A block from Odori Subway Station, the Hotel Okura Sapporo gets the balance between style and the personal connection just right. The public areas are small, so the staff gets to know you quickly. Upstairs, the rooms are spacious and artfully lighted. A color scheme of browns and creams sets a mood missing in many larger hotels. Toh-Ka-Lin, the hotel's Cantonese restaurant, offers reasonably priced lunch sets, and there are also a higher-end Japanese and French restaurants.