Westin Miyako Hotel - Kyoto  4 stars

Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0052  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This large, spread out complex sits atop the Higashiyama area, one of the best locations for sightseeing in Kyoto. The hotel is used to foreign guests. Rooms are clean and well maintained, however there have been rumblings amongst the guests that the standard rooms are becoming a big scruffy. The deluxe rooms are a major step up but come at a steep price as well. On the negative side, the breakfast room is dimly lit and there have been complaints of poor service.

Overview

This four-star hotel is located in the historic part of Kyoto, overlooking the ancient capitol of Japan, featuring everything needed for a comfortable stay.

There are many types of rooms, several business facilities, a lovely teahouse, a swimming pool and a wonderful Japanese garden.

Every guest room includes tea and coffee facilities and Wi-Fi.

The hotel has many restaurants, so don’t miss the opportunity to taste different national specialties.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   499.

City Center Kyoto - 1.2 mi
Airports Itami (ITM) - 25.0 mi, Kobe (UKB) - 41.3 mi
Train Stations Kyoto Railway Station - 2.4 mi, Nishioji Station - 3.7 mi
Restaurants Ryoriryokankikusui (cuisine: Japanese) - 700 ft, Kyoto Garden restaurant Yachiyo (cuisine: Japanese) - 900 ft
Parks Konchi-in - 900 ft, Murinan Garden - 1100 ft

Rooms

The rooms are bright, and cozy, offering spectacular mountain views.

Tea and coffee facilities, cable TV, a DVD player and Wi-Fi are also at guests’ disposal.

The hotel has deluxe rooms (king size bed) and superior rooms (king size bed and queen size bed). There are also rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Dining options

The breakfast is included in the room rate.

The hotel offers various restaurants, including the shabu shabu restaurant and the Japanese restaurant, serving the Kaiseki meal.

Besides, the Teppanyaki restaurant is also a wonderful place to enjoy a meal.

The guests are invited to have a cup of relaxing tea at the ancient style teahouse.

Work

The people traveling on business can attend the business center with spacious and fully equipped meeting rooms and Wi-Fi.

Leisure

There are a number of leisure facilities in the hotel: two swimming pools, a gym, a Japanese garden, and a spa and wellness center with a range of massage services, some tennis courts, several lovely restaurants, bars and a teahouse.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Trouser Press
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is JPY 1000 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Tennis court
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Rollaway beds
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The rooms are bright, and cozy, offering spectacular mountain views.

Tea and coffee facilities, cable TV, a DVD player and Wi-Fi are also at guests’ disposal.

The hotel has deluxe rooms (king size bed) and superior rooms (king size bed and queen size bed). There are also rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Executive Club Suite
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      Twin Room
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      Westin Miyako Twin Room
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      Westin Miyako Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds
      Size: 410 sq. feet
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        Three Room Room
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        Triple Room
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        Westin Miyako Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple or 3 Single beds
        Size: 560 sq. feet
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          Quadruple Room
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          Bed type: Quad or 4 Single beds
          Size: 560 sq. feet
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            Junior Suite
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            Bed type: 2 Single beds or King Size bed
            Size: 560 sq. feet
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              Family Room
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                Superior Double Room
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                Westin Miyako Superior Double Room
                Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
                Size: 560 sq. feet
                View: City view
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                  Superior Wing Twin Room
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                  Westin Miyako Superior Wing Twin Room
                  Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Twin beds
                  Size: 305 sq. feet
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                    Superior Triple Room
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                    Westin Miyako Superior Triple Room
                    Bed type: Triple
                    Size: 560 sq. feet
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                      Superior Quadruple Room
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                        Executive Deluxe Twin Room
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                        Westin Miyako Executive Deluxe Twin Room
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                        Westin Miyako Executive Deluxe Twin Room
                        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King or Twin beds
                        Size: 390 sq. feet
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                          Deluxe Double Room
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                          Westin Miyako Deluxe Double Room
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                          Westin Miyako Deluxe Double Room
                          Westin Miyako Deluxe Double Room
                          Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
                          Size: 410 sq. feet
                          View: Garden view
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                            Deluxe Triple Room
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                            Westin Miyako Deluxe Triple Room
                            Bed type: Triple
                            Size: 560 sq. feet
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                              Deluxe Quadruple Room
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                              Westin Miyako Deluxe Quadruple Room
                              Bed type: Quad
                              Size: 410 sq. feet
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                                Japanese-Style Room
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                                  Executive Twin Room
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                                  Westin Miyako Executive Twin Room
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                                  Westin Miyako Executive Twin Room
                                  Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
                                  Size: 390 sq. feet
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                                    Deluxe Family Room
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                                    Bed type: King or Twin beds
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                                      Luxury Suite
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                                      Westin Miyako Luxury Suite Hotel information
                                      Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
                                      Size: 780 sq. feet
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                                        Westin Miyako LocationWhat's nearby

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                                        What's nearby

                                        What's nearby.

                                        The Kyoto Municipal Zoo is only 400m away.

                                        The Ponto-cho, a popular tourist attraction, is located 1.5km from the hotel.

                                        Chion-in temple and Heian Shrine are only within 1km away.

                                        Besides, visit the Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. People fond of history can see the Kyoto National Museum, situated 2.5km away.

                                        Those who like nature should also see the park, called the Philosopher's Walk that is 1.6km from the hotel.

                                        Tourist attractions
                                        • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
                                          1400 ft
                                        Popular areas
                                        • Ponto-cho
                                          5000 ft
                                        • City Center
                                          1.1 mi
                                        Places of interest
                                        • 4600 ft
                                        • Goldener Pavilion
                                          1.2 mi
                                        • chemin des philosophes
                                          1.2 mi
                                        • ginkaku-ji
                                          1.4 mi
                                        • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo)
                                          2.1 mi
                                        • Kiyomizu Temple
                                          2.1 mi
                                        • Kyoto
                                          2.6 mi
                                        • myoren-ji
                                          2.8 mi
                                        • Fushimi Inari
                                          3.0 mi
                                        Train stations
                                        Monuments and Landmarks
                                        • Chion-in temple
                                          1700 ft
                                        • Heian Shrine
                                          3000 ft
                                        • 1.8 mi
                                        • Nijo Castle
                                          2.2 mi
                                        • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
                                          2.4 mi
                                        Museums
                                        • Kyoto National Museum
                                          1.6 mi
                                        Parks
                                        • Shoren-in temple
                                          1400 ft
                                        • The Philosopher's Walk
                                          1.0 mi
                                        Universities, Institutes
                                        • Kyoto University
                                          1.2 mi
                                        • Doshisha University
                                          2.1 mi

                                        Local Attractions

                                        • Kiyomizu Temple
                                          5200 ft
                                          Mt. Otowa, Kyoto
                                        • Kenninji Temple
                                          5100 ft
                                          584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                                        • Jisyu Shrine
                                          5100 ft
                                          1 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                                        • Pontocho
                                          5200 ft
                                          Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
                                        • Anrakuji Temple
                                          1.0 mi
                                          21 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

                                        Near the hotel

                                        • Konchi-in
                                          900 ft
                                          86-12 Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
                                        • Murinan Garden
                                          1100 ft
                                          31 Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
                                        • Chion-in
                                          1600 ft
                                          400 Hayashi-shita-cho 3-chome, Kyoto
                                        • Tenjuan Garden
                                          1500 ft
                                          86-8 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
                                        • Shoren-in Temple
                                          1600 ft
                                          69-1 Sanjobocho, Kyoto
                                        • Kyoto Zoo (Dobutsu-En)
                                          1600 ft
                                          Hoshoji-cho, Kyoto
                                        • Nanzen-ji Temple
                                          1900 ft
                                          86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

                                        Restaurants Nearby

                                        • Ryoriryokankikusui

                                          96% likes this, based on 18 reviews
                                          Cuisine: Japanese
                                          Price Range: USD 100 - USD 150

                                          700 ft
                                          Nanzenjifukuchicho, Sakyoku

                                          Phone: +81 75-771-4101

                                        • Kyoto Garden restaurant Yachiyo

                                          72% likes this, based on 11 reviews
                                          Cuisine: Japanese
                                          Price Range: USD 71 - USD 178

                                          900 ft
                                          34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku

                                          Phone: +81 75-771-4148

                                        • Hyoteihonten

                                          75% likes this, based on 48 reviews
                                          Cuisine: Japanese
                                          Price Range: USD 148 - USD 246

                                          1100 ft
                                          Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku

                                          Phone: +81 75-771-4116

                                        • Mimiugionten

                                          66% likes this, based on 18 reviews
                                          Cuisine: Japanese
                                          Price Range: USD 30 - USD 49

                                          1000 ft
                                          Nakanocho, Higashiyamaku

                                          Phone: +81 75-533-6681

                                        • Nanzenji Junsei

                                          82% likes this, based on 59 reviews
                                          Cuisine: Japanese
                                          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 30

                                          1100 ft
                                          Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku

                                          Phone: +81 75-761-2311

                                        Getting there.

                                        To get to the hotel is possible by train. The Kyoto Railway Station is nearby.

                                        The hotel also features a shuttle bus service. Besides, you can take a taxi.

                                        Getting around.

                                        Kyoto Railway Station is 3.7km from the hotel. Other public transport is within a short walk. There is a parking in the hotel as well.

                                        Westin Miyako Reviews

                                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Westin Miyako

                                        Average guest rating

                                        7.4
                                        out of 10
                                        Very good
                                        Based on 72 reviews

                                        Rating by category:

                                        Location
                                        7.9
                                        Rooms
                                        7.4
                                        Service
                                        7.0
                                        Value
                                        7.3
                                        Dining
                                        7.4

                                        Individual guest reviews

                                        • Single

                                          Wonderfully bright, clean property with large Wesern style rooms. Staff was typical of the Japanese style of service... polite and nicely attentive.

                                          Restaurants close and open typical of Japanese hours which was not convenient for late arrivals. I could not find anything open in the area. I arrived at 10 PM. It would be nice if at least the hotel had some late dining options, not all of us are Japanese.

                                          • Average rating
                                            9.6
                                        • Couple

                                          Free shuttle bus to and from Gion and the Kyoto station. Friendly and helpful staff. Very close to subway station. Nice restaurants close by.

                                          Having to pay to use the swimming pool - this should be free for hotel guests.

                                          • Average rating
                                            8.8
                                        • Group of friends

                                          This hotel is so good for relaxing and watching the green mountains surrounding the hotel. Restaurants are so good in hotel as well. Best thing is the free shuttle bus thats goes to more than one place in city including Kyoto Train station.

                                          • Average rating
                                            9.2
                                        • Family with children

                                          Location was great. Room clean. Great bedding. Good coffee.

                                          Need wireless in the guest room, not just the lobby. Should not charge to use the fitness room or pool as prices are already high.

                                          • Average rating
                                            8.2
                                        • Older travelers

                                          The Westin Miyako Hotel Tokyo has a grand history - and it was great to see the images of past famous guests and old photos of the hotel itself. The hotel is well located on the edge of town - quite near a few of the more interesting sites. We received an upgrade on arrival - so had quite a large bed. The hotel was very friendly and helpful when one of us fell ill.

                                          The bar was open only for limited hours and had a steep cover charge for guests at peak evening times (due to a live band). Other options for chilling in the hotel itself - other than the restaurants and the foyer - were limited.

                                          • Average rating
                                            7.0
                                        • Group of friends

                                          I did not like the breakfast buffet. There were two price choices yet everything was co-mingled.

                                          • Average rating
                                            7.8
                                        • Single

                                          The location was good for my purposes. There is a regular shuttle to jr Kyoto station and Keage subway is 2 minutes away.

                                          They charge extra for everything. This is irritating and petty as their room prices are quite high. The exercise room is very small with one of two treadmills inoperable. If you want to use the gym and pool, you have to pay twice, and don't leave, or you will have to pay again! There is a fee for room internet which isn't wifi. Not what I expected for a four star international quality hotel.

                                          • Average rating
                                            5.4
                                        • Older travelers

                                          The Westin Miyako has great facilities, pool and work out area, plus its own personal route to shrines in the area in Kyoto. Our room was large, not massive, but it was great to have English language television channels.

                                          Every little thing incurred extra charges. Internet rung up a fee of over $15.00 a day and it cost another $6 to use the swimming pool. Ridiculous. It all should have been included in the room fee. I have never had such nitpicky charges in a first rate hotel.

                                          • Average rating
                                            8.8
                                        • Older travelers

                                          The bus service. Room size.

                                          Room was old. Staff are sticky. Not flexible. No free Wifi. Small hotels have that thrown in. Bicycle rental is expensive and time not flexible. Should have hourly rental or at least have hourly extensions. Staff have stiff upper lips. Too formal till the point of unfriendly.

                                          • Average rating
                                            4.2
                                        • Older travelers

                                          Reasonably priced and well equipped rooms and facilities. Commend the bird walk trail around the back hilltop.

                                          Not a great location but the shuttle bus to the station helps. Pretensions to luxury class mean the public areas are dull, with expensive catering.

                                          • Average rating
                                            7.0
                                        • Couple

                                          The Westin Miyako is one of the best hotels in Kyoto in terms of quality and we had no issues getting back in taxis even with taxi drivers that did not speak English as everyone in Kyoto (even from the West) knows where it is and that was the biggest advantage. Secondly, we were upgraded to a preferred customer room which was a nice touch.

                                          Location wasn't great as it is at least 20minutes from the main social and dining area; as such, we ended up taking taxis a lot (which is pretty expensive in Japan) but then there is only so much walking one can do.

                                          • Average rating
                                            7.0
                                        • Group of friends

                                          The training and communication are insufficient We had a bad experience at breakfast time which the waiter had make mistake in handling the overlap in seating and force us to change the seat not because we should not deserve this humiliation that another late coming guest hold the seat . We were punished by what other guest and your hotel's mistake. After remove us to other seat and did not try to recover our wrong-treated. Never ever happened in my traveling experience of last 20 years in countries like HongKong London Paris Bangkok Tokyo Shentai (311 earth quake island) I am sure I will not have courage to visit your hotel anyhow in future.

                                          • Average rating
                                            5.0
                                        • Single

                                          It was clean and friendly, and well placed for visitng eastern Kyoto, where the majority of the sights are. Close to a subway which is convenient.

                                          Rooms poorly designed; extremely expensive restaurants and services.

                                          • Average rating
                                            5.8
                                        • Family with children

                                          We liked the room very much which had a beautiful view over Kyoto. The room was newly renovated and had a nice bathroom. The room size was alos very big for Japan Standard. Free Internet in the room was also great.

                                          The building is a bit confusing and finding the restaurants can be difficult.

                                          • Average rating
                                            9.6
                                        • Couple

                                          The room is very spaciuos. But you need to pay for using the facility even the gym or sauna.

                                          • Average rating
                                            7.0
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