"Good value for money + very convenient location"
Shin Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza is located just 5 minutes walking from Shin-Osaka train station. If you visit Kansai during popular times of the year (cherry blossoms, fall foliage, etc), then this makes an affordable and convenient base for exploring the region.
I found the hotel to be extremely clean and well-managed. Rooms are typical for a Japanese business hotel, meaning they are smaller than anywhere else in the world - but the room was extremely efficient and loaded with everything you'd need and expect for a stay - hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner, tea pot, cups, TV, mirrors, etc.
The neighborhood seems quiet, but continue down the street away from the station for a few blocks and you'll emerge in a neighborhood near a subway stop that has a lot of restaurants, bars, etc. There's a 24-hour convenience store about 20 meters from the front door. Even though it's a quiet street, taxis appear to be on call 24 hours per day right in front of the hotel.
One thing to note is that the wireless connection is available only in the lobby and is unreliable, and that in-room connections require a LAN port - there is no wireless in the rooms, the the wired connection works fine. If this is an issue, bring a USB-to-LAN adapter, or buy one at BIC or Yodobashi camera stores in Japan.
All in all, if you don't mind sleeping in a neighborhood that is not in the heart of the action of Osaka or Kyoto, this hotel offers you everything else.
Traveller from United States