Best Hotels in Osaka: Look for the Finest Places to Stay

Hotels, Hostels, Guesthouses, and Ryokan in Osaka

Ritz Carlton Osaka Lobby

Looking for a hotel is one of the essential points when traveling to a foreign country. For some people, it is fun to look for hotels as they imagine their trip, while for others this might feel like a chor.

Osaka, being one of the largest cities in Japan, has all kinds of hotels and Ryokan from which you can choose depending on your needs. From simple, shared-room hostels to high-end, luxurious hotels.

In this article, I will introduce to you The best hotels in Osaka. I’ve chosen 2 hotels for different price ranges so you can take a look and see what you can find in Osaka. Hopefully, you’ll find the perfect hotel in Osaka for your trip.


Luxury

1. Conrad Osaka

Conrad Osaka room view
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The first hotel on our list is the Conrad Osaka (コンラッド大阪). This is a hotel run by Hilton and with just hearing this, you may get an idea of how high of a standard they have when it comes to service.

Conrad Osaka is directly connected to Higobashi Station of the Yotsubashi Line and Watanabebashi Station of the Nakanoshima Line, which makes access to any place very convenient.

The hotel includes a spa, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, restaurants, a bar, and much more. Here you can enjoy in a luxurious way.

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2. The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka

Ritz Carlton Osaka entrance
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The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka (ザ リッツ カールトン大阪) is another high-end luxury hotel that will not let you down when it comes to service.

The accommodations have an 18th-century British style that will make you feel like royalty. But if you feel like more of a Japanese-style room, they also have a Japanese suite which is a tatami room with futon, shoji-screens, and a spectacular view of the city.

The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from Umeda station, so it is very central which makes it easy to access any place you want.

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Midrange

3. Namba Oriental Hotel

Namba Oriental Hotel room
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The Namba Oriental Hotel (なんば オリエンタル ホテル) is a hotel located just about 5 minutes walking from Osaka-Namba station.

The hotel offers a wide variety of room types which is convenient if you’re planning on staying with a large group. Also, the rooms are spacious which makes it very easy to relax.

the hotel also offers a restaurant and a European-style garden with a fountain where you can rest and relax after returning from the energetic city atmosphere.

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4. Hotel Universal Port

Universal Port room view
© 2019 Universal Studios.

Next on our list is the Hotel Universal Port (ホテル ユニバーサル ポート) which is the official hotel of Universal Studios Japan. The hotel is located just outside of the theme park.

This hotel is as colorful and exciting as it is inside the theme park. The rooms are spacious and colorful. There even have Minion-themed rooms!

The hotel also includes 3 fun restaurants, a laundry room, a refreshing salon, and even a souvenir shop for Universal Studios Japan within the hotel.

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Budget

5. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Shinsaibashi

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Shinsaibashi room
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Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Shinsaibashi (相鉄フレッサイン 大阪心斎橋) is a hotel located just 1 minute walking from Shinsaibashi station of the Osaka Metro.

Although we are categorizing this hotel as “Budget” for its price, you will be surprised how complete its service is. Besides having great accessibility, this hotel offers spacious rooms, high-tech/high-security, and all the essential amenities.

besides the single-room, they offer double-rooms, relax double-rooms, regular twin-rooms, boutique twin-rooms, deluxe twin, and superior queen-rooms among others.

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6. Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi Nagahoridori

Hearton Hotel room view
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the Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi Nagahoridori (ハートンホテル心斎橋長堀通) is a hotel that just opened in 2018 located just 1 minute walking from Yotsubashi station of the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line.

The hotel has a simplistic and clean design which is made to provide a relaxing time for its visitors.

The most attractive point about this hotel is definitely its location. But that is not all that this hotel has to offer. It has a restaurant where they offer both western and Japanese style buffet.

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Hostel and Guesthouse

7. The Dorm Hostel Osaka

The Dorm Hostel Osaka
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If you’re looking for something simpler and don’t mind sharing a room, then the following hostels are for you. The Dorm Hostel Osaka (ザ ドームホステル 大阪) is a hostel located just 5 minutes away from Shinsaibashi station.

Although rooms are shared, you will still have your own private space with a curtain for privacy. The place also offers a library, a laundry room, a kitchen, and of course showers.

the location is also an attractive point, being just 700m away from the famous Dotonbori which means you can go walking.

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8. J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

J-Hoppers Osaka Universal room view
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J-Hoppers Osaka Universal (ジェイホッパーズ大阪ユニバーサル) is another hostel that offers shared room beds with curtains for privacy.

An attractive point about this hostel is that the 8-people rooms can be reserved privately for 5 people or more. So if you’re traveling with a large group, this might be a nice option for you to consider.

The hostel is located near Ajikawaguchi station which is just one station away from Universal Studios Japan. Hence the name of the hostel.

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Ryokan

9. Yamatoya Honten

Yamatoya Honten room view
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If what you’re looking for when it comes to accommodation is a Japanese-style place, then a Ryokan is what you want. Yamatoya Honten (大和屋本店 旅館大阪) is precisely that and it is located just 3 minutes walking from Nipponbashi station of the Osaka Metro.

This place has all that a good Ryokan has to offer such as a comfortable tatami room with futon and shoji-windows, a spacious Onsen and sauna room, and a large banquet room where you can enjoy a Japanese-style meal.

Dotonbori is located at walking distance which makes it nice to go hang out.

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10. Kaneyoshi Ryokan

Kaneyoshi Ryokan room view
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The last place on our list is Kaneyoshi Ryokan (かねよし旅館). This is another Ryokan with great accessibility, being within walking distance from Shinsaibashi.

Compared to the last ryokan, Kaneyoshi Ryokan has a more retro-vibe that will make Japanese customers feel nostalgic. This is a characteristic that not many places are capable to offer which makes this place special in that sense.

Tatami rooms, an Onsen bath, and a banquet room where you can enjoy a traditional Japanese breakfast. It is simplistic, but if you think about it, it is just enough.

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Now that we have seen what kind of hotels, hostels, and Ryokan you can find at Osaka, now let’s see what is there to do in this large city.

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What to Do in Osaka?

Osaka is full of things to do. Check the following links to get ideas for things to do in Osaka!

▶︎Top Things to Do in Osaka

-1st. Universal Studios Japan: One of the 6 Universal Studios in the world. It is one of the most popular amusement parks in Japan along with Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea.

-2nd. Osaka Castle: Arguably the most significant structure of all of Osaka. It is not only famous for its aesthetic beauty, but also because of its historic significance.

-3rd. Dotonbori: One of the most visited tourist areas in all of Osaka. Famous shop displays and flashy neon lights at night attract millions of visitors every year.

-4th. Kaiyukan: One of the world’s largest public aquarium. From the smallest of sea creatures to whale sharks. If you like the sea life, then this place is a MUST!

-5th. Shinsaibashi: Popular shopping district with a long history. You will find here all the popular brands, both Japanese and international.


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