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5 Best Dotonbori Hotels: Stay Right in the Bustling Heart of Osaka!

5 Best Dotonbori Hotels: Stay Right in the Bustling Heart of Osaka!

Date published: 19 August 2019
Last updated: 5 January 2021

Staying at a Dotonbori hotel will put you conveniently close to major sightseeing areas right in the bustling heart of Osaka.

With great shopping and food to be had, Osaka's vivacious southern district of Minami has drawn plenty of tourists from all over the world. Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, and Namba are all close by, and it's easy to get to from Kansai International Airport.

Dotonbori is pretty close to Universal Studios Japan, too, so securing a hotel in the area will make for really smooth sightseeing. With that in mind, we'll cover five such handy hotels.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Swissotel Nankai Osaka: Connected to Namba Station, great for shopping!
  2. 2. Hotel Nikko Osaka: Close to stations and sightseeing
  3. 3. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka: Hotel near Dotonbori with great breakfast selections
  4. 4. MOXY Osaka Honmachi: Art hotel with chic design
  5. 5. Hotel Felice Shinsaibashi: Experience modern Japanese rooms and amazing breakfast

1. Swissotel Nankai Osaka: Connected to Namba Station, great for shopping!

1. Swissotel Nankai Osaka: Connected to Namba Station, great for shopping!

Swissotel Nankai Osaka is located above Nankai Railway Namba Station with passage to the Osaka Metro Namba Station and is a single train stop from Kansai Airport.

Staying here makes for an easy time sightseeing in Osaka and the surrounding area. As one of the hotels near Dotonbori, you'll love its central location.

Swissotel Nankai Osaka has stylish, modern rooms, some combining both Japanese and western styles, culminating in an impressive mix of lodgings. The rooms have espresso machines, free Wi-Fi and other amenities for maximum comfort.

Staying in a Swiss Select Room as pictured above grants you free access to the gym, pool and sauna
A room that combines both Japanese and Western styles

Enjoy a relaxed restaurant breakfast with a great view

Breakfast is served in the restaurant at the top floor. The high vantage point affords you a wide view of the city while you enjoy your buffet, and depending on where you sit, you can see Osaka's famous Abeno Harukas, as well as the mountains of Nara and Ikoma.

  • Swissotel Nankai Osaka
    • Address Chuo-ku Namba 5-1-60, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, 542-0076
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    • Nearest Station Namba Station (Nankai Airport Line / Nankai-koya Line / Nankai Line)
      4 minutes on foot

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2. Hotel Nikko Osaka: Close to stations and sightseeing

2. Hotel Nikko Osaka: Close to stations and sightseeing

Facing Osaka’s main street of Midosuji, Hotel Nikko Osaka has a passage to Osaka Metro Midosuji Line and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line’s Shinsaibashi Station, making it perfect for a sightseeing base. It’s also within walking distance of areas great for shopping and eating, such as American Village and Dotonbori.

Extra space through versatile furniture

The “Superior Floor” has a classy design that makes use of the ginkgo tree’s leaf colors, making clever use of Midosuji’s symbolic plant. The room assures high-quality sleep with beds from famous manufacturers.

Also, the Nikko Premium Floors were added at the top of the building in 2017, occupying the 28th to 30th floors. By combining single and double rooms, Hotel Nikko Osaka offers luxuriously spacious lodgings over 42 square meters in area.

The highest quality room, the Nikko Premium Twin

Enjoy Japanese meals with high-quality dashi and hand-made croissants

Breakfast is a buffet from a combination of Japanese and western dishes. On the western side, there are over 80 items available, including their hand-made croissants. On the Japanese side, they have a powerful lineup of dishes based on dashi made with Donan natural kombu and Kagoshima bonito flakes.

  • Hotel Nikko Osaka
    • Address Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 1-3-3, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, 542-0086
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    • Nearest Station Shinsaibashi Station (Midosuji Line / Nagahoritsurumiryokuchi Line)
      1 minute on foot

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3. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka: Hotel near Dotonbori with great breakfast selections

3. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka: Hotel near Dotonbori with great breakfast selections

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is conveniently located within walking distance of three Osaka Metro lines (Yotsubashi Line, Midosuji Line, Sennichi Mae Line) at Namba Station, the Kintetsu Hanshin Osaka Namba Station, and the Nankai Namba Station.

Rooms that excel in both design and relaxation

A bright, welcoming Standard Twin
A Connor Twin, with a traditional, British air about it
The chic, stylish interior of the Premium Twin

The rooms are modeled after manor rooms, with extra effort put into the furniture. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka offers high-class beds, plus air purifiers with humidifiers.

Breakfast is a combination of Japanese and western dishes, eaten in the banquet room in a buffet style. The chefs will make popular dishes in front of the guests, from egg dishes to takoyaki, the Osaka favorite.

Enjoy a quality meal while watching the changing scenery

The view from Escale, the restaurant
The Escale interior

The 22nd floor is where all the restaurants are, with an excellent view of beautiful night scenery. Of particular note is the luxuriously decorated Escale, often reserved for special days.

4. MOXY Osaka Honmachi: Art hotel with chic design

4. MOXY Osaka Honmachi: Art hotel with chic design

MOXY Osaka Honmachi is a new brand hotel started by Marriott International, seeking to make a hotel with a stylish design and reasonable prices.

Positioned in one of Osaka’s central business areas, Honmachi, MOXY Osaka Honmachi boasts convenient access to Umeda, Shinsaibashi, and Namba.

A wide-open lobby that’s also a workspace and lounge

The wide-open lobby-lounge is filled with modern art and unique furniture, as though it were a trendy café. They also have well-brewed coffee and light meals that can be ordered to go, board games, and all sorts of other services.

The rooms themselves, about 16 to 27 square meters, forgo closets in favor of peg walls where you can hang your clothes. The objects and furniture also have a certain cuteness to them, encouraging attachment.

Enjoy a buffet of arranged noodles with fruits and bread

Breakfast at MOXY Osaka Honmachi is buffet-style, where diners can partake in all the fruit, bread, and cereal they want. In the noodle bar, you can select your favorite noodles and arrange them with whatever toppings and spice you like.

5. Hotel Felice Shinsaibashi: Experience modern Japanese rooms and amazing breakfast

5. Hotel Felice Shinsaibashi: Experience modern Japanese rooms and amazing breakfast

Located conveniently 3 minutes by foot away from Osaka Metro’s Shinsaibashi Station, this hotel opened in October 2018. It also has a smooth route to the airport. From Nankai Railway’s Namba Station, which is next to Shinsaibashi Station, Kansai International Airport is only 40 minutes by express train. Another element in its favor is how it modernizes classic Japanese atmosphere.

Stretch your legs and relax in the wide bath

The ENISHI SPA on the thirteenth floor is a large, accommodating bath that allows you to relieve travel fatigue. Furthermore, the view from the rooftop bar “Sorairo” is a sight to see with a drink.

Showers that give you a deep clean

The compact, yet open-feeling single room
The comforting, relaxed deluxe twin room

Much like the exterior, the rooms have something of a laid back, Japanese atmosphere to them. What’s more, each room is outfitted with a shower head that generates tiny bubbles, said to clean the very pores of the skin. Breakfast, made under the supervision of the Michelin one star restaurant Sennari Sushi, is a combination of Japanese and western meals in a buffet style, prepared with quality rice and dashi.

  • Hotel Felice Shinsaibashi
    ホテルフェリーチェ心斎橋
    • Address 1-17-11 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
    • Phone Number 06-6281-8000
    • Hours: Always Open
      Closed: Always Open

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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
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