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
- 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
My wife and I just returned from two weeks at this hotel . We are both retired and have been to Tokyo a number of times . Thought this hotel was good value , make sure you use the various price comparison sites as big variation in prices ( surprisingly I found the hotels own site was the cheapest).
We stayed in a city queen room . You can pay extra for the 'artist' queen room . Might be ok for a couple of nights , but only same size as non artist room so we didn't think it worth all the extra money for two week stay. We found the room size adequate , wardrobe quite big so after putting most of our stuff in wardrobe , just put our cases in corner by window and quite happy with amount of space . We could see Hamarikyu Gardens from window . Only ten minutes away so make it one of your first visits . Beautiful park.
Takes a little while to orientate yourself to the area . We used our first morning doing that, couple of hours checking out Shimbashi area.
We mostly used Shiodome station . My tip for finding hotel when arriving at Shiodome station is .. follow signs that have 'exit 7-10' on . (or 7-8) .After couple of minutes and a couple of escalators later you will see a large raised flower bed .Keep to right and take diagonal across to door with Park Hotel sign on ( just ask if you get lost , everyone very helpful)
Before going it is well worth getting a Pasmo card , it's like the London Oyster card , makes things so much easier .I think you can prepay for one before your holiday otherwise you can get one at airport station .
Re getting around , we are a couple of pensioners yet have found it very easy because we use HyperDia , just put in departure station , arrival station and it comes up with all the info you need ( what platform , where to change etc
The hotel has a loyalty scheme . Worth joining as there are a couple of freebies depending on your length of stay . We got 4 complimentary breakfasts . You also get English language paper pushed under door every day .
To join loyalty scheme go to the FAQ page on hotel website, scroll down to Amenities and Services then click the link .
The breakfast is good but about £20 .Also it is served in the large atrium that the rooms are built around . You are surrounded by art but we found it a bit too formal and quiet ,like having breakfast in a cathedral . If you just want something cheap and a bit noisier then there is a Tullys nearby , about a fiver for breakfast set .(Lift to 3rd floor then turn right through corridor with lots of local art in , turn right at exit , Tullys is by station entrance .)
Just one more thing re food , if you are vegetarian/vegan then there is an excellent restaurant nearby called Chaya . When you come out of 3rd floor exit you will see the famous Ghibli clock on your left . Go down stairs next to it , you will see Rose and Crown pub (overpriced , seek out one of the Hub bars nearby in Shimbashi)
Opposite pub in right hand corner is Chaya restaurant.
We will stay at Park Hotel again .
We love this hotel. When we come to Japan, we spend a couple of days at Ryokan Shigetsu in Asakusa and then a few days here. By checking different booking engines and the hotel website, we can usually find a good room rate, (Midweek is often best.) If possible, book an "artist room," on special floors where each room has been decorated by a different artist with a different theme. Those floors have a lounge where a continental breakfast is available, and coffee, juice and other beverages are on hand throughout the day. Staff is cordial and international, We usually go out for meals, but we found the restaurants reasonably-priced for what they offer, and the waitstaff uniformly helpful and courteous. You can walk from the hotel to Ginza shopping/restaurant district, Subway connections to museums and other venues are easy.
We stayed 4 nights at the Park Hotel, in an Artists Room on the 31st floor, and were so delighted with our Corner “Washi” Room that we booked it again for our final night in Japan before our flight home.
The room was large and very comfortable. The bed was a large King Size, and the room also had a sofa and armchair, as well as desk/dressing table and roomy wardrobe. The artist’s paintings on the Washi paper on the walls were very beautiful and a great introduction to Japanese painting. We loved it!
The Artists Floor has its own Concierge, and a small lounge with free drinks available (not open 24 hours a day though).
The room was clean and very quiet, with great views towards the Tokyo Tower, and the bathroom was spotless with plenty of toiletries.
On arrival, it wasn’t really very clear where to go – the hotel occupies floors 25 to 34 of the Shiodome Media Tower, and so we knew reception was on the 25th floor, but there were no big signs pointing you towards the lifts when you stepped out of a taxi at ground level. We did find them though, and later learnt that you took one of these lifts to get to the underground level that led to Shimbashi station (oh, what a warren that underground area is ... be warned!!!).
The staff on Reception were helpful, though check-in took quite a long time, and were great in assisting us organise our luggage transfer to our next destination. The Concierge girls were particularly helpful when we finally left with all our luggage to catch our return flight.
Breakfast was buffet style, and good, with plenty of choice of Western or Japanese food.
We ate in their Hanasanshou (Japanese) restaurant on our first and last nights in Japan. We had a sushi platter and mixed tempura both times. The first night it was very good and the service prompt, but unfortunately our second visit wasn’t as good – the service was slow and our waitress seemed not to be at all engaged in serving us, and the food itself also suffered as the tempura certainly wasn’t as hot as it should have been. We did mention our disappointment to a manager, but no compensation was offered.
Other evenings, we ate in the basement level of the next-door Caretta Shiodome, finding some interesting and inexpensive places to eat, and quite often being the only non-Japanese in the restaurant (which we were very happy about!).
All in all, with its location near Shimbashi station, and the lovely room that we had, we would heartily recommend staying at the Park Hotel in Tokyo.
I stayed at this lovely hotel on my own. Great breakfast. Lovely helpful charming staff. Room tight but very clean modern and offered a great view of the city. Great location too with a underground just a few minutes away and easy walk to Ginza!
This is a smallish hotel that does what it sets out to do very well. Rooms are compact but well organized and furnished comfortably. Staff are very pleasant and helpful.
One thing to keep in mind is that most of the rooms are exposed to train noise. The hotel starts on the 25th floor with rooms up to the 34th, but even on the 32nd floor you will hear trains on the busy tracks below. It’s not loud and it does fall off after midnight but it is still present.