Where to Stay in Osaka?
Osaka, named as the Nation’s Kitchen, is the second most populous prefecture after Tokyo. More than the food, it is home to interesting sites like Universal Studio, Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori to name a few.
If you’re planning to visit soon, well, of course, an itinerary must be planned and accommodation should be thought of as well.
We know the feeling of tiresome scrolling and browsing through sites in the search for the best places to stay in Osaka. But we’re saving you the hassle! We’ve written the top 10 best hotels in Osaka 2019 for you to check out!
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Address: 3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP5,059 or USD97.24 via Agoda
Have a sweeping view of the city and a relaxing stay when you book at Hotel Granvia Osaka – and if there’s any hotel in Osaka that offers convenience to its guests when it comes to location, this would be it. It’s situated right in the Osaka station premises and easily connected to city transport. Its lobby connects to a mall with tons of shops and restaurants and you can be at the train station in minutes.
Rooms are more on the minimalistic approach for a worthwhile stay while they also have a chic bar and two lounges, or grab a quick snack at the café. Perfect for leisure and business travelers.
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Address: 1-3-3 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0086, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP5,715 or USD109.85 via Agoda
Located at the prime area of Osaka lies one of the most trusted Hotel Nikko, housing nine restaurants including Japanese cuisine and a sushi restaurant that allow a full view of the famous Midosuji avenue.
When it comes to the interior, this hotel takes pride of its ginkgo trees of Midosuji theme, which brings out a sense of taste and luxury, and a warm aesthetic with the wood and leave elements. You can also head atop its bar lounge called “Sky Cruiser” and have a view of the cityscape at night while indulging some unique concoctions.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier
Address: 530-0005 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita-ku Nakanoshima Kita 3-4-15, Japan
Rate starts at PHP4,495 or USD86.40 via Agoda
Just a 12-minute walk from Yodoyabashi Subway Station, you’ll find the Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier – a hotel listed in the Michelin Guide for 3 consecutive years.
Check out the Hakata-Ro, known for their Kyushu regional specialties, while focusing on seasonal ingredients and standard Western fare. Aside from their warm and relaxing rooms completed with all the basic necessities, one of the best things you can enjoy in this hotel is their large public baths and the Garden Spa, equipped with a man-made carbonated spring.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
Address: 5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP3,996 or USD76.79 via Agoda
With over 80 years in the hospitality business, RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka remains to be one of the best hotels in Osaka. It’s conveniently located near Umeda, Namba, Universal Studios Japan, and other Osaka attractions, as well as other sights in Kyoto. Their rooms range from two design types: Stylish Luxury and a relaxed European style. Other facilities to check out include a gym, a 25m pool, including Jacuzzi, and sauna.
As for their restaurants, you can either enjoy all-day dining at luxurious French restaurants; Restaurant Chambord and Italian Restaurant Bella Costa, or indulge in some Osaka flavors at their long-established Japanese restaurants; Nakanoshima, Counter Kappo Miotsukushi, Naniwa, Nadaman, The Kobe Kitcho, and Tsuruya to name a few.
Hotel Universal Port
Address: 1-1-111 Sakurajima, Konohana, Osaka 554-0031, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP4,347 or USD83.56 via Agoda
Hotel Universal Port which is just 4-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan is among the favorite hotels of most tourists, not only because of its location but thanks to its impeccable service and amenities.
They have a restaurant called Port Dining Ricorico with a concept of “Treasure Hunting” offering a variety of menu items. Rooms here are equipped with a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and complete toiletries. You can also enjoy a massage service and refresh your tired body at Refresh Salon.
Cross Hotel Osaka
Address: 15-5-2 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo, Osaka 542-0085, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP4,134 or USD79.46
Boasting 229 rooms and great amenities, Cross Hotel Osaka has a lot more to offer than you can think of. Inside the hotel are exemplary restaurants such as the Aquarium Restaurant Shinsaibashi Lime, Restaurant Glamorous-X, and Tables Café.
It’s strategically located at the Osaka street food area where the famous Dotonbori River is located. Make sure to bring some extra cash because this hotel is also near the Shinshaibasi Shopping Street where most popular Japanese cosmetics shops and branded goods such can be found.
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Address: 5-1-60, Namba, Chuo, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP9,645 or USD185.39
Located at Osaka’s most entertaining district lies the Swissotel Nankai, boasting 546 rooms, and a Swiss Executive Club Lounge with only modern amenities and in-room technology. In case guests wanted to rejuvenate, the hotel has the Pürovel Spa & Sports which offers a selection of spa treatments, a fully equipped gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and indoor swimming pool.
Another thing that would exceed your expectation would the hotel’s six restaurants and bar – one of which is the Tavola36 offering an international breakfast buffet and weekday lunch buffet. There’s also the Swiss offers freshly brewed coffee and daily baked homemade pastries, and of course their specialty restaurants; Empress Room Chinese Restaurant, Minami Teppanyaki Restaurant, Hana-Goyomi Japanese Restaurant, and the SH’UN Wine and Dine.
Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka
Address: 1-17-11 Nambanaka, Naniwa, Osaka 556-0011, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP8,224 or USD158.08 via Agoda
Opened in 2010, the Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka is included in one of the best hotels in Osaka because of its strategic location and utmost comfort they could provide. Their well-decorated rooms are equipped with a coffee machine and a wardrobe in rooms with designer furniture. Not to mention, they also have a kitchenette, cooking utensils, washer-dryers, and a high-speed WiFi available in all rooms.
Most importantly, they have a gym and sauna making it a relaxing space. It’s also 3 minutes’ walk from Subway “Namba Station” so transport is no problem when you book here.
Hotel New Otani Osaka
Address: 1-4-1 Chuo-ku Shiromi, Osaka 540-8578, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts PHP5,454 or USD104.83 via Agoda
Enjoy a landscaped garden and tranquil ambiance only here at Hotel New Otani Osaka. It’s located right in front of the Osaka Castle and has 13 dining options which make you want to stay longer in the hotel. Their spacious rooms feature large windows to get a breathtaking view of the Osaka Castle views.
Other facilities to enjoy include a sauna, and a spa that offers various massage treatment for an additional charge. When it comes to their restaurant, you can choose among their Keyaki restaurant highlighting grilled teppanyaki dishes, while their Sky Lounge offers refreshing cocktails.
Imperial Hotel Osaka
Address: 1-8-50 Temmabashi, Kita, Osaka 530-0042, Osaka Prefecture
Rate starts at PHP6,785 or USD130.42 via Agoda
Imperial Hotel is another travelers’ choice of most tourists in Osaka. It offers a beautiful view of the river and is within walking distance of the Osaka Castle. Aside from their spacious rooms, this hotel has an elegant members-only fitness club, hailed as one of the largest in Western Japan. They offer advanced equipment as well as the hospitable services the Imperial Hotel has honed for over 120 years.
They also have a total of 9 dining areas, including a café and restaurants offering various cuisine from French, Chinese, Japanese, and open grill specialties.
*Osaka Hotel Prices are subject to change without prior notice, Always check Agoda for updated and lowest rates.