Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Lake Akan Tsuruga Resort Spa Tsuruga Wings
If you're looking for a worthwhile splurge, this stunner of a ryokan offers refined elegance in the truest Japanese sense...
La Vista Hakodate Bay
This truly excellent upmarket hotel benefits from its location in Nishi-hatoba, a waterfront district with a variety of eateries in converted warehouses and English-style buildings...
Kussyarogenya Youth Hostel
Hokkaido Kussharo Lake
Located just off of Rte 243 on the southern shores of Kussharo-ko, this wonderfully designed youth hostel is an architectural treat, both inside and out...
Hotel Clubby Sapporo
The Clubby is a busy, posh place located across the street from Sapporo Beer Factory (though beer's not brewed there anymore). Come here if you want to be pampered in style...
Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo
Lies at the northeast corner of the botanical gardens, and offers a suite of upmarket amenities.
Art Hotels Sapporo
Smallish singles make Art Hotels Sapporo feel a bit like a business hotel, but this is more than made up for by the luxurious baths, attentive service from friendly staff, and posh restaurants...
Loisir Hotel Hakodate
This top-end hotel offers a number of cheap website deals (in Japanese only; prices vary), and the 10th floor is reserved entirely for nonsmokers. Several of the restaurants are Western-style, as are the bars.
Sapporo Grand Hotel
Established in 1934 as the first European-style hotel in Sapporo, this grand old dame now occupies three adjacent buildings that lie at the southeast corner of the former Hokkaidō government building...
Grand Park Otaru
This business-friendly hotel is connected to JR Otaru Chikko Station by an indoor shopping mall...
Hilton Niseko Village
There is no shortage of resort hotels in Niseko, though the Hilton enjoys the best location of all – it is quite literally attached to the Niseko Gondola...
Sapporo Garden Palace
This beautiful hotel is convenient for anyone wanting to sightsee downtown or visit the Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival) in February - and is relatively affordable for the luxury. The magnificent lobby and attentive staff make checking in a pleasure...
Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
A few minutes south of the station, opposite the JR Sapporo Railway Hospital, this seemingly modern hotel lords it over the street like a concrete monolith, though the interior is fully decked out in a somewhat out-of-place but surprisingly amenable...
Hotel Nord Otaru
The Hotel Nord is a European-style hotel that fronts the warehouses along Otaru Canal. Check-in takes place beneath a vaulted ceiling, while sunlight (however faint at these extreme latitudes) illuminates a series of stained-glass windows...
Loisir Hotel Asahikawa
An easy-to-spot white tower block overlooking the city's park, the Loisir is Asahikawa's best hotel, equipped with minimalist rooms decked out in soft hues and natural shades...
Cross Hotel Sapporo
This shimmering modernist tower is located about five minutes south of the JR Sapporo Station on foot. The interior is a veritable designer's showcase, with chic rooms categorised according to three thematic styles: urban, natural and hip...
Hotel Gracery Sapporo
The former Sapporo Washington Hotel has been completely remodelled and subsequently relaunched as a stylish yet affordable boutique hotel. The design is minimalist meets industrial with a splash of colour...
New Furano Prince Hotel
Lying at opposite ends of the ski slopes near the gondolas, both Prince hotels are snazzy places with a variety of restaurants, bars, and lounge areas...
Capsule Inn Sapporo Hostel
When you stay at the male-only Kapuseru Inn, you'll get a berth with all the usual amenities, plus access to a sauna, massage service, large bathroom, coin laundry and even a 'book corner' with reclining chairs...
Ana Hotel Wakkanai
Tall, sleek and stylish, this place seems a bit out of place in downtown Wakkanai – walk to the waterfront and you can't miss it...
Weekly Sapporo 2000 & Annex
Nicely furnished rooms are available here at great weekly prices, and include pleasant common areas with computers, washing machines, kitchenettes and parking...
Hotel Sunlight Sapporo
Offers a late-night (after 23:00), but only if there are rooms still available. Parking is available.
Hotel Sapporo Met's
This hotel is one of the only places to offer reasonable rates along with kitchenettes and washing machines in each room. Although the website's English is scarce and hard to understand in places, reserving over the Internet can save you quite a bit...