APA Hotel

Cost per night¥3,500 - ¥8,000
Check-in 15:00
Restaurant Yes
NotesAmenities in room, coin laundry, vending machines (soft drinks and alcohol), AED, smoking and non smoking rooms, dryer free, PC rental available, full air-conditioning, wheelchair access

Locations9 locations in Sapporo
2 locations in Asahikawa, Hakodate & Kushiro
1 location in Obihiro, Shiretoko, Kitami, Furano & Muroran

APA is a huge chain of hotels throughout Japan. They have hotels in over 400 locations, and in 47 regions of Japan. In Hokkaido, you can find an APA hotel in every major city. There are 20 hotels in Hokkaido. What makes the APA hotel so popular is its affordability. These hotels are 3 star budget hotels but are clean and convenient. Most of the hotels are near the main stations or near points of interest. They have restaurants on the premises, and all the amenities you need. If you are traveling on a budget, then these are great hotels to stay at. Some of the hotels have onsens (hot springs), for the weary traveller. For all locations throughout Hokkaido, please see the map at the bottom of the article.

Kushiro Century Castle Hotel

Cost per night¥10,000 - ¥28,000
Check-in 15:00
Yuuyoo Terrace Kushiro
Japanese, Mediterranean and Chinese
07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
11:30 - 14:30 Lunch
* Chef's complimentary 'sika deer curry' available to order at front desk (limited servings)
Guest Lounge07:00 to 23:00 free drinks, PC & printer, newspapers, magazines & guidebooks
ServicesAir conditioning, parking, 24 hour front desk, coin laundry service, bath salt bar, pillow selection available, no smoking in rooms (smoking area available), wedding chapel, party and banquet room, Mediterranean and Chinese restaurant, ocean views, no pets allowed,
ParkingFree parking
Notes4 star hotel, 48 rooms
Location The hotel is in central Kushiro. It is a 40 minute drive from Kushiro Airport, or a 5 minute drive from JR Kushiro Station (head / 5-minute walk from Kushiro's downtown area
13 Chome-1-14 Kitaodori, Kushiro, Hokkaido 085-0015

The Kushiro Century Castle Hotel was established in December 1987. It was designed by the late Kiko Mozuna, a Kushiro City local and a master of postmodernism architecture. The hotel is regarded as one of the first designer hotels in Japan. The hotel can be found along Kushiro River and has a unique appearance. It has views over the bay and has striking views of the famous Kushiro sunsets and Nusamai Bridge. If you are looking for a hotel with some style over the typical business hotels, then this is a great option. The price is very good for what i available. This hotel has a master suite which is beautifully designed. 

The design of the interior has a comfortable British feel. The hotel concentrates on the small touches which makes it a pleasant experience. For example, the keys use brass key plates, the guest lobby is well presented, and the chapel is nice for a wedding. The restaurant, Yuuyō Terrace focuses its cuisine on fresh vegetables and brown rice. Along with Japanese dishes, they have Mediterranean and Chinese to choose from. Yuuyō Terrace also has a restaurant in Sapporo. For those looking for a comfortable stay with a little extra class, this is a great hotel close by to many of the attractions in Kushiro. 

Hotel Crown Hills Kushiro

ホテル クラウンヒルズ 釧路
Cost per night¥5,000 single rooms
¥11,000 double rooms
Check-in 14:00
Japanese / Western Restaurant 06: 30-9: 30 (Last entry 9:15) Buffet breakfast
18: 00-21: 00 (Last order 20: 30) *Closed Sundays & Mondays
ServicesAir conditioning, breakfast buffet, parking, 24 hour front desk, laundry service, no pool or gym, pets allowed, coffee service, massage chair, rental items available
Onsen on B1 floor06:00 - 09:00
16: 00 - 01:00
Parking¥500 8 indoor spaces, 33 outdoor spaces,
Notes3 star hotel, business hotel
Location The hotel is a 1 minute walk from JR Kushiro Station, and is located across from the station. From Kushiro airport take the shuttle bus to Kushiro station.
13 Chome-1-14 Kitaodori, Kushiro, Hokkaido 085-0015

Hotel Crown Hills Kushiro is a business hotel located very conveniently across from Kushiro train station. This three star hotel is your typical hotel, and although it is not luxurious, it has everything you need (especially if you are traveling on a budget). The rooms are small but clean. Importantly, they have air conditioning plus free wifi in all the rooms. There is a restaurant on the top floor with views of Mt. Oakan, Mt. Meakan, and the Pacific Ocean. Here you can get a nice Western or Japanese dinner and all for ¥1000. The hotel also serves a buffet breakfast. 

Hotel Promote Hakodate

ホテル プロモート函館
Cost per night¥7,800 single rooms
¥11,000 double rooms
¥12,000 - ¥18,000 twin rooms
Check-in 15:00
Restaurant Buffet restaurant 6:30 - 21:00
Parking55 parking spaces ¥500 cars / ¥1000 trucks / ¥0 bikes
NotesAmenities in room, coin laundry, vending machines (soft drinks and alcohol), AED, smoking and non smoking rooms, dryer free, free welcome coffee in lobby, free amenity corner, taxi arrangement, free computer corner, massage service
2 minutes walk to convenience store
2 minutes walk from drugstore
Location Located in central Hakodate it's a 10 minute walk east from Hakodate station, or a 1 minute walk from Matsuzake-cho tram station. Opposite Kankanji
16-18 Matsukazecho Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0035

Hotel Promote Hakodate is one of the many hotels found in central Hakodate. It is along one of the main roads that has the tram lines along it. It is just a one minute walk from Matsukaze-cho tram stop and is directly across from Kankanji. It is also a seven minute walk from Hakodate train station. The rooms here are clean and comfortable. The hotel has 98 guest rooms. This includes 81 single rooms, 11 double rooms, and 6 twin rooms. The twin rooms have nice views over the city. All the rooms have free internet, TV’s, paid video, full bathroom and kitchen amenities, and air conditioning. On arrival, guests receive a free welcome coffee. 

In the lobby you can also find the computer corner that is available 24 hours. There are vending machines in the hotel that serve soft drinks and alcohol. If you want to buy anything, the hotel is just a 2 minute walk from a convenience store and a drug store. The floors also have a coin laundry and free dryer. There is one restaurant in the hotel. This is buffet style and serves both Japanese and Western food. 

Unizo Inn Express

Cost per night¥3000 - ¥6000 per room
Check-in 15:00
Restaurant Yes. One restaurant & cafe
7:00 - 10:30 (last order 10:00) Breakfast
11:30 - 14:30 (last order 14:00) Lunch
17:00 - 1:00 (last order 00:30) Dinner
ParkingYes for ¥600 per night
NotesAmenities in room, coin-operated laundry, vending machines, AED, smoking and non smoking rooms
Location Located in central Hakodate it's a 5 minute walk south east from Hakodate station.
18-19 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture, 040-0063

Unizo Inn Express is part of the Unizo Hotel chain throughout Japan. It is perfect for those traveling on a budget and offers comfortable and affordable rooms. The rooms come in standard single, semi-double, and twin bed rooms. The rooms are small but offer everything you need. All the rooms come with full amenities. The hotel being in central Hakodate, makes it close to many of the attractions and is a good starting out point. For those with cars, there is a small parking area at the hotel. This parking is not free unfortunately, and has an hourly rate (though the maximum rate is ¥800 for 12 hours). 

The hotel has a restaurant. The restaurant is called Jingisukan Ram-Waka and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast is a western and Japanese style buffet. The ingredients for all their dishes uses local ingredients from Hokkaido. There are many restaurants around the area and a few places to grab a drink. This area has many hotels in it but if you are looking for a basic place to stay, then Unizo Inn Express is a very affordable option. Plus, being in Japan, even the cheaper hotels are clean and well presented. 

Hakodate Kokusai Hotel

Cost per night¥13000 - ¥18,000 per room (depending on plan)
Check-in 15:00
Restaurant Yes. 5 restaurants, sky lounge & buffet breakfast
*for opening times read below
ParkingYes for ¥1000 per night
NotesOnsen 15:00 – 25:00 / 5:00 - 10:00
laundry service, vending machines,
Location Located in central Hakodate on the western harbor, it's a 7 minute walk south from Hakodate station. It's also a 4 minute walk from Shiyakusho-mae station.
5-10 Otemachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0064

Hakodate Kokusai Hotel is a beautiful hotel on the western harbor of Hakodate. It is on the mid to high end range of hotels in the city. The western rooms have great views over the harbor. This spacious hotel has four restaurants, with nice views plus a sky lounge for drinks, and a buffet breakfast. You have a choice of Japanese or Western cuisine. The hotel, being next to the old Hakodate Pier is close to the popular Red Brick Warehouse shopping area, the Museum Ship Mashu Maru, and Ika Square

There are three wings that make up the hotel, the main tower, the east wing, and the west wing. The rooms range from double beds to the imperial suite. There is a special set rate which includes breakfast. All the rooms come with shower and bath tub, air conditioner, hairdryer, air cleaner, TV, fridge and of course wifi. For extra items, they are available for rent. There is also the option of smoking and non smoking. The onsen here is in the main tower on the 13th floor. It has sweeping views over the harbor. What a spectacular way to enjoy a hot bath. The hot spring is called Shiomi-no-Yu. 

Teppanyaki Vue MerTeppanyaki restaurant
17:00-21:00 (Last order 20:00)
West Wing 8F
MatsumaeJapanese restaurant
11:30 - 15:00 (Last order 14:30) Lunch
17:00 - 21:00 (Last call at 20:00) Dinner
West Wing 2F
AzaleaWestern & Chinese restaurant
11:30 - 15:00 (Last order 14:30) Lunch
17:00 - 21:00 (Last call at 20:00) Dinner
East Wing 1F
*Serves buffet breakfast
Le Mont Gagyu Sky Lounge bar
20:00 - 24:00 (Last call at 23:30)
West Wing 8F
Le HavreTea Lounge
10:00-20:30 (Last call at 20:00)
East Wing 1F
MontmorencyShop & bakery
Main Tower 1F
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