Close to Universal park & CityWalk restaurant
Posted Nov 7, 2016
The hotel was just steps from restaurants & shops in CityWalk and about as close as you can get to the entrance to Universal Studios - the location is great! It was very convenient to be able to walk back to our hotel at the end of a long day out at the Universal park. It was also easy & helpful to purchase tickets and fast passes to Universal Studios from the lobby of the hotel (highly recommend getting fast passes - the lines are VERY long with many rides having 3+ hour waits; we visited Universal Japan during a non-peak season, and the lines were much longer than any we've experienced during any season at Florida or California Universal Studios). The hotel has one restaurant that we did not try; it would be a great addition to have a second food option in the hotel that is more of a 'grab and go' take out food, since we often don't have time to sit down for a meal. The beds are very small, but we knew that ahead of time. However, the beds were very hard and uncomfortable. The bathroom is big and the hotel provides shampoo, conditioner, body wash, packaged toothbrushes, packaged hairbrushes, etc. The hotel location is also right next to a train station, which was convenient for getting around to other places in Osaka; it was just a short train ride to the Osaka Castle. We'd recommend this hotel, but next time would probably stay at one of the other Universal properties that is a little more high end in hopes for more comfortable beds and more food selections.