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Shinjuku Washington Hotel Main
Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels / Ryokan in Shinjuku
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stayed here twice in December 2010, the first time we stayed here our room was incredibly small & stunk of smoke (this hotel, guests can smoke in the rooms)...the air conditioning was stuck on one temperature (way too hot) and you couldn't open the window. Because the room was so small, the only place we could leave our suitcases was in the room hallway.

The second time we stayed here, we got a larger room with a opening window - much better!

If you can, try and get a larger room...it is worth it!

I probably wouldn't stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

I stayed for 6 nights and it's true what other people are saying. The rooms are very small but the price was right so I don't mind. I don't spend that much time in my room anyway. The room was very warm. It would be nice if the climate controls were controlled by a thermostat. There's just a fan and I'm not sure if it was blowing warmer air or cooler air. The staff were friendly and helpful and the location was good. Just a few blocks walk to Shinjuku Station. I wouldn't recommend this hotel for a couple but if you're solo it's okay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Spacious reception hall, kind of busy place.
I booked in here as I could get a bus back to the airport from outside the door. That was with arrangement from the staff in the foyer who book you in.

The rooms here are comforotable but, god, mine was very small -but then it is Tokyo.

Quite a long walk down to the shopping area at SHinjuku but I managed it. Lot of concrete about : )

Office blocks mainly around here before you hit the shops.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We stayed for 3 nights, the moment we step into the room we feel so warm & stuffy. It was a nightmare for us, we has difficulties to get into sleep, no ventilation at all. The windows cannot be opened.

We are sweating terribly in the middle of the night. The staffs are kind & friendly but they couldnt do anything about it.

The television screen is so small that my laptop is even wider than it, lobby only a few seats even though the lobby is big enough to place more couches.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I took part in the Tokyo marathon and chose this hotel because of its location right at the start (and because of it's reasonable pricing). I arrived at 11 but were told that I could not get a room before 2 (hard after travelling about 20hours but think that may be practise since also my friends who stayed in a more posh hotel got same message). I had heard that typically the rooms would have been smoked in, so asked for a non smoking room. They only had that in the 'womens only floor' and I got a so called Japanese room with Japanese flooring. The room was lovely with a great view. It turned out to be fairly quiet as well. The bathroom was very dated and small and a note on the wall told you to keep door closed when showering or the hot air would set the firealarm off in the bedroom. But as there wasn't any airsystem in the bathroom this was clearly an annoyance. The shampoos etc very from a different century I think. The smell extremely unpleasant. Towel supply very modest. The bedroom itself was VERY small. The suitcase had to be fully packed at all times, because there was no room to move around. The bed was lovely however and the traditional japanese pillows (one with beans in) were very pleasant to sleep with. Main problem with the room was that there is simply no air and even there is an air conditioning the temperature can't be lowered. The whole womens floor seem to be an airtight box with a very high temperature, you feel it the moment you use your keycard to get access. The windows can't be opened (without help from hotel). This makes the stay uncomfortable as you are constantly sweating. There are big queues to the breakfast in the mornings which is also annoying. The breakfast is when you get to it very nice with an enormous selection. The hotel as such is quite anonymous. The staff in the reception are helpful but in a tired way (not a lot of patience). When checking in at 2pm, again there is an enormous queue at the 'foreign visitors desk' and when I was there hardly any at the 'normal' desk, I asked if I could go to that, but no, not possible, Seems unflexible. Internet is another nuissance. There is cabled internet in the room but it seems arcaic to having to turn on the tv and perform some procedure before it works. There is supposedly wifi in public areas but I didn't get it to work in the restaurant.
The location of the hotel is great, only a short walk to the train station, through a lively and nice area. Fantastic shopping around the station. At all times I have felt very safe in this area, even when typically being the one in our group walking to the hotel alone.There are fantastic restaurants in the area such as the New York Bar & Grill (at the Park Hyatt), which is only a short walk from here.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

If you are looking for a clean, comfortable and convenient hotel around Shinjuku area with reasonable prices, this is it. Though space is limited in this hotel room, it has a comfortable bed, with in-room internet access, convenient and walking distance to the Shinjuku JR station, lots of eateries along the way and restaurants are also available in the hotel building. Come during any season, hot summer or cold winter, there's covered underground passage that leads you to the hotel in 15-20mins walk from the JR station.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tasearch
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Good location a few blocks from Shinjuku train station.

Small room; coathangers but no shelf space.

Free internet by cable (no wlan). It seems I had to turn on the tv to get an internet connection.

6000 Yen per day seems inexpensive. No breakfast included, though.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 3-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels / Ryokan in Shinjuku
Price Range: $143 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shinjuku Washington Hotel Main 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1279
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OUR HOTELS DISCOVER OUR HOTELScroll down to read text WELCOME TO SHINJUKU WASHINGTON HOTEL MAIN Shinjuku Washington Hotel is conveniently located in the center of Shinjuku, one of the Tokyo’s most popular and active locales,next to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and close to shopping and entertainment venues. Looking up to the skyscrapers, the hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city. The sophisticated environment of our three restaurants and bars makes it the best place to dine for two, family, friends, business associates or organizations to gather and celebrate. ... more   less 
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