Hotel Mystays Maihama

Great location, comfortable, clean and about 10 times cheaper than the most reasonably priced Disney Hotel in TDR, The Ambassador Hotel. What`s not to like? Hotel Mystays Maihama is conveniently located. 5 minutes walk to Ikspiari and TDS. It would take about 15 minutes to walk to TDL, but you could just walk to The Ambassador Hotel and grab the free shuttle to the parks if you wanted to. If value is what you`re looking for, this hotel would be your best bet.

Hotel Mystays Maihama

Hotel Mystays Maihama

Hotel Mystays check-in counter

Hotel Mystays` lobby

Breakfast Buffet area

Breakfast Buffet area (1,100 yen for anyone aged 7 and over, 700 yen for children aged 3 – 6 and free for children under 2)

Welcome to room number 513

Welcome to room number 513 (Twin Room)

Welcome to our humble adobe

Welcome to our humble adobe.

The first thing on your right when you enter your hotel room. A nice little space to place your strollers and hang your coats.

The first thing on your right when you enter your hotel room. A nice little space to place your strollers and hang your coats.

2nd up. The little bathroom + toilet area.

2nd up. The little bathroom + toilet area.

Sink area with everything included. Shampoo, conditioner body soap, face soap, hand soap, toothbrush and toothpaste. Left something at home? No worries. They got it covered.

Sink area with everything included. Shampoo, conditioner body soap, face soap, hand soap, toothbrush and toothpaste. Left something at home? No worries. They got it covered.

Out twin unmade beds. Apologies. We just got up and I was lazy.

Out twin unmade beds. Apologies. We just got up and I was lazy.

A little TV to provide you with some entertainment.

A little TV to provide you with some entertainment.

View from our room (A)

View from our room (A)

View from our room (B)

View from our room (B)

View from our room (C)

View from our room (C)

As you can see from the pictures above, the view from the room ain`t great. The room is kinda small, but not uncomfortably small. Here`s the math in land scarce Tokyo. Small room + Small bathroom + Small TV = Small price. Hotel Mystays Maihama provides easy access to TDR, is clean, comfortable and cheap. The 3 magical C`s that I look for when traveling. If all you`re looking for is a place to sleep, take a shower and spend the rest of your time in the parks, this is the place for you.

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Miracosta – Porto Paradiso side Harbor view (Jan 2013 Trip Report part 4)

Hotel Miracosta. This hotel is a dream. It takes you away to a fantasy place filled with romance, beauty and adventure. In my opinion, this hotel is the best Disney hotel in TDR and I am excited for my wife and daughter, as this will be their first time staying in this hotel. For me, I’m just happy that I don’t have to take the train for about 2 hours to get back home. That trying journey will be postponed to the next day, after our adventure at Tokyo Disneysea.

I remember when my Mum and Dad brought my sisters and I to TDR more than ten years ago. Tokyo Disneysea had just opened. I remember, walking around Mediterranean Harbor, looking up to The Miracosta and telling my family that I will stay in that hotel one day. Dreams do come true. Walking through the entrance with my daughter in my arms, hand in hand with my wife felt awesome.

Miracosta lobby ceiling

Miracosta lobby ceiling

We checked in and was shown to our room. The room was insanely beautiful. Hotel Miracosta was inspired by Italian architecture with a little Disney magic in mind. You’ll get a lot of little Pinocchio and his friends lurking around in your room. The furniture, carpet, sheets, everything was really beautiful in this room, but the highlight of this room was definitely the view!!! Having a bottle of wine with the windows slightly open, TDS background music sipping into the room, looking at Mediterranean Harbor with Mount Prometheus at a distance made me feel special. I will never forget that feeling. This hotel is pure beauty.

Refreshment corner

Refreshment corner

Fancy some tea?

Fancy some tea?

Sink area of the room

Sink area of the room

Everything you need to keep hygienic

Everything you need to keep hygienic

Cleo on the door

Cleo on the toilet’s door

Close up of Cleo

Close up of Cleo

Shower area

Shower area

A wonderful way to end a long day in the parks. A nice warm bath

A wonderful way to end a long day in the parks. A nice warm bath

A Japanese toilet

A Japanese toilet

One of my fav things about Japan

One of my fav things about Japan

Layout of bedding area with my two ladies

Layout of bedding area with my two ladies

Single bed

Single bed

Television and sofa

Television and sofa

Beyond this window is an exquisite view

Beyond this window is an exquisite view

View from our room at night

View from our room at night

As I sipped my last bit of wine, I smiled to myself knowing that I will take little Mahina on her first trip to the best theme park in the world, the very next day. The world is my oyster and I am ready for it.

Pinch me!!! Am I waking up to this?

Pinch me!!! Am I waking up to this?

Good morning world!!!

Good morning world!!!

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel – Corner Room (Jan 2013 Trip Report Part 1)

It was Mahina’s 1st trip to Disney. A 2 night stay at TDR with the 1st being a stay at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and the 2nd, a night in The Miracosta. My wife was also really excited about this trip as it was going to be her first time in a Disney hotel. As we approached The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, a gush of Disney Magic blew our way. Disney mode began taking effect on the whole family. The hotel looked really beautiful from the outside. The smile on my wife’s face as she looked towards the hotel made me fall in love with her all over again. At the back of my mind, I knew that this trip was going to be special.

The walk up to Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

Dumbo says hello as we walk up to The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel from the front

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel from the front.

We walked up to the reception area, checked in and was told that our room had been upgraded from a standard room to a corner room. Mahina’s a lucky girl. 1st ever trip to Disney and she got an upgrade. A beautiful start to a beautiful trip. We collected our key cards and headed to our room, all smiles. What we saw next, took our breathe away.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel's key card

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel’s key card.

Entrance of Tokyo Disneyland Hotel's Corner Room

Entrance of Tokyo Disneyland Hotel’s Corner Room.

A little baby cot for little Mahina

A baby cot for little Mahina.

A little chill out spot for the family in the room

A chill out spot for the family in the room.

2 beds. Big enough to fit 2 adults each. This ain't your typical Japanese hotel room.

2 beds. Big enough to fit 2 adults each. This ain’t your typical Japanese hotel room.

THE ROOM WAS HUGE!!! It was a really gorgeous room. Disney is well known for it’s attention to detail and they did a stellar job with this hotel room. The room is really elegant and it keeps up with the hotel’s Victorian style. You will also be able to find a bit of Disney magic sprinkled around the room.

TDH's bed

TDH’s bed.

Castle on the bed's headboard

Castle on the bed’s headboard.

Can you spot the hidden Mickey on this wallpaper?

Can you spot the hidden Mickey on this wallpaper?

Bed lamp.

Bed lamp.

A little pantry area in TDH with complimentary tea and coffee.

A little pantry area with complimentary tea and coffee.

One thing that I am really particular about hotel rooms is the toilet area. Japanese rooms have the tendency of placing the toilet and bath in a really tiny room. If you’re not Japanese or a contortionist, you might find that really uncomfortable. Don’t you fear, Disney got this sorted out. All 3 Disney hotels in TDR have separate rooms for the toilet and the bathroom. Both of those rooms are spacious too. You could take a dump and not worry about getting a claustrophobic panic attack.

Sink area of the washroom. To the right of this picture is the bathroom and to the left is the toilet.

Sink area of the washroom. To the right of this picture is the bathroom and to the left is the toilet.

Essential hygiene kit at TDH. Everything you need to keep yourself clean.

Essential hygiene kit. Everything you need to keep yourself clean.

Door leading to the shower and bath in TDH

Door leading to the shower and bath.

Shower area

Shower area.

Bathtub in the shower room.

Bathtub in the shower room.

With all that being said, my favorite part of this room has not been mentioned in this report. WHAT!!! THERE IS MORE?!! Yes!! The view from our room was spectacular. We could see Tokyo Disneyland and watch the fireworks from our room. Simply magical.

Mahina and I enjoying the view

Mahina and I enjoying the view.

View from our room.

View from our room.

Another view from our room.

Another view from our room.

View of TDL from our room.

View of TDL from our room.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel is a beautiful hotel. It’s one of my favorite hotels in TDR. It comes in a close second compared to The Miracosta in my opinion. I would recommend this hotel to families especially if you have a daughter. There is a princess like feel to this hotel. There is even The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the ground level which will do up your daughter’s hair, make up and dress her up to be a princess for a day. Next up, Mahina’s first day in a Disney theme park. Stay tuned!!!

Mahina up and ready for TDL.

Mahina up and ready for TDL.