Where To Stay in Matsumoto

Where To Stay in Matsumoto: Best Hotels Pick

posted in: Chubu Japan | 0

Last updated on December 3rd, 2022

This quick and easy accommodation guide to Matsumoto’s best hotels will help you decide where to stay in Matsumoto.

Matsumoto (松本) is one of the most underrated cities in Japan. This historical city offers incredible landmarks, well-preserved history, and breathtaking scenery. The city sits on the border of the Japanese Alps, making it a great stopover place to discover stunning attractions. Whether you are heading to Nagano and the snow monkeys of Jigokudani, Kamikochi, or even Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

To help you decide where to stay in Matsumoto we’ve rounded up some of the best areas and hotels to choose for your best stay. Fortunately, Matsumoto has a wide range of options for travelers. From budget hostels, and business hotels, to high-range luxury hotels, for sure there are ones that suit your budget.

Here are some of the very best accommodations the city has to offer – the best places and hotels to stay in Matsumoto.

Quick Guide: Where To Stay in Matsumoto

To make the most of your trip, check out below quick accommodation guide to find out where to stay in Matsumoto.

Stay near Matsumoto Station for the first-time visitor. This is also a great place to stay if you’re only staying in Matsumoto for a night for a quick stopover.

Best hotels near with Matsumoto Station:

Staying at Matsumoto Central for easy access to Matsumoto Castle, and some other city attractions. It is about 7 to 15 minutes walking distance from the station.

Best hotels at Matsumoto Central:

Let’s check out in detailed on where to stay in Matsumoto guide below!

Near Matsumoto Station

Matsumoto Station is the best place to stay in Matsumoto for first-time visitors. This area isn’t exactly the most atmospheric place to stay, but it is well-connected with bus and train, making it a convenient base. Staying nearby Matsumoto station will save you time and energy if you need to get an early start or you’re arriving late in the evening.

Accommodations near Matsumoto station are mostly mid-range business and other Western-style hotels. There are also a couple of high-end options and budget hostels to suit different budget ranges.

Premier Hotel Cabin

Where to stay near Matsumoto Station - Premier Hotel Cabin Matsumoto
Where to stay near Matsumoto Station – Premier Hotel Cabin Matsumoto

Mid-Range: Premier Hotel Cabin Matsumoto is situated in an extremely convenient location. Just a stone’s throw from the train and bus station, you can reach the place to rest your head upon getting out of the station. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Besides, there are wonderful views of the mountains, especially on a clear sky.

The staffs here are friendly and accommodating. It also offers free luggage storage for guests which is a great plus. Strongly recommended for travelers who are looking for a convenient and quality stay in Matsumoto.

Iroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae

Iroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae
Room view on Iroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae

Mid-RangeIroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae is an excellent place to stay in Matsumoto. It is perfectly located and very close to Matsumoto station, just a few minute’s walks, and easy to find. There is within walking distance of the castle and plenty of restaurants nearby.

The property offers modern touch and is brand new. The rooms are super clean and the staff is always very helpful. Overall a great value to stay in the city.

Ace Inn

Room View on Ace Inn
Room View on Ace Inn

Mid-Budget: Ace Inn Matsumoto is incredibly well located. It is very near to the Matsumoto station with barely a 1-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Train Station. Several convenience store, and many restaurant nearby. Walking distance to Matsumoto castle, Iwate street, and some other attractions in the city.

Besides, the rooms are very clean, and the bed is comfortable. The amenities are very convenient. Ace Inn offers simple free breakfast with fresh bread and traditional onigiri for guests.

Hotel M Matsumoto

Where to stay in Matsumoto on a Budget - Hotel M Matsumoto
Where to stay in Matsumoto on a Budget – Hotel M Matsumoto

Mid-BudgetHotel M Matsumoto is the best hotel for those visiting Matsumoto on a budget. It features both capsule units and private rooms. Clean bathrooms and free toiletries. A public bath is available for men and women with different operating hours for guests to enjoy the Japanese bath.

The location is excellent with just a minute’s walk from Matsumoto Bus Terminal and a 3-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station. It is walkable to many of the main attractions in the city and there was good access to many places to eat. Free bicycle usage on a first come first serve which is another great plus.

Overall, it’s a great and comfortable place to stay in Matsumoto at a budget price. Check room availability at Hotel M Matsumoto.

Matsumoto Central

Another cool place to stay is the Matsumoto central area. In the central area, this is where you’ll find Matsumoto Castle, Iwate street, and other city attractions. Many restaurants and shops are situated in this area, so it’s a good choice if you want lots of variety come mealtime.

Most hotels and guesthouses are within a 7 to 15 minutes walk of the station.

Buena Vista

Room View on Buena Vista
Room View on Buena Vista

High-RangeBuena Vista – This elegant four-star hotel is located in the center of the city. It is situated around 8 to 10 minutes from the station and the hotel is offering a free shuttle bus from/to the station which is a great plus.

Besides, Buena Vista is close to well-known city tourist attractions and is within walking distance of great restaurants, bars, and shops. The buffet breakfast option is available with lots of food and it is delicious. All guests are also free to enjoy the public bath.

Good value, clean and comfortable. All of this combined makes this our pick for where to stay in Matsumoto. Check for the best rate from Buena Vista.

Onyado Nono Matsumoto Natural Hot Spring

Onyado Nono Matsumoto Natural Hot Spring
Onyado Nono Matsumoto Natural Hot Spring

High-Range: For a more local experience, Onyado Nono Matsumoto Natural Hot Spring is a good option that combines traditional Japanese style with modern interior design and facilities.

The property is a brand-new hotel with modern Japanese touch with tatami flooring. Rooms and public areas are well designed for a chic and comfortable ambiance. The great onsite onsen located at the top floor is the highlight, where guests can enjoy the view of the city while soaking in the public bath. Free coffee and drinks in the afternoon and noodles at night.

The location is superb with about a 7-minute walk from the bus and train stations. All in all a great place to stay in Matsumoto.

Super Hotel Matsumoto Tennenonsen

Super Hotel Matsumoto Tennenonsen

Mid-RangeSuper Hotel Matsumoto Tennenonsen is situated about 6-minute walk away from JR Matsumoto Station. This popular chain super hotel is popular among locals and tourists for its best-in-class service at a reasonable price tag. Included in the room rate is a buffet breakfast with tons of delicious dishes including some great Japanese and Western options.

The property boasts a natural hot spring bath on the ground floor which is a great plus after a long day of walking around. Make sure to reserve early to secure your stay in Super Hotel Matsumoto Tennenonsen.

Hotel Matsumoto Yorozuya

Mid-budget Hotel Matsumoto Yorozuya
Mid-budget Hotel Matsumoto Yorozuya

Mid-Budget: Another mid-budget business hotel that is worth recommending to travelers when looking for where to stay in Matsumoto. The Hotel Matsumoto Yorozuya is situated a 6-minute walk from Matsumoto Station and free bike rentals are available for guests to explore the city.

The hotel is cozy, the beds are comfy, and the price is reasonable. A daily Japanese buffet is served in its dining room. Besides, the property also provides luggage and laundry services.

Hotel Kagetsu

Japanese Room View on Hotel Kagetsu
Japanese Room View on Hotel Kagetsu

High-Rannge: Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu offers an alternative experience of Japanese. It is slightly far away from town, with about 15 minutes walk from train station.

Established in 1887, Hotel Kagetsu is Matsumoto’s oldest hotel. The building exterior, lobby, restaurants, and shops have gone through renovation work in April 2016, but still, feature its original and classic furnishings. The rooms are clean and the bed is comfortable.

Free-use bicycles and a public bath also offer to guests staying here. Besides, it is also worth paying a little extra to get breakfast (Japanese and Western) as it offers a wide variety of choices and is super tasty. Check for room availaibity at Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu.

Final Tips for where to stay in Matsumoto

Where to stay in Matsumoto for a first-time visitor?

Stay near Matsumoto Station for the first-time visitor. This is also a great place to stay if you’re only staying in Matsumoto for a night for a quick stopover.

Where to stay in Matsumoto close to the city’s attractions?

Staying at Matsumoto Central for easy access to Matsumoto Castle, and some other city attractions. It is about 7 to 15 minutes walking distance from the station.

Where to stay in Matsumoto on a budget?

Hotel M Matsumoto is the best hotel for those visiting Matsumoto on a budget and solo traveler. It features both capsule units and private rooms at cheap price.

Where to stay near Matsumoto station?

Our favorite picks are the Premier Hotel Cabin Matsumoto and Iroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae. Both are perfectly located and very near to Matsumoto station.Matsumoto station.

Overview: Best Places to stay in Matsumoto

All in all, Matsumoto is a must-visit destination in the central region and has a variety of accommodation options. For convenient, stay near Matsumoto station which is connected by bus and train. I would recommend Premier Hotel Cabin Matsumoto and Iroha Grand Hotel Matsumoto Eki-Mae to save your traveling time and energy. Typical business hotel style in Japan and very comfortable and clean.

A little bit of upgrade and stay at central Matsumoto, Onyado Nono Matsumoto Natural Hot Spring and Buena Vista offer luxurious and professional service at a reasonable price. A good value quality pick for where to stay in Matsumoto.

Lastly, This Where to Stay in Matsumoto guide is part of our travel blog in Chubu Japan. If you are interested, continue to read about my travel adventure to some of the beautiful places in the Chubu region. Happy travel and enjoy your trip.

Complete read in Chubu travel blog:

Related Read:

Related Travel Stories in Chubu region: