Hotel Review: Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Hotel Review: Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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!

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Bye, wife! See you in 3.5 months!

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.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

For the visual learners among us.

Just four days after I got to Tokyo through Haneda airport, I was back in the International Terminal, this time for the night.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Beautiful terminal

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

After a few entry pics, I found my way to the hotel over on the left side of the terminal.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Just look for the “Hotel” signs.

I saw the sign, hung a right past the signage graveyard, then a left down the hallway at the next sign.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

And voilĂ , I’ve made it!

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Hotel entrance.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Hotel entrance #2

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.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Empty lobby.

The front desk was great and checked me in about 1.5 hours early. I got room 242 down on floor 2F.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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!

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Dark Hallway

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Elevator lobby

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

A view of the floor breakdown.

Look at the lobby now – maybe an hour later.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Busy lobby.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Hotel restaurant I mentioned before right outside the front entrance.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Tailwind

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Tailwind

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Tailwind main seating area

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Another view of the Christmas tree we saw earlier

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Only shot i was able to get of the exterior of the hotel.

Now, onto the rest of the terminal. Spoiler, it’s really unique and kind of strange – and remember – this is all before security.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Hey – I recognize these!

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Hey – I know that place!

Overall the lines were pretty short, with only a few flights leaving around the time I was walking around.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Empty Delta queues.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

I really feel for the people checking in for their AA flight to LA…have fun!

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Empty Asiana area

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Where I’d be checking-in 12 hours from then!

I headed upstairs to get some overhead views, check out the observation deck and see what this little indoor village was all about.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Decent lines forming for some flight.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Heading towards the observation deck, there’s a cool model plane collection and flight simulators.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Observation Deck

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

A little plane spotting. ANA plane getting ready to go.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

The best I could do trying to get a shot of the big sign above the observation deck. I even went up on a bench and everything. If only I was a few inches taller…

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

There was a touch screen out on the deck where you could click on each airline and find out information about them including their alliance, their country, IATA code, etc.

Back inside, I thought it was time to check out the little village inside and get some photos of this gorgeous terminal.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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.

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

Royal Park Hotel The Haneda

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!

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