Park Hotel Tokyo
What We Love
- Free WiFi throughout the property
- Michelin-starred Restaurant Tateru Yoshino Shiodomé, serving French-fusion fare
- THANN Sanctuary spa, rated one of the “Hot 55 Spas of the World” by Condé Nast Traveler
- Central location, just minutes from Tokyo Tower and Hamarikyu Garden
What To Know
- Fitness center is available by appointment and costs JPY 500 (about $5) for 45 minutes
- Self-parking is JPY 2,000 (about $20) per night
- Lobby is located on the 25th floor of the massive multi-use tower
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Smack in the middle of the Shiodome district, the 274-room Park Hotel Tokyo occupies 10 floors of a mixed-use tower, welcoming guests with five on-site restaurants — including the Michelin-starred Restaurant Tateru Yoshino Shiodomé — as well as the top-rated THANN Sanctuary spa, and panoramic views from every vantage. Part of the Design Hotels™ group, this business-class pad takes décor seriously, with original Monique Le Houelleur artwork and a palette of saturated crimson, blue and green woven throughout interior spaces. In a nod to Mother Nature, a soaring 10-floor atrium houses indigenous plant life — a change of pace from the glass-paned jungle just outside.
In the Area
Chic Shiodome has come a long way in the past decade. Once a marshland and railway terminal, the region near Ginza and Tokyo Bay has been reborn in recent years as a hub of art and commerce. Browse the museums and shops that fill Caretta Shiodome, a popular retail complex within the 51-story Dentsu Building”, or visit the top floor of nearby Shiodome City Center for an elegant dinner overlooking the district. For a reprieve from urban endeavors, don’t miss the expansive landscaped gardens at neighboring Hama Rikyu.
How to Get There
The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle but in a very convenient location. It is right next to Shimbashi (Ginza & Asakuza line) and Shiodome (Oedo line). The check-in process was very quick, everyone was extra polite and they even checked us in several hours earlier w/o prior notice.
The room was small but this is typical for Japan and no big surprise. What was truly unpleasant was the dirty carpet covered in old stains - yes they give you slippers to wear but that hardly makes up for it. The bathroom and all the furniture was also not renovated and showing their age and heavy use. The towels were so old that they had thinned out and were very rough. And lastly, the blankets were heavily stained.
We went to speak with management about getting another room. Everyone was very polite and they tried to do everything possible to come up with a solution. Unfortunately (or fortunately for us) they were all booked up and couldn’t offer us a change of rooms so they gave us a free upgrade to a much nicer room. They helped us move as quickly as possible and apologized profusely.
I still can’t give them 5stars, however, as even this much nicer room has issues such as old stains from glass rings (which are easily scraped) and same old furnishings. At the end though we were happy with the stay and will be going home with a positive memory.
Great hotel, if you are lucky you can see mount Fuji from the reception area, or maybe even your room. We were impressed with the size of the room as we heard that hotel rooms in Japan are very small but we thought our room was reasonable size and had a lovely view over a park area. Handy for the trains and the monorail.
We stayed here after a mammoth journey from London with a five hour layover in Paris. Our room on the 33rd floor was perfectly adequate, but not luxurious. The decently large bed was comfy and we both slept well after the long journey.
The ‘European’ style restaurant has very limited dinner choice and so not a great variety of food on offer. The house wine is pleasant but expensive especially when it comes in rather small quantities and you have to order a second one! Service was prompt and pleasant.
The buffet breakfasts are heroic in both quantity and variety but the dining area is quite small so at peak times when the hôtel is full (as it was) people often have to queue for a table. Not good when you need to check out, send your luggage on ahead and catch a train!
Ditto at the coffee machine where five or six people waiting in line often with two cups each was not unusual. (Also a coffee machine in what purports to be a top of the range hotel is frankly a bit naff.)
If sending your luggage on ahead you would be well advised to do this the night before you leave. In the mornings there is a queue of (in our case) four people ahead waiting to do it and filling out the forms takes quite a bit of time for each one.
Final thing, this is an obviously tourist hotel with mostly holidaymakers staying. This is fine as long as you don’t expect an authentic Japanese experience!
Such a great hotel, would go back there in a heart beat! Fantastic service, beautiful art, great breakfast, amazing views and terrific location. I had two artists Room experiences there and both were tastefully done, some other rooms my group had were hilarious and so much fun. A big thank you for organising the performance by artist Akiba for us too, such a treat!!!
this hotel is just oozing with Japanese customs and practices. the moment you check in until you leave, they will treat you as if you are the only guest in the room. they are so polite even with their limited English. the room is very clean. I tried their massages and wow, I was so relaxed and forgot the tiredness from walking and stress from figuring out the train system....just a haven to be in.