Tokyo, with its bright lights, modern conveniences and cosmopolitan ambience, is one of East Asia's most popular tourist destinations and a city that's exceptionally well-geared to catering to the needs of visitors. The city’s choice of hotels is extensive and there are hotels in a variety of price brackets despite the Tokyo’s reputation for being expensive.
The city has a number of discernible districts, each with its own selection of hotels. The districts that are dedicated to business are often the best places to find high quality Tokyo hotels and reputable chains. The central business district is Akasaka, in the Minato ward. Shiodome, in the same ward, is also a thriving business area and home to the headquarters of some of Japan’s largest corporations.
For an up-market hotel in Akasaka, opt for the Ritz Carlton, while for a budget establishment, the Marroad Inn offers comfortable, affordable rooms. If you are looking for a mid-range establishment, the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka is a good choice. In Shiodome, the Park Hotel caters well to visitors on buisiness and also offers mid-range prices with occasional discounts.
The busy commercial district of Shinjuku also receives many business travellers, and here you will find hotel prices are generally high and cheap Tokyo hotels scarce. Big names such as Hilton and Hyatt Regency draw big spenders, while the budget conscious head for the Sunlite Shinjuku Hotel and Sunroute Hotel Tokyo.
With a name sounding familiar to Akasaka to Western ears, the Asakusa district in the Taitō Ward is less business oriented and the place to head if you are looking for less in the way of huge skyscrapers and more in the way of price discounts. Establishments of repute in the area include the Sunroute Asakusa Hotel, Blue Wave Inn Asakusa and the Asakusa Sky Court.