Sapporo is located on the Japanese island on Hokkaido. It is the largest city of the northern island. Two million people call Sapporo home and this is where Sapporo beer originates. It also has the most well-known entertainment district in all of Japan, Susukino. Sapporo is also the first city in Asia to host the Winter Olympics in 1972.
The absolute best no frills inexpensive hotel in the heart of Sapporo is the Chisun Inn. This hotel is nicely-situated close to the Sapporo TV Tower, Odori Park, and the famous Sapporo Clock Tower. The guest rooms include televisions that offer pay movies, telephones, tea and coffee makers, an elevator, air conditioning, bath tubs, and hair dryers.
The Sapporo Crescent Hotel is one of the best budget hotels in Sapporo and the only hotel in the entire city that has a non-smoking regulation throughout the entire building. They offer a free complimentary breakfast to their guests and access to a high-speed Internet connection. All of the rooms have incredibly comfortable Tempur bedding and pillows. Rooms also include decadent massage chairs and top of the line air purifiers. The hotel sits in the center of Sapporo. A brisk five minute foot walk will bring one to the famous JR Station, from where he or she can travel to every sightseeing or business site in Sapporo. The hospitality at the Sapporo Crescent Hotel is top notch. The restaurant even offers a free soft drink to any guest who stops in during the afternoon.
Another fantastic budget hotel is the Marks Inn. The Marks Inn is a clean and affordable establishment that is located in the middle of all of the excitement of the bustling Sapporo City. After enjoying the hotel's delicious complimentary breakfast, guests can walk about two minutes to either of the two subway stations that are located in the immediate area. If they want to walk an extra minute, they will come to Susukino, which is the largest downtown in all of Hokkaido. It also boasts the most extreme nightlife. However, the area is also very safe and offers a plethora of fine restaurants and interesting shops that can be accessed without ever having to enter a motor vehicle.
There are many good five star hotels in Sapporo. One of the best is the Sapporo Park Hotel. This is a hotel that has very distinctive walls that are celadon-blue. It is conveniently-located by the beautiful Nakajima Park and a major subway station and offers two hundred and sixteen rooms and is also the hotel where the Imperial Family stays. The rooms are designed with comfort as the first priority. They are all decorated with soothing shades that enhance the relaxation of the guests and offer access to high speed Internet.
Another nice five star hotel is the Keio Plaza Sapporo, which is located right in the city's heart. A modern-style establishment, it is well-maintained and constantly refurbished. Although the Keio is in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the city, it is also next to a Botanical Garden.
The best hotel in Sapporo is probably the JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo, which is a celestial-style resort that connects directly to the JR Sapporo Station, the tallest building in the area north of Kanto. This hotel prides itself on being a place of excitement and comfort. They even offer the Sky Resort Spa, which uses water from a natural hot spring that flows from under the southern entrance of the Sapporo Station. Cutting edge spa facilities occupy the hotel's entire twenty-second floor. This includes saunas with stunning views and bubble baths, among other things.