I have done a bit of reading and come to realise that for budget end hotels, and near to Nagoya station, there are plenty of choices. First there is the Toyoko chain, with 3
1. Toyoko Inn Nagoya-eki Shinkansen-guchi
2. Toyoko Inn Nagoya-eki Sakuradori-guchi Shinkan
3. Toyoko Inn Nagoya-eki Sakuradori-guchi Honkan
Of these 3, which is considered nearest to Nagoya station. I can imagine Nagoya station is huge so nearer to which part of it is crucial. For my stay, I would be taking the bus from Meitetsu bus station to Nagashima, and trains to places like Kiso Valley, Shirakawa-go, Takayama & Korankei.
Which of the above is newest? Whcih would you recommend?
Via Inn is also highly recommended in one thread but unfortunately not available for my dates.
I also read about Hotel Mystays and APA Inn which has two one is called Nishiki and the other is Sakae but these 3 are all at Sakae right?
That brings me to the question of whether staying near Nagoya station is all that important? Or is there a good reason to stay at Sakae instead?
Other hotels near Nagoya station that seems highly rated include
2. Sunroute Plaza
3. Mercure Nagoya Cypress
4. Meitetsu Inn
5. Sanco Inn
Others I have read and highly rated at Tripadvisor include Nagoya B (near Sakae) and Nishi***** Inn Nagoyanishiki (near Fushimi). Strange, the forum does not allow me to spell this hotel name.
I am really unsure which to choose. My budget for a single room can be up to JPY8000. Would really appreciate your thoughts. Short walking distances to stations is a big plus for me bearing in mind I will have 4 nights stay and taking trains/buses from Nagoya most days. Thanks.