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Nyc
Reviewed 3 December 2011

For the most part I enjoyed my 6 night stay at the Westin. The hotel is a central part of Kyoto's wedding and ladys lunching scene and the lobby's life and design gives you the feeling of a grand hotel. The hotel's location, next to a subway station and in the heart of Higashiyama is a great base to explore...

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 3 December 2011

We booked a club level room for 5 nights with points. The lounge access and option of free breakfast in the restaurant was well worth the 1,500 additional points per night. We liked the hotel location. A number of sites were within easy walking distance. We were lucky enough to be there during the light up festival and 2 of...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 December 2011

we stayed here on our first trip to japan. the service is good and the shared areas are nice. Breakfast is included and is quite good, with japanese and western options. the work-out area is not large enough for the hotel, but there is an indoor and an outdoor pool, which is nice. the location is what makes this hotel...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 29 November 2011

I have been a Starwood user for many years and experienced great stays in top quality Starwood hotels around the world. So naturally I chose the Westin Miyako when visiting Kyoto. Well it was disappointing, and as far as I am concerned not up to the quality I have been accustomed too. Certainly the staff were courteous and willing to...

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Seattle
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Our group of 24 used this as a base for 6 nights and really liked it. 1) friendly, accomodating staff 2) very nice room (maybe upgraded since the last reviews? 3) at a subway stop, 20 min. walk to downtown, $6 cab to city center, 5 min. to major temple site with shops and cafes nearby 4) Manager, Herr Suter,...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Public areas are nice, has an old fashioned spacious feel, the room we had was small, tired, a bit grubby and had windows I've not seen since being at a poorly built 1970's comprehensive school annex, they barely closed properly. Definitely not worth the money.

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Kyoto, Japan
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Fairly ordinary western style hotel seemingly stitched together from a number of separate structures. Lobby level service is more western (i.e., detached) than we've experienced elsewhere in japan. Breakfast buffet is extensive, although uninspired. Rooms are comfortable, but could use an upgrade. The bathroom setup in Jr, Suites is tiny and not really designed for more than one guest, although...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Shuttle was convenient. Location near a metro stop was helpful. Easy to walk to a variety of sights on the west side of Kyoto. Good location. Very nice room, clean, nice view, spacious. Nice bathroom and shower. Overall very satisfied. Very polite staff.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 November 2011

While some reviews say that the hotel is run down, shabby, and tired, we did not find it so. Our room 6030 had a view of the mountains, Kyoto, and a Tori gate. You could walk to shrines and temples. Get a map of the Philosopher's Walk then take a taxi to the top to see the Silver Pavillion and...

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Bay Area, California
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We were given a room in the old wing of the hotel (after walking through at least four or five hallways - it seemed like a maze!) and the room was on the small side. The decor was dated - cream-colored wallpaper that had begun to peel in some places and was dinged with black marks from luggage. The carpeting...

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Western-style 11-story Hotel located amid Japanese gardens, 5 miles from train station & 31 miles from Kansai Int'l Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Westin Miyako Kyoto

Address: 1 Awadaguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku | Sanjo Keage, Kyoto 605-0052, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $193 - $654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Miyako Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 499
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Westin Miyako Kyoto
Westin Kyoto
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#8 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#10 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#14 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#25 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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“Overlooking the Japanese Garden is good.”
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“Chose a room facing the mountains with a view of the Philosopher's Walk area. Ask for an upgrade. The upgraded room was massive.”
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