There are plenty of elegant and convenient hotels for sightseeing in Kanazawa. Here are 5 selections from the many distinguished hotels in the area.
1. Kanazawa Miyako Hotel
Kanazawa Miyako Hotel, right in front of Kanazawa Station and directly connected to the subway, is Kanazawa's oldest city hotel with a 50 year long history. You can spend a perfect time there thanks to its various facilities like its wide lobby, a restaurant serving Japanese food, a bar-lounge serving French food, coffee shop salon, and more. Inside the hotel is a 24 hour convenience store. It's connected to Kanazawa Station, so it's very easy to go sightseeing. People who are planning on going all over the place would find this hotel perfect for their plans.
*Photo is of Kanazawa Station.
2. Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku
This hotel is just 5 minutes away from various famous Kanazawa sightseeing spots, like Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en. This classical hotel has a retro atmosphere that will remind you of Japan's Taisho era (1912 - 1926). The hotel is full of glittering art, including the stained glass decorating the lobby and Kanazawa traditional crafts placed around the building. One of this hotel's biggest charms is the natural hot spring available, something rare for city hotels. In the restaurant, you can enjoy Kaga cuisine. Kaga was the name of the region (including Kanazawa) in ancient times, so Kaga cuisine is the local food. Even though it's a hotel, this place is recommended for people that want to feel as though they're staying at a ryokan (Japanese inn).
3. Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel, located in the business district of Kanazawa and just a six minute walk away from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, is an elegant, Japanese-style city hotel. It's full of great places to eat, including Kincharyo, their traditional Kaga restaurant, which has earned a Michelin star. There's also a restaurant where you can try French food made with local ingredients and a lounge offering delicious sweets. Kincharyo has a tempura corner, so it'll satisfy people who want to eat the best during their trip.
*Photo is of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
4. Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel
Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel, just opened in 2015, is about 5 minutes away by car from Kanazawa Station. This is a modern hotel with guest rooms designed with Japanese aesthetics and a large garden filled with plants that allow you to enjoy every season. Even though it hasn't been long since it opened, their exhibitions of art by young artists in their craft gallery has earned it high praise from visitors for its art gallery-like atmosphere. This hotel is perfect for people that want to spend a luxurious time. Also, breakfast (which is included in the room fee) is a generous buffet that fuses Western and Japanese food, and you can also try regional cuisine. You can borrow bicycles for free, so it's very convenient for sightseeing within the city, like visiting Kenroku-en. They have plenty of facilities that can offer information about sightseeing, like a library and an information center.
*Photo is of Kenroku-en.
5. Hotel Pacific Kanazawa
Ohmicho Market offers not just fresh fish and vegetables but also side-dishes and local specialties. There are restaurants offering meals using fresh seafood, and it's also known as a sightseeing spot. Just 1 minute away is Hotel Pacific Kanazawa. The first floor is a stylish cafe. The neat design of each guest room and the reasonable price is popular, especially with young women. Breakfast isn't included, so for breakfast it might be good to wander around Ohmicho Market and see what you find. This is a hotel that is difficult to get reservations, so please try to book early!
All of these hotels have great access to sightseeing spots, so please pick which one suits your needs best and enjoy your stay in Kanazawa to the best of your ability.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.