Best mid-range hotels in Kyoto

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If you’re willing to spend between Y8,000 (€75) and Y14,000 (€135) per night for a single, double, or twin room, you’ll be spoiled for choice with mid-range hotels in Kyoto. There are many affordable mid-range hotels in the city.

For this amount of money, you can expect almost the same level of service as what you would get at a “smart business hotel” or a somewhat stripped-down version of an international luxury hotel. That means a room that is somewhat larger than a standard hotel room and perhaps a few design elements to spruce up the space. The hotel will likely have its own restaurant or even a spa. There are many affordable mid-range hotels in Kyoto that offer excellent value for money.

Here is a list of what I consider the best mid-range hotels in Kyoto in order of preference:

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto

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    Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto is an excellent apartment hotel located on Gojo-dori in the heart of Kyoto. It is situated near Gojo subway station and within walking distance to the city center. Highly recommended for those seeking a comfortable and convenient stay in Kyoto.

Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae

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    The Dormy Inn Premium Kyoto Ekimae is a luxury business hotel with a great value for money located directly in front of Kyoto Station. It features a fantastic rooftop hot spring bath and many other interesting facilities. Book 28 days or more in advance to receive very affordable discount prices.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo

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    Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo is a chic business hotel located just west of the city center, within walking distance of Shijo metro station.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma

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    The Daiwa Roynet is a decent hotel located just south of the city center. It is within relatively short walking distance of the southern sights of Higashiyama and the restaurants in the center.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

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    Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo is a business hotel with a wide range of additional amenities. It is located within a short walking distance from Karasuma-Oike subway station.

Noku Hotel

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    The Noku Hotel Kyoto, located on the southwestern corner of the Kyoto Imperial Palace and directly above the Marutamachi subway station, is a sleek and comfortable boutique hotel.

Hotel Unizo

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    Hotel Unizo is a reasonably priced business hotel located in the heart of Kyoto. Most of Kyoto’s nightlife and dining options are within walking distance.

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

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    Monterey Kyoto is a mid-range hotel that is slightly more luxurious than a standard business hotel. It is conveniently located on Karasuma-Dori, within walking distance of the center of Kyoto.

Hotel Vista Premio (voorheen Best Western Hotel Kyoto)

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    The Hotel Vista Premio (formerly known as the Best Western Hotel Kyoto) is a fantastic hotel located in the heart of the city. It’s just a stone’s throw away from a number of delicious restaurants and two metro stations, making it a convenient and comfortable base for exploring Kyoto.

Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto

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    The Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto is a well-maintained business hotel located just north of Kyoto Station. Like other branches of this national chain, this hotel offers a good value for the price.



Ryokan – Kyoto’s luxe traditionele accommodatie

If you’re visiting Kyoto, the heart of traditional Japan, you really should try to spend a night at a good Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). When my friends, family, or clients visit Japan, I usually recommend they spend their first night in a great Ryokan and then move on to a hotel like one of the ones listed above. Check out my page on Ryokan and the best Ryokan in Kyoto.

Learn more about Ryokan in Kyoto:

Best High-End Ryokan in Kyoto

Best mid-range Ryokan in Kyoto

Best budget Ryokan in Kyoto