If you are planning on coming to Nagoya (maybe from Tokyo), no matter if it’s just for a night to two to continue on to other parts of Japan, or if you are planning on staying a little bit longer to explore the city and its surroundings, the location, as well as the quality of your Nagoya accommodation, can make or break your experience.
The best area to stay in Nagoya is close to Nagoya Train Station, because it is probably where you arrive and leave from, there are lots of shopping and food options around and it is the easiest point from which you can explore the rest of the city and even the surrounding area (for example on one of these day trips from Nagoya).
Even if you arrive in Nagoya by air your easiest point of entry is still through Nagoya Station. Read the Nagoya Airport transportation guide for more information.
Other places to stay in Nagoya include Sakae, Osu, close to Legoland or Nagoya Castle. Check out the full list of options so you can decide better where to stay in Nagoya.
But just because you are looking for a place in the best part of Nagoya, doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to stay there.
While there are some excellent luxury hotels close to JR Nagoya Station there are also countless very nice mid-range hotels as well as some well maintained and simple but comfortable budget hotels in Nagoya (Japan) close to Nagoya Station.
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For every category, I picked up the hotels with the best overall rating and best location in relation to Nagoya Station. On the below comparison chart you can see all 10 hotels, their star rating, walking distance from Nagoya Station, the relative price in comparison with each other and an option to book each hotel either via booking.com or Agoda.
|Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel||★★★★★||1 min west of Nagoya Station||$$$|
|Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower||★★★★★||13 min south of Nagoya Station||$$$|
|Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel||★★★★||3 min east of Nagoya Station||$$$|
|Meitetsu New Grand Hotel||★★★||1 min west of Nagoya Station||$$|
|Sanco Inn Nagoya Shinkansen-guchi Annex||★★★||1 min west of Nagoya Station||$$|
|Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Shinkansenguchi||★★★||3 min north west of Nagoya Station||$$|
|Leo Star Hostel||★||10 min east of Nagoya Station||$|
|Guest House Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae||★||1 min west of Nagoya Station||$|
|First Cabin TKP Nagoya Station||★||5 min north west of Nagoya Station||$|
I did not stay at any of these hotels, I used the descriptions of the hotels from booking.com. Additionally, I analyzed the reviews of previous hotel guests and mention the facts (good or bad) that have been written by multiple reviewers.
Best Luxury Hotels near Nagoya Station
Let’s start our list off with the best hotels in Nagoya, pure luxury 5-star hotels that will make your experience in Nagoya a once in a lifetime kind of trip. You will want for nothing in each of these hotels.
If you would like a list of the 10 best luxury hotels in Nagoya read the full post here.
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station, Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is regularly the most expensive hotel to be found in Nagoya. It is also one of the best hotels near Nagoya Station. But the price is justified. The hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, fitness center and sauna. There are 9 restaurants on-site, including a French restaurant on the 52nd floor with panoramic views of Nagoya.
Some rooms offer unforgettable views over the city and many amenities such as a flatscreen TV, minibar and a safe. Complimentary green tea is also provided. Marriott Nagoya has smoking as well as non-smoking rooms.
The main concern of guests was that the hotel was hard to find since it is necessary to follow signs within Nagoya Station up elevators, and the check-in desk is on the 15th floor.
Another complaint was that facilities such as the fitness center and indoor pool should be free of charge for hotel guests as is usual in other luxury hotels.
The best part of the Marriott Associa Nagoya is a very convenient location. You don’t even have to leave Nagoya Station to get to your hotel. Around Nagoya station, you can find numerous shopping opportunities as well as some of the best restaurants in the city.
The room size was also complimented often as well as the views from the rooms.
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
A 13-minute walk from Nagoya Station, Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower welcomes you with every amenity you might need. The hotel offers spectacular views of Nagoya from all of their rooms for a surprisingly low price.
The hotel rooms are stylish and offer many amenities such as a TV, fridge and coffee maker as well as nightwear and slippers. The luxurious bathroom offers a bathrobe, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer.
The main complaint of travelers was the location since the hotel is a 13-minute walk from Nagoya’s main station. The restaurants, cafes and other shopping opportunities are all located close to Nagoya JR Station and therefore it is inconvenient to find food close to the hotel or when arriving with big suitcases.
Since the hotel is located on the 31st floor and upwards the views from each room are spectacular. The proximity to Nagoya Station where many of the highrise buildings are located and being in the center of the city makes this an amazing and unforgettable feature.
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
The 4-star Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is directly connected to Nagoya Station. This hotel is very modern and bright and features a rooftop restaurant for breakfast where guests can enjoy sweeping views of Nagoya city.
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is a non-smoking hotel. The rooms are bright and are equipped with a TV, refrigerator, and safety deposit box. The modern bathrooms feature free toiletries and a hairdryer.
It was hard to find a recurring complaint from multiple guests for this hotel. That’s how excellent this hotel is. Some guests mentioned that it was possible to hear the trains even though the rooms are soundproof.
Guests complimented the location in Nagoya Station and mentioned how modern and new the whole hotel was.
Best Mid-Range Nagoya Hotels near Train Station
If you are looking for hotels around the 100$ per night (for 2 people) these mid-range options should fulfill your needs. I only picked up hotels with a rating better than 8 (on a scale of 1 to 10) to ensure your comfort even on a lower budget.
Meitetsu New Grand Hotel
Meitetsu offers multiple hotels in Nagoya and even in the area around Nagoya Station, there are four of them. The Meitetsu New Grand Hotel is the one with the best location and overall ranking but they are not that different overall.
Meitetsu New Grand Hotel is a 3-star hotel 1-minute walk via underground walkway from Nagoya Station. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms with amenities such as an air condition, a desk, and a flat-screen TV.
The hotel has a restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at an additional charge.
As is often the case in Japan the rooms and beds are quite small. It is also hard to find the hotel sometimes since there is a similarly named hotel on the other side of the station. Make sure you are heading to the right hotel.
Every guest complimented the great location close to Nagoya Station and many also mentioned the very good value for money this hotel offers.
Sanco Inn Nagoya Shinkansen-guchi Annex
The 3-star business hotel Sanco Inn Nagoya Shinkansen-guchi Annex offers simple double and twin rooms.
For a relaxing sleep, you can choose your own pillow (soft or hard, high or low). Other amenities in the rooms include complimentary shower gel and shampoo, tea and coffee.
The rooms, especially the standard rooms are tiny and can feel very cramped for two people with luggage.
The location is perfect for business travelers as well as tourists with a lot of luggage as it is very close to the Shinkansen exit of Nagoya Railway Station.
The friendly and welcoming staff was another great feature at the Sanco Inn Nagoya.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Shinkansenguchi
There are 3 Daiwa hotels close to Nagoya Station, but the one that is most convenient for travelers is Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Shinkansenguchi on the west side of the station where the Shinkansen bullet train is located.
This 3-star business hotel offers simple but nice rooms with a mix of Japanese and Western-style interior. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms available. All rooms come with amenities such as a flatscreen TV, refrigerator and air conditioning. The bathrooms offer a hairdryer.
The breakfast menu at Daiwa Roynet Nagoya consists of a Japanese style breakfast buffet which includes local Nagoya specialties such as Ogura Toast and Kishimen. (Find out more about Nagoya food in the Nagoya Food Guide). The price for breakfast is included in some room rates.
Some guests complained that the hotel wasn’t easy to find as there are multiple Daiwa Roynet hotels close by. Make sure you have the right one.
Other guests complained that the beds were too hard or uncomfortable.
Almost all guests complimented the great location just a couple of minutes walk from Nagoya Shinkansen Station. Convenient for finding shopping and food and great when arriving or leaving the city with a lot of luggage.
Other compliments included the spacious rooms (compared to other hotels in Japan).
Best Budget Hotels near Nagoya Station
For the low budget travelers visiting Nagoya, there are some great hostels in Nagoya with options close to Nagoya Station as well. I am even inclined to say that some of the options in this category might even be more interesting than a stay at a higher-priced hotel since they are clearly Japanese with a unique character. Let’s look at 3 cheap hotels near Nagoya Station.
Leo Star Hostel
Leo Star Hostel is a modern mix of Japanese and Western-style with a Japanese style lounge including Tatami mat flooring, low tables, and cushions for seats, Japanese rooms with futon beds and non-Japanese rooms with normal flooring and beds. It is exactly like you would imagine a hostel in Nagoya to be like.
There is a kitchen available for guests to cook in.
The towels are not for free and have to be rented and the slippers are only one size and don’t fit well for people with very small or very large feet. These were the main complaints. It is also important to note that payment is via cash only.
The rating for this hostel on booking.com is incredibly high and one of the best-rated places in Nagoya. Almost everyone complimented the friendly and very helpful staff, the clean rooms and great atmosphere at the hostel.
Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae
Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae is a great budget option close to Nagoya Station. The hotel features male only, female only and mixed dormitory-style rooms with Japanese style bunk beds. They have a common area to meet other travelers and spacious bathrooms.
Since Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae is a hotel with little bunks it can get very hot in summer because there is very little air circulation. Also, it sometimes isn’t possible to store your luggage close to your bed because of lack of space.
Many guests stated the cleanliness of bathrooms and toilets as one aspect they enjoyed. The hostel provided free drinks and even toiletries, something that is not standard in a hostel. Which makes it one of the best cheap hotels in Nagoya.
First Cabin TKP Nagoya Station
If you ever wanted the authentic capsule hotel experience in Japan, First Cabin TKP Nagoya Station is the hotel you should stay in. This capsule hotel in Nagoya is very modern, in a perfect location only 7-minutes walk from Nagoya Station and includes many amenities such as air-conditioning for every capsule, power outlets, privacy curtains, slippers, and even free toiletries and towels.
Some guests complained about the noise made by other travelers. Which is a common problem in other dormitory-style rooms as well. The capsules are only closed by a curtain on one end and therefore not soundproof. I suppose this is one of the problems when you stay in a cheap hotel in Nagoya.
Another complaint was the very simple breakfast and the fact that the bathrooms aren’t necessarily on the same floor as the room.
Many guests praised how clean all the facilities at this Nagoya hostel were and how friendly and helpful the staff was at the hotel. The hotel is also very new and the capsules are bigger than people expect and very comfortable.
Final Thoughts About the Best Hotel near Nagoya Station
Luxury, mid-range or budget, no matter what you are looking for, in Nagoya there is a hotel in Nagoya that is just perfect for you. If you have read to the end of this post and haven’t made a booking yet, I strongly suggest you do so and soon since hotels in Japan tend to be booked out early.
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If you are interested in food, Nagoya is a great place to visit. Check the Nagoya Food Guide to find out more about the unique food to be found in Nagoya including many restaurant suggestions close to Nagoya Station. You can for example also read about Hitsumabushi, in my opinion, the best Japanese food out there.
If food is something that interests you you might want to check the details of the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour. During this tour, you will be introduced to the Nagoya cuisine by visiting different restaurants and other points of interest in Nagoya.
My Osu Street Food Walking Tour focuses more on street food and the local culture and history of one of the most popular districts of Nagoya, called Osu. A network of roofed over shopping streets with a fascinating past just waiting to be discovered.
In love with Japan and its amazing food, Lena wants to share her passion with the world. That’s why she started Nagoya Foodie. To teach about Nagoya, her adoptive home online through blog posts and offline through unique food tours.