Hotel for Families:
This is an excellent Hotel for the traveling Family considering that it is one of the only hotels in the area that have an English speaking staff, accepts Hilton HHonors free night stay and rooms large enough for a family of 4 people and Monorail access (nominal fee) within walking distance.
Hilton HHonors reward Program and Rates:
If you are an HHonors member Hilton Tokyo Bay is a category 6 hotel so you will need to save those points (40,000. pts. per night). Otherwise you may get rates as low as 18,000. yen or approximately. USD $155.00 per night on low season. I have seen it as high as USD $320.00 per night. Hotel rooms in Japan do not come cheep but considering we were a family of 4 and they allowed us all to stay in one room, it was an excellent value considering the alternative was 2 smaller rooms at a Good Neighbor Hotel close to Tokyo Disney Resort at USD.$130. per room. Our family of 4 (2 children 5 and 8 years old and 2 adults) stayed in 1 executive level room with a Tokyo Bay view. Our room had 2 small double beds and a small couch with fold out single for a 3rd or 4th person. This meant that 2 of us had to sleep on one of those small little beds. Most hotels in Japan will not allow more than 3 people to book a room because the gravitational forces in that quadrant of the galaxy force officials limit 3 people to a room...or some other reason (fire codes, small rooms etc.). I don't know? We did request a roll away bed (plenty of room for it) but were told that it was not available. This room was as big or bigger than any American accommodation we have stayed at.
Included are complimentary snacks, small Lego toys for the children in the room and the standard toiletries. i.e.. tooth brushes for kids and adults, tooth paste, disposable razor, bath salts, his and hers kits including aftershave lotions etc. We didn't have to bring our toiletry bag since they were all included. Just think, we could have left that 3rd suit case of toiletries and only packed personal items such as medications etc. Who would have thunk?
1 well equipped bathroom complete with Star Wars Toilet Bidets that have heated seats, and fans and a multitude of controls that will have your 5 year old daughter screaming that aliens are attacking.
Pool and Spa:
The beautiful resort pool you see in their brochure photo is seasonal and in October it was a lovely color green and not being used. A tip: Show your Hilton Honors Silver VIP card for complimentary use of the SPA. You will be given locker keys and towels provided by the spa attendant before you enter. Be aware that this is designed for adults so there may be no children around using the indoor lap pool. I was carefully attended to by the staff when I took my two kids to swim. Another thing we learned is that in Japan they do have hot tubs baths in the men's locker room to which they soak in the buff. Use discression with kids. The lap pool is in doors shared Coed and bathing suits are required. The Japanese people are thankfully are SUPER clean and will have you walk in a foot wash, showers, eye wash and a sink for washing your hands before entering the pool. The usual charge for the Spa is around 3000 yen per day or USD $27.00. We did not use any other amenities at the spa.
Breakfast at The Squares Restaurant:
If booking a bouceback room rate or Silver HHonors Member with complimentary voutures you may receive complimentary breakfast voutures at Squares Restaurant adjacent to the front desk area by the lobby. Squares serves a standard buffet breakfast of both American and local food Items. As far as I could tell there was no a cooked to order section. Fruit, yogurt, silver dollar pancakes, waffles, a sliced egg casserole, bacon, sausage, etc. were on serving platters. American style cold cereal items, milk, juice and other drinks were also served. They also have cheeses and cold fish type Items rice porriege with dried fish and a picked relish type stuff you stir in. and other local items that were very interesting that I tried. We did not try any other restaurants in this hotel.
Views from our room:
View was superb and on a clear day you may see across the bay to Yokohama and parts of Tokyo. In mid winter on a few choice clear days you can see the allusive Mount Fuji which is usually hidden by clouds. My kids would spend hours looking at the ships coming in Tokyo Harbor. We saw local people fishing off the edge in Tokyo Bay and people jogging around on the sea wall berm.
Airport Limousine Bus:
On return to Narita Airport we only needed to call the bell desk to make a reservation for Airport Limousine Bus and purchased the tickets at the bell desk for cash. It was around 4,600 yen or 45.00 for a family of 4 and always clean and on time. With 3 suit cases this was worth every yen of it! Hauling suit cases up and down stairs in the train stations is an exhausting experience. The bus stops several times during the day so ask the bell desk for a schedule because they do require reservations. The Airport is about 1 hr. to 1 1/2 hrs. trip and be at the airport 2+ hours before your flight. Be sure to have your passports in your purse or pocket and not in your suit case in the luggage compartment while on the bus. At the entrance of the airport police will board the bus and check the tickets and Passports of foreigners before being dropped off at either terminal 1 or 2.
Takubin Luggage, package delivery service:
Most fine Hotels, Airport terminals and other locations also have this amazing Takubin service to transfer luggage or anything for that matter from one hotel to another which can be arranged at the front desk for approximately 1400. yen USD $12.00 per suit case. The bell desk will have to fill out the forms because they are in Japanese and you will need to pay the Bell Desk cash. The service needs to be done before the last pick up time and it usually takes over night to send luggage from one hotel to another. We transferred from the Crowne Plaza Metropolitan Ikebukuro-Ku Tokyo To the Tokyo Bay Hilton and it was a life saver! Some rail stations have elevators (if you can find them) but some are older and have stairs. With a family this was an wonderful service.
Monorail and Bus access:
access to Monorail Bay Station to the Disney Parks is only about 300 to 500 feet away across the street They do have a Disney style busses that pick up at Bay Station to transport weary guests to the official hotels if needed on rainy days although we did not use them. Hilton is one of the closest hotels to the Monorail Bay Station and it was faster to walk. They also have Disney style Busses that transport to the parks and Ikspiri area.
For Families I would highly recommend this hotel because the rooms are spacious and excellently equipped. Easily accessible
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Tokyo Bay is the official hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort. The iconic, crescent-shaped hotel is situated on the eastern shore of Tokyo Bay and is just 20 minutes from central Tokyo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel Urayasu
- Hilton Hotel Tokyo Bay
- Hilton Hotel Urayasu
- Hilton Urayasu
- Urayasu Hilton
- Hilton Tokyo Bay Japan/Urayasu