You have been running around for a couple of minutes, but it feels like hours with your heavy luggage and fatigue from your flight. You are at some small station somewhere in Nagoya, frantically looking for your hotel. You just want to check-in and relax and enjoy your time in Nagoya, but you know you made a mistake booking this particular hotel.
To make sure the above experience isn’t yours I have created this post on where to stay in Nagoya. As we all know the right hotel can influence your experience at a travel destination. So let’s find the perfect hotel in Nagoya for you.
To make sure you have the best time possible in Nagoya, this post will answer the question of where to stay in Nagoya. I will break down the best areas to stay in Nagoya and include one hotel recommendation in each area for every budget. No matter if you want to stay in a luxury hotel, a mid-range business hotel or a convenient and cheap Nagoya hostel or guest house. There are some really good cheap hotels in Nagoya.
As a traveler, it makes sense to stay in a convenient location, a place with great public transport, many food options, shopping opportunities and of course close to the most interesting sights.
In Nagoya city, these most convenient locations are Nagoya station, where you will most likely arrive and depart from and Sakae district, the downtown area of Nagoya with great shopping, food, sights, and public transport.
You might also want to stay close to some of the biggest sights like Nagoya Castle or Osu district, and so I included your options for those locations as well. If you are planning a trip to Legoland with your family it is very convenient to stay close by and of course when you have a late or very early flight you might want to consider staying close to Nagoya airport for a night.
Hotels near Nagoya Station
Nagoya station is the big transportation hub of Nagoya. This is where the Shinkansen bullet trains arrive from Tokyo or Osaka, where other trains leave to popular destinations such as Takayama, and buses arrive here from all over the country.
The Nagoya station area is a convenient area for shopping with big department stores and underground shopping malls directly at the station. These offer a wide variety of food options from cheap but delicious fast food to fine dining.
From Nagoya station, you can conveniently reach all touristy sights within the city by either subway or bus which makes this area the best area to stay in Nagoya.
Below I listed the best hotel Nagoya Station hotels for each price category. You can also check out the post ‘Best Hotels near Nagoya Station for every budget‘ to get a better overview of the best hotels near Nagoya station.
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel – The Best Luxury Hotel near Nagoya Station
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is directly connected to Nagoya Station. This makes it the most convenient option as you only have a very short elevator ride between arriving in Nagoya and checking into your hotel.
The hotel has 9 restaurants including a French and a Japanese restaurant, an indoor pool and a fitness center on the premises to offer their guests all comforts.
The cheapest room types are standard twin or double rooms but if you have the necessary change deluxe rooms as well as impressive suits are also available for booking. Nagoya Marriott Hotel offers their guests smoking as well as non-smoking rooms. Some of the rooms higher up in the tower offer sweeping city views.
Nagoya Associa is arguably the most expensive and luxurious hotel in Nagoya and the perfect place for an unforgettable stay in Nagoya.
Meitetsu New Grand Hotel – The Best Mid-range Hotel near Nagoya Station
Your best business hotel option right next to Nagoya station is the Meitetsu New Grand Hotel which is only one minute away connected to the station by underground walkways.
A breakfast buffet is served every morning in the banquet room and restaurant Taikou offers Japanese lunch and dinner options.
Single, double and twin rooms are available at this Nagoya hotel. You can choose between smoking and non-smoking rooms at the time of booking. Room amenities include airconditioning, a desk, TV, and even a refrigerator and electric kettle. The bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, free toiletries, and a hairdryer.
First Cabin TKP Nagoya Station – The Best Budget Hotel near Nagoya Station
If you want a budget option First Cabin TKP Nagoya Station is a great place to stay. The hotel is a 7-minute walk from Nagoya station, which isn’t too close but is to be expected from a budget hotel.
This capsule hotel offers an unforgettable experience (sleeping in a capsule) for a very reasonable price. There are standard and superior capsules available and all floors are gender separate. Amenities include airconditioning for each capsule, free WIFI, power outlets, and even a flat-screen TV. A Japanese style bath is available and includes free toiletries and towels.
Breakfast is available at First Cabin at an additional charge.
The hotel is modern and surprisingly comfortable and clean for such a cheap hotel.
Hotels in Sakae District
Sakae is the downtown area of Nagoya. Just a two station subway ride from Nagoya station it is also a very convenient area to stay at. Sakae has many department stores and other shopping opportunities like an Apple store and Japanese and foreign brand stores.
Sakae also has some of the best restaurants and Izakaya in the city. If you are a night owl Sakae is the place with the best nightlife, bars, and clubs. And since the trains aren’t running after midnight it is best to stay within walking distance.
If you decide to stay close to Sakae here are your best options.
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel – The Best Luxury Hotel in Sakae District
The 5-star Nagoya Tokyu Hotel is located 500 meters away from Sakae station.
Rooms are smoking and non-smoking, double or twin size. There are standard floor rooms as well as superior and executive floor rooms. As well as a couple of suits if you can afford it. Rooms are furnished in European fabrics and equipped with a flat-screen TV, and airconditioning. The bathroom offers a bathtub, as well as a bathrope and slippers.
Guests can dine at one of the three restaurants on-site offering Japanese, French and Chinese cuisine. An extensive buffet-style breakfast with Japanese and international dishes is available every morning.
Other amenities include a fitness center with an indoor pool and a sauna.
Hotel Actel Nagoya Nishiki – The Best Mid-range Hotel in Sakae District
The rooms at the business-style Hotel Actel Nagoya Nishiki are small but modern and functional with free WIFI and airconditioning as well as a kettle for making tea or coffee. Rooms at the hotel come as small or standard double rooms, deluxe twin rooms or single rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.
Depending on the room rate the breakfast buffet is included.
The hotel is very close to Sakae station which makes it a very convenient place if you want to explore other parts of the city as well.
Nagoya Travellers Hostel – The Best Hostel in Sakae District
Nagoya Travellers Hostel is one of only a couple real hostels in Nagoya. Located an 8-minute walk from Sakae station, they offer bunk beds in dormitory rooms and private rooms with shared bathroom.
A simple breakfast is included in the rate and there are a common area and kitchen where you can prepare and eat your meals and make new friends.
Hotels near Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle is the top attraction in Nagoya and most tourists visit during their stay in Nagoya. The newly opened Kinshachi Yokocho, a food town, offers outlets of the best and most famous restaurants in town.
You can stay either at the famous and luxurious Hotel Nagoya Castle or book a room at the KKR Hotel Nagoya, which are both within walking distance of the castle.
Hotel Nagoya Castle – The Best Luxury Hotel near Nagoya Castle
Hotel Nagoya Castle offers luxurious accommodation a couple of meters from Nagoya Castle.
The hotel has bright and spacious rooms, some rooms have views of the castle while others have city views. Rooms come with a seating area, flat-screen TV, and a refrigerator. Airconditioning and free WIFI is also available throughout the property. Rooms are either smoking or non-smoking and there are standard, superior or deluxe double or twin rooms ready for you to choose at the time of booking. Luxurious suites are also available.
Other amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a sauna are what make the Hotel Nagoya Castle so special. The hotel has 10 different restaurants on the property including French, Cantonese, and Japanese cuisine.
KKR Hotel Nagoya – The Best Mid-range Hotel near Nagoya Castle
Your business hotel option close to Nagoya Castle is KKR Hotel Nagoya. It is only a couple minutes walk from the entrance of Nagoya castle and 9 minutes walk from the closes subway station Shiyakusho station.
The hotel offers simple non-smoking rooms with the usual amenities such as a desk and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a view of Nagoya castle.
Breakfast is served every morning in the form of a buffet.
Hotels in Osu District
The Osu shopping streets are a very popular tourist attraction, combining food, shopping and history, and culture all in one place. Unfortunately, there are almost no hotels in the area. If you want to you can stay at either Hotel Abest Osu Kannon Ekimae Hane no Yu or Trip & Sleep Hostel right inside the Osu district.
If you cannot get a reservation at either and want to stay close to Osu I recommend staying in the nearby Sakae district. From there it is a short subway or bus ride to Osu or you can even walk there within about 20 minutes.
Abest Osu Kannon Ekimae Hane no Yu – The Best Mid-range Hotel in Osu
The hotel Abest Osu Kannon Ekimae Hane no Yu (what a name) is a simple and not too expensive business hotel right next to the famous Osu Kannon temple in Osu district. And only 2 minutes walk from the closes subway station also called Osu Kannon.
The rooms are simple and have aged a little bit but seem comfortable. Amenities in the room include toiletries, hairdryer, refrigerator, TV, and kettle. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available for booking.
The highlight of this hotel is the public bath with sauna which all guests can use to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing. A simple American breakfast is included in some room rates.
Book your stay at Abest Osu Kannon Ekimae Hane no Yu on booking.com or compare the prices with Agoda to get the best deal for your room.
Trip & Sleep Hostel – The Best Hostel in Osu
Trip & Sleep Hostel is a very modern, very popular hostel right in the center of the Osu shopping streets.
It offers dormitory beds as well as private rooms with shared bathrooms. If you want a Japanese experience you can book a Japanese room with tatami mat flooring and futon beds to sleep in.
The hostel has a free lounge and kitchen available for guests to hang out, cook some food, and make new friends.
Hotels near Legoland
Many families visit Nagoya just to go to Legoland. It is still a relatively new amusement park in Japan but popular with young children. Legoland lies outside of the city and it takes around 30 minutes to get there by Aonami line from Nagoya Station.
If you are a family and you are planning on visiting Legoland for a day or two it might be more convenient to stay close to the amusement park.
Legoland Japan Hotel – The Only Hotel near Legoland
Legoland Japan Hotel is located right outside Legoland Japan in the south of Nagoya. It is a 7-minute walk from the closes station, called Kinjofuto station.
The colorful hotel offers differently themed rooms to its guests (young and old). All rooms are fitted with a fridge, a TV, a safety deposit box, and a kettle. Other amenities include slippers and free toiletries.
There is also a children’s entertainment area and a kids pool inside the hotel to keep the children happy.
The buffet-style breakfast is included in all room rates and geared to their young guests.
Book your stay at Legoland Japan Hotel today on booking.com or check availability on Agoda before it is too late.
If you cannot or do not want to afford the Legoland Japan Hotel your best option is to stay close to Nagoya Station and take the train to Legoland in the morning.
Hotels near Nagoya Airport
We all know it when your flight arrives very late at night or early in the morning it is a real hassle to find transport to the city. Wouldn’t it be much better to simply fall into bed at a nice hotel close to the airport and worry about getting to Nagoya the next day after a couple of hours of sleep? Yes, it would. Therefore, I list below the most convenient hotels close to Nagoya airport.
By the way, if you are wondering how to get from Nagoya Airport to Nagoya Station or your hotel in the city check out this post.
There are two impressive luxury hotels right at Nagoya Airport, the Centrair Hotel and the Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya, Chubu International Airport (what a long name). I feel the need to mention both here.
Centrair Hotel – One of Best Luxury Hotels near Nagoya Airport
The Centrair Hotel is a real luxury hotel right on the premises of the airport.
The western-style rooms are spacious and modern with a lot of attention to detail. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, kettle to make tea, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Nightwear and a toothbrush are also provided for all guests. The Centrair Hotel is a non-smoking hotel with standard, superior and, deluxe twin and double rooms.
Every morning an international breakfast buffet is served in the equally modern dining room of this Nagoya airport hotel. This breakfast is included in some of the room rates. The restaurant also serves lunch.
Centrair Hotel is perfect for a relaxing first or last night in Nagoya.
Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya, Chubu International Airport – The Other Best Luxury Hotel near Nagoya Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya is still very new and incredibly modern in dark wood and stone. The hotel is perfectly located right on the airport island which makes it the most convenient option when arriving late at night in Nagoya.
Rooms are stylish and comfortable perfect after a long late-night flight. Each room is equipped with a coffee machine, flat-screen TV, and a desk. Rooms come as standard, or premium king or twin rooms. There is also a junior suite with an ocean view for those who want something extra special.
Breakfast is served every morning. It might be included in your room rate or you can book it upon arrival.
Other amenities at the hotel include a billiard table, fitness center, and a bar.
J Hotel Rinku – The Best Mid-range Hotel near Nagoya Airport
The J Hotel Rinku is the closes business hotel to the airport but it is not on the artificial island the airport is built on. The hotel is right next to the train station Rinku-Tokoname which is connected to the airport within a 2-minute ride. If you arrive at night you will, however, need a taxi to reach the hotel.
All rooms at J Hotel Rinku are non-smoking. They come equipped with a flat-screen TV, kettle, fridge, and desk. Rooms come in standard or superior double or twin rooms.
The business hotel offers many amenities such as a fitness center and indoor swimming pool. They also offer an 8 US dollar breakfast.
TUBE Sq – The Best Budget Hotel near Nagoya Airport
TUBE Sq is an impressive and modern capsule hotel right inside the airport. Perfect for those late or early flights. The strange thing about this capsule hotel is that you can only check-in between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. and stay a maximum of 9 hours. They know who their target customer is: You, the tired overnight traveler.
Capsules are all air-conditioned and guests can use the shared bathrooms. These are equipped with free shampoo, soap, and conditioner as well as hairdryers.
Book your very short stay at TUBE Sq on booking.com and experience a modern Japanese capsule hotel first hand. You can also check prices on Agoda if you prefer.
Final Thoughts about Where to Stay in Nagoya
The perfect location and hotel in Nagoya really depend on what you want to do in Nagoya. And of course your personal budget. I hope this post has given you a good overview of your options on where to stay in Nagoya. For more posts about hotels in Nagoya click here.
To make it easier to plan your trip to Nagoya I suggest reading the Nagoya Travel Guide next with all the information you need when visiting Nagoya. Other posts that might be interesting to you are:
- Things to do in Nagoya
- A perfect one day in Nagoya itinerary
- Day trips from Nagoya you shouldn’t miss
- Where to buy the Japan Rail Pass right now
If you are into food, you should read about the local Nagoya food called Nagoya Meshi. You can do that on the Nagoya Food Guide.
We offer daily tours to bring you closer to the Japanese culture and food in Nagoya. Check out the Nagoya Meshi Food Tour page for more information.
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.