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Top 5 Hotels In Shinjuku: From The Convenient To The Luxurious

From city center hotels to luxury sky rise hotels.

Shinjuku is perhaps one of Tokyo’s most iconic areas. It is truly a place where the old traditions and culture of Japan are juxtaposed alongside the glittering neon and shimmering skyscrapers of the modern metropolis. From the tranquility of the Shinjuku Gyoen garden to the late-night madness of Kabukicho, Shinjuku has so much to offer visitors and is a spot that should not be missed during a trip to the capital. However, the scale, the people, and the sheer assault on the senses that the area hits you with can sometimes make it tricky to pick from the countless hotels in Shinjuku. 

This article will take a look at our top 5 hotels in Shinjuku. From city center hotels where you can simply step out of the door and you are right back in the action, to true oases where you simply step inside and are whisked away from the frenetic energy below you. 

The Top 5 Hotels in Shinjuku

Hotels In Shinjuku

Park Hyatt – a Tokyo icon

Beginning our list with perhaps the most well-known hotel in Tokyo, even perhaps the country as a whole due to its Hollywood reputation. Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt is truly a very special place. Having turned a whole generation on to Tokyo as the setting for Sofia Coppola’s 2003 movie ‘Lost in Translation’, the hotel remains incredibly popular with visiting celebrities. 

Whilst the hotel is certainly one of the pricier options, its understated elegance, exceptional service, fantastic dining options and, last but not least, its jaw-dropping views make this a truly memorable place to stay.

The hotel itself is located close to Tochomae station and is a little further away from the main Shinjuku action but it is a 20 minute walk through the neon lit streets to the main hub around the station. The hotel also offers regular shuttle transfers to Shinjuku station.

Address: 3-7-1-2, Nishishinjuku, Tokyo 163-1055

You can check the hotel out on their website or Instagram.

Keio Plaza – Old school elegance

The Keio Plaza hotel has long been a Shinjuku landmark. Towering above the station and its surrounds, this hotel was built and opened in 1971 and was one of the first hotels in the city to embody the concept of city center luxury. The hotel is an absolute behemoth and is also home to several different restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores.

One of the best features of the Keio Plaza is, however, its proximity to the heart of the action. All of Shinjuku’s sights and attractions can be found just a short walk from the hotel’s entrance.

Address: 2 Chome-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-8330

You can check the hotel out on their website.

Hotels In Shinjuku

Hyatt Regency – A trendsetter

A member of the prestigious Hyatt group – this was the first of Japan’s Hyatt hotels to be opened. The hotel offers a tranquil and modern ambiance and combines fantastic views of the Shinjuku skyline with a superb location in Nishi-Shinjuku. 

The hotel is just a short 10-minute walk from Shinjuku’s main station and is an easy distance from all of the nightlife activities, restaurants, and bars that the city offers, whilst at the same time being far enough away to be a slightly quieter place.

On a clear day, guests with rooms on the west side of the hotel will even have the chance to glimpse the far-off peak of Mount Fuji through the clouds!

Address: 2 Chome-7-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023

You can check the hotel out on their website.

Hotels In Shinjuku

Granbell Hotel Shinjuku – A city center hideaway

One of several hotel options in the central Kabukicho district, the Granbell is different from other hotels on this list in that it offers a truly boutique feel. It is also a very stylish place to stay during your trip and even has a central lounge where (in COVID free times!), there are regular live exhibitions and even concerts from up and coming artists and musicians. 

The Granbell occupies a location that is especially suited for those who are visiting Shinjuku to enjoy the fantastic and wild nightlife as it is on the doorstep of the city’s major club and bar areas.

Address: 2 Chome-14-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021

You can check the hotel out on their website.

Hotels In Shinjuku

Hotel Gracery – Kabukicho’s newest addition

Last but not least, one of the newest hotels in the city and certainly not one to be missed, the Hotel Gracery sits in the very center of the Kabukicho nightlife and dining district. 

This high-rise hotel was opened in 2015 and offers guests a modern, budget option in the very heart of the action. With the liveliest area of Shinjuku on its doorstep, the hotel has the Golden Gai bar district, the Shinjuku Gyoen garden, and all the restaurant and shopping options that you could ever need. Oh, it is watched over by a huge statue of Godzilla (no, really!).

Address: 1 Chome-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-8466

You can check the hotel out on their website.


So that is our top 5 hotels in Shinjuku, do you have a recommendation? Let us know in the comments!

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