Shinjuku is the heart of Tokyo with approximately two million people steaming through its train terminal, entertainment hub and skyscrapers each day. This busy district is always bursting with vibrancy and energy. Keen to experience the colourful and dazzling streets and alleys of Shinjuku? We bring you the Top 5 convenient hotels (from luxury to pocket-friendly) for your ultimate hassle-free travel experience!
Although on the pricier end of the spectrum, Hilton Tokyo is a 4.5 star hotel in Shinjuku that brings you great comfort and convenience. It is directly linked to Tochomae subway station and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is just a stone’s throw away. The Shinjuku Train Station is a pleasant 15-minute walk away, or you can hop on the hotel’s free shuttle bus to get there. Essentially, getting to the Shinjuku Train Station allows you to access all Tokyo Metro train and major subway lines.
The hotel’s good amenities are also another plus point for tourists. Hilton Tokyo’s 24-hour health club has an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and a Japanese bath. They are also equipped with two rooftop tennis courts and fitness centre for fitness enthusiasts who want to work out. For business travellers, you can always drop by their special meeting rooms. Their business centre offers Internet, and free Wi-Fi is available on levels 1 and 2, the Marble Lounge and the Executive Lounge. In addition, coming from Haneda and Narita Airport to Hilton Tokyo is a breeze with the direct limousine bus service (charges apply).
Hilton Tokyo has 821 guest rooms, and most of the rooms offer a stunning view overlooking the Shinjuku Central Park and Shinjuku’s skyscraper district.
HUNDRED STAY Tokyo Shinjuku offers modern hotel-style serviced apartments that cater for both short and long stays. Travellers would be at ease as the rooms are fully equipped with amenities such as a kitchen, living room, washing machine, microwave and fridge. This is especially convenient for travellers who wish to prepare their own meals or do their laundry during their stay. Also, rooms are wide and spacious, especially catering to families and large groups for a comfortable stay.
The 13th floor to the 19th floor is the “Standard Floor” with standard guestrooms. The 20th to the 21st floor is considered the “Premium Floor” with serviced apartments. At the ground floor of the hotel, there is a business centre that offers free Internet services and a temporary office for business travellers to use for free. The gym is also on the ground floor. Hundred Stay is just a few minutes away from Shinjuku Station, with shopping malls and the entertainment district, Kabukicho, just within a close distance. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, a fitness room and meeting rooms as well. It is an excellent choice for leisure and business travellers!
Newly renovated in 2015, this contemporary hotel is clean and convenient. It is located right next to Higashi-Shinjuku subway station and the Kabukicho district is just a 10-minute walk away. You can directly access the Ikebukuro and Shibuya areas via the Higashi-Shinjuku subway station. This hotel’s strategic location at the centre of Shinjuku allows one to easily reach attractions such as Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens and Waseda University.
As for the hotel room, it is rather compact, but room amenities are sufficiently provided to meet every traveller’s needs. If you intend to go to the airport, airport limousine bus tickets can be purchased from the front counter. Tully’s coffee is right at the ground floor of the building if you need coffee to boost your energy! Book your room today!
Thinking of staying for a longer period in Tokyo but still want an economical accommodation? Tokyu Stay Shinjuku brings you an affordable and a pleasant stay with their comfy rooms. The interior of the room is spacious and sleek, especially with their calm-coloured furniture. Like all other hotels, you can expect a complete set of amenities available such as a dryer, microwave and mini kitchen.
Location wise, Tokyu Stay Shinjuku is in a great spot - it is a one-minute walk away from Shinjuku-sanchome subway station and an 8-minute walk from JR Shinjuku station. This hotel is also located near several izayaka restaurants should you wish to hang out late at night. It offers fantastic value for money!
If you’re on a budget trip to Tokyo, the Tokyo Central Youth Hostel is a pocket-friendly accommodation perfect for you! The hostel is conveniently located beside Lidabashi subway station, and you can reach Shinjuku, Shibuya and Tokyo just within a 15 minutes train ride. More than that, the hostel is surrounded by a variety of different restaurants and you can pop by whenever. One note, however, is that the hostel does not allow guests to leave and enter from 11 pm to 6 am.
The hostel has 158 rooms - the shared dormitory rooms and private rooms have bunk beds and a seating area, and each bunk bed is furnished with curtains and a bed lamp (cosy, isn’t it?). Bathrooms (toiletries are available at extra charge) and the lounge area are shared. In addition, the hostel also has coin-operated laundry facilities and drinks vending machines.
One plus point of this hostel is its excellent view of the rooms – located on the 18th and 19th floor, you can enjoy a stunning bird eye’s view of Tokyo and it is even more dazzling during night time! Great value and great location, book your room today!
All in all, Tokyo is a huge city and it’s important to find a convenient accommodation to make you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your stay. Shinjuku is a prime choice as it gives you access to many good shops, restaurants, and the Yamanote line (one of Tokyo’s most important and busiest lines that connects Tokyo’s major city centres). Book one of these hotel rooms today!
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