20 of the best places to stay in Tokyo

Jul 23 2019, 12:41 pm

Tokyo is known for its tiny capsule accommodations, but are they really the best places to stay?

Japan’s buzzing capital invites travellers from all over to immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind experience. The fast-paced city boasts unparalleled sights, cultural events, and culinary treats. Whether you plan to do a tour of iconic spots, shop ’til you drop, or hunt down the best ramen, Tokyo is bound to keep you on your toes.

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You’ll want to be well-rested and well-prepared for all that Tokyo has to offer. In order to make the most of your trip, it’s important to book the right accommodation for you.

But where are the best areas to stay on a trip to Tokyo?

Don’t worry, we’ve done your homework for you. From capsule rooms to luxury hotels, here are 20 of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

Nine Hours Shinjuku-North

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Nine Hours Shinjuku-North Hotel

This minimalist capsule hotel in the Shinjuku district offers all the necessities for a comfortable capsule stay. Services and amenities include air conditioning, 24-hour reception, multilingual staff, a communal bathroom, and welcoming shared spaces. Shinjuku Golden Gai, the Hanazono Shrine, and the red light district of Kabukicho are conveniently located near this 1-star accommodation.

Address: 1 Chome-4-15 Hyakuninchō
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $27.77*

APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoemmae

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APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoemmae

Soak your feet after a long day of sightseeing at the nearby sights like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Golden Gai, and Kabukicho. In addition to a bathtub, each room at this 3-star hotel offers movies-on-demand, Wi-Fi, and other essentials. Buffet breakfast, dinner service, and on-site laundry offer guests a variety of additional conveniences.

Address: 2-8,Shinjuku 2-chome
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $55.84*

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

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Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo

Looking to luxuriate at a 5-star hotel? Look no further than the Tobu Hotel Levant, situated in the heart of Tokyo’s premier shopping area. Each contemporary room offers Wi-Fi access, a bathtub, refrigerator, and safe. Hotel amenities range from a beauty centre and coffee bar to laundry facilities. Guests can taste Japanese culinary specialties at the stylish on-site restaurant then wind down at the lounge bar.

Address: Kinshi 1-2-2
Neighbourhood: Sumida
Starting price: $85.35*

Hotel Niwa Tokyo

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Hotel Niwa Tokyo

Equipped with a Japanese courtyard and relaxation area massage chairs, it’s no wonder that Hotel Niwa Tokyo won TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award – Top 25 Hotel in Japan in 2013. The luxury 4-star hotel offers on-site beauty treatments, a gym facility, and well-furnished rooms. While Yukuri and Dining Lieu are open for dining on the premises, many popular Tokyo dining and nightlife spots await nearby.

Address: 1-1-16 Kanda Misaki-cho
Neighbourhood: Chiyoda
Starting price: $94.25*

Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi

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Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi. (Hotels Combined)

Take in Tokyo’s iconic skyline from the Candeo’s SkySpa’s mineral bath. Other highlights at this 4-star hotel include beauty therapy treatments, free Wi-Fi, and 24/7 reception. Nearby attractions include Roppongi Hills, the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Azabu, and Tokyo Midtown.

Address: 6-7-11 Roppongi
Neighbourhood: Minato
Starting price: $109.61*

Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier. (Hotels Combined)

Showcasing sweeping views of Tokyo Bay, the Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier is an excellent 4-star choice for business or pleasure. Modern rooms offer movies-on-demand, slippers, refrigerator, and tea and coffee supplies. Guests can dine at Sky and Karin or explore myriad options in the surrounding vicinity. Popular areas within walking distance include Shinbashi, Ginza, and Yurakucho.

Address: 8-13-1 Ginza
Neighbourhood: Chuo
Starting price: $144.46*

Shinjuku Prince Hotel

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Shinjuku Prince Hotel

Nestled in central Tokyo, the 4-star Shinjuku Prince Hotel offers well-appointed rooms with panoramic views of the city. Whether its internet access, hotel slippers, daily breakfast, or an on-site restaurant and bar, guests will find all readily available. From the hotel, guests can also walk to Shinjuku Golden Gai or Shinjuku Train Station, which allows easy access to the rest of Tokyo.

Address: 1-30-1 Kabuki-cho
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $120.59*

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

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Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Searching for a one-of-a-kind hotel? The Shinagawa Prince Hotel features unique amenities including a bowling alley, movie theatre, aquarium, and outdoor pool. The 4-star hotel also provides well-equipped rooms, cityscape views, and a 30-minute airport shuttle service.

Address: 10-30 Takanawa 4-chome
Neighbourhood: Minato
Starting price: $66.32*

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Located right in the heart of central Tokyo, the luxury Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba offers modern comfort and deluxe amenities. Guests can work out at Le Club, make use of the beauty and relaxation centre, rent bicycles, or play miniature golf. The hotel also offers multiple dining options including the Hamayu Teppanyaki Restaurant, Star Road Dining and Bar, Le Bouquet Lobby Cafe, and Ro-lan Chinese restaurant.

Address: 2-6-1, Daiba
Neighbourhood: Minato
Starting price: $124.23*

Agora Place Asakusa

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Agora Place Hotel. (Hotels Combined)

Agora Place is a recently-refurbished 3-star hotel in Taito, an area known best for its shopping. Air-conditioned rooms are stocked with premium amenities including slippers, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, and in-room safe. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and express check-in/out. Guests can dine on-site or choose from a variety of local restaurants and bars while proximity to Asakusa Station allows guests to explore Tokyo with ease.

Address: Kotobuki 2-2-9
Neighbourhood: Taito
Starting price: $44.73*

Shinjuku Granbell Hotel

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Shinjuku Granbell Hotel

Catch sweeping views of central Tokyo from the rooftop terrace of the Shinjuku Granbell Hotel. This modern 4-star accommodation offers comfortable rooms, valet parking, a coffee bar, and welcoming staff to assist with tour and ticket bookings. It is also close to the Shinjuku Golden Gai and Shinjuku’s most famous shopping areas.

Address: 2-14 Kabuki-cho
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $68.39*

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

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Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

Looking for deluxe amenities, luxury rooms, and panoramic views? Check into the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro, where guests are invited to enjoy a Jacuzzi, pool, and fitness center. Hungry guests can fill up at Cross Dine and enjoy a nightcap at Ovest. Babysitting services, 24/7 currency conversion, and on-site laundry and coffee bar facilities cover a wide variety of other needs.

Address: 1-6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro
Neighbourhood: Toshima
Starting price: $103.47*

Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

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Hotel Musse Ginza Meitetsu

Located just a 10-minute walk away from Yurakucho, Shiodome, and Nippon Television, this 3-star hotel is an ideal base when in Tokyo. Each contemporary and air conditioned room includes a refrigerator, safe, and free Wi-Fi.

Address: Chuo-ku Ginza 7-12-9
Neighbourhood: Chuo
Starting price: $42.40*

APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower

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APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower

For a 3-star accommodation with a luxury feel, book a room at the APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower. From the hotel, it’s just a five-minute walk to Kabukicho and ten minutes to Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower or Shinjuku Golden Gai. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, hairdryer, shower, and bathtub. The in-house spa and on-site dining options ensure all guests are relaxed and well looked after.

Address: 1-20-2 Kabukicho
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $64.96*

E Hotel Higashi Shinjuku

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E Hotel Higashi Shinjuku

This recently refurbished Tokyo Hotel is just a short stroll from Kabukicho,  Shinjuku Golden Gai, and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The contemporary 3-star property features free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 front desk, massage, and laundry services. Guests can also take advantage of an on-site cafe and a wide variety of breakfast options.

Address: 2-3-15 Kabuki-cho
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $58.62*

Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda

This centrally located 4-star hotel offers 4-star accommodation close to Tokyo’s star attractions. Nearby sights include the Tokyo Tower, Odaiba, and Roppongi. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, ironing and laundry facilities, not to mention incredible rooftop views.

Address: Shinagawa-ku Higashi Gotanda 2-2-6
Neighbourhood: Shinagawa
Starting price: $85.54*

Meitetsu Inn Hamamatsucho

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Meitetsu Inn Hamamatsucho

Just a short walk from Tokyo Tower, this modern 3-star hotel offers contemporary comforts in a prime location. Hotel features include a 24-hour reception desk as well as massage, laundry, and dry cleaning services. Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the entire property.

Address: 1-19-14 Hamamatsucho
Neighbourhood: Minato
Starting price: $51.74*

Myoujin-no-Yu Dormy Inn Premium Kanda

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Myoujin-no-Yu Dormy Inn

This 3-star hotel in Central Tokyo can be found a short walk from Kanda, Ochanomizu, Akihabara, and Akihabara Railway Station. Each hotel room is equipped with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Guests can also enjoy daily breakfast offerings, an on-site lounge bar, and access to laundry facilities.

Address: Chiyoda-ku Kanda Sudacho 1-16
Neighbourhood: Chiyoda
Starting price: $65.16*

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. (Hotels Combined)

For a modern and stylish 4-star accommodation close to Kabukicho, plan your stay at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. Hotel amenities include a terrace, coffee bar, and an on-site Italian restaurant. Each room is also equipped with all the essentials for a pleasant visit. Plus, the hotel’s proximity to Shinjuku Train Station makes it easy for guests to explore Tokyo and its surrounding areas.

Address: 1-19-1 Kabukicho
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Starting price: $125.80*

The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome

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The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome

The Royal Park Hotel is a modern 4-star abode in Centra Tokyo, just a short stroll from the Shiodome. Rooms offer city and bay views and all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Guests can also dine at Harmony or unwind at Mandara’s relaxation facilities.

Address: 1-6-3 Higashi-shimbashi
Neighbourhood: Minato
Starting price: $133.25*

With the best hotels in your back pocket, you are all set to explore Tokyo’s finest!

*All prices quoted in USD.

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