Hotels in Kyoto are among the cheapest in the developed world. Here’s a list of the best value hotels in Kyoto, all of which I’ve personally inspected.
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to stay in Kyoto. Indeed, for far less than you’d spend for a hotel in major Western capitals, you can get a perfectly adequate and clean hotel room in Kyoto. If you’re willing to spend about Y10,000, which is about US$100 at the time of writing, you can get a good double or twin room in a well-located hotel in Kyoto. You only have to imagine what you’d get for that money in places like Paris, London or New York to realize what a superb value Kyoto is.
Of course, good values are found in all budget levels, and in this section, I’ll discuss not only budget and mid-range hotels, but also luxury hotels that I consider to be great value.
Best Value Luxury Hotels In Kyoto
- Kyoto Hotel Okura
The Kyoto Hotel Okura is a fine hotel with extremely reasonable rates and an unbeatable downtown location (it’s directly connected to the Kyotoshiyakusho-mae subway station in the middle of downtown). It’s highly recommended
- Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae
The Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae is a good-value upscale business hotel located directly across from Kyoto Station. There’s a great rooftop bath and many other interested features. Book 28 days or more in advance and get really cheap discount rates
Best Value Mid Range Hotels In Kyoto
- Hotel Unizo
The Hotel Unizo is a reasonably priced business hotel right in downtown Kyoto – most of Kyoto’s nightlife and dining options are within easy walking distance.
- Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
The Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto is a well-kept business hotel directly north of Kyoto Station. Like other branches of this nationwide chain, it’s good value for the money.
Best Value Budget Hotels In Kyoto
- Palace Side Hotel
An inexpensive traveler’s hotel next to the Imperial Palace, The Palace Side Hotel is a decent choice for budget travelers who want to be based in midtown.
- Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
Capsule Ryokan Kyoto is a Japanese capsule hotel with traditional Kyoto touches. In addition to the capsules on the first floor, there are several floors of excellent private rooms. This place, which is completely at home with foreign travelers, is a great budget choice. It’s a short walk north of Kyoto Station.
- Hotel Mystays Kyoto
Hotel Mystays Kyoto is a good budget business hotel on Shijo-dori, just west of downtown. It’s within easy walking distance of Karasuma Shijo subway station.
- Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
The Hotel Sunroute Kyoto is an excellent-value budget to moderate hotel located just south of the downtown shopping district on Kawaramachi-dori. It’s one of the best hotel values in the city.
- Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo-Karasuma
Like all the other branches in this chain, the Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma is great value for the money. The rooms are small but packed with features. It’s within walking distance of both Shijo and Gojo subways stations, as well as downtown.
- Super Hotel Shijyo Kawaramachi
The Super Hotel Shijyo Kawaramachi is a no-frills business hotel that is perfect for single travelers. It’s right downtown, very close to Nishiki Market.
There’s also several other options if you’re looking for good value for your travel dollar, including ryokan, the Japanese traditional inn, and of course backpacker hostels and guesthouses. Follow the links for more recommendations for each of these:
- Best Budget Ryokan In Kyoto
- Best Budget Hotels In Kyoto
- Best Mid-Range Hotels In Kyoto
- Best Backpacker Guesthouses And Hostels In Kyoto
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Kyoto Vacation Checklist
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- Compare Japan flight prices and timings on Skyscanner
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