We stayed here for 8 nights during winter. The first thing I noticed was that the hotel hallways have no walls - i.e. what separates the hotel from the building next to it are rows of horizontal metal bars, so during winter it was very cold getting out of the elevator and walking the hallway to your room, though of course, each room has its own air conditioning unit and was warm.
Apart from this bizarre feature, the hotel was very typical of a Japanese business hotel. The room was small (though the room we stayed in, with a double bed, was slightly larger than equivalent rooms in other Tokyo hotels). The bathroom and bed were clean and had all the basic things we needed. One negative I have is about the laundry room downstairs - we washed very basic clothes but the dryer seemed to be incapable of drying anything thicker than a t-shirt (we had to dry our clothes for 3-4 cycles before they were dry enough to be worn) so I would recommend you do your washing elsewhere, unless you are okay to hang your clothes to dry in the hotel room.
The hotel itself is about 7 minutes walk to Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Line. This line was very convenient to get to other major locations in Tokyo, as you don't have to change trains, and it took (at most) 25 minutes to get to other major sightseeing areas in Tokyo. Hamamatsucho is a business district, though if you walk up from the station there is a street with many restaurants, eateries and a shrine as well. There are also numerous convenience stores nearby, and there is also a Yoshinoya (beef bowl). Not to mention, the Pokemon Centre is pretty much across the road from Hamamatsucho Station as well.
Because we were out all day, we would only come back to the hotel for a quick rest or shower, before heading out again at night. It was never noisy at night and we always got good quality sleep - so overall, a good hotel for our basic needs.
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