The size of the rooms seems to be average in Japan, but small for U.S. standards.
Staff is friendly and welcoming, although they often don't speak much English. This place is old-school: they once seemed to lose my reservation, and when I asked them to double check, they went through a stack of papers. PAPER! Breakfast is included, but be careful with the laminated breakfast cards given at check-in, as you have to hand them in each morning you eat breakfast there.
The place is clean and tidy, but often smells of smoke. I was able to work ok on my laptop in this room, and was a short walk away from the Kariya train station.
Dry cleaning service is outstanding; good quality and extremely honest. Once I forgot a bill in my pant pockets, and it was returned to me with a note saying it was found in my pocket. Maybe this is representative of Japanese culture as a whole, but was very surprised and delighted by this.
Small complaint: the hours dedicated for women to use the bath areas might as well not exist. Typically it lasts only one hour, at a time that is not really convenient (8-9pm).
Overall, I like the Toyo Inn, and will continue to stay there on future business trips there.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included