Yes, the faux-stone exterior that attempts to replicate 20th-century Europe is a bit cheesy, but the Monterey remains a bargain in the middle of Ginza. In keeping with the theme, rooms are outfitted with dark-wood floors, powder-white linens, and curtains tied with tassels. Complimentary in-room Internet and heated toilet seats are some of the few contemporary touches. The Escale restaurant is French—what else?—but this European slant isn't just for the hotel guests;
the in-house wedding chapel is busy on weekends and holidays.