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Baby-friendly, reasonably priced hotels in Tokyo

Last weekend I received an email from a couple from Denmark coming soon to Tokyo with their 7 month old baby. They were asking about baby-friendly hotels that are reasonably priced and close to all the sightseeing spots. This is a great question!
In terms of hotels in Tokyo that are convenient, baby-friendly, and reasonably priced, here is a previous post on Tokyo Urban Baby:
Shiba Park Hotel is also promoted as baby-friendly, has great reviews and is in a good location near Tokyo Tower:
Shiba Park 3 Shiba Park 2 Shiba Park
Hotel Monterey has lovely interior design like an old London townhouse, and is equipped with baby cots and in good location near Akasaka-Mitsuke Station:
Monterey
Sheraton Miyako Hotel – my sister has stayed here with her children and they also have baby cots for rent. Beautiful old hotel with Japanese garden, and convenient shuttle bus to Meguro and Shinagawa Stations:
Miyako
There are other cheaper hotels, but in my experience they are usually “business hotels” and don’t have baby cots available. Here is an example – “Mid In Meguro Eki-Mae”, walking distance from Meguro Station. My mother stayed here a couple of years ago. Lovely small rooms and efficient service, but no baby cots available. If your baby co-sleeps with you, this could be an option for a cheap double room:)!
Mid In
If you have other recommendations on baby-friendly hotels in Tokyo please let me know!

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10 thoughts on “Baby-friendly, reasonably priced hotels in Tokyo

  1. Susanne Schönefuß says:

    Dear Kate,

    I´d like to recommend the Citadines Shinjuku Hotel (www.citadines.com). We stayed there last spring with our 9 month old son for 3,5 week to celebrate our honeymoon. The hotel ist not romantic but very babyfriendly. We had a baby cot, a laundry and a kitchenette – perfect to prepare the baby meals. The hotel ist located close to Shinjuku Station and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

    Thank you so much for your blog! It was very helpful for us. We had a wonderful time in Tokyo and would love to come back. Unfortunately traveling with a toddler is more exhausting than with a small baby…

    Best regards from Düsseldorf, Germany

    Susanne Schönefuß

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Susanne! Thanks so much for your message! Your hotel in Shinjuku sounds fantastic! I LOVE Shinjuku Gyoen – it must have been so beautiful to stay there in Spring. Traveling with a toddler is definitely more exhausting – we can only go out for a few hours before everything falls apart and we have to head home. My son can usually last from about 10am-3pm, then we go home and take a rest before dinner. I’m so glad you enjoyed your holiday! Kate xx

  2. Nerolie says:

    Glad to hear Monterey are decent hotels.
    We have booked to stay there for 4 nights in Osaka with our then almost 3 yr old.
    So excited about visiting Japan! Am happy i found your website for fantastic references.

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Nerolie, thank you for your message! Please do let me know how the Monterey hotel is in Osaka. I’d love to hear about how baby-friendly it is and how easy it is to get around in Osaka:) Hope you have a great time!

  3. Sara says:

    Hi Kate!

    Thank you for all your great tips about Tokyo.
    We are going to Tokyo next January (baby is 6 months) and I just can’t decide the best place to stay. Mainly because of the long trip from Narita airport…. so we would like something near any Nex station.

    Whould you recomendo staying in Shinagawa?

    I feel so lost trying to get all arrangements for this last minute week in Tokyo… =(
    Thanks again!

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Sara!

      Here are some of my recommendations.

      https://www.tokyourbanbaby.com/2014/01/baby-friendly-reasonably-priced-hotels-in-tokyo.html

      Shinagawa is convenient. It is about 10min from the major tourist spots and popular cafe/shopping areas (for example, it is about 10min by train on the green JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya and Harajuku). It can be good if you want to be in the middle of both Shibuya and Ueno (Ueno is in the other direction on the green JR Yamanote line, which has the Tokyo National Museum and Metropolitan Art Museum).

      The Sheraton Miyako Hotel has a shuttle bus to Shinagawa station and Meguro Station.

      The Narita Express also goes to Shibuya. It is a busy station and difficult to navigate the elevators with a stroller, but can be fun as it is very central to all the action.

      Hope this helps!

      xx Kate

  4. Alli C. says:

    Kate, thank you so much for all your tips! They are a God-send! My husband and I are traveling with our (will-be) 18 month old in June and we are a bit (okay, VERY) nervous about navigating Japan with the little guy! I’m sure I’ll be pouring over your blog until our departure 🙂

    1. Kate says:

      Thank you Alli! Hope you have a wonderful trip!!

  5. Lee says:

    Hi Kate
    The link you posted above does not work https://www.tokyourbanbaby.com/2014/01/baby-friendly-reasonably-priced-hotels-in-tokyo.html
    Is it still possible to view these hotel recommendations? My baby will be 10 mths old when we go to Japan and I cant decide which area to stay. We would need somewhere with easily accessible train station and food options. We have been a number of times before we had a baby and have always stayed in shinjuku, the food halls there would be perfect for us but I feel like we should stay and explore somewhere different this time!

    Cheers
    Lee

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Lee,

      Thank you for your email. Here is the correct link (without the “html” at the end):

      https://www.tokyourbanbaby.com/2014/01/baby-friendly-reasonably-priced-hotels-in-tokyo/

      In addition to the hotels, I also recommend checking the Airbnb options. There are some great Airbnb apartments in Omotesando and near Shibuya!

      Best wishes,
      Kate

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