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Mitsui Garden is a chain of business hotels that generally rises above the others in terms of decor and facilities, but this one ranks as one of Mitsui Garden's top properties. Its location is superb for business and leisure travelers alike, on the southern edge of Ginza near Shimbashi. Occupying the upper floors of an office building, it has a 16th-floor lobby that welcomes guests with lots of sofas, a comfy computer corner for travelers without laptops, and floor-to-ceiling windows revealing great views of Tokyo Bay, Hama Rikyu Garden, and Tokyo Tower. Rooms are compact though thoughtfully designed, but their best feature is the panoramic views of Tokyo Tower (the most requested), the Ginza (most beautiful at night), or the bay (note that a new building now obstructs bay views from some rooms, so be sure to request an unobstructed view). Views are even afforded from bathrooms, either through windows that look out past the bedroom toward the city (in the cheaper rooms) or, in View Bath and Premier rooms, from windows right beside the tub that let you take in the vistas as you soak. Although this hotel has lots going for it, the views in this price range really set it apart.