Help other readers by answering some or all of these questions:
• What is the best hotel in Tokyo?
• What is the best luxury hotel in Tokyo?
• What is the best boutique hotel in Tokyo?
• What is the best hotel for families in Tokyo?
• What is the best area to stay in Tokyo?
Reader Reviews: What is the best hotel in Tokyo?
Park Hyatt Tokyo – my favorite hotel in the world.
Hoshinoya for superb Japanese elegance in a traditonal setting. The Four Seasons for a luxury hotel in a great location.
The Park Hyatt (great views, fabulous bar/restaurant, amazing pool and exercise area) and the Grand Hyatt (great choice of restaurants, huge pool, great location near shopping) are my two favorites. The Four Seasons is more of a boutique and steps from Tokyo Station if you’re taking the train to Kyoto. Also has a wonderful Japanese bath for each gender. The Shangri-La has a similar location, feels slightly less luxurious, but does have a nice pool.
If possible stay in a Traditional Japanese Ryokan. The two best ryokan in Tokyo are Hoshinoya (luxury) and Sadachiyo (mid-range). Both are special places to stay.
Hotel Sunroute if in Hiroshima.
The location is to-die-for, literally across the street from the Peace Park / Atomic Dome / Peace Memorial + Museum. They have family rooms in which four can comfortably sleep (and which are good-sized for Japanese hotel rooms), and the family rooms offer the best views (the Atomic Dome is across from the family rooms). There is a complimentary daily breakfast where the staff could not be nicer and the selection of foods, both Japanese and some western, is extensive and well and freshly made.