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Tokyo Prince Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 105-8560, Japan   |  
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Ranked #33 of 94 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Central and spacious location....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times now and if you are looking for action at the front door you won't get it. Its a bit off the tourist route for that. Its a Japanese chain hotel that is frequented by the slightly older Japanese generation and a few tourists who stumble or see a good deal.
The hotel looks as if it was built in the 60's and for Tokyo is very spacious. It has a huge car park (for central Tokyo) out front and is surrounded by temples.
I would agree that there are parts of the property that are a little tired but here are the good bits:
The rooms are far bigger than anything you will get in Tokyo at a similar price, you actually have room to move and open a suitcase here. The rooms I've found are always clean although some of the rooms are a little worn.
There are 3 subway stations 1 JR station and a Monorail to Haneda airport all within walking distance. The Ginza is just a few stops away.
Haneda airport is a short monorail ride and 520 Yen away compared to Narita at 3000 depending on how you go and Haneda is in my opinion a much nicer airport.
Hammatsucho is a 10 minute walk away from the hotel, so bars and good local restaurants as well as western options are everywhere.
Roppongi and Tokyo tower are also close at hand, you can actually walk to and from Roppongi if you want to save a cab or tube fare. Rooms on the back of the hotel have lovely Tower views.
The hotel does have vending machines on each floor but more importantly has Lawsons shop in the basement for most of your needs.
On the bad side: The breakfast is expensive for what it is, as is the food and coffee in the lobby. I do thing that this is a common problem in hotels though.
The rooms do need attention and a refurb would be most welcomed.
Overall though the hotel is very good value for money, cheap for its room size and setting.
If you are looking for an action packed tourist experience, don't go there.
However if you want a quiet base for business or pleasure, this hotel is well worth a try.
Great central location, lots of food choices, and quiet. The tourist and shopping hotspots are just a few spots away in any direction.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Mateo, California
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We booked the Tokyo Prince Hotel because we heard the rooms were larger than average at decent prices. This was true but I wouldn't not worth the it. The staff was friendly, it's close to subway stations, views of Tokyo tower, and there is a vending machine that serves beer but those are the highlights.
The hotel is old and in desperate need of a makeover. The sheets, carpet, shower, and sinks were old and dingy. You could tell the room was "clean" but it didn't feel that way. We originally opted for the bigger room without a view but upon arrival, we asked for a view. The only one available was a smoking room. We thought that a room with the smaller, smoking room with a view was better than the big room over looking the empty parking lot. There isn't much to do around the hotel so if you're looking for a hotel with action right outside the door, don't book here. There seemed to be a lot of tour companies having their guests stay here. Every morning, they would be a huge tour bus bringing dozens of elderly tourists to and from. We considered moving to an area with more nightlife but didn't end up moving. After checking out the city, we decided since we like action, people watching, dining out, we should have stayed in Shibuya. Rooms large. Cheap prices. Close to subways.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Reasonably priced room in an exciting area of Tokyo. Short walk to train transportation to move within the city.
Service staff was very accommodating and eager to help.
I would stay here again on future visits to Japan.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This place is where you want to be if you're planning on seeing the Tokyo Tower or spending any time in Minato or Roppongi Hills. It's a short walk or cab ride from Daimon station, which is convenient.

Our room was very spacious compared to all of our other rooms throughout Japan on this trip, as is the bathroom. Lots of room to move around, comfotable temperature control and in-house dining (if desired) make this hotel a pretty good value. Nice gardens also flank the complex, making for some nice walking if you haven't had your share already.

All in all, happy with our choice.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

When staying in Tokyo I'd never been at ease with my hotel until I came here. It is wonderfully located - on my spare day I decided to book a tour but found that most things - Tower, Temple were within walking distance!! The grounds are lovely and for me- a runner- the circuits on the road and in the park is just fine. I liked the Lawson 7-11 in the basement and it is normally priced. I have to say that I did use it as an alternative to the restaurants which I found too expensive. There is a beer garden which is good fun and a pool. The rooms are very big but if you are on your own - 1 towel only! I thought the hotel was very much worthwhile and I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Very peaceful despite it s size. Gardens beautiful and lovely to access - quite inspiring. Good service and staff all polite and helpful. Breakfasts had great variety in fact anything you could think of. Location. Wry handy got the station .

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 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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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The hotel is very well priced for what you get. Efficient staff, clean spacious rooms conveniently located close to Tokyo Tower. Internet router in every room and shuttle bus to the train station. Some staff speaks English and are all ready to help.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 105-8560, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel 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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