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    Hotel to stay at

    hi all,

    i am looking to visit the tokyo disney resort next year and want to stay somewhere thats either close to the park, or on the train line that runs to the park, but does not cost me a fortune.

    things like the hilton and the official disney hotels are just too expensive to stay at.

    suggestions?

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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    There are many options that will fit your criteria.

    Some other information will help to narrow down your choices.

    - How many people will be sharing the same room? There are business hotels that are reasonably priced but are very small and only accomodate one or two people per room.

    - Are you willing to maybe make a few train line transfers or do you really want something along the Keiyo/Musashino Line only?

    - Will you be visiting other places during your stay besides Tokyo Disney Resort? Are you willing to move hotels when visiting other places around the Tokyo area or do you want a hotel centrally located for your entire stay in the Tokyo area?

    - What is an acceptible price you are willing to pay per night? Don't forget to factor in many Japanese hotels charge by the number of people per room and not just one flat rate.

    I think you will have a better chance of getting suggestions that will meet your needs if you can answer these questions.

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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    You can do the Hilton Tokyo Bay for about $200 a night. I usually stay there. For its price, the room is huge compared to a hotel in Tokyo with a room of similar size, for which you would pay much more. When I go into Tokyo, it's just 15 minutes on the JR line right from the Disney Resort.

    And Roger55 is right: a lot depends on how many people are in the room. An inexpensive "business" hotel in Tokyo runs $100 a night, but the room is only slightly larger than the bed, and so is only good for one (I recommend the Villa Fontaine near Hatchobori Station--you can be at the Disney Resort in 15 minutes on the JR line with no changes) . The Hilton Tokyo Bay can sleep four in a room (though there is a small extra charge for person 3 and 4).
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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    it would just be myself. and i would prefer to have no transfers for the train, to make it less confusing for me.

    i plan to see tokyo, maybe even do a tour or two.
    when i travel i like to get one hotel and make it my base, i learn the area i am in, and i just feel better for it.

    @fukai, i did look at the hilton a while back and 3 nights was like 550 which i thought was some deal, then adding an extra two nights trippled the price.. ouch.

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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    OK,

    So based on your situation and criteria, I would suggest you look for a hotel near Tokyo Station (end of the line for the Keiyo/Musashino Line), Hatchobori (second to the last stop on the train line and both express and local lines stop there), Maihama (no train travel required to TDR) and maybe Shin-Urayasu (although I don't know of any hotels near that station). Going further in the opposite direction from Tokyo there is Kaihin Makuhari area where there is a large number of hotels. This area has both a large convention center and the Chiba Marine Stadim so it can get very crowded. It is not too far from TDR but quite a distance from Tokyo so I wouldn't stay in that area for days going into Tokyo.

    Do some searches for the areas I mentioned that sound good to you. Ive heard good things about Villa Fontaine near Hatchobori Station as Fukai mentioned and at Tokyo Station there is the Yaesu Terminal Hotel which is a tiny business hotel but since you are alone that might be just fine.

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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    I'd opt for the Villa Fontaine near Hatchobori station simply because I've stayed there three or four times and can vouch for its cleanliness. It's a new, more modern businessman's hotel, with individual heating and air conditioning units in each room (something older hotels don't have). The rooms are small, but if you're on your own it should be fine. Price was 8,800 yen per night last time I was there (just over a year ago). And here 'tis:
    Hotel Villa Fontaine - Tokyo Hatchobori

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    Oops--just took a look at their prices on the website I linked you to: 12,000 per night now (about $150). You might consider doing your first three nights at the Hilton Tokyo Bay for that great price, then moving into Tokyo to the Villa Fontaine for your sightseeing days.
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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    Quote Originally Posted by renderman7 View Post
    hi all,

    i am looking to visit the tokyo disney resort next year and want to stay somewhere thats either close to the park, or on the train line that runs to the park, but does not cost me a fortune.

    things like the hilton and the official disney hotels are just too expensive to stay at.

    suggestions?
    I suppose there is no one right answer since hotel prices change. On my first trip, I intended to visit the parks for two days and Tokyo for two days. We (2 people) chose the Hotel Park Lane Nishikasai. It has a shuttle to the front door of the parks which only takes 15 minutes and got us to the gate 45 minutes before opening. It made visiting the parks easy. And it was very quick to hop on the Nishikasai subway stop into Tokyo. We were very pleased with the way this worked out.

    One word of advice: train stations are big, confusing places with long walks and some trains are express ( they skip local stops) or don't travel the entire route. Subway stops are mostly small and easier to access and navigate.

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    Re: Hotel to stay at

    Quote Originally Posted by shelemm View Post
    One word of advice: train stations are big, confusing places with long walks and some trains are express ( they skip local stops) or don't travel the entire route. Subway stops are mostly small and easier to access and navigate.
    I respect that this might be your opinion, but in my opinion the advice above is not accurate.

    My opinion is that train stations in Tokyo area are easily navigated if you do a little preparation and take advantage of the bi-lingual sinage that is used throughout.

    Also, express trains are not limited to just the rail system but also exist on subway lines.

    The rail station for TDR is Maihama which is not skipped by either the JR Keiyo line or the JR Musashino line. There is a special train used by long haul commuters that does skip Maihama but that is an obviously special commuter train that has rows of forward facing seats just like the bullet train or airlines.

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