Toyoko Inn is a chain of business hotels that offer reliably clean and comfortable accommodation and simple services at very cheap rates. Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Higashi is centrally located and convenient for public transport. This hotel is a great option for both business travelers and sightseers.
This hotel has 241 guest rooms including single rooms, double rooms, and twin rooms. Single rooms are actually fitted with double beds which are 140cms across. There are also “business twin” rooms where the bathroom is used as a room divider to give a measure of privacy. In business twin rooms each guest has their own TV and refrigerator. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available on different floors.
All rooms have air conditioning and heating, a writing desk, an adjustable reading lamp, a TV with video on demand, a refrigerator, a safety box for your valuables, a hair dryer, a trouser press, a water heater, a humidifier, hangers for your clothes, nightwear and slippers. An iron can be borrowed from reception. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, shower, and a toilet with a washlet style bidet. Fee amenities include body soap, shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a shaving razor, a comb, a free lady’s cosmetic set, and a full set of towels.
This hotel also has some “barrier-free” rooms on the 1st floor for wheelchair users.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all the guest rooms and the hotel lobby.
A free breakfast is served from 7.00 – 9.30 every day. Guests have a choice of bread and coffee, or a rice ball with miso soup, salad, and coffee.
Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24 hour front desk and offers luggage storage before you check in or after you check out. The reception staff are friendly, helpful and can speak English.
This hotel has a coin operated laundromat. Dry cleaning services are also available.
There are ice making machines and drinks vending machines in the hotel lobby with a range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
There are two computers and a printer in the hotel lobby that guests can use to access the internet at any time. Rental laptop computers are also available for 1,000 yen per night.
Other services include in-room massages, free newspapers, and copy and fax services.
Parking is available for 80 vehicles on a first-come first-served basis.
Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Higashi is a 5 minute walk from Minami-Morimachi Station on the Sakaisuji and Tanimachi subway lines. Minami-Morimachi Station is just one stop away from Higashi-Umeda Station which gives you easy access to Osaka Station and the Umeda area. It is also just one stop away from Temmabashi Station where you can transfer to the Keihan Main Line for a quick trip to Kyoto. Osaka-Temmangu Station on the JR Tozai line is also just a 6 minute walk from the hotel. Here is a map of the location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.