I'm a long time fan of Dormy Inns across Japan because of their good service and especially because of their on-site onsen, which is an excellent perk when you're about to begin a long day or as a way to relax after a day of sightseeing.
The Dormy Inn Nagoya is not particularly one of their most upscale ones like Fukuoka or Kanazawa, however it gets the job done and it enjoys a good location in Nagoya.
The room itself was very basic but not much different from other Japanese business hotels, we got a room with a very tiny window. On the bright side though it was -very- quiet and perfect for resting.
The sento bath is one of the smaller ones I've experienced in Dormy Inns but it was clean and well maintained.
I would have to agree with the reviewers that say the location is about a 10 minute walk from Nagoya station. I actually took the shuttle bus back to the station as I thought I would save time and avoid carrying my bags, but it ended up being much slower than walking due to traffic (so, moral of the story, station is much closer walking than driving !).
Walking to downtown Nagoya (Sakae area) from there is not too far either, you can probably cover the distance in 20-30 minutes at a leisurely pace. The subway in Nagoya isn't quite as extensive as in other cities so walking may be a smarter choice if you're just covering short distances, the nearest subway station isn't too close to this hotel.
As with most business hotels in Japan, internet is free via LAN cable.
If you need an international ATM there's also a post office a few blocks from the station.
There are plenty of food options in the nearby streets, and of particular note is the YamaChan chain which is famous for its Nagoya style chicken wings.
So, bottom line, good hotel in a good location, not luxurious by any means though so don't expect many frills. But if you want a place to rest in a convenient location (and with Japanese bath facilities), you've got the right spot.
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