Last updated on December 11th, 2023
Looking for where to stay in Sapporo? Take a look at our accommodation guide. The best places to stay in Sapporo for the solo traveler, couple, friend, and family. From budget, mid to luxury hotels at different seasons.
Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido prefectures. It is a popular tourist attraction and transportation hub in Hokkaido. Each Japan prefectures have its beauty in a different season. Among them, Hokkaido is one of my favorite places in Japan. You will be delighted and amazed by its beautiful charm whenever you visit Hokkaido in spring, summer, autumn, and winter. There are so many things to do and see around and in Sapporo. So, travelers need to choose your best hotel when visiting this wonderful city.
Not sure where to stay in Sapporo? No worry. Continue reading our travel blog on the best hotel guide below. We covered most of the best places to stay in. From the top 10 best budget hostels, mid to luxury range hotels, and traditional Japanese Ryokan. Added the best stay at different seasons from Spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Where To Stay in Sapporo
One of the best parts when finding where to stay in Sapporo is there is a wide selection of accommodations for your selection. From budget, mid-range to 4 or 5-star hotels. We recommend any hotel near the Sapporo, Susukino, and Odori stations is the best area to stay. It is very convenient to stay near the station and easy to get around if you are traveling by public transport. Additionally, it is also convenient if you are planning to take the train back to and from the airport if Sapporo is your first and last place before leaving Hokkaido.
Moreover, there are a few popular areas when travelers looking for their best stay in Sapporo. Certain areas will get more popular at different seasons. For example, Odori Park during winter. Want to know why? We will share the secret accommodation guide here.
Sapporo Best Hotel Guide (Where To Stay in Sapporo):
- Nearby Sapporo Station: Easy for getting around
- Susukino: Most lively area for food and entertainment
- Odori Park: Best during winter
- Best Places to Stay in Sapporo on budget
Continue reading our accommodation guide below.
Where to Stay: Sapporo Station
Staying nearby the station is always one of the best options whenever visiting Japan. Being Hokkaido’s main transportation hub, Sapporo is well connected with New Sapporo Airport and other cities. You can get to Sapporo by international or domestic flight, shinkansen, train, or even bus.
To ease transportation arrangements, staying nearby Sapporo station is always a great idea for getting around. Additionally, it is also convenient when planning day trips to other attractions such as Noboribetsu, and Otaru without worrying about transportation arrangements.
There are many famous eateries and restaurants nearby the station. The Hokkaido must eat Nemuro Hanamaru, soup curry, Genghis Khan or the Sapporo Ramen Republic can be found nearby Station. A good place to after traveling around.
If you are interested, check out our dining experience in Nemuro Hanamaru, best sushi restaurant in Sapporo. One of the must-eat when visiting Hokkaido. It is located at JR Stellar tower within walking distance from the station.
Best Hotel Nearby Sapporo Station
High-end hotel nearby Station:
Sapporo Grand Hotel is one of the popular hotels in Hokkaido. It is located at one of the popular choices when looking for where to stay in Sapporo comfortable. The location is superb, which is directly connected to Sapporo Station. It is easily reached by the underground walkway from the station to the hotel. Professional staff, clean and spacious room. You can even enjoy the facilities including the gym, shopping center, and spa at this 5-star hotel. JR Stellar tower is within walking distance from the station.
- Getting there: Directly connected with Sapporo Station
Mid-range hotel nearby Station:
Hotel Mystays is another great option when looking at the best place to stay in Sapporo. Similar to its other Mystays chain hotel. Mystays are always a high reputation among the customers for its clean and spacious rooms. There are two Mystays Hotels near Sapporo Station: Hotel MyStays Sapporo Station and Hotel Mystays Sapporo Aspen. A short walk from the station easily reaches both.
- Getting there: 3 mins walk from Sapporo Station
Best budget hotel nearby Sapporo Station:
Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae is located just 500 m from JR Sapporo Train Station. This budget hotel with a strategic location makes it one of the popular picks for travelers looking for accommodation nearby the station. All rooms with free wired internet. The bed is comfortable with friendly staff. A great base to get around nearby.
- Getting there: 3 mins walk from Sapporo Station
Where To Stay: Susukino
Next, Susukino is the entertainment hub in Sapporo. It is well connected with buses and subways from the rest of the city. It takes about 5 minutes to reach Susukino from Sapporo station.
No doubt, Susukino is the most lively area with bars, restaurants, shops, and other attractions. The famous ramen street, Ramen Yokocho is located in the Susukino. Moreover, there is a wide variety of hotels in the district that caters to visitors from low or high-range budgets. It is the best place for travelers looking for food, and entertainment and enjoying their nightlife in this lively area.
Best Hotel in Susukino
High-range hotel nearby Susukino:
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo – This elegant four-star hotel is one of the popular picks when looking for where to stay in Sapporo. The location is excellent, and within walking distance of the train station, bus stop, and tram stop. It is only about 450 m from Nakajima-Koen Subway Station. The room is very spacious and clean. Good value for money!
Mid range hotel nearby Susukino:
The b Susukino is located in the central shopping and eating district. It is about a 5-minute walk from Susukino Station. This brand new hotel is equipped with a clean and modern room for your stay in Hokkaido. A stylish design hotel in a reasonable price range.
- Getting there: 7 mins walk from Susukino Station
Situated in the lively Susukino area, Tmark City Hotel offers compact guest rooms featuring free WiFi. Great location with about just a 5-minute walk from Susukino Subway Station. Additionally, Ramen Yokocho is only 500 meters from the hotel. A nice clean room with professional staff is welcome during your stay in Susukino.
- Getting there: 8 mins walk from Susukino Station
Budget hotel nearby Susukino:
Nest Hotel Odori is one of the best budget hotels nearby Susukino. The location is the center where the Susukino station is 500 meters away while the Odori Park is a 5 minutes walk. You can also choose to take the Nishi 4-Chome Subway Station which is 200 meters located nearby. One of the favorite pick hotels for budget travelers.
- Getting there: 6 mins walk from Susukino Station
Where To Stay: Odori Park
Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is one of the biggest winter festivals in Hokkaido and even Japan. Every year, more than two million visitors from Japan and across the world come here to participate in this winter festival. Thousand of spectacular snow and ice sculptures are exhibited during this 1-week event in February.
There are three main festival venues; Odori Park, Susukino, and Tsu Dome. Among them, Odori Park is the main site with the largest exhibition. It is the best place to stay in Sapporo during winter. During this time, accommodation especially those nearby Odori Park gets booked extremely fast. So, if you are planning for the Hokkaido trip in winter, remember to reserve your room early.
Best Hotel to Stay in Odori Park
High-end hotel nearby Odori Park:
Hotel Resol Trinity is the best place to stay for the Sapporo Snow Festival in winter. The location is superb strategic. Just facing directly with Odori Park where Snow Festival is mainly held. This great location is resulting that Hotel Resol Trinity being extremely popular, especially during winter.
- Getting there: 1-minute walk from Odori Station
If Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo gets fully booked, consider taking a look at Richmond Hotel Odori. It is also located nearby Odori Station, connected with several railway stations. Clean and comfortable room for your best stay in Sapporo. Moreover, an open-air onsen is available on the top floor of the hotel where you can spend a relaxing time while enjoying the view of Sapporo city.
- Getting there: 6 minutes walk from Odori Station
Mid-range hotel nearby Odori Park:
Alternatively, Royton Hotel is within a 3-minute walk from Odori Park and has metro access. Nishi 11-Chome Subway Station is only 3 minutes walking distance. The room is spacious compared to Japanese standards. It is also suitable for self-driving with private parking available. Minor fee at ¥1,000 which is the Japanese parking standard.
- Getting there: 3 minutes walk from Nishi 11-Chome Subway Station.
Where To Stay in Sapporo on Budget
Unable to get find the best hotel that suits your budget. No worry. We have listed the Top 3 Best Budget Hostels in Sapporo.
The Stay Sapporo is one of the best budget hostels near Susukino. This friendly budget stay welcomes solo backpackers with dormitory rooms for mixed and female-only rooms. Added, private room for couples, family, or groups of friends up to 8 people. So no worry about planning for your Hokkaido trip at a cheaper price without breaking your bank.
- Getting there: 8 mins walk from Susukino Station
Another best budget hotel in Sapporo is the newly open Grids Sapporo Hotel&Hostel. It is located in the Tanukikoji shopping street where you can shop and eat once you stepped out of the hotel door. No worry about getting around. The Odori Subway Station and Susukino Subway Station are within 10-minute walking distance. The dormitory bed is spacious and clean which is great for solo and budget travelers. You can also choose from single, double, and family rooms with shared or private bathroom facilities.
- Getting there: 2 mins walk from Tanujikoji Station
Last but not least, Ten to Ten Sapporo Station is your best choice if you are looking for the best budget to stay nearby the station. Generally, the accommodation nearby station will be slightly higher compared with other areas. But Ten to Ten are offering a great location yet at a cheaper price. It has dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. While other rooms from double, quadruple, and family rooms with up to 6 people are featured in a private bathroom.
- Getting there: 10 mins walk from Sapporo Station
Best Place To Stay in Sapporo
Did you find the best hotel for where to stay in Sapporo? Hopefully our travel blog able to give you an overall picture of your best stay. We have split the best hotel in the best area, different seasons, and on the budget for your Hokkaido trip.
Added, please take note that the hotel rate will be slightly higher during peak seasons such as cherry blossoms and Sapporo Snow Festival in winter. Rooms get booked fast during the peak season. So remember to reserve your room as soon as possible.
Any hotel located near the Sapporo, Susukino, and Odori stations is the best area to stay in Sapporo.
The best place to stay in Sapporo in winter is around Odori Park. It is the main site for the snow festival and the most convenient place to stay.
Continue Read On
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- Hakodate, the historical city in Hokkaido
- Lake Toya Itinerary: Mt Usu, Onsen, Firework And More
- Noboribetsu itinerary: The Best Therapeutic Onsen in Japan
- Day trip to Otaru and Nikka Whisky Distillery
- Things to do in Sapporo by 2-Days
- Furano-Biei Cycling Trip, visit to Blue Pond by public bus