Updated on December 11, 2017
Hotel Review: Royal Park Hotel The Haneda
Before I go into our time in Tokyo and what we saw, I wanted to cover our 3rd and final hotel of the trip – the Royal Park Hotel at the Haneda airport.
For those of you who were unaware, or if I didn’t explain it before, my wife is in the Navy and was deployed out to Okinawa. I was able to meet her out in Tokyo for a long weekend – that’s why our trip was so short.
I also tell you that to explain why she didn’t join me for my last night. I had a flight out first thing in the morning on that Monday, and on Sunday she had to head back to Okinawa. So we ventured off to the airport together and after she went through security I went over to the hotel to check in and drop off my stuff!
With my wife now on the other side of the security checkpoint, I hopped on the bus to take me from the domestic terminal (Terminal 1) over to the international terminal.
Just four days after I got to Tokyo through Haneda airport, I was back in the International Terminal, this time for the night.
After a few entry pics, I found my way to the hotel over on the left side of the terminal.
I saw the sign, hung a right past the signage graveyard, then a left down the hallway at the next sign.
And voilà, I’ve made it!
When you follow the hallway all the way down and to the right, you’ll see the actual hotel entrance on the left with the restaurant on the right.
Now, I was a bit early, but I was very fortunate to already have my room ready. As you can see, when I first got there the lobby was completely empty.
The front desk was great and checked me in about 1.5 hours early. I got room 242 down on floor 2F.
One thing that should be noted – these rooms are small!! Now I know that small rooms are standard in Japan, but I think I was a bit spoiled with our hotel rooms the first two nights.
With that said, the room was more than enough for me to pass out in for the night and wake up by 3:45 a.m. for my flight!
And…that’s about it for the room. There really isn’t much more to it! But I was there now on Sunday afternoon and had a ton of time to kill, so I decided to explore the airport! I won’t go into a ton of contextual detail (except for some captions) and instead will let the pictures do the talking.
Look at the lobby now – maybe an hour later.
Now, onto the rest of the terminal. Spoiler, it’s really unique and kind of strange – and remember – this is all before security.
Overall the lines were pretty short, with only a few flights leaving around the time I was walking around.
I headed upstairs to get some overhead views, check out the observation deck and see what this little indoor village was all about.
Heading towards the observation deck, there’s a cool model plane collection and flight simulators.
Back inside, I thought it was time to check out the little village inside and get some photos of this gorgeous terminal.
To finish off my stay at this
hotel terminal I figured I’d down way too much sushi to make myself uncomfortably full and head back to my room.
Well, that’s about it for this review.
Overall, this is a solid overnight hotel stay. It’s convenience to the international terminal, especially for early morning international flights, is unbeatable. While it was a bit more expensive than some nearby airport hotels (~$150), I had no problem paying the extra money and I would do so again if I was in a similar situation.
Next up: I’ll take a break from the hotel reviews and do a quick run-through of our couple of days in Tokyo!