Overlooking Otaru Marina, this 18-story hotel sits atop the huge WingBay shopping complex, giving easy access to outlet stores, movie theaters, and even a Ferris wheel. Inside is a reliable, familiar chain hotel with an English-speaking staff. Western-style rooms in gold, blue, and brown have large twin or double beds, and most overlook the waterfront and not the unattractive railway in the rear. It's 2 km (1 mile) from the historic district, but a trolley stop is just outside. It's a five-minute walk from JR Otaru Chikko Station, one stop from JR Otaru Station. The restaurant is a favorite with local foodies.