The moment we stepped inside Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, I knew we were in for something spectacular. It was June, the rainy season, and when it came time to check-in (15:00) to the hotel my shoes were drenched from being outside all day.
After a flawless check-in, a Cast Member noticed my soaked New Balance shoes. They asked, “Did you want us to bring a shoe warmer to your room?” I must have looked stunned at the question because they repeated themselves. I stammered, “Uh, sure, that would be fantastic.”
That simple interaction set the bar for the level of customer service to expect at Hotel MiraCosta. Service that I’ve never experienced at any other Disney Hotel. For those wondering, yes, I got my shoe warmer and dried off my waterlogged sneakers in record time. What luxury.
My review of the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta helps to decide if this hotel is right for you. I’ll also include tips on how to book the room you’d like because let’s face it, you want that Mediterranean Harbor view.
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Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta is the only hotel that’s inside a Disney Park (Tokyo DisneySea). The theme of the hotel matches that of Venice and Portofino and extends its theming into the Mediterranean Harbor (one of the Ports inside Tokyo DisneySea).
Hotel MiraCosta is stunning and is one of the best themed and most luxurious Disney Hotels in the world. That’s until the recently announced expansion for Tokyo DisneySea opens a second brand new hotel in 2022. With instant access into Tokyo DisneySea, it’s an easy choice on deciding where to stay. That is if money is no object.
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If you’re arriving on the train at Maihama Station, take the monorail from the Resort Gateway Station (left of Maihama Station). Once you get to the Tokyo DisneySea Station, don’t go down the stairs (where most people walk). Go all the way to the right and take the exit there. This takes you to the front of the hotel (fewer stairs is a good thing).
Another option is the Airport Limousine Bus directly from Narita or Haneda Airport (buy tickets here and here). You’re dropped off right in front of the hotel. For more on transportation to Tokyo Disney Resort, read our full 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.
Pro Tip: You can use the Tokyo Disney Resort Welcome Center to the left of Maihama Station to do pre-check-in. You’ll receive your monorail pass then and you’re able to buy your special Park Hopper tickets there too.
How to Book
The only way to book Hotel MiraCosta is through the official Tokyo Disney Resort website. Unlike the other Disney Hotels (Celebration, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney Ambassador) that are available on booking websites such as Booking.com and Agoda, Hotel MiraCosta isn’t. Read our full guide on how to book a hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort for more tips.
You’re able to make reservations 5 months in advance starting at 11:00 AM (Japan time). Rooms fill up almost immediately once the window is open. This means you’ll have to make sure you’re ready to book the moment it opens.
Example: Bookings for June 3rd open on January 3rd
Not all is lost if you aren’t able to get the room you wanted. Cancellations happen, so it’s best to continue checking for openings. Cancellations are allowed up to 14 days before check-in.
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta is impressive both inside and out. If you arrive at the hotel by bus, you’ll see a stunning fountain that makes you wonder, “Is this really a Disney Hotel?” Once inside, you’re graced by a ship centerpiece in the middle of the wide-open lobby.
At first glance, you may think it seems a bit lacking in terms of Disney theming. That’s when you get a little closer and you’ll notice all the Disney characters strategically placed on this gorgeous piece of artwork.
Look up into the high ceiling and you’ll see painstakingly detailed paintings. These all represent the Ports of Call (aka lands) inside Tokyo DisneySea. If that’s not detail, I don’t know what is.
Take a good 30-60 minutes to walk around all the areas of the hotel and you’ll see why this one of the best-themed Disney Hotels in the world. Also, don’t forget to use the toilets in the lobby, trust me. Your behind will thank me.
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta is the most expensive Disney Hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort with rooms starting at about ¥44,200 (US$420) for a superior room. Room prices do fluctuate depending on demand and time of the year.
I’ve stayed in the Superior Room with Piazza View and while it’s the least expensive room, it’s still luxurious. It has a partial view of the Mediterranean Harbor. If you want a full view of the Harbor, you’ll want the Porto Paradiso Side.
The Capitano Mickey-themed rooms don’t face inside the Park. Our room tour above also gives an explanation of how the Japanese toilets work! Yes, it washes your behind. Now that’s living your best life.
Keep in mind that Japan uses the two-prong 100-volt outlets. I recommend this USB wall-charger to charge multiple devices.
There are moments where you’ll feel you aren’t in a Disney Hotel, but then you’ll stumble upon Mickey or other characters within the decor. Everything from the bedspreads to the tapestries to even the glass on the bathroom doors.
The amenities kit makes you want to take 10 of them home with you! The beds themselves are on the firm side (common in Japan), which is my preference.
Pro Tip: They’ll give you another amenities kit for each night you’re staying. Put them in your luggage so they are refilled!
Terme Venezia Pool & Spa
I made use of the indoor Terme Venezia Pool & Spa (extra cost). The pool itself is great and is a fantastic spot to relax after a long day in the park. The spa is revigorating and is an excellent way to introduce yourself to public baths in Japan.
While in the pool you’re asked to wear swimwear, however in the spa are there are baths where you’re able to bathe nude.
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Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta Restaurants & Lounge
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta has three options for dining at the hotel. Keep in mind these are not cheap.
Oceano is one of the best buffet restaurants at Tokyo Disney Resort, starting at about US$30 per person. I recommend it for either breakfast or a late dinner. There’s usually Duffy-themed desserts at different times of the year. Keep in mind this doesn’t have character dining.
Silk Road Garden is a Chinese cuisine restaurant for those who want a proper sit-down meal in a quiet setting.
For the two restaurants above, you’ll need advance reservations. You can do this online with your reservation or in person. Read our dining guide on how to do this.
The BellaVista Lounge has the best view out of any of the lounges at the Resort. Enjoy a seasonal cocktail while overlooking the Mediterranean Harbor. This is an excellent spot to pop the question to that special someone if you don’t want to bring too much attention to yourself but still have a gorgeous view (ask for a table by the window).
If you’d like to save some money, I recommend either eating inside Tokyo DisneySea or head over to Ikspiari and choose from one of the restaurants there. My favourite is Guzman Y Gomez (an Australian tex-mex chain).
What I Liked & Disliked about Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
There’s quite a bit that I adore about this hotel, but I do have a few gripes.
What I liked
- Free and reliable Wi-Fi
- The most gorgeous Disney Hotel I’ve stayed in
- Instant access to Tokyo DisneySea
- Park-facing rooms have the opportunity to watch early morning rehearsals from your window
- The ability to ship items internationally from the shipping counter
- The gift shop has exclusive Hotel MiraCosta-branded merchandise
- Ability to buy your tickets with your reservation online or in person at the hotel (credit cards accepted)
What I disliked
- For the premium you’re already paying, the spa and pool should be included with your stay
- The food in the gift shop pales in comparison to the other Disney Hotels (chocolate bars, soup, candy, etc)
- If you don’t book the day your dates are available, it’s tough getting the room you want
Is it worth the money?
Without a doubt, this is the best and most stunning Disney Hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort. Just like Tokyo DisneySea, the level of detail inside Hotel MiraCosta is unmatched. The rooms are gorgeous and the restaurants delectable. This level of quality goes come at a price, however. If it’s within your budget, then it’s money well spent without any doubt.
If you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I recommend staying here for one night (then switching to another hotel or vice versa). It’s a splurge you won’t regret. Don’t worry, you’re able to transfer your luggage between Disney Hotels, even from the Hilton Tokyo Bay.
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