As flashy and modern as the surrounding neon streets, the Cross Hotel is a winning choice if you want to spend your time as the Osakans do – shopping, drinking and eating all the food. Situated upon the famous Midosuji – a broad, tree-flanked avenue, lined with luxury international brands – the hotel is also a few steps away from the Dotonbori nightlife and entertainment area. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this may not be the location for you – but the hotel rooms are surprisingly quiet considering the 24-hour nature of the Minami district.
Trendy and chic interiors are a real surprise, and although the rooms are slightly compact (as with most Japanese mid-range hotels) the amenities and facilities are of a much higher quality than similarly-priced properties. The Cross Hotel has a few of its own popular restaurants if you did choose to stay in for dinner – and these are just as exciting as the ones you will find outside. The fashionable Shinsaibashi Lime gives a particularly unique dining experience – enjoy fizz and entrees while surrounded by thousands of tropical fish in lit-up aquariums. This certainly isn’t your average budget-friendly hotel!