Century Southern Tower

A few posts back I posted about our luxurious stay at The Palace Hotel, today I’ll be talking about another hotel in Tokyo—this time a more practical and family friendly choice: Hotel Century Southern Tower. I also booked this hotel via AGODA. Thank you again Char Vilchez for being so helpful! You always give the best hotel recos! 🙂 I’ve been getting lots of inquiries via email for recommendations for family friendly hotels, so to those who have been asking, you might want to consider this hotel. Although it’s a business hotel, it’s still great for big groups and families because of their price points and accessibility. 
 
Located in the heart of Shinjuku, this is the perfect hotel for those who just need a safe base for sightseeing. If you’re the type of traveler who spends more time outdoors than inside the hotel, then this is a great choice for you. Their prime location makes it very easy to get to several points of interest because the hotel sits right on top of the JR Train Station. And since it’s right where the action is, you can just step out for lunch/dinner and try the hole in the wall restos around the area. Patrick and I loved the location of this hotel, we didn’t have to spend for a cab because commuting via train/subway was so convenient for us. 
 
The rooms are decently sized (for Japanese standards), compact but comfortable. The bathrooms are very simple but clean, with all the basic toiletries laid out for you. And with free WiFi in all public areas and even in the rooms, you can post all your Instagram photos with ease and document your travel adventures right away. I think it’s really a BIG PLUS when hotels provide free WiFi, it has become one of my qualifications for selecting a hotel, next to cleanliness, location and price of course, Hehehe!
 
They pride themselves in the functionality of the hotel and in true Japanese culture, make it as efficient as possible for all their guests. They even have self-service push carts at the lobby, making it easier for independent travelers to just bring their own bags to their rooms. By cutting costs on the usual bell-boy services, they can bring down the prices of their rooms—which to a low maintenance kind of traveler who doesn’t really need all the extra attention, this would seem like a fair compromise. 
 
If you book in advance, you might be able to grab the Breakfast Buffet package. They have a really good spread and selection in the morning. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for the traveler who wants more bang for their buck, someone looking for a clean, no-frills, value for money hotel–with a location that’s really hard to beat. 🙂 🙂 Thank you again Century Southern Tower for taking good care of us! We’ll definitely be back soon!

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