What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
The hotel is a 25-story building above Seibu Shinjuku Station. The Toei Oedo Line Shinjuku West Exit Station is nearby, and the JR and Subway Shinjuku Stations are just a 5-minute walk away.
The hotel is a dark brick building, but there were many flashy colored signs around it, so it stood out.
Exit Seibu Shinjuku Station and turn left.
There was a sign in front of the hotel.
The entrance head double doors.
There was a red carpet at the entrance with the hotel name written on it.
The lobby floor is on in the basement.
You can go down using these stairs.
There was art work displayed in the lobby.
There was an information desk in front of the front desk and a currency exchange machine and a smartphone charging station beside it.
“The Station Cafe Bar” is by the front desk, and you can also get to “Shinjuku Subnade” which connects to Shinjuku Station.
The front desk was Japanese style and it had a calm atmosphere.
The counter was very long with a monitor in the background showing beautiful movies of sightseeing locations.
Lobby floor elevator hall.
There was a monitor in the elevator.
Guest room floor elevator hall.
There was a window at the elevator hall on the guest room floor, and it was bright during the day. There is also a vending machine at the back of the elevator hall called the service corner.
Gust room floor corridor.
What it is the Standard Double Bed Room like?
Guest room door.
Room kay cards.
There was a U-shaped lock on the door. Next to the door was a ligh switch and a key card holder.
My room was a small room with only 15 square meters, so if you are staying with large luggage, you may have trouble getting into your luggage. The room was chic with dark brown furniture and a black striped carpet.
The bed is 140cm wide, and it is big enough to sleep alone, but it may be a little tight for two people to sleep together.
There were pictures of Tokyo hung on the wall above the bed.
There was a light switch and a plug-in outlet by the bed.
There was a nightwear prepared on the bed.
There was also a no-cleaning service guide. If you do not need the towels and sheets to be cleaned, you can fill out this form and receive a 500 yen voucher at the front desk that can be used at the stores and restaurants that are managed by the hotel. They seem to be working on saving the environment.
An armchair at the foot of the bed.
There was a desk by the bed.
There is a big mirror above the desk and it is useful when dressing up.
On the desk was an alarm, memo set and various informations and guides.
TV and phone.
Air freshener and tissue.
There was a hotel guide under the TV.
Under the desk was a trash can with a bag to separate the trash.
The room seen from the window.
There was a window at the back of the room with a transparent screen and a screen to block sunlight.
You can see Nishi-Shinjuku from the window.
Looking down, I could see various railways including the Yamanote Line, Sobu Line, and Saikyo Line.
The bathroom was narrow with a sink, toilet and shower/bathtub in one room.
The bathtub was deep, but not big enough to stretch my legs and relax.
The shower was removable with enough water pressure. Temperature adjustment was easy to do as well.
There was shampoo, conditioner and body soap prepared on the bathtub.
The toilet had a Washlet function.
There was a sanitary bag prepared.
On the other side was a sanitary box.
There ere towels prepared above the toilet.
There was no space to put things on the sink which was a little inconvenient.
Hand & face soap prepared on the sink.
There was a mirror.
Amenities were prepared on the desk i the bedroom. Amenities included a toothbrush set, razor, shaving cream, brush, shower cap, cotton swab, and body towels.
Closet and safe
There is a full length mirror and a hanging space by the entrance.
There were four hangers prepared.
There was a safe under the desk.
Mini bar and cafe
There was a cafe corner under the desk. A pot, teacups, glass and tea were prepared.
However, in order to drink this tea, I had to go and get some hot water
from the back of the elevator hall and put some into the pot.
There was a fridge but nothing was inside.
Restaurants in the hotel
“The Station Cafe Bar” is on the lobby floor. It was a casual cafe where you can enjoy coffee, lunch, snacks, and drinks and snacks at night.
There was a buffet dining called “Prince Marche” on the second basement floor. There is a live kitchen where you can enjoy a variety of dishes.
Facilities in the hotel
There is a guest lounge behind of the front desk. There are computers and printers prepared in one corner.
It is a relaxing space with magazines, etc prepared.
There is a service corner next to the elevator hall, and there was a vending machine and a water heater.
You can see Nishi-Shinjuku from the window in the service corner as well.
I could also see the trains.
There is also a party room in the hotel. In addition this party room called “Garnet,” there is also a party room called “Brick.”
The shopping mall “Seibu Shinjuku Pepe” is connected with the first basement floor of the hotel.
Kabukicho Ichibangai is just a few steps away from the hotel.
Staff and guests
Since the front desk is in the basement, you will have to take the stairs or the elevator down from the entrance which is on the first floor. The front desk is big and there seemed to be staff who can handle languages other than Japanese. Check-in went smoothly when it was not crowded.
At the lounge, there were many families and tourists from all over the world.
It is a 0-minute walk from Seibu Railway and Seibu Shinjuku Station. From JR Shinjuku Station, walk along the railway line towards Alta and Kabukicho.
City around the hotel.
There are various restaurants on Brick Street under the elevated Seibu Shinjuku Station.
The “Shinjuku Prince Hotel” is built in a very convenient location, but it has been a while since the hotel opened, so the rooms were a little old. You can hear the sound of trains from the outside and you can hear voices and noises coming from the corridor. The lobby floor was renovated and beautiful, but the rooms were a bit disappointing. Because it is connected to the station, there are many people waking around in the morning and evening which is commuting hours. I recommend this hotel for those looking to stay at a hotel in a convenient location.