Comfortable and Convenient
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Spent 3 of 5 nights at the Dormy Inn PREMIUM and enjoyed a comfortable stay in a convenient location within walking distance of Odori Station, many shopping areas and restaurants. Room size was quite adequate for 2 people and offered usual amenities (free WIFI, complimentary in-room coffee and bottled water, TV but no English channels) and a very comfortable double bed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Tried the busy breakfast buffet once but found it pricey (15,000 ¥). It had mostly lunch foods and limited breakfast items. Have to arrive very early (or late) to get a seat. Hotel offers free coffee in the lobby and free ramen noodle soup in the restaurant (in the evening only). Hotel also offers free taxi service to Sapporo Station but advance reservation is needed.
Unfortunately, the room was not available the final 2 nights of my stay, and I had to move across to the Sapporo Inn ANNEX. The Annex room was more expensive and yet it was smaller and did not provide complimentary in-room coffee or bottled water, which I feel should be included when it is not safe to drink the tap water and there's no water dispenser in the hotel. Found the staff to be rude and less friendly too.
If you have a choice between the Sapporo Premium and the Annex, I highly recommend staying in the Premium.
Another recommendation: if you are flying domestic from New Chitose Airport, get to the domestic terminal early as it is extremely busy and somewhat confusing to navigate check-in.