Comfortable (but small!) rooms, relaxing onsen, and a very tasty breakfast in the hotel restaurant (千円). Very affordable for solo travel or split between traveling companions. Staff is extremely kind and speaks decent English. Great location on the Midosuji line - ten minutes out from Osaka station and Shin-Osaka for the shinkansen. Esaka is also a jumping locale, just a few blocks away from the hotel - restaurants, amusement, etc... Have stayed here twice and will make it my future base of operations for Osaka/Kobe/Nara trips.