7 Best Hotels in Umeda to Stay on Business Trips

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March 9, 2020

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Umeda in Osaka is an area that has become more appealing to tourists than ever. Largely because of the construction of the Umeda Sky Building in 1993 and the Osaka Station City’s rebrand in 2011.  Umeda’s shopping, recreation, and entertainment sectors are flourishing. The city is brimming with beautiful sights to see, restaurants to try out and stores to browse through. And of course, with so many people traveling, Umeda offers hundreds of hotels to choose from, all with their own best qualities. You will have no trouble looking for hotels in Umeda.

The business district is still booming, and as a business man or woman, there are plenty of hotel options. Keep in mind all your priorities: comfort, ease of travel, good food, free Wi-Fi, cleanliness, quality of service, atmosphere, and more. This is a list of 7 recommended hotels to stay in Umeda to best suit all of your needs while you’re on a business trip. And of course, while remaining within the budget!

Disclaimer: Please be aware that prices (including tax) and ratings are accurate at the date of publishing. However, they are subject to change based on the season and availability. Different booking sites may also use a different rating system, so rates may vary depending on what site you use.

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1: Hotel New Hankyu Umeda

Rating: 8.2/10

Just a two-minute walk away from Umeda Station. This beautiful 3-star hotel has 900 rooms to choose from. Rooms are all furnished in a simple but elegant decor, and an abundance of natural light. These are done to prioritize the guest’s comfort. Along with thirteen room types to choose from, Hotel New Hankyu could be the best option for your business trip. Besides, it's ideal whether you are traveling alone, with a partner, or with a team. These options include: single, double, executive twin, fourth, Japanese Western style, and Japanese style. 

Every room offers a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and room service. Breakfast is also complimentary, and there is a wealth of sixteen bars and restaurants to choose from. Prices for rooms range from approximately 7,000 yen to 15,000 yen.

Even with the busiest work schedule, the hotel is just a ten minute walking distance from the Umeda Sky Building. This is one of the districts most sought after tourist attractions.

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First Cabin Umeda

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2: First Cabin Hanshin Nishi Umeda Hotel

Rating: 8.9/10

The First Cabin hotel is perfect for a unique, short-term stay in Umeda! But especially if you are comfortable with smaller spaces! The First Cabin hotel’s rooms are quite literally little cabins, in which all your basic amenities are provided. While it may sound a little cramped, the design is actually quite practical and very comfortable. There is enough space to store your things and comfortably stretch out. You could definitely compare it to high-class camping in the middle of the city!

There are 92 male cabins, and 55 female, totaling 147 cabins. Every cabin fits one person, and is the perfect place to freshen up and get a quick rest. Also, you can choose to stay just a couple hours at 1,000 yen per hour. Per night, each cabin goes for 6,900 yen, checking in at 5 p.m. and checking out at 10 a.m. Each cabin is 2.1 meters cubed, with a breadth of 4.4 meters squared. Furthermore, there is a 32-inch LCD TV, 1.2 meter semi-double bed, side table, safety box, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi provided. 

Other facilities are shared, but still provide privacy. These include the lounge, smoking area, bar, shower booth, and public bath. Luckily, there are many practical items that you can receive and use for free during your stay! These are towels, slippers, soap/shampoo/conditioner, razor set, hairdryer and hair iron, facial cleanser, lotion, etc. You can even do your laundry and get your clothes ironed!

First Cabin is also less than a five minute walk away from Fukushima Station and Umeda Station.

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3: The Westin Osaka

Rating: 8.5/10

This hotel is the closest to the famous Umeda Sky Building on the entire list. Its sleek exterior matches the landmark’s architecture wonderfully. A four-star hotel with great ratings, the Westin Osaka offers spacious and chic rooms. Many of which have amazing views of the city’s skyline, which become even more stunning during and after the sunset! You will immediately be in awe as soon as you walk into the lobby of the hotel! Luxurious furniture and decor pieces in a charming transitional, shabby chic style.

The Westin puts extra care into the comfort of their guests. They employ extra soft ‘Heavenly Beds’ with a 250 thread count. Moreover, provide luxurious pillows to sink into, ensuring a good night’s rest. Their restaurant and bar serve hearty Western, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Many guests of the Westin praise their service and cleanliness. Above all, they praise the facilities. There is a relaxing spa, swimming pool and indoor pool, a gym, salon, and sauna. One of the Westin’s best features is the sprawling garden and forest area that surround the hotel. Here, you can take a peaceful stroll while listening to the natural soothing sounds of the creek and songbirds.

Prices range from approximately 31,000 to over 100,000 yen. The hotel also offers special corporate booking rates for certain companies; perfect for a business trip. 

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4: ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka

Rating: 8.2/10

The ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel is located right in the heart of Osaka, mere minutes away from major transit stations. Also, very close from many fantastic tourist attractions, such as the Shin-Osaka train station, Osaka Castle, and Universal Studios Japan

The high rise hotel offers stunning views of the Umeda district, an indoor pool, sauna and fitness & wellness centre. Their lobby lounge has a great relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of natural light and fresh air comes in as it's right by the local park. It is a perfect setting to enjoy a meal or hold a meeting, uninterrupted by the sounds of the big city.

There are several restaurants to choose from for any meal of the day including dessert! You can find Japanese and Chinese cuisine, including DOJIMA Teppanyaki Restaurant, the Japanese restaurant Tankuma Kitamise, the Chinese restaurant Karin, etc. For a change of scenery and a more solitary, peaceful vibe, check out the cafe. You can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and even dessert at the cafe in the park.

The hotel has free Wi-Fi and easy access to outlets in all areas. Moreover, 13 event rooms to host a range of meetings, conferences, expos and more, as well as separated quiet zones. Prices start at 19,285 yen.

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Nest Hotel Umeda

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5: Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda

Rating: 8.5/10

This 2-star hotel boasts a hip, chic, and modern style. You can tell from the exterior architecture and interior design. Interior palette of the hotel includes pastel neutrals, warm reds and blues, and plenty of pretty, artistic tiling. These give the hotel a unique and inviting personality. There are plenty of lounge areas to hold private and/or informal business meetings. Whether working with colleagues or individually, we can enjoying the fun but relaxed atmosphere here. 

Single rooms are 12 meters squared, double rooms are 16 meters squared, and triple rooms are 24 meters squared. In total, there are 134 rooms. All rooms feature chic decor, comfy double beds, complimenting neutral colors, a flat screen TV, side table, and extra seating. Breakfast of pastries and coffee is also included. Moreover, there is a tray of free rustic bread offered to take to your room and enjoy. Guests have praised the location, atmosphere, and service of the hotel.

Nest Hotel is also in excellent proximity to visit recreational, dining, and sightseeing locations. To list a few, it is close to the Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park. Also close to Dotonbori, a lively entertainment district with many theaters and restaurants and Shinsekai a lively, colorful shopping district to get all the best souvenirs. Nest Hotel is even close to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Prices start at approximately 5,128 yen, depending on which booking site you would prefer to use.

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Sonezaki Luxe Hotel

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6: Sonezaki Luxe Hotel

Rating: 8.5/10

Sonezaki Luxe Hotel is less than ten minutes from Shin-Osaka and Yodoyabashi Stations. It’s also nearby many of the most popular tourist attractions and fun places to visit in Umeda. This 3-star informal hotel is perfect for a short stay in Umeda, whether it’s the first or hundredth visit.

The exterior of the hotel is easy to spot. Visitors can spot a bold but simple red staircase at the side of the face of the hotel. It is next to the ‘Sonezaki Luxe Hotel’ sign atop the entrance. Guests have rated the hotel highly mainly for their welcoming service. The service begins from reception and continuing the entire duration of their stay. Many enjoy the great location of the hotel, cleanliness, functional and well-designed bathrooms, and property.

The hotel’s lounge area, breakfast space and rooms are simply but elegantly furnished. They offer practical amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and more. You can choose from a double, twin, or triple room. These prices start at 2,500 yen, 3,500 yen, and 7,500 yen respectively. Check in times begin at 2:00 p.m., and check out is at 11:00 a.m. There is also an ‘early bird’ option for those who need to arrive earlier. 

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7: Hotel Hokke Club Osaka

Rating: 8.6/10

After a long day of traveling, meetings, and working in a city away from home, there’s no doubt you’d be looking to relax! And what is one of the most rejuvenating ways to do that while experiencing the gorgeous Umeda skyline at night? Enjoying a long, hot bath! The 3-star Hotel Hokke Club Osaka is the perfect choice for that. Since its communal bath simulates the feeling of a hot spring, using the ‘quasi-natural’ Koumashi Onsen®.

Minerals are added to the water to stimulate the body’s natural healing and alleviate fatigue. Therefore, you can get all the added benefits of a natural hot spring. This bath can be used by both men and women, but there are set separate allowed hours for each sex. There are five individual washing spaces in the communal bath, and four in the additional separate women’s bath. There’s also private security at the entrance of the women’s only bath, so they can enjoy their bath without worry. Shower amenities are included.

There are four types of rooms to choose from: single, twin, deluxe twin/triple, and Japanese style. Wi-Fi is free, but breakfast and parking cost extra. There are also several facilities to use. These are the OA corner with two PCs and a printer, coin laundry and vending machines for a quick snack. Breakfast is served at the hotel’s restaurant; Lotus, which serves Western and Japanese cuisine, as well as popular Osaka dishes.

The hotel is just minutes away from the Shin-Osaka Station and JR Osaka Station. It has a lively nightlife, as well as many attractions to visit nearby. Prices range from around 5,900 yen to 9,500 yen.

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In Conclusion

There are no shortage of hotels that would perfectly accommodate any business man or woman while on business trips. There are many more which haven’t been listed here. The seven hotels above are among the most recommended as they have the best facilities, locations, and amenities. These are provided while still being affordable for any average working person. Their staff can provide great service and help you find your way in a new district. Umeda district is a great area of Osaka to visit, whether it be for leisure or business. The proximity of many of Umeda’s popular attractions to these hotels makes them great choices! Especially if you’re looking to fit a little downtime or sightseeing into your schedule. 

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