Meitetsu Grand Hotel: An Affordable & Convenient Gateway in Nagoya, Japan

Meitetsu Grand Hotel: An Affordable & Convenient Gateway in Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya is the largest city in the Chubu region of Japan, and is also one of the top 4 largest cities after Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama. Chūbu Centrair International Airport is also an easy 30 minute train ride to Nagoya Station. From there, visitors can explore many additional places with the well-connected train. Nagoya Station is considered as a center hub in the city, so usually finding a hotel within reasonable budget is not easy. However, Meitetsu Grand Hotel is situated minutes away from Nagoya Station, and will not burn a hole in your pocket!

Perfectly convenient for time-starved travellers (from USD 57)

meitetsu grand hotel: an affordable & convenient gateway in nagoya, japan | perfectly convenient for time-starved travellers

Located minutes away from Nagoya’s main station, Meitetsu Grand Hotel is owned by the Meitetsu Group in Japan who operates the Meitetsu train lines and buses.

It is considered as one of the best choices in Nagoya City, especially if you do not wish to be tugging your luggage and continuously switching trains. From the international airport, it takes less than 30 minutes to get to Nagoya Station. Once you are out from the train station, head towards the Meitetsu Line. Walking outside the station may be easier because you can spot the Meitetsu shopping mall very easily. This shopping mall is also owned by the same group, and the hotel lobby is located on the 11th floor. Avoid entering through the 1st entrance of the mall because the elevator does not bring you to the 11th floor and you have to go up and down the escalator before getting to the correct lift; keep walking until you see the red Meitetsu sign outside the entrance of the mall. That lift will bring you to the 11th floor for your check in.

Meitetsu Grand Hotel

Address: Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-2-4

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Swift and polite check in service!

meitetsu grand hotel: an affordable & convenient gateway in nagoya, japan | swift and polite check in service!

Upon arrival at the lobby of Meitetsu Grand Hotel, you will be ushered to the reception for your check in. The service is swift, and you will be handed your room cards within minutes.

Room rates start from 100 USD for a standard room, which is cheap compared to other hotels in the cities of Japan. As the hotel was built as early as 1967, they may look slightly tired, but they are perfectly clean. Most of the lower-priced standard rooms do not come with a view from the window - the window is simply blocked off. If you are out most of the time exploring the city, you probably do not need a view, so you can save some money for other activities.

The bathroom is slightly small but good enough to accommodate one guest at a time. It may look like a no-frill hotel, but a full set of toiletries is provided. The bathroom also comes with a bath tub with a hand shower which refreshes you in the morning.

Shop at Meitetsu Mall with tons of dining options

meitetsu grand hotel: an affordable & convenient gateway in nagoya, japan | shop at meitetsu mall with tons of dining options

Nagoya has many exciting places, but the first stop to explore should be Meitetsu Mall, which is below the hotel. The supermarket at the basement is extremely crowded, and they offer a wide variety of local food and snacks! If you walk out from the supermarket, you will be welcomed by hundreds of shops in the subway stations too. It will take you at least 3 hours to explore the underground subway shopping at Nagoya Station where you can find restaurants, snacks, apparel, and accessories.

Bus terminal and convenience mart is located at the basement

Nagoya Station Concourse 2014
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If you do not want to take the train or subway to explore the city, you can opt to take the Meitetsu buses as well. The bus terminal is located on the level 3 of the building where you can easily purchase a ticket from the office and proceed to the berth. If you feel hungry at night, there is also a convenience store called FamilyMart that is beside the bus ticket office, and stays open late where you can get a cup of noodles or rice balls.

Best choice to explore Nagoya City

The strategic location of Meitetsu Grand Hotel is one of the best reasons why visitors should stay there. Nagoya is an exciting city, and you should not be staying in your room most of the time. Perhaps, it is a smart way to reduce your accommodation expenses and spend them on food or shopping during your trip!

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