by Terry Ward
Built in 2006, the Hyatt Regency Kyoto is one of the older luxury hotels in town, but still a goodie. Located in the Higashiyama district and right across from the Kyoto National Museum, the hotel has spacious rooms with deep tubs — perfect for bathing multiple kids in one go. And while there’s no onsite pool, there is a spa and good gym.
Our Editor Loves
- Large rooms
- Walking distance to many attractions
- Onsite yoga classes
- Family Room 5+
While visiting Kyoto with friends, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency. Excellent service and conveniently located. The rooms could be a little bigger, since they don’t have sufficient closet space, and we stayed for five nights. Considering an upgrade is a good idea. Very clean rooms and a comfortable bed, and wonderful pillows. The breakfast was excellent and more so when having Pablo waiting on us, his service made our breakfast experience a great momento. Every morning re remembered what each one of us liked and was prepared for it.
This hotel is farther from central Kyoto than I normally stay at, but I was in middle of a Hyatt hotel run for status so I booked the place for 4 days in April. The area is next to Sanjusangendo, which is a little further out from many of the popular destinations in Kyoto. It's walkable to Kiyomizudera and the pagoda, but it's a decent distance from those 2. In terms of amenities, the place is a decent representation of a mid tier Hyatt property. It is unfortunately priced like one of their higher end properties, as there was no other Hyatt property nearby at this time. Now with the opening of the Park Hyatt in Kyoto, perhaps this will be priced more accordingly. The rooms are well kept, clean and quiet.