Tokyo Bay Hilton
Tokyo Bay Hilton
Date of stay: mid-November 2019
This was our splurge hotel stay. I’d signed up to the Hilton Honours program (for free, and when they have deals you can score discounts on hotel stays). I booked this hotel because of its access to Tokyo Disney and Disney Sea. There were cheaper hotels much further out, however I really didn’t want the hassle of waking up super early to catch trains or buses to Disney then getting back at 10pm. So I was happy to spend more money here for the convenience especially right at the end of our trip. I wanted this Disney portion of our holiday to be hassle free and ultimately, this was a great choice.
Check-in was fast and efficient despite the hotel being busy. I knew I had to purchase our Disney passes in cash, and the main desk staff pointed me to a smaller unsigned desk. It would have been good to have some signs up along the lines of ‘buy your Disney passes here’ rather than queuing up in the main desk queue only to be told to go to the desk opposite.
Hilton Tokyo Bay has a convenience store on the ground floor and we went here for all our food supplies such as snacks for full days at Disney. Vegans take note, they stocked the T’s TanTan cup noodles!
Our room was huge and quite nice. It could easily have fit a third bed plus cot, so it’s good for families. The bathroom was a little dated in comparison but typical of the hotel bathrooms we’d already seen.
We enjoyed opening the sliding window shutters and admiring the view. At night there was some loud street traffic from motorbikes zooming by so I wondered if this was some kind of favourite area to speed on a bike as there weren’t many cars at all.
Our bags from the previous hotel had been sent over without a problem.
The hotel had all their Christmas decorations and displays up and there was a large model train display which was being enjoyed by many.
We used the free Hilton shuttle bus to and from Bayside station to access the Disney Resort line monorail. We also used the Hilton bus from JR Maihama station, as well as the bus to Narita airport which incurred a fee.
The hotel is showing some signs of age but I couldn’t really fault anything about it. I’m glad we stayed here and it was a relief to have shuttle bus access everywhere I needed to go.