Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is one of three Hilton properties (there’s also a Conrad) in Tokyo. The hotel is located a little outside of the city center, but is quite nice besides. Especially if you are looking for good value in Tokyo (which is hard to find), Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is a good choice!
Odaiba is an artificial island, which is connected to Tokyo by a Monorail. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba (formerly a Nikko Hotel) is located right next to one of the Monorail stations and thus well connected to the city.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Executive Room
- Month of Stay: April
You reach one of the main train stations with several connections available in just 15 minutes. Plus, Odaiba comes with nice parks and a great boulevard, where you can have a walk or go running. Moreover, there are also several cafes and shopping centers. The location is something I utterly enjoyed at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba as you are away from the trouble of the metropolis.
Executive Room at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
For my stay of two nights, I was assigned an Executive Room with views of the rainbow bridge.
Upon entering, you can find the bathroom to the left and the wardrobe to the right. This particular room at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba came with comfortable Twin Beds, a seating area with two armchairs and a coffee table as well as a decent working table next to the television.
Something I really adored about the room at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is the little balcony with brilliant views of the skyline and the Rainbow Bridge.
Sadly, the balcony is a little too small for any furniture. Generally, I found the room to be both, spacious and nicely furnished – something that’s rare in Tokyo.
Bathroom of the Executive Room
Not only the Executive Room itself, but also the bathroom is quite nice. Upon entering, you face the single sink, where you can also find the typical Hilton toiletries by Peter Thomas Roth (Executive Rooms come with two of each).
To the left, there is the toilet, while you can find the shower and the bathtub to the right. Both are located in just one area, but we are not talking of a typical shower-tub combo, but rather a bathtub right next to the window (to the room) and a walk-in shower in-between the sink and the bathtub.
What might sound strange at first was actually quite a decent system. The large window to the room was also a quite nice feature.
Executive Lounge at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Due to being a Hilton Diamond member, I was also granted access to the Executive Lounge, which also offers quite nice views of the Rainbow Bridge.
The lounge itself is rather small, but comes with a nice interior as well as a very nice terrace with even more beautiful views of the skyline.
During the day, you can find a couple of snacks like nuts or chips, while there is a selection of cakes and other sweet stuff for Afternoon Tea.
In the evening, you can enjoy alcoholic beverages including wines, beers and spirits as well as a selection of canapes as well as one or two warm options like quiche or dim sum.
While the offerings of the Executive Lounge at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba might not be extremely extensive, they are still absolutely decent and of a high quality.
Breakfast at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
If you have breakfast included and got access to the Executive Lounge, you can have breakfast at three different places. The buffet in the Executive Lounge is rather limited, but you can enjoy a rather relaxed atmosphere.
The other two restaurants, where you can have breakfast are Taronga and Ocean Dining, with the latter being especially crowded. Taronga might not offer a view as good as Ocean Dining, but the restaurant is also slightly more enjoyable.
When it comes to the buffet, I didn’t really spot any differences between the two restaurants at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba. You can find a continental selection with the addition of several hot options, custom made omelets as well as Asian specialties in both restaurants.
I actually found both, the offerings and the quality, to be above average. The service was a little better at Taronga.
Pool & Gym at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
It is worth noting that the pool at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba comes with an additional fee even for hotel guests. An exception is made for guests staying in suites and those holding a Hilton Diamond status.
Thus, I had the chance to check out the area twice. I didn’t really expect much taking into account that we are talking of a city hotel, but was totally positively surprised.
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba got a large indoor swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi with brilliant views of the Rainbow Bridge, a sauna with the same nice views and a steam room. Plus, there are several loungers to relax. As the access comes with a fee, the area is also never crowded.
The gym comes with the typical Precor machines and is free to use for all hotel guests. You’ll find all you need for cardio and strength training.
Bottom line Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba might not be the most obvious choice to stay in Tokyo, but the good public transport makes it quite easy to get to the city center quickly. If you are fine with taking the train every day, you’ll definitely love Hilton Tokyo Odaiba.
The hotel has large and modern rooms (especially for Tokyo standards), a good Executive Lounge, a brilliant pool and Spa area, a good gym and generally friendly staff. The only real downside during my stay was the crowded breakfast. Of the three hotels I stayed at in Tokyo (ANA InterContinental Tokyo and The Strings by InterContinental were the other two), I’ choose Hilton Tokyo Odaiba for my next stay in a heartbeat.
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