Nara Washington Hotel Plaza
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7.8
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8.6
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Isagawa Shrine240 m
  • Nara City Tourist Center270 m
  • Old JR Nara Station290 m
  • Denkoji290 m
  • Space Roku -The 3rd Street-310 m
  • Ikedagankodo360 m
  • Nara Train Station390 m
  • Sanjo Road (Sanjo Dori)470 m
  • Kintetsu Nara Train Station490 m
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street550 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Nara Washington Hotel Plaza

    31-1 Shimosanjo-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8236 - See map
    "This place was very hospitable to us, and while the room was small- the room was perfect for our overnight stay in Nara."
    Amanda - May 16, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    • 400 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nara

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Room comfort score
    7.3/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Review score - United States
    7.9/10
    Better than
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    Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center0 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport36.9 km

    Rooms available at Nara Washington Hotel Plaza

    Small Double Bed Smoking
    Small Double Bed Smoking
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Standard Single Non-Smoking
    Standard Single Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Small Double Bed Non Smoking
    Small Double Bed Non Smoking
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Standard Twin Smoking
    Standard Twin Smoking
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Twin Non-Smoking
    Standard Twin Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Single Smoking
    Standard Single Smoking
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Double Smoking
    Standard Double Smoking
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double Non-Smoking
    Standard Double Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Twin
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      Twin Room
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      • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
      • Non-smoking
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      What people love about Nara Washington Hotel Plaza

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Location

        "Rates were very reasonable, and hotel was located along sanjo dori street, which was close to the train station and a few other tourist attractions."

        cheryl

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        February 18, 2018

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Location

        "The location is excellent."

        Tak N.

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        August 10, 2017

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "Hotel staff were polite and room was clean and spacious for Japanese standards."

        cheryl

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        February 18, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Great place!"

      Matthew

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      May 3, 2018

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      6.4
      Good

      "Very honest business hotel ."

      MICHEL

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      January 10, 2018

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      7.8
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      Cleanliness8.0
      Facilities7.3
      Location8.6
      Room comfort and quality7.3
      Service8.2
      Value for money7.6
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      9+ Exceptional (57)
      8-9 Excellent (77)
      7-8 Very Good (100)
      6-7 Good (71)
      <6 Below Expectation (37)
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      8.4
      Excellent
      Ju-hsin from China
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Convenient location ”

      The location of the hotel is very good. 3 minutes walk to the JR station, where you can take buses to attractions in the city. The restaurant at the hotel offers great food at very inexpensive price. We had lunch there and would like to have dinner, too. Unfortunately, the dinner time was all booked.

      Reviewed June 28, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Daniel from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

      Along the main tourist path ”

      This hotel is a short walk from the JR station and is along the way to 3 big attractions. It takes about 10 minutes to the Kofukuji 3 & 5 story pagoda site, another 20 minute walk to the famous Todaiji Temple with the giant bronze Buddha. Another 20 minute walk takes you from Todaiji to Kasuga Taisha Shrine and another 20 minute walk from there takes you back to the station. Great location. Free WI-FI in rooms. Nice comfortable room with friendly, helpful staff. Lots of restaurants around. A 7-Eleven is close by.

      Reviewed November 01, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Gabriel from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Standard Double Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Location, Location, Location.”

      We've stayed here before and found the location very convenient. But the amenities leave room for improvement (e.g. no ice machine). It's right on Sanjo Dori (the main road leading to Nara Park)! And along the way you find the famous mochi shop where they try to smash the hands of the "chef" turning the mochi dough. You will know the shop. There will be a crowd outside, usually. Appreciated the Dual USB ports by bedside for charging mobile devices! But, small room - one double bed only. (I usually book twin rooms, but none were available.) Also small bath tub - Daughter couldn't "swim" in it.

      Reviewed July 23, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      HIROSHI from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Nice hotel”

      There is a restaurant attached on the ground floor. Its owner is different. The price of breakfast is very reasonable. The room might be quiet depending on whom you are staying. The night I stayed was quiet.

      Reviewed April 20, 2017
      8.3
      Excellent
      Yunsha from China
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in October 2014

      Good for one night stay”

      Location

      The hotel is very near to Kintetsunara Station and all the sight spots. I didn't try their breakfast but the restaurant looked nicely decorated. The room was clean but a little bit old though. Recommended for one night stay.

      Reviewed October 17, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      HENRY from Malaysia
      Group
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in March 2014

      friendly staff”

      Staff, clean, location

      the 1st thing would be the staff are friendly and I love the services from their staff. Next would be the location, the hotel just next to JR line station. The hotel was fine, it is clean, but the room just too small and they didn't provided the twin room, they just have double bed room.

      Reviewed April 04, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Gabriel from Singapore
      Couple
      Standard Twin Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

      Right on the shopping street”

      Location. Lots of Restaurants nearby. Park within 10 mins walk.

      + Close to train station (5 min walk) + Along Sanjo-Dori - main shopping street to Nara Park. + Room seems spacious despite small size. + Extra pillows in room. + Abt 10 mins walk to Nara Park. + Easy access to restaurants. - No wifi. (In room or Lobby). - No ice machine - none I could find. = Could do with more power points for charging devices. Barely adequate. = Toiletries on request. Reception asked if we needed toothbrush on check in.

      Reviewed December 01, 2013
      7.6
      Very good
      cheryl from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

      Good value Budget hotel”

      Rates were very reasonable, and hotel was located along sanjo dori street, which was close to the train station and a few other tourist attractions. Hotel staff were polite and room was clean and spacious for Japanese standards. There was also pyjamas provided in the room, which was a nice touch However, the air conditioning in the room did not work and the room was warm and stuffy even though it was winter. On one of the nights, water was not warm even when adjusted to the maximum temperature. These were the main downsides but no major complaints as I got the room at a very good rate and I enjoyed the restaurants surrounding this hotel

      Reviewed February 18, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Amanda from United States
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      It's a convenient choice”

      This place was very hospitable to us, and while the room was small- the room was perfect for our overnight stay in Nara. If you stay for more than one night, I'd recommend splurging for a bigger room if you're not used to the small room sizes of Japan. Very close to the station and bus stops and even walkable to Nara Park and Todaji Temple. Overall, very good stay!

      Reviewed May 16, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Adriaan from South Africa
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 12 nights in August 2016

      Wonderful experience”

      We come from a country with a very poor exchange rate, making all of Japan very expensive for us. However, our stay was a wonderful experience overall. The staff were friendly, helpful, well-informed and very efficient. With a better exchange rate (stronger currency), we would have stayed much longer. Adriaan and Sophie Stellenbosch South Africa

      Reviewed September 04, 2016
      7.7
      Very good
      Marco from Switzerland
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

      Good 3-Star Hotel”

      LOCATION IS 5 minutes away from JR Station, rooms are small but efficient, very quiet rooms

      Enjoyed my stay in a wonderful city. Hotel rooms are small and clean and qualify for a good 3-Star Hotel. Staff could be a bit more friendly. Otherwise good place to stay and to use as base to explore Nara

      Reviewed June 02, 2015
      7.7
      Very good
      stacey from Australia
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in April 2015

      Great location”

      Location, staff

      This hotel is just ok. The staff are fantastic and the location is great but there's nothing special about this place. There are no amenities and the breakfast was awful. Probably a bit overpriced for what it was. The room was tiny allthough it was clean.

      Reviewed April 27, 2015
      2.3
      HOWANG from South Korea
      Family with young children
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015

      only one or two star hotel”

      It was worst hotel I ever stayed. It is not hotel, only bldg divides many small rooms and expect people to stay with poor room conditions. Travellers also have to be careful with this place that if you check out little late, they ask you to pay for late check out Their check out time is 10 am!

      Reviewed March 03, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Elle from Australia
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in July 2014

      Small but convient”

      Location

      we stayed here for one night. The rooms are very small the smallest out of about 8 hotels I stayed in all around Japan. Very basic but the location was perfect. It's located on a road leading to the deer park and temples etc. So that's all we really cared about. Stayed in a better hotel for another night in nara (Nikko Nara) unsure of the price difference.

      Reviewed March 01, 2015
      8.3
      Excellent
      Yeok from Malaysia
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

      1st Timer In Nara”

      Close to Railway Station, Reception Process Fast, Close to Shopping District

      Just OK, however the hotel room and bed is smaller than the one in Dormy Inn in Osaka. Room light is orange color dim without mix of white light. The blanket cover material is not soft. The bed is dusty a bit.The shower room looks like without exhaust fan, cannot breath during the call of nature.

      Reviewed September 28, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      ziyi from China
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

      very good experience”

      service room location

      excellent service!!we got the room update for free so it offered us the best room in the hotel. It has a beautiful garden view with a super huge bath room which is hardly found in Japan,especially in Kyoto. The location is also awaresome,just beside the famous hanami road!

      Reviewed September 08, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Claire from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Standard Twin Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      Nara Washington”

      Location, cleanliness, service

      The hotel is located in a good area, lots of food and shops to browse through. It's also about 10 minutes away from the main attraction of Nara, which are the deer in Nara Park! The area is quite touristy, so if you're looking for a town that's off the beaten track, Nara probably isn't the place. The hotel has quite a late check in, and they don't automatically put toiletries (e.g. toothbrushes, razors etc) in the room but will offer them to you upon checking in, so if you need them, please ask for them.

      Reviewed September 04, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Alex from United States
      Couple
      Small Double Bed Non Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in July 2014

      5 min walk to train, 15 minute walk to sights”

      Location, convenience, price

      Perfect spot 5 minute walk from train station, 15 minutes to the Nara temples and sights, great street with lots of restaurants. Hotel room was expectedly small but clean, convenient, and everything worked great. They held our bags when we checked out and saw all the sights. Don't go to Nara town on Mondays. Most popular restaurants are closed. Highly recommend this hotel for a quick and cheap, comfortable stay.

      Reviewed July 31, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Jeff from Canada
      Couple
      Standard Twin Non-Smoking
      Stayed 6 nights in April 2014

      better than Kyoto”

      location, sights, comfort

      Everything about this hotel was above standard: comfort, cleanliness, size, food, staff, location. We were forced to stay in Nara because Kyoto was booked up (really!!) but we had a rail pass and it was only 40 minutes to Kyoto. Nara itself was far more accessible than Kyoto and we were on the best and most interesting small street leading directly to the World Heritage Sights, which were the equal of anything in Kyoto. We loved the deer and the giant Buddha hall. Superb.

      Reviewed April 12, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      TAT from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Single Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

      Central location to food, shopping and transport”

      Location, staff, value for money

      The hotel is within walking distance to numerous restaurants and cafes so food is not a problem. There is a twenty four hour convenience store across the road from the hotel. It is nearby the covered shopping street. The hotel is a short walk to both the JR Nara train station as well as the Kintetsu Nara train station. The hotel staff were helpful and attentive. The hotel room was clean although a bit small though that is usual for hotels in Japan.

      Reviewed April 09, 2014
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