It comes as no surprise that Hyatt Regency Kyoto's way with top-tier luxury seems positively effortless; its home city's pedigree in furnishing exclusive services to an exacting crowd dates back to its first years as the imperial capital in the eighth-century. Since then, Kyoto's emphasis has shifted, but Hyatt Regency Kyoto supports this tradition with subtly lush decor and professional, unassuming staff.
The accommodations range from the simple elegance of the King room to the grandly-appointed Regency suite with its big screen television, wrap-around balcony, and wooden "Hiba" bathtub. With several choices available, there's a room level for everyone.
Early risers often enjoy the chanting of monks at the nearby temples as they start their day. After breakfast, Kyoto's sightseeing and shopping draw guests to the train station, just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.