Hotels

These are hotels I have stayed at while in Tokyo over the past few visits. Below is so basic information on each and my reviews of them to help you figure out where to stay in this incredible city.

Sotetsu Fresa Inn

3-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku
Tokyo, 100-0032, Japan
Phone: 81 (3) 5413-3486

My review of the hotel is HERE

Hotel website is HERE

Trip Advisor page is HERE

Basic information: Sotestu Fresa Inn was built in 2012 and is a 3-star hotel in Roppongi. The hotel is 11 stories high (201 rooms) and all rooms are non-smoking. The lobby for the hotel is located on the third floor of the hotel and per their website, check-in can be done by yourself. The hotel provides basic amenities in both the room and others, like irons and other items, at the front desk, free of charge. There is no restaurant available, however the cafe next door (SUZU Cafe) offers a buffet breakfast that can be purchased in the hotel.

Would I recommend this hotel: Yes, Sotetsu Fresa Inn is a nice, clean, and modern hotel that is perfect for a traveler on a budget. It is not thrills, offering a simple and clean place to stay and rest. The grounds are clean, staff kind, and will provide you with a very basic room that is budget friendly while in Tokyo.

 

The B Roppongi (now Comfort Inn)

Address: 3-9-8 Roppongi
Minato City
Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5311-2211

My review is HERE

Hotel website is HERE

Trip Advisor page is HERE

Hotel information: The B Roppongi officially closed on September 19 2020 and has been renamed as the Comfort Inn. 

The Comfort Inn is The B Roppongi with just a new name. The size and features of the hotel have not changed that much. The hotel is still a 3-star hotel in the heart of Roppongi that was originally built in 2004. The hotel is good size at 9 floors and 111 rooms, which are all smoke free. The hotel offers many basic amenities that you would find in most hotels (shampoos, soaps, pajamas, etc.). It is a nice, decent hotel that is budget friendly and right near Roppongi Station, putting it in an ideal location for anyone on a budget. 

Would I recommend this hotel: Yes, but with a note. When I stayed there it was under different management. The hotel was clean, the staff was very nice, and it was a good place to stay for a few nights in Tokyo as my friends and I explored the area. With the new name and management, I am not sure how they are maintaining it, but if they continue the old standards, then the hotel should be just fine and is like most budget friendly Japanese hotels in the Tokyo area. 

The Gate Hotel by Kaminarimon by HULIC

Address: 2 Chome-16 11 Kaminarimon
Taito City, Tokyo
111-0034
Japan

Phone: +81 3-5826-3877

My review is HERE

Hotel website is HERE

Trip Advisor page is HERE

Hotel information: The Gate Hotel is a short walk from Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree, putting it in an ideal location for tourists. The hotel itself was opened in 2012 and consists of 14 floors and has 134 rooms (rooms are also non-smoking). The hotel has a restaurant and bar with an outdoor deck with views of Tokyo Skytree. 

Hotel rooms are larger than most standard Japanese hotel rooms. They are all equipped with toiletries, free wi-fi, and have large showers. The hotel is rated 4-stars by Google and rates for standard rooms start around $125 a night. 

Would I recommend this hotel: Yes, I would recommend this hotel. It is one of the nicer hotels I have stayed at in Japan. The location, facilities, and surrounding area were all top notch. Being that close to both Sensoji and Skytree made it great and being close to mass transit make it a great spot to both stay and also explore from. The rooms were clean, staff was very nice, and the restaurant on site is very good, making a great all in one place to stay. This hotel can be a little expensive at times, so make sure to check the rates before you book this hotel as it does change from time to time. Overall, it’s a great hotel so keep it in mind when you are looking for hotels in this area in Tokyo.