The 30 Best Hotels in Tokyo
Tokyo is the vast metropolitan gateway to Japan, catering to the visitor's every need and taste. Here Japan's spirit of omotenashi (traditional hospitality) is alive and well in the soaring towers, landscaped grounds and elegant rooms of Tokyo's top hotels.
The following is a selection of thirty elite Tokyo hotels with well-earned reputations not only for good taste, luxury, and prime location, but for the personal touch that makes any stay unforgettable.
Listed in order of luxury.
Palace Hotel Tokyo - true majesty
The Palace Hotel Tokyo is a hospitality legend - the creme-de-la-creme of Tokyo hotels - located on the eastern edge of, and overlooking, Japan's ultimate prime real estate, the Imperial Palace and only minutes' walk from the high-class shopping districts of Marunouchi and Ginza. The 5-star Palace Hotel Tokyo has no less than seven restaurants, with authentic Japanese cuisine of several kinds on offer too. The spacious rooms offer every possible comfort and convenience, and the attentive, personalized service is unsurpassed. Fronted by a plaza of dancing fountains lit up by night. Book a room at the Palace Hotel Tokyo.
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo - grand luxury
The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is a model of style in one of Tokyo's most genteel and grandiose districts, Nihonbashi, with its department stores that cater to old wealth - just north of Tokyo Station. Offering no less than a dozen places to dine, the Mandarin Oriental caters to the gourmet, with stunning views of central Tokyo and beyond. Be pampered on the 37th floor spa, and relax in your elegant, spacious, subtly lit, high-ceilinged room. Book a room at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.
The Peninsula Tokyo - stylish finesse
The Peninsula Tokyo - "International by Design, Japanese by Inspiration" - cuts a fine silhouette on the south-eastern corner of the moat of the Imperial Palace, and just across from historical Hibiya Park. This attractive hotel, lit up in colors by night, offers superb views over big green Hibiya Park and the moats and grounds of the Imperial Palace. Even the smallest room at the Peninsula is 51 sq m, on up to the super-deluxe Peninsula Suite at 347 sq m. Book a room at The Peninsula Tokyo.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi - the heart of hospitality
The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is a real home away from home in the middle of the Marunouchi district, just east of the Imperial Palace and also overlooking the elegant red brick of Tokyo Station. Modeled on a private club rather than a cathedral, the Four Seasons offers warmth and comfort: real relaxation - yet in clean contemporary architecture that speaks elegance and good taste. The recently opened Motif restaurant on the 7th floor offers a culinary and dining experience that, together with the heavenly spa, makes the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi a sublime choice. They even pick you up from, or drop you off at, your train platform at Tokyo Station (if you book this service in advance). Book a room at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi.
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel - artfully ahead of the times
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel is the most cutting-edge incarnation of the Prince Hotel and Resort chain, recently opened in Tokyo's Kioicho district, nearby the bustling Akasaka shopping and dining area. Housed in a fine new tower, this jazzy modern hotel blends the bold and the elegant, with special appeal for the jetset. Huge windows in the very 21st-century suites afford wonderful views of the surrounding undulating cityscape. There are seven thematic bars and restaurants to choose from. No expense has been spared here to ensure that you will be back. Book a room at the Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel.
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel - Japanese elegance and ease
The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Tokyo's Shibuya district puts guests within walking distance of one of Tokyo's most glamorous youth fashion scenes. However, that vibe finds no reverb in the calm, restrained modernity of this 40-floor luxury hotel. Good taste is expressed throughout in simplicity of design, and in harmonious, unobtrusive, Japan-inspired color schemes. There is a plethora of body care facilities here, including even a tooth-care salon, a Poppins Kids Room, and a range of restaurants, bars (including a great wine bar) and salons that bring an extra dimension of rest and refinement to your stay. Book a room at the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel.
Park Hyatt Tokyo - the unparalleled Shinjuku skyline
The Park Hyatt Tokyo is one of Tokyo's elite hotels, and among the best in Shinjuku, where it is located, less than 10 minutes walk west of Shinjuku Station. Timeless in its design and decor, the awe-inspiring Park Hyatt is a world unto itself where each guest is fully and meticulously catered to from check-in to check-out. The 52nd floor lounge is one of the highlights for its unequalled views of the metropolis (even Mt. Fuji on clear days), but the spaces throughout are consistently grand, inclusive and impeccably elegant. Enjoy a swim in the great big pool or live jazz over a cocktail in the sky-high New York Bar. Book a room at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo - an arty urban ambience
"Dreams come easy at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo" - and this grand, elegant hotel quietly lives up to that boast with charming Japanese service, calming decor, and an inevitability about its atmosphere of unhurried but always mindful hospitality. Subtlety is the byword at the Shangri-La, and even a first-time stay here will feel like coming home. Enjoy nearby shopping in Marunouchi and Ginza, and, when back, browse the hotel's extensive collection of Japanese, Chinese and Western art. For those who like to travel in peace, calm and comfort. Book a room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo - king of the Roppongi castle
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is located in Roppongi, one of Tokyo's most happening areas after nightfall, blessed with a stupendous range of dining and entertainment opportunities. The hotel occupies twelve floors of Tokyo's tallest building, the 53-story Midtown Tower, with the lobby on the 45th floor. The 46th floor spa offers a range of relaxing courses, with stunning views. The hotel's eight drinking/dining venues include the Michelin-starred Azure 45 featuring contemporary French cuisine. Room decor is typified by a classic East-meets-West look, with the accent on golden- and earthern-toned comfort. The Tokyo panorama is great, whatever the room. The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is dedicated to its guests' enjoying Tokyo at its best. Book a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.
Trunk Hotel, Shibuya - "And Heaven in a Wild Flower"
The Trunk, Tokyo is where love of the unadorned organic meets love of luxury, featuring as it does an unaffected, warm, wood-grained decor, much of it made from recyled materials, that nevertheless belies exquisite taste and style. This infintely stylish, super-comfortable, wonderfully spacious urban "cabin" is located in the ultra-hip, ultra-buzzing Shibuya area, just a medium-length amble - or short train ride - from the equally fashionable Omotesando Boulevard. Terrace rooms come with verdant surrounds, and loft rooms with big bathtubs. Trunk is Tokyo's herald of a new, in-tune style of accommodation. Perfect for large groups, with a suite featuring a full-fledged kitchen for DIY in-room entertaining, and some suites sleeping up to 14 people. Book a room at Trunk, in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt - the ideal becomes reality
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills - A Concept by Hyatt is the 21st century zen retreat of Tokyo accommodation, with a design that marries stimulating abstraction to hospitality and comfort. A sense of artistry and drama imbues the rooms, hallways, bars and restaurants and - not least - the 52nd floor Rooftop Bar. The Andaz pool and gym get particularly good marks for design and usability. Located in the Toranomon district, about 1 km south of the Imperial Palace. Book a room at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills Hotel.
Conrad Tokyo - an ideal made reality
The Conrad Tokyo is a high-rise hotel near Tokyo Bay overlooking the scenic Hamarikyu Garden, so bay-view rooms are recommended. This spotless, spacious hotel is modern and minimalist in its decor. There is a beautiful pool on the 29F (which requires a considerable extra charge for use) as well as a spa and gym. Guest rooms are large, modern and loungy, and the suite rooms are particularly luxurious. A short walk west to the luxurious shopping district of Ginza. Book a room at the Conrad Tokyo.
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu - comfort amid the trappings of power
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a short walk from the National Diet Building in Tokyo's Nagatacho district, thus the "Capitol" in the name. Directly connected to the Kokkaigijidomae subway station, this hotel is very conveniently located for access to Tokyo both east and west of the nearby Imperial Palace. The rooms are Japanese in sensibility and exquisite in their quality and decor. The all-day Origami pastry boutique offers drinks and food, along with several other high-class dining establishments on the premises. Poised among the trappings of national power, this hotel is unrivalled in its gravitas of location, and its quick access to transport makes it the perfect travel base. Also, for its room rates, this hotels punches well above its weight. Book a room at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu.
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo - touching the sky
The The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is located in the verdant expanse of Shiba Park, very near that icon of Tokyo, Tokyo Tower. These expansive, uninhibited surrounds are matched by a range of leisure options (charged extra) in the hotel itself such as a 25-meter pool, natural hot spring spa and sauna, training gym, aerobics studio, beauty salon - and even a bowling alley. There are no less than a dozen venues within the hotel to relax over good food and drink. Rooms are ranked by floor, culminating in the ultra-luxurious Royal Floor with its personal butler service. Book a room at the Prince Park Tower Tokyo.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo - be verdantly pampered
The Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is in Tokyo's Bunkyo ward: a repository of high culture with its numerous venerable universities, temples and elegant eateries. The hotel is an integral part of this legacy, most notably with the sprawling exquisite natural-style strolling garden on its grounds, famous for its nighttime dances of fireflies. Bask in the very best of Japanese hospitality, lavished on guests with personability and sensitivity. Facilities include a huge heated pool and jacuzzi, and a Nespresso machine in each generously spaced and spotless guest room. Concierge services and room service here are legendary. Think "stately pleasure dome." Book a room at the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo.
The Tokyo Station Hotel - next stop: classic luxury
The Tokyo Station Hotel offers the ultimate in accessibility in being located in beautiful old red-brick - and recently refurbished - Tokyo Station itself. Matching the station's old-school architecture, the hotel, too, is classic European in design and decor, with high door frames and vaulted ceilings, but incorporating the latest modern conveniences and materials for a stay of unparalleled comfort. Not a whisper can be heard here of the trains that serve the station. From the fine dining of Blanc Rouge to the casual The Atrium, all dining options are covered. The elite Maisonette Rooms, 65 sq meters, boast two floors overlooking the grand Marunouchi district. Slip back in time - and recline in spacious comfort. Walking distance to the classy shopping mecca of Ginza. Book a room at the Tokyo Station Hotel.
Hotel Okura Tokyo - the apple of Tokyo's eye
The Hotel Okura Tokyo is in the classy embassy district of Toranomon, in the vicinity of Tokyo Tower. This classic, landmark hotel offers a somewhat more intimate atmosphere than most in its class, and all the comforts such as high-end toiletries, silver tea service, double-glazed windows, and more. With its attentive, personalized service, huge rooms, old-style club-type vibe, and English-speaking staff, it's no wonder that the late Steve Jobs made this hotel his regular. Elegance aplenty and service you'll never forget. There's a gym, several restaurants, a shopping arcade, a shuttle bus to the airport, free Wi-Fi, and free parking for guests. Book a room at the Hotel Okura Tokyo.
Hilton Tokyo Hotel - a room with a diamond view
The Hilton Tokyo Hotel is a luxury high rise hotel in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, very near the stunning towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. Higher floors give you a view of Mt. Fuji on clear days, and booking a suite gives you the run of the 37th floor Executive Lounge and all the perks it offers - in terms of food and drink as well. The Hiltopia shopping mall that is part of the hotel includes a 24-hour convenience store. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus to Shinjuku Station every 20 minutes, although the walk to the station is not too far: about 15 minutes. Impeccably clean rooms, a great breakfast buffet, and attentive English-language service. Book a room at the Hilton Tokyo Hotel.
The Westin Tokyo - the charms of Ebisu
The The Westin Tokyo is in Tokyo's Meguro ward, just across from the beautiful Ebisu Garden Place shopping, dining and entertainment facility. The hotel shares the retro flavor of Ebisu Garden Place with classic old-style decor on which no expense has been spared. Good Wi-Fi, personalized service, several restaurants, a couple of executive bars, a European-style spa and beautiful grounds and garden all help make this a stay to remember, in a luxurious atmosphere. The surrounding district is a high-class residential one, with numerous fine dining options and with a quietude not offered by many major Tokyo hotels. Far from the madding crowd but only a few minutes walk to the nearest subway, the Westin Tokyo is for those who prioritize location. Book a room at the Westin Tokyo.
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo - central Tokyo elegance and convenience
The Daiichi Hotel Tokyo is located near Hibiya Park, just south of the Imperial Palace Tokyo. The Daiichi aspires to classic, elegant simplicity in its decor, combining a feel of old-style luxury with all the comfortable mod cons. Rooms here are very spacious and the bathrooms offer the full panoply of accessories. There are great views of the surrounds from the top floor lounge, and outstanding accessibility to public transport, with Shinbashi Station only 2 minutes walk away. In addition to the many restaurants inside the restaurant, there are hundreds of dining opportunities to be had in the immediate neighborhood - suiting all possible tastes and budgets. There is a gym and pool, but make sure when booking that they are included in your plan. Book a room at the Daiichi Hotel Tokyo.
Oakwood Premier Tokyo - secure, central, stylish, independent
The Oakwood Premier Tokyo offers luxury, self-catering apartments in a central, but quiet, city location, very near Tokyo Station. These spacious apartments are serviced daily, but with the full range of amenities for independent living while on a stay of a few days or more in Tokyo. This is one of Tokyo's newer accommodation facilities, which shows in the stylish design and high-tech security features. Tokyo Station and the Daimaru Department Store are less than five minutes' walk way, along with all the shopping and dining opportunities this proximity means. Fitness room available, and pay-for Wi-Fi. Different rates available depending on length of stay. Book an apartment at the Oakwood Premier Tokyo.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyobashi - chic at Tokyo's transport hub
The Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyobashi is a chic, new hotel in the Kyobashi area of Tokyo, just a few minutes walk east of Tokyo Station and also easy walking distance to Ginza. The rooms are spacious enough, if not huge, and the staff helpful, friendly, although not necessarily fluent in English. The bathrooms are equipped with a full range of accessories, there is drip coffee and green tea available, breakfast is good here, there is free Wi-Fi throughout, non-smoking guest rooms, and the premises are spotlessly clean. For the traveler who values good location, convenience, cleanliness and efficiency, the Mitsui Garden Hotel is an above-average hotel for those who want to keep accommodation expenses in check. Book a room at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyobashi.
ANA Inter Continental Tokyo - the best of Roppongi and Akasaka
The ANA Inter Continental Tokyo is a good, solid hotel in a good, central location - near the vibrant Akasaka district on one side and the shopping and nightlife megalopolis that is Roppongi on the other. The several dining options here include the Michelin-starred Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant and Bakery. The staff here provide attentive service in good English. There is a large fitness room for guests, and a pool available between June and September. Roppongi-Itchome subway station is less than five minutes walk away. Being an established Tokyo hotel that has done many years of good service, the ANA Intercontinental Tokyo is not at the high end, but is a great choice for those who want a good-sized room, good service, good food and good accessibility to the happening areas of Tokyo. Book a room at the ANA Inter Continental Tokyo.
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba - Tokyo Bay at your fingertips
The Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba opened in 2016 on the site of the old Grand Pacific Le Daiba Hotel. This hotel occupies a prime spot in Tokyo Bay in terms of view, taking in the whole of the bay, with its Rainbow Bridge, and the city in a fantastic panorama to be enjoyed from your room, the fitness gym (worth the small surcharge), the pool or many other places on this elegant property. Rooms at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba are clean and spacious, and the bathrooms feature exceptionally good water pressure. The Odaiba area boasts extensive entertainment, shopping malls, including Aqua City, and tourist facilities - all connected to the hotel by walkways. The hotel is a 20-minute ride from central Tokyo on the Yurikamome Line. Book a room at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba.
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba - a sentinel of style over the Bay
The Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is the second of two Hilton hotels in Tokyo, the other being the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku. The Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is characterized by stylish design - from the circular architecture of the hotel building to the clean, chic - often bold - interior design that doesn't fall back on the safe, uninspired "classic" look of so many Tokyo hotels. The rooms are large, and stepping outside onto the spacious balconies and terraces reveals the expansive panorama of Tokyo Bay with the huge 800-meter Rainbow Bridge stretching across it and Tokyo Tower plainly visible, especially at night. The Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is very near the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba, with Daiba station on the Yurikamome Line just in front of the hotel for the 30-minute or so ride into central Tokyo. One of the gems of the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is its Japanese restaurant, flanked by a beautiful Japanese-style garden. Book a room at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba.
The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo - sky-high Shinagawa dreaming
The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is a relatively small-scale hotel (but with a massive, spacious lobby!) starting at the 26th floor of a high-rise tower in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo, very near huge Shinagawa Station. The rooms are on the spacious side for Tokyo, with especially large bathrooms, and have a real luxury feel that both business and leisure travelers will appreciate. The large windows make for wonderful views over the Tokyo metropolis - a view also available from the well-appointed fitness gym. The clean, modern decor is matched by cheerful, helpful service, with good English spoken. A beautiful hotel that is optimally located for getting around Tokyo, and close to the many amenities available around Shinagawa Station. Book a room at the Strings by InterContinental Tokyo.
Marunouchi Hotel - an oasis in the CBD
The Marunouchi Hotel is a modern, upmarket hotel in one of Tokyo's most exclusive business and shopping districts, and is situated less than five minutes walk from Tokyo Station, making for optimum ease in getting around the city. Staff here are bilingual and service is good, with free Wi-Fi in every more-spacious-than-not room. The hotel's location makes it ideal for going out and experiencing the dining and shopping attractions the Marunouchi area offers, and even the many options available in the Oazo building in which the hotel is housed. There is no pool here, but a beautiful garden and a lobby that takes the breath away. Has a comfy cigar bar. Views are superb from rooms that have a view, and from the lobby. An island of calm, stylish elegance in the very middle of Tokyo. Book a room at the Marunouchi Hotel.
Hotel New Otani the Main - a Golden Age revisited
The famous Hotel New Otani the Main is a recently renovated veteran of the Tokyo accommodation scene, and offers an ambience that still very much reflects its history. Expect a genuinely retro feel, worthy of one of Tokyo's very first Western-style hotels, built in 1964 for the Tokyo Olympics - yet with sufficient mod cons for full comfort. The Hotel New Otani the Main offers good-sized rooms, friendly, helpful, bilingual service, and a legendary breakfast buffet. The Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden is exquisite - one of the most beautiful in Tokyo, and even includes a sizeable waterfall. There is a pool on the premises (that, like the gym, is user-pays), a small park in front of the hotel and numerous dining opportunities all around. It is a short walk to Yotsuya Station north-west and to the bustling Akasaka district south-east. The complex of which the hotel is a part is chock-a-block with amenities, including even medical. Book a room at Hotel New Otani the Main.
Park Hotel Tokyo - centrality meets artistry
The Park Hotel Tokyo occupies the top floors of a high rise tower - starting on the 25F - in Tokyo's centrally located Shinbashi district, and offers wonderful views over Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower, and even as far as Mt. Fuji on clear days. is directly serviced by limousine bus from Tokyo's airports. The standard rooms here are clean and comfortable, but the standard size for Japanese hotels - with king-size rooms also available. The rooms feature clean, modern interior design - even quite startling design if you go for one of the jazzy "art rooms" on the 31st floor. There is a small fitness room in the hotel, but reservations for it are required upon check-in. Breakfast is expensive, but there are other options around. The bar boasts a particularly good cocktail menu. This hotel is very well positioned, right next to Shiodome station on the Oedo subway line, and the ultra-modern Shiodome Shiosite area, and less than 10 minutes walk from Shimbashi station. The classy Ginza shopping district is walkable from here. Book a room at the Park Hotel Tokyo.
Shiba Park Hotel - we are family
Come home to the Shiba Park Hotel 151! This comfortable hotel was renovated in 2016, and is ideally set up for families with triple and quadruple rooms, as well as interconnecting rooms. The decor syncs with this family-orientated vibe by being pleasant and calming, as is the quiet neighborhood in which the hotel is located, across from a large park. A more-than-comfortable stay is to be had here, even if the facilities are not quite as up-to-date as hotels a little higher up the luxury list. The Shiba Park Hotel is very well located, with lots of shopping and dining opportunities within walking distance, and near that landmark of the Tokyo metropolis, Tokyo Tower, just across Shiba Park, onto which the hotel faces. A little east is beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens. There are several train and subway stations a short walk away, making the Shiba Park Hotel an ideal location for families wanting easy access to Tokyo's sights. Book a room at the Shiba Park Hotel 151.
Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo- a statement of style and utility
The Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo is all about location, being right in the middle of Tokyo's most luxurious shopping and dining district - Ginza. This quite new, modern hotel is clean, comfortable and in good working order, with baths in most rooms, and separate toilet, even if it lacks some amenities like a bar, fitness room and pool - and might not be ideal for family groups. Rooms here are not huge, but are very rational in their layout, and there are no drawers for clothes. All rooms have a hot-pot, a small refrigerator, a wide-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. All-in-all, the Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo is a considerable step up from the average Japanese business hotel, in a prime location, with good security. Recommended for those who need a convenient and attractive base in central Tokyo in stylish comfort for a reasonable price. Book a room at the Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo.
Hyatt Regency Tokyo - solid comfort in Shinjuku
The big, grand, well-located Hyatt Regency Tokyo is in the skyscraper district west of Shinjuku Station, and has a reputation for good, attentive, polite service, and for quiet, very comfortable accommodation with sensible, borderline-luxurious decor, even if the facilities are not as luxurious as some of the more expensive hotels - the breathtaking lobby being a notable exception. There is free Wi-Fi in each room. There is a 20-meter pool on the covered rooftop, and a gym, that both require an extra fee to use. There is no business center here, but there is a spa center for when you need extra pampering. Views from the upper floors are great on clear days. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus service to Shinjuku Station that leaves and returns every 20 minutes. Book a room at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo.