5 Tips to stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Hotel in Odaiba!
Is this you?
- Are you flying into Haneda Airport and looking for a convenient hotel?
- Or maybe you are planning to visit Teamlab Borderless, and want to stay somewhere nearby?
- Or maybe you will be visiting Tokyo in summer and looking for a great child-friendly hotel with a swimming pool?
Then make sure you stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Odaiba hotel!
It was absolutely amazing! We had a wonderful time.
5 Key Points:
1.Close to Haneda Airport
I recently booked our flight to Australia departing from Haneda Airport. The flight was leaving at 10pm at night, so I was worried about my kids being tired and thought it might be a good idea to stay in a hotel the night before.
I searched the airport hotels, and looked at late checkout. They were quite booked out, so I widened my search to the other airports in the area. That’s when I found the Grand Nikko hotel at nearby Odaiba!
It is just 30min shuttle bus from the Haneda International airport to the hotel (it stops at the domestic terminals on the way). Technically it is just a 10min car ride, so if you wanted to go by taxi this would be faster.
Also, I got late check-out. If you check-out at 3pm, it costs 30% more. If you check-out before 6pm, it costs 50% more. I compared the prices for late checkout with the other airport hotels, and the Grand Nikko was more affordable. So this was great!
2.Gorgeous Swimming Pool
Other than my first priorities being close to Haneda Airport and late checkout, my next priority was a swimming pool!
It is SUPER hot and humid in Tokyo in August, and I wanted to enjoy this special time with my kids. I saw the swimming pool on the Grand Nikko hotel website and was immediately keen!
The pool was even more amazing than the pictures on the website. The pool was a beautiful aqua colour, really friendly staff, and they also had a smaller pool for younger kids. Children need to be over 3 years old to enter the pool, so that is the only limitation if you have a baby or toddler. But if your kids are over 3 years, then it is perfect.
The pool also had a restaurant and bar, and free floaties for the younger kids. My daughter used the floaties constantly which gave her more independency with swimming which was great.
3.Close to Shops
Just a short 3min walk from the hotel you will find the Aqua City Shopping Mall. This was fantastic! It is located right next to the Statue of Liberty.
It has Toys r us and Babies r us, which is packed with toys, baby clothing, shoes, diapers, milk formula, maternity wear, and much more.
It is very hard to buy nappies in Tokyo! If you have my Tokyo Guide, this includes a list of where you can buy them! If you are in Odaiba, you can buy them at this store which is very convenient. I recommend buying enough nappies to last your trip in Japan, as it is hard to find them at regular stores!
4.Amazing View of Tokyo Bay
The view from our hotel room was so beautiful – both during the day and at night. We were very lucky to have a great view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge, so I thoroughly enjoyed watching it from our window!
In the morning I decided to get room service for breakfast, so I could sit there and enjoy watching the view while my kids were watching the Japanese kids channel on TV. Happy mummy!
If you are planning to visit Teamlab Borderless with your kids, I highly recommend staying here at Odaiba. Especially if you have a baby or young kids!
The reason is that (in my experience) Odaiba is far from the city and it is hard to get there with a stroller. There are not many elevators and there is alot of walking involved. And babies and young kids usually get tired quickly, so it can be exhausting trying to get back to the city after big trip to Teamlab. So I highly recommend to stay at the hotel for 1-2 nights, to make it easier for yourselves and more stress-free!
- Hotel: Grand Nikko Tokyo Odaiba
- Website link
- Google map link
- For baby-friendly services at the hotel including baby cots, see my previous post here
Have fun in Tokyo with your baby and children!
Make sure you get my Tokyo Guide!