When you fly from Haneda Airport early morning — before 10:00 AM, I strongly recommend to stay at The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda (previously named as “Royal Park Hotel The Tokyo Haneda”). Terminal 3 is aka International Terminal.
(allowed to use by Agoda).
I chose this hotel twice, in 2016 & 2022.
In case of Nov 2016, it was to Seoul by Korean Air, leaving 06:20, those days their the counter opened at 4:00 AM, as I remember.
In case of Nov 2022, it was to Taipei by Japan Airlines, leaving at 08:30, the counter opens at 06:00 AM.
It is colder for me at November morning in Tokyo. Also I’ve heard that there are severally happen long line to have security check, it is due to the ground staffs in the airlines and airports are much slinked during 2020-2022. I saw so many trainee tags.
Also, please remember that you are not able to drop off at Haneda Airport for your check-in baggage for over night.
In 2022, I passed through the security before 06:30 AM, it was so smooth.
However, according to a person who I know, she brought her daughter to the Haneda Airport in Feb 2023, the flight was 10:30 AM, they were on the airport on 08:30 AM, it was so clouded.
There are trains to/from Haneda airport, but they are not 24hours. There are some night buses too, but like me, if you are not a resident of greater Tokyo area, it can be inconvenient isn’t it?
I recommend this Royal Paagork Hotel on Haneda airport.
What I had thought alternate stay, and the reason why they were rejected
First thought is from Shinagawa where are some hotels.
See also: Shinagawa Prince Hotel
The earliest train of Keikyu Line to Haneda from Shinagawa is leaving 05:15 AM, it is too late in 2016. Some hotels near of Haneda airport area serves free shuttle buses.
See also: Toyoko Inn Haneda
But I wanted to sleep as longer as I can, and I do not want to rush.
In 2022, it was my first international flights since 2022, I was a little bit nervous about it.
I opted to stay at airport hotels in Haneda.
There are five airport hotels in Haneda Airport as of 2023, each are in the three terminals. I had stayed a night in The Royal Park Hotel Haneda, what is settled in the International Terminal, aka T3. There are also new “Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport”, and “Hotel Villa Fontaine Primer Haneda Airport”, opened on Dec 2023, looks both are strangely expensive right now.
Check the hotels in Agoda!
You can walk to between T1 and T2, but from these domestic terminals, you can not walk to this International Terminal. The most affordable one is in T1, but when you need to move to/from International Terminal when the shuttle buses between terminals or trains are stopped, you need to use taxi. Taxies in Japan, it is safe, but not cheap. Stay in the hotel where is safer.
Another choice was staying at the airside, but I do not recommend.
In 2016, it was Korean Air, their counter is not open for 24 hours, but when I could mobile check in, I did not have checked baggages, I can go through the immigration gate to be at the airside. There is a 24 hours lounge what I can use a priority of my credit card. I will tell you the reason on the bottom, I was smart to not decide to do that.
The Royal Park Hotel Haneda, in International Terminal
In the same floor of departure hall if the International Terminal, this Royal Park is settled, you may easy to find it.
Unlike classical Japanese hotels, this hotel is a non-smoking hotel.
In the reception, there were something aromatic oils were diffused. They may ask you to pay extra ¥500, it is the tax for “luxury” hotels in Tokyo (the room charge is more than ¥10,000).
Seemed they serve rich buffet as the breakfast, but there were no time to enjoy, I did not bought.
My single room on 2022
It was a single room, the most affordable class, US$150, without breakfast.
I was slightly shocked to see the room, the window was settled on the bathroom only.
Also, it looked a little bit getting older.
The window is on the terminal side.
The amenities are also changed.
There will be a refrigerator on the TV set, there were a bottle of water.
Also, there are tea set too.
It is smaller room, and looked older & cheaper than 2016, but it was still a clean & neat, and well secured stay.
My double room on 2016
My room is a double room, the most affordable class, US$150, without breakfast. They have single rooms, but they were already occupied when I booked.
What on the bed are pyjamas, typical Japanese hotel.
One bad point of this hotel was the plugin outlets.
As a Japanese, it is no problem, but if you are from countries not this plugin outlets, I recommend to ready for the adaptors.
See also: Plug Bug World
Due to this room is a double, there were two free bottles waters are in the refrigerator.
There were few tea bugs and coffee, you can boil the water and enjoy.
In this hotel, the bathroom is a little different from typical Japanese hotels.
The bath tub is left of the picture.
Things are so clean, and shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are by Mikimoto.
Tap water is notable.
The tap water have scent of woods, because in this International Terminal, they use wooden water tanks. Of course it is in Japan, unlike other countries, we can drink tap water in here Japan.
It can be due to where my room was located. As I remember, this is a site from my window.
It is near of the entrance of this floor, it means it is near of the elevator hall.
I reunited with friends in Tokyo area, and fun, I returned this hotel at 22:00 PM. Wanted to sleep at 23:00 PM, but I was forced to wake up English speakers are talking loudly on the hallway on 02:00AM.
It is the very crowded hotel in international airports.
Super convenient to be at the counter
As I have described above, in 2016, it was Korean Air, I wanted to use mobile check in 24 hours before of the flight, but I could not do that. After I went to the Airport, and wanted to use an automatic checkin, but the machines does not work. There were a grand service staff, and asked her, but she could not work for my ticket, and she also could not find the reason.
The next morning, before of my flight, I tried to do online check in again. Once I could have use the online/mobile check in, I would have needed to wait for the long line at the counter.
It was the same floor with the hotel, so convenient to go.
I asked the ground staff on the counter, in this time, she told me the reason, it was due to the changing the ships.
Oh, it happens.
I had thought that I was lucky that I booked this hotel, beside not staying in the airside. The hotel was fully occupied on that night, it is inconvenient to go to the hotels in the domestic terminals. I needed to stay at the departure/arrival hall, what may be less safer than the airside.