the night before I stayed at the Kimi Ryokan
Tokyo Green Hotel: Ochanomizu
8400 / night
Tightly compressed elegance. Polite folks working the desk, very tasteful decor. Small but modern. Working phone jacks and power outlets and clocks. Walking distance from Akihabra and near stations on the useful Yamanote line. This is where I would stay if I was going to remain in one location. Sigh.
I was astonished at the amazing compression they'd done on a normal hotel room. This room was no bigger than it had to be, and it still conveyed some kind of elegance. The sink and the tub shared the same faucet. and my room had its own electric toilet!
I was impressed enough with the complete compression of my room to build a photocollage:
the next night I stayed at the Tokyo Family Hotel