Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Christina from Japan

Nice hotel with great location

Posted Mar 25, 2014
Pros: The location was great - minutes from the covered shopping arcade and within walking distance of Sendai Station.
We arrived at 1:30pm. My original room was a single, but my friend decided to come with me at the last minute and we were able to change to a twin room upon check-in, no problem. The hotel location was great - we were minutes from the covered shopping arcade and a 10 minute walk from Sendai Station. There were plenty of cafes and shops around to keep us entertained. The room itself was nice - it was pretty spacious compared to some other Japanese hotels I've stayed in. It was a little tired-looking, but it was clean. The bathroom was a nice size, and shampoo, conditioner, and body wash were all provided. We stayed on the second floor, and although we could hear some traffic noise from outside, it didn't disrupt our stay at all. The Welcome Coffee in the lobby was a nice touch! We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again for the price.
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler

central location, modern building

Posted Aug 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location is convenient to the main train station (a 5-minute taxi ride away) and shopping. Had a room in the back of the building which was quiet. The building is modern and clean. Breakfast was buffet style and not expensive, with Japanese and Western foods to choose from.
4 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by RJ

Posted Jul 11, 2012 on Hotels.com
I was happy to find the service at the Library Hotel to be very cooperative and flexible, closer to that of a full-service five-star hotel than the typical "business hotel" in Japan. In terms of actual services the Library is just as bare bones as anywhere else in it's price range, but the staff's professional handling of the details left my stay free from most of the usual stress that budget business hotels often leave one with. The front desk was staffed well enough that I didn't have to wait any of the 5 or 6 times I had some business there, some mind reading was employed both times I needed to get my car from out of the car-elevator parking robot--all it took was a second of eye contact as I approached the front desk for them to run the logic and guess that I would be needing them to run the car elevator, a completely open wi-fi router on each floor (this is a real rarity!), late check out fees were rounded very forgivingly-- little things like these that unfortunately are not to be taken for granted unless you spend ¥15,000/person or so on your lodging. Things like a lack of room service, the as-small-as-possible unit bath-room, the room itself being not much bigger than the bed, etc. these things are unavoidable if you want to spend less. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Library Hotel's service good enough to help me forget the corners that had been cut to get the price down where it was. Looking forward to my next trip there.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Washington DC

Library Hotel Higashi Nibancho - Great Location

Posted Nov 24, 2011 on Hotels.com
The location is hard to beat as it is near the kokubuncho entertainment district and not a bad walk from Sendai Station. The hotel staff were extremely helpful in sorting out communications with the airline that had lost our luggage. The room was pretty large by Japan hotel standards and we really dug the decor. There was free wireless in the lobby along with a computer that guests could use, so that was extremely convenient as it allowed us to sort out our future travels. Did not have breakfast downstairs, so I cannot comment on the food quality. The price was reasonable as well, so we would definitely recommend this hotel to all.