Summary: Excellent location close to Yamanote line (no stairs to platform), very small rooms, breakfast: small quantities, but ok. No gym. Preferred rooms: Corner rooms. No-smoking rooms have to be reserved. Good jogging options. Reasonably priced.
In Tokyo you have to spend a lot if you want to have nice rooms, perfect service, good food, quiet bed rooms. I prefer to do a compromise and to choose a hotel, which is owned by the Japan Railway (JR). JR has constructed several hotels in walking distance to the platforms of theri railway stations. All these hotels have in common: Very small rooms (less than 10 m2), but bed approx. 1.90 x 1.20 m, extremely clean, very limited service (only reception, but you can store your luggage for several days), access to train without stairs, i.e. via escalators. Breakfast: In attached restaurant (different ownership, coupons).
From Narita I need less than an hour to be in hotel, take the Skyliner to Nippori and change their for the Yamanote line (3 stations) The JR Narita Express needs double time and you face stairs even in Tokyo central station. Limosine buses are not recommendable, at least 2 hours. Last time (March) I needed only 1 hour after touch-down of airplane to come to the hotel.
If you choose other hotels, which are close to subway stations, then you will not like to take the subway with your luggage. Most subway stations are not fully equipped with escalators.
The Yamanote line has escalators at all stations, which make the travel easy (also at Nippori).
Remember: Taxis start at USD 10 in Tokyo and may be very slow. From Narita several 100 USD.
Restaurants: In walking distance at least 10 - 15 restaurants of various and good levels (not only McD and Denny's).
Price level: Single USD 70 - 90 (March 2013).
The Komagome Mets is perfect if your business office is close. At the Tabata station is the next Mets. Check the InterNet for other JR hotels. I have been using this hotel for the last 5 years at least 10 times; my Tokyo office is in 10 min. walking distance.
Jogging: Leave hotel to the left, follow the Yamanote line in the direction of Tabata / Nishi-Nippori / Nippori and Ueno. Orientation: You find small streets in 10 to 100 m distance to Yamanote line; at Tabata you have a small bridge over a main road. Do never cross the Yamanote line. In the area of Nippori there are several old wooden houses / temples ets. which survived the US bomb raids and which are very nice & peace-ful. I jog to the large cemetry close to Nippori (and return, same way). On weekends I reach Ueno park and may take the train back. Summer: Start at 5:30, otherwise too hot & humid.
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