With a stay at Hotel Monterey Kyoto, you'll be centrally located in Kyoto, steps from Rokakkudo Temple and minutes from Kyoto Art Center. This hotel is close to Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Make yourself at home in one of the 327 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with pay movies provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bidets.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as hot springs and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
The Hotel Monterey Kyoto was a great location for our weekend getaway in Kyoto. It was within walking distance of Nijo Castle (which I hightly recommend), the Imperial Palace, and the central Kyoto shopping areas. There is a subway station very close to the hotel so travel was easy. The subway stop is only a few away from Kyoto Station so it's easy to navigate. There are several Starbucks in the immediate area and a post office in case you need an ATM. In Japan if you are an international traveler it can be difficult to use a bank ATM; the post office has an ATM that accepts almost all cards. The staff at the hotel were very kind and welcoming, they even wiped off our luggage when we arrived b/c it had gotten wet in the light rain while we walked from the subway station and they had plenty of umbrellas for guests to use (for those of us who didn't come prepared). The concierge was friendly and helpful and even called the airline to double check something about our flight home and found an English directional map to help us find the airport bus station at Kyoto Station. My only issue was the pillows, even though my husband loved them! I prefer soft and these were some sort of buckwheat/firm pillow. The hotel room was very clean and nice and had a small fridge, which can be hard to find in Japan. I highly recommend the Hotel Monterey Kyoto. I will recommend it to all of my friends currently living in Japan and those who may travel internationally...the price, location, and service were all excellent!
This is a lovely hotel in the center of Kyoto. It's a short distance from most sights. The rooms are clean and of descent size. Breakfast was included. Good buffet breakfast.
The Hotel Monterey Kyoto was by far one of the best hotels I've ever been to. From the moment I walked through the lobby their staff was beyond helpful, which is a great comfort for any foreign traveler. Their rooms were comfortable and clean with sufficient space for leisure or spacing out a nights worth of souvenir shopping. I absolutely recommended this hotel.
I don't think I've ever slept so well. Our room was fairly small, but extremely clean and comfortable, with a wonderfully luxurious bed. The hotel is beautifully decorated. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, and were able to assist us in English. The location is also pretty good: it's on a nondescript commercial boulevard, but is walking distance from a good number of restaurants, temples and shrines. This hotel isn't cheap, but it makes for a very comfortable stay.
+ Classy Place + Staff did a great job of giving travel tips and directions + Good access to public transportation +/- No cultural surprises - Barely enough space in the room to sit luggage - Not a wide choice of restauraunts in the immediate vacininty ( but plenty withing walking distance)
Conveniently located. Clean and well appointed. Very secure Helpful staff. No problems.
The hotel is clean comfortable and conveniently located. Easy access to the train stations. The front desk staff is knowledgeable helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Kyoto.
We would highly recommend this hotel for location and service. Hotel Monterey is only three years old which was one of the reasons we chose it. The rooms are quite small but had everything we needed. The staff and concierge did everything we asked of them. Within several blocks there are three or more Starbucks, several other coffee / pastry shops and a very nice grocery store as well as several mini marts. There are many restaurants within walking distance and taxis are readily available. Kyoto train station was no more than 10-12 minutes by taxi. We did not use the Spa but did check it out and was lovely and a pretty good value. We booked a day tour through the hotel and had excellent service with the tour operator.
We enjoyed our stay and were particularly pleased with the clean room and bathroom. The lobby is a bit kitschy and somewhat odd but I found the staff to be extremely helpful in providing information on bus routes, restaurants etc. I highly recommend this hotel.
Good value for the money. The property has pleasantly quirky decor, and is spotless and well-maintained. The English-speaking concierge, front desk, and bell staff are all very courteous and helpful. The rooms are well-furnished and large by Japanese standards, and the bathrooms are functional for both Japanese and Western users. The Spa on the 13th (top) floor of the hotel is beautiful and well worth the extra fee.