Best Hotels near Shinjuku Station, Tokyo: Where to Stay & Accommodations Guide

If you’re looking for where to stay in Tokyo, look no further than one of the best hotels in Shinjuku.

It’s hard to not love Shinjuku. Just thinking about scouring through the busy streets of Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhood sends a rush of adrenaline surging through me. No place in the world has ever imprinted such a forceful first impression on me. To that day or since.

Just about everything you’d ever want out of Tokyo, from some of the city’s best food to its best relaxation and entertainment options, can be found in Shinjuku. And in spades.

Truthfully, it shouldn’t comes as a surprise when I suggest that Shinjuku is my favourite place to stay in Tokyo. Nothing beats the convenience of staying in Shinjuku for travellers and the unforgettable experience of digging into its electric streets front and centre.

Not sure where to stay in Shinjuku? Find the ultimate Shinjuku accommodations by booking yourself into one of these 12 best hotels near Shinjuku Station…

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Why stay near Shinjuku Station?

There’s a simple one-word answer as to why you’d want to stay near Shinjuku Station: convenience.

Now, here’s the longer one.

In many ways, Shinjuku is Tokyo in a nutshell. Well, at least how most of us imagine the capital of Japan. Shinjuku represents the modern face of Tokyo. The gleaming skyscrapers and streets flooded with bright neon signs we’ve all dreamt of all surge to life as you wander the streets of Shinjuku.

But there’s far more to Shinjuku than that.

Busy Streets in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Whether you’re restaurant-hopping in the old Tokyo atmosphere of Golden Gai or chillin’ out among the cherry blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, there’s seemingly a little something special around every corner in Shinjuku.

The best part about choosing among the best hotels near Shinjuku Station isn’t just that it puts Shinjuku at your fingertips, but all of Tokyo. As one of the city’s main transportation hubs, Shinjuku Station connects you with everything in Tokyo.

Whether you want to scoot over to shop in Harajuku or Shibuya, get enlightened in Asakusa or experience otaku culture firsthand in Akihabara, you’ll be able to do it in a flash from Shinjuku Station. Even transporting yourself outside of the city on one of the most exciting Tokyo day trips—whether to Nikko, Yokohama, or Hakone—is as easy as simply hopping on a train not far from your hotel.

Where to stay in Shinjuku: The 12 best hotels & accommodations

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.6 km

Address: 160-8330 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 2-2-1, Japan

Dreaming of a luxury escape close to Shinjuku Station? There’s perhaps no better choice than the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand. Set between the 37th and 41st floors of the Keio Plaza Hotel, the exclusive suites at this prestigious 5-star hotel feature access to the hotel’s brand-spankin’-new 45th-floor Club Lounge.

From the private check-in to the stunning panoramic views, the prestigious Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand delivers pure class and style for your Shinjuku stay. Room amenities go above and beyond most hotels, featuring luxurious touches like L’Occitane cosmestics, Italian linens by Antonietti, and fine Japanese whiskey & sake in the mini-bar.

Room @ Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

For guests who prefer to spend their time outside their room, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand plays to the senses at both the Club Lounge and the on-site spa. Whether it’s grabbing a quick bite at the breakfast buffet before hitting the town or unwinding after a day of sightseeing with cocktail, you’ll be doing it to some of the best views in the city.

To top it all off, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand even offers a comprehensive concierge service, allowing guests access to private limousine tours and on-site cultural activities like traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and flower arrangement courses.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 1.1 km

Address: 163-1055 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 3-7-1-2, Japan

Although it’s a little further from Shinjuku Station than most of these top picks, the short 1.1-kilometre trip will feel like nothing when you see what awaits at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Soaring high above Shinjuku, the Park Hyatt will arrest you with its wide panoramic windows that shine in views of the Shinjuku skyline—and, on a clear day, even as far as Mount Fuji.

Room @ Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Rest assured that your pleasant experience at the Park Hyatt Tokyo will moves far beyond its vistas. Each room here is intricately detailed with rich wood panelling from the Japanese island of Hokkaido and floaty linens spun with Egyptian cotton. The spacious bathrooms feature deep soaker tubs where you can enjoy a Japanese whiskey or glass of wine before retiring for the night to glow of Shinjuku out your window.

Besides chillin’ out in your luxurious room, you’ll be swept away by the amenities at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Whether it’s enjoying a perfectly-grilled steak with skyline views through the floor-to-ceiling windows at the 52nd-floor New York Grill & Bar, peering unto Mount Fuji while sampling the top-notch authentic Japanese fare at Kozue, or getting lost in a soothing massage at the Club on the Park Spa, you’ll never forget your stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.4 km

Address: 151-0053 Tokyo Prefecture, Shibuya-ku Yoyogi 2-6-2, Japan

Located just 3 minutes by foot from Shinjuku Station, JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku boasts one of the most convenient locations in the entire city. From this delightful 4-star hotel you can get anywhere you want to go in the city—and fast!

Room @ JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

If there’s any way to describe the rooms at the JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku quickly it’s that they’re value-laden. Although the rooms aren’t overly large (this is Tokyo after all!), you’d often pay far more elsewhere in Shinjuku for lower quality. And the rooms at JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku aren’t just simply budget-friendly, but clean, classy, and comfortable.

Even if you’re not interested in eating at Umaya, an on-site restaurant that serves up Kyushu regional fare, the food paradises of Golden Gai and Omoide Yokocho, and the ever-lively entertainment district of Kabukicho are within a quick walk of the JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku.

Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.5 km

Address: 151-8583 Tokyo Prefecture, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi 2-2-1, Japan

Located between the 22nd and 35th floors of a Shibuya skyscraper, The Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower assures you’ll always have something to look at whether you’re relaxing in your room or enjoying a meal at one of the on-site restaurants.

All the rooms at the Hotel Century Southern Tower feature modern furnishings, soothing neutral tones, and, best of all, wide windows with mega views over Shinjuku. On a clear day, you might even be able to the majesty of Mount Fuji peering off in the distance!

Room @ Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Besides the rooms, Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower delights guests with a robust selection of food. Whether it’s the Western fare at New Restaurant Southern Tower Dining or The Lounge, authentic Japanese at Horikawa or New York-style Chinese food at Xenlon, you’ll never go hungry staying at this 4-star gem.

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.5 km

Address: 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-19-1, Japan

Even if you chose not to stay at the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, there’s a chance you’ll still take notice. Wandering around Kabukicho, it’s impossible to miss this 4-star hotel’s iconic 8th-floor overseer, none other than our favourite radioactive Japanese friend (enemy?) Godzilla.

Room @ Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

The monster’s omnipresence is felt all around the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, giving the hotel a quirky feel that’s often absent in Tokyo’s somewhat subdued accommodation scene. And even if finding baby lizard footprints on your breakfast plate fails to put a grin on your face, the rooms here will. They’re clean, comfortable, and offer up some great views of Shinjuku to kick start your day.

Best of all is the location. The Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is just 5 minutes away from Shinjuku Station by foot, putting the whole of Tokyo at your fingertips. Even if you choose not to leave the neighbourhood, the aging grace of Tokyo’s iconic Golden Gai and the working-class eating and drinking scene of Omoide Yokocho are within a quick hop of the hotel.

Tokyu Stay Shinjuku

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.5 km

Address: 160-0022 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-7-1, Japan

Although it certainly won’t knock your socks off, Tokyu Stay Shinjuku offers a combination of good value and an excellent location less than 10 minutes away from Shinjuku Station by foot. From here, it’s hardly a stretch to zoom across Tokyo—and beyond.

Rooms at Tokyu Stay Shinjuku are fairly standard fare for Tokyo; neither big nor small, they’re are outfitted with simple modern decor and light, airy colours that create a comfortable environment for a restful stay.

Room @ Tokyu Stay Shinjuku in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Unlike many of our other picks for the best hotels near Shinjuku Station, Tokyu Stay Shinjuku doesn’t have an on-site restaurant. That’s hardly a problem since the area around the hotel (including Golden Gai, just 5 minutes away by foot) teems with incredible food options. For pure relaxation, you’ll also find Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the Tokyo’s most soothing urban escapes, just minutes away.

Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.7 km

Address: 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku Kabukicho 2-39-9, Japan

Boasting a name that sounds inspired by a playfully-weird, over-the-top Japanese game show, Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho is surprisingly more feature-rich than its 2-stars would let on. The Kabukicho location might not appeal to everyone, but one thing’s for certain, this neighbourhood isn’t a place where you’ll ever get bored.

As Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho is a budget hotel, rooms are a tad smaller than the other recommended hotels near Shinjuku Station. They are, however, equipped with everything you need: flat-screen TVs, bar fridges, air purifiers, and even the odd surprise (space-age washlet toilets, anyone?).

Room @ Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho in Tokyo, Japan

With Shinjuku Station just ten minutes by foot from Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho, all of Tokyo is at your fingertips. Quirky Harajuku and bustling Shibuya are each less than 10 minutes away by train.

You’ll also find plenty to do near Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho without pushing into a jam-packed train. The ageless wonder of Golden Gai, one of the best places in Tokyo to satisfy your Japanese food cravings, is just a 5-minute walk away while the epic views from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building await just 10 minutes away.

Shinjuku Urban Hotel

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.7 km

Address: 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Kabuki-cho 2-8-12, Japan

Like most budget hotels, Shinjuku Urban Hotel won’t instantly inspire you with its appearance. But unless you’d prefer to find yourself in one of Tokyo’s famous capsules, it’s hard to find anything in Shinjuku that’s lighter on the wallet than this 2-star economy hotel.

Rooms at the Shinjuku Urban Hotel are straight-forward, preferring streamlined decor and a simple clean design over needless frills. The hotel’s Japanese-style rooms offer a tad more style than the economy ones, and are a good option if you’re looking for something with a little more pizazz on a budget.

Room @ Shinjuku Urban Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Needless to say, the rooms aren’t what’ll sell you on Shinjuku Urban Hotel. Located in the lively Kabukicho entertainment district, this hotel is perfectly situated to get you primed for an evening out in Tokyo.

And if hanging out in a mildly seedy club district isn’t your thing, hobble over to Golden Gai, just 3 minutes by foot from Shinjuku Urban Hotel, to enjoy a local biiru and get your hands on some of the city’s most authentic Japanese snacks in a setting hearkening the spirit of old Tokyo.

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.6 km

Address: 160-8330 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 2-2-1, Japan

Even without its exclusive suites and access to its upper-floored Club Lounge, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo would still inspire travellers to call it a temporary home while visiting the Japanese capital. Just 5 minutes from Shinjuku Station, this 5-star hotel is deep within city’s most electric district; all the street-side action is accessible right outside your door.

Room @ Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

As if the comfortable modern rooms with epic skyline views weren’t enough, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo offers a staggering 11 on-site restaurants serving nearly every food imaginable: American, Italian, French, Chinese, Korean, and, of course, plenty of Japanese. A chance to duck into the on-site fitness centre or taking a dip in the outdoor pool offers up the perfect reason to not feel bad for overindulging.

For an extra dose of quirkiness for your stay at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, check out the Princess Kitty and Kitty Town theme rooms featuring colourful furnishings and wall art inspired by Hello Kitty.

Hyatt Regency Tokyo

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.8 km

Address: 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 2-7-2, Japan

There’s much to love about the Hyatt Regency Tokyo. With Shinjuku Central Park at its doorstep, this 4-star hotel serves up the perfect compromise of getting close to the action of Shinjuku and slipping away briefly from the bustle of the city to recharge your batteries.

As would be expected from the popular mid-range luxury chain, the rooms at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo feature modern furnishings with all the fixings for a perfect stay. Large windows hand out picture-perfect Shinjuku skyline views, reminding you of the busyness of the city below while you relax in your comfortable bed.

Room @ Hyatt Regency Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Not that I’d ever recommend it in Tokyo, but if you chose to never leave the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, all of your needs would be easily satisfied. Seven on-site restaurants cover the gamut of world cuisines including French at Cuisine Michel Troisgros, Chinese at the Jade Garden, and Japanese at the sushi bar Miyako. The Joule Spa and Wellness and the on-site fitness centre are also perfect for rounding out your stay at this top mid-range Tokyo hotel.

Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.4 km

Address: 151-0053 Tokyo Prefecture, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi 2-3-1, Japan

If sticking close to Shinjuku Station is high on your wishlist, you won’t regret hanging your head at the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku. This clean and modern 4-star hotel is perfectly situated to kick start your Tokyo adventures whether you’re tackling the city by foot or shooting across it on the train.

The beauty of rooms at Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is how quiet they are. Fully soundproofed, they’ll make you fully forget you’re in the world’s most populous city and will ensure a peaceful night’s rest.

Room @ Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Of course, that’s not to say that the buzz of Tokyo’s so far away from Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku. The chaotic, at times seamy, entertainment district of Kabukicho is less than 15 minutes away by foot. Quieter and more relaxing Tokyo moments like the expansive greenery of Shinjuku Gyoen or Yoyogi Park are similarly close.

Although there’s only on-site restaurant (Italian of all things), the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku sits close to some of Tokyo’s best food. Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku’s famed “Piss Alley” (much more pleasant than it sounds), is less than a 10-minute walk away for a quick drink and bite.

Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo

Distance from Shinjuku Station: 0.5 km

Address: 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture, Shinjuku-ku, Kabuki-Cho 1-2-9, Japan

Just 10 minutes away from Shinjuku Station, Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo surprises with modern budget-friendly rooms that betray its convenient central location.

For anyone looking to place their finger on the pulse on Tokyo, there’s hardly a better place than the entertainment district of Kabukicho. And in choosing Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo, you’ll be in the thick of it. This neighbourhood teems with karaoke bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Even if Kabukicho isn’t to the taste of everyone, you’ll no doubt encounter some unique characters and scenes to write home about while staying here.

Room @ Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

As this location once housed a Best Western, rooms at Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo are much as you’d expect. Decor is modern and functional, featuring a few “home runs” like washlet toilets and views over the city that add a little value.

There’s no on-site restaurant at the Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo, but Tokyo’s famous Golden Gai is just around the corner, providing a much needed outlet for your Japanese food cravings. Relaxation is also merely 5 minutes away by foot at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, quite possibly the best greenspace in the entire city.

Summary: The best places to stay near Shinjuku Station

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