Courtyard Marriott Tokyo Station is a centrally located hotel that’s ideal for the businessman or woman on the go. The rooms are simple, and the amenities few and far between, but the staff is helpful and all speak English, and the room rates are reasonable – especially for this part of town. Marriott members with Elite status will get the most out of this property with a number of freebees that comes with membership.
Tasteful, yet small, the rooms are painted in lime green or purple, with miniscule work desks and black & white checked chairs. There isn’t much in terms of views, but the real alarm clocks next to the beds is a nice touch.
Simple gray-tile floors lead to shower/tub combos, and black countertops with Shiseido products. Toto automated toilets make every morning a little brighter.
The lobby lounge is the main hang of the hotel and has a variety of blue cushioned chairs, a long communal table, and for Elite Status members, free coffee and water.
Elite members can also get free beer and snacks down here.
There’s no spa but guests can order in-room massages from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
The gym is a bit on the small side, but it’s open 24/7, has TechnoGym equipment and free weights, and has a supply of free water for guests.
Lavarock is the hotel’s main dining outlet and serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the ground floor, GGCo. Café and Bakery is a sleek coffee shop with freshly baked pastries and a surprising happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The breakfast buffet at Lavarock is expensive – around 3,000 Yen. But if you’re an Elite member, it’s free! Elite members also get free coffee at GGCo.
Lavarock is also the hotel’s bar and during warm nights they open up seating outside.
The best part of this hotel is its proximity to Tokyo Station, which not only can get you around the city quickly, it’s also home to great bars, restaurants, and shops. Beyond the subway, you’re also down the street from Ginza and some of the best shopping in the city.
If you want mouthwatering wagyu, head over to Peter (10-minute walk) inside The Peninsula Hotel. If you’re a fan of fried food, don’t miss out on Michelin-rated Tempura Abe (11-minute walk).
After your perfect Peninsula piece of meat, stick around Peter (10-minute walk) where expert bartenders pour perfect cocktails. If whiskey is your jam, head over to the Tokyo Station Hotel where inside is Oak Bar with some of the rarest and best whiskeys around.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This hotel is great for the Marriott rewards traveler on the go. There aren’t a ton of amenities and the rooms are pretty small, but the hotel is set up for business types to eat, drink, sleep, and go. The hotel’s proximity to Tokyo Station makes it ideal for jetting around the city quickly and also for walking to some of Tokyo’s best bars, restaurants, and shops. Clean, simple, and with a very proficient English-speaking staff, weekday warriors will get just about everything they need.