Hilton Osaka Hotel
With its excellent location just outside JR Osaka Station, the Hilton Osaka offers convenience as well as luxury to its guests. There are four restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines, including Windows on the World, which boasts great views of the city from the 35th floor and live music every evening. The hotel has a business centre, a beauty salon, swimming pool and fitness room.
Tel: +81 3 6679 7700.
Imperial Hotel Osaka
This opulent hotel is in a pleasant location overlooking the Okawa River in the north of Osaka, and is just as luxurious as its famous Tokyo cousin. Purified air is pumped into the rooms, the service is extremely attentive and there's also a golf driving range. The Imperial Hotel's elegant in-house restaurants serve French, Chinese and a range of Japanese cuisines, including teppanyaki and sushi.
1-8-50 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku,
Tel: +81 6 6881 1111.
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka is a top-class hotel in Osaka, close to the main nightlife and shopping arcades of the Minami area. The spacious rooms are supremely comfortable and decorated in a sleek, modern style, with the upper floors offering views of Mt Ikoma. There's a good range of restaurants, including three offering breakfast. There's also a business centre in the hotel.
1-3-3 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku,
Tel: +81 6244 1111.
Swissôtel Nankai Osaka
Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is located in the heart of Namba, above the Nankai train station, which makes it extremely convenient for direct access to Kansai International Airport. The rooms are modestly decorated and have great views over southern Osaka. There are also seven restaurants, bars, a gym, spa and indoor swimming pool.
Tel: +81 6 6646 1111.
Cross Hotel Osaka
This surprisingly stylish business hotel is just minutes away from the Minami shopping and nightlife scene. The decently sized rooms are decorated in modern colour schemes and include internet access. There's also a Japanese restaurant and a bar.
2-5-15 Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku,
Tel: +81 6 6213 8281.
Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda
The Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda is part of a reliable and popular business hotel chain. It is conveniently located just behind the main post office next to JR Osaka Station. The rooms are small but clean, and come with cable TV and complimentary internet access. There's also a restaurant with a deck.
3-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku,
Tel: +81 6 6342 1111.
Hotel Unizo Yodoyabashi
Hotel Unizo Yodoyabashi is a cheap yet elegant business-type hotel close to Osaka's museum district. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable with spacious bathrooms and large-screen TVs. There's also an in-house spa and Japanese and Italian restaurants.
4-2-7 Koraibashi, Chuo-ku,
Tel: +81 6 6203 2020.
Toyoko Inn Shin-Osaka Chuo-guchi Honkan
Part of the excellent-value business hotel chain, this Toyoko Inn is just five minutes from the Shinkansen station and makes a solid choice for a cheap hotel in Osaka. The Toyoko Inn has good facilities such as free Wi-Fi, coin-operated laundry facilities, and a free breakfast buffet.
5-2-9 Nishitenma, Kita-ku,
Tel: +81 6 6305 1045.
This clean and smart hotel borders on the boutique with its stylishly decorated rooms and breezy Mediterranean-style lobby. It's close to three subway lines and the city's main entertainment areas, making it a great place to be based for exploring Osaka. Rates include a minifridge in the room and satellite TV.
3-2-6 Azuchimachi, Chuo-ku,
Tel: +81 6 6267 2787.