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The Westin Miyako Kyoto

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8.6
Excellent
2,697 reviews
+81 75-771-7111

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center
Child Care

Dated Décor, Natural Beauty

 

 

Large International Hotel

 

What would you expect from The Westin Miyako Kyoto?  First, you would expect it to be well placed on a hill overlooking downtown Kyoto, which it is.  It also has a designated cultural property and impeccable grounds, rooms, and extra amenities. Of course, the rooms are in need of some updating along the lines of more modern decor but otherwise are in good condition. With many extra amenities to cater to families, couples, and business travelers, it has the well-balanced offering expected from the Westin brand.

 

Super Sized

With almost 500 rooms in this large chain hotel, there are views and room occupancy sizes to meet most standard needs. With multiple suite options from luxury and deluxe suites to specialized Japanese-style rooms, guests are welcome to enjoy the cultural differences in a special building catering to this unique living style. Rooms are sized from the standard 25 square meters up to 78 square meters; ensure that you enquire about your required room size. 

 

Minutes From the Historic District

If you want to be in the center of beautiful old-world Japanese gardens nestled in the rolling mountainous hills overlooking the Kyoto historic district, there is no better location than the Westin. Located on the Tozai subway line connecting to the rest of the city’s lines, it provides great access to other destinations around Kyoto. Being within 15 minutes' walking distance to all Higashiyama’s attractions provides a great way to visit the many shrines and temples nestled in the hills.

 

Full Service with Many Amenities

As a large hotel complex, the Westin provides almost every amenity you can think of including free WiFi, a complimentary area shuttle if you do not want to walk, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, full-service spa, hair salon, on-site restaurants, a bar and lounge, tennis courts, concierge and business services, fitness facilities, and even a kids club area. No matter your purpose, the hotel simply has an amazing level of service quality and number of amenities available.

 

The Bottom Line

Unlike Kyoto Hotel Okura, the Westin Miyako Kyoto is closer to the historical district, whereas Okura is located in the downtown core. Both hotels are synonymous with luxury, with the Okura winning out on more modern decor and luxurious updated rooms. The Westin simply provides much more in the way of services, amenities, and activities that you may never have to leave the hotel grounds.

 

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Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama
Kyoto, 605-0052
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User Highlights
8.6
Excellent
Service
"Exceptional staff service" "Attentive staff"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
93% were happy with the shuttle service.
Location
"Near the temples" "Nearby coffee shops"
Easily accessible by car, said 87%.
Near to public transport, according to 97%.
Comfort
"Peaceful getaway" "Private garden"
Only 66% said rooms were big enough.
85% thought it was pleasantly quiet.
Value for money
"City center for free" "Included traffic noise"
The price was too high for 65%.
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 55%.
Room
"Excellent accommodations" "Wonderful city view"
Only 66% said rooms were big enough.
For only 56%, the bathroom was ok.
Breakfast
"Delicious breakfast" "Included breakfast buffet"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 55%.
Vibe
"Elegant amenities" "Quite old decorations"
90% criticized the unstylish hotel.
100% thought the hotel was luxurious.
WiFi
"Free wifi" "Wifi didn't work"
67% said the wifi quality was bad.
88% thought it was a great value.
Wellness Area
"Gym is small" "Have to pay to use gym"
73% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Good shuttle service
Hotel could use some updating
Great view
Good accessibility by car
Expert Reviews
Travel + Leisure
A 16-acre compound installed on the tree-covered Higashiyama Hills just outside of Kyoto, this historic 1890 hotel has hosted kings, queens, presidents, and celebrities.
Recharge with a facial or body treatment at Sothys Skin Care Salon on the third floor, or savor Jing tea and truffles at the Mayfair Tea Room.
Lonely Planet
This grande dame of Kyoto hotels occupies a commanding position overlooking the Higashiyama sightseeing district (meaning it’s one of the best locations for sightseeing in Kyoto). Rooms...
oyster.com
This large, 499-room Westin has served as a hotel since 1900 and has an illustrious history, housing Allied officers during World War II, and now hosting state officials from all over the...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Activities
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
499
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: JPY 1000 per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: JPY 5400.00 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: JPY 2970.00 for adults and JPY 1485.00 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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