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“Comfortable old property with many pros” 4 of 5 stars
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Tokyo Prince Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato 105-8560, Tokyo Prefecture (Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 98 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
La Jolla, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Comfortable old property with many pros”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed 6 nights at the Prince Hotel while attending a conference. I paid $150/night including breakfast buffet and free in-room Internet. As others have pointed out, the property needs to be updated to be at the level of a top Tokyo Hotel, but this is a far better value. I would stay at this hotel again for many reasons. Location: it is away from the hustle bustle but walkable to Hibya; subway stop Onarimon on the Mita line is essentially on the property. Peacefulness: Like many Prince hotels, there is greenery on the property. Gorgeous azaleas were in bloom during my trip. You can walk next door to the beautiful grounds of the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple and buy incense from the monks, and access a large park behind it with flower gardens and people walking their dogs. The area is very quiet and you can get a good night's sleep - I heard birds instead of trains in the morning. My room was large enough to do morning yoga and Qi Gong, and I had a great view of the Tokyo Tower (Tokyo's Eiffel). While the hotel restaurants are expensive, there is a Le Pain Quotidien adjacent to the property with that delicious Euro bread and inexpensive red wine - no matter how much you like Japanese food, after 6 days you are ready for something other than salty fish fare! Le Pain is a huge plus in my book. Speaking of red wine, not to mention cheese: there is a Lawson convenience store in the hotel basement, open until midnight you can go down in your slippers! Rooms have refrigerators and hot water makers, and you know you're in a real Japanese hotel when the vending machines have beer. The bus to Haneda and Narita comes to the property. My bus to Narita stopped at a few fancy Ginza hotels, and noticing the crowds and noise I felt happy that I had stayed at the Prince.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Just checked in. Similar to other reviews agree that there is a very funky smell in the place. Only here for one night as it was the only reservation I could get. Room and bathrooms are extremely dated. Very strange as the space could be so much nicer if they upgraded, but I would bet they are planning on tearing it down and aren't putting anything into until that happens. Bathroom was so dirty that I started cleaning the doors, woodwork myself. Will post a pic of the grime.
Size of the room was very good, so realize you are paying solely for size and location and nothing for room cleanliness, smell and decor.

Room Tip: Make sure you are facing Tokyo Tower.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong
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105 reviews 105 reviews
14 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Solid hotel, in a great location. Rooms quite dated and nothing to write home about, bit of a weird smell. Hotel in a very nice location and we had a good view of the Tokyo Tower from the room. F&B seemed overpriced.

One good part is saying no to daily room service to get a JPY500 voucher - bought a few beers and saved the planet. :)

Outside pool shut during our stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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331 reviews 331 reviews
105 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Good location if business in Minato and if want early jog in the morning around Hotel (see picture, park, temple, cherry blossoms and Tokyo Tower). Breakfast soso: they give discount vouchers but 2 out of 2 times 20 minutes waiting time for the "American Buffet". A la carte no waiting but no choice and food not specatcular. Japanese Breakfast no waiting time but not everybody's taste. Overall ok for business stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Costa Mesa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for one night. The view was awesome because you can see Tokyo Tower from our window. Despite the view, I will not stay at this hotel until there is a renovation with the rooms. The rooms are old with a distinct odor which caused us to check out early. I originally booked this hotel because I was reading reviews and pictures look good. When I arrived, it had a nice lobby but the rooms were older. I wish I l knew about the strange smell. I would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night. We arrived at checkin at was greeted and taken to the reception area, we had booked a non smoking double room. We was taken to our room and so was our baggage by 2 helpers.

We arrived at the room and realised it was a smoking room! U could smell the old smoke smell! Not impressed! We didn't go back to reception as we wanted to get out and about so we decided to keep the room, the decor was awful....erm bright turquoise carpet and white walls! Was we In the Caribbean! Lol awfull! The room was a good size, bed was comfy but just very dated including bathroom. The room and hotel was clean so no issues there.

The location is really good just 5 mins walk to the tower and 2-5mins walk to restaurants...OMG amazing breakfast cafe just down and the bottom of the car park on the right...Amazing Cakes and baked goods. It is also about 10mins walk to the local tube station, 5-10mins walk to a Starbucks & subway sandwich & family mart.

Overall I like the hotel but it needs a big facelift! Nothing special! Only memorable for the nice cafe at the end of the car park. Hotel is also in a really good location but I would pay a little more and go somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seneca Falls, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This was the second week long stay at this hotel. Both times have been very good. Location is excellent. Rooms are clean and have good-sized refrigerators.Nice views possible of the tower, or of the temple grounds. Multiple restaurants on site, all are good. Great selection of Japanese whiskey, too! Close to Roppongi and many subway stations. Helpful, foreigner friendly staff. If you need an ATM, go to the post office at the World Trade Center a few blocks away. Only problem this time was no climate control in the room, but fortunately the windows open.

Room Tip: Ask for a tower view or temple view. A temple view is nice if you are an early riser-- morning pray...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato 105-8560, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato > Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 98 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tokyo Prince Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 462
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated next to a quiet, leafy forest in the heart of Tokyo, the Tokyo Prince Hotel offers tranquility in a centralized location. Serene sculptured gardens outside your guest room windows give no hint of the bustle of the city beyond. With outstanding hospitality, luxurious rooms, first-class restaurants and a spacious parking area, the Tokyo Prince Hotel provides a convenient base for world-class travelers and business people alike. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Minato
Prince Hotel Tokyo
Minato Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel Japan

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