Creature comforts await you at this downtown hotel, which seems a world away from rugged outback seaport city Abashiri. Rooms done up in shades of yellows and blues overlook a main road out front or a parking lot out back. Fish from the local icy waters are a specialty of the Grand Glacier restaurant, which serves Japanese, Chinese, and French fare. Although breakfast (Japanese or Western) goes for ¥1,365, the weekday lunch buffet is a deal at ¥1,200. English speakers
are on staff.