Top 10 Hotels To Stay In Kobe, Japan - Updated 2024

Pallavi
Pallavi 
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Kobe is one of the largest and most well-known cities in the archipelago of Japan. It continues to be an economic hub and is home to prominent company headquarters, including those of Mitsubishi and Nestle. Whether you’re in the city for business or pleasure, a trip is incomplete without a taste of exquisite Kobe beef, which is definitely worth the splurge. Take a cable car ride up to Mount Rokkō or stroll through Kobe Fruit Flower Park Osawa Rest Area. If you’re traveling with children, definitely visit Kobe Animal Kingdom and Kobe Ōji Zoo, the home of cute pandas. When you’re satisfied with all you’ve seen, hit the hay in comfy accommodations close to the city’s must-see landmarks. Scroll down to find the top hotels to stay in Kobe, Japan, to guarantee a pleasant vacation.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

1. Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland (from USD 284)

If you’re in the city for your honeymoon or celebrating a special occasion, then Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland is worth the splurge. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this accommodation with only 70 exquisite rooms is truly a dream. On the second floor, guests can taste the exquisite flavors of the region from the teppanyaki restaurant. They may also opt to eat at the French outlet that will take them on a gastronomic journey with locally sourced ingredients.

Each of the luxurious rooms here features a spacious terrace with sweeping views of the port and the bay just beyond. Additionally, the on-site ladies-only spa includes a low-temperature sauna and massage treatments to soothe tired muscles.

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Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Hatoba-cho 7-2
701 meters (0.5 ft) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kobe Sannomiya (from USD 48)

Within a five-minute walk of Kobe-Sannomiya Station, this conveniently located hotel in Kobe will appeal to both business and leisure travelers. Forget traditional room keys and unlock your door using your smartphone. However, do note that this is a cash-free property, and all transactions are done via card and QR codes.

All the guest rooms here are equipped with Simmons beds and include air purifiers. Moreover, the hotel also filters all its water via the Ryosui Kobo water purifying system, ensuring that all tap water is clean and free of any hard chemicals.

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Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kobe Sannomiya

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Asahidori 5-2-3
1.17 km (0.8 mi) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

3. Oriental Hotel (from USD 253)

Oriental Hotel was the first to open its doors in 1870 and has been welcoming guests ever since. All the property’s luxurious guest rooms have great views of either the harbor or the city, and each comes fitted with a bathtub and seating areas. If you’re looking for extra space, you can’t go wrong with booking one of the suites that come with private kitchenettes.

Moreover, the hotel features three premium restaurants where you can taste the best of steak and sushi in Kobe. The on-site The Bar J.W. Hart is the perfect place to end the day with a delicious cocktail while admiring striking views of the city.

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ORIENTAL HOTEL

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Kyomachi 25
443 meters (0.3 ft) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

4. remm plus Kobe Sannomiya (from USD 83)

remm plus Kobe Sannomiya is one of the top places to stay in Kobe. The hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae Station and Kobe-Sannomiya Station, making it easy to reach offices and attractions around the city. Additionally, the nonsmoking rooms here overlook the city and are designed to ensure the most comfortable sleep after a packed day full of sightseeing.

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remm plus Kobe Sannomiya

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 4-2-1 Kanocho, Chuo-Shi
784 meters (0.5 ft) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

5. Candeo Hotels Kobe Tor Road (from USD 85)

A quick four-minute walk from Candeo Hotels Kobe Tor Road will lead guests to Motamachi Station, which will make it a breeze to get around the city or even visit nearby ones, such as Nishinomiya. Begin your day with a delicious buffet spread featuring local and Western dishes. There’s also a special soup of the day and rotating daily specials, so you’ll always have something new to try during your stay.

The comfortable rooms all feature Simmons beds and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. When you want to explore the hotel’s premises, head to the rooftop to unwind in the open-air bath. You can also opt to take a dip in the indoor bath. Furthermore, the men’s spa includes a dry sauna, while the women’s section has a mist sauna to complete your relaxing experience.

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Candeo Hotels Kobe Tor Road

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chuo-ku Sannomiya-cho 3-8-8
301 meters (0.2 ft) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Internet services

6. UNIZO INN Kobe Sannomiya (from USD 38)

Clean rooms and an excellent location make this hotel a great choice for travelers to Kobe. There’s a bus stop just in front of the hotel, and Shin-Kobe Station is only 700 m (2,296.6 ft) away. In addition, solo travelers will appreciate the additional security features provided by the hotel, including elevator key cards that only allow guests to stop on their floors.

The guest rooms are comfortable and have bathtubs in the private bathrooms and adjustable lighting. Moreover, the property features a restaurant and café open 24 hours a day. If you need to leave early to start exploring the city, you can have breakfast as early as 6am.

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UNIZO INN Kobe Sannomiya

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chuo-ku Nunobikicho 2-1-9
1.35 km (0.9 mi) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service Internet services

7. Hotel Piena Kobe (from USD 50)

Come and experience the charm and elegance of Kobe from this wonderful property. Begin your day with a delicious spread prepared using fresh locally sourced vegetables. And the best part about breakfast is that it’s served until noon, so you can definitely take your time waking up. Do note, however, that the last orders must be made by 11am.

The hotel’s 90 individually designed rooms include Italian furniture, Simmons beds, cloud-like duvets, and air purifiers. The standard rooms are excellent, but if you want to experience pure luxury, book one of the suites that feature seatting areas, dreamy beds, and grand decorations.

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Hotel Piena Kobe

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Ninomiyacho 4-20-5
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

8. Kobe Portopia Hotel (from USD 80)

Rising above the skyline of Kobe, this sprawling property offers a wide range of amenities, from pools to a tennis court. With a prime location near Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe International Exhibition Hall, and Shiminhiroba Station, this hotel is loved by all types of travelers.

The rooms are spacious, with even the single rooms featuring large beds, bathtubs, seating areas, and fantastic views of Kobe. All guest accommodations are spread across multiple floors, and the higher up you go, the better your views get.

With nine restaurants, two bars, and a bakery, the property will take guests on a food journey around the world. And if you wish to host an intimate party or a conference, several meeting and banquet rooms are available in both the main and the south buildings. When the time comes to relax after a busy day, make your way to the Hawaii-inspired spa or take a soak in the public bath.

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Kobe Portopia Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chuo-ku Minatojima Nakamachi 6-10-1
3.58 km (2.3 mi) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

9. Kobe Luminous Hotel Sannomiya (from USD 34)

Built on former foreign settlement land, this hotel is an excellent choice for sightseeing in the city. It has an excellent location, with Sannomiya-Hanadokeimae Station just 350 m (1,148.3 ft) away. Also close by is Kobe-Sannomiya Station, making it extremely easy to navigate the city.

All the rooms at this hotel are nonsmoking and feature high ceilings, wrapped linens, and Internet access. In addition, there’s an on-site restaurant that serves an extensive breakfast buffet featuring a wide range of Asian and Western dishes as well as coffee and tea.

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Kobe Luminous Hotel Sannomiya

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chuo-ku Edomachi 92
618 meters (0.4 ft) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

10. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kobe Sannomiya Chuo Dori (from USD 68)

It’s difficult to top this property’s location. Guests can walk to a subway station in under 10 minutes. Furthermore, the hotel offers spacious guest rooms along with exclusive ladies’ rooms that will appeal to female solo travelers.

For guests’ convenience, a FamilyMart, a laundry room, and vending machines are also available on-site. There’s also a restaurant on the first floor that’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel KOBE-SANNOMIYA PREMIER

Wifi Available

Address: 1-2-2 Sannomiyacho, Chuoku
491 meters (0.4 ft) from Kobe Chinatown Nankin-machi

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Ironing service

Kobe offers it all

Kobe appeals as much to business travelers as it does to tourists who travel far and wide to taste authentic Kobe beef in the city of its origin. Thankfully, the area’s extensive bus, train, and subway network make it extremely easy to navigate local attractions and plan day trips to nearby towns. In between all these adventures, come home to one of the top hotels to stay in Kobe, Japan.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Raised in Bangkok and now living in India, Pallavi loves planning and going on road trips around the country. She believes they are the best way to understand a region!

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