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?
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.