I booked this hotel because Starbucks was in the lobby, and thought that would make our stay more convenient, because a decent cup of coffee would be right downstairs.
We arrived by car and as fate would have it, there was no courtesy parking area for the hotel, not even a drop off area. My husband literally, pulled over on the main road so that I could jump out and run in to find out where to park, then run back out to find him and go park the car. We were told that there was only one parking garage big enough for our rented Voxy, which was a five minute walk away, and the discounted price (because we were guests of the hotel) was 2,100 yen per day.
The man who assisted us checking in spoke little to no English and was very frustrating because he kept repeating the only English words that he knew and took 30 seconds to think about the words or process his next set.
Smoking is allowed in the hotel, so naturally, we had just got into an elevator that smelled like someone had just got off with a cigarette in hand.
The room was tinier than any other Japanese room we've stayed in here in Japan, so was the restroom, and the toilet. The shower curtain smelled like it was washed and not dried properly, so it had an odor to it, on top of needing replacing all together. Other than the shower curtain, the bathroom had good amenities and it was clean. On the plus side, the pillows and the bed were not traditional Japanese style, so it was a comfortable night of rest.
We had an unenjoyable breakfast here as well. We figured that we would at least try it. I lost my interest when I saw the french fries as part of the buffet. We ate a round, no refills, and off to Starbucks we went. We didn't have breakfast there the next day.
The walls are thin, so you can hear conversations in the other rooms.
In all honesty, Starbucks was the best part of this hotel. If you can deal with that, then stay here because the location is convenient. We learned that it was a good idea to rent a car as opposed to taking the bullet train. The train station is a short distance away, but certainly a long enough distance in this cold weather. It might've ended up being at least a 1,000 yen taxi ride to the station, maybe at least 1,500 is closer to the truth.
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