What kind of city hotel is CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE?

We recently stayed here for 3 nights.  Absolutely this is one of the best in Hokkaido.  If you are looking for brand new modern hotels in Hakodate, I would recommend it.  The hotel just opened in May 2019.  Perhaps, if you are looking for hotel rooms with private hot springs in Hakodate, you should stay here.  There are some rooms with private hot springs.  The ambiance is tranquil, family-oriented, and lively.  The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, solo travelers, or business persons.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, very easy.  Also, the location is perfect, just a 5min-walk from Hakodate Station.  If you take a taxi from Hakodate Airport, it takes 25min.  It costs around JPY3,000.  It takes 20min by train from Hakodate Airport to Hakodate Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend booking a room with a private hot spring on 13F called the royal floor.  You can enjoy a peaceful Hakodate city view from spacious windows while chilling out in the room.  We turned off the lights and fully enjoyed a night view after dinner.  The room is spacious, functional, and user-friendly.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, samue outfits, welcome fruit, a coffee machine with capsules, and a Japanese tea set.  Also if you stay on the royal floor, a complimentary mini-bar is available except for alcoholic drinks.  On top of that, complimentary wine, beer, and coffee, etc., are available at the bar on 1F.  Room service is not available.  Then there are a variety of pillows you can choose.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Cribs, bed rails, chairs, and couffins are available for borrowing if you request in advance.  Availability may be limited.  The free WiFi reception was excellent.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs in yellow-brown color.  Don’t forget to try all of them.  The spring quality is wonderful.  You can soak in the bath while viewing a Hakodate city. *Please note that if you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  There are a vending machine, a souvenir shop, and a laundromat.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE is a universal design. There are some rooms for wheelchair users.  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.  Also, this is pet-friendly. You can bring your dogs.  There are two rooms where you can stay with your dogs.  *Only small dogs (up to 20 kilograms) that are potty trained and do not bark are allowed in specific rooms.
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How about meals?

Then buffet-style breakfast was just divine.  The buffet is one of the best in Japan.  There is a variety of food, such as western, fresh seafood, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine, etc.  Also, complimentary sparkling wine is available with blue cheese, prosciutto, and smoked salmon, etc.  Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach.  We stayed here for 3 nights, but we never got bored with the food.  The breakfast time is from 6:30 to 11:00.  The restaurant would be very crowded between 6:30 and 8:30.  You may need to make a long line during this time slot.  You may want to have breakfast around 9:00 AM.  If you stay on the royal floor, you have priority to get a table, though.  Then the restaurant in-house is open for breakfast only, but there are many restaurants for lunch and dinner around the property so you wouldn’t need to worry. 

My impressions

All staff tends to be not so sophisticated, but friendly.  Overall, the property has great value for money.  We definitely would come back again when we visit Hakodate.  Anyway, the hotel is very popular now.  If you want to relax here in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to stay on weekdays.  Also, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  At last, there would be long lines at the reception from 9:00-10:00 and 15:00-16:00.  When you check-in and out, you may want to avoid during the time slots.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  Check availability and pricing for CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE on Agoda or Booking.com


Style Modern City Hotel
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 30,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Tel +81-138-23-2121 from overseas
Tel 0138-23-2121 from domestic
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are allowed
The parking lot is available at JPY800 per day
Access 5min walk from Hakodate Station
Address and TEL   
Tel +81-138-23-2121
Japanese only

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.