We will be spending the last 3 nights of March in Kyoto. There will be 5 of us in all, though three are already living in Japan.
I currently have 2 rooms booked at the Kyoto Brighton. The hotel has wonderful reviews, but I am slightly concerned about the location being so far from the sites. The Westin still has availability that can accomodate all of us in 2 rooms. It also seems a bit far, but still within walking distance of the things we want to see. The Granvia cannot accomodate us in 2 rooms, and the Hyatt is out of our price range.
Our main interests are:
(I'm sure the list will grow over the next two months)
The Westin is approximately $500 more, which I don't mind paying if it makes getting around that much easier. If anyone can give feedback on comparing these two hotels to help make my decision I would greatly appreciate it.Edited: 3:13 pm, January 13, 2013