5 Best Hotels near Sapporo Station and Sapporo Snow Festival
Accessible hotels in Sapporo with wide price range from JPY2,000 to 150,000
Sapporo is the center of the popular tourist destination Hokkaido and the transportation hub of the northern prefecture. There are lots of attractive tourist sites in and around Sapporo’s downtown.
The city attracts visitors the most in winter with snow events and activities such as Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり).
If you want to travel Sapporo and other areas in Hokkaido wisely and comfortably, it’s important to stay at accessible hotels from train stations.
Here are 5 well-selected accommodations with wide price range from nice hostels for only JPY2,000 to luxurious hotels with suites for JPY150,000.
These 5 hotels are directly connected to or located within 10 mins walking distance from the major stations in town such as Sapporo Station and Susukino Station. They are also close to Odori Park (大通公園) where Sapporo Snow Festival is held in every February.
1. Khaosan Sapporo Family Hostel
Khaosan Sapporo Family Hostel has been chosen by international tourists from Asia, America and Europe since it opened in 2013.
The hostel is popular for the budget rates and the good location near the bustling nightlife area Susukino.
They welcome any guests from backpackers, family and a group of friends with private and dormitory rooms. Friendly staff also helps you, who are accustomed to communicate with foreign visitors.
Khaosan Sapporo Family Hostel also houses a shared space for relaxation with a kitchen on the first floor. In the first basement, you can play darts and ping-pong.
Access: 7 mins walk from Susukino Station (すすきの駅)/20 mins walk from Sapporo Station (札幌駅)
Rate: from JPY2,000 (Dormitory)/2,500 (Private)
2. Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae
Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae (ネストホテル札幌駅前) is one of the best budget hotels in Sapporo offering their rooms only from JPY2,000–3,000 although it’s very close to Sapporo Station (6 mins walk.)
What’s most attractive in this hotel is the buffet-style breakfast with 40 kinds of Japanese and Western dishes. You can make seafood don (rice bowls topped with raw seafood) with unlimited fresh salmons, salmon roes and shrimps.
It isn’t a new hotel but their rooms are kept clean with comfortable beds. Staff and other services like laundry are satisfactory. If you ask for the laundry service in the morning, they finish that by the evening of the day.
Access: 6 mins walk from Sapporo Station (札幌駅)
Rate: from JPY2,150/3,250 (Breakfast included)
3. Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo
Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo (ホテルリソルトリニティ札幌) is the best place to stay for Sapporo Snow Festival since it faces Odori Park where Sapporo Snow Festival is mainly held. There are few hotels in such a situation.
The hotel has spa facilities including hot springs on its top floor and you can view Odori Park from there. An Italian restaurant is situated inside the hotel and serves buffet-style breakfast and for over 100 creative cuisines for dinner.
Japanese-Western style rooms are highly recommended if you want to experience Japanese culture like tatami (thick straw mats) rooms.
There are also the rooms which don’t face Odori Park, so please reserve a room carefully for Sapporo Snow Festival.
Access: 1 min walk from Odori Station (大通駅)/13 mins walk from Sapporo Station (札幌駅)
Rate: from JPY7,000/ +1,500 (Breakfast added)
4. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
Accessible and high location, reasonable rates, spa facilities, fancy rooms and food. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo offers all you need for staying comfortably.
The hotel is direct-linked to Sapporo Station, so you can let go of excess baggage there and travel the city empty-handed just after arriving to the hotel or easily leaving Sapporo to next destinations.
JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo is also a rare hotel which has spa facilities including natural hot springs in the center of Sapporo.
All of their guest rooms are located on more than 100m upper floors, and they have a restaurant and a bar at the top of the hotel. How about enjoying the beautiful night views of Sapporo city while dining there?
For breakfast, they provides three options: Japanese, American or Japanese-Western buffet styles.
Access: Directly connected to Sapporo Station (札幌駅)
Rate: from JPY12,000
5. Sapporo Grand Hotel
Sapporo Grand Hotel (札幌グランドホテル) is the most highly-rated hotel in Sapporo according to TripAdvisor and is one of the most high-class accommodations.
You can easily reach the hotel through the underground walkway from Sapporo Station, so you don’t need to worry about raining and snowing.
Sapporo Grand Hotel has long history for 80 years and has served Showa Imperial couple and New York Yankees team.
There are over 500 gorgeous rooms with high-quality beds including Super Deluxe and Super Suite rooms with a Jacuzzi bath and other exclusive services.
Their breakfast is also popular and has been ranked on the top 10 hotel breakfasts in Japan. In addition to the high-rated breakfast with 80 menus, they have various dining facilities including Western, Chinese and Japanese restaurants and bars.
Moreover, various helpful services are available such as a currency exchange machine, rental cars and so on.
Access: Directly connected to Sapporo Station (札幌駅)
Rate: from JPY10,000 (Breakfast included)/150,000 (Sweet)
If you are planning to go to Sapporo City, I’d highly recommend you to join a food tour exploring the local nightlife by hopping several Izakaya pubs! You can taste the authentic Hokkaido food and get tipsy like locals. Click the link below for more details about the tour!
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Did you find the suitable hotel for your budget? Their rates may be a little higher than above in high season but still reasonable. They will be occupied in a moment especially during Sapporo Snow Festival, so I recommend to reserve your room as soon as you plan to travel Sapporo and Hokkaido. Sapporo is also good for spring and summer trips, so if you want to get more information about Sapporo, check these articles below!!