Splurge in Sapporo at the City’s 10 Best Luxury Hotels

With its scenic landscapes, great food, and plenty of shopping opportunities, it’s easy to see why tourists flock to Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. But if you really want to make your trip to Japan’s northernmost island memorable, why not spend a little extra and treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime experience by staying at a luxury hotel? After all, you deserve it! That’s why, in this article, we’ll be introducing 10 of the swankiest, most accessible accommodations in Sapporo that will have you feeling like royalty!




The Best 10 Luxury Hotels in Sapporo

1. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo

JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo occupies floors 23 to 34 of the JR Tower, a local landmark and a commercial complex with lots of restaurants and shops providing everything you’d ever need just outside your door. The tower is also conveniently connected directly to Sapporo Station, making the hotel a great place for those wanting to explore one of Hokkaido’s most electric cities.

Various types of rooms are available, including those with large windows that offer amazing views of the city, luxury suites, singles, and many more.

The hotel amenities are, of course, first-class. After a long day of traveling, what could be better than relaxing in hot spring waters or a sauna at the Nikko Sapporo’s spacious bathing facility? Or you could visit the spa and feel your stress just melt away thanks to a selection of various luxury treatments. You will be similarly spoiled for choice when it comes to food as the hotel offers many different dining options, including a restaurant and bar with a panoramic view 150 meters above the ground and four Japanese restaurants serving dishes made from seasonal Hokkaido ingredients.

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2. Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Sapporo

Have a sense of adventure? This hotel is perfect for wanderers planning to do a lot of sightseeing around the city on account of it being located just a 5-minute walk from the JR Sapporo train station and a 2-minute walk from the Sapporo subway station. In front of the hotel, you’ll find the former main building of the Hokkaido Government Office, a popular tourist spot with a magnificent garden, which you’ll get to enjoy from your room if you choose to stay at Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Sapporo.

The guestrooms seek to bring guests a sense of calm tranquility with a design incorporating Sapporo landscape colors inspired by sights associated with the city, such as the Yezo sika deer or elm trees. You can choose from a variety of room styles, including rooms reminiscent of a forest lodge or spacious rooms that almost feel like they’re directly connected to the beautiful garden just outside the window.

Relax by a large window in the lobby or indulge your taste buds with the flavors of Hokkaido at the onsite restaurant, which besides local dishes also offers French cuisine and more. After working up a sweat at the hotel’s fitness center, unwind in the large underground bath and forget all your worries.

3. Hotel Emisia Sapporo

Hotel Emisia Sapporo is conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from the JR Shin-Sapporo train station and about a 1 minute walk from the Shin-Sapporo subway station. A total of 512 guestrooms are available, ranging from high-rise accommodations with dazzling nighttime views to traditional Japanese-style rooms with a sense of elegant serenity. All rooms are decorated in colors inspired by the beautiful nature of Hokkaido seen just outside the windows.

A highlight of this hotel is its spacious, underground bathing facility. In addition to all sorts of baths, including a jacuzzi, and saunas, guests can also experience the height of relaxation at the adjoining spa salon. But just because you’re on holiday, it doesn’t mean that you have to take a break from your workout routine. Thankfully, the hotel boasts an excellent gym facility equipped with a runner’s station.

Towering 115 meters up in the sky, the top floor of Hotel Emisia Sapporo houses a restaurant with an unbeatable view of the city. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style while dinner is a set-course meal. The unspoiled views of Sapporo pair excellently with the dishes’ fresh ingredients, exemplifying the very best that Hokkaido has to offer.

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4. Sapporo Grand Hotel

Opened in 1934, this long-established hotel has hosted VIPs from around the world and continues to be one of Japan’s most luxurious establishments. It’s conveniently located in the center of the city, a mere 5-minute stroll from the famous Odori Park. The hotel is also directly connected to the underground Chikaho Tunnel Walkway, making it accessible from Sapporo Station regardless of weather conditions, which really comes in handy during the winter.

The hotel consists of three buildings, including the traditional main building and the more casual annex, with a total of 494 guestrooms. There is a wide variety of room types to choose from, including deluxe rooms overlooking a Japanese garden and connecting rooms ideal for families or groups of friends.

The hotel also houses a variety of dining facilities serving everything from Japanese to Chinese cuisine, as well as old-timey bars. Sapporo Grand Hotel additionally features an art gallery, a nail salon, and a number of shops.

5. Mercure Hotel Sapporo

Mercure Hotel Sapporo is a chic hotel created by a prestigious French hotel chain. It’s located in the Susukino area, known as one of Japan's three major entertainment districts. Step outside the door, and you’ll find yourself right in the heart of Sapporo where the world is your oyster and the night is young!

The hotel’s interior, which combines a fashionable atmosphere with modern elegance, is the work of a prominent French designer. Although located in a busy area, the guestrooms here are very calming and great for relaxing after a long day of flying around the city.

The hotel boasts a number of great facilities, such as the free, fully-equipped gym or the stylish restaurant where you’ll enjoy many unforgettable breakfasts and lunches.

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6. Sapporo Park Hotel

This lavish hotel has been in business for over 50 years and has welcomed numerous VIPs throughout its long history. It stands proudly in a corner of Nakajima Park, lovingly called the “Oasis of Sapporo” by the locals. The park is a scenic nature spot dotted with important cultural properties designated by the national government. During your stay at Sapporo Park Hotel, you’ll get to stroll around the grounds and appreciate the historical buildings and other structures while basking in the splendor of nature.

Located in the heart of Sapporo, the hotel offers a wide variety of guestrooms, from singles to suites, all of which offer you magnificent nature views of Hokkaido stretching out just outside your window.

Eat like a king in an open-air Western cuisine restaurant overlooking a courtyard, or try Japanese whiskey at the hotel’s chic bar. If you’re more in the mood for the bounty of the mountains and the sea, try Sapporo Park Hotel’s Japanese and Chinese restaurants. To make the day truly perfect, indulge yourself in a body treatment at the spa salon or take a sightseeing tour of the city on a rental bicycle that you can get right there at the hotel!

7. Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo is conveniently located in the center of the city within walking distance of such tourist attractions as the Sapporo TV Tower, Sapporo Clock Tower, and Odori Park. One step through the front door and you’ll find yourself in a world of luxury ornately decorated to resemble late 19th-century Vienna.

Guests can choose from a variety of chic and elegant rooms for any and all occasions, including rooms with views from more than 60 meters above ground or spacious luxury suites.

Perhaps the best thing about this hotel is that it houses a hot spring bathhouse offering panoramic views of Sapporo. Located on the 14th floor, the facility is equipped with a jet bath, sauna, open-air bath, and bedrock bath.

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8. Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo

Adjacent to the famous Sapporo park after which it was named, the centrally-located Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo offers amazing panoramic views from its upper-floor guestrooms and restaurants. Hotel guests get to enjoy fresh greenery beyond their windows in spring and summer, fall foliage in autumn, and Hokkaido’s famous snowscapes in winter.

In total, 13 types of guestrooms are available, all combining classic elegance and smart sophistication. The spacious suites are especially recommended as the view stretching out beyond their large windows is like a work of art.

There are five restaurants and bars in the hotel, more than enough to satisfy any palate. These include a teppanyaki grill restaurant where the chef prepares dishes in front of your eyes and the 24th-floor Japanese restaurant with amazing views and seasonal ingredients that will delight your eyes and tastebuds alike. You can relax at the bar or lounge with a glass of Hokkaido's limited-edition beer or other alcoholic beverage before or after dinner.

9. Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen

Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen is conveniently located within walking distance of Odori Park and the Susukino area, two of Sapporo's most iconic sightseeing spots. Guestrooms range from functional and compact singles to group accommodations for up to four people. Accessible rooms perfect for people in wheelchairs are also available, as is the penthouse suite.

Why not try the Japanese-Western fusion-type room? It has both tatami mat flooring and a western-style bed for the best of both worlds. These rooms are perfect for those who want the comfort of a Western-style room but also want to experience the relaxing atmosphere of traditional Japanese culture.

The hotel's signature breakfast is served in a live kitchen where the chefs cook food right in front of your eyes. Among the hotel’s offerings, of special attention are grill plates prepared in an oven made from Mt. Fuji lava stone, as well as the buffet with over 40 items, including creative dishes using Hokkaido ingredients. Start your day the right way with a hearty breakfast while enjoying verdure parkside views.

10. Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station, Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo is surrounded by lush natural scenery and offers a variety of room types, including bedrooms that can accommodate up to four people and suites with scenic baths.

The outstanding lineup of food and beverage facilities in the hotel can accommodate a wide variety of needs. There’s a teppanyaki grill restaurant where you can watch your food get prepared in front of you, a bar with a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, and a Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy traditional cuisine in a private room (available by reservation only). The restaurants’ mission is to let people explore the real Hokkaido through locally-sourced ingredients, as well as rare Hokkaido wines and sake.

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Experience the Richness of Hokkaido

Treat yourself to a hotel that will make your Hokkaido journey all the more memorable! Remember, by reserving a spacious luxury room, you’ll also be getting access to amazing nightscapes, hot spring baths, and unforgettable food! Experience all of that and more at these 10 Sapporo hotels!


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