Sendai, the largest city in the Tohoku Region, has many hotels that are convenient for sightseeing. Here are five carefully selected hotels that are highly rated on online travel sites.
1. Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
Just one minute on foot from JR Sendai Station, Hotel Metropolitan Sendai is popular as the closest hotel to Sendai Station. It offers a variety of room types, ranging from functional single rooms to themed rooms with decorations related to Sendai, as well as luxurious suites. It also boasts a variety of shops and restaurants, including a restaurant that serves food made with seasonal, locally grown ingredients – one such dish being the organic rice made by the hotel staff! They have staff who can speak English, Chinese and French.
2. Sendai Royal Park Hotel
This is a resort hotel located about 30 minutes by car from Sendai City. The hotel offers a luxurious stay, with both the hotel’s appearance and its guestrooms taking on the atmosphere and look of a European castle. Their verdant garden has a restaurant with a terrace, as well as an area to enjoy glamping (glamorous camping). With cycling roads and ski slopes around the area, the hotel is in a great location to enjoy outdoor activities. The popular Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets are also within walking distance. They have staff who can speak English.
3. Westin Hotel Sendai
This is a popular hotel that is located on the top floors of the 37-story Sendai Trust Tower. It is in an area surrounded by rich greenery and within walking distance of Sendai Station. The fantastic views from the guestrooms and restaurants add to the luxurious feel of the hotel. Two recommended areas are the gift shop, which sells a variety of different products, and the spa salon. They have staff who can speak English.
4. Richmond Hotel Premier Sendai Ekimae
This hotel is a 3-minute walk from JR Sendai Station. It offers a variety of room types, ranging from single rooms to those that can accommodate three people. The hotel is known for its great service, as well as for its attention to cleanliness, which is proven through the air purifiers with humidifiers that are installed in every room and the luxurious, antibacterial, deodorized feather bedding. It also provides many amenities for women and children. The free breakfast consisting of freshly baked bread and a salad is also highly rated. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building and they have staff that can speak English.
5. Hotel Vista Sendai
This hotel is a 4-minute walk from JR Sendai Station. Guestrooms range from comfortable single rooms with rain shower heads to luxurious deluxe twin rooms, as well as universal design rooms (suitable for the elderly and disabled). The hotel is popular for its large shared baths where guests can stretch out and relax. The breakfast buffet that includes a curry made with Sendai’s specialty beef tongue is also popular. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building and they have staff who can speak English.
Sendai is full of historic sights and tourist destinations. Do visit it!
*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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