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Shinagawa Prince hotel - Main building high floor corner room
Great view of Tokyo, with a letdown on room's quality
Shinagawa Prince Hotel - Main building high floor corner room
I love the view from this hotel. I want to recommend this but the room in the main building is showing its age, especially the bathroom. If you don’t mind an old room that was probably built since the bubble era then this might be okay.
The view from the window is great. With a view of Shinagawa station, the shinkansen, the JR train, along with the plane landing at Haneda, some ferries in Tokyo bay plus Tokyo tower and a glimpse of Skytree’s top. Altogether made a magnificent view at any time of the day.
This is where it comes short. The room is old and tired. The bathroom with the toilet is small and dampens the mood. The bed itself is small and springy. I felt that the bed frame and the mattress are old. They are not dirty. They are old.
One thing to note, if you need to bring guests to the hotel room, you can meet them on the second or third floor in front of the elevator, to avoid being seen by receptionist. A card key is required to get to the room’s floor.
The hotel is located directly across from Shinagawa station. It is a convenient location to go to either Haneda or Narita airport.
Highly recommend staying on the higher floors. They are slightly more expensive but worth it. The window is not one-way, so people on the street can see us if we stand by the window. They won’t be able to make out what we look like but they can certainly see our shape. They could probably see us if they use a telescope or a 10x zoom lens.
I love the view from this hotel. That is why I am giving it quite a high point for its uniqueness. The room itself is not particularly exciting. However, the two large windows with a lot of sunlight and the beautiful view of Tokyo make up quite a lot for this hotel’s uniqueness. Be sure to enjoy the night view while turning off all the lights to preserve your privacy.
The price is reasonable, for a hotel in this prime location. Although I felt it was slightly overpriced when it comes to the actual room itself. The view itself is more than made up for the cost. I wish they can renovate the room and it would have been easier to recommend this place.
Final Thoughts - Barely Recommend, may repeat
Ken’s score: Gold, 7/10
What I like 👍
View of Shinagawa station and its surrounding
Close to the JR & Subway station
Easy access to Haneda and Narita airport
Visitors can meet on the second floor, no need to go through the reception
What I do not like 👎
The room is old and showing its age
The bed isn’t comfortable
The toilet and the bathroom aren’t separated
Not many amenities.
What is it good for
Romantic night view
Those who appreciate watching the sunrise over the city.
A relatively cheap and clean hotel for that early flight or after coming back from a long flight.
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