Basically - Not at all recommended to families with small children/adolescents, just because the hotel is literally surrounded, as has been repeatedly mentioned, deeply by an ATMOSPHERE of, and people working for, adult entertainment - yes it can be disgusting in a sense and would be a nightmare for tourists first-ever to Japan.
The ATMOSPHERE itself is neither provocative nor hazardous, and it can be intriguing if you have some anthropological sort of curiosity for Japanese nightlife. For me, just walking around the hotel was fun and thus I appreciated the location of this hotel.
If you are from some other countries, my recommendation - start wandering at 21:00; walk along the river and around the Nakasu island; drop in at any grabjoint riverside and try local Tempura, Yakitori and Ramen with affordable prices. In a small grabjoint (food stall; you sit down on a form with a couple of other customers), you can expect some sociable sides of Japanese people; people in Fukuoka, particularly women, are a bit more sociable, kind, and talkative than Japanese from other areas. The end of the tour may be around midnight, but you would like to walk further to Tenjin area, where there are some nice spots for music lovers - one of nice features of Fukuoka.
This kind of fun is easily expected because the hotel is located in the very centre of Fukuoka. One-minute walk from the Tube station "Nakasu-Kawabata", and you can walk to Tenjin, a commercial and transportation centre of Fukuoka, in 5 minutes. From Tenjin Bus Terminal, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita and Kumamoto are within a 2- to 3-hour ride with affordable prices.
One additional nice thing about this hotel is that, on top of the hotel (14th floor), you can enjoy jumping into a huge "Onsen" bath tub. If you are an "Onsen lover", you will be amused to have nice views of Fukuoka while in the bath tub. Of course I enjoyed it.
Like many other hotels in Japan with the price of >7000JPY (single occupancy) per night, internet ready, airconditioning fine-tuned, clean; security is OK. Unlike many other hotels in Japan with the price of <10,000JPY, breakfast was nice; I preferred the breakfast served at this hotel to breakfast at MacDonald or of a similar sort.
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