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Villa Fontaine Kobe-Sannomiya
3 out of 5
4-1-4 asahi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night
0.28 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (839 reviews)

"This is the third time I have used this hotel as my stay has been very enjoyable before. Location very convenient. Staff polite and helpful. New check-in/check-out machines added since last time I was here, which are easy to use. Room spacious, bath big, desk, dresser, chair, fridge, etc etc all ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Villa Fontaine Kobe-Sannomiya
Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
4.5 out of 5
7-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken
The price is $260 per night
0.9 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (264 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent service. Very premium hotel. Everything is good. Close to the shopping mall in Kobe."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
Kobe Minato Onsen Ren - Adult Only
4 out of 5
1-1 Shinkocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken
The price is $300 per night
0.8 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (183 reviews)
wonderful Japanese meal

"it was very nice room and always wonderful Japanese dinner. I have stayed here many times and I really enjoy"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Kobe Minato Onsen Ren - Adult Only
KOBE LUMINOUS HOTEL SANNOMIYA
3 out of 5
92 Edomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
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The price is $50 per night
0.24 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,081 reviews)

"Second time for me to use this hotel. Nice location and very clean room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

KOBE LUMINOUS HOTEL SANNOMIYA
CENTURION HOTEL GRAND KOBE STATION
3 out of 5
2-3-7 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Bay Area, Tyuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
The price is $46 per night
1.3 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (930 reviews)

"The property is clean, which is what I really like... ....and the only thing I don't like when I stay here is that there is only a small window, that does not let in sun light, so you can only have artificial light."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

CENTURION HOTEL GRAND KOBE STATION
Hotel Okura Kobe
4 out of 5
2-1 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night
0.68 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,894 reviews)

"Front staffs were very friendly and helpful. We had a lot of bags but they helped us carried to the room as well!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Hotel Okura Kobe
Kobe Portopia Hotel
4.5 out of 5
10-1 6-chome, Minatojima Nakamachi Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken
The price is $60 per night
2.23 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,396 reviews)
My review of Portopia

"Good stay"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Kobe Portopia Hotel
Candeo Hotels Kobe Torroad
3.5 out of 5
3-8-8, Sannomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
The price is $97 per night
0.31 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (487 reviews)

"Excellent location approaching the railway station. Facilities are also designed to meet our needs such as hot spring. Approaching the China town with so many different kinds of restaurants such as Canton + Hong Kong Dim Sum & Yam Cha, Shanghai, Szechuan and Peking. Shopping streets are also nearby ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Candeo Hotels Kobe Torroad
APA Hotel Kobe-Sannomiya
3 out of 5
5-2-14 Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $54 per night
0.2 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (629 reviews)

"very close to Sannomiya Station."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

APA Hotel Kobe-Sannomiya
Crowne Plaza ANA Kobe
5 out of 5
1-Chome, Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken
Free Cancellation
The price is $91 per night
0.84 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,104 reviews)

"Overall good stay and I go pretty often when in-town. 2 negative points are 1.room tobacco smell since some other rooms nearby are smoke allowed it mechanically reaches your room 2. Thin walls and noisy when windy outside Otherwise staff is nice especially the ladies. The gym is great too"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Crowne Plaza ANA Kobe
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Visiting Kobe

Travelers to Kobe give high marks for the shopping and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its gardens, museums, and Chinatown. Top sights in the city include Kobe Tower, Port of Kobe, and Arima Hot Springs.

  • There are 177 hotels and other accommodations in Kobe
  • The closest major airport is in Kobe (UKB), 4.6 mi (7.3 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Osaka (ITM-Itami), 15.5 mi (25 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kobe

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall, Kobe City Museum, and Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum. Attractions like Kidzania Koshien Theme Park, Kobe Animal Kingdom, and Shin-Kobe Ropeway are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its Chinatown and landmarks like Kobe Tower, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, and Ikuta Shrine.

In Kobe, there are 177 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland - Guests who stay at this 4.5-star hotel in Kobe City Centre can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and a bar, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Arima Onsen Taketoritei Maruyama - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms at this ryokan. This 4-star ryokan features free WiFi, free parking, and free train station pick-up.
  • Oriental Hotel - Guests who stay at this 4.5-star hotel in Kobe City Centre can enjoy access to 3 restaurants and a health club, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and room size.

Other favorite sights in Kobe include Port of Kobe, Arima Hot Springs, and Hanshin Koshien Stadium. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Osaka Maritime Museum, located 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from the heart of the city, and Intex Osaka, which is 13.2 mi/21.3 km away.

Getting Around Kobe

With so many choices for transportation, exploring Kobe is easy. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Sannomiya Hanadokeimae Station, Kyukyoryuchi Daimarumae Station, and Boeki Center Station. If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Kobe Sannomiya Station, Kobe Kasuganomichi Station, or Kobe Station.

Dressing for Kobe

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 61°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 47°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 90°F with nighttime averages of 64°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 76°F and nighttime averages of 39°F
  • About 1.93 inches of rain falls on Kobe each year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 87°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 37°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kobe?
Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. It is located a short 6-minute walk from Kobe Tower. Traveler reviews also recommend Oriental Hotel and Hotel Okura Kobe as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kobe, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Kobe.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Kobe?
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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Kobe?
Based on reviews, Villa Fontaine Kobe-Sannomiya is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and air conditioning. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Hotel 1-2-3 Kobe and Kobe Sannomiya Union Hotel.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Sannomiya?
With 24 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Hotel Monte Hermana Kobe Amalie is the highest ranked property in Sannomiya. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and valet parking. Other favorite options in the area include BRENZA HOTEL and KOBE LUMINOUS HOTEL SANNOMIYA.
What's the best accommodation in Kitano?
In this neighborhood, you’ll find 5 lodging options. Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso is a favorite with our customers staying in Kitano. This 3.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Travelers also recommend Hotel Liberal -Adults Only and Green Hill Hotel Urban as top choices in the area.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Kobe?
Ariston Hotel Kobe is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 restaurants and laundry facilities. Other options for your family trip include Hotel Crown Palais Kobe and Arima Gyoen. Attractions like Kidzania Koshien Theme Park and Kobe Animal Kingdom are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Kobe?
Kobe Portopia Hotel is a favorite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and 9 restaurants. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) and Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland.
What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Arima Hot Springs?
Adjacent to Arima Hot Springs, Arima Onsen Taketoritei Maruyama is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star ryokan offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices close by include Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku and Arima Onsen Hanano – Adults Only.
What about the best place to stay close to Hanshin Koshien Stadium?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hotel Hewitt Koshien, located next to Hanshin Koshien Stadium, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Hotel Koshien and Novotel Koshien Osaka West are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Kobe?
Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland is a top beach guesthouse with a beach bar and free WiFi. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers and Rokkosan Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Ashiya Beach or Okura Kaigan.
What's the best high-end hotel in Kobe?
Tocen Goshoboh is a 4.5-star ryokan with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel and Oriental Hotel are other upscale choices for your stay.

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