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Shin Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza
Ranked #144 of 354 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night as it was close to Shin-Osaka station which enabled us to get an early Shinkansen to Tokyo the next morning. For this purpose it was convenient, but there is little else around this area from what we saw.

The hotel staff were decent enough and checked us in with a smile. Nothing special though. The room was a reasonable size but unfortunately we did not have a good sleep here. The bed was a semi double which means restricted space even for two slim people such as us. There was only one 'proper' pillow and another one that was hiding in the cupboard which was as hard as Jacobs Pillow. For those who aren't familiar with the story, his pillow was a rock! Unfortunately the pillow did not transport me into the dreamy world of the heavens but rather gave me red eyes like a trip to Amsterdam. I literally had to punch a dent into it to fit my head in and make sure I kept my head in that same spot the whole night. Apparently the other pillow was pretty bad too, too flat.

So if you don't mind sleeping like the Flintstones then you should be ok. Apart from the pillow issue this place was ok. An average hotel, conveniently placed for transport, not much else going for it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Decent size room usual Japanese style hotel bathroom, very good price. No free wifi in room but available in lobby
Good location close to railway station, in fact walking distance.
Overall a modest hotel at good price definite value for money

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Highly recommended if you have an early or late flight. They have shuttles to/from the airport. Rinku train station is just few meters away. There's a 24hr convenience store at the 2nd floor. Only negative thing i can think of is the size of bathroom for tall people.

To find shuttle at the airport - turn left upon exit, walk til near the end(turn left) and look for S12 stop.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Located about 5 mins walk from the shin-osaka station. The hotel has a decent size rooms compared to the standard Japanese business hotels. Decent breakfast served in the restaurant in the ground floor. Room had a view of the shin-osaka station, so for train buffs, they could sit a while staring at the shinkansens.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Bad

-Does not include breakfast
-Cannot walk to Umeda/Namba
-A little complicated to walk to initially.

Good

-Very spacious single room.
By Japanese standards this is the most spacious single bed hotel room that I’ve been to in this country. There’s space to place a couple of suite cases and still move around. Bathrooms are standard Japanese style sized. Memory foam bed and pillows are very comfortable. There is a small fridge and a tv.

-Good surrounding transportation.
Once you figure out how to get to the hotel from the station then it’s a breeze. The subway is about a 3 minute walk and the JR Shin-Osaka station is about a 5 minute walk. The subway is on the midosuji line which will take you to Umeda and Namba (5 minutes and 20 minutes). The JR Shin-Osaka provides Shinkansen access to Kyoto (15 minutes) and Kobe and Haruka access to Kansai Airport (60minutes).

-Fast Free Wifi

-Cheap and very clean hotel

-Staff is friendly and understands basic english.



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Hotel is in a very very quiet area far away from shopping and nightlife. Umeda is about a 5 minute subway ride and Namba is about 20. Though both are very easy to reach you cannot walk there. It is a very safe area though but it is surrounded by office buildings. It is in a good spot if you have a rail pass and want to travel to Kyoto frequently. The shinkansen ride to Kyoto Station is less than 15 minutes by Hikari or Kodama which comes 2-3 times an hour. Local trains to Kyoto will take about 45 minutes and the express train will take 30.

To get to from ShinOsaka, exit from the station at the bottom floor parking lot side where all the taxis are. This would be the central exit, and is the same floor as the Mc Donald and subway entrance stalls are. There is only one exit that takes you to the ground floor. You should be able to see the hotel from the skyline. Just cut straight across the parking lot and go under the overpass. The hotel is on the block after the overpass.

-You can store your luggage if you arrive before the 2pm check in time.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank moerug0mi
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

At the onset let me tell that this is not a bad hotel , but we had particularly bad experience due to lack of proper ventilation/air conditioning in hour room, and the staff was not much helpful on the same. The room and the toilet were spanking clean , Yes this hotel is very close to the Osaka Railway station , so if you are travelling in Japan on a J-pass , this is a good option in Osaka.
There is no Wi-Fi in the room :( . Breakfast is optional ,else chargeable , spread was good with multiple options .

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Located a 5-min walk from the Shin Osaka station, this hotel is very conveniently located. My room was clean, well-kept, new-looking, but small from a western perspective. The views to Shin Osaka station were great. I could hear the trains come and go, but it wasn't distracting from much needed sleep. I didn't eat at the hotel, since there were affordable options in the train station on "Gourmet Street". As a solo traveler, this hotel was a good option for $100 USD/night.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Address: 5-5-15 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-0011, Osaka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shin Osaka / North Area
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #144 of 354 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Price Range: £59 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shin Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 490
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