Shinjuku may have an image of having many high-end hotels, but in reality, it is also home to a long list of affordable business hotels. Here are five business hotels in the area that are unique and are on par with fancy hotels.
1. Central Hotel Tokyo
Central Hotel Tokyo is just a minute’s walk away from the Chuo-Higashi Exit of JR Shinjuku Station, making it an ideal base for sightseeing, shopping, and business. Shinjuku Station is an especially enormous and complex structure. First-timers in the area will be thankful for the easy access to this hotel from the East and South Exits of the station. Get inside this hotel and you will feel a refined air despite the simplicity of the guestrooms, so it’s no wonder that it has become famous for giving guests high-quality relaxation at reasonable prices. You will be happy to know that the guestrooms here are completely soundproof and LAN connection is free. You can choose between smoking and nonsmoking rooms, depending on your accommodation package.
Central Hotel Tokyo is a recommended hotel that offers great value for your money just with its location alone. Plus, the staff are accommodating and tidy, and the hotel is very clean. It’s a hotel where you would want to stay at every time you’re in town.
2. Kadoya Hotel
Kadoya Hotel is situated in an area that is three minutes by foot from Shinjuku Station’s West Exit. All its 94 guestrooms have free Internet connection and the rooms are equipped with carefully chosen bedding under the the concept of “pleasant sleep program.” The “Kura” series rooms, which have an image of a storehouse, a traditional Japanese-style architecture, are the most popular rooms among guests. Each room has a ceiling and walls made from a type of plaster called “Hon-Shikkui,” a natural, traditional building material. They do not only look beautiful, but they can also adjust the flow of air, thereby giving guests a more pleasant sleep.
When you’re hungry, you can eat dinner and breakfast at Hatago, an izakaya (Japanese pub) that feels very Japanese, or at cafe La Voie that looks like a European cafe.
Kadoya Hotel is recommended to those who want be able to properly relax in the city.
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3. Washington Hotel Shinjuku
Washington Hotel Shinjuku is conveniently located on the south side of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, just an 8-minute walk through an underground path from JR Shinjuku Station’s South Exit. More than anything, this hotel is characterized by its size. It is divided into the Main Building and the Annex Building, and it has the most number of guestrooms among the hotels in the Shinjuku area at 1,616 rooms: 1,279 rooms in the Main Wing and 337 in the Annex. Choose from a single, double and other types of rooms according to your needs. Further, it has a ladies’ floor for the exclusive use of women, so women can feel more secure when they stay here.
For dining, the Manhattan Table on the 25th floor of the Main Building is recommended. Here, you can eat while looking at the view of the skyscrapers in the heart of Tokyo. But if you are looking for a mature atmosphere, then head to Steak & Shabu-Shabu Fujita in the Annex Building. There, you can eat steak at the hibachi counter or cook shabu-shabu on your table while gazing at the lit-up Japanese garden.
Bear in mind that this hotel has a Main Building and an Annex Building, and you need to go to the building where you will be staying in order for them to process your stay.
4. APA Hotel Shinjuku-Gyoenmae
APA Hotel Shinjuku is just a minute’s walk from Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station in the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, giving it great access not only to the whole Shinjuku area, but also to Ginza, Shibuya and to Tokyo Station. This hotel’s biggest appeal is its location that is just a few steps away from the sprawling Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden that is covered in lush green. The guestrooms here may be small in size for the sake of the environment, but they are all fully equipped with 40-inch LCD TVs and original beds that will let you get a pleasant sleep. And with free Wi-Fi, this hotel is an establishment that is particular about functionality and quality. The large bath in the basement is an artificial hot spring that uses rocks called “komyoseki" that contain mineral components. It is quite popular because it is free for guests staying at the hotel. At the breakfast buffet at Steak & Hamburg Takumi, is also very popular, they bring out freshly baked fluffy bread just in time for the 6:30 am buffet opening. At APA Hotel, you will be able to rest in peace even though you are in the city, so it is recommended to people who want to take it easy.
APA Hotel Shinjuku-Gyoenmae
APA Hotel Shinjuku-Gyoenmae
5. Premier Hotel CABIN Shinjuku (formerly known as Hotel Vintage Shinjuku)
Kabukicho, the town that never sleeps, is also called the best nightlife district in the East. It is an area where the neon lights of izakaya (Japanese pubs) and other establishments are ablaze even late at night. Now right here in Kabukicho, you will find Premier Hotel CABIN Shinjuku. This hotel is famous for being able to give guests a quiet stay even though it is located adjacent to a bustling district. It has four room types that all come with a large bed. Another great feature of this hotel is the useful Internet connection options, both wired LAN connections and Wi-Fi.
Do not forget to have breakfast here so you can taste the freshly baked bread. The buttery croissant in particular is a must-try! Eat well and charge your body with energy that will last you through the day!
Premier Hotel CABIN Shinjuku also offers great accessibility as it is within walking distance from four train stations, including 10 minutes from JR Shinjuku Station, and an approximately 2 minutes from Seibu-Shinjuku Station. This hotel is a place where you’d want to stay for business or for pleasure.
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Shinjuku is easy to access to and from Shibuya, Ikebukuro and other districts in Tokyo, but it is a town where the atmosphere changes depending on which part of the area you're in, So, if you are staying there, find the area and hotel that are just perfect for you!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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