When we took our young kids to Universal Studios Japan for the first time, finding the right hotel was very important. The most important factors were room size, convenience, and price and this property gave us everything we wanted. If you’re planning to visit the area, please read our The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa review before booking your stay.
One of the best things about The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa is the location. It’s FANTASTIC! If you’re coming by train (and I highly recommend you do!), it’s literally 20 steps from Universal-City Station. What does that mean?
Not only will you avoid having to drag your luggage around, but you’ll be right in Universal CityWalk. You’ll have access to tons of convenience stores, restaurants, and even a pharmacy. Plus, you’ll be just a five-minute walk to the Universal Studios Japan main gate!
Immediately, we were impressed by The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa. The property feels modern and well-maintained and the lobby is clean and bright. Not going to lie — the check-in process was a little longer than usual but not too bad. The service was very friendly, so I didn’t mind!
One of the things that really stood out was that, in the center of the lobby, there was a table filled with toiletries, tea bags, and other things you might need during your stay. We needed a few extra toothbrushes, so this was awesome!
Our Hotel Room – King Room with Sofa Bed
We’re always nervous about checking out our hotel room, especially when we’re traveling with the kids! Fortunately, we were very happy with the room!
Hotel rooms in Japan are typically pretty small, so we knew we’d have to either book multiple rooms or find something big enough for all six of us. We chose the King Room with Sofa Bed. The king bed felt massive and incredibly four of us, including my plus-size body, fit comfortably in it!
There was a lounge couch type of thing that could be used as a sofa bed. The bedding for it was already in a storage area in the room! Everything was low to the ground which was fantastic with children, and we had enough table surfaces to easily eat McDonald’s in our room.
As someone who really dislikes hotel rooms, floors are a big deal to me. Whenever possible, I prefer laminate or wood flooring, but that’s not very common. The worst thing for me is to have a hotel room with a nasty-looking carpet.
Fortunately, the carpeting at The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa is pretty nice. It’s low-pile and is a good color for concealing stains and problems. It wasn’t frayed in any areas which helped make my stay more pleasant.
The bedding for the king bed and the sofa bed was really nice. Everything was white and both looked and felt fresh. I found it easy to hunker down with my kiddos after a long day at the theme park and really good a comfortable sleep.
The bathroom was not my favorite. Before we get into that, though, let’s make one thing clear. There was nothing wrong with the bathroom! It wasn’t the worst, that’s for sure. It was perfectly fine.
For a family, though, it was tight quarters. I like when the toilet is in a separate space from the shower, but these were right next to each other. We had a larger room, so we accept that we had to sacrifice bathroom space, but if you’re in there trying to help little ones it’s tough.
The bathroom at the Universal Port Hotel across the street is a bit more to our liking, but I didn’t like the room as much as the one at The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa. So, it’s a toss up!
I don’t remember hearing a lot of noise when we were trying to sleep which was really good. We could have just been exceptionally tired, though! Either way, I think the rooms are relatively soundproof at The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa which was wonderful!
There are a number of amenities at The Singuliari Hotel & Skyspa but we didn’t do anything but eat in our room, sleep, and go to Universal. Here are some things you could enjoy:
- The Skyspa: As the name suggests, there’s a rooftop open-air bath for guests to enjoy.
- Hotel Breakfast: People really love this breakfast which includes Western, Japanese, and Healthy menus.
- Free toiletries: As mentioned, there were a lot of high-quality toiletries available right in the lobby which you can grab without having to talk to anyone.
Honestly, the main draw is that this is an official hotel of Universal Studios Japan. There aren’t a ton of amenities, but that worked out great for us because we wouldn’t have used them anyway.
What Makes The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa Unique?
As I mentioned, there aren’t a lot of large hotel rooms in Japan so it’s fantastic that The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa could accommodate three adults and three elementary school-aged kids. The location is also truly convenient since we didn’t have to walk far at all from the train station.
Overall Grade – A+
We really loved The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa and would highly recommend this to people visiting Universal Studios Japan. I’m sure this property is ideal for travelers of all types including solo travelers, couples, and families. We will definitely stay there again when we visit Osaka next time!