I stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend for our three nights in Tokyo. We picked it after seeing all of the other glowing tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. It is very clean, upscale, and western-style while still having some nice Japanese touches (i.e., it has a "western-style" toilet/bathroom, but behind the bed is a pretty rice paper wall).
The only "cons," if you can call them that, are: (1) the room is a bit small. However I really don't know if you'd find any larger rooms at this price in Tokyo that are as nice and clean; (2) the internet is a little bit spotty. Actually, once we figured out how to access it/which connection to choose, we were pretty much set. But it was a little confusing at first; and (3) the front desk people speak only limited English. But they were SO nice and accommodating and we were able to communicate to the extent we needed with the help of our guidebook's language translations.
The hotel is just perfectly centrally located to explore Tokyo. We explored Imperial Garden (which is within walking distance), Shibuya Crossing, the Meji Shrine, Asakusa, Tsukiji, and more. (We went pretty much all over.) The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to both the JR trains and the regular metro. (If you're a foreigner going to Tokyo, buy a Suica/N'Ex card when you get to Narita!).
Also, there is a lovely little cafe a couple of blocks away called St. Marc's Cafe/Choco Cro that has some really fantastic chocolate croissants and egg sandwich toasts. It is a great place to go if you need to eat some tamer food after (or before) copious amounts of raw fish consumption. We went every morning to start the day off. The coffee there is great also.
I would unquestionably stay here again!
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