8 Brilliant Hokkaido Hotels
Hokkaido is the perfect getaway for those looking to see Japan away from the usual destinations. Find somewhere to stay on the island with our list of the very best Hokkaido hotels.
Hokkaido, Japan’s snow covered northern island, is increasingly popular among tourists as an alternative to the fast-paced cities of the mainland. They may be onto something. The island’s ruggedly beautiful nature, captivating local culture and myriad places to explore are certainly hard to argue with.
If Hokkaido sounds like your kind of getaway, you’re going to need somewhere to stay. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of our 8 favourite Hokkaido hotels.
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1. The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort
Offering both Western and Japanese-style rooms, a wide array of fantastic facilities and a location that will take your breath away, this place is certainly aiming to please. Soak in the hot spring baths, enjoy traditional Japanese food or simply marvel at Lake Toya out the window, the choice is yours.
Address: 29-1 Toyakoonsen, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 16,000 yen per night Website: The Lake View Toya
2. The Green Leaf Niseko Village
Located in one of Hokkaido’s most popular ski destinations, The Green Leaf makes for a great place to base yourself on a ski holiday. Even if you’re not a fan of the white stuff, the hotel’s exclusive onsen (hot-spring) facilities, restaurant and bar should keep you occupied.
Address: Higashiyama-onsen, Niseko-machi, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 9,270 yen per night Website: The Green Leaf
3. Dormy Inn Premium Otaru
If you’re visiting Otaru, the Dormy Inn Premium can’t be beaten for convenience. It’s just one minute from Otaru Station and ideally placed for checking out everything the city has to offer. Although not the prettiest of hotels, it is functional, clean and very welcoming. As well as standard rooms, there’s also the cheaper option of staying in a capsule-style room.
For more, check out our comprehensive Otaru guide.
Address: 3-9-1 Inaho, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 6,990 yen per night Website: Dormy Inn Premium Otaru
4. Hotel Nord Otaru
With a 24-hour front desk and English speaking staff, you’ll have little to worry about when arriving at Hotel Nord Otaru. There’s a certain European influence to be felt throughout this place, not least in the on-site French restaurant, Padella. Very close to Otaru Canal, again, this place has convenience on its side.
Address: 1-4-16 Ironai, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 6,200 yen per night Website: Hotel Nord Otaru
5. Suizantei Club Jozankei
Jozankei, an exclusive hotel about an hour from Sapporo, has just 14 rooms, each equipped with their own private onsen. A free shuttle bus is provided for those coming in from Sapporo, though be warned, if you’re travelling with kids, you’ll have to stay elsewhere. This place is abundantly personal and could make for the perfect romantic getaway.
Address: 2-10 Jozankeionsenni-shi, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 48,700 yen per night Website: Club Jozankei
6. Mercure Hotel Sapporo
Mercure is a “business-leisure mix” (their words, not ours) hotel. Attached to a shopping mall and within walking distance of multiple stations, it has a prime Sapporo location, whatever your purpose in the city. English speaking staff make communication a breeze and there are facilities and services aplenty.
Address: 2-2-4 Minami 4 Jonishi, Sapporo, Chuo, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 7,700 yen per night Website: Mercure Sapporo
7. Cross Hotel Sapporo
Should you be after a more upmarket Sapporo hotel, you can’t go wrong with Mercure Sapporo. Just 10 minutes from JR Sapporo Station, the location is fantastic and there are brilliant city views from most rooms. The interior is modern and clean, the staff speak English and the facilities are top class.
Address: 2-23 Kita 2 Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo Price: Rooms starting at 9,800 yen per night Website: Cross Hotel Sapporo
8. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
You don’t even need to leave the JR Sapporo Station to reach this luxury hotel. Clearly, the location is ideal, the food from the European-Japanese fusion restaurant is superb and there are even onsen facilities to relax in. It’s not the cheapest, but may well be well worth it.
Address: 2-5 Kita 5 Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Price: Rooms starting at 14,000 yen per night Website: JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo