Very affordable, convenient, and the staffs are friendly. It is near the train station, convenience stores, and the Sunshine Mall. The rooms are clean and give free coffee, toiletries, tea, and other essential things everyday.
Before heading off to Kyoto I stayed here for two nights. First day we arrived at 11 so pretty much gone. It was quite a trek for a first timer due to changes from airport to Tokyo station then to the Yamanote line. Google maps was a huge help and lifesaver. It was raining when we got here so had to stop at a store to buy an umbrella. In hindsight I should have planned to stay nearer Tokyo station since I had to take the Shinkansen to Kyoto. Nonetheless we made the most of our day and Sunshine city is just a 6 min walk and can easily be a days worth of activities if you have kids in tow. Hotel itself is cozy, the staff friendly and all amenities provided at the reception desk. So you pretty much do not have to bring any toiletries. Cleanser, toner, moisturiser , toothbrush, hair ties, body towels, tea and coffee are provided. The coin laundry is a plus for me ( handy for families) Hotel rooms are small I found out later to be normal in typical Japanese chain hotels. So would not recommend for taller travellers as bathrooms are really tight I find myself knocking and bumping into things as it’s a challenge to move around. Not much space either if you have a few luggage’s don’t be prepared to use your bed to unfold luggages. So my tip: pack light, utilise laundry to just reuse clothes you can fit all your clothes in a small suitcase. In winter Uniqlo heat tech underwears are not that expensive so worth purchasing from here. ( def a lot cheaper than Australia)…
Located about 10 minute walk from Otsuka Station JR Yamanote line, hotel is small. However, the staff are friendly and helpful. The room is small which is typical of Japanese hotel room. The room is clean, bed is comfy and pillows have memory foam, the toilet and shower is also clean. It is has TV, coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave oven, small sink, a stove. It's perfect just like a small full service apartment. We got one with free breakfast. There's a 24 hour restaurant beside the hotel where we had our breakfast. There is a wide selection of food and the staff were kind and nice. We liked our stay.
Use JR Otsuka station for access the hotel, a bit far by walking from ikebukuro. There’re Family Mart & 7-11 near by, while 24-hrs restaurant Matsuya is just few steps away. Room is old, small room size when compare with other standard room in Tokyo. Otsuka station is quite far from center of Tokyo. It takes 15-20 mins to Shinjuku or Shibuya.
A no frills Mystays, this one is handily located a short walk from Otsuka station on the Yamanote line. Otsuka is a low key and pleasant residential area just away from Ikebukuro. The blocks around the station are lively and full of eating and drinking spots. A bonus if the hotel's position next to the quaint but effective Toden Arakawa streetcar line. The staff were friendly and helpful.