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Osaka Hotels? Neighborhoods?

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I am spending two nights in Osaka before heading to Kyoto for a few nights. I am currently planning on staying at either The St. Regis or The Westin. At The St. Regis I would be paying with real money, but at The Westin, I would use cash and points, and thus would save a significant amount of money (which is nice, since I am staying at some really nice and expensive places elsewhere on this trip). I would rather stay at the Westin, unless there is a good reason not to.

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, there are many comments about the Westin's location; this is my biggest concern. It doesn't sound like the greatest Westin, and, of course, the newer St. Regis would be nicer, but that is fine since I am saving a lot of money. A horrible location, however, would give me pause. This is purely a leisure trip, and I like to walk around and explore neighborhoods; I am not a fan of taking trains everywhere (of course I understand this is often the case in Japan). Also, are taxis easy/ plentiful/ reasonably priced in Osaka?

Can anyone compare and contrast the two properties, with specific focus on the locations of each of them. I have never been to Osaka, and I am completely in the dark. Any insight into the different neighborhoods of Osaka is appreciated.

Are there other four star or cool boutique hotels in better locations that you would recommend?

Thank you.

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