During our early-October visit to Japan, we spent six nights at the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel using Marriott Rewards points. (The hotel, similar to every retail establishment in Osaka it seemed, was promoting Halloween.)
Located in the Tennoji /Abeno area of Osaka, this hotel is easy to spot from the distance as it is located on the 38th to 57th floors of the “Abena Harukas” — the tallest high-rise building complex in all of Japan.
Getting to the Hotel
We took the Kansai Airport Express HARUKA train from the Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) directly to with Tennoji Station.
The ride took about 35 minutes and the Marriott Osaka Miyako hotel was right across the street from where we exited the train station.
Even though it’s close by, it was confusing trying finding the hotel from the Tennoji JR station. A local helped us and we followed the signs. The key is finding the bank of small elevators (near the entrance to the Harukas department store) that transport you up to the 19th floor reception.
Checking in on the 19th floor at the Marriott Osaka Miyako hotel was fast and almost overwhelming (in a good way). We were greeted at the elevator and our bags politely taken. We could have gone to the concierge lounge to check-in but the front desk had no line so we just headed there.
Check-in was painless, with the longest portion of the process being dedicated to reviewing everything in the welcome kit — Kintetsu store discounts, observation deck tickets, etc.
This was delivered to our room shortly after our arrival. (It was unseasonably hot in Osaka during our visit, so a couple of ice cold Asahi “Dry” beers really hit the spot).
We were assigned Room #4723, a corner room. (We used extra Marriott Rewards points to book a corner room, and we were very happy with our decision.)
The room was one of the nicest non-suite rooms we have experienced at a Marriott. Room #4723 features a large living /working area, a terrific bath/shower/toilet, and floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible views day or night. Take our photo tour of Room #4723 here for an in-depth view.
The Executive Club Lounge — located on the 38th floor — was a highlight of our stay at the Marriott Osaka Miyaka hotel.
The Executive Club Lounge was open from 6 am to 12 midnight, and served breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails with food, following by bar service with complimentary beer, wine and cocktails until 9:30 pm each evening.
During the 5:30 to 7:30 pm evening cocktail time, the lounge offered a carving station and a considerable selection of dishes as well as complimentary cocktails. We found it a perfect stop before heading out for dinner each night.
The Marriott Osaka Miyako Hotel exceeded our high expectations and we would return here without hesitation.
We found the hotel staff offered gracious and polished hospitality. The Executive Club Lounge was a relaxing, welcoming space with a stellar staff. Our corner room offered fantastic views and terrific amenities.
Finally, we found the hotel’s location ideal for exploring Osaka as well as for making day trips to Nara and Kyoto. We had easy access to the subway, the JR trains, and the express train to Kansai International Airport.
Have you been to Osaka? Where did you stay?