Hotel Pacific Tokyo
Breakfast by the Koi-pond !
This hotel is one of the really good Tokyo hotels, not only from its location (in the center of Shinagawa-district, close to the railway station), but also with regard to its serene luxury.
The service is flawless, especially at the front desk and with the bellmen, and also in the restaurant and lobby-bar.
Unique Quality: Modern, not too spacious rooms with all the usual amenities, internet-access, TV, coffe-making device, minbar etc. Automatized toilet with programmable hygiene-services (I did not dare to switch on !)
Especially beautiful its breakfast-room by a waterfall and pond with dozens of beautiful Kois ("lucky carps")
Directions: opposite Shinagawa Railway / Metro- Station
Hotels with many facilities
I have been staying in this hotel over the last 20 years whenever I am on business trip in my native town Tokyo. They have many restaurants - Japanese, Chinese, Western and coffee shop with a view of a beatiful Japanese garden. There are several shops, including a book-store, bread-shop, a hair-dresser, and nice suvenior shops. I recommend this hotel especially to business travellors. If you can afford, its a good hotel for other travellors, too.
Unique Quality: It is in front of Shinagawa Station where you can go to Kyoto, Osaka, and other east-bound by Bullet Trains. The first stop of the airport busses which come from Narita International airport. There 8 elvators/lifts and you do not wait at all. Each room is equipped with high- tech toilet.
Directions: In front of JR SHINAGAWA station, You take JR line to Shinagawa. JR line is circling around Tokyo. You come back to the same station when you get in if you stay a hour and a half.
The hotel has a smallish but beautiful garden with a pond and waterfall. The breakfast room is located next to it so the views are very pleasant and relaxing. The hotel rooms were neat and clean and quiet so nothing disturbed our sleep. There were some small shops in the lobby and I liked to use the internet service at the ground floor. I liked this hotel a lot.
Unique Quality: The very best thing about this hotel is the location next to Shinagawa railway station. It was very easy to get to all the different places in downtown. Also, there are some shops and a good supermarket at the station.
Directions: Opposite to Shinagawa Station
A Luxurious Hotel
This is every inch a luxurious hotel which I wouldn't splurge on if I were to look for accomodation in Tokyo, but since there was a free upgrade of hotel during the package tour, it was an eye opener for me. The room we've stayed at was bigger than the usual rooms in Japan and full amenities were provided in the bathroom.
Unique Quality: We've only stayed for one night and so, didn't really explore much around the hotel. However, you should try the French restaurant, Boeuf d'Or at the top floor which has a magnificent view of Tokyo's skyline. It was awesome for us to have our breakfast with such a view to boost. (=
One thing to highlight is that Shinagawa JR station is just a stone throw away, so travelling is so much easier with the train station located nearby.
Directions: Located in the heart of Shinagawa district.
We have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions even though we live nearby. This hotel is located in front of Shinagawa station and convenient to catch the bullet train that stops in Shinagawa. The hotel has been around for years, and some of the rooms were remodeled with new carpeting etc. The prices are reasonable for the rooms and the service is good.
Unique Quality: I would have to say the rooms are large if compared to other hotels nearby. We have stayed at the Grand Meridien in Daiba, but found that the rooms were bigger and a bit cheaper in Shinagawa. Also highly recommended is the French Restaurant at the top of the hotel. (Sorry cant remember which floor) The menu allows for a set menu and you can choose each dish from each category. Again quite reasonable by Tokyo standard. Also very delicious.
Directions: Directly in front of Shinagawa
Business hotel in Shinagawa
Le Meridien is a regular business hotel, located right in the middle of Shinagawa. It's one of two corporate hotels that I regularly use, for its proximity to my office.
But work aside, this hotel is convenient for its close proximity (just across the road!) to the JR Shinagawa station. This station is on the Yamanote line, and it's connected to several other lines as well, making it easy to get around.
Shinagawa itself is lively even late at night, and most importantly, you can always find something to eat., even if you work till the wee hours. There are sushi bars nearby, and if you're desperate for some Western food, TGI Friday's is in the hotel itself and Outback is just a street away.
The hotel itself is clean, but has a permanent lingering smell of smoke, and even the walls seem to have grown yellow with the years of cigarette smoke billowing through its corridors. Having said that, the rooms are of a reasonable size, and there's a nice lounge area looking out on a waterfall landscape.
Being a regular Japanese hotel, it doesn't come with the fancies, so don't expect a pool or gym. But you can always make up for the exercise by endlessly running after trains!
Directions: Opposite JR Shinagawa station, next to Wings Department Store.
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