We chose the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu as we had previously stayed here and found the location very convenient.  This hotel is not part of any major hotel loyalty programs but we were not interested in using points for hotel awards on this trip.  We did earn Ultimate Rewards by booking on hotels.com through the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal.

Although the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is a nice business hotel, the real value is its location.  Location is always our number one factor when choosing a hotel but it was especially important this time as we were visiting Tokyo in the middle of winter.

Location

The hotel, a part of the Akasaka Tokyu Plaza, is across the street from the Akasaka-Mitsuke subway station.  The subway station has underground access to five different lines.

There is a 7-11 with indoor access on the ground floor of the building so we were easily able to buy water and use the ATM.

A number of restaurants are located in the Akasaka Tokyu Plaza and surrounding area.

The hotel is also a stop on the Airport Limousine bus route so transport to/from the airport is super easy.

Room

Our room was small but packed a lot of amenities.

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We loved the mini fridge in the room.  There were some drinks already in there but there was still plenty of room for our own drinks.

reviews Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Tokyo Japan

Bathroom

Though small, the bathroom included a lot of amenities: shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower caps, slippers, razors, toothpaste, toothbrush and even hair bands!

reviews Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Tokyo Japan
reviews Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Tokyo Japan

The toilet was a washlet – a combination toilet and spray bidet.  As is the case with many in Japan, it was also heated and self-flushing.

reviews Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu Tokyo Japan

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Overall, this is a nice hotel in a convenient location to base ourselves in Tokyo. Staying here on future trips would be an easy and safe choice for us.

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Index: (rest of series)
Introduction
American Airlines Flagship Lounge – Chicago
American Airlines – First Class – Chicago to Tokyo Narita
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu (this post)
Tokyo – Devils and Sumo
Asiana Business Class Lounge – Seoul, Korea
Asiana Airlines – Business Class – Seoul Incheon to Chengdu
Fraser Suites – Chengdu, China
Chengdu, China: Pandas, Pandas and Pandas
Air China (Star Alliance) First Class Lounge – Chengdu, China
Air China – Business Class – Chengdu to Taipei
Forte Orange Hotel Kaifong (Taipei, Taiwan)
Eva Air Lounge – Taipei Taoyuan
Eva Airlines – Business Class – Taipei Taoyuan to Shanghai Pudong
Marriott Executive Apartments, Shanghai, Tomorrow Square
Dragonair/Cathay Pacific Lounge – Shanghai Pudong
American Airlines – First Class – Shanghai Pudong to Chicago

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