The Westin Tokyo is just a 10 minute walk to the Ebisu train station. Yes it's a bit of a journey, but it's on the skywalk which is covered and there are people movers to help speed things up.
Room- we were on the club level so we had a sparkling huge room with an amazing view of the Tokyo tower. Bathrooms were good- we got a kick out of the toilet/bidet. I like that it makes swishing sounds when you first sit down. Very nice when you have to share a room... The Japanese never disappoint- beds were comfy and the room was very clean.
Location- in a business/residential area. It's not loud or filled with tourists walking around. There are some restaurants nearby. If you want nightlife interaction, walk down to the Ebisu station where there are some bars and restaurants that stay open late (we found places open at 1am on a Tuesday night). Shibuya is the next station over or you can take a taxi (about $20 USD w/traffic). If you can, utilize the trains- it's easy and efficient but only run until about 12:30am. Just learn the difference between the JR line and Tokyo metro.
Since we were out late the trains were closed then the skywalk was too...we had to walk on the street back to the hotel. Not a problem for 2 girls- we felt totally safe by ourselves.
The hotel is connected to an indoor mall so it is very convenient. One of my fave places was the little market (like Family Mart, can't remember the name) for snacks. I loved the hand rolls and they were less the $2 USD each. Perfect to grab on the way to the train station.
Staff- was friendly. Concierge is very helpful with directions. There is a map for anything you need with door to door instructions.
Wifi- we just used the free wifi in the lobby. Connection was good.
Getting there--From Narita Airport- take the train/Narita Express. It's a little intimidating but easy to do! It's about $35 1 way- if you can buy the JR Rail Pass. You must buy this before entering the country (totally worth it!). It's about a 1 1/2 hour ride total. If you are paying by credit card (AMEX) you need to go to the window to pay- I could not use the machine.
Get off on Shibuya and then go to the Yamanote Line (green). The trains are frequent so it's about a 5 minute wait. Ride to Ebisu (it's a short ride--I think it might be 1-2 stops from there). Find signs to the skywalk. You'll walk for about 10 minutes. There will be many signs for the Westin and Yebisu Garden Place. If you get lost then go to the information desk at the train station for directions! Don't wing it...a lot of the staff do speak English and will help you.
Cost- we had a deal through a family member that works for Starwood. I saw that our room was about $375 USD. For the amount of space and amenities I feel that this is a fair cost to stay at the Westin. I stayed 1 night in Shibuya at a budget motel for $150 (through expedia, regular cost was $220/night) and it was a closet. Our room in westin fit 3 people comfortably. I would come back again.
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