Hilton Tokyo Bay Review: From a Perspective of a Family

Our wonderful stay at the Hilton Tokyo Bay is a family-friendly one through and through. While there are several hotels in the Tokyo Disney Resort grounds, Hilton arguably offers the most balanced, family-oriented experience.

With that said, our family trip was very much anchored into our visit to the “House of Mouse,” which is a huge factor in why the Disney-accredited Hilton Tokyo Bay was the perfect choice for us. We were pleasantly surprised that it was easy to select rooms as there were many family-friendly configurations for rooms. Not to mention that our Diamond membership means we get to enjoy exclusive amenities upon check-in.

Yet given all that, there’s no guarantee that the plan will simply go smoothly—until it did for the most part. Particularly, the kids enjoyed their stay at the hotel, and the family was more or less satisfied with the shuttle service that afforded us quick back and forths to Disney town.

If you can imagine those similar experiences being good for your family as well, then let’s look back together on some of our best takeaways during our stay at Tokyo Bay.

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Hilton Tokyo Bay has limousine bus that takes you directly to Haneda airport

Hilton Tokyo Bay is Easily Accessible from Haneda Airport

Hilton Tokyo Bay’s Airport is less than an hour from Haneda Airport via the limousine bus that will directly take you to the hotel’s front. There’s a bit of a delay on this since there are several stops along the way, but the ride is comfortable.

Hilton Tokyo Bay is Conveniently Located Near Disneyland and DisneySea

The hotel is conveniently located near Tokyo Disney Resort, home to both Tokyo DisneyLand and Tokyo DisneySea attractions. There is even a complimentary shuttle that departs for Maihama station, which is the stop for both theme parks, every 20 minutes.

Thanks to its proximity to the resort, you can quickly go back to the hotel for a rest in the afternoon before resuming the festivities in Disneyland—an invaluable setup for anyone traveling with little ones.

Hilton Tokyo Bay - Laundromat Facility

Laundromat Available On Site at Hilton Tokyo Bay

There are laundry facilities near the hotel swimming pool area available for guests. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available for use at the hotel, means cleaning dirty clothes easy and convenient.

Review of Family Happy Magic Park Room

The hotel is officially within the grounds of Tokyo Disney Resort so the “magic” does extend into Hilton’s accommodation. You’ll find rooms that are vibrant and inspired by the distinct style of the adjacent theme parks.

Among them is the Happy Magic Park Room! If the name doesn’t spark your imagination, then check out the photos we’re sharing below.

The kids immediately fell in love with the fairy tale-themed room and this made our lodging so much easier throughout our stay. In many fun ways, Tokyo Bay looks and feels distinct from most Hilton properties, although you’ll definitely recognize the familiar minimalist installations, spacious room arrangements, and quality guest service if you’re a patron.

On balance, if you’re booking Hilton Tokyo Bay to make way for a Disneyland adventure, then you’ll find that the ambiance here is perfect. To our surprise, the hotel offers great views, especially the ocean-view rooms where you can see Mt. Fuji in the distance on a clear day.

Hilton Tokyo Bay - Happy Magic Park Room

Room Accommodates Up to 5

The room is spacious even with kids around. It’s initially configured for 3 but can accommodate up to 5 when needed.

More on the design, the ceiling and wall decorations were constant talking points for kids, so it’s fun to see the room meet the expectations of those whom it's primarily made for.

However adults shouldn’t feel left out since there’s enough space to relax and simply enjoy the room amenities.

Convenient Stores Available Within Hotel

Hilton hotels may look and feel familiar, but they’re never the same. Aside from the bubbly design elements, we were surprised to see multiple convenience stores and shops within the hotel premises.

For essentials, there’s the Lawson convenience store, while Fresh has some instant food and delicacies. We also saw a Segafredo Zanetti Coffee mini store that serves flavourful drinks and some pastries. Then, of course, the mouse has its store for souvenirs and gifts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hilton Tokyo Bay

We had a fun time at Hilton Tokyo Bay and based on our experience, here are some of the common inquiries we’ve had or encountered during our memorable stay.

Is it Worth Staying at Tokyo Bay?

If the whole trip is planned around visiting DisneySea and DisneyLand with little ones, then absolutely! It’s conveniently within the Disney Resort grounds, which makes the entirety of your vacation hassle-free in terms of moving around.

However, the hotel also has a very particular appeal and focus in terms of service, so if you have a broader itinerary, then we recommend having a more thorough plan to account for locations outside of the resort’s vicinity.

What Time is Breakfast at the Hilton Tokyo Bay?

The breakfast buffet at The Square is open from 6:30 am to 10 am in the morning. 

Does Hilton Tokyo Bay Have Breakfast?

Yes, depending on your booking you may have complimentary breakfast included.

Otherwise, as a Diamond member you can have breakfast at the executive lounge for free. You can learn more about our past experiences with Hilton and its executive lounge privileges in our reviews of Hilton Orchard Singapore and Hilton Odawara Resort and Spa.

Hilton Tokyo bay offers several restaurants, of which two serves breakfast

Summing Up Our Stay at Tokyo Bay

Japan tends to have the busiest bay areas you can imagine, no matter if it’s for commerce or entertainment.

Tokyo Bay echoes that trend in a near similar fashion to that of the Osaka Bay Area, home to Universal Studios’ enigmatic theme park. Except that Hilton Osaka, our choice of accommodation then, is a little further away from the park.

Thus, it brings us to one of Hilton Tokyo Bay’s most obvious appeals, it sat right within Disney’s property, which made our trips to Disney Resort effortless and convenient. The hotel also sports all the basic amenities you’d expect from a Hilton, with a few signature perks here and there based on its prime location.

Food is pretty much what you’d expect from the hospitality chain, with enough local and international delicacies on the table. The breakfast also had a good variety and the spread was just well enough to keep you interested.

Overall, we recommend Hilton Tokyo Bay for families who have specifically plotted their vacation around Disney’s iconic theme parks. This way, you are able to fully maximize the hotel’s advantageous location and connection with Disney and its partners.

There’s also a lot to be said about the hotel's family-friendly atmosphere. Hilton, for one, went out of their way to make Tokyo Bay a unique experience even when compared to other locations in Japan. It gets a plus from us just for that!

If you are considering exploring other parts of Tokyo, read here on our recommendation for a family friendly Tokyo travel itinerary.


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