The hotel and staff get 5 stars, had to deduct one star for location. The staff is incredible and most speak English, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the views incredible. The restaurants are good, if a bit pricey, but that's to be expected in a hotel like this - a cocktail is $14.00 in the lobby lounge, but then again, there is no tipping in Japan, so it's probably the equivalent of a U.S. bar bill.
The one star gets deducted because I am a westerner who likes my daily coffee. And there was no cafe on the premises and the closest one was a ten minute walk away. The hotel is located in a scenic park with walkways and a temple and somewhat hidden (both are worth visiting) cemetery if you have not seen a Japanese one.
If coffee is not an issue for you and you don't need to be able to walk to shops (everything is a subway ride away), then by all means stay here. I just wouldn't recommend it to American first timers.
Pros: besides the above, the full American/Japanese breakfast buffet was worth the $28. Buy it as part of your package ahead of time, it may be cheaper. The restaurant is on the 33 floor and has lovely views of city.
Bowling alley in the concourse level, is super fun, they serve snacks and drinks/alcohol.
Cons: besides location, the wi-fi was a bit weird, it's free and fast, but each time you turn on your laptop or phone, you have to log in again. No way to save the password. Minor inconvenience.
Room tip: many rooms have narrow balconies, you can step outside but nothing more than that and friends with the balcony noted it was quite noisy when they opened the door. The corner rooms however have a comfortable layout for one or two people. I had a corner room ending with 23, (1523, 1623, etc). It had a view of the Tokyo Tower and I highly recommend it. The bathroom had huge windows with the same view, was very cool.
Dining tip: the breakfast buffet is worth the money, but as others have mentioned here (and thank you everyone for the tip) there is a fantastic french bakery that serves full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu a ten minute walk through the park grounds attached to the hotel. It opens at 7:30am and last order is at 8pm. Try it at least once. www.lepainquotidien.jp
Hotel gift shop: has its own bakery too and you can grab an good croissant in a rush and /or late night drinks, water and alcohol all very reasonably priced.
Didn't get to try the spa or pool, but they offer in-room massages for a reasonable price.
Shopping trip: Get the Pasmo subway pass and load up some $ for the week so you don't have to buy individual tickets. For nice upscale indoor shopping nearby, Tokyo Midtown, a complex that includes the Ritz Carlton is 2 subway stops away from hotel. Ask the concierge for directions.
Airport: the airport bus to Narita or Haneda stops here and for 3000 yen you get comfortable ride and avoid the hassle of the subways.
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