HAKODATE Uminokaze

HAKODATE Uminokaze

What kind of city hotel is HAKODATE Uminokaze?

This is a modern city hotel with hot springs in Hakodate.  The property opened in 2016.  If you are looking for modern hotel rooms with private hot springs, this is one of the best choices.  The ambiance would be family-oriented, lively, and friendly.  The property would be great for family, couples, groups, or solo travelers.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy if you take a taxi from Hakodate Airport or Hakodate Station.  It takes 10 to 15min.  It costs around JPY1,200 from Hakodate Airport and JPY1,800 from Hakodate Station.  Alternatively, you can get on a streetcar at Hakodate Station and get off at Yunokawa Onsen Station, and then just a 5min-walk to the property.  It takes 40min from Hakodate Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private hot springs.  The room tends to be spacious, functional, and modern.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Most of the rooms have no nice view.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our indoor private one.  The spring quality is smooth, soft, and moist.  The temperature tends to be lukewarm.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, samue outfits, pajamas, a coffee mill with beans, bottled water, Japanese sweets, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  There are MIKIMOTO amenities in the bathroom.  Room service is not available.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff provides yukatas, samue outfits, bed rails, and meals for small children if you request in advance.  They can warm baby food up if you bring.  Complimentary coffee is available at the small lounge on 1F.  Then Blu-ray players, DVD players, voltage converters, and chargers for iPhone, etc., are available for borrowing.  Free Wifi reception was good in the property

How about In-house Facilities?

There are a variety of indoor communal hot springs.  You should try all of them.  Unluckily there is no outdoor communal one.  They are open from 4:00 to 26:00.  Also, you can use communal hot springs in the sister inn, Takubokutei.  The location is just next to Hakodate Uminokaze.  Also, there are outdoor and indoor private family hot springs in the sister inn.  They cost JPY 3,240 for 50min.  You need to book them in advance if you want to use.  They are open from 15:00-23:00.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, book a room with a private one, or use reserved private family ones in the sister inn.  Then the property is a universal design.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  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 there is a vending machine for drinks.  There is no convenience store within walking 5min.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.
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How about meals?

The food experience for dinner and breakfast was simply wonderful.  We fully enjoyed a lot of fresh local seafood at the buffet-style restaurant.  You won’t be able to resist even you are full.  Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach.  The property has the western, seafood buffet, and Sushi kaiseki Restaurants in-house.  The sushi kaiseki and western restaurants would be more suitable for couples or solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of junior high school students applies.  The buffet restaurant would be great for families with children.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are many local restaurants around the property. 

My impressions

The staff tends to be sophisticated.  They are very attentive, helpful, and warm.  You can experience signature Japanese hospitality during your stay.  Overall, HAKODATE Uminokaze has great value for money.  It’s well worth a visit.   At last, the property would be very popular all year round.  If you want to chill out here in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about HAKODATE Uminokaze from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about HAKODATE Uminokaze

Style City Hotel
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at +81 570-026-573 from overseas
Call at 0570-026-573 from domestic
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available 
Location Hakodate Uminokaze’s MAP
Access Just 5min walk from Yunokawa Onsen Station
10min by TAXI from Hakodate Airport
Address and TEL 1 Chome-18-15 Yunokawachō  Hakodate-shi
Hokkaidō 042-0932
  Tel +81 570-026-573
Official Homepage Hakodate Uminokaze’s HP  *Japanese Only

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