Prince Hotel Shinagawa Tokyo

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Average rate: $55 - Hotel class: 3 stars
10-30 Takanawa 4-chome Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Prince Hotel Shinagawa Tokyo Reviews

jennjeff1 jennjeff1
143 reviews
Once You Get In You Don't Have to Leave Shinagawa Prince Hotel Complex Jun 14, 2012
Shinagawa Prince Hotel is a HUGE multifaceted complex with several skyscraper hotel buildings, an aquarium with a water show, iMAX movie theater, 84-lane bowling alley, and outdoor shopping/dining mall located across the street from Shinagawa Main Train Station on the southern approach to the city of Tokyo. They also have indoor tennis courts, golf, swimming pools and other entertainment facilities. It is designed for business, family and sightseeing clientele, with many forms of entertainment for guests to enjoy.

The Shinagawa Prince Hotel is easily recognizable when you disembark from a bullet train or local train at Shinagawa Main Train Station, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it will be an easy walk to get across the street! It took us almost 20 minutes to maneuver our American-sized luggage through the heavy pedestrian traffic and avoid the many sets of stairs in the outdoor mall area, find the right tower reception desk, and find a ramp-accessible entrance for our “bag drag” from the train station. It may have been easier to get a cab—but it is only half a block away and most taxi drivers won’t go that short of a distance. Good thing it was not raining when we arrived!

After a frustrating “bag drag” around the block to get in to the lobby, we were assigned a smoking room on a non-renovated lower floor of the main tower. There must have been a miscommunication between our Japanese Travel Agent, H.I.S., and the Shinagawa Prince Hotel since we are not smokers and we just had a non-smoking room at the Granvia Hotel Kyoto just the night before which was also booked by H.I.S. Travel Agency.

After we got to the right room type, we were presented with a renovated room overlooking the city of Tokyo! By booking this hotel via H.I.S. Travel in conjunction with our JR Rail Passes to get around the city of Tokyo and the entire country of Japan, we paid 11,256 JPY or $150 USD per night for two people, which we thought to be very reasonable for such a large city and hotel complex with good-sized rooms.

The room was small for American standards, but in this city of 13+ million people, it was fairly large by Japanese standards with two American-size single beds and even some furnishings. Once you got past the big step up into the bathroom, it was very clean and well-apportioned.


Did I mention the AWESOME view from this hotel????

(Especially at night...including the Tokyo Tower!)

Once we got the correct room, our bad first impression changed for the better. Besides the great view, the concierge made great recommendations for nearby food and transit to other parts of Tokyo, including booking the Narita Express Train and Bus for us (we left on separate days using both modes of transit). The sushi restaurant he recommended was excellent—even though it was in the outdoor shopping mall as part of the Shinagawa Prince Hotel complex which takes up a whole city block!

Getting around Tokyo without luggage was easy from Shinagawa Prince Hotel. Our JR Rail Pass allowed us to ride the Tokyo Loop Line to get to all the major attractions and stops. Our bus and walking tour of Tokyo met at the hotel lobby and they had a large array of “umbrellas for rent” by the front door. Although we did not take in the show at the aquarium, here is what the hotel says “Epson Shinagawa Aqua Stadium is a unique indoor entertainment facility with four types of attractions, including a new round pool with playful dolphins and an aquarium that is the home to about 10,000 sea creatures of about 350 species.”

We would probably stay at Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo again for ease of access to public transit, once we got our luggage stashed. The views, especially at night, are amazing!
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jennjeff1 says:
Thanks Andrea! I also noted the other TB reviwers of this hotel found it difficult to get in the complex at the correct spot to check in though....
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012
missandrea81 says:
Wow, sounds amazing!
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012
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SunnyAfternoon SunnyAft…
4 reviews
Huge but affordable hotel complex in convenient location Sep 13, 2012
If you don’t ever want to leave your hotel during your stay in Tokyo then this is the place for you! It’s like someone has dropped a big American shopping mall in the middle of Tokyo with bowling alleys, a cinema and an aquarium, food court, McDonalds and even a roller coaster. I have to admit though, Tokyo can be quite daunting when you arrive for the first time so it’s nice to have a bit of a ‘base camp’ where you can grab some food and relax before you venture out further afield.

For me, the major selling point of this hotel is its proximity to the train station which is just over the road. After a total journey time of about 27 hours it is great to be able to dump your bags, hop on the tube and go and explore. The other reason I picked this hotel is because it boasted views of Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji but beware; our room overlooked the car park! The rooms were clean, cosy and cheap (which is the best you can expect for Tokyo really). Overall, it’s clean, relatively cheap and ideally located for exploring Tokyo. I would stay again (even though it is very touristy) because it is so convenient.

Please excuse the photos, didn't take any of the actual hotel but here are some snaps of the on site Aquarium.....
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benitezj benitezj
2 reviews
Good for the Money Apr 18, 2012
I stayed here Spring 2012 on a quick vacation to Tokio. The top reason I stayed here was the proximity to the Shinagawa train station (this made my trip so much better). From the beginning I received great service, very nice staff made sure I had everything I need and always had a person that spoke English. It's proximity to nightlife areas made it cheap for me to take a cab in case the train wasn't running anymore.

Positives:

- Service

- Location (close to clubs, convenience stores, coffee shops, shopping, train, etc.)

- Price (about 80/night) cheap for Tokyo.

- Entire closet locks with code (handy).

Negatives:

- Rooms are small (but I only came here for sleeping)

- Bathroom was smaller than a US closet -picture attached- (but I learned this is the norm in Tokyo)
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binky binky
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Shinagawa Prince Hotel Tokyo Mar 29, 2010
After a 19 hour flight and an hour and 20 minute ride on the subway my friend and I were about to collapse and were happy to find the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is right across the street from the Shinagawa stop in Tokyo which made it very convenient. The only problem we had was that it took us a while to locate which building our hotel was in as we were staying in the older wing and it is not clearly marked at all. When we finally found it we wondered how anyone could find it as it is barely marked at all.

The rooms are very small and a little outdated, but for the location and price, it was fine by me as we were there for one night only. Though older, it was still very clean and had the basic amenities needed to get you through your stay. Though internet is not included which would stink if you were there for a long period.

There is a lot going on at the hotel complex such as an aquarium, a pool, a bowling parlor and movie theatre complex, though the prices were a bit high for these extras. There are also a lot of restaurant options, though mainly American franchises which is fine, but we wanted something a little more and most of the places were closed as we arrived later. There is a 7-11 which oddly enough sells decent food for a low price unlike in the US, though it gets very crowded at night. I mean very crowded!

All and all it was a good choice for us as the Shinagawa station is across the street which makes travel very easy. I would definitely stay there again though maybe request the newer annex building.

P.S. The heated toilet seat was amazing! Come on US catch up!
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CaseyVan says:
This place looks sweeeet
Posted on: Mar 21, 2012
omaritosan omaritos…
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Shinagawa Prince Hotel Tokyo Feb 12, 2010
My friends and I stated here during our Tokyo trip last 2010 Chinese New Year. My friend who have a discount booked as, the perk was that we only have to pay two rooms for a single price. Pretty good deal! But since we are in a budget and we are 6 pax; we squeeze 3pax per room.

The room is good, clean, smell fresh. The bathroom is nice as well although the bathtub is a bit small. On daily basis the staff hangs a news paper on the door knob. Drinking water is available on the hall next to the shaft, were vending machines are located.

Location is good as it is just in front of Shinigawa station. There are a lot of shop houses, restaurants and fast food chains around the area.

The staff are friendly.. only that we had communication problem at first as I arrived late when my friends were out already. I cannot put my luggage in. In return I left my luggage in the reception care and followed where my friends are.
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BRYGGEN BRYGGEN
3 reviews
Decent hotel in Tokyo Oct 26, 2009
For tokyo, at about $ 100 US a night for single room, I believe this was a good deal. The room is small but I have seen smaller in Japan, you still have room for a desk and enough room to walk around. The bathroon is not that big but very clean and good water pressure in the shower. Plenty of ameneties in this hotel, this is a huge complex with many towers, restaurants, shops, business centre with internet access ( about 500 yens for acess to a computer but as long as you want). There are a Seven Eleven nearby and the Shinagawa station has everything ( supermarket). You have a fridge so that is useful. You are located 2 minutes from the train station that gives you access to the whole city and the Shinkansen for daytrips. Oh, the station has everything too, Starbucks, restaurants, shops,.. Though, you are a bit far from areas of interest in Tokyo, between 20 to 30 minutes to Shinjuku, Shibuya or Roppongi. But that was fine for me. It was clean, confortable and guest relation is great. The only thing is that I found that hotel very busy, many business men, tourist, it is a big complex meaning that you hear noise in the hallway until late time. The room are not that sound proof so my ear plugs were useful! For low budget travellers, it will do the job but if you can get a room for about the same price in an area of interest, I would go for it.
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Chelsea Chelsea
27 reviews
Jun 27, 2005
At $100 a night this would usually be way out of my price range. Apparently this was a discounted rate, anyway it seems I didn't have much choice. Iasked afriends dad who used to be a travel agent to find somewhere for me to stay while I was in Tokyo, somewhere cheap-ish and in a convenient location.

The location was very convenient and apparently the price isn't bad for Tokyo. I guess some things are just expensive!Anyway the room was nice and cute because it was so small! Really narrow, they are really stuck for space in Japan (which is why I didn't want to stay at friends' places, because I knewit'd be a real hassle for them - anywayone was really far out and the other was far-ish out and she was already sharing a tiny room with her sister).

It was so funny, I don't know how ergonomical the door to the toilet was, anyway it was really funny and it had all these strange settings like heated-toilet seats (see my blog entry!) Also I could hear the guy next door singing in the shower which was hilarious because it was all in Japanese! Karoke, haha!

But seriously it was a very good hotel,it had a tv that you could watch from bed and lots of interesting channels and all the usual stuff. Very close to Shinagawa train station which was probably the best thing about it. Very comfortable! Thumbs up.
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Prince Hotel Shinagawa Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Bowling Alley
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Exhibit Space
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Massage
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Bidet
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Indoor
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Cots
  • Games Available
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Cell phone/mobile rental
  • Smoking Room
  • Family Room
  • Shoe Shine
  • Paid Parking
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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