Built around the site of an old brewery, just south of the organised chaos that is Shibuya, laid-back Ebisu is brimming with cosy izakaya pubs, mouth-watering ramen restaurants and legendary tachinomiya standing bars around the Yebisu Garden Place precinct. See more of the district by staying in one of these eight great hotels in Ebisu, Tokyo.
The Westin Tokyo
The Westin Tokyo offers incredible views from its guest rooms | Courtesy of The Westin Tokyo / Hotels.com
Towering over the Yebisu Garden Place, this five-star property is the best place to stay in this part of Tokyo. The Westin’s 438 guest rooms and suites enjoy views of Tokyo Tower, state-of-the-art amenities such as the signature Heavenly Bed and elegant decor that combines European and Japanese design elements. This super-central hotel also features Le Spa Parisien, which offers a long list of treatments, a fully equipped workout studio and eight dining options, including French cuisine at Victor’s, Chinese at Ryutenmon and Japanese at Mai.
Located on the fringe of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum gardens, the Hotel Princess Garden is a traditional three-star hotel. Guests benefit from an indoor swimming pool, business centre, on-site restaurant and lounge bar, laundry, in-house shops, a buffet breakfast and a convenient location only steps away from Meguro Station.
Welcome to a very modern tower that’s home to a very modern hotel. Each of the Ebisuholic Hotel’s 36 guest rooms is kitted out with trendy boutique design, a flat-screen TV and a spacious bathroom. Many rooms have leafy timber balconies that look out over Ebisu. Start your day with the continental breakfast in the industrial-chic lobby, or grab a coffee at the La Luna Cafe and Diner just outside the front door. Then it’s only a five-minute walk to Ebisu Station to explore the city.
When you wander the corridors of the do-c Ebisu, it looks like any another capsule hotel. However, when you see the Finnish-style ‘Löyly’ sauna service, you realise this is a unique place to stay. Check in to the ℃ sauna, slip into a comfortable bathrobe and get sweating in the cutting-edge sauna facilities. Once you’re nice and relaxed, tuck yourself into one of the great-value sleep pods for a good night’s rest.
Sitting halfway between Ebisu Station and the Shibuya Crossing, this fashionable hotel delivers sophisticated minimalist design minus the hefty price tag. Mustard Hotel Shibuya is made up of 106 bright-white twin, double, family and multi-share rooms, as well as a sun-bathed rooftop terrace, an ultra-modern common area, where you can enjoy free tea and coffee, and the Megan Bar and Patisserie, which serves breakfast and house-made treats in the morning and drinks at night.
Less than a mile west of Ebisu Station, this charming hotel in the Nakameguro neighbourhood is another masterpiece of Japanese design. Waves offers a range of Western-style rooms containing a bed, couch and desk, or a selection of Japanese suites featuring a tatami and a futon, plus traditional coffee tables and irori heaters. The rooms are cosy, and there’s a warm and welcoming communal lounge to hang out in, too.
This well-appointed aparthotel a kilometre east of Yebisu Garden Place is another great-value option near Ebisu. Flexstay Inn’s 84 air-conditioned apartments all include a television, computer and kitchenette with a fridge, stove and microwave, plus access to a self-service laundry and free Wi-Fi.
This aparthotel delivers some of Tokyo’s most lavish suites, with chandeliers and red-velvet thrones at the foot of the beds. Beyond its over-the-top design, Micro Hotels is a great launchpad for exploring nearby Roppongi, Tokyo’s premier nightlife district.