Our Park Hyatt Tokyo Stay
This is a continuation of the Japan Trip Report. You can read more here:
Booking Lufthansa First Class Using United Miles
Lufthansa First Class Denver to Frankfurt
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt
Lufthansa First Class Frankfurt to Osaka
Japan Day 1: Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji
Westin Osaka Review
Japan Day 2 (Part 1) – Fushimi Inari and Nara
Japan Day 2 (Part 2) – Bullet Train/Nabana no Sato Illumination
Conrad Tokyo Review
Tokyo Day 1 – Tokyo Free Guide, Geisha Show and Meiji Shrine
Tokyo Day 2 – Imperial Palace Bike Ride, Yoyogi Park, Harajuku, Cat Cafe!
Tokyo Day 3 – Odaiba, Toyota Mega Web Showroom and Akihabara
Tokyo Day 4 – Day Trip to Hakone and Lake Ashinoko
Tokyo Day 5 – Ueno Zoo and Akihabara
Tokyo Day 6 – Tsukiji Fish Market and Alice’s Fantasy Dining
We had spent a majority of our time in Tokyo at the Conrad Tokyo – and ABSOLUTELY loved it. We were sad to leave, but excited to check out the Park Hyatt Tokyo. A few months before our trip American Airlines cancelled our flight home! We had to rebook on the following day. We were forced to spend an extra night in Tokyo. Worst problem ever, right? Right around this time I kept seeing reviews of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, and it seemed like everyone loved it. I realized I almost had enough Ultimate Rewards (22,000 Ultimate Rewards transferred to Hyatt – now 30,000 with the recent Hyatt category changes) to book our last night there.
I applied for Hyatt’s Diamond Challenge shortly before our trip – which gave me temporary Diamond status at Hyatt based on my Hilton Gold status. You can read more about applying for the Diamond Challenge here. With Hyatt Diamond status I had fairly high expectations for the Park Hyatt Tokyo.
We arrived and were warmly greeted and asked to wait a minute before being checked-in. They sat us down in the check-in area, and checked us in there. Based on other reviews I had read, I’d heard of Diamond members receiving an in-room check-in. That was not the case for us. We did however receive a two category upgrade to a Park View King room that was a corner room with a view of Mt. Fuji (as requested by email prior to the stay). We were escorted up to our room and shown around. Our luggage was brought up shortly after.
Our only complaint about the amazing room is that we heard a loud guy in the corner room next to ours for a decent portion of the night. It was surprising coming off of the tranquility of the Conrad Tokyo. Still a great room overall. As a Diamond member, we were given a bottle of wine to enjoy during our stay.
There was also a box of snacks from the bakery as well as flowers. We were celebrating our anniversary.
If you notice the keys on the table, those were the actual room keys. The Park Hyatt Tokyo has actual keys on a Tiffany’s key rings. They were a nice touch. The Park Hyatt Tokyo did a great job in helping us celebrate our anniversary. They greeted us and told us happy anniversary immediately, and told us we would get a picture taken in the library entrance that would be provided to us upon check out.
We didn’t realize at the time, but at check out they handed us a box with a framed picture in it! It was a great souvenir!
We were on the 46th floor and had amazing views. Even the bathtub had a great view of Mt. Fuji!
The bathtub was not exceptionally comfortable for tall people, however. But the Aesop bath products in the room were nice. The views from the room were incredible, and we spent a decent amount of time just taking in the view and taking pictures!
The mountain in the background of the picture above is Mt. Fuji. We were able to see it better the following morning.
We also enjoyed seeing Yoyogi Park from the room. It was neat at night as a giant dark circle surround by the city lights.
After checking out our room, and playing with the motorized blinds – we headed to happy hour at the New York Bar. On the way, we stopped to check out the spa and pool facilities. Diamond members get free access – however I was unable to swim as I have a tattoo on my ankle (a cultural no-no in Japan). But we walked in to take a look. My boyfriend snuck a picture of the pool very discretely (I didn’t even know he did!).
The pool even had a great view! The facilities were very nice and very relaxing. But we were headed to the bar! The New York Bar was shown in Lost in Translation with Bill Murray, and did not disappoint. As a Diamond member I received free drinks from 5-7pm!
There was a set Happy Hour menu for Hilton HHonors.
We loved the view from the bar and enjoyed sitting there. But I will say – it was the worst service we had in Tokyo. It took an incredibly long time to flag the waiter down and even longer to get the drink after that. We gave up after our second drink as it was already 6:30. It was somewhat disappointing as we were one of three tables when we first sat down and had experience exceptional service everywhere else in Japan.
After drinks at the New York Bar we headed out into Shinjuku and explored. I’m really glad we stayed at the Park Hyatt our last night and got to explore Shinjuku. It was a neat area. Breakfast the next morning was included at Girandole (Diamond status). I ordered Egg Benedict off the menu and we both had some items off the buffet.
The food was good, although we both missed the amazing breakfast at the Conrad. Service in the restaurant was also a little below the level of what we had come to expect in Japan.
Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. The views are absolutely incredible. But if I were doing the trip again, I would leave it exactly as it was – six nights at the Conrad Tokyo, one at the Park Hyatt. It was a very good experience (partly due to Diamond status), but we were absolutely in love with the Conrad Tokyo. You can read that review here.