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Review: Westin Tokyo | Prince of Travel

Review: Westin Tokyo | Prince of Travel

Prior to heading up to Hokkaido for a ski trip, my friends flew in from Calgary and we spent a few days in Tokyo as they adjusted to the time difference. 

When I was considering all the options available for us, the Westin Tokyo struck a good balance between value, facilities, and access to the rest of the city. 

Westin Tokyo – Booking

I managed to score a favourable travel agent rate for our stay, which is always helpful in cities like Tokyo where hotel prices tend to be quite high.

Typically, cash rates for the Westin Tokyo range from ¥30,000 ($300 CAD) at the lower end to upwards of ¥100,000 ($1,000 CAD) per night at the higher end. Expect to pay around ¥50,000 ($500 CAD) per night on average, although lower rates are available farther in advance.

If you’re looking to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points, expect the cost to range from 50,000–74,000 points per night, with an average of around 65,000 points.

Depending on the cash rate, you’re likely better off saving your points for another property, since the cost in points is quite high. With our valuation of Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.9 cents per point (CAD), you’re likely to get mediocre value at best for a redemption.

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Westin Tokyo – Location

The Westin Tokyo is located in the Mita district of Meguro City, just on the western border of Minato City.

The hotel is located in a largely residential area, which is good if you like quiet spaces but not great if you like to be in the heart of the action.

In the immediate vicinity of the hotel is the Yebisu Garden Place, a shopping area with a few restaurants sprinkled around as well. 

The Institute for Nature Study, which features a large botanical garden, can be reached from the hotel in around 15 minutes by foot.

The area surrounding the nearest metro station, Ebisu, has plenty of restaurants and shops, and is much more lively than the area around the hotel. It’s about a 10-minute walk away.

Ebisu station is on…

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