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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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Definitely one of the oldest hotels in Tokyo but when you go inside the hotel, it's a whole different new world! Everything inside the hotel is new and modern. You cannot trace anything ancient from the past. The rooms are perfect! The lobby lounge is beautiful! It's perfect for an evening night cap and just to lounge around with family. I will be staying here for many years to come.
Fantastic hotel with an ideal location and amazing service.
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the entire staff is absolutely perfect, extremely kind and helpful.
The rooms are large, functional, comfortable, and exquisitely designed.
Good level of amenities, and constant recharge of water and such.
The gym is very good and they also have a private pool which I have seen but not tested.
Breakfast is excellent with a wide offering including hotel and cold items, many prepared upon order. The Crispy Bacon is particularly good ! The view over the water and the possibility to eat outside makes it a great experience
Definitely recommended !
The Palace Hotel Tokyo is by far my all time favorite Hotel in the World. It is five stars and you feel it. From the quality of service, to the breakfast in the restaurant, the lounge for cocktails, the room design and comfort, this is indeed a luxury hotel.
It sits across from the Imperial Palace and the view from the rooms are excellent. The first time I stayed we had a view of the Palace. This time we had a room of the park with a fountain and it was also nice.
The subway station is just below the hotel and transportation is convenient.
I cannot praise the quality and service of this hotel enough. It is my all time favorite.