With its satiny coverlets and backlit headboards, Hotel Active tries for a little more style than the average business hotel. It's right in the heart of things, and extras such as free-drink machines, a spa and an included buffet breakfast make this a good-value option.
Some English is spoken; it may be easier to book by phone than via the Japanese-only website.
A 7-minute walk from Shukkei-En Garden, Hotel Jal City Hiroshima offers comfortable rooms with free wired internet and an Italian restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Hotel Jal City is just a 10-minute walk from Hiroshima Station and the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is only a 5-minute taxi ride or drive. Air-conditioned rooms are decorated in neutral colours and fitted with an LCD TV, a fridge and a desk. Toiletries are provided in the attached bathroom. Ristorante Fontana offers a delicious buffet breakfast with Western as well as Japanese dishes. For lunch and dinner guests can choose from several Italian specialities. In summer, al fresco dining is possible.