We chose this hotel because a family member lives in Jiyugaoka, and this hotel is an easy walk from both his neighborhood and Jiyugaoka station.
We were pleasantly surprised by this wonderful small hotel. I suppose you could say its a boutique hotel, having only 18 guest rooms, but the reception area and the rooms were immaculate, and furnished in a style befitting the classy worldliness of Jiyugaoka. The rooms are a bit larger than usual for Japan outside of the major international hotel chains: our room had two full sized beds, bathroom with bathtub, flat-panel HDTV, loveseat, desk, refrigerator, tea service, and other amenities. Just a note, we found that some rooms do not have closets, so if you need a closet, ask at the front desk when you check in. As is typical in Japan, internet is provided at an additional charge with a LAN cable, WiFi is not widespread here. The staff that we met spoke English rather well, and they were very accommodating. Nothing was too much to ask for them.
There is no breakfast service here, but it's unnecessary because there are several bakeries in the immediate area of the hotel, including one just a block away on the corner called Jiyugaoka Bake Shop, which has extraordinary baked goods, as well has great lunch & dinner entrees.
Jiyugaoka is a great neighborhood: there are countless shops and restaurants to enjoy, as well as quiet residential streets. There are many high-fashion outposts here. If you're here for sightseeing, it is significantly further to places such as Ueno, Ginza, and Asakusa, but they can all be reached via the Tokyu-Toyoko line - transfer to Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro lines. On the other hand, it's much easier to get to Yokohama from here than from other parts of Tokyo.
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- Hotel Pulitzer Jiyugaoka Tokyo/Meguro