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
This hilton hotel is located near Shinagawa station and is only 20 minutes bus ride from Haneda airport. Two subway stations nearby make it very easy to get around in Tokyo. It's right next to the Tokyo Bay and you can see the famed Rainbow Bridge from you room. I love to stroll along the serene bay front in the early morning, soaking in the morning mist. The hotel is right in the middle of Tokyo Odaiba shopping area with 4 huge shopping malls within walking distance. For business or for pleasure, no hotel can beat it.
This is a Hilton that is close to Haneda and Tokyo central. Odaiba is only 15 minutes from Haneda by taxi off peak but there are also standard bus transfers which are cheaper , especially in peak. The hotel is a good Hilton and Odaiba has plenty of restaurants and shops. Odaiba is a great access point for Tokyo.
Spent first night in a room smelling so overpoweringly of smoke that I had to leave the balcony window open all night. Dug heels in the following day to get a room change that ‘magically’ became available at the point that I was prepared to cut my losses and just find another hotel. I think it is hard to be objective after this point - but a multitude of small things add up to a poor experience that is actually funny after the event. I was just disappointed I didn’t get to see Basil Fawlty