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The Westin Miyako Kyoto

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rooms were nice and clean. We're confused about the Mir ins tour- told by the front desk to wait in the lobby for shuttle pick up but when we arrived downstairs we asked the concierge again and we had to go to the New Miyako Hotel for pick up. We did get a taxi- this concierge was quite helpful. Did not know we needed reservations for the tepanyaki restaurant so missed out on trying that. Would be nice if the front desk informed you to make dinner reservations.

Pros: We were upgraded to a lovely, large corner room with a great view. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools were fantastic, and had good hours. The main restaurant was affordable and had Western and Japanese food choices.(The other on-site restaurants were more expensive). Cons: Huge bustling hotel, with many tour groups. Impersonal feel. Not enough concierge staff to accommodate everyone. Shuttle transportation not guaranteed due to large demand.

This was a wonderful hotel, clean, neat, and in a fantastic location in Kyoto. I love to walk and was able to walk to all historic sites from the hotel. There were several cute little restaurants in walking distance too.

Didn't expect that it was that nice. Wish to revisit in the future.

I didn't expect a wonderful place, which was a mistake.

You really get your money's worth here. You have all the comforts of a western hotel company. Comfortable beds and amenities. English TV channels and WIFI. All the staff we encountered spoke English and were helpful, welcoming and friendly. They upgraded us to a room with a view and we got there just in time for a wonderful sunset over the city. We wanted to stay another night because we were so comfortable but had to move on to other cities.

It is a very nice hotel in terms of general areas, restaurants, etc. They have a very nice pool, whirlpool, and sauna. The rooms were adequate and clean, but not amazing. The hotel is a little father into Eastern Kyoto than is perfectly ideal, but they have regular shuttle buses to the train station and it's only a 10 minute walk to the more built up area.

Stayed here for 4 nights in June 2014. This was our second time staying at this hotel (first was 3 years prior). I had booked a Superior double room with 1 bed but got upgraded to a larger room but with two beds, no problem just push the beds together. Very generous sized room for Japan. Clean, comfortable. I read some reviews saying it was dated, but I didn't feel that at all. Nice tub for soaking after a long day of sightseeing. The towels were luxuriously soft. Location may seem a bit out of the way but it's right next to the subway and we also utilized the free shuttle 3 times. Also within walking distance to some main attractions like Nanzen-ji, Hein-an Shrine. Priced very reasonable considering the quality. Pretty much just loved our stay and would stay here again.

I stayed for only one night but this was a great hotel with very convenient location near Gion. It had really large room, which I didn't expect. Very satisfied, would stay there again.

Quiet location but Close to Subway. Restaurants on site are good. I enjoyed the buffet, had high quality and fresh foods.

Great place to stay for a western style experience. Its close to the major eastern temples/tourist sites. And the subway line nearby and the shuttle service makes other sites and the station easy to access. The view from the terrace was excellent. But we didn't take advantage of the amenities since we spent the time sightseeing, but the grounds look fabulous for a stroll. Good dining options nearby, lets you experience the culture of Japan. Menus were not varied enough at the hotel to entice us to eat at the hotel.

The hotel is very well located for visiting a good number of beautiful hillside temples and pagoda. Easy access to very close subway station. Very helpful staff

We stayed at a Club floor but really was not impressed with the Club lounge. There are drinks but no real snacks. The drinks last from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The renovated floors are nice. The gardens are beautiful. There are a few temples within walking distance but other than that we had to take the hotel shuttle which runs only twice an hour to the train station. It takes about 20 minutes. The breakfast buffet has a lot to offer. Definitely would not go hungry. There are not too many eating places close to the hotel. There is a Lawson market within walking distance

We spent 3 nights in this hotel and the staff was very helpful. The breakfast was a little poor but it was free so better than nothing. The hotel is located very strategically on a hill so it has a great view and less than 1 minute walk from a subway stop that can take you anywhere in the city. There is also a shuttle that goes to Kyoto station every 30 minutes. We simply went out of the hotel and started walking south all over the temples, palaces and important sites like Gion and Pontocho so the hotel itself is very conveniently located.

Westin Miyako Hotel in Kyoto has been around for a long time. It has the tradition of hosting Queens, princess and dignitaries in the past. It is also a popular wedding hall in Kyoto. There were too many guests going in and out of the lobby either attending weddings or conference. The hotel and its room facilities are also a bit old. Even though the hotel is not centrally located, there is a shuttle bus every half an hour to take guests to the downtown and the train station.

We aren't typically fancy hotel people, but we got a deal on this on on. If you only splurge once while you're in Japan, make this the splurge! The Japanese part of the hotel is gorgeous and has housed famous people like Andy Warhol and Charles and Di.

I have no complaints about this place, rooms were larger than anywhere else, prices were fair considering the quality which is top-notch and is not that far from City Center. Children love the spaciousness of the hotel!!! It cannot be said that is closed to the center but the shuttle bus frequent service makes this hotel a real bargain!! Will definetely stay again and never forget the Westin Miyako!!!

Great location clean room. Right next to subway and gion.

Great location near gion an next to a metro. Make sure to ask for a renovated room.

Nice hotel with nice location. Garden and bird watch added extra value without extra charge.

Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama Kyoto Kyoto-fu

Located in Higashiyama within a short walk of Heian Shrine, The Westin Miyako Kyoto is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Gion Corner. This 499-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Kyoto hotel are Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace.


There are ample dining options with 5 onsite restaurants, including Aquablu, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 499 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.

Property features

At The Westin Miyako Kyoto, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. If you drive, self parking is JPY 1000 per night, and there's also a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3