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Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Getting a hotel room for less than $100 per night is not easy in Tokyo, but this deal was too good to pass up. The staff was friendly and most of all the room was clean. It was tiny, but enough for one person to get by. Close enough to restaurants and the subway/train system to get where you need to.

The weird thing about this hotel is that they require you to return the key to the desk whenever you go out. Not being trusted by the staff was a weird feeling for Japan. They will also not allow any visitors to the rooms. The rooms themselves are cubicle style with a single faucet for both shower and sink. The hotel was clean but a little less so for a Japanese hotel. On golden week the price for the room was quite ridiculous.

~15 min walk from Shinjuku station. Simple but very adequate accommodations, it was a fantastic value.

I selected Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku after doing some research on hotels in the Shinjuku or Shibuya districts. I had a 24 hour layover en route to Mongolia and did not desire to spend it in the airport. I booked a single room here, and took the JR Express train from Narita (I highly recommend buying the combined Suica/N'ex card at the airport if you are a foreigner). The deal can't be beat, but be warned, the lines can take a long time. But, back to the hotel---a 10-20 minute walk from the Shinjuku JR Express station. The time varies based on how crowded it is, especially if you are pulling luggage with you. The directions provided by the hotel left something to be desired, but I was able to navigate my way there after locating some landmarks/large stores and using my middle school Japanese to ask for directions. The hotel staff was friendly and spoke English well. I felt the room was on the large side of Tokyo-sized and had the amenities needed for a comfortable night (or several). For the price, I cannot make any complaints on the hotel. The location was great at less than a 5 minute walk and you were in the thick of Shinjuku nightlife. I'm actually glad it wasn't closer otherwise it probably would have been too noisy to sleep. It was very close to restaurants, bars, shopping, many transportation options and much more. It is also one block away from the Hanazono Shinto Shrine. For a budget traveler looking for a hotel room in one of the liveliest districts inside Tokyo proper for under $100, I 100% recommend this hotel.

A lot of hotels in Tokyo are very expensive so this hotel was good for our budget. The location was decent with the nearest subway station at about a 5 minute walk. However, the service was okay and the walls were very thin. We had the TV on at a normal volume and we got a phone call from the front saying that we are being too loud.

Convenient location right next to Shinjuku-sanchome station, and not too far from Shinjuku station. Room was fine, kind of worn/dated, but ok. Good (wired) internet connection in room. Staff was friendly and spoke enough English to make for an easy check in and out. I was in the annex with a room facing the alley/street between the main hotel and the annex and street noise was not a problem. Good location for the price.

We, three adults and one 7 years old traveled in Japan and decided to find a hotel that is easy for us to get to the airport the next morning from Shinjuku Station. We reserved two none-smoking rooms; they put us in different floors, also told us only one none-smoking available for us. They didn't even try AT ALL to re-arrange for us when we asked nicely . We thought this was the worst service we had ever encountered during our Japan stays. Japanese are usually friendly and helpful. Moreover, this hotel is way far from walking to the main Shinjuku station, about 20 to 30 mins walk. We will go back to Star Hotel next time, their staff and location are most ideal!

actually the hotel not in SHINJUKU but SHINJUKU Sanchome Station via metro line "Marunouchi" and out of the exit "E1", which differs from the Toei-Line Station "Oedo-E1". front staff can speak english and were helpful. both check in and out were smooth.

I frequently travel to Japan and usually stay a night in Shinjuku on arrival and departure to give easy access to the NEX express to Narita. The prices of my usual hotels were high during my last visit so decided to try the Sunlite which was less than half the price of the alternatves. And it was perfectly adequate. The usual small room of course but then all hotels in Tokyo are the same unless you spend significantly more money. The staff were efficient and friendly, the the bed was comfortable and there as free internet in the room. Great value for money.

If you are looking for a hotel primarily as a place to sleep and in a convenient location, the Shinjuku Sunlite is a very good value. It is a short walk from Shinjuku station. The rooms are utilitarian with limited amenities, but they are clean and quiet. The front desk staff are very helpful. I plan to return to this hotel for my next trip.

It was amazing price for the location, modern, clean and at a great price.

It was nice. Great staff at front desk.

The Sunlite Shinjuku provided perfect accomodations with two rooms for the 4 of us for 4 nights stay in Toyko. Even though we were at first surprised by the small rooms and close quarters we found the beds extremely comfortable and fresh. The bathroom was ok and even had a laundry string in the shower. We made use of the free internet connection in the hotel lobby and enjoyed Japanese/Western breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Breakfast was not included in the price for the room, but altogether it was very affordable and located in an exciting shopping area of the city which helped us truly get acclimated to Tokyo. The hotel is just about a 10 minute walk from the Shinkju train station. Some taxi drivers did not readily know this hotel, so be sure to carry a card with the hotel's name in Japanese if you plan to use a taxi to return to your room!

5-15-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo Tokyo-to

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Kabukicho, Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. This 197-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Located in central Tokyo, the hotel is also near Meiji Jingu Shrine and Tokyo Imperial Palace.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at FLORET, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku's 197 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, phones, and desks. Guests can expect 20-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Self parking is available for JPY 2000 per night. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Renewed Triple Room, Smoking

Twin 3 | Sleeps 5

Renewed Semi Double Room, Non Smoking

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku

Couples (2) Business (2) Family (2) Other (7)
2

standard businessman hotel

Singles

Getting a hotel room for less than $100 per night is not easy in Tokyo, but this deal was too good to pass up. The staff was friendly and most of all the room was clean. It was tiny, but enough for one person to get by. Close enough to restaurants and the subway/train system to get where you need to.

By on Jul 24, 2014

2

a paranoid hotel in japan

Singles

The weird thing about this hotel is that they require you to return the key to the desk whenever you go out. Not being trusted by the staff was a weird feeling for Japan. They will also not allow any visitors to the rooms. The rooms themselves are cubicle style with a single faucet for both shower and sink. The hotel was clean but a little less so for a Japanese hotel. On golden week the price for the room was quite ridiculous.

By on Apr 29, 2014

4

great value

Couples

~15 min walk from Shinjuku station. Simple but very adequate accommodations, it was a fantastic value.

By on Sep 23, 2013

4

a great price in a great location

Singles

I selected Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku after doing some research on hotels in the Shinjuku or Shibuya districts. I had a 24 hour layover en route to Mongolia and did not desire to spend it in the airport. I booked a single room here, and took the JR Express train from Narita (I highly recommend buying the combined Suica/N'ex card at the airport if you are a foreigner). The deal can't be beat, but be warned, the lines can take a long time. But, back to the hotel---a 10-20 minute walk from the Shinjuku JR Express station. The time varies based on how crowded it is, especially if you are pulling luggage with you. The directions provided by the hotel left something to be desired, but I was able to navigate my way there after locating some landmarks/large stores and using my middle school Japanese to ask for directions. The hotel staff was friendly and spoke English well. I felt the room was on the large side of Tokyo-sized and had the amenities needed for a comfortable night (or several). For the price, I cannot make any complaints on the hotel. The location was great at less than a 5 minute walk and you were in the thick of Shinjuku nightlife. I'm actually glad it wasn't closer otherwise it probably would have been too noisy to sleep. It was very close to restaurants, bars, shopping, many transportation options and much more. It is also one block away from the Hanazono Shinto Shrine. For a budget traveler looking for a hotel room in one of the liveliest districts inside Tokyo proper for under $100, I 100% recommend this hotel.

By on Aug 6, 2012

3

good hotel for the price

Couples

A lot of hotels in Tokyo are very expensive so this hotel was good for our budget. The location was decent with the nearest subway station at about a 5 minute walk. However, the service was okay and the walls were very thin. We had the TV on at a normal volume and we got a phone call from the front saying that we are being too loud.

By on Jun 26, 2012

4

very good location

Singles

Convenient location right next to Shinjuku-sanchome station, and not too far from Shinjuku station. Room was fine, kind of worn/dated, but ok. Good (wired) internet connection in room. Staff was friendly and spoke enough English to make for an easy check in and out. I was in the annex with a room facing the alley/street between the main hotel and the annex and street noise was not a problem. Good location for the price.

By on Oct 1, 2011

1

long walk from shinjuku station

Families

We, three adults and one 7 years old traveled in Japan and decided to find a hotel that is easy for us to get to the airport the next morning from Shinjuku Station. We reserved two none-smoking rooms; they put us in different floors, also told us only one none-smoking available for us. They didn't even try AT ALL to re-arrange for us when we asked nicely . We thought this was the worst service we had ever encountered during our Japan stays. Japanese are usually friendly and helpful. Moreover, this hotel is way far from walking to the main Shinjuku station, about 20 to 30 mins walk. We will go back to Star Hotel next time, their staff and location are most ideal!

By on Dec 5, 2010

3

convenient

Singles

actually the hotel not in SHINJUKU but SHINJUKU Sanchome Station via metro line "Marunouchi" and out of the exit "E1", which differs from the Toei-Line Station "Oedo-E1". front staff can speak english and were helpful. both check in and out were smooth.

By on Nov 30, 2010

4

value in shinjuku

BusinessTravelers

I frequently travel to Japan and usually stay a night in Shinjuku on arrival and departure to give easy access to the NEX express to Narita. The prices of my usual hotels were high during my last visit so decided to try the Sunlite which was less than half the price of the alternatves. And it was perfectly adequate. The usual small room of course but then all hotels in Tokyo are the same unless you spend significantly more money. The staff were efficient and friendly, the the bed was comfortable and there as free internet in the room. Great value for money.

By on Oct 3, 2010

4

sunlilte shinjuku - good value

BusinessTravelers

If you are looking for a hotel primarily as a place to sleep and in a convenient location, the Shinjuku Sunlite is a very good value. It is a short walk from Shinjuku station. The rooms are utilitarian with limited amenities, but they are clean and quiet. The front desk staff are very helpful. I plan to return to this hotel for my next trip.

By on Mar 16, 2010