Stayed here with a friend for a few days in late May - a great hotel with a staff that speaks English very well, and in a prime location for anyone taking the Tokaido Shinkansen - the station is about 5 minutes away from the hotel, and the hotel is very easy to find as I think it's the tallest building in the area. We were on the 39th floor or somesuch and had wonderful views of Yokohama.
The hotel is accessible through "Prince Pepe", a hilariously named shopping mall with a few conbinis and various stores inside. Great to grab a quick cheap breakfast or a beer. As all hotels in Japan should be, the hotel is also well-equipped with vending machines too.
LAN internet is available in the room; I would have preferred Wi-Fi but that doesn't appear to be the norm in Japan. I brought a wireless router with me and that worked great, as long as I used the ethernet cable they provided.
One word of advice - the top-floor bar is very nice but they do charge I think a ¥1000 cover charge we were unaware of until the bill came. Oh well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shin Yokohama is a sculptured, urban-style building rising 42 floors above ground. The gentle, cylindrical shape gives it a futuristic appeal. Just 16 minutes from downtown Tokyo, the hotel is connected to the Shin Yokohama Shinkansen Station and the Shopping Plaza Prince Pepe, making it a convenient hub for both business and leisure activities. The area surrounding the hotel is in itself a large amusement complex featuring various sports facilities, including a skating rink, indoor tennis courts and bowling alleys. Also nearby are the landmarks of exotic Yokohama city, Chinatown, the hillside parks and the Yokohama Bay port. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prince Hotel Yokohama
- Yokohama Prince Hotel