The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the Yokohama JR station which has direct train to Narita Airport.
However, the hotel is difficult to find as you need to get into the underground shopping street first.
The price is a bit high.
- Free Wifi
Location is excellent, handy to Yokohama Station and the major shopping zone. Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. Building is very tired. It is important to remember that this is a business hotel but, even so, it is one of the worst I have used. Slightly offensive smells in the hallway on the seventh floor from the laundry utility room. Room was incredibly small, even by Japanese standards. Was badly bitten by dust mites on the legs. Bathroom was tiny. Although the staff did their very best, the stay overall was disappointing.
First off, the locals I work with laughed because they had never heard of this place. I showed them pictures and described it. They laughed harder. I am 6 feet 1 inch and my head nearly hit the ceilings in the halls, the bathroom, and part of the room. My 6' 6" son would not be able to stand just about anywhere.
Very little English is spoken. The room is basically 9 feet x 12 feet. The bathroom is the smallest I have ever seen. The twin bed is very narrow, but firm. The two pillows were ok. Overall I actually slept ok. There are reasonably priced vending machines on each floor. You have to buy some kind of card to watch the television. The vending machine for the card has directions only in Japanese. I didn't want to watch television anyway. The wifi is flaky to connect to. Once connected it is kind of slow. I could not make a voice call on skype for example.
The hotel is next to Yokohama Station, but it is really hard to find. Head to the East Exit and look for Door F. There is a stairway and you will be right in front of the hotel, but you will not see it. Head to the "Animate" shop and the entrance is to the left.
Don't bother paying the extra 1000 yen for the breakfast. There is a choice of American or Japanese. The American is two fried eggs, two bad sausages, a slide of toast, a salad(?), a dollop of potato salad. Head into Yokohama station or the Dotour around the corner.
Overall, stay somewhere else if you can. Everything else was booked last week.
This being my third visit to Japan, I am used to tiny rooms. This one featured the smallest rooms I've seen so far, though. The bathroom has 1 water tap shared between the sink and shower/tub. It is a plastic box fitted into the room, a bit like a camper bathroom. The wardrobe is so narrow you have to hang your clothes into it under an angle. The TV has virtually nothing for free, and internet is available only via a cable - OK for laptops but not for handheld devices.
But of course, everything is spic-and-span and well organized.
I had western breakfast in the top floor restaurant (views aren't that spectacular here). It's a simple plate with eggs and toast with vegetables, no choices. Very basic.
This hotel is OK for short term (business) visits to the area. Avoid it if you want a cosy hotel stay.
I choose this hotel because it takes 2 minutes from the YCAT station. Very convinent.
The price is fair. (As the hotel price of yokohama is quite high.) The room is a bit small but is acceptable. I've got a leg injury and they are willing to call ambulance and help me.