Hokkaido’s main city, Sapporo, is among the various popular tourist destinations in Japan. For those who are intending to travel around Hokkaido, or for travellers who want to keep the budget as tight as possible, finding a cheap yet comfortable hotel might be difficult. Here are some of the hotels in Sapporo that offer fantastic service and reasonable prices:
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajimakoen is in a convenient location with various convenience stores and eateries around it. A popular hotel with both business travelers and tourists, it is surrounded by excellent facilities and historical architecture.
The rooms in Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajimakoen are designed in a luxurious manner. In addition to the basic amenities, ladies are also welcomed with a special pack that includes face wash, face masks, and soothing bath salts. Don’t worry about keeping on top of your washing; 24-hour coin-operated laundry facilities are readily available.
The hotel serves a magnificent breakfast in the lounge each day. Early-risers needn’t worry, as breakfast is served from as early as 6:30 am. You’ll find a wide selection in the buffet-style breakfast, including salads, fruits, yoghurts and freshly-baked bread. Even better, there is a wide choice of seafood available too! From squid, prawns, scallops, and the popular red caviar, you can start the day with your very own seafood donburi (Japanese rice bowl dish with ingredients on top)!
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajimakoen
Address:4-1-2, 9 Jo Nishi, Chuo Ward South, Sappro City (see map)
Access: 10-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station
Contact: +81 11-513-0700
The Susukino area is famous for its nightlife and it is filled with various restaurants and bars. Located close to the area is the Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel, just a minute from Susukino Station.
Various types of rooms are available in Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel, including Single rooms, Deluxe Twin rooms, Double rooms, and the Suite rooms. Televisions are provided in the rooms as well as a set of basic amenities. Furthermore, vending machines are located on every floor.
Breakfast is served buffet-style at the hotel’s restaurant, with various breads, salad, Japanese dishes, and desserts to choose from.
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Address: 4 Jo Nishi 5-1, Chuo Ward Minami, Sappro City (see map)
Access: 1-minute walk from Susukino Station
Contact: +81 11-530-3422
The night view of Sapporo is listed as one of “Japan’s New 3 Best Night Views” and what’s better than having a hotel that gives you views of fantastic scenery? Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo is conveniently located only 2 minutes from Sapporo subway station, and you can enjoy the great Sapporo view from your room.
Edelhof means “manor house” in German, and the hotel is designed based on the former Hokkaido Regional Forestry Office. It aims to create the luxurious atmosphere of 19th-century Vienna. Various types of rooms are available in the hotel and all of them are non-smoking rooms, making them clean and comfortable. To add to that, the ceilings of all rooms are at least 60-metres-high (197-foot-high), for an spacious feel and of course, a splendid view of Sapporo city.
A natural hot spring is available on the 14th floor, which includes Jacuzzis and saunas. A convenience store is also located on the first floor, hence there is no need to step out of the hotel when you get those pesky hunger pangs at night!
Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
Address: 2 Jo Nishi 1-1, Chuo Ward Kita, Sappro City (see map)
Access: 2-minute walk from Sapporo Subway Station
Contact: +81 11-242-7111
Rasso Life Stage Hotel has an exterior that looks more like an office building than a hotel. In fact, the hotel rooms are only located at the 6th and 7th levels of the building. A fitness club, called Life Stage, is located on the 3rd to the 5th storey.
Various plans are available at Rasso Life Stage Hotel depending on whether you are planning to have breakfast or not. Breakfast is served buffet-style with over 50 choices of dishes available, including Hokkaido’s famous soup curry as well as the coveted red caviar! Regardless of the plan, you can use the onsen for free.
Different types of pillows are available at Rasso Life Stage Hotel, and a library space is located on the 6th storey, where numerous magazines and guide books are available.
Rasso Life Stage Hotel
Address: 4-1-1 Sankouodorikouen Bld. 4F, North1-West4, Chuo Ward, Sappro City (see map)
Access: 10-minute walk from Sapporo Station
Contact: +81 11-252-1252
Sapporo Broadway Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sapporo, with various events held according to the seasons. For example, you can enjoy summer beer gardens and winter festivals. Located just in front of the nucleus of Sapporo is Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo, which also has direct access to Odori Station.
Rooms are clean and comfortable and feature basic amenities. You can also enjoy great views of Sapporo Broadway Park. The vistas are fantastic, especially during the illuminations of the winter festival.
Head to the top floor of the hotel and you can enjoy relaxing in the open-air onsen. Admire the views of Sapporo city as you rest and relax. Breakfast is served buffet-style with more than 30 choices of Japanese and international dishes.
Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo
Address: Odori Nishi 5-3, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City (see map)
Access: 1-minute walk from Odori Station
Contact: +81 11-241-9269
Untapped Hostel is a guest house in a Japanese café, located in a quiet area near Hokkaido University. It is conveniently just one minute from Kita 18-jo Station, and 5 minutes from Sapporo via subway.
Rooms in Untapped Hostel are dormitory-style with wooden beds. A kitchen and living room are also available, allowing you whip up your own meal too.
Being a café, however, Untapped Hostel is known for its delicious meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be enjoyed within Untapped Hostel, which serves seasonal dishes cooked with local ingredients.
Address: Kita 18 Jo Nishi, 4-1-8, Kita Ward, Sappro City (see map)
Access: 1-minute walk from Kita 18-jo Station
Contact: +81 11-788-4579
Cost performance of hotels
“Cost performance” is a term often used in Japan today that refers to whether the quality of something is worth the cost or not. These hotels, with the locations and services provided, not only have a high “cost performance” value but are also friendly to the wallet. Definitely check them out when planning a trip to Sapporo!
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