Be aware that Hotel Shin Osaka and Shin Osaka Hotel are two different hotels. I booked Shin Osaka hotel but the associated Google map shows Hotel Shin Osaka. Upon arriving at this hotel, i was told that the hotel I booked was Shin Osaka hotel which is one station away.
I booked this hotel thinking that it was a stones throw from Shin Osaka station but it ended up being a 5 minute walk from Nishinakajimaminamigata station. Ironically, this turned out to be a better location. Having stayed near Shin Osaka in the past, I always found the surrounding area to be very sterile and boring. On the other hand, the area around Nishinakajimaminamigata station is quite lively with lots of restaurants and pubs. A small price to pay for a 2 minute train ride to the south. Chances are that you'll probably be going south to Umeda anyways.
Ken from Western Canada
Located in Shin-Osaka, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka Science Museum, and Umeda Sky Building …More
Good choice if you want this location. Not luxury but very nice especially for the price we paid at about $100. Free shuttle to station runs every 15 minutes or you can walk easily, probably less than a half mile and easy. Very good breakfast buffet with a lot of choice including western or western-like foods. Sufficient English instructions in room and, although front desk staff are not proficient, they are friendly and helpful.
AZ from Virginia
Located in Shin-Osaka, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Umeda Sky Building, Floating Garden Observatory, and Umeda Arts …More