There are only a few places in the world where tradition exists harmoniously with modern life, and Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is one of the rare gems. The megalopolis stretches over 23 wards, each filled to the brim with both ancient and modern attractions. Some of the essential attractions to see here include the bright-red Sensō-ji temple and its market, the iconic Meiji Shrine with its towering torii gates, and the Tokyo Skytree, where you’re treated to 360-degree views of the entire city. Besides these, there are lots of parks, quirky streets, palaces, and exciting neighborhoods in the city, each with its own distinct character.
There’s so much to cover and the pondering about where to stay in Tokyo can impact your itinerary. To help you choose, check out the best hotels in Tokyo, Japan.
1. Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa (from USD 245)
Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa offers spacious accommodations with a balcony. The property overlooks a beautiful Japanese garden. Non-smoking rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. You can relish a delicious buffet spread and cocktails in the lovely in-house restaurants. The bathtub in the private bath is a great place to destress with a leisurely bath. You can dive in for a night swim in the swimming pool, followed by a gym session. The sushi is delectable at SHIMIZU Japanese Restaurant. If you are in the mood for Chinese food, there’s a Chinese restaurant too.
Shinagawa Shinkansen Station is five minutes away, and the neighborhoods of Shinjuku, Harajuku, and Shibuya are great places to explore. You can plan a day of attending exhibitions at Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center.
Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa
Address: Minato-ku, Takanawa 3-13-1
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms
2. APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae (from USD 57)
Central but also not quite, APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae is located towards the fringes of the city center, yet still offers convenient access to the city’s attractions. It is counted as one of the very affordable hotels in Tokyo and is a real bang for your buck. The hotel features snug rooms equipped with a selection of perks, including entertainment amenities, tea and coffee implements, and refrigerators.
Amenities at the hotel include a communal bathhouse, laundry services, and private parking facilities. You can also get your breakfast here if you need a great start to your day. Tokyo Skytree is just 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away.
APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi Ekimae
Address: Taito-ku, Nishiasakusa 1-2-3
Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Internet services Lift
3. hotel MONday Tokyo Nishikasai (from USD 70)
Only a minute away from Nishi-Kasai station, this 3-star hotel provides great non-smoking accommodations with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant, MONday Dining & Kitchen, serves a delectable buffet breakfast every morning. You can avail of private parking at a fee on the property premises. Wheelchairs are available for the ones with limited mobility. Bicycles can be rented from the hotel if you want to explore the neighborhood on a bike.
Tokyo Skytree and Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium are great places to explore. You can plan a day of sightseeing with kids at Tokyo Disney Resort, and the hotel will provide free shuttle services.
hotel MONday Tokyo Nishikasai
Address: Edogawa-ku Nishikasai 6-8-7
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift
4. The square hotel GINZA (from USD 245)
At the square hotel GINZA, you’ll be steps away from the best shopping spots in Tokyo. It’s located in Ginza, the city’s famed shopping district. World-class designer shops will be within your reach while staying here.
But back to base, the boutique hotel features modern guest rooms fitted with hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and refrigerators. On the property are a restaurant for satisfying those hunger pangs and a large bathhouse for washing away the fatigue after a day out.
the square hotel GINZA
Address: Chuo-ku Ginza 2-11-6
Restaurant Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift
5. Hotel Gracery Asakusa (from USD 112)
Hotel Gracery Asakusa puts you within a short distance from two of Tokyo’s well-known attractions: Sensō-ji Temple and the famed Nakamise shopping street, both of which are reachable within a 10-minute walk. You can head out early in the morning to avoid the crowds or go later in the evening to enjoy the vibe.
Some amenities you can enjoy at the property include a breakfast plate and guest rooms with refrigerators and tubs. Daily housekeeping and laundry services are offered by the hotel.
Hotel Gracery Asakusa
Address: Taito-ku Kaminarimon 2-10-2
Restaurant 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Ironing service Internet services Lift
6. Nest Hotel Tokyo Hanzomon (from USD 150)
Unassuming from the outside, Nest Hotel Tokyo Hanzomon is truly one of the best places to stay in Tokyo. It reveals sleek, dark interiors and a modern take on traditional Japanese architecture. All guest rooms, from the singles to the barrier-free rooms, are furnished with luxe linens and duvets, Simmons beds, bedside USB ports and sockets, and leather seating.
There’s a great selection of freshly baked bread available every morning in the lobby. Get some before you head to Tsukiji Fish Market for some snacks.
Nest Hotel Tokyo Hanzomon
Address: Chiyoda ku Hayabusa cho 2-18
24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Soundproof rooms Heating
7. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo Kinsicho (from USD 110)
Sotetsu Fresa Inns are almost everywhere in the Greater Tokyo Area. This particular hotel in Sumida, however, is our favorite for a couple of reasons. First, the neighborhood is just lovely, being tree-lined and just beautiful. Second, the rooms are affordable but offer great value for money. Third, you’ll get to enjoy a Japanese breakfast buffet every single day of your stay.
While staying here, you’ll be a 15-minute walk away from the Sumida Hokusai Museum, one of the most underrated art spaces in the city. It’s dedicated to the life and work of Katsushika Hokusai.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo Kinshicho
Address: Sumida-ku, Kotobashi 2-18-7
Restaurant 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Internet services Lift Massage
8. THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku (from USD 196)
Located just across the verdant greens of Shinjuku Central Park, this hotel near the train station is a catch. THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is complete with modern art pieces and spaces where guests can gather and socialize. There are two types of accommodations available here: the regular guest rooms, which come in a variety of sizes, and the ultra-luxe terrace suite for six.
There are three dining options available on the premises. The train station is a short walk away, but you can also rent a bike from the front desk.
THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 4-31-1
Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box
9. Shinagawa Prince Hotel (from USD 182)
Located just opposite Shinagawa Station, Shinagawa Prince Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Tokyo Tower, which is another quintessential attraction of the city. One thing that separates it from other hotels in Tokyo is the sheer amount of dining options you’ll have: there are 10 on-site restaurants here on the premises.
The property has its own bowling alley, aquarium, indoor tennis courts, and even a movie theater. It’s like a mini Tokyo in here!
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Address: Minato-ku, Takanawa 4-10-30
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Non-smoking rooms Laundry
10. Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier (from USD 201)
Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier is just like Roppongi, which is the neighborhood where it’s situated. Sleek and stylish are the hotel’s common spaces guest rooms, which feature signature Mitsui Garden Hotel pillows, Serta mattresses, and free Wi-Fi access.
Dine at the hotel and choose a table at the terrace for breathtaking city views. Other on-site amenities include a bar and gym.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier
Address: Minato-ku Roppongi 3-15-17
Restaurant 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Currency exchange Heating
11. The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda (from USD 180)
This hotel near Haneda Airport, even though, is a bit of a drive from the city center, but has a prime location that’s hard to beat. There are train stations nearby that can conveniently get you to popular areas such as Ginza or Shinjuku.
Guest rooms here are bright and airy, and have amenities such as flat-screen TVs, showers, and iPod docks so you can play your favorite music. Family rooms are also available on the premises.
The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 3
Address: Ota-ku Haneda Airport 2-6-5
Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms
12. Hyatt Regency Tokyo (from USD 469)
Hyatt Regency Tokyo is one of the city’s most iconic hotels. Lounge and rest up in your elegant room, and afterward, enjoy cocktails at the lounge while listening to live music or dine at the on-site restaurant to cap off the day.
From here, you can easily walk to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and up to its observation decks from where you can enjoy stunning views of the city for free.
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 2-7-2
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms
In Tokyo, there's always something to discover
There are lots of unique experiences available in Tokyo, be it from shopping or dining to even its hotels. Some of them are low-key, others quite luxurious, and some downright extravagant with a long list of amenities. Start your unique experience on the right foot by staying in any of the above best hotels.
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