Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
What We Love
- Top location for families; Odaiba is packed with amusement arcades, theme parks and malls
- Ten highly rated restaurants, including three offering traditional Japanese cuisine (sushi, teppanyaki and tempura)
- The views; Rainbow Tower Rooms in particular offer expansive vistas of Tokyo Bay and the city
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What To Know
- More than 1,000 weddings are held here each year, so it can get very busy in Tokyo’s main wedding seasons (May and June, September and October)
- You'll need to take a 15-minute train ride on the Yurikamome Line to connect to Shimbashi Station; from there most of Tokyo's main sights are at least 30 minutes away
- Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at the spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Designed to evoke a luxury cruise ship, the cavernous main lobby makes a striking first impression with its grand spiral staircase, marble pillars and polished wood floors. It’s a popular backdrop for wedding photos, and Hilton Tokyo Odaiba knows a thing or two about weddings, as it plays host to more than 1,000 every year. Sweeping hallways lead to the guestrooms, which are less grandiose — simple off-white and cream walls, conservative carpeting. Potted palms and olive trees dot the property and add a resort feel.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are generously apportioned by Tokyo standards (starting at 344 square feet), and design-wise they give off more of a tranquil beach resort feel than an urban hotel vibe: White, cream and gray tones combine with light wood furniture. All rooms come with a wall-mounted 32-inch flat-screen TV, and each room has its own balcony, for taking in the views with a bit of bay breeze.
The hotel’s 10 restaurants range from Taronga, an Australian eatery with a selection of 30 wines from Down Under, to Veranda, a posh champagne bar with a terrace overlooking the bay. The three Japanese restaurants include a 10-seater tempura dining spot with views of a small Japanese garden and a traditional teppanyaki grill; all three have counter seats from which you can watch the chefs at work. The breakfast buffet includes Japanese and continental options served with panoramic views across central Tokyo. There’s a small spa (Spazen), a gym and a pool, and also two chapels to cater to the couples who flock to Hilton Tokyo Odaiba throughout the year to wed on the waterfront.
In the Area
The Odaiba area is primarily about fun. For high-tech entertainment the Joypolis Amusement Arcade features the latest video games and virtual reality machines, while the slick National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is a wonderfully hands-on place for kids of all ages to learn more about science. Want something more traditional? Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a theme park combining indoor and outdoor hot spring baths with spa treatments in a mock Edo-era town. Shopping options include the Aqua City, Decks Tokyo Beach and Venus Fort malls.
How to Get There
So I checkin to the hotel today and was told by the staff that they can’t upgrade my room. Which was fine. However since I checked in late (after 11pm) I asked to checkout at 3pm instead (which is a Hilton gold right). The staff was quick to deny that request as well citing that the hotel is full tomorrow.
I was obviously furious and asked for the manager - who came out and introduced himself and repeated the same thing. When I asked if that is the best he could do - he said yes, “unfortunately this is a benefit we cannot guarantee”. Needless to say it makes for a very bad checkin experience. The least they could do is to compensate somehow but instead they chose to be nonchalen about it
To make matters worst, the hotel room reeked of smoke and the entire hotel felt Super tired. The bathroom was old and the carpet was obviously dirty.
Net net it was a bad idea. Coupled with the terrible location (nothing here is opened after 11pm). If you would like a proper location, room and honestly some service - please avoid at all cost.
We enjoyed our stay at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba. It is next to the monorail and easy to take the subway or JR train from there. Our room had 2 twins with a nice view of the rainbow bridge and tokyo bay. The jacuzzi and spa were a huge plus. Service was consistently friendly and excellent. It is 30 minutes from Haneda airport and you can take the airport limousine for 550 yen per person. Taxi was 5300 yen. The breakfast buffett was also good with various choices from Japanese, chinese and western food. The executive lounge also offered champagne, red wine, drinks and delicious tapas- like dishes. I recommend this hotel if you plan to visit Tokyo.
The hotel definitely showing its age. The wood floor in rooms and lobby are worn. The tiles in the lobby and restaurant are cracked. Some of the furniture were stained. But even with the worn look I would say the hotel was clean. On the positive side the view of the bay was outstanding from our room (14 floor). I loved the small balconies with each room. The service and food was outstanding. Hilton needs to spend some money to make sure this hotel does decline into 1 star hotel.