For those seeking luxury and comfort
・Park Hyatt Tokyo
Immortalized in the movie Lost in Translation, staying at Park Hyatt Tokyo is a chance to relive Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray’s romp through Tokyo. Even if you can’t afford to stay at the hotel, it’s still worth visiting for its restaurants, lounges, and bars. The Peak of Joy, a special meal course with a unique selection of free-flowing cocktails is the perfect way to kick back and soak in splendid sunset views of Mt. Fuji.
Be it for business or pleasure, Hilton Tokyo is the perfect combination of class, comfort, and convenience. Hilton Tokyo is literally right on top of two of Tokyo’s most useful subway lines, so a stay at the Hilton grants easy access to the city’s most popular attractions. As with many hotels in Nishi-Shinjuku, the Hilton is a stop for the Airport Limousine bus, making trips to and from Haneda and Narita airports a breeze.
For the practical traveler
・Shinjuku Washington Hotel
A stone’s throw away from Shinjuku Chuo Park and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the Shinjuku Washington Hotel is a favorite among budget-conscious travelers who are seeking something more than a business hotel. The hotel’s convenient location and unique design make this Nishi-Shinjuku icon a worthwhile experience.
・Nishitetsu Inn Shinjuku
Speaking of business hotels, if you are looking for a simple, comfortable, and ultra-convenient place to stay that won’t break the bank, Nishitetsu Inn Shinjuku will exceed your expectations. It’s a business hotel, so the rooms are small, but if you are like many Japan travelers, your hotel room is just a place to lay your head at night. Plus, if you ever get homesick, there’s a McDonald’s right across the street…
・The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku
Don’t be fooled by the plain exterior. Formerly known as the New City Hotel, The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku has been reborn as one of the trendiest spots in town. With an art gallery, event spaces, bike rentals, and restaurants known for using locally sourced ingredients, The Knot Tokyo Shinjuku presents itself as a lifestyle hotel serving up the ultimate contemporary Tokyo experience.
・The Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
No accommodation list would be complete without mentioning the Edo-style ryokan that carries the Tadaima Japan namesake. It’s the perfect place for those who wish to experience local life in Arakicho—an off-the-beaten-path gourmet town filled with unique dining and entertainment experiences. On the eastern edge of Shinjuku Ward, the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan is in the perfect location for exploring some of Tokyo’s most famous sights.
When it comes to places to stay in Shinjuku, this article only scratches the surface. Shinjuku is filled with quality, convenient places to stay and the selection continues to grow in the run up to the 2020 Olympic Games. So the next time you are looking for a place to stay in Tokyo, do as my visiting friends say and “Just choose Shinjuku.” Doing so will make your trip planning a whole lot easier.