We stayed at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay during our honeymoon while visiting the Tokyo Disney Resort. This hotel is just one of 5 or 6 hotels that surround the Tokyo Disney Resort, and all of them are upper class hotels that are rather pricey. This Sheraton and the Hilton are the two "western" hotels, and they have mostly English speaking staff and cater to westerners a bit more than the other hotels in the area. All of the hotels are connected to the parks via the resort monorail. The monorail also connects with the JR Keiyo Line Maihama Station, which is park of Tokyo's (massive) city transit system. There are "limobuses" that come to and from Narita and Haneda airport, though they only run during the daytime hours and are pretty pricey.
For Americans that are visiting Tokyo, this is an excellent hotel. The rooms are "full sized" unlike most of Japan. Most of the staff spoke English well enough and were exceptionally courteous throughout our stay. The overall property looks great and is well kept, as is the lobby. Our room overlooked Tokyo Bay which was spectacular! The other side of the hotel faces the Disney parks, though you get more of a "parking lot view" than a "park view".
The rooms themselves were very large for Japan, and they were well appointed. In fact they almost looked "new" despite this hotel being more than a decade old. The beds were a tad hard, but I've grown accustomed to that, as it seems like the norm at all hotels regardless of location or price. The bathroom was also "full sized" which was nice. Overall, I can't think of a single negative about the hotel itself, though it can get pricey, especially during the busy season. Excellent stay; I'm sure we'll be staying here again on future visits to Japan!
WARNING for those not visiting the Disney parks: there's absolutely no reason to bother staying in this area if you're not visiting Tokyo Disneyland. This property is outside the "Tokyo City" area and it takes awhile to get anywhere in Tokyo from Urayasu. Between connecting to the monorail and taking the JR line back to Tokyo, and then walking quite a distance from the Keiyo line to connect to any other lines, you'll spend at least an extra hour compared to just staying somewhere in Tokyo's city center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel brings the essence of an urban resort hotel to a new level of sophistication. Only 30 minutes from central Tokyo, it is seemingly a world apart with a scenic waterfront exposure, expansive gardens and soothing waterfalls. The brilliantly designed interior captures the serene essence of the East and the Western ideal of space, comfort and convenience. Adjacent to the Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo Disney Sea theme parks, and convenient to Japan's largest convention center as well as both Haneda and Narita airports, the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay is an ideal location to combine business and pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Urayasu
- Urayasu Sheraton
- Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel Japan/Urayasu