The Hilton Tokyo is a beautiful hotel located in the Shinjuku area of downtown Tokyo. Located next to Shinjuku Central Park (and the Park Hyatt Tokyo), the Hilton Tokyo is about a five minute drive from Shinjuku Station. To get to the hotel from the airport, you can take the Airport Limousine bus which stops directly in front of the hotel or the cheaper Narita Express Train which stops at the Shinjuku Station. From there, you can catch the free hotel shuttle from the station to the hotel or hire a taxi.
Taxis are pretty expensive in Tokyo so I don’t recommend them. The hotel shuttle runs every 20 minutes from the hotel to the west side of Shinjuku station (bus stop #21, in front of the Keio department store) from 8:20 AM to 9:40 PM. There is also a subway station under the hotel (Nishi-Shinjuku Station) and from there, you can get around to all of Tokyo.
The Hilton Tokyo recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and is completely new inside. The 38 story hotel is beautiful, modern, elegant and equipped with all the amenities that you would expect from a Hilton. Inside, you will find the spacious lobby, shops, two hotel bars and five different restaurants.
All the rooms have been renovated and now feature very modern yet traditionally decorated rooms. As a Hilton Gold, I booked a King Deluxe room and was upgraded to the King Executive room. The King Executive bed rooms are furnished with a very comfortable king size bed, sitting area, work desk, LCD television with English language channels, alarm clock with MP3/iPod connectivity, coffee maker, tea pot, universal electrical outlets and mini-bar/fridge. I love the subtle touches of Japanese decor such as the sliding shades.
I don’t really know what the differences between the King Deluxe rooms and the King Executive rooms are but I think it’s just the bathroom. Both rooms appear to be the same size but I think the King Deluxe rooms have a shower/tub combo whereas the King Executive rooms have a walk-in shower and separate tub.
The bathroom is a little tight but features a full size tub, walk in shower, toilet/bidet and Peter Thomas Roth bath and body products. The bathroom is completely enclosed but there is a large window wall separating the shower stall and the room. I seriously love these as I think they are very sexy and chic. But if you’re traveling with someone you don’t want to see naked, there is a sliding door that can be closed from the outside to add some privacy.
I didn’t get to explore the rest of the hotel but other hotel amenities included a business center, fitness room, two outdoor tennis courts, indoor pool and spa services.
Hilton Gold members, you will have access to the entire hotel. You can have breakfast in the lounge but I recommend the hotel restaurant located on the first floor instead. Compared to the continental breakfast in the lounge, the restaurant downstairs has a full breakfast buffet with an omelette station and a huge selection of western and eastern breakfast items. As for the evening reception, the Executive Floor Lounge was fantastic. There was a great selection of finger foods, good drinks and unbeatable views of the Tokyo skyline. The food was actually filling and I didn’t need to go out for dinner afterwards.
Overall, the Hilton Tokyo was a great stay and I would definitely recommend it. The hotel is centrally located and convenient to access by public transportation. The newly renovated rooms are beautiful and spacious and the Gold benefits such as free WiFi, breakfast and lounge access are unbeatable. All the staff members were helpful and efficient. The Hilton Tokyo is a category 7 hotel and standard room awards cost 50,000 HHonors points.
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