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Review: Courtyard Osaka Honmachi | Prince of Travel

Review: Courtyard Osaka Honmachi | Prince of Travel

During a trip to Japan, I spent two nights in Osaka to get to know a new part of the country. I was looking for a hotel that had a nice balance between cost and facilities, and came across the Courtyard Osaka Honmachi as one of the options.

I’m quite familiar with the hit-and-miss Courtyards of North America and Europe, but this became my first time with the brand in Asia. Many members of the Prince of Travel team and the Miles & Points community have spoken highly of Courtyards in Asia, and I was keen to check one out for myself.

Courtyard Osaka Honmachi – Booking

I was fortunate to score an industry rate at this hotel, which was one of several options available in the area.

Regular cash rates at the property start at around ¥15,000 ($150 CAD) and rise up to ¥40,000 ($400 CAD) during peak periods. If you’re booking at least a few months in advance, expect to pay ¥15,000 ($150 CAD), which is indeed an attractive price.

If you plan on redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points, expect to part with 35,000–45,000 points per night, with most dates falling somewhere close to 40,000 points.

There isn’t a very compelling reason to redeem points here, especially if you can book rates for around 15,000 ($150 CAD) per night. You’re likely to get much less than our target valuation of 0.9 cents per point, and you’re likely better off saving your points for a more valuable redemption.

If you have a spare Free Night Award kicking around, you can still get decent value out of it, especially if the cash rates run a bit higher than the norm.

Of course, be sure to try out any corporate codes that you are entitled to, as it may bring down the nightly cost even further.

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Courtyard Osaka Honmachi – Location

The Courtyard Osaka Honmachi is conveniently located in Central Osaka, close to many of the city’s attractions, transit hubs, and business areas.

The hotel is noticeably adjacent to a main thoroughfare, Chuo-dori Avenue. Despite the…

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