Palace Hotel Tokyo
What We Love
- The extraordinary in-house diversity of Japanese and international restaurants and bars
- The alpine-themed Evian spa with its heated baths and saunas
- Jogging along the 3-mile loop that rims the verdant grounds of the Imperial Palace
- Warm service and residential interiors that balance the sheer size of the hotel
What To Know
- The hotel is set in the lively Marunouchi business and shopping district and within walking distance of Tokyo Station, the city's main intercity rail terminal
- South-facing rooms offer the best views of the Imperial Palace
- Babysitting services are available
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The original Palace Hotel opened in 1961 with a grand gala; nearly 50 years later, the historic property was torn down and rebuilt as a modern 290-room destination with all the luxuries expected of a top-of-the-line Japanese hotel. Behind its rather sober facade are warm interiors where glass and marble are softened by polished woods and luscious fabrics in off-white shades, as well as pistacchio-green accents that mimic the greenery outside. Standard Deluxe rooms, overlooking the Imperial Palace’s ancient Otemon Gate, feel exceedingly spacious (for Tokyo) at 485 square feet—many even have balconies. Open-style bathrooms clad in auburn wood feature separate soaking tubs and showers stocked with Anne Semonin toiletries. Suites occupy the higher floors, where the views of the palace’s gardens framed by skyscrapers are truly stunning. A standout among the hotel’s 10 restaurants and bars is the sixth-floor Wadakura, a series of intimate food spaces paying tribute to local cuisine in four distinct areas: tempura, teppanyaki, sushi, and kaiseki. Contemporary Alpine decor and mineral-based treatments are the calling card at Evian spa, equipped with a gym and a 65-feet swimming pool enveloped in floor-to-ceiling windows.
In the Area
Just across the hotel, Tokyo’s beautiful Imperial Palace is the primary residence of Japan’s emperor. The fort-like structure, built in the 1600s, is now surrounded by lush parks and houses the Sannomaru Shozokan Museum, a one-room gallery showcasing part of the emperor’s personal collection of traditional Japanese art. Beyond this rare oasis is Marunouchi, a lively business and shopping district full of high-gloss towers brimming with high-end shops, restaurants, and bars. Seek out classic names like Tempura Tenmasa, an eatery that has been frying tempura since 1936, and Raimuraito, a traditional-style women’s bar inspired by the Showa era. If you don’t want to be indoors, tree-lined Naka Dori, considered the city’s “Madison Avenue,” is right outside. You’ll find everything from international luxury names like Hermès and Joël Robuchon to homegrown brands like Kagure.
How to Get There
great views, warm reception, great club level, such a nice and good room ,great breakfast, great spa
close to metro...spacious..
tks for the attention guys... specially Kaz...
I will be back
We have traveled the world staying in 5 star hotels and The Palace Hotel in Tokyo was definitely one of the best with regards to service, the club, and restaurants. The people were all lovely and extremely polite and helpful. Every place you turn there are polite staff to meet your needs. The hotel is in a quiet, business area that feels similar to Central Park in NYC. It is a beautiful haven away from the loud and busy areas toured but, very convenient to the subway. The gym and pool (only pool we found that had a few hours reserved for family swim time) are very nice and there is a wonderful 5K+ path just outside the hotel that circles the Imperial Palace and gardens. We traveled as a family and found ourselves eating a large lunch out and having a light dinner at the hotel as the food significantly exceeded our expectations and there were multiple choices. The breakfast was the best buffet we have ever seen with a lovely outdoor patio on the water. You must try the benedict with truffles! If you go I would recommend booking with the Fine Hotels Amex reservation or booking a club level room. The club served premium wine and food, above average variety and quality compared to the other 5 star hotels we stayed at in Japan. The rooms are spacious and lovely for a large city hotel. The balcony room is larger and the view was incredible but, the one without the balcony seemed to have a larger bathroom. We would love to go back to Japan just to stay at the Palace Hotel.
The hotel is amazing and huge so you will spend some time to discover many restaurants and facilities. The staff is very helpful, friendly and respectful. You also have a convenience of entering the metro underground ways right from the hotel escalator down. While walking underground to the metro, you can see many nice cafes and shops. We enjoyed our stay of 5 days a lot!
We spent 6 wonderful days in Tokyo. The location of the hotel is excellent but I had the following niggles. (1) There was no HDMI connection on the TV (2) There was no comfortable chair in our bedroom which overlooked the palace (3) The tiles in the bathroom were dangerously slippy. (4) At 10 pm we were not allowed to take our drinks to the terrace unless we had a meal. Most of the tables were empty and nobody was eating a meal at that time, (5) The mini bar was not replenished one day. (6) Even if staying on one of the more expensive rooms you do not get access to the club bar unless you specify this in advance
We loved Tokyo and we loved the location of the hotel. but we didn't leave with a feeling of wanting to stay in this particular hotel the next time we visit Tokyo.
Hotel has everything you could want. Breakfast good, pool and gym good.
If you want to go out in the evenings it is very quiet in this area so can be boring. Only a 20 min wall away from evening activity but if you don't like to explore then...