The first thing you notice about this hotel is how such a large property could be tucked away in a dense part of town. The long, imposing entryway seems almost excessive for an area competing for space. That said, this is a solid choice for Nagoya for sightseeing or business, and the location is just far enough from the action to be quiet, but still close enough to be walkable and convenient.
Most of the reviews here are spot-on, so I'll just chime in on a couple things:
-While Sakae Station is a close walk (5-7 minutes), there are no escalators or elevators on the direct path; if you're carrying a lot of luggage, a cab ride from Nagoya Station (20+ minute walk) will save some hassle and shouldn't be too expensive.
-The area is right at the outskirts of Nagoya's red light district, which means lots of interesting dining and drinking options that may not necessarily be family friendly.
-Best rates seem to be on the hotel's website itself... although one downer is that they seem to omit certain rate plans in English mode vs. Japanese mode; I personally think this practice should be outlawed in Japan, so I'll dock a couple points from their service and value ratings on this.
-Plenty of coffeehouses nearby (Japanese and International) for your morning lifeline. Quick tip: definitely give Nagoya's local chain, Komeda, a try.
Though this is one of the more expensive options in Sakae, it is still significantly cheaper than the Marriott on top of Nagoya Station; plus there's really nothing around Nagoya Station... all of the shopping and tourist action is in Sakae. So if you want the extra space and comfort compared to something like Toyoko Inn, definitely put this on your short list.
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