Hotel is close to many department stores & shopping centres & Odori Park. It is also within walking distance (<15 minutes) to train station and Susukino (a major dining and entertainment area). Staff have excellent manner and are ready to help. Room is spacious (we stayed at a Superior room which surely helped) and comfortable. There are not many extra facilities (not totally sure but I think there is no swimming pool, spa or gym within the hotel) although we do not need them anyway. Overall, good value for money and better than expected.