Perfectly located a short shuttle bus ride from Shinjuku station, the Hilton is at the heart of the action in Tokyo. This lively district is famed for its array of cultural sights, museums and entertainment establishments. It is arguably best experienced under the cover of darkness when it really comes alive – especially in Golden Gai, the postwar maze of tiny bars and the Robot Restaurant, the more child-friendly evening spot – so the Hilton is a convenient place to call home and get a good rest after having fun in this thoroughly modern area.
Rooms start on the 15th floor, so all have great panoramic views over the dazzling skyline of Japan’s capital. Another huge plus is their size, as they are particularly spacious by Tokyo standards. The interior design is predominately Western in its style, with clear-cut lines and minimalistic design, as is typical of Hilton properties worldwide. Japanese touches have been added into the aesthetic, including sliding partitions akin to traditional washi paper screens and calligraphy themed carpets, giving a strong sense of place.
The spa here offers an ideal spot to relax after a packed sightseeing itinerary in this exhilarating city. While the pool may be a little small compared to the other Tokyo luxury hotels, the Japanese-style onsen baths make up for it. If you’re feeling more active, choose between exercising in the well-equipped fitness centre or playing tennis on the rooftop courts.
We recommend upgrading to the executive floor for complimentary drinks and canapes in the lounge as well as other exclusive benefits. You have limitless dining and drinking options on your doorstep, but the Hilton provide some in-house restaurants too – Junisoh (serving sushi, kaiseki and teppanyaki), Dynasty (serving Chinese cuisine) and Metropolitan Grill (serving succulent meat cooked over a fire in an open kitchen). If you’re in need of a taste of the Western world, the Hilton’s St George’s Bar is reminiscent of an English pub, or for a more exotic atmosphere, Zatta bar is a good choice. In our opinion, the plush Marble Lounge is the best place for a cocktail.
The Hilton Tokyo is an ideal spot for those wanting to be immersed in Shinjuku, the intoxicating party district full of bright neon lights, while getting a taste of Japanese style and luxurious amenities, such as complimentary Wi-fi.