I think just about every blogger has reviewed the uber luxurious Park Hyatt Tokyo, but what about the Hyatt Regency Tokyo just a short five minute walk down the street? If using points, the Regency is only a category 3 property while the Park Hyatt is a category 7 hotel. Now, just to be clear there is no comparison, the Park Hyatt will impress you and even if you are staying at the Regency you should definitely take a trip over to the New York Bar at the Park Hyatt. However, the Hyatt Regency is a really nice hotel in the same location (Shinjuku) and can save you lots of points and $…
This is part three of a six part trip report from my travels to Japan:
- Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D
- American Airlines First Class Dallas (DFW) – Tokyo (NRT) on a 777-200
- Hyatt Regency Tokyo
- Hilton Tokyo
- JAL SAKURA LOUNGE Tokyo (NRT)
- JAL SKY SUITE Business Class Tokyo (NRT) – New York (JFK) on a 777-300ER – My new favorite business class?
The lobby and check-in – As a Diamond member I was upgraded to a Regency Club room, no suites were available (and I checked online…though that’s usually more of an SPG problem) and the hotel was basically sold out.
The room… great views of the skyline and park below, modern amenities, bedside controls for the blackout curtains and lights, and lots of convenient outlets. Oh and the bed was very comfortable!
OK – what you are looking at is a mini wireless router. The hotel has no wifi, but they provide these small wireless routers to create your own connection in your room. It’s a bit inconvenient at first (waiting for someone to bring it up to your room and then setting it up), though once set up the signal is fantastic as its your own private wifi network!
The lounge (extremely large with multiple rooms and seating areas) had a really nice breakfast in the morning and appetizers and cocktails in the evenings… The service was as one would expect in an Asian hotel, extremely attentive and helpful. PS – I love salads in the morning in Asia!
There’s a complimentary shuttle service to and from Shinjuku station which is great for simply getting closer to the restaurants, shops, malls and pubs that surround the station or for catching local or long distance transport. The hotel also offers complimentary shoe shine. Laundry is for a fee, but I absolutely love how each item is individually wrapped at many hotels in Japan.
Look at those amazing views of Mt. Fuji on a clear day from my room.
With great service, a central Shinjuku location, an amazingly comfortable bed, and a great lounge, I’d certainly recommend the Hyatt Regency. …Especially with points rates of 12,000 per night and pay rates that are normally much lower than other luxury hotels in the area.
Up next, a review of the Hilton Tokyo located just across the street.