so if you're in japan and want to visit the old Japan, kyoto is the place. it is truly marvelous and beautiful to see. finding a place is difficult because there are traditional places that tempt you. if you dont need the touristy experience of lodging -- make it simple by staying here. The accommodation is almost equivalent to courtyard Marriott. It's few blocks from the main cross section off the subway exit and right across from the imperial palace. It's quiet and not too busy.
the service is wonderful! also, make sure to pick up the bus and subway card that allows you to travel anywhere in kyoto... you can literally see many things in one day and the hotel's location couldn't be better. it's super close to a lot of things and BEST OF ALL again -- convenient from the subway station! the prices were average and didn't break my wallet.
If you're looking for something "experience Japan" kind of thing, prepare to spend a lot more here, but basic lodging, roomy showers, and clean bed and all -- this is it.