Capsule hotels are becoming more and more popular, fulfilling the need for cheap but private accommodation. These days, they cater not only to business travelers but leisure seekers as well. Take your pick of the top capsule hotels in Tokyo for your next visit.
Prime Pod Ginza
Prime Pod Ginza is one of the first luxury capsule hotels to break into the market. Despite its exclusive location, classy lounge, and impressive views, this capsule hotel still manages to have affordable accommodation options. Travelers will enjoy free WiFi throughout, flat screens, and charging docks in all the rooms.
Nine Hours is ultra modern and certainly efficient. The name is based on the idea that business travelers spend an average on nine hours at their hotel. Their success in Kyoto and at Tokyo’s Narita Airport have led them to open a new location in Shinjuku.
The space inside First Cabin‘s capsule depends on which class “cabin” you choose, making this hotel a great option for anyone looking for a bit of extra room. The Tsukiji location is one of their newer ones, and includes a bar, café, and laundry services onsite. There is even a large hot tub in the bathing area to help guests relax and unwind.
Nadeshiko is a unique women-only capsule hotel experience and pride themselves on being able to supply everything a traveling girl could need, including cozy yukata for indoor wear. They also have a restaurant onsite and offer kimono experience packages, where guests can dress up and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner at the restaurant.
Anshin Oyado is an upscale capsule hotel with five locations in Tokyo. The highlight is the enormous hot spring baths and steam room. Rooms are equipped with everything from flatscreen TVs and charging outlets to brand-name bedding and headphones. Free snacks and a comfortable lounge area, usually with a view, are also included.
Centurion Cabin and Spa
Centurion Cabin and Spa is a ladies-only spa and capsule hotel. The spa includes massage chairs, sauna, shared sento (bath) and relaxing common areas that are available 24 hours. It caters to traveling businesswomen in need of some deep relaxation time at a low price point.
Grand Park Inn Sugamo
Grand Park Hotel’s branch in Sugamo is one of their three capsule hotel facilities, each sporting an impressive list of amenities. Grand Park Inn Sugamo features a fully equipped bathing and relaxation facility, relaxation lounges, and a library of books to browse through. Flat screens TVs and free WiFi are also provided.
Tokyo’s Bay Hotel is a group of sleek capsule hotels with several convenient locations in Tokyo. The Nihonbashi branch is within walking distance to Tokyo Station. It’s unique in that it offers a long-term stay plans catering to tourists. Just be sure to book a room with a TV; you might end up spending more time in there than you anticipate.