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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel using SPG points, which always provides good value in Japan. The hotel is not on transportation center but provides free shuttle from/to Kyoto train station, which you will need to go for food, shopping, and other transportation. There are three scheduled shuttle per hour until 9pm and it takes 20 minutes to hotel. You can also... More 

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Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights after 4 nights at the Westin Tokyo (which was more like the Westin standard you come to expect). After 4 nights I'm so confused how this could possibly be a Westin hotel? It reminds me of the hotel from The Shining. Or boarding school. The Westin standard it is not. For a start, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a short stay here in February so this review is a little late. The hotel was extremely busy during my stay but still I had a quick check-in and was assigned a room with a balcony and a great view (see pictures). The weather in Kyoto at the time was pleasant so the balcony was a big plus... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Location of this hotel is the biggest plus point as it is in a serene part of town on the foothills away from the bustle of city center and markets. another plus point is that it is walking distance from some of the really nice temple attractions in Kyoto like Nanzenji, shoren in and choin in. Also the hotel... More 

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Westin_Miyako, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Westin Miyako Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The free shuttle is a vital factor that made me stay at this Westin. It is definitely not a Westin looking property from the exterior/interior by Western standards, but I made good use of the SPG points here considering it was a last minute booking. I didn't bring any expectations for the stay here considering the so so reviews and... More 

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Westin_Miyako, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Westin Miyako Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed in several Westins across the World, the Westin Miyako is quite possibly the biggest let down I have experienced. It is no more than a 3 star hotel and that is me being generous. The building is in shocking condition inside and out. The bedrooms are decrepit and in severe need of modernisation. Similarly, the outside looks like... More 

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Westin_Miyako, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Westin Miyako Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel with very friendly staff, great guest rooms, restaurants, atmosphere and location. It is about a 25 minute drive from the Shinkansen Railway Station in Kyoto. The hotel provides a shuttle every 20 minutes. Taco cost is about 3000 yen or 30 dollars. The hotel is located about 10 minutes from the Gion area. It is within walking distance... More 

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Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently checked out from 3 nights stay at Westin Kyoto. 5 months pregnant travelled with 2 years old and husband. What we liked 1. Price is comparison with similar hotel category 2. Convenient transportation - easily ready shuttle every 15-20 min to Gion or Kyoto Station. The Westin is also right next to keage station - 2 min pregnant walk.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

free shuttle bus to main area and kyoto station which is quite convenient. It has great view for sakura and maple season. Breakfast is regular and outdoor swimming pool only open in summer times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Westin Miyako is a huge hotel with many restaurants and bars inside the hotel that were also great. We particularly enjoyed breakfast at Aquablu and also at Shisen since we had complimentary breakfast due to our Starwood points. The breakfast at Shisen is traditional Japanese and only offers 1 type (very healthy, with small cups of Japanese vegetables and a... More 

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Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Grandview Restaurant
Grandview Restaurant
Cuisines: International
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Kacho Japanese Hot Pot
Cuisines: Japanese
Kunugi Teppanyaki
Kunugi Teppanyaki
Cuisines: Japanese
Aquablu Cafe Restaurant
Aquablu Cafe Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Cafe, Sushi, European, Asian
Moonlight Bar
Moonlight Bar
Cuisines: Bar
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Western-style 11-story Hotel located amid Japanese gardens, 5 miles from train station & 31 miles from Kansai Int'l Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Westin Miyako Kyoto

Address: 1 Awadaguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku | Sanjo Keage, Kyoto 605-0052, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $175 - $626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Miyako Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 499
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Westin Miyako Kyoto
Westin Kyoto
Kyoto Westin
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#10 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#14 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#25 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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