My journey to Honjo City in Saitama Prefecture led me to a pleasant stay at Hotel Route Inn Honjo Ekiminami. The easy access and friendly service was impressive and helped me check in to this hotel very easily. In the northern part of Saitama, Honjo provides great access to Gunma or any other city inside the prefecture. Honjo station is also located only four stops from Kumagaya station, so is within easy reach of the Nagano or Joetsu Shinkansen (bullet train). The hotel itself is strategically located just a short walk from the main station in Honjo. Along the way, there are many convenience stores and local restaurants, not to mention a shopping center with many restaurants besides the station area.
After checking in, I explored the hotel before finding my room on the 8th floor, which provided great views of the surrounding mountains and sunset/sunrise. All the usual amenities are available, as well as high-speed LAN or Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel also gives you various entertainment options. The onsen public bath was fantastic and a great way to unwind after a long day. The breakfast available in the morning is a great way to start the day, with a wide range of food available to choose, encompassing Japanese and Western cuisine.
Hotel Route Inn Honjo Ekiminami offers three kind of rooms, single, semi double, and twin. With rates ranging from ¥6,700 to ¥10,800, you get great service and comfortable facilities. The friendly staff and easy access (both the hotel and to the rest of Japan) will definitely encourage me to come back here. I had a truly wonderful experience at Hotel Route Inn Honjo Ekiminami.