Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay at Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel.  Access to the property would be easy from Kyoto Station.  It takes 5min by taxi.  Perhaps, if you prefer hotels to ryokans, I would highly recommend it.   The ambiance would be lively, modern, and sophisticated.  Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel would be great for solo travelers, business persons, couples, or family.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a spacious room as most of the rooms tend to be cramped.  Also, some rooms wouldn’t have nice views.  Then facilities tend to be the latest. The room is user-friendly, functional, and tranquil.  The free WiFi reception was sometimes slow in our room.  All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, bathrobes, yukatas, and a green tea set.  You can travel light.  Then room service is available for 24H.  Also, a DVD player, a CD player, and a Blu-Ray player were placed in our room.  Then humidifiers, cribs, and wheelchairs are available for borrowing if you request.  There are some convenience stores nearby.  Then Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel is a perfect universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then you can complimentary use the gym for 24H.  You need to bring your own sportswear, etc.  There is no communal bath, no swimming pool, or no club lounge, etc., in-house.  Also, you can watch Maiko’s traditional dance in the lobby every evening from 18:15.  That’s a great service.  Then there are some wonderful restaurants in the hotel.  I would highly recommend Trattoria Sette and THE GRILL.  Actually we stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, but I never got bored with food.  I noticed that there were many local people visiting for lunch and dinner.  You may want to book a table in advance.  The buffet-style breakfast was good but I believe a bit more selection of food should be available to this standard of hotel and price.  Then, as far as I know, there are few nice restaurants within walking distance.  The property is located in a residential area.  If you go out for meals, you would need to visit around the Kyoto station or the Gion area.  Then most of the restaurants in Kyoto city are open from 11:00 AM except fast food shops so you may want to book a room with breakfast at least.  Then the staff tends to be patchy.  It seems that they look so busy, especially during the busy season.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality, this wouldn’t be.  Then the location would be almost perfect if you explore around Higashiyama area.  It wouldn’t be great access to public transportation, though.  Then if you take a train, get off at Shichijo Station and then 10min walk to the property.  Alternatively, you can complimentary take an MK taxi from Hachijoguchi Exit of Kyoto station to the property only once during your stay.  If you need more information, email at concierge.kyoto@hyatt.com   Overall, the price range would be reasonable if you want to stay at typical city hotels in Kyoto.  At last, the best season to stay at Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel would be in spring or fall.  You can view beautiful landscapes while taking a walk around here.  The weather is just nice, not so cold, and not so hot.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend visiting in the summer season as it’s extremely hot and humid.  It would be hard to walk outside under the blazing sun, especially for small children and elderly people.  Nevertheless, if you have a chance to visit Kyoto in summer, I would rather recommend staying at Hoshino Resorts L’Hotel de Hiei as the temperature around the resort is much lower than Kyoto city.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.   Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

Style Modern Japanese Hotel
Guest Rating Fabulous 8.7
Estimated Price 42,768 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the hotel kyoto.regency@hyatt.com
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is available at 1,500JPY per day
Location Hyatt Regency Kyoto’s MAP
Access 5min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 644-2 Sanjūsangendōmawari, Higashiyama-Ku,
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0941
Tel +81 75-541-1234
Official Homepage Hyatt Regency Kyoto’s HP