The Westin Miyako Kyoto is located in the Higashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, close to Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Heian Shrine, and Kiyomizu Temple. Nearby points of interest also include Kyoto Imperial Palace and Gion Corner.
Dining options at The Westin Miyako Kyoto include a restaurant and a swim-up bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full-service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Kyoto property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has an area shuttle, which is complimentary. ;Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and a children's club.
There are 501 guestrooms at The Westin Miyako Kyoto. Guestrooms have city, mountain, or garden views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, bidets, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct-dial phones, desks, and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, trouser presses, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.
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"Good Value in Kyoto"
I booked this hotel using SPG points, which always provides good value in Japan. The hotel is not on transportation center but provides free shuttle from/to Kyoto train station, which you will need to go for food, shopping, and other transportation. There are three scheduled shuttle per hour until 9pm and it takes 20 minutes to hotel. You can also take subway and only 2-3 stations to major business and entertainment area. It is typical Westin hotel but a little bit old but having good view of mountain and temples. The food inside hotel is very expensive and there are only few small local restaurants around hotels within 10 minutes walk. But all of them have menu for foreign languages. Or you have to take subway or shuttle to entertainment area like Sanjo.
"Very bad hotel - not sure how it could possibly be a Westin hotel'"
We stayed here for 4 nights after 4 nights at the Westin Tokyo (which was more like the Westin standard you come to expect). After 4 nights I'm so confused how this could possibly be a Westin hotel' It reminds me of the hotel from The Shining. Or boarding school. The Westin standard it is not. For a start, there are holes in the carpet, which looks like it is carpet from the 70s. There was a hole in the wall right near where I put my head. We opted for the traditional rooms and have no issues with the traditional elements of the rooms but it is all so run down. They either need to do a major renovation or pull the hotel down. To make matters worse they then tried to charge us to use the very ordinary gym. And the outside pool (which was pretty miserable looking anyway) was closed indefinitely. The service was pretty poor as well. We had 3 rooms between us and all of the rooms were terrible. Loved loved loved Kyoto but will not be returning to The Westin Miyako. If they spent a little bit of money it would make a bit difference - like replacing the horrible holey carpet and the holes in the wall and painting over the scratches on the walls. Terrible.
"Lovely view from room"
I had a short stay here in February so this review is a little late. The hotel was extremely busy during my stay but still I had a quick check-in and was assigned a room with a balcony and a great view (see pictures). The weather in Kyoto at the time was pleasant so the balcony was a big plus (especially since it is quite a spacious balcony) and location of the hotel was convenient as well. I had stayed here after a skiing trip in Hokkaido and my stay was good and relaxed. Since it was an extremely busy time for the hotel, breakfast was a bit hectic but other than that no complaints and smooth stay. If staying here be sure to get a room with a view and balcony!
"A nice (but a tad old) hotel in a serene part of kyoto."
The Location of this hotel is the biggest plus point as it is in a serene part of town on the foothills away from the bustle of city center and markets. another plus point is that it is walking distance from some of the really nice temple attractions in Kyoto like Nanzenji, shoren in and choin in. Also the hotel is 2 minutes from the Keage Subway station which is quite convenient. The hotel shuttle bus connects you to the JR station every 20 minutes to & fro. The Hotel itself was decent even though the check in was quite late at 3 PM (even though we requested early check in). It seems that the hotel was an old property which has been taken over by Westin. The rooms look old, the wood work in the room looks scratched on the edges. the Bathrooms and Amenities are quite good on the other hand. I was pleasantly surprised that the G7 summit was held in this hotel in may 2016 as they have posters of Obama and Merkel with other leaders on display. The breakfast is very good with options from between japanese and western options. the area which serves breakfast also serves buffet lunch and buffet dinner in the day as well. the Dinner buffet spread is also decent if you are tired from all the walking around in Kyoto. the coffee shop at the front of the hotel is quite good. the pastries are quite yummy. overall a good hotel, but the rooms need to be updated as they were somewhat run down and not what I expected.
The free shuttle is a vital factor that made me stay at this Westin. It is definitely not a Westin looking property from the exterior/interior by Western standards, but I made good use of the SPG points here considering it was a last minute booking. I didn't bring any expectations for the stay here considering the so so reviews and that's what it is - a borderline acceptable SPG entity (again with the hundreds of SPG properties all over the world). It just didn't feel like a modern Western Westin property or even an unique Japanese aesthetic one either. Just know it will work for a short stay if you're not looking for much. Not sure why it's labeled luxury, but at least it has all the bath amenities you need, with slippers and ironing equipment in the closet. Electrical outlets were rare in the room. Only managed to utilize two in the room - one by the desk and one with the one on the floor that's plugged to TV and other electrical appliances. Garden was under construction during the stay so I can't comment. Also rained heavily here and there during the stay so didn't really have the chance to see what's around out back. Back to the shuttle - it's usually filled to the max in the morning so get down to the lobby at least 5 mins earlier than departure time. The shuttle bus will be there waiting already anyway. It's about a 20 minute drive back to main Kyoto station with 2 stops at Shijo and Gion. It only stops going there, but not on the way back due to safety reasons. I still can't tell what the dangers really are with stopping on the way back because that would make things also a lot more easy...but taking the metro isn't a dealbreaker either. Just understand it only stops going the way of Kyoto station but not coming back to the hotel. Gion is definitely worth a stroll.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM