Posted Dec 17, 2016
Stayed 2 nights here in Hakodate Grand Hotel. Not exactly near to the Hakodate JR station. Might be difficult to take tram to the hotel especially during winter time where roads are slippery and snowy. We took cab whenever we were dragging our baggage with us. The cab fare is approximately 800 yen to 1000 yen (Hakodate Grand Hotel - Hakodate JR station), which is almost the same price if we took tram for 4 pax.
Nearest tram station is Horaicho tram station. Short walk from the hotel. Trams arrive very frequently as well. Basically, if the weather isn't that bad or you weren't dragging the luggage with you, you can easily walk from the hotel to the Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse, bay area, or even the Mt Hakodate Ropeway Station.
Personally, I think with the Japan hotel room size standard, this hotel room is much bigger than I thought. The one which I stayed in Sapporo is much smaller where we couldn't lay two 25 inch luggage on the floor at the same time.
Toiletries, towels, hairdryer, kettle (super small size) are all provided. Coffee machine readily available for use 24/7 at the lobby. Welcome dessert is available later part of the day. Staff is polite and helpful too.
Worth the price we paid. Will definitely recommend this place.