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Hotel Review: Hamacho Hotel Tokyo Japan

May 24, 2023
Osman Dadi
Fantastic rooms. Beautifully decorated. Soft sheets. Very comfortable to stay at a value that can't be beat. This 2019-era boutique design hotel in Nihombashi-Hamacho is served by three different subway lines. In addition, the restaurant is delicious for breakfast and dinner.
Location:
3 Chome-20-2 Nihonbashihamacho, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0007, Japan
Dates:
Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2022; and Dec 6 to Dec 8, 2022
Managed By:
Hamacho Hotel
Accessible To:
N/A
Last Updated:
June 2023
Website:
https://hamachohotel.jp/en/

This 2019-era boutique design hotel in Nihombashi-Hamacho is served by three different subway lines within 10-minute walk, which make it the perfect base to explore Tokyo. If that is not enough, the restaurant serves s delicious breakfast and dinner.

Hamacho Hotel, Tokyo, Japan Main Entrance
Hamacho Hotel, Tokyo, Japan Main Entrance

Not forgetting the rooms which are simply fantastic. They are beautifully decorated, with soft sheets, excellent amenities, and the value can’t be beaten.

A view from inside looking back at the front door.
A view from inside looking back at the front door.

The Hamacho Hotel is very comfortable to stay at and is one of my favorites when visiting this area in Tokyo. However, since I will be visiting the area repeatedly during 2023, I will be expanding on this review as I try more of the hotels’ services and products.

I visited during the Holiday season, the Hotel was decorated appropriately with this Christmas tree
I visited during the Holiday season, the Hotel was decorated appropriately with this Christmas tree

Hamacho Hotel Location & Access

The hotel is located in the heart of the Hamacho-Nihonbashi neighborhood of Tokyo. Although It’s not the closest hotel to the subways, it is very central, making it easy to reach from the city’s heart.

Love the high window design which gives natural light to the lobby area of the hotel.
Love the high window design which gives natural light to the lobby area of the hotel.

That being said, three different subway lines within a 10 minutes’ walk from the property. The Hamacho-Nihonbashi neighborhood can be described as “Upscale Residential”; however, office buildings are also nearby.

Additional seats in the Lobby area of the hotel - modern and stylish.
Additional seats in the Lobby area of the hotel – modern and stylish.

Getting to the Hmacho hotel is easy from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. It is approximately five minutes walk from this neighborhood’s T-CAT bus terminal.

Living area with the Hamacho hotel logo as the masterpiece of the area and still on holiday setup.
Living area with the Hamacho hotel logo as the masterpiece of the area and still on holiday setup.

If you don’t know, the T-CAT bus terminal offers a direct, non-stop service to Haneda and Narita airports. The journeys take 30 and 45 minutes, respectively.

This hotel is an ideal choice if you have a stopover or longish transit in Tokyo. It is the perfect compromise in being close to the airports yet close to the center of Tokyo itself.

I visited the Hamacho and departed using the T cat to T-CAT for my Japan Air Lines First Class flight to Chicago!

Waiting for my Check In as I arrive along with some other guests.
Waiting for my Check In as I arrive along with some other guests.

Booking and Check In

I booked this hotel about as last minute as it gets and the old-fashioned way. A few days prior to my stay. I actually just showed up at the front desk and asked for availability.

Upon Check-In, I received a small chocolate along with the booklet containing room Card & WiFi access.
Upon Check-In, I received a small chocolate along with the booklet containing room Card & WiFi access. 

My intention was to use the hotel as a work HQ for some New York projects. These would entail many calls that would otherwise be disturbing. So I wasn’t looking for a fancy room, something very basic.

Booklet containing room Card & WiFi access. 
Booklet containing room Card & WiFi access. 

However, even last minute, pricing for a Twin Room was very reasonable, only setting me back $150-195 USD per night with all taxes and fees included. 

Room key in hand heading to the eleveators
Room key in hand heading to the elevators

Check-in was a simple process, and I paid on the spot. I also received a small chocolate with the Key access and WiFi information.

Key card access is required to use elevators.
Key card access is required to use elevators.

Hamacho Hotel Style and Character

The Hamcho Hotel is an incredibly elegant hotel with modern interior and exterior decor. In terms of style is a very Japanese-modern style that is also scattered with green plants/walls on the exterior of the building.

Hallway leading towards my room - the design is modern and elegantly lit.
Hallway leading towards my room – the design is modern and elegantly lit.

I found the character to be very attractive and somewhat similar to my experience in the Japan Air Lines First Class Lounge at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

In terms of lights it was classy and elegant while being dimly lit at night. I can easily imagine coming here on a date or for a classy dinner.

That being said, for my purposes, this Hotel was very comfortable and fit the bill perfectly.

Hamacho Hotel Rooms

The Hamacho hotel has a  wide selection of rooms on offer. Each room has its own different set of features and amenities. The hotel website does a great job of describing each room type.

Typical Room floorplan Layout for these rooms
Typical Room Layout for these rooms – both of mine were like the upper layout.

Although I ended up going for a twin room, I could have chosen from any of the following types of rooms:

  • Semi-Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Corner Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Universal Room
  • Family Room
  • Terrace Room
  • Premium Terrace Room

Of all the features of the Hamacho hotel, my favorite feature is the terrace gardens and large windows in each and every room. Even staying in a twin room, you can see these balconies with a garden.

Room 707 during the day.

Unfortunately, you cannot physically walk onto the balcony; but it is certainly beautiful and very elegant.

Room 1207 at night.

Twin Room

As my stays were basically last-minute bookings that I was using strictly to work, I chose the Twin Room for both my stays at the hotel. Even though I wasn’t looking for anything expensive or fancy, the rooms were excellent.

The beds came with night gowns, which were reset each afternoon during the cleaning.
The beds came with night gowns, which were reset each afternoon during the cleaning.

During my stay, I was given rooms on 2 different floors, rooms 707 and 1207. Despite that, the room design was exactly identical between the floors.

Looking back towards the beds, bathroom and main door. There is a full height mirror on the left.
Looking back towards the beds, bathroom, and main door. There is a full-height mirror on the left.

The room itself can be described as cozy and also provides a beautiful green botanical view over the balcony.

There’s a coat rack, TV niche, and shelving on the left side.
There’s a coat rack, TV niche, and shelving on the left side.

The room itself is equipped with two single beds and a bench sofa. You can choose to either drop your luggage, stretch out your legs, or work at the small movable table.

Mini garden on the balcony
Mini garden on the balcony

Twin Room Amenities

Each room comes fully loaded with a substantial list of amenities. In addition, the Hotel itself also offers an array of amenities to all guests. However, I didn’t have the chance to try these out during my stay fully.

The mini-garden at each terrace balcony is a really nice addition to the room - the top is on the 7th floor and the bottom is on the 12th floor. Unfortunately you cannot physically go out onto the balcony, but I enjoyed the morning view.
The mini-garden at each terrace balcony is a really nice addition to the room – the top is on the 7th floor and the bottom is on the 12th floor. Unfortunately, you cannot physically go out onto the balcony, but I enjoyed the morning view.
A small side sofa and working table is provided next to the bed and the terrace door. An air purifier is also provided for use, if you’d like to plug it in. The room was a little crowded with all these devices.
A small side sofa and working table is provided next to the bed and the terrace door. An air purifier is also provided for use if you’d like to plug it in. The room was a little crowded with all these devices.
Two different kinds of blinds, instead of curtains over the window - this also shows the full side-bar.
Two different kinds of blinds, instead of curtains over the window – this also shows the full side-bar. 

Each room has the following set of amenities.  

  • Bottled waters. 
  • A coffee maker with cups.
  • Table napkins. 
  • Pair of slippers.
  • Shoe polisher at your disposal. 
Two pillows for each bed are provided, a standard size and a throw pillow. There is also a light, power and controls behind the bed.
Two pillows for each bed are provided, a standard size and a throw pillow. There is also a light, power and controls behind the bed.
Two switches are pocketed in the headboard with a single power outlet and USB type A port.
Two switches are pocketed in the headboard with a single power outlet and USB type A port. 
The Twin Room Bathroom is small but technologically advanced - with automatic controls for the toilet, for the ventilation and lighting.
The Twin Room Bathroom is small but technologically advanced – with automatic controls for the toilet, for the ventilation and lighting.
Tub with shower, soap and shampoo.
Tub with shower, soap and shampoo.

The bathrooms in the room also feature a substantial list of amenities, including:

  • Shampoo.
  • Body wash.
  • Conditioner.
  • Hand Soap.
  • Tissues.
  • Glass. 
Wide screen TV for entertainment - I watched the World Cup on many nights.
Wide screen TV for entertainment – I watched the World Cup on many nights. 
Hangers for use at the coat rack portion of the millwork. 
Other complementaries are placed just beside the TV such as bottled waters, a coffee maker with cups, table napkins, etc.
Other complementaries are placed just beside the TV such as bottled waters, a coffee maker with cups, table napkins, etc.
Each room comes with a small refrigerator
Each room comes with a small refrigerator

Aside from the room, the hotel offers other amenities, including:

  • Coin-operated laundry.
  • An Ironing Station.
  • A set of two vending machines – I used these often to grab cans of heated coffee.
  • A gym.
Pair of slippers are also provided just beside the trash bin, with a shoe polisher at your disposal.
Pair of slippers are also provided just beside the trash bin, with a shoe polisher at your disposal. 
The Session Restaurant entry, a view from the street at night.
The Session Restaurant entry, a view from the street at night.
Entry to the Session Restaurant, from the hotel Lobby area.
Entry to the Session Restaurant, from the hotel Lobby area.
The dining area is really spacious
The dining area is really spacious.
For breakfast, I had the entire table area exclusively to myself.
Spirits and Bar section at Session Restaurant - still maintaining the green theme of the hotel.
Spirits and Bar section at Session Restaurant – still maintaining the green theme of the hotel. 
Breads, Pastries and Pancakes are available for breakfast - the Buffet is fairly basic.
Breads, Pastries and Pancakes are available for breakfast – the Buffet is fairly basic.
Salad greens, Seasonings and Sauces.
Salad greens, Seasonings and Sauces.
Sausage, Bacon strips, and Egg.
Sausage, Bacon strips, and Egg.
Some dessert and porridge were also provided for breakfast. One item lacking was Maple syrup, with the only options being the four dispensers on the left side.
Some dessert and porridge were also provided for breakfast. One item lacking was Maple syrup, with the only options being the four dispensers on the left side.
The coffee, tea and beverage section, including Orange Juice and Apple Juice.
The coffee, tea and beverage section, including Orange Juice and Apple Juice.

Final Thoughts

Overall this was a great hotel to stay at! The stay was very comfortable, the location was great, and the amenities are perfect, also, the WiFi was quick and Stable.

I enjoyed the food for both Dinner and Breakfast immensely.

Room 707 during the day.
Room 707 during the day.

Even with the last-minute booking, I found the pricing to be reasonable for a hotel in this location, even with the included features.

Would I stay here again definitely, and I will update this review as I try more room types overtime on my future stays in 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.