The night scenery of Yokohama is one of the famous night views in Japan. Beautiful landmarks such as the Yokohama Bay Bridge and Ferris Wheel Cosmo Clock 21 are illuminated at night, giving the city a dreamy atmosphere. Here are 10 of the most wonderful hotels where you can have an exclusive view of the scenery of Yokohama!
Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is located at the Queens’ area of Minato Mirai and is the only hotel in the area with balconies in the rooms.
With direct access from Minato Mirai station, it is convenient for those who are intending to visit the popular Yokohama attractions such as Cosmo World, Yokohama Bay Bridge and Yokohama Museum of Art.
The rooms are relatively spacious and basic amenities are provided. What makes the rooms better is the view from the balcony - an exclusive panoramic sight of the Yokohama Bay can be enjoyed all from your room! At night, the area will be lit up and the illumination of the Cosmo Clock 21 - the famous Ferris wheel at Cosmo World - is simply amazing.
Breakfast is available at the hotel restaurants. A total of 4 restaurants are available, ranging from French, Chinese, International and, of course, Japanese cuisine. Although the restaurants are also popular amongst non-hotel users, do not worry about the crowd as breakfast from the International restaurant and Chinese restaurant are available as room service. Find out more here.
Minato Mirai 21 is one of the most popular areas in Yokohama. Amongst the iconic architecture there is the hotel building of InterContinental Yokohama Grand that was designed to emulate a yacht in the ocean. The hotel celebrates its 25th anniversary in August 2016.
InterContinental Yokohama Grand is directly connected to Minato Mirai station and it takes less than 5 minutes to walk there. Facilities such as Queen’s Square Yokohama and Cosmo World, famous for its eye-catching Ferris Wheel Cosmo Clock 21, is located within walking distance.
The hotel rooms provide a great city view, allowing guests to fully enjoy the beauty of Yokohama. Basic amenities are provided and the soap provided is from the luxurious brand Agraria.
Breakfast is served buffet-style at the hotel restaurant “Ocean Terrace”. Various types of dishes ranging from International to Japanese cuisine can be enjoyed. It is recommended that you visit the Egg Station corner during breakfast, where delicious egg dishes such as omelette, fried egg and boiled egg are available.
New Otani Inn Yokohama is a hotel which allows guests to enjoy an unbelievable panoramic view of the Minato Mirai area.
A total of 7 types of rooms are available in the hotel. Designed in a simple yet chic manner, the rooms have a modern atmosphere and from some of them, the beauty of Yokohama lies right outside the window.
One of the best places to enjoy the spectacle is at the hotel restaurant THE Sea. Here, New Otani Inn Yokohama’s original recipes, as well as various types of sweets, can be savoured. While the fantastic night view can be enjoyed after sunset, you might actually be able to see Mount Fuji if the weather is good in the day too! The spacious restaurant accentuates the grandness of Yokohama city, and this makes New Otani Inn Yokohama one of the best hotels for a special anniversary.
Tokyo Sky Tree is no doubt one of the icons of Japan, and is the tallest architecture standing in the country. Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel is, like the other hotels in this list, one where the fantastic night view of Yokohama city can be enjoyed. Apart from that, it is famous for offering a great view of Tokyo Sky Tree.
Numerous types of rooms are available in Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel. All of them have suites with simple designs for both vacation and business. There are also single rooms exclusive to ladies as well. Basic amenities are provided, as well as free Wi-Fi.
From the lounge bar at the top of Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel, a panoramic view of Yokohama and the Tokyo Sky Tree can be enjoyed while savouring the delicious food and drinks. To add on, a Beer Garden festival is held at the 7th floor of Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel during summer so make sure you check that out too!
Breezebay Hotel is located just 3 minutes from Sakuragicho station by foot. Located in a convenient area, tourist attractions such as the Yokohama Museum of Art and the Yokohama Landmark Tower are within walking distance.
Located at the top floor of Breezebay Hotel is the bar Elmar, where delicious drinks can be savoured while admiring the city view. Also at the top floor is restaurant Arpege, where fabulous international cuisine can be enjoyed buffet-style.
Various types of rooms are available in Breezebay Hotel, of which some are resort themed. The “Nangoku Superior Room” is designed to emulate the resort life of southern islands and is equipped with a Jacuzzi.
Apart from great views and luxurious rooms, Breezebay Hotel also has Thai massage services.
Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is a hotel where you can enjoy gorgeous music and food together with the fantastic night view of Yokohama.
A total of 398 rooms are available in Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Various types of rooms are available, with all of them having a simple and modern design. Some of them offer the Bay Bridge view and panoramic view too. Numerous facilities are available in Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers, including a sports club with gym and swimming pool, beauty salon as well as a flower shop.
At the Sky Lounge “Bay View” on the top floor of Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers, original cocktail and French cuisine can be savoured while a pianist plays beautiful tunes. This is another hotel recommended for a special anniversary.
You need not look for a luxurious hotel to appreciate the best of Yokohama. Navios Yokohama is a business hotel located near the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.
A total of 9 types of rooms are available in Navios Yokohama, including Western-style rooms, Japanese-style rooms and barrier free rooms where guests in wheelchairs can access comfortably.
One of the perks of staying in Navios Yokohama is the fun you can experience in the hotel. At the bar lounge “Seamen’s Club” on the 3rd floor, guests can enjoy billiard and karaoke while viewing the spectacle of the illuminated Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Yokohama Bay Bridge.
Star Hotel Yokohama is located at the Yamashita Park area of Yokohama. It is a popular hotel for guests ranging from businessmen to families on a vacation due to the great accommodation at a reasonable price.
The rooms are relatively spacious and have simple designs. Basic amenities are provided as well. They are also equipped with a terrace and if you are lucky, you might be able to stay in one that provides a marvellous bay-view.
Breakfast is available at the hotel restaurant “Eggs ‘n Things” located at the first floor. Popular amongst even non-hotel users, various types of dishes are available not just during breakfast, but also during lunch and dinner. Don’t worry though, there will not be a crowd in the morning as access is limited to hotel-users during breakfast time.
With the Yokohama Chinatown, Yamashita Park and many other facilities in the vicinity, Star Hotel Yokohama is surely one that you should consider.
Star Hotel Yokohama
Address: 11, Yamachita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa (see map)
Price: from 213 USD
Access: 2-minute walk from Motomachi Chukagai Station
Fresa-Inn Yokohama Sakuragicho is located near the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, and is one of the best hotels to enjoy the Yokohama Smart Illumination. The Smart Illumination is a festival held yearly since 2011 which illuminates the architecture of Yokohama in a futuristic manner. The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History was also lit up in 2015 and one of the best views was from Fresa-Inn Yokohama Sakuragicho.
Apart from the history museum, other famous landmarks such as the office buildings of Yokohama can be viewed from Fresa-Inn Yokohama Sakuragicho.
Numerous types of rooms are available in Fresa-Inn Yokohama Sakuragicho, all of them having a simple, white-based design perfect for sleeping. Basic amenities are provided as well.
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel is located from the 52nd to 67th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, and it is directly connected to Minato Mirai station. The 269 metres (882 feet) tall building has an observatory “Sky Garden” at the top where one can have a 360-degree panoramic view of Yokohama city.
The rooms in Yokohama Royal Park Hotel are designed in a simple and chic manner, with basic amenities provided. Ladies have a special amenities set too. Furthermore, guests can enjoy an exclusive view of Yokohama city all from the room - there is no need to visit the crowded Sky Garden at all!
The special “Club Floors” from the 64th to 66th stories are even more gorgeous, with spacious rooms and huge windows to offer a breath-taking spectacle of the city. Those who stay in the Club Floor have free access to the fitness club on the 45th storey as well, which includes a swimming pool and gym. To add on, from 5.30 pm every night, guests can enjoy up to 2 free drinks such as cocktail and wine. Breakfast is served buffet-style, with numerous international cuisines to choose from.
When travelling to Yokohama, do consider Yokohama Royal Park Hotel for one of the best hotel experiences ever! Find out more here.
People search for accommodation with different things in mind. Some just need a simple shelter with low cost while others desire a resort-like lifestyle. For those who want a convenient stay at a reasonable price, yet want to maximise the time spent in Yokohama, these are surely the hotels worth considering.
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