Even though it’s the smallest Four Seasons in the world, the hotel still has a giant reputation – and it’s well-earned. Due to its size, the service here is incredibly personal and all of the staff will refer to you by name, which is a nice touch. Rooms are very spacious, the restaurant/bar delightful, and the spa is otherworldly (though small as well). Centrally located and near major transpo hubs, this little gem will have you singing big praises.
If you call or email in advance, the hotel offers a complimentary greeting service. A rep from the hotel will meet you at the Tokyo Station platform and escort you directly to the property.
Roomy rooms have beige patterned rugs atop dark wood floors along with giant pillars against floor-to-ceiling windows. Views are stellar of the surrounding city as well. All rooms come fully equipped with Nespresso coffee machines, free water and tea, and Bose Bluetooth speakers.
The TVs have 3D capability! Ask the front desk for their list of movies and watch with your 3D glasses on right from your room.
Spacious bathrooms have sunken tubs with separate showers, black granite tile, a bevy of free toiletries, and come with Etro Milano bath products by La Bottega.
The small lobby consists mainly of a check-in desk, concierge booth, and some comfy couches to sit on while they get your room ready.
There are only two treatment rooms but they come with a wide range of treatments like facials, massages, and more. Inside the locker rooms you’ll find large onsen style baths, steam facilities, and massaging showers.
The gym is open 24/7, has great views of the city, and is fully equipped with Cybex machines, and free weights. There is also free water, headphones, and apples to help with your workout.
French restaurant Motif is the sole dining outlet but provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even afternoon tea.
The Four Seasons is in a great location as it's practically next door to Tokyo Station, which helps guests whisk around town on the very efficient subway. The hotel is also in an incredibly good walking area where bars, restaurants, shopping, and attractions are all minutes away.
Steak lovers should hit up Peter (10-minute walk), a wagyu dream spot inside the Peninsula Hotel. If you’re a fan of fried foods, check out Tempura Fukamachi (6-minute walk), a Michelin-starred tempura restaurant that’s out of this world good.
If you eat at the Peninsula, stick around inside Peter (10-minute walk) where expert bartenders prepare cleverly crafted cocktails. A little further afield is Bar High Five (10-minute walk) a whiskey aficionado’s Xanadu with endless options.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Because this Four Seasons is small, it is able to put a premium on service unlike other top-rated hotels. Everyone here will know your name and offer to assist in every way possible – that includes their uber-gifted concierges. There’s no pool, but the spa is wonderful, the restaurant tasty, and the onsen delightful. Location-wise, the hotel is ideal as it's next door to Tokyo Station and only minutes away from some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and shopping areas.