Chained 'salesman' Hotels: "Clean Affordable Hotel" Japan Hotel Tip by booklovers

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In japan, I like the 'business hotel'. Not sure what they actually categorised it but I called it 'salesman hotel'. It's a chain hotel with clean decent room, thought the room is small and they usually have double bed, not twin beds.

This kind of hotel is unique. You can reserve and pay online with a bit of discount. or just reserve it and pay on the check-in date. When check-in, hotel staff will give you a key card (to swipe or just a password to your room). They may ask you to pay up front, usually, you just slip the card into the machine at the front area for payment.

The room amenities such as tooth brush/tooth paste and soap and pajama will be provide around the front area. make sure to pick it up before go up to your room. Some hotel do not provide toothbrush and tooth paste (but still provide other amenities) said that it's the only thing that can use only once and throw,hence, increase the garbage. (Such a cleaver plan to reduce cost)

I used to stay in
- super hotel (full length breakfast)
- new budget hotel (two kinds of bread, a very good bread, and coffee and juice)
- hotel flex (no breakfast)

This will cost you around 7-8000 yen per double room

Unique Qualities: I like this kind of hotel because it's clean and affordable. At the same time, this kind of hotel always located in good, accessible location.

Two downsides are
1. the room always smell of smoke ( you know how japanese salaryman smoked)
2. no twin bed. I like twin bed.

Price Comparison: least expensive
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel

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  • Written Sep 30, 2008
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