11 Best Hotels in Hokkaido

Hotels, Hostels, Guesthouses, and Ryokan in Hokkaido

Sapporo night city view

Even if it’s part of your Japan trip, traveling to Hokkaido feels like a whole adventure on its own.

It is such a large land with its own unique cultures and many many things to do.

Looking for a place to stay can get tricky because it depends on many different things such as budget, location, traveling style, etc.

Luckily for you, here I have made a list of 10 of the best hotels in all of Hokkaido where you can stay and make sure to have a great time during your Hokkaido trip.

From 5-star luxury hotels and Japanese-style Ryokan to low-budget hotels and hostels. Hopefully, you will find the perfect place for your stay.


Luxury

1. Hilton Niseko Village

Hilton Niseko Village room view
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Hilton Niseko Village (ヒルトンニセコビレッジ) is the Hilton-branch hotel located in Niseko.

Niseko, being one of the most popular places for ski, has many good hotels around, and you can rest assured that Hilton will provide all that you need to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The hotel provides a shuttle service from New Chitose Airport which takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

In the hotel, you can find a fitness center, Spa service, a public Onsen bath, and 7 restaurants from which you can choose to have excellent Japanese and international cuisine.

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2. Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta

Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta room view
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Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta (しこつ湖鶴雅リゾートスパ 水の謌) is, as the name implies, a Spa resort located at the side of Lake Shikotsu, about 20km west from the city of Chitose.

The name “Mizu no Uta” literally means “Song of Water”, which reflects the concept of this resort. This hotel focuses on “water” which is the source of life. The hot springs and Spa uses the water from this area which is said to be good for beauty purposes.

The hotel offers 7 types of rooms; from Japanese-style to Western-style. There are even rooms with open-air baths.

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3. Hotel Mahoroba

Hotel Mahoroba room view
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Hotel Mahoroba (ホテルまほろば) is a Ryokan-style hotel located in Noboribetsu Onsen town.

Noboribetsu Onsen is one of the most popular hot spring areas in all of Japan, and here at Hotel Mahoroba, you can enjoy 31 different baths of 7 different types of hot springs, each hot spring-type having different beneficial effects.

When it comes to food, they offer a buffet-style restaurant as well as a Kaiseki course-style restaurant. Eather one you choose, you will certainly get to experience the delicious seafood Hokkaido is known for.

The hotel can be accessed by bus from Noboribetsu station, or you can take a bus from Sapporo.

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Midrange

4. JR Inn Sapporo-eki Minami-guchi

JR Inn Sapporo-eki Minami-guchi room view
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The next hotel on our list is the JR Inn Sapporo-eki Minami-guchi (JRイン札幌駅南口) which is a hotel situated within walking distance from Sapporo Station.

This hotel is one of the 6 branches of “JR Inn” in Hokkaido, and they are committed to providing a good rest for their clients at a reasonable price.

You can choose from; the single room, double room, twin room, and even a barrier-free room.

Being located in such an accessible place makes this hotel a good option if you’re planning in visiting various places in a short period of time.

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5. Dormy Inn Premium Otaru Natural Hot Spring

Dormy Inn Premium Otaru Natural Hot Spring room view
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Dormy Inn Premium Otaru Natural Hot Spring (天然温泉 灯の湯 ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽) is a Ryokan-style hotel located in the city of Otaru, north-west from Sapporo.

The rooms at this hotel are a mixture of Japanese-style and Western-style.

The facilities include public Onsen baths, sauna, massage services, laundry room, and a restaurant where you can enjoy the exquisite Hokkaido seafood.

To get to Otaru takes between 35 to 45 minutes from Sapporo by train depending on the type of train you take.

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Budget

6. Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen

Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen room view
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Next we have the Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen (札幌ビューホテル) which is located right next to the Sapporo Odori Park (大通り公園) in Sapporo.

This hotel offers 3 types of rooms which are; the Excellency floors at the top floors where you can enjoy the great view, the moderate floors where you can enjoy the bright design of the rooms, and the north resort floors where 3 to 4 people can stay.

When it comes to restaurants, this hotel offers a Chinese restaurant, a buffet restaurant with a bar, and a lounge where you can have sweets and coffee.

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7. Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park

Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park room view
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Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park (ベッセルイン札幌 中島公園) is another hotel located in Sapporo city.

The hotel has many types of rooms for different kinds of use. No matter if you are by yourself, staying with a partner, or traveling in a small group. Here, you will find the perfect room for you.

The hotel has a restaurant for breakfasts where you can enjoy fresh ingredients from the local areas.

And since it is situated in a very centric area, access to the most popular places is easy.

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Hostel and Guesthouse

8. Hostel Tomar

Hostel TOMAR room view
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Hostel Tomar (トマール) is a hostel situated in the town of Furano in the central area of Hokkaido.

This hostel provides 6 types of accommodations; from inexpensive capsule-type beds to private rooms.

You can meet and share time with fellow travelers from all around the world at the lounge or shared kitchen.

Furano is a nice place to enjoy nature such as large flower fields during springtime or ski during winter. No matter what season you choose to go, it is nice to know that there’s a reasonably priced hoster near Furano Station.

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9. Grids Sapporo Hotel & Hostel

GRIDS SAPPORO HOTEL & HOSTEL room view
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Another hostel in Sapporo would be the Grids Sapporo Hotel & Hostel (グリッズ札幌 ホテル+ホステル) which is just between Susukino Station and the Tanuki-Koji shopping area.

The concept of this hostel is to provide a Hokkaido-like experience to all visitors by maintaining the Hokkaido-like atmosphere within the hostel. You will see a lot of green (in both color and vegetation) and wood used for the interior design for that matter.

Access to the main attractions in the city can be reached by foot from here, which makes this a good option for staying in Sapporo if you’re on a tight budget.

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Ryokan

10. Hotel Hanayura

Hotel Hanayura room view
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Hotel Hanayura (登別温泉 旅亭 花ゆら) is a Ryokan located in the Noboribetsu Onsen area.

Since it is situated in the Noboribetsu Onsen area, obviously you will find Onsen baths at the Ryokan. You will find spacious public baths with 3 different hot spring types, each having its own beneficial properties.

You can also enjoy the Kaiseki meals prepared with the best ingredients from the area.

You can access this Ryokan taking the bus from Noboribetsu Station which takes about 15 minutes, or you can also take a bus from Sapporo which will take about 100 minutes.

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11. Noboribetsu Onsen Kyo Takinoya

Takinoya room view
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The last hotel on this list is also a Ryokan located in the Noboribetsu Onsen area which is the Noboribetsu Onsen Kyo Takinoya (登別温泉郷 滝乃家).

This ryokan has a lot to offer other than the Onsen baths such as a Japanese-style garden, and a treatment salon.

You can choose from various types of rooms; from traditional Japanese-style rooms to Japanese Western hybrid rooms.

You can get to the Ryokan by bus from Noboribetsu station, or you can also use the shuttle service from New Chitose Airport.

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Where to Eat in Hokkaido?

Hokkaido has many exquisite foods you need to try once you are there. Here are a few articles where we introduce recommendations for some of the best restaurants.

▶︎Best Restaurants in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▶︎Best Sushi in Sapporo
▶︎Best Restaurants and Cafes at New Chitose Airport

What to Do in Hokkaido?

Hokkaido is simply too large to just list a few places for things to do. But here are some of the most popular places people visit.

▶︎Top Things to Do in Hokkaido

-1st. Sapporo: The largest city in Hokkaido. Other than the famous “Sapporo Snow Festival”, Sapporo also offers plenty of tourist attractions all year round. This includes beautiful streetscapes, spacious parks, unique museums, local fish market, and of course delicious Hokkaido regional food.

-2nd. Niseko: The most popular ski resort in Hokkaido. Niseko offers a wide variety of ski courses with spectacular landscapes, and there are many foreign-friendly hotels and restaurants with English speaking guides.

-3rd. Noboribetsu Onsen: Part of Shikotsu-Toya National park, Noboribetsu Onsen is considered as one of the best Onsen spots in all of Japan.

-4th. Blue Pond: Located in the outskirt of Biei town, “The Blue Pond” (青い池) displays a stunning view that changes depending on the season. It is one of the most spectacular natural sites you can see in Japan.

-5th. Shiretoko National Park: Located on the eastmost part of Hokkaido, The park is considered as the most beautiful and unspoiled national park in Japan. It was added to the “UNESCO World Heritage Sites” in 2005.


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