Neon pink signs, fancy lettering and quirky names are what set apart these hotels from standard hotels besides the privacy of the entire transaction. No personal information is asked for or exchanged and no identification is required upon checking in, just a simple opaque glass divider at the check-in window prevents the hotel staff from being able to see the customer’s faces.
Love hotels, much like love itself, come in all shapes and sizes and you can have something from the most basic motel room to a plush and extravagant luxury room depending on how much you’re willing to shell out for your fancy night. Some even offer plenty of fun and novelties for adventurous couples in terms of themed decorations, fancy bathrooms, special television channels with juicier programs, costume rentals and more for those interested. Check out our list of some of the love hotels near Roppongi and Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
This love hotel has 32 guestrooms that come with high-speed internet access, a safe, a personal computer, a microwave, an electric kettle, and a fridge. Some rooms feature city views as well. Located not too far from Roppongi Hills and surrounded by a museum and a tower, this adult-only property is located in close proximity to the Happoen Garden, the Tokyo Tower, and the Tokyo City View Observation Deck. The property has a drink vending machine on-site. Guests can avail 24-hour front desk assistance and housekeeping. There is a provision for wine/champagne in the rooms on request, a choice of soundproof rooms and inclusion of any special requests as well.
This castle-themed property towering over the streets of Meguro is one of Tokyo’s oldest and also the most famous love hotel. It was built way back in 1973. It hosts double bedrooms with a flat-screen television, Wi-Fi access and air-conditioning. This listing also offers a hot tub and sauna, room service and soundproof rooms. There are drink vending machines on-site as well. Given how old it is, this property is well known and it’s also close to the Ebisu Garden Place, the Hachiko Statue and the Shibuya Center, so if being caught walking in or out of a love hotel is cringeworthy for you, this might not be your top choice. Room 704 is the most expensive room in the hotel but with good reason. The large leather sofa, the massage chair and the outdoor hot tub experience make it a sought after room at the property.
Located at just a four-minute walk from Shibuya Center, this love hotel is another budget-friendly property. It stands out owing to its southeast Asian-inspired decor and interesting room selection. For example, room no. 405 is a party room for larger groups with two double beds, karaoke machines and no limits on guest numbers. The rooms at the Two-Way are air-conditioned, fitted with flatscreen televisions and hot tub’s each. They also have free Wi-Fi access. It is, however, important to note that this hotel is open to regular travelers as well and children are welcome as well so it is not a true-blue adult-only hotel.
Located in the Shinagawa Ward district, this property is around 1.9 km (1.1 mi) from Happoen Garden and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Tokyo Tower. Roppongi Hills is 5.1 km (3.16 mi) from the love hotel, while Tokyo City View Observation Deck is 5.1 km (3.16 mi) from the property. It features simple rooms that come with a seating area with a table, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen television each. Guests can avail 24-hour front desk assistance and daily housekeeping service.
This love hotel features large non-smoking rooms with luxurious beds and tasteful interiors, each of which features a small sitting area, a kettle and a flat-screen television. They also feature hot tub baths, complimentary breakfast, room service and grocery delivery. The decor of this hotel makes it look akin to a tropical resort. The property has an onsite bar and vending machines for snacks and drinks as well. What’s more is that you can partake of free drinks, ice-cream and cake at the front desk on the first day of your stay. Interestingly, quite unlike other love hotels, their website is in English and the staff also speaks multiple languages including Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese besides English, to accommodate people from all cultures.
Hotel Sulata Shibuya Dougenzaka (Adult Only)
Address: Shibuya-ku, Maruyama-cho 2-2
This small but centrally located love hotel features double bedrooms, each of which come with a flat-screen television with satellite channels, a microwave, a mini-refrigerator, an electric kettle and high-speed internet access. The rooms also come with a DVD player each and some rooms also feature city views. Guests can avail front desk services, 24 hours. There is a drink-vending machine on-site.
Hotel Sunreon2 (Adult Only)
Address: Shibuya-ku Maruyamacho 2-21
Located in Tokyo’s most famous area and only 100 m (328 ft) from central Shibuya, this budget-friendly adult-only property offers air-conditioned double rooms, each of which come with a flat-screen television with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi and an electric teapot. It ranks among some of the cheapest rooms in the most central of areas. An additional benefit at this property is a late check-out option. The hotel does not require you to check out until 1:00 PM while some love hotels would need you to leave as early as 10:00 AM. The hotel is also in close proximity to the best of Tokyo’s nightlife if you do choose to explore it with your partner.
Hotel Sunreon1 (Adult Only)
Address: Shibuya-ku, Maruyama-cho 2-1
Interestingly, some of these hotels also reward loyalty by offering membership cards that help accumulate points and redeem rewards for frequent visitors. While some cards are free, a few of them require a membership fee to get on the membership plan.
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