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
The room and bathroom itself is very clean, and cleaning services were thorough. Staff is very friendly, always greeting their guests. If my family and I didn't know where to go, they were very helpful in giving directions for us.
I appreciate how easy it is to navigate from this location as it is of walking-distance on clear paths to shopping centers such as Aqua City and Diver City with a perfect view of the Rainbow Bridge. Palette Town is further of a walk (you can also take the Yurikamome Line to Aomi Station) but there you will find Venus Fort, the Toyota City Showcase, and the teamLab Borderless exhibit.
To leave Odaiba, Daiba Station is conveniently right next to the hotel which makes it feasible to take the Yurikamome Line to take back to Shinbashi Station if you are looking to travel further around Tokyo.
Hotel is standard Hilton in terms of amenities. Quite good, but not exceptional. Location in Tokyo Bay great, train station just across the road. Views in the evening from high floor rooms all the money.
Executive lounge only ok. Quality of breakfast served there not up to Hilton standards.
Room good but again nothing great.
Cost rather high.
Overall, I would consider staying again for location and view.
Before Hilton got rid of its hotel categories, this one was 7 out of 10. It is a gorgeous property, with amazing views of Tokyo skyline and Rainbow bridge (from many rooms, the exec lounge / sauna/pool, seascapes restaurant/lobby) as it's in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba area.
The rooms are spacious, unusual for Japan, with lots of drawers/closet space & mini-frig. We had 2 rooms because most hotel rooms in Japan are for 3 people unless spend a fortune on suite (more $$ than 2 rooms) and had our 2 teen sons (16 & 18). We used Hilton points/free night and since hubby is Diamond member (get Hilton Aspire credit card!), enjoyed the exec lounge, free daily buffet bfast, and spa (indoor pool / hot tub, outdoor warm tub, dry and steam saunas with insane nighttime views). Those benefits really saved money & completely step-changed the enjoyment of the stay (teens LOVED the spa stuff, finished each evening that way and one rainy afternoon). The spa is quite expensive for a family daily if not Diamond, but i think it's extra because it's not that big and could not accomodate if all the guests had access. Bfast Buffet large but not great for westerners, and expensive (~$30) if have to pay for it (was totally fine for us since free and hubby/kids 50/25% japanese).
It takes an extra ~15-20 min longer to get to main tourist centers in Tokyo from here, but area is beautiful, access to food simple (Aqua City next door, Decks next to that, Diver city <10 min walk), respite from Tokyo crowds, things to do when raining (grab lunch at Venus fort for cool indoor/outdoor vibe), hotel so relaxing / spacious / rejuvenating that would recommend to others, especially if have kids. Yurikamome monorail/train is ~$6 round trip pp each day to get into city and is NOT on JR pass. It's $8 pp for one day pass so if going back in to city at night after resting up at hotel / hot tub, or checking out other things in Odaiba and feet need a break so taking monorail, consider that. Also don't miss Kau'aina Hawaiian Burger Avocado Cheddar Burger in Aqua City right next door - can see it from the hotel.