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The Strings Tokyo

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by front dest assistance I have the greatest help that anyone can recieve, especially. I lost my wallet and everyone at the fron desk when an extra mile to located it and let me know where I can go and get it back. My most sencere appreciation to all 06 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Business Stay Great hotel for a business trip. Reasonably priced for Tokyo, although the rooms are a bit small. The hotel is located on the 26th floor of an office building, which makes for slightly longer elevator wait times, but other than that, I had an excellent experience. 04 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 verry good location a lovely hotel of a very high standard, situated a short walk under cover from the Shinagawa station a bit difficult to find reception [ travel on the Narita express from the airport , go out the eastern exit at shinagawa station turn right along the elevated walkway , signs here a bit confusing, don't keep going as the sign would appear to indicate but enter the East One Tower follow the hotel signs, get the elevator to the 26th floor for reception.or if arriving on the limousine bus look ahead to the right go up the steps into the foyer of east one tower look for hotel signs on the left of the wall in front of you, take elevator to 26th floor.]. The staff have a good level of English and are very thoughtful and helpful. Coffee in the restaurant is very expensive.Otherwise it is 10/10. 02 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent stay overall Impressive in every way. It is a beautiful property and we enjoyed every second. This is one of the best hotel we have stayed at to date. 31 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 房间噪音 很喜欢这家酒店,以后也会继续选择. 唯一一个意见,就是洗手间的拉门设计关上时声音很大,有些客人半夜或凌晨入住使用洗手间声音很大,妨碍隔壁客人休息. 希望可以改进 . 23 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vacation in Tokyo We stayed 5 nights at the hotel in Shinagawa. The hotel was chosen because of the location close to the station and it was perfect for us as we wanted to see a lot of Tokyo. Very easy to get to the station even with big suitcases. Fantastic view from our room which we enjoyed day and night. The staff were very friendly and helpfull. We missed an outdoor swimming pool though and the breakfast is not value for money. 17 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 完美地點 從羽田機場過來,搭新幹線到京都,或者到東京逛逛都很方便。房間雖然被升級了,還是很小,倒是浴室比預期大很多。不過這樣的大小,在東京已經是不錯的了。 07 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gym facility Great Treadmill and Elliptical. however, weight lifting set is way too old. 07 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by no Strings attached A calm place to stay,with good access to Shinagawa Station. Pleasent design 23 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent experience The hotel is gorgeous, with easy access to a train station, and the staff were fantastic! 23 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Efficient and friendly service, convenient location Check-in and check-out was a breeze. Everybody was friendly and polite. Anyway I believe in general you would not expect less in the service industry in Japan. The location is very convenient. You need to walk a few hundred meters from the trains gate, but it is all covered. So it should not be a problem in any weather. The airports Haneda and Narita are easily reachable via train. The Shinkansen also stops in Shinagawa. Since in Japan life revolves around the station, you can find most things in the vicinity, including restaurants. 12 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Extraordinario Excelente ubicación y desayuno, detalles en la habitación cuidados al máximo y muy especialmente la amabilidad del personal de conserjería y recepción. Aunque llegamos con antelación al check-in, pudimos subir a la habitación a descansar tras un largo viaje. Muchas gracias 07 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay Just great, nothing else. A little bit pricey, but worth it. 05 June 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hotel inside large building I don't like the idea of staying in Hotel which is a part from large building ... there is no Club lounge or upgraded rooms. 29 April 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Good location but poor service for Japan At check in very "efficient service", zero information provided... No about breakfast times neither direction to the elevators.. The least and poorest service ever experienced in Japan... 27 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel Everything is great and the services is surely excellent and beyond expectations. However, a little bad thing is that the bed matrix is not comfortable as expected (still good but not excellent) 12 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room, expensive breakfast The room is small but it was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. However, the breakfast is expensive. Although tea and coffee service is self-service, the price is almost same at the same level hotel restaurant "over 4000yen". I would like to recommend that to get breakfast at outside. 07 January 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room, breakfast not good value for money My third stay at The Strings in 3 years. Each visit has been primarily business with some leisure (no family members). A clean, well presented hotel, it has a premium feel to it. Room sizes are fine and facilities good overall, but could learn a lesson or two from smaller, upmarket boutique hotels when it comes to hot drink making facilities. The hotel has revised the breakfast set up each time I've visited, but it never quite hits the mark. On the latest trip this December, cold buffet is standard and all hot food is now cooked to order from the kitchen and fairly limited choice (in the past they had an omelette station, sadly missed). Price, even for the buffet, is pretty steep even by 5-star hotel standards and not reflective of the choice available. Fitness/leisure facilities are also fairly basic for a hotel this size; I love to swim when I'm travelling and really miss not having access to a pool when I stay here. Overall, it's conveniently located, well presented and a pleasant place to rest your head, but more suited for business travellers than those at their leisure, especially families. And, eat out, not in! 20 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service I stay 2 nights, the room is clean, the staff srevice is quick and accurate. the matrice is too soft which cause back pain and no indoor swimming pool JR station is in walking distance which is very convinent 26 November 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quality of the breakfast There was little number of breakfast, but anything had good quality and was satisfied. The access from Shinagawa Station is good, too and recommends it. 01 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by That's Japan ! Nothing can top the hospitality of the Japanese - an unforgettable experience. Outstanding design and room facilities. Everything more than well-kept. Hotel location gives convenient excess to Shinagawa station with Shikansen to various destination, Narita Airport express and JR Yamanote Line. Like to stay there again. Love it ! 04 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very clean and comfortable hotel Location was great. Less than 10min walk from the Shinagawa subway station. A lot of restaurants also within walking distance from hotel. 15 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Favourite Hotel in Tokyo No lounge but you could consume mini bar in your room. Excellent location with direct access to Narita Express. Convenient Stores, Coffee shops and Restaurants nearby. Highly recommended. 10 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stayed last April returning this July My stay at The Strings was memorable in the very best way. I cannot wait to return this July. The staff is exceptionally friendly, helpful and a delight to be around. The directions to the hotel are very easy when you copy them off The Strings website. While traveling I had an emergency at home the concierge was so helpful and able to reroute my flight and handle all of the little problems that entailed. The Continental breakfast included what was the best pastries I have ever tasted. One savory with asparagus the other sweet with pecans, both a perfect balance of flavors. Being a cook I so appreciate exceptional cooking with the best ingredients. The king room was spacious, completely comfortable with a lovely detached bathroom and a deep bath tub to sink down into. I have told my contractor my goal is for him to duplicate my room at The Strings here in Hawaii. I am positive this hotel will be the one I come back to year after year when I visit Tokyo. My stay was perfect. 17 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by What happened to the breakfast service? This is not doubt a great Intercontinental hotel, and I'd prefer this location better than one in Akasaka due to the fact I get more quiet time alone instead of city life there. Also, far better than other American brand hotels in Tokyo Ginza area, which treats customers poorly. My only big negative with Shinagawa String is the breakfast service. Used to be full breakfast, but now it's very poor designed continental style. Choice is poor and tastes lacking. Seems they are trying on something new, but it ain't working (and my colleagues who stayed with me agreed) Perhaps this is for Asian audience, but if they want American or any Western audience to be satisfied, I'd recommend bringing back the good ol' fashion full breakfast service there. For the price, I'd recommend taking the elevator and grab something from the street level. Again, the hotel itself is nice and staff is one of the best Ive seen in Japan. 03 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a Hotel Should Be I can't imagine a finer hotel experience. The staff are amazing; they strike the perfect balance between welcoming and professional. The neighborhood isn't the most interesting, from a historic perspective, but I had a free morning and the concierge was able to recommend some memorable sites to see. The rooms are top-notch. Extremely well-appointed and comfortable. Just next to Shinagawa Station, you can easily get anywhere in Tokyo (and beyond!) from right outside the hotel. Thank you for the wonderful stay! 26 March 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The best hotels in Tokyo. There is no club lounge. But,You can eat breakfast in the room. It gives me a very elegant time. By all means, I hope in the future to sustain its benefits. Than the time in the lounge, for me it is a very meaningful. 10 December 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I love love love this place! I'll definitely come back next time I visit Tokyo. The hotel has only six floors, with the front desk on the 26th floor of the building. This small hotel feeling is quite the thing for you if you hate mega-hotels' chaos. The staff were welcoming, and all speak good-enough English, which is hard to find in Japan (considering almost all staff in Disneyland don't speak English at all). We used points to book the classic room, and got upgraded two tiers to the corner room by paying extra 7000 Yen per day and being InterContinental Ambassador. The room is small, and with one checked baggage and two carry-ons, the room is almost full. But the bathroom is quite large, and the bathtub in front of a large window overlooking the Shinagawa area is a killer. The weird thing is that there were only a handful of English channels on TV. I hadn't stayed in any other hotels in Japan, so I couldn't say whether this was normal. But as a international 5-star chain, I think at least ESPN and Fox Channel should be included. Don't forget to press the "billingual" button on CNN and BBC channels, or you will be watching Japanese CNN. Didn't try the hotel restaurants or breakfast, since ramen restaurants around were so tempting. The walk to Shinagawa Station is neither short nor long, but acceptable. Although the hotel is right on the station, you have to walk around to get to the station gate, and the route was always crowded with hasty white-collars. Loved it. 15 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very quiet and comfortable relaxed and enjoyed my stay there. will choose this hotel again for sure. 02 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location and helpful English speaking staff Great hospitality from the service staff. The hotel is connected to the Shinigawa train station by a covered walkway. Convenient location to several dining locations. 22 October 2012
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The Strings Tokyo
  • 26-32/F Shinagawa East One Tower
  • Tokyo , 108-8282
  • Japan
  • Front Desk +81-3-57831111

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Languages spoken by staff

English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Pet Policy

Assistance Dogs Only. Guide dogs, service dogs and hearing dogs to help a physically challenged person.
  • Local Time

    8:59 AM
    • CHECK-IN

      2:00 PM

      12:00 PM Late Check out Available


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