The Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is a resort hotel that’s perfect for families who want a little beach with their city. Sitting right on the waterfront, the hotel is a horseshoe-shaped monolith with a wide selection of restaurants, a spa, pool, and perfect views of the Rainbow Bridge. A beach vibe is prevalent throughout the property and there’s no shortage of windows that helps guests long after the summer breeze and sand between their toes.
Stylish rooms have ring-patterned carpets, tufted headboards, free coffee/water/tea, and even a pillow menu to help you get the perfect night’s sleep. Each room comes with a balcony with views for days.
If you book a corner suite, you’ll be in for a treat. Not only is there a full kitchen and dining room, but a rooftop deck with a private hot tub that looks out over Tokyo Bay.
Bathrooms have brown tile throughout and typically come with shower/bath combos, Toto automated toilets, and Crabtree & Evelyn bath products.
The cavernous lobby is bathed in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the bay. You’ll find the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant here as well as a booth for booking Hilton vacations. There is also plenty of lounge seating if you decide to hang out and surf the web for a while.
The indoor pool is oval-shaped and has massive windows looking out over the water. There is also an outdoor heated jet bath with perfect views of Rainbow Bridge. Inside the pool’s locker rooms, you’ll find steam and sauna facilities to help soothe sore muscles.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There’s a fee to use the pool and gym of 3,000 Yen the first time and 1,000 Yen each time after that.
An Spa runs the hotel’s treatment area and gives access to the outdoor heated whirlpool. The spa is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and provides lots of massage options.
Open 24-hours, the Fitness Zone has hardwood floors, free weights, and TechnoGym cardio equipment.
A number of dining outlets gives guests plenty of great options. Inside the hotel is Toh-Gu for Chinese, Grillogy Bar and Grill for steaks, the Seascape Terrace & Dining for a mix of Japanese and Western, and Sakura, a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a stellar kaiseki menu.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The breakfast at Seascape Terrace & Dining fills up fast and you’ll often see long lines to get in to the buffet. Early bird gets the worm here.
The Captain’s Bar is the main hotel bar and reminiscent of a cabin inside an ocean-liner. Here guests can down classic cocktails in a dark and moody setting.
It’s easy to get around Odaiba. For one, it’s immensely walkable. Two, there’s a free shuttle bus that does a loop around the island. And three, there’s a monorail that connects directly to the mainland outside the hotel. Additionally, the hotel offers a free shuttle bus to Disney – word of warning, reserve this early as it fills up fast.
For superb teppanyaki, check out Hamayu (3-minute walk) on the top floor of the Grand Nikko Odaiba hotel. Their master chefs cook up sizzling wagyu in style. Inside next door’s Aqua City Odaiba complex, there are dozens of restaurant options but hit up Tsukiji Sushi Aqua City Odaiba (3-minute walk) for the freshest fish.
If you eat at the Grand Nikko next door, stay for drinks inside The Bar & Lounge (3-minute walk) on the 30th floor. The pours are heavy and the views epic. If beer is more your thing, check out Blendmeister Café (13-minute walk) with great pints and people-watching.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This family-friendly hotel is right on the waterfront which makes it a great summertime option for swimmers, bikers, joggers, and sightseers. Parts of the hotel feel a little dated, but you’ll probably look past it when eating at the great restaurants or soaking up in the pool. Ideally located, the hotel offers free shuttles to Disney and is connected to the monorail which takes you back into the city.