Fodor's Expert Review Sapporo Grand Hotel

Kita 1 Nishi 4, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0001, Japan

With classic European style, white-gloved bellhops, and conveniences like in-room refrigerators tastefully hidden away in wooden cabinets, Sapporo's grand dame has welcomed guests since 1934. In the heart of downtown, the three buildings (Main, Annex, and East) almost fill a city block. Rooms in the older Main Building feel like a gentlemen's club, with striped wallpaper and small armchairs, while those in the East Wing exhibit a more modern flair. In the Memorial Library, check out photographs of VIP guests and mementos of their stays, such as Margaret Thatcher's thank-you letter and the 1955 lunch menu for the visiting New York Yankees.

PROS

  • convenient location
  • long history
  • high-end service in a city full of business hotels

CONS

  • small windows in main building
  • certain parts have a mall-like feel
  • staff can be slightly overbearing

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 011-261–3311

HOTEL DETAILS

504 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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