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Top 10 hotels in Otsu

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga-ken
¥9,603
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
9.49 km from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,389 reviews)

"This hotel is located in front of the lake, so the view is good. The space of the room is large enough too."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
Biwako Hotel
4 out of 5
2-40 Hama-Machi, Otsu, Shiga-ken
¥9,907
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
9.54 km from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (355 reviews)

"Absolutely best breakfast of my life! The range of choice was insane! It was my first Japanese breakfast :)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Biwako Hotel
APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
3 out of 5
1-16-1 Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥4,545
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
11.33 km from city center
3.8/5Good! (222 reviews)
Cost effective

"Typical APA hotel efficient and cost effective. Only gripe is the pillows which are small and hard."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉
Yumotokan
3.5 out of 5
2-30-7 Noka, Otsu, Shiga-ken
¥29,600
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
1.84 km from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (508 reviews)
Great Stay at Otsu

"The staff were great in their service, from checking in to checking out. We initially booked a room with an outdoor onsen bath tub but didn’t realized that the shower facilities were also outdoor. Due to winter, our young toddler was unable to shower outdoor and it was inconvenient for us to bring ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Yumotokan
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
4 out of 5
23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥7,177
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
11 km from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (331 reviews)

"Disappointing for not having the room with a lake view"…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens
Hotel Lotus Otsu  - Adult only
3 out of 5
7-1-15, Otsu, Shiga
¥6,823
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
10.34 km from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)

"Staff was very rude"…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Hotel Lotus Otsu - Adult only
Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
3.5 out of 5
1-9-28 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
¥15,000
per night
Apr 20 - Apr 21
1.89 km from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (211 reviews)

"Very spacious and comfortable ryokan to stay. A lot of Japanese local food was served during dinner. We had very pleasant interaction with the two attendants that served our dinner. One lovely elder lady who tried to speak English to us and a younger lady that accompanies her; kept us entertained ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan
Biwako Ryokusuitei
3.5 out of 5
6-1-6 Ogoto, Otsu, Shiga-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥17,418
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
1.72 km from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (214 reviews)

"Other than the toilet design being a bit dated, everything else was great. Kudos to staff's attention to details even though most of them were not conversant in English."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Biwako Ryokusuitei
Koke-Musu:inn
2.5 out of 5
17-19,Kinoshita-cho, Otsu, Shiga
¥5,452
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
9.77 km from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
家族4人がグッスリ寝れます。

"コンパクトだけど、上手に空間を使ってる感じで私は好きでした。主人は寝返りで膝をぶつけたりしていたので、コンパクトととるか狭いととるかはその人の感覚かなとも思います。大人二人と小学生高学年二人でもグッスリ寝れましたよ。インテリアが凝ってて、良かったです。"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Koke-Musu:inn
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
3 out of 5
2-1-28 Nagara, Otsu, Shiga
¥5,818
per night
Apr 26 - Apr 27
9.92 km from city center
3.8/5Good! (139 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel for a short stay. Close to train station and lake front. Could use a remodel soon."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu
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Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Otsu?
Inase Otsu Machiya Bed & Breakfast is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Lake Biwa, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Biwako Hotel and Biwako Hanakaido as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Otsu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Otsu.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Otsu?
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What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Otsu?
Satoyu Mukashibanashi Yuzanso Ryokan is a top 3.5-star ryokan on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good options to stay with the kids include Dantoukan Kikunoya and Yunoyado Komorebi. Also attractions like Biwako Otsukan and Otsu City Science Museum are fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Otsu?
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and deep soaking bathtubs.
Where is the best place to stay close to Biwako Valley Ski Resort?
Alvilla omi-maiko is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this pension offers free WiFi and free parking. It’s located 2.5 mi (4 km) from Biwako Valley Ski Resort. Other good choices within a few miles include Biwako Hira Hotel and Onsen Hotel Holiday Afternoon.
What about the best place to stay near Biwako Hall?
One of the top choices for your stay is hotelpiazzabiwako, located next to Biwako Hall. Biwako Hotel and Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel are other good choices nearby.
What is the best hotel near Kansai International Airport (KIX)?
Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport is a popular 4-star hotel featuring 4 restaurants and free WiFi. It’s located a short 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Kansai Intl. Airport. Another good choice close to the airport is First Cabin Kansai-Airport, located just 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away.
How is it to stay in Otsu?
Visitors to Otsu are sure to enjoy the lakeside setting and hot springs. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its temples. Top sights in the city include Biwako Valley Ski Resort and Lake Biwa. In Otsu, there are 59 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Otsu?
Cultural venues in the city include Biwako Hall, Otsu City Science Museum, and Otsu City Museum of History. The city is notable for landmarks like Enryakuji Temple, Biwako Valley, and Hiyoshi Taisha. The lakeside and hot springs highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Biwa, Ojigaoka Park, and Lake Biwa Canal.
What's the best way to get around Otsu?
If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Ogotoonsen station, Biwako-Hamaotsu Station, or Kamisakaemachi Station. Otsu might not have very many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.
What's the weather like in Otsu?
The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 89°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 35°F. Average annual rainfall for Otsu is 44.91 inches.

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