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18 Best Hotels in Osaka, Japan

After Tokyo, the Japanese city of Osaka is the next largest metropolitan area in the country, with endless things to see and do. This is an ideal destination for foodies, art lovers, and anyone who enjoys a fun culture and nightlife scene. Although it is connected to so many other exciting areas by train, it’s easy to spend your entire vacation right here in the city and never feel the urge to leave. Here are some of the best places to stay in Osaka as you plan your next vacation to Japan.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka Kitahama Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Osaka
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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka Kitahama

One thing that’s great about the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka Kitahama is its location in the center of Osaka, which makes it a perfect home base for sightseeing. You can get here from Exit 6 of the Kitahama Station of the Sakaisai Line. This exit is also easily accessible to the train that connects Osaka and Kyoto. The hotel offers coin-operated laundry machines, vending machines, microwaves, and an onsite restaurant for guests. Breakfast is served at the hotel between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. for an adult service charge of 1,200 JPY. Rental computers and public computers are also available here. Attractions to check out nearby include Nakanoshima Park, the Osaka Aquarium, the Kyocera Dome, and Koshien Stadium.

Key Amenities:

  • Accessible via public transit

  • On-site restaurant serving all meals

  • Coin-operated laundry machines

Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka Fraser Residence, Osaka
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Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka

The Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka is located near the Namba business district and offers great access to the cultural and historic center of Kansai. The Franser offers 24/7 reception and security, dining and kitchen areas, and is popular with both families and business travelers. Guests here will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, a washer and dryer, café, a fully-equipped gym, and a steam room and sauna facilities. Breakfast is served daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There are fully furnished studios and apartments here to give you a little more space and flexibility when you travel in Osaka.

Key Amenities:

  • Fully furnished studios and apartments

  • Gym, steam room and sauna facilities

  • 24-hour reception and security

Kaneyoshi Ryokan Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Osaka
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Kaneyoshi Ryokan

Ryokans are wonderful accommodations in Japan because these are traditional Japanese inns that really immerse you in the local culture. Situated on the riverside of Dotombori, the Kaneyoshi Ryokan is an urban-style ryokan that’s great for sightseeing and exploring the city. You’ll be within walking distance of Dotombori, Soemon-cho, Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Amerika-mura when you stay here, and also just 30 minutes by train from Universal Studios. There are English language signs throughout the facility, Wi-Fi is available in all rooms, and all rooms have a bath and toilet. In-room amenities include yukatas to wear, towels, toiletries, a television, an alarm clock, a tea set, and a hairdryer. For a large, traditional-style Japanese bath, head to the sixth floor. Overall, there are 15 guest rooms here, and breakfast is served in the banquet hall.

Key Amenities:

  • Large, traditional-style Japanese bath

  • Rooms with private bath, toilet and yukatas to wear

  • Handmade Japanese breakfast

Hotel the Grandee Hotel The Grandee, Osaka
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Hotel the Grandee

We also love Hotel the Grandee in Osaka because it’s a chic oasis that blends in the beautiful elements of nature. There are rooms here with unique designs and different themes to make you feel comfortable and at home after days of sightseeing. The hotel offers breakfast with lots of seasonal vegetables and locally produced ingredients. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for an extra fee. Other hotel perks include free Wi-Fi throughout the building, a sound bar with comfortable music, about 700 videos on-demand for viewing, and TVs for your entertainment, some as large as 65 inches.

Key Amenities:

  • Themed rooms with unique designs

  • Sound bar with comfortable music

  • Lounge with rooftop terrace with all-you-can-drink specials

Intercontinental Hotel Osaka Intercontinental Hotel Osaka
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Intercontinental Hotel Osaka

This is another top hotel in Japan with a great central Osaka location and one that is sophisticated and luxurious too. Guests at the Intercontinental Hotel Osaka enjoy easy access to all the main transportation lines, as well as spa treatments and Japanese-style baths. The lobby is sleek and lovely with fine artwork and contemporary décor, and there are elegant guest rooms to suit your needs. The hotel offers breakfast each morning, including the chef’s signature egg-salmon specialty, pastries, soups, fruits, and freshly carved meats. Other onsite dining options include the Pierre for French cuisine, Noka Roast & Grill for food with awesome views, Adee for tempting gin cocktails, 3-60 for afternoon tea, and Stressed for homemade bread and sweets. The fully equipped spa here is open 24/7 and has an adjoining lap pool. There’s a Japanese bathhouse on the fourth floor and massage treatments are offered at the spa.

Key Amenities:

  • 24/7 spa and fitness center

  • Indoor pool and Japanese bathhouse

  • Multiple on-site restaurants serving French cuisine and afternoon tea

Hotel Granvia Osaka Hotel Granvia Osaka
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Hotel Granvia Osaka

You’ll find the Hotel Granvia Osaka located above the JR Osaka Station in Umeda, making it a very convenient place to stay for both business and leisure. This hotel has casual and fine dining restaurants that serve Japanese, Italian, and French cuisines, as well as a chic hotel bar, café, and two lounges. Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel, which is easy to get to from the train or limo bus from the airport. Choose to stay in a standard or Granvia floor guestroom and take advantage of the up to 18 separate meeting and event venues if you’re traveling for business.

Key Amenities:

  • Located above JR Osaka Station

  • Chic hotel bar, cafe and two lounges

  • Top-floor executive rooms

J-Hoppers Osaka Universal J-Hoppers Osaka
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J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

Another hostel option is J-Hoppers Osaka Universal, which is near Universal Studios Japan. Families and groups enjoy staying here because it’s just a five-minute walk from the Ajikawaguchi station, which is next to the Universal City station. The staff speaks both English and Japanese, and large dormitory rooms can be used as private rooms. There are also other J-Hoppers hostels in the area that you can stay at if you want to be in a different region for sightseeing.

Key Amenities:

  • Located near Universal Studios Japan

  • Large private rooms and dormitories

  • Shared bathrooms and kitchen

Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka Rest and be inspired during your trip
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Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka

The name of this hotel, Respire, takes inspiration from “rest” and “inspire,” which is exactly what an experience at Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka entails. This hotel is in the hearts of Umeda, Osaka and is designed to help travelers ease their stresses and truly relax. It celebrates the unique character of Osaka and has various room types, including the standard twin room, standard triple room, and rooms that can accommodate four guests. There is an Italian restaurant at the hotel that offers wood-fired specialties and fine wines. The hotel also has meeting rooms for business travelers. From the hotel, it is about a three-minute walk to the nearest public transportation station.

Key Amenities:

  • Relaxing environment for travelers

  • Multiple room types to choose from

  • Italian restaurant and meeting rooms

Hotel Hillarys Shinsaibashi An accommodating place to stay for your Osaka travels
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Hotel Hillarys Shinsaibashi

This Osaka hotel encourages visitors to use all five senses and truly appreciate Japanese architecture and art. Hotel Hillarys Shinsaibashi is a relaxing place to stay away from the busy life of the city and close to the international airport. The hotel is in the center of Osaka and is also close to sightseeing attractions, shopping, and business venues. Book this hotel to be in an environmentally friendly setting and to have access to a spacious public bath that overlooks the city. Best of all, you’ll find different room types to choose from to accommodate your group.

Key Amenities:

  • Eco-friendly and sustainable hotel

  • Close to the airport

  • Spacious public bath access

Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier A stunning and sustainable Osaka hotel
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier

The Mitui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier is a local hotel that offers a restaurant, breakfast, a large public bath, and easy access to sightseeing spots. The breakfasts served here are delicious and feature authentic Osaka flavors with a buffet-style meal featuring seasonal ingredients and healthy options. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the 16th floor of the hotel, you’ll find the spa floor, which has an open-air bath and a miniature garden. This is an ideal place to refresh your mind and body after a busy day of being out and about in Osaka. The hotel also offers massage, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, and rental items for your room.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa floor with open-air public bath

  • Onsite restaurant serving authentic meals

  • Massages and rental items are available

The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka The true luxury of an 18th century Georgian manor
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The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka

There is a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Osaka that is located in the prestigious Umeda business and shopping district that is across from Osaka station. This hotel is a convenient place to stay near the airports. There are chic guest rooms, including luxe suites, two Japanese suites, and two Ritz-Carlton suites at this hotel. The hotel is decorated with art and antiques to celebrate timeless traditions and incorporates 18th-century British style with its city-inspired design. Global cuisine is served at the hotel ranging from French contemporary to sushi, tempura, Cantonese favorites, casual Italian fare, and a bar with over 100 options for whiskeys and martinis.

Key Amenities:

  • Sophisticated and elegant furnishings

  • Many types of global cuisine served

  • Five-star experience with an onsite spa

Quintessa Hotel Osaka Bay An urban resort where you can lift your spirits
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Quintessa Hotel Osaka Bay

Quintessa is an Osaka hotel and urban resort with spacious guest rooms and contemporary chic décor. There are eight different room types at the hotel that are at least 40 square meters in size. Guests will find over 80 dishes to choose from at the hotel restaurant that serves breakfast and a lunch buffet with ingredients selected for their health and beauty benefits. This is an ideal hotel to stay at if you plan to visit Universal Studios Japan, as the hotel provides free, daily shuttle buses to the park, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, JR Osaka Station, and Cosmosquare Station.

Key Amenities:

  • Eight types of spacious room variations

  • Healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch fare

  • Free shuttle buses to surrounding attractions

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

The RIHGA Royal Hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels in Osaka and is full of history and traditions that span more than 80 years. Many people stay here while exploring Universal Studios Japan, Namba, and Umeda. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms and free Wi-Fi in the rooms. For onsite dining, there is a luxurious French restaurant, a hot plate restaurant with Kobe beef, all-day dining options, and Japanese restaurants that celebrate the flavors of Osaka. Other features of this hotel are the indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, salon, and boutique shops.

Key Amenities:

  • Location near top local attractions

  • Pool, sauna, salon, and fitness center

  • Multiple cuisines for onsite dining

Karaksa Hotel Grande Shin-Osaka Tower A great location and very family-friendly
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Karaksa Hotel Grande Shin-Osaka Tower

Families enjoy staying at the Karaksa Hotel Grande Shin-Osaka Tower, which has connecting rooms and a public bath and sauna onsite. It is a convenient home base for your travels in the area and is just a five-minute walk from the Shin-Osaka Station. There is a restaurant on the third floor that offers approximately 40 different dishes on a buffet. The public bath is on the fourth floor and is a healing place to relax from your travels. Also, the hotel has 11 room types, and children under the age of seven stay for free when accompanied by an adult.

Key Amenities:

  • Child pajamas and other kid-friendly perks

  • Buffet breakfast for an extra fee

  • Public bath to soothe and relax yourself

Hotel Resol Trinity Osaka Hotel Resol Trinity Osaka
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Hotel Resol Trinity Osaka

Travelers to Osaka should also consider staying at the Hotel Resol Trinity Osaka, which offers traditional Japanese guest rooms with luxury and cultural authenticity. The hotel provides all the basic amenities and furnishings, plus loan items like umbrellas, sewing kits, nail clippers, and hangers. Trouser press service and coin laundry machines are available for guests. The hotel is a four-minute walk from the train station and a one-minute walk from a convenience store. Breakfast is available for sale at the hotel; however, there are no parking spaces available for guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Traditional Japanese rooms

  • Convenient location near the train and stores

  • Loan items are available if you forget something

Royal Park Hotel Iconic Osaka-Midosuji Luxurious rooms to treat yourself to something special
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Royal Park Hotel Iconic Osaka-Midosuji

Royal Park Hotel Iconic Osaka-Midosuji offers an elevated experience on the 24th and 25th floors, which are executive floors with a dedicated lounge. The standard floors, meanwhile, offer calm design aesthetics and comfortable furnishings for a more affordable rate. There are package deals that you can book at this hotel to make the most of your trip. For dining, there is French-inspired cuisine served onsite, plus a bar with cocktails from around the world. A special feature at the hotel is an afternoon tea event served with delicious treats.

Key Amenities:

  • Standard and executive-level experience options

  • Afternoon tea served

  • Package deals available

Hotel Keihan Yodoyabashi Hotel Keihan Yodoyabashi
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Hotel Keihan Yodoyabashi

Located just a few minutes from local train stations, Hotel Keihan Yodoyabashi is a comfortable place to stay when you are traveling in Osaka and the surrounding areas. There are various cafes and restaurants around the hotel for dining. The hotel has comfortable rooms decorated with warm tones and plush bedding. The rooms come with refrigerators, free high-speed internet, and other standard amenities. There is a breakfast buffet served each morning on the first floor, and the facilities include coin-operated laundry machines and a vending machine.

Key Amenities:

  • Convenient location near public transportation

  • Breakfast buffet each morning

  • Luggage hold service available

Dormy Inn Premium Osaka Kitahama A spacious public bath space to go with your cozy room
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Dormy Inn Premium Osaka Kitahama

Dormy Inn Premium Osaka Kitahama is popular because of its natural hot springs and close proximity to public transportation routes. This is a hotel where you can enjoy locally inspired dishes and heal your body in the spacious public bath. There are a variety of guest rooms at the hotel, including twin, double, queen, and king rooms. The hot spring baths are on the 13th floor and do not allow guests with tattoos. Concealment stickers may be available, however, to work around this rule. Also, parking for bicycles and motorcycles may be available for guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Natural hot spring baths to soak

  • Locally inspired cuisine served

  • Easy access to train stations

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