Nice Hotel, not a Great Location

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by starvingactor on July 24, 2008

I stayed in the Crowne Plaza hotel on my first trip to Tokyo in March 2008. This is a very nice hotel with all the great trappings of a 4 star hotel - clean, stylish and helpful staff.

What's hot:
Cleanliness - Common areas, room, bathroom were all very nicely mantained
Toilet - High tech!
Public transport - Very close to the busy Ikebukuro station

What's not:
Location - The hotel is in Ikebukuro district. While not too far from Shinjuku, it is still $20 to get back by taxi after a night out. If you are in Tokyo for tourist purposes, I would recommend Shinjuku or Roppongi dsitricts.

Overall I recommend this hotel, but unless there was a reason to be in Ikebukuro, I will stay in Shinjuku next time.
Crowne Plaza Metropolitan
Tokyo, Japan, 171-8505

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