Kanazawa City Hotel is part of the Alpha-1 chain of business hotels. These hotels offer a simple no-frills service, with compact but comfortable, well-maintained rooms at very reasonable prices. This hotel is just ten minutes from Kanazawa Station and is convenient for local shopping malls and for bus routes to all the major tourist attractions. Kanazawa City Hotel is perfect for those visiting Kanazawa on a short trip whether on business or for sightseeing.
Guest rooms come as residential singles, twins, and triples. There are also “relaxation singles” which are fitted with automated massage chairs. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
All rooms have free Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen LCD TV, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a hair dryer, nightwear, and slippers. Bathrooms are fitted with a toilet and washlet style bidet, and are stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothbrushes, hair brushes, cotton buds, and shaving razors.
This hotel has an izakaya style Japanese restaurant called “Monzen” serving traditional local cuisine. The restaurant is modelled after a traditional “minka” style residence of the Noto Peninsula and has a menu that prominently features fresh local seafood. A mixed Western and Japanese style breakfast buffet is served here daily from 6.30 – 9.30. Breakfast costs 750 yen or just 700 yen if booked in advance. Evening room service is also available.
Lunch: 11.00 – 15:00 (Last orders: 14.00)
Dinner (Monday – Saturday): 17.00 – 23.30 (Last orders: 23.00)
Sundays and holidays: 17.00 – 23.00 (Last orders: 22.00)
Kanazawa City Hotel has a large Japanese style public bath with sauna and jacuzzi which can be used by hotel guests for free. The public bath is located in the basement and has separate sections for ladies and gentlemen. Ladies can access their section with their room’s card keys. Opening hours are from 16.00 – 1.00 at night, and 6.00 – 9.00 in the morning. Guests should bring their room towels to use this bath.
There is a public computer section in the hotel lobby which can be used free of charge. Personal computers can also be rented for a fee.
This hotel has a self-service coin operated laundry.
Mobile phone chargers, DVD players, irons, air purifiers, reading lamps, and extra blankets can all be borrowed from reception.
This hotel also has drinks vending machines and ice making machines.
For guests coming by car, parking is available at the hotel for 86 vehicles, and there is another parking lot nearby for another 46 vehicles. Parking is free for hotel guests between 15.00 and 10.00 am the following day. After 10.00 am on the day of departure parking is 100 yen per hour.
Kanazawa City Hotel is a ten minute walk south from the east exit of Kanazawa Station.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.