Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel Review
“I’m not hungry enough to want the buffet for breakfast,” said a hungry Chris to himself (that’s me), “nor do I want to waste precious time that is better spent waiting to get into Tokyo Disneyland.” That’s when I realized that the Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel had a Japanese convenience store, conveniently, on the first floor. Serving not only quick and cheap fresh food, but also carrying portable battery chargers (I forgot mine at home). What convenience!
The Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel is one of the most recommended and most popular Official Hotels (Non-Disney) at Tokyo Disney Resort. In my review, you’ll see why I recommend this hotel for those Explorers who want to save money but still be on property while experiencing Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea.
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Table of Contents
- Getting There
- How to Book
- Hotel & Rooms
- What I Liked & Disliked
- Hilton Tokyo Bay Flash Sales
As a guest at the Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel (or any of the other Official Hotels), you’re guaranteed entry into both Parks, regardless if the Parks are at capacity or not. That means you’re able to buy your Park tickets at the hotel (cash only as of this writing).
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The easiest way to get to the Hilton Tokyo Bay from Narita or Haneda Airport is the Airport Limousine Bus. This drops you off right at the hotel. Otherwise, you’ll have to get to Maihama Station and take the free bus to the hotel.
I go into great detail about how to get to the hotel from the airport in our extensive guide. If you’re planning to head to Osaka, Kyoto, and Universal Studios Japan afterward, you’ll want to look into the JR Rail Pass to save yourself serious money. Our video shows you how to travel from Tokyo Disney Resort to Universal Studios Japan.
How to Book
Rooms at the Hilton Tokyo Bay start at about US$190 per night. With that said, they have 50% off sales multiple times a year. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list as we keep an eye out for these deals. This helps make it affordable and will save you even more money.
The best way is to book directly through the Hilton Tokyo Bay website and sign up for the Hilton Honors program. You can also compare prices at Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, & Agoda.
Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel
Once you get off the airport limousine or a short jaunt from the monorail station, you’re welcomed by smiling staff who are eager to help you check-in. On the first floor, you’ll see all the restaurants, a gift shop selling select Tokyo Disney Resort merchandise, and convenience store. It’s a simple hotel to navigate.
Let’s take a look at the most important part, the rooms.
I’ve stayed in the Twin Celebrio Park & King Hilton Park rooms (both with Park views) multiple times and have zero complaints. It’s a modern room with ample space (compared to hotels you’ll find throughout Japan). The beds themselves are on the firm side (common in Japan), which is my preference.
The room sizes accommodate well if you have a lot of luggage. accommodate there’s no worry about being cramped. After a shopping spree at the Parks, you’ll need all the space you can get.
Bathroom & Japanese Toilet
As for the bathroom (at least for the rooms I’ve stayed in), unlike other hotels in Japan the toilet is in the same room as the shower (usually it’s separate). However, you still get the marvelous Japanese toilet that cleans your behind. It’ll change your life, trust me.
The rest of the bathroom has enough room so you’re not bumping into everything. The amenities are nothing exciting but if you need extra toothpaste or toothbrushes you’re covered.
If you’re a family and want to add a little magic to your vacation, the “Happy Magic Room” is a fairy tale-themed room. It’s perfect for those with little Explorers, or if you’re a kid Explorer at heart.
Keep in mind that Japan uses the two-prong 100-volt outlets. I recommend this USB wall-charger to charge multiple devices.
Ocean or Park View
Should you choose an ocean or Park view? If you go with ocean view, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Tokyo skyline and Mt. Fuji. As for Park view, as of 2019 until about 2022, the view is obstructed with construction. Unless you enjoy seeing cranes, then I’d go with ocean view until the construction is done.
Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel Restaurants
There’s quite a bit of selection for places to eat right in the hotel. Oddly, the best place (in my opinion) is the convenience store. It’s open 24 hours and has fresh food, bread, cheese, salads, coffee, and tons more. I always grab breakfast here to beat the crowds. There’s also a selection of alcoholic beverages (try the Strong Zero) to wind down after a long day.
If you want something with a bit more substance, then the “Fresh Connection” has fresh pasta, salads, and pastries. There’s also breakfast buffets, restaurants, and lounges. The official website has a full list (including menus).
For those staying in the Celebrio Select rooms, you’ll have access to the lounge where they have a small breakfast buffet and food and drink throughout the day. I love the lounge and have done it once. It’s a great way to get out of the crowds and unwind. I may or may not have stuffed my face with cheese.
What I Liked & Disliked about Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel
What I liked
- The 50% off sales a few times a year makes this affordable
- Free and reliable Wi-Fi
- Easy access from the airport and to the monorail loop
- English-speaking staff is almost always available
- The ability to ship items internationally at the shipping counter
- Simple and clean rooms
- The convenience store is excellent for a cheap breakfast, fresh food, and toiletries you may have forgotten
- Disney Fantasy store that sells select Tokyo Disney Resort merchandise
- You can buy your Park tickets right at the hotel (cash only)
What I disliked
- If taking the bus from the airport, it’s one of the last stops (this is horrible if you get motion sick)
- You have to take the monorail to Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea (walking takes too long)
- You have to pay for the monorail yourself (not included in your stay)
- Not always the cheapest option (sometimes the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel is cheaper)
- The amenities kit is basic
The Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel is my most recommended non-Disney hotel. For the price point, you receive not only that world-famous Japanese hospitality, but an excellent and clean hotel to stay in right in the heart of Tokyo Disney Resort. For those who want to save money on hotels in Japan, this is your best bet.
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Hilton Tokyo Bay Flash Sales
How often does the Hilton Tokyo Bay have sales? The answer is about 3-4 times a year and it’s usually for about 72-hours. Sign up for our mailing list and you’ll be notified when we see a sale.
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We have AP’s to DLR and enjoy a mid day cocktail break whenever we’re at the parks. So when we visited TDR last year, we tried the Sheraton and Hilton bars for an afternoon cocktail break. We loved the Hilton bar much more than the Sheraton. Good vibe, great drinks and wonderful service. In fact we went twice during our 6 day visit. We probably would stay here next time as well!
I stayed here based on your recommendation and loved it. The rooms are HUGE and clean, and it’s great having access to a store with merchandise from the parks. I’ll be staying here again in November!
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