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Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo (Autograph Collection), Japan [Master Thread]

Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo (Autograph Collection), Japan [Master Thread]

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Old Jun 29, 18, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Considering a 5 night stay here vs Marriott Tokyo as Marriott Gold. Both at 160,000 MR points. But Prince rate is about JPY40,000 per night whereas Marriott is 19,000 per night. So intuition tells me I should go for the one with “higher” cash price. Any thoughts which is better in terms of lounge and breakfast?
I saw similar pricing when booking for April 2019. Went with Prince since I've been looking for a while and I've never seen the Prince drop down to 19,000 like that. Also the Prince is two double beds and Marriott is two singles.
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Old Jul 1, 18, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Considering a 5 night stay here vs Marriott Tokyo as Marriott Gold. Both at 160,000 MR points. But Prince rate is about JPY40,000 per night whereas Marriott is 19,000 per night. So intuition tells me I should go for the one with “higher” cash price. Any thoughts which is better in terms of lounge and breakfast?
I stayed at the Prince Sakura in May and was very pleased with the lounge and breakfast spread at it. I haven't stayed at the Tokyo Marriott but would not hesitate to go back to the Prince
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Old Jul 2, 18, 4:16 pm
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I stayed at the Prince Sakura in May and was very pleased with the lounge and breakfast spread at it. I haven't stayed at the Tokyo Marriott but would not hesitate to go back to the Prince
Thanks for noting that they have a lounge. Loss of the breakfast benefit at Autograph in the new program had me a bit worried.
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Old Jul 2, 18, 6:10 pm
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Stayed at Prince Sakura last month - they have the slowest wifi speed of any Tokyo hotels I have ever stayed in.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
I stayed at the Prince Sakura in May and was very pleased with the lounge and breakfast spread at it. I haven't stayed at the Tokyo Marriott but would not hesitate to go back to the Prince
The rooms appear somewhat similar, although the Marriott is a larger property by far - however if breakfast at the hotel is important, note the Sakura restricts Elites to the lounge only, where the entry waits can be long, and the selection very limited, while the Marriott offers both a lounge and full breakfast in the restaurant. For that reason alone, which is more my opinion of the hotel's cheapness vs the importance of breakfast, I will not stay here and restrict my visits to the Marriott. Same reason I dumped the Sheraton Miyako - they used to have an amazing breakfast in the restaurant, which was their only real great benefit considering a 0% chance at room upgrades, then they restricted everyone to the lounge - so bye bye.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
The rooms appear somewhat similar, although the Marriott is a larger property by far - however if breakfast at the hotel is important, note the Sakura restricts Elites to the lounge only, where the entry waits can be long, and the selection very limited, while the Marriott offers both a lounge and full breakfast in the restaurant.
I have only stayed there once for four nights, but we were escorted to the restaurant twice due to the wait to get into the lounge. Yes, the restaurant has a larger selection, but I found the choices in the lounge to be expansive enough, at least for my breakfast tastes.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 11:39 am
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Does this hotel have club rooms? We'll be staying after the Gold downgrade, and I'm wondering if there will be any chance to use points to upgrade to a room with Executive Lounge access.
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Old Jul 20, 18, 7:49 am
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Does anyone have a concierge email for this hotel? Have a stay next week and wanted to at least try to get a Tokyo Tower view room
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Old Jul 30, 18, 4:31 pm
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Having a great stay here. Concierge is outstanding here and service is wonderful from everyone on the staff. Love the location right around the corner from Shinagawa station which makes getting around Tokyo very easy. It is peak travel season to Tokyo so as expected no upgrades but we were given a Tokyo Tower view room on the 9th floor. Rooms are spacious enough so no worries about space. The lounge offerings are good enough for me ( I am not to picky and plus your in Tokyo so why not enjoy the cuisine 😝 ). Will post pictures later but really enjoying the stay here.
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Old Jul 30, 18, 4:40 pm
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Exterior view


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Tokyo Tower View Room


Welcome amenity


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Old Aug 1, 18, 11:37 am
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Thanks for the pics! Much appreciated.

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Old Aug 3, 18, 7:19 pm
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Thanks for the pics! Much appreciated.

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your very welcome. Loved this place
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Old Aug 16, 18, 1:27 pm
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Recent stay with odd pre-stay exchange

I recently completed a 6 night stay at this property with my wife and son. One consideration for this stay was the availability for my 12 year old son to join us in the lounge as indicated by previous posters. For added peace of mind, I checked with the hotel at the time of the reservation that this would be the case. Here is their email in response to my clarification request:

Dear Mr. xxx

Thank you for your reply.
Yes, your son can use a free access to the club lounge.
But you are requested to be accompanied by a guardian.
Thank you.
*****************************************
The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo

Reservation Dept. Ms. XXX



However, when I received the check-in email the day before, they indicated that there now would be a charge for my son as there was a new policy in place as of August 1. After a referral back to the email above, they reverted back to their original position in this email:

●LOUNGE ACCESS

After careful consideration with our manager,

we decided that your son is allowed to access the Executive lounge for free this time only.

We ask you to understand and comply with the new regulation of Marriott membership benefits from next time.

For your information, please refer the Marriott website as below,

https://members.marriott.com/benefits/

While I was appreciative of this, I was a bit confused as I don't understand why I would have been subject to a change of policy after they had confirmed something else. Is this a risk that I take when I make a reservation? I had the exact same situation arise the week before at the Courtyard Marriott Taipei - they informed me upon arrival that their lounge policy had changed at the beginning of August.

We enjoyed our stay at this property and found the location to be very good (close to the Shinagawa station). I was not offered any upgrade at this property (MR platinum) nor received any explanation of amenities available to us. I knew of them primarily through this forum.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by HWN33 View Post
We enjoyed our stay at this property and found the location to be very good (close to the Shinagawa station). I was not offered any upgrade at this property (MR platinum) nor received any explanation of amenities available to us. I knew of them primarily through this forum.
Do you mean the platinum welcome amenity, or just hotel amenities in general?
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Old Aug 16, 18, 1:52 pm
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Both the list of amenities available to platinum members and hotel amenities in general.
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