Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay

Just a few bus stops away from Maihama Station

Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay is the newest and most technologically advanced hotel around Tokyo Disney Resort. It's about a 20 minutes walk from JR Maihama Station, or a short bus ride away. If you are a lazy rat like myself, take the bus from Maihama Bus Terminal. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get there by bus. Sharpen your claws, find a tree and carve this information in! Once you arrive at JR Maihama Station, take the south exit and walk a little to your left. You will see a flight of stairs going down. It's across from Becker's. You can't miss it. Walk down the stairs and wait for bus number 9 or 37 at bus stop number 2. It'll only cost 150 yen and about 5 minutes later, you'll arrive at your destination.

Henn Na Hotel's bus stop

Henn Na Hotel's bus stop

Bus number 9 and 37 will get you to and from Tokyo Disney Resort

Bus number 9 and 37 will get you to and from Tokyo Disney Resort

Welcome to Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay

Once you alight from the bus, you'll see a Lawson convenience store on your left. Walk towards Lawson for a teeny bit, cross the road and you'll see a giant matchbox with windows. On the outside, the hotel looks like any other business hotel in Japan, sorta like a really nice mental institution. On the inside? Prepare to get your mind blown.

Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay

Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay

100 yen for a locker. Just in case you arrive before check-in time

100 yen for a locker. Just in case you arrive before check-in time

The only restaurant in Henn Na Hotel. They serve buffet breakfast which goes for 1,800 yen per adult and 800 yen for kids aged 3 and above

The only restaurant in Henn Na Hotel. They serve buffet breakfast which goes for 1,800 yen per adult and 800 yen for kids aged 3 and above

Ready for your mind to be blown to smithereens?

Once you enter Henn Na Hotel, you will be transported into a world where human staff members don't exist. Every process in this hotel is run by robots. Check-in and check-out, cleaning, food and drinks, everything! Behold my human friends, the robots have arrived.

Welcome to Jurassic... I mean Henn Na Hotel. By the way, if it rains, you can get an umbrella from that robot on the right for 500 yen

Welcome to Jurassic... I mean Henn Na Hotel. By the way, if it rains, you can get an umbrella from that robot on the right for 500 yen

Two velociraptors check you in and out

Two velociraptors check you in and out

Closer look at the Front Desk Velociraptor

Closer look at the Front Desk Velociraptor

Two robot fishes swimming in a tank. These were my favorite robots in the hotel. Watch the video at the end of this post to see them in action

Two robot fishes swimming in a tank. These were my favorite robots in the hotel. Watch the video at the end of this post to see them in action

Coffee vending machine in the lobby 

Coffee vending machine in the lobby 

Vending machine that serves food in the lobby

Vending machine that serves food in the lobby

Vending machine for drinks. There's one on every floor

Vending machine for drinks. There's one on every floor

A robot cleaning the floor, a trash bin and a photo opportunity with T-Rex

A robot cleaning the floor, a trash bin and a photo opportunity with T-Rex

The Rat family and the amazingly photogenic T-Rex

The Rat family and the amazingly photogenic T-Rex

What happens if there's an emergency?

If there's an emergency or a need for human assistance, don't fret. You can use the phone in your room or the phone in the lobby to call a fellow human being, or at least what I thought was a human being. It could have been a robot that was programmed to speak like a human being. Ohhhhhhh, the plot thickens.

Counter in lobby with a phone to call a real life person if you need to

Counter in lobby with a phone to call a real life person if you need to

Enough with the robots, I'm ready to get some sleep! 

If that's the case, it's time to head to the room. Rooms in Henn Na Hotel are similar to rooms in any other business hotel in Japan. Clean and a little tight when it comes to the space department. Apart from the lack of space, it's got everything that you need to be comfortable.

A room for 3 adults and 2 children

A room for 3 adults and 2 children

Toilet

Toilet

Bathroom

Bathroom

Closet to hang your clothes and a safe to keep your valuables

Closet to hang your clothes and a safe to keep your valuables

Sink area with a good looking rat in the reflection

Sink area with a good looking rat in the reflection

It was the kids birthday month, so Henn Na Hotel prepared a little something for them

It was the kids birthday month, so Henn Na Hotel prepared a little something for them

Happy birthday Baby Haku

Happy birthday Baby Haku

Happy birthday Little Mahina

Happy birthday Little Mahina

3 beds for the 5 of us

3 beds for the 5 of us

Television, electric kettle, telephone, fridge and a little girl interacting with a robot

Television, electric kettle, telephone, fridge and a little girl interacting with a robot

A robot in the room. You can use this robot to control the room's environment. You can even play games with it. I've posted some videos here. *To watch the videos, you'll have to become a Patron on Honorable Rat's Patreon page

A robot in the room. You can use this robot to control the room's environment. You can even play games with it. I've posted some videos here.

*To watch the videos, you'll have to become a Patron on Honorable Rat's Patreon page

The view from the room

The view from the room

Did you get a goodnight's sleep, oh mighty Honorable Rat?

Wow, that's very sweet of you to ask. You've never asked me that before. Well, I have to admit that I had some trouble falling asleep that night. Don't get me wrong. It was not because of the bed. The bed was comfortable. It had nothing to do with the comfort level of the room whatsoever. It was my mind. I spent quite a bit of time in bed thinking about robots taking over the world. What?! You wanna know more? Well, it's a long story that's difficult to share in this blog post. Tell you what. Since you were nice enough to check on my wellbeing, I'll record a podcast to share that story with you! At the end of the day, I did manage to get a goodnight's sleep. Thanks so much for asking.

One last picture with T-Rex before we said goodbye  

One last picture with T-Rex before we said goodbye  

Overall impression of Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay

Our stay at Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay was enjoyable. The room was clean and comfortable. The robots were fun to interact with. There's a Lawson convenience store next to the hotel which meant... late night karaage-kun! Also, a night's stay in Henn Na Hotel is one of the most affordable around Tokyo Disney Resort. We paid close to 25,000 yen a night for 3 adults and 2 kids, during summer vacation. Only Hotel Mystays Maihama can compete with that price. If you are looking for an affordable hotel to stay in around Tokyo Disney Resort, I highly recommend Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay. Welcome to the age of artificial intelligence!

Behind The Review #1

If you would like a closer look at Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay, watch the video below. You'll get to see the robots in action and more of the room. Also, I've recently started a Patreon page. I've posted some outtakes and bonus contents on that page. I would appreciate it a lot if you became a full-fledged Ratketeer there. I hope that you'll enjoy this video and hope to see you on Patreon soon.

The first episode of Behind The Review features Henn Na Hotel. Behind The Review comprises of unscripted, loosely put together, minimal production value video clips to give you a better feel of a review and to entertain.