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Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Ranked #4 of 82 Hotels / Ryokan in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stay at the main building, not the tower building. I have stayed with 6 friends of mine for one of those girls night package. The only thing good was their view... and was very disappointed with the quality of the room, as it was on the tower building. We stayed in their "suite" but the beds were small, bathroom was terrible with no hint of luxury whatsoever (our house has much better bathroom). Crappy curtains in the shower, cheap looking bath basins and amenities. I know it was the reasonable plan but we would have paid another 10,000 yen each for a better room.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

A very traditional hotel, classic and quite conveniently located. Excellent service with very eager and polite staff.
Quite busy with locals, especially at the weekends for afternoon tea and late drinks and you'll most probably get the chance to see a Japanese wedding.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Imperial Hotel (also know as the Teikoku Hotel in japanese) is one of Tokyo's most iconic and classic hotel. The location (Hibiya/Yurakucho) is fantastic is you need to stay around the Ginza/Chiyoda area.
Let's be clear though: this is a business hotel! Do not expect a romantic getaway with your significant other.
The service, as always in Japan, is impeccable! I've also been upgraded a couple of times to a very nice suite (my employer is a huge client).

This is my go to hotel whenever i'm in Tokyo for business (offices in Yurakucho), also for my boyfriend (he goes to Japan 5-6 times/year and has never stayed in another hotel). This hotel is even more special to us since we met there (very Sofia Coppola of us ;) ).

The breakfast buffet is the most impressive i have ever seen! Make sure to try it (it's pricey but well worth it).

The Hibiya metro station (Hibiya line) is just in front of the exit, the JR Yurakucho station (JR Yamanote) is a short walk away. You have tons of nice little restaurants (ramen-ya) and the Imperial Palace is very close.

Can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Been staying here every couple of years since 1995, and it is still a great hotel. The location is great because it's near Tokyo Station, close to key businesses in Maranouchi, and since one always wakes up too early the first couple of mornings, having the Imperial Palace grounds across the street makes for a nice morning walk. Another plus is that it's an easy couple of block walk to Ginza. Service is of course outstanding, rooms are impeccable clean, the lobby always feels alive. Restuarants are also fantastic... breakfast @ the Viking is a wonderful buffet of Western and Japanese dishes (eggs to order in addition to hot & cold meats, fresh breads, salad for breakfast :)), Ten Ichi is the best Tempura "chain" in town, and the Chinese restaurant is still as delicious as I remember it being over a decade ago.

Room Tip: Ask for a tower high floor room for great views of the city and of the Imperial Palace Grounds (need...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Location: awesome location, close to lots of restaurants and Yurakucho train station, you cant pick a better place to stay in Tokyo.

Rooms: very clean, awesome restrooms, safe box.

Restaurants: very nice but very expensive. This is the only thing that disappoints.. but a short walk and you will be near many restaurants.

Service: world-class service staff.. this is service you will remember. The best service that I have ever experienced.. very thoughtful and awesome staff.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

When I introduce business associates to Tokyo, I often have them stay at this hotel. This is because it is in a great location to walk around and get a feel for Tokyo. Moreover, the hotel itself is an attraction in itself; the wall behind the lobby bar area was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (actually he designed the original hotel but that wall is all that survives at this location) and just hanging out in the lobby bar area (where you can get light food, coffee, and so forth, in addition to alcohol) is well worth the time.

There are many fine restaurants in the hotel and the hotel rooms are decent. If there were an option for giving the hotel 4.5 stars, that would be my selection. I essentially am giving it that but am rounding down (it just doesn't quite seem right to round up to a five rating). The one slight demerit I would give is after having stayed at the hotel perhaps 15 times, I just can't say I get a warm and fuzzy feeling from the staff. Businesslike yes, but warm, not particularly. Not really a problem, but not a positive either.

A small piece of trivia, Donna Summers mentions staying at the Imperial Hotel in her song "Tokyo." It is a very well-known Tokyo Hotel, perhaps the best known.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jay K
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Imperial Hotel was originally designed, as many know, by Frank Lloyd Wright; and is one of the few buildings to have survived the Great Tokyo Earthquake of 1923. The intervening years have done nothing to diminish the grandeur of the old Grand Dame establishment. The only structure to survived from FLW's time is the classic bar, which is both a great place to soak up old stories from the bygone days and just sit and end the business day with a drink. In general, the subsequent remodels and refurbishment of the physical structures have faithfully reproduced the style and ambiance of the early 29th century, but with all the modern amenities.

Service is impeccable and very attentive; selection of restaurants will suit all spectrum of tastes, from class European to classic Japanese, but they also have other ethnic focused restaurants to select from (e.g. Chinese and even an American Style 'diner' experience). One of the best buffet breakfasts can be had at the top of the Hotel with spectacular views --The Imperial Viking Salon. The buffet breakfast has a central serving area and one side has Japanese/Asian style breakfast items; while the other side encompasses classic European style breakfast foods. If you want to try something different (from European or American breakfast), I would highly recommend the Nadaman.

In hotel shopping malls are located at the bottom of the main building and include a wide variety of shops. I especially was intrigued by the Japanese Sword Shop and the extensive Kimono Shop; but more affordable venues would include classic Japanese ceramics; pearls; jewelry; and some branch shopping shops of major department stores near the Ginza.

Speaking of the Ginza, the hotel is within 3 or 4 blocks, walking distance, of the heart of the Ginza, where there are a whole host of shops that cover not only more Japanese Swords; Kimonos; but all the boutique type stores you would find in Paris; London; or Rome. Unique Japanese Department stores are also located nearby; as is the major SONY showroom.

Across the street, next to the major movie theater, is a wonderful Japanese Wood Block Store who's owner's family has been in the Japanese Wood Block business since 1870. He carries not only reasonably priced 'copies' of famous Japanese Woodblock prints from all the famous Japanese artists, but has original woodblock prints starting in the thousands of US dollars.

Speaking of the Movie Theater, just walk around the area until you find the Godzilla Statue outside. You can contemplate all the old classic Japanese Sci-Fi movies while having a Starbucks coffee nearby.

Easy use / entry into the Tokyo Metro is available within a block; and the major attraction nearby are two: Hibiya Park, where there is an amazing Curry Restaurant (sorry, didn't get the Japanese name, but the Hotel Staff recommend it highly; the Restaurant dates from the early 19th Century) and, of course, the Imperial Palace, where you will find fine jogging paths.

Free Internet available. I had trouble with wireless connections, but I suspect that's the company laptop; hardwired connections are also available and you don't worry about not having a cable; the hotel will provide it to you at no charge.

Room Tip: All rooms very quiet; double/triple paned window do not allow outside sounds to permeate into the ro...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Chiyoda > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Chiyoda
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chiyoda
#4 Luxury Hotel in Chiyoda
#5 Business Hotel in Chiyoda
Price Range: $323 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imperial Hotel Tokyo 5*
Number of rooms: 931
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury hotel by the Imperial Palace. Founded in 1890, has welcomed celebrities by offering impeccable Japanese hospitality. Located in the central Tokyo; 5 minutes to Ginza shopping area by walk, 5 minutes to Tokyo station by taxi, 15 to 30 minutes to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa, and Ropponngi area by subway, and 45 minutes to Haneda Airport, 90 minutes to Narita Airport by Limousine bus. Free VDSL Wi-Fi connection and 16 restaurants and bars inside the hotel are available. ... more less ... more   less 
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