Hotel Monterey Osaka is in the heart of Osaka, walking distance from Osaka Shiki Theater and Herbis Plaza. This romantic hotel is close to Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle.
Make yourself at home in one of the 194 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch LCD televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding 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 complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Clean, convenient, comfortable. Staff were delightful. Easy walk to train station. Room was small but not cramped.
The security for each floor. Location was excellent for the trains.
Not really. Train noise could bother some people.
I planned a last minute trip to Kyoto, Japan. Although, initially I was disappointed that I couldn't stay in Kyoto (the hotels were all filled up), I eneded up being very glad that I stayed at Hotel Monterey, Osaka. The proximity (1/2 block) from the Osaka train station was terrific, and I used this train station as my hub to go to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Also, the trip from the Osaka airport wasn't too bad at all. The thing I liked best about this hotel was how clean it was, and how comfortable the bed was. I don't know if this is common for all hotels in Japan, but I was glad to find these features in Hotel Monterey, Osaka. One thing I didn't like was that the restaurants in the hotel were quite pricey for me, and the hours limited. I also found it very confusing to find the hotel from the train station on the first day I arrived. There is another review that gives specific directions from the train station. I will see if I can find that again and add it onto this post. It's not the most spectacular hotel, but it did the job for me! Kyoto and surrounding areas are exquisite - have a wonderful trip!
Ive stayed at the Ginza location and thought Id give this one a try. They are pretty much identical- clean modern excellent location and courteous staff #40then again it is Japan#41. About 2 min from the subway and 4 from the JR station. From Kansai take JR train to Tennoji and then JR Osaka loop to Kyobashi Station. This took me less than an hour. Most of Osaka is about 10 min by subway from here. There is a well stocked convenience store and coffee shop on the ground floor and a few across the street. Across the street are also a shopping/restaurant complex and the Panasonic headquarters complex which has two floors of excellent restaurants #40catering to workers in the area so its good and fairly priced#41 and of course the cool Panasonic showroom. Another eating option is the Daiei department store next to Kyobashi Station. They have tons of prepared food as well as a big grocery store. As for safety of the area I dont remember seeing homeless people anywhere. And even if I did I always felt safe everywhere I went in the area- Im from a nice middle class area in the SF bay area and feel 10x safer in Osaka. I didnt even bother to take my laptop off of the desk when I went out during the day. The hotel does not have wifi #40surprisingly#41 but has free Ethernet- cable provided. *figure out how to turn your laptop into a hotspot and youre set!* I would stay here again and probably look for their chain on my next trip to Japan.
A great hotel for a family on a budget. The quality is very high. Rooms are comfortable (but Japanese-cozy sized). The two best features was free internet that worked straightaway, and its location next to the Osaka train station. I give it only fair marks for safety and security because the lobby is on the 8th floor and the elevators are not keyed at the ground floor entrance (although there is door staff at the hotel entrance), and the windows actually open up onto little balconies/platforms that wrap around the building. That said, I never did feel uncomfortable about the arrangements.