Tokyo visitors have a number of locations to choose from. Fortunately, most areas have easy access to the excellent (albeit potentially confusing) subway system. Thus, don't be deterred by a Ginza hotel unless you're looking for local night life - Shibuya or Shinjuku offer much more at night. The Ginza is a high end shopping area that some might find slightly sterile. However, walks along the side streets will lead you to some excellent and affordable restaurants.
I was very pleased with the hotel - it was clean, quiet, and the staff excellent. I was even more impressed by the price given that Tokyo is among the most expensive cities and I paid less than I would for a mid-tier hotel in most major US cities.
The hotel has a small reception area along with a breakfast area (too pricey for me at around $17 US) and a french restaurant that I assume is a homage to the hotel chain's roots.
The rooms are small but not uncomfortably so. The bathroom was more than adequate. I especially enjoyed the shower which had incredible water pressure and a toilet fitted with a "shower," bidet and heated seat. For most of your electronics, you won't need a converter (Western plugs and a 100w current works for most laptops, phone chargers, etc.)
I believe no room has a king size bed but check first - I could be wrong.
The Mercure Ginza is located near the Yurakucho subway line; however, you more likely walk five minutes to access either the Hibaya or Ginza lines which provide easier access to popular districts and attractions. There are several convenience stores (think 7/11), fast food restaurants (including the very close and highly popular McDonald's plus good beef bowel, sushi, and tempura restaurants) and chain coffee shops near the hotel. The reception staff will provide maps and directions.
If you're coming from the Narita airport, I found the easiest way of getting to the hotel is to take the express train (you'll find the counter to buy tickets just outside of customs) to Tokyo station and from there, grab a taxi for the short ride to the hotel. Since many taxi drivers do not read or speak English, you may want to bring the hotel name and address in Japanese.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel is in Ginza, the Heart of Tokyo. The Location is perfect for business guest heading to Tokyo Big Sight around 15 minutes by taxi or the International Forum in 10 minutes walking distance or leisure travelers looking for a perfect located place to stay. For the Time beside the business we are perfectly located near the Ginza Dori and Harumi Dori shopping streets as well as the Kabuki Theater. Ginza is famous but less crowed then other areas, Ginza Dori as the luxury branded shopping street nearby and the quite area we have, makes Ginza to the best area after a long exploring day in Tokyo. We are in such a colorful and impulsive Area, were you have so many different kinds of people, many cozy, really tasty, high qualitied restaurants and Cafe Shops around the Hotel. These places are the best opportunity to start or end your day in a quiet, peaceful surrounding with a relaxing flair. Right under the Hotel, within the Building, we have Ginza-Itchome Station, served by Yurakucho Metro Line, heading to Tokyo Disney Land or the Sunshine City in Ikebukero. Furthermore, it’s a really short but nice walk to Higashi-Ginza Station and the Ginza Station itself, sometimes you don’t want to go in the underground because of the awesome window decoration of Louis Vuitton or a funny attraction driving on the Ginza Dori. The walk to JR Yurakucho Station is also fascinating because of all the beautiful shops and building you passing till you reach the Station where the JR Yamanote Loop takes you to all the must see parts of Tokyo in the shortest time. From Shibuya Crossing, famous for the huge crowed crossing at the same time over Harajuku, where the colorful Lifestyle meets the peaceful and historical Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine to Shinjuku Area, with the skyscrapers district and the government building, from where you could see Mount Fuji on a clear day. The Mercure Tokyo Ginza offers a distinctive French flair and state-of-the-art technology, our French Chef let you escape to the paradise with his French creations combined with one of our imported well-balanced wine from France. Accor Hospitality is far more than a worldwide leader in hospitality, we are a big family who sharing the same passion in all the corners of the world. Welcoming people and provide a home, far away from home is our promise to you, because that's what our hospitality profession tells you - FEEL WELCOME ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Ginza Tokyo
- Mercure Hotel Chuo
- Mercure Tokyo Ginza Japan