Hotel Vista Sapporo Odori is a friendly mid-range hotel located on Sapporo’s famous Tanukikoji shopping arcade. This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of central Sapporo and is a short walk from both public transport facilities and several well-known attractions. On-site facilities include a restaurant, a self-service laundry and vending machines. Guest rooms are comfortably furnished and room rates are very competitive. This hotel has rooms suitable for business travelers, couples, or families.
Hotel Vista Sapporo Odori has 153 guest rooms. Rooms come with either single, double, or twin beds and both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. There is one “Heartful Room” which has barrier free access suitable for wheelchair users. All rooms are supplied with free Wi-Fi internet access, an LCD TV, a refrigerator, a telephone, a memo pad, an electric kettle, tea bags, a hair dryer, a humidifier, air freshener, disposable slippers and nightwear.
All rooms have individual air conditioning so you can moderate the temperature as you please. Bathrooms, toilets and washbasins are all separate and every bathroom has its own bathtub and shower. The following amenities are also supplied: bath towels, face towels, cotton buds, toothbrushes, shaving razors, hair brushes, conditioner, body soap, shampoo, sponges, face and hand soap. There is a separate Ladies Floor with ladies only guest rooms which have access to extra amenities such as makeup remover, facial cleansers, skin lotion, face packs, mouth wash, and bath salts.
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Breakfast & Dining
A daily buffet style breakfast is served in the 1st floor restaurant Wa Oyobare, between 6.30 and 10.00 with last entry at 9.30. This buffet includes both Japanese and Western style dishes.
Although the content changes each day typical items are sashimi, rice, bread, soup, sausages, eggs, coffee, tea, and juice. Before tax breakfast costs 1,500 yen for adults, 800 yen for elementary school age children, and is free for preschool children.
Wa Oyabare is also open as a casual izakaya style restaurant for lunch and dinner between 11.00 and 22.00. The lunch and dinner menus feature plenty of fresh seafood and Hokkaido specialties such as zangi style deep-fried chicken, jingisukan style grilled mutton, and miso flavored fondue with Hokkaido cheese, as well as a fine selection of drinks which include local nihonshu (sake), craft gin, and Otaru beer. Lunch is served between 11.00 and 14.00 and last orders for dinner is at 21.30.
There are many other restaurants along Tanukikoji Street serving both Japanese and international cuisine. There are also two convenience stores within a minute’s walk from this hotel where you can buy cheap snacks and drinks.
Other Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24-hour front desk with helpful and polite multilingual staff. Check in time is from 14.00 and check-out time is by 11.00. Baggage can be stored at reception before checking in and after checking out.
The following items can be borrowed from reception: sewing kits, nail clippers, wine openers, ice pillows, mobile phone chargers, extension cords, LAN cable, a transformer, a trouser press, extra blankets, plastic umbrellas, and ironing equipment.
Safety boxes for valuables which can be locked with a PIN number are available on the 1st floor.
There are soft drinks vending machines and a free ice machine on the 2nd floor.
There is a designated smoking area on the 2nd floor.
This hotel has a self-service laundry on the 2nd floor with coin operated machines. Washing machines have two options costing between 300 – 500 yen with detergent automatically dispensed included in the price. Dryers cost 100 yen for a 30 minute spin.
This hotel also has a same-day laundry service available for a fee. Items brought to reception by 10.00 will be ready by 18.00 the same day. This service is not available on holidays or Sundays.
Hotel Vista Sapporo Odori is a 5 minute walk from Odori Subway Station on the Namboku, Toho, And Tozai lines. It is also 4 minutes from Susukino Station on the Sapporo Streetcar network. This area is convenient for Tanukikoji shopoing stree, Odori Park, Sapporo TV Tower, and the Susukino entertainment district.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.