Although this hotel is geared more towards business travelers, we stayed here because our friend's wedding reception was held here and found it to be very convenient. The rooms are very small, and the bathrooms smaller. My husband and I hit our head on the doors a lot! They only offer twins, which is a bit of a bummer when travelling with a partner. The public bath is FANTASTIC, and I highly recommend it. For those of you who have never used a Japanese bath - just do what the others do and you'll catch on in no time. Don't forget to bring your towel and wash towel with you from your room, as they aren't provided in the bath.
The hotel is very convenient to two subway stops (within a 5 minute walk). The folks at the front desk didn't speak much English (again - this is not a hotel geared towards tourists!) but went out of their way to be as helpful as possible. There is plenty of great, inexpensive food in the neighborhood (restaurants and fast-noodle joints that cater to business workers).
Overall, a very pleasant experience and reasonably priced. Four stars only because - while the hotel is exceptionally clean - no amount of running the air purifier in our room could rid it of the smell of stale cigarettes. As an aside, the hotel doesn't have an English sign with its name on it out front, but it does have a sign with the English name of one of the restaurants within ("The Piazza"), so look for a place with a half-circular drive, umbrella holders, and "The Piazza" restaurant, and you'll find where you need to be! Also, for foreign travelers, there is a post office right down the street (building next to the subway stop) that has an ATM which will accept foreign bank cards.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Port Kojimachi Tokyo, Japan