Review Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka, Japan

Posted on May 1, 2014 by in Starwood Hotels

Book the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka here.

Osaka is an interesting hotel market with most brand hotels hovering in the $200-$400 range (the newish Marriott usually being the most expensive) and many smaller, cheaper options that usually price in the $100 range.

I wanted to try out the Sheraton for one night and booked a Cash and Points rate which is 2,000 Starpoints and $45 for the property. Regular Rates were $200 so the Cash& Points option gave me 7.5 cents of value per Starpoint. I also used a suite upgrade and was hoping for a decent suite but was upgraded to a 'Premier Room' – not the best use for my suite upgrades 🙁

The hotel is located just 2 subway stops off Namba, which is Osaka's city center. It's directly connected to a subway station with a dedicated station – Exit Number 13.

The front desk was very friendly but the agent's English was minimal. My room was ready and I received coupons for breakfast and health club access plus 500 points as check-in amenity.

My room was a bit disappointing – there was nothing wrong with it but I've had way nicer rooms using this upgrade. The room was furnished in a random manner and was just a bit larger than a normal room. The bathroom had a lot of little extras – something other hotels save money on.

The hotel room had no WiFi – normal for Japan – but I had a travel router with me and connected to the cable internet which was super fast. Without that you would need to go to the lounge or lobby to work.

The 18th floor lounge was a simple room that offered a full bar (no champagne though). It also offered an assortment of nuts as a snack. No warm or cold appetizers are served there. It feels fairly cramped and it's not a great place to spend a couple of hours. The view from the window wasn't too exciting either.

For dinner I wandered into the Osaka downtown area and found a great sushi place in the covered mall.

I had an early flight out so I missed breakfast, so unfortunately I can't comment on it.

The hotel doesn't have automatic settlement so although my credit card was swiped at check-in I kept receiving emails about settling the bill, which is really odd and inconvenient.

The Sheraton is great value for the Cash& Points rates it offers. It's an okay city hotel which has a rather good location. A number of business hotels are located near the Osaka Bay which is a little tricky to get to and from.

I'd stay again for a quick overnight.

Book the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka here.

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