This place is good if you have an early flight, only have a few hours to sleep, are on a very strict budget, or have several travelers/large family that you are trying to house on a budget. BUT, I would only stay here overnight in a tight pinch. This would not be a place I would want to vacation from.
This place was perfect for our overnight stay as it was cheap and there were 3 of us and we were on a budget. In Japan they charge by the person, so this worked out to be much less expensive than the other hotels in the area. The next year that I had an overnight stay, it was just me, so I opted for a nicer hotel as it is much more affordable with just one person. Also, we had a very early flight out the next morning and I didn't want to spend a lot of time getting to/from the hotel. IT took us about 10 min or less by free shuttle provided by the hotel to get there. The hotel looks like it is straight out the 70's and everything is a bit tired and worn. Our room was very clean, but old as well and smelled horribly of cigarette smoke. I don't mean there was a lingering old odor as I really don't mind the smell that much; what I mean is that it smelled like someone was sitting in there smoking under the bed when we walked into the room. The room is actually rather large for a hotel room in Tokyo and they did have rooms with 3 single beds, so we didn't have to share a small double. The Japanese toilet was amazing as always and the shampoo/amenities are always top notch in Japan of course. The front desk staff can't speak much English, but they are able to check you in and such. If you have any special needs, I would recommend bringing a cheat sheet that you make of the phrases or requests you want, travel with your phone translator, or bring a small translation book (you can buy little ones online).
We had breakfast buffet included in our hotel package; I thought that this was definitely worth the money. Beware that it is Japanese food; the porridge is salty instead of sweet and many of the foods are not foods you are probably used to if you live in the US. But, it was good and they had a huge array of hot and cold dishes. They have things like toast and eggs as well, so really you won't go hungry even if you don't love Japanese food. I love trying new things, so this was a good experience for me and my sons. They really don't like to waste things in Japan, so take only a bite of something first to try it, then go back for more if you like it. You will notice that all of the other guests leave their bowls and plates empty. It isn't like in the US where we just leave a bunch of things we tried but didn't like on the plate.
You can walk to the airport if you need to, but if they have a bus going I would suggest it. They start at around 6:30 am and go until around midnight if I can recall correctly. I think they post the info on the hotel website. You can use the google translator if you need to as well.
All in all, I would suggest this on a budget or for short layovers. I would stay here again under the right circumstances.
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