Part hotel, part serviced apartments catering to short- or long-term travelers, the Citadines Shinjuku is a sunny venue of superb value. A dash of Crayola colors and attentive staff members greet you in the lobby. Upstairs, guest rooms are cheerfully designed (bright hues and a touch of '60s retro) and practically outfitted (hot plates in the kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi). If you spring for breakfast, you can fortify yourself with a wonderful continental-style spread
before taking a stroll in the nearby Shinjuku Gyoen, a park with a garden. The nightlife scene here is also a draw. Note: It's easier to take a short taxi ride from Shinjuku Station than attempt to find the property from the nearest subway station.