The Shiba Park is something of an institution, welcoming world travellers through its doors for over 70 years. With a recent renovation to some of the more ‘dated’ rooms, the hotel is hiding its age pretty well. The property is also surprisingly spacious, well-located for exploring the sights, and has some of the most accommodating staff you are likely to find in any big city.
Close to a number of metro stations, within easy reach of both airports and Tokyo train station, and with a wealth of eating options close by, the Shiba Park is in prime real estate – while still remaining a quiet hotel to spend the night. Breakfast is served in the Old City Grill House – an onsite restaurant that looks like it’s been plucked straight out of 1940’s San Francisco – and it is, in our humble opinion, one of the best morning buffets in Tokyo.
The Shiba Park is one of the better options for families visiting the city – with large quad rooms available, and cots for the very-little ones. The location also makes it easy to get to the Disney resorts or to Akihibara by train, and you are only a short walk from Hamarikyu gardens and the Sumida river cruise to Odaiba.