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Conrad Osaka vs. Conrad Tokyo
Japan currently has 2 Conrad properties with each situated in Osaka and Tokyo. Both hotels cost 95,000 points per night for their standard rooms. If you could only choose one to redeem your Hilton points for, which Conrad should you go for? I stayed at both properties for 5 and 3 nights for Conrad Osaka and Tokyo respectively, and I’ll be glad to share my experiences to compare the two!
Both hotels are located just a bit outside of the center in their respective cities. Still, both hotels are connected to subway stations that allow for easy transportation. I may give a slight edge to Conrad Tokyo in the location department as Conrad Osaka’s vicinity are a bunch of business buildings. While the same is true for Conrad Tokyo, it’s at least walkable to Ginza which has tons of great food.
Conrad Osaka’s rooms are more modern, bigger, and give a seductive vibe in a sense. The room is equipped with an electronic pad that lets you control the room’s lighting, curtains, and AC. The shower pressure was also one of the best I’ve experienced, and the tub size was marvelous.
Conrad Tokyo’s rooms are more traditional, but still approachable. It does show some of its age as it’s the older hotel of the two. While they’re smaller than Conrad Osaka’s, they’re still pretty spacious for a hotel in Japan. What I enjoy more from Conrad Tokyo’s rooms are the brighter lighting.
Conrad Tokyo’s lounge is bigger with one side facing the city and the other facing the bay.
Food and drinks offering appear to be stronger in Conrad Tokyo. To be honest, I really didn’t want to eat lounge food while I was in Japan so I can’t say for sure.
I overall enjoyed Conrad Osaka’s breakfast more. During my stay, breakfast at Conrad Tokyo gets crowded fast at some days that I had to eat at the lounge instead to not have to wait in line at the restaurant.
Both hotels’ breakfast are buffets with small a la carte menu items that you can order.
Pool & Jacuzzi
Conrad Osaka’s pool looks more modern, and the jacuzzi is more spacious and established compared to Conrad Tokyo.
Out of the two Conrad hotels in Japan, Conrad Osaka is the superior hotel compared to Conrad Tokyo as it’s the more modern of the two. For the same price of 95,000 points per night that both hotels charge, the Conrad Osaka is a no-brainer choice if I have to pick one. It’s possibly the best points hotel in Osaka!
However, the Conrad Tokyo is still a good Hilton option in Tokyo. Keep in mind that points hotels in Tokyo are quite expensive, but Conrad Tokyo’s redemption is more tolerable due to the program’s ease of points earnings from credit card spend and occasional 100% bonus points promotions. Also, you can also use Hilton Free Night certificates, like from the Hilton Aspire, to book either hotel.
Alternatively, there are some great Marriott hotels in Tokyo like the Mesm Tokyo and Ritz-Carlton which gives free breakfast to Titanium and Ambassador Elite. Quite rare for a Ritz-Carlton! For IHG, the Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo has some of the best hotel breakfasts I’ve had in Japan!