I found Hotel Cresia on Trip Advisor and thought due to its favorable ratings, it would be a good bet to stay here. This is my second visit to this area near the Miebashi rail station and I can also make a fair comparison with the Hotel Blion.
The price will probably win you over as it was about $45/night. It is located even closer to Miebashi station (5-7) minute walk than the Blion which is closer to 15 minutes away. The Blion is modern, new and the rooms are very well appointed. Whereas, the Cresia is a nice mature lady in need of a new wardrobe.
The rooms are simple, clean, quiet and bare bones. The Blion was just the opposite...modern and hip. There was no iron nor hair dryer, but they gave a free wifi router which you can take to your room to use...nice touch. I was thinking that this place is just so-so until I went to breakfast this morning...the Hipster Blion was sheer basic salad and rice balls, but they had coffee and tea. On the other hand...the Cresia had a full breakfast which if you are on a budget can be a real bonanza...i loved the Japanese breakfast and that won me over. This meal can sustain you well into the evening.
More staff here could speak English than at the Blion where no one spoke any English. It was helpful as my Japanese is quite rudimentary.
You can walk to Kokusao Dori (International Street) which is the tourist hub in Naha if you like shopping, but it is over a mile. The months of May to August and probably even later will drain you because of the heat and humidity.
So the toss up is accommodation or food/glamor over sustenance. It's your choice and only a few dollars separate the two establishments.
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