I have been there a few times. I have strong preference to stay close to JR station whenever I travel to Japan and as a solo traveler, I don't need a luxury place (but I like clean and new room). This place works for me.
Location is a little quirky ...not exactly close to Tokyo station, but within an easy walk(without heavy luggage). Not exactly in Ginza, but it's just a few minutes walks away from it... You can say it is in the middle of nowhere but you can as well think it's very convenient with easy access to Tokyo JR station and Ginza. But it is certainly not a place there you can find lots of attractive shops and restaurant right around the hotel.
Rooms are rather small, but that's the norm given that it's in Tokyo so it' not fair to complain their rooms being too small because rooms in other hotels are small as well. The room was clean and new, and has all the stuffs you need.
Despite the website says WiFi is only available in the lobby, last time I was there(Feb 2013), I was able to use WiFi in the room, I recalled I couldn't use WiFi during my stay in Nov 2012. They do provide wired internet to each room so if your computer doesn't have a LAN port, bring a travel router.
Service is okay, they are always polite, although sometimes the practices is a bit stupid or stubborn... I first book a stay and then extended it with another separated booking... they asked me to check out and re-check-in. Even I later managed to get the same room for the entire stay, I still have to check out early in the morning and re-check-in (I was having a trip outside Tokyo that day).
You can get free coffee from the coffee machine in the evening (and at night) but not in the morning. There are lots of freebies to try... from different kind of tea to bathing salts.
Customer booking with their own website are entitled to get some cash backs.
Their website in Japanese has a lot more promotion discounts (like 3 consecutive stay, early birds etc... the Japanese version has more variety of promotion packages ... so if you can manage to book via the Japanese version of the website, you might get better (sometimes much better) deals.
I will definitely consider to stay here yet again next time I go to Tokyo. Overall I give it 5 stars not because it is perfect but because it offers a decent package at a reasonable price.
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