose Airport, making it not only a great choice for a Sapporo vacation but also as the first or last hotel to stay in.
Sapporo Broadway Park is one of the popular tourist destinations in Sapporo, with various events held according to the seasons, from summer beer gardens to winter festivals. Located just in front of the nucleus of Sapporo is Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo, which has direct access to Odori Station.
Not only are basic amenities provided in the rooms, the clean and comfortable rooms provide a great view of Sapporo Odori Park. The scenery, especially during the winter festival illuminations, is magnificent.
Furthermore, an open-air onsen is available at the top floor of the hotel where you can spend a relaxing time while enjoying the view of Sapporo city. Breakfast is served buffet-style with over 30 choices of Japanese and international dishes.
Richmond Hotel Sapporo Odori is strategically located near Odori Station, which serves as a transit station for several subway lines in Sapporo. It is part of the Richmond Hotel group that has numerous hotels not just in Sapporo, but all over Japan.
The hotel provides basic amenities, and breakfast is served buffet-style at the Italian restaurant “MODISH”, located on the 1st storey. Both Japanese and international cuisine can be enjoyed, as well as the famous Sapporo dish, soup curry!
Although lunch and dinner are available at the hotel restaurant too, the streets around Richmond Hotel Sapporo Odori also have various shopping areas and eateries, making this hotel a very convenient one.
Close to the heart of Sapporo
Many of the hotels included are within walking distance of Sapporo Station or Odori Station, where Sapporo Broadway Park is. These landmarks are symbols of Sapporo and are destinations that you should definitely visit during your time in the city. Closely-located to the heart of Sapporo, the hotels are popular, so make sure you reserve your room early!
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