The Comfort Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi was a steal at just 8,000 Choice points per night. The Points Guy values Choice points at 0.6 cents, so this was a value of just $48/night. We were heading to Kyoto for Gion Matsuri, so we only spent two nights in Osaka. However, the Comfort Hotel’s location was great – near multiple subway stations and in a very active area.
The check-in desk and lobby for the Comfort Hotel were on the second floor, so customers had to either take an elevator up one level or walk up a set of stairs to access the hotel.
We were happy to have booked a twin room with two twin beds, as the other option as a double room with just one very small double bed.
The room was small, as can be expected at lower-end and moderate Japanese hotels, but well organized.
We enjoyed the small touches – from the rotating door stop to a plastic piece to keep the air conditioning from blowing directly onto a bed.
The bathroom was also small, but small touches made it bearable. The shower had a curved shower curtain bar, which held the shower curtain away from the inside of the shower. The bathroom also had a fan, which allowed it to air-out better than usual. As might be expected at a hotel in Japan, all needed toiletries were provided and there was a bidet toilet with heated seat. We also each received slippers and a light kimono to wear in the hotel room.
There was unfortunately only one chair in the room, so one of us always had to sit on the bed. Since we generally alternated sleeping during our two nights in Osaka, this was not much of an issue. There was also no baggage/clothing storage space outside of a small closet for hanging clothing and a tiny folding luggage rack.
The room had wired internet that worked well. The WiFi was weaker, but still worked reasonably well in the room. The lobby breakfast area was also a great working area, with a few power plugs scattered around the naturally well-lit room.
The provided breakfast was a combination of Japanese and American foods. There were rice balls, vegetables, and soups following Japanese culture as well as scrambled eggs, waffles, sweet breads, and fruits following American culture. Tea and coffee were available during breakfast as well as from 3pm to midnight. The breakfast was not fancy, but it was certainly more than adequate.