"Post cruise "
Stayed three nights at this gorgeous hotel. Stayed in a club room so breakfast included which was excellent. Used the Metro to travel all over Tokyo. Clean, efficient and always on time. Loved `Tokyo.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at IC Tokyo Bay. It was our first night ever in Tokyo, and the view from the room was stunning and quite an introduction to the city. Room was small (on the larger side by Tokyo standards), but all the decor and amenities were high-end. Bathroom was immaculate and water pressure fantastic. Overall, a very comfortable room. We stayed here and also IC The Strings and enjoyed both. IC Tokyo Bay is more luxurious and the room was more comfortable, but IC The Strings is way more conveniently located to Shinagawa Station. So, if you need to use the train a lot, stay at The Strings... but if you just want a couple nights of relaxation or you don't need to travel by train, choose Tokyo Bay. The bus shuttle was very appreciated and was probably the nicest hotel shuttle I've ever taken. My only complaint is that it doesn't run often enough. The directions on the hotel website are pretty good and they do follow the timetable very precisely (one of the things we loved about Japan). For clarity- when you take the Konanguchi Exit from Shinagawa Station, veer left and then go down the stairs. Do not stand where the other public buses are (in front of Family Mart and the NTT building). The IC shuttle arrives directly ACROSS the street from that public bus stop. You board the bus directly in front of a small ramen or soba restaurant. We didn't bother with the hotel restaurant, but instead walked 15 minutes to a nearby mall for meals. A lovely stay and we hope to be back someday!
The room was spacious with lovely views . The curtains close out the sunlight well thus a great sleep. Staffs are attentive and you feel welcomed as guest at every area of the hotel. Hotel provides to and fro shuttle to shinagawa and hamamatsucho. Or if you do plan to visit odaiba and more on that particular one day , you can also have the option of purchasing the yurikamome one day pass and take as much ride as you want across the rainbow bridge on that particular day.
"Good facilities but breakfast poor"
The rooms are really good and the bedrooms facing the bay have magnificent views. Public areas are adequate but residents are sometimes not able to use the bar/lounge facilities at times as this sold out to non residents. The breakfast offering and the level of service not up to standard and if the hotel is busy you have to wait and then when you finally get seated you are informed to hurry as the buffet will close soon!
"Nice Hotel in a quiet Location. Beautiful Views"
Just a short stay here before embarking on a cruise. we chose this hotel because it was closer to the Harumi cruise terminal...in fact, we saw our ship arrive the day before under the Rainbow bridge...We had a standard king room, and although I requested a river view, we were upgraded to a bay view with a beautiful vista of the Rainbow bridge and all the bay boat activities. We really only had one full day to explore, but we walked everywhere we wanted to see...Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace (sadly closed that day), and through the Ginza area. There is a train station just a short walk from the hotel, adjacent, really, so you are not totally isolated, and we did appreciate the quiet location after our walk through the Ginza area. Our room was very nice with quality amenities in the bathroom (try the heated toilet with all the gadgets). Internet is free only in the public areas...lobby, etc. I just went downstairs and sat in one of the comfortable sofas if I needed to check anything online. We did not dine in the hotel, and my one real issue was a decent lack of a place to just sit and relax with a drink after a long day of walking around. We did have a glass of wine and some snacks in the wine bar, but we had to sit outside (in the drizzle) unless we were ordering dinner. There is a "lounge" on one of the upper floors, but it is open only to Club status guests until rather late. There was just not a bar at all in the hotel, and even at the wine "bar" you almost had to sit at a table and order dinner. There are some choices for food, and the restaurants did seem busy, but we were just never hungry enough for a full-on meal. FYI: The taxi ride from the hotel to the Harumi pier was less than $30, so this is a good option for a pre-cruise stay overlooking the Bay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 12:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM