5 Best Hotels in Osaka for Family Trips [Compared]

Are you looking for the best hotels in Osaka for family trips?

Travelling to Japan soon, and want to book the most value-for-money hotel for yourself and your family?

If you’re heading to Osaka with your family, you’re in for a treat. There are some awesome hotels that know exactly how to cater to families like yours.

In this ultimate Osaka hotel guide, we’ve carefully chosen the top hotels and hostels in Osaka that can fit your travel budget and your needs.

This Osaka hotel guide is based on my personal experience staying in Japan, and also based on my in-depth research on the top accommodations chosen by Japan tourists worldwide.

Note: All of these hotel recommendations we’ve selected are good for 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids).

Which area is best to stay in Osaka?

In my 10 years of travelling internationally, I’ve been to Osaka for 5x as of February 2024, and I’ve stayed at all the famous districts in the city.

It’s also one of the reasons why I’m given a multiple-entry visa with Japan for 3x now. My latest multiple-entry visa in Japan is good for 5 years, just like my multiple-entry South Korea visa. 🙂

Osaka is a real charmer, and where you should stay depends on the kind of vibe you’re after.

Based on my previous stays in Osaka as a tourist, the best areas to stay in Osaka for first-timer are the neighborhoods of Dotonbori (Namba), Umeda and Universal Studios City.

Dotonbori (Namba)

If you’re a foodie (who isn’t in Osaka?), Dotonbori is your food wonderland.

Neon lights, street food, and that famous Glico Running Man sign – it’s food paradise. Plus, you’re right in the middle of the action.

Namba is a food lover’s paradise, offering a wide range of kid-friendly eateries and local treats, ensuring that even picky eaters will find something delightful.

I usually stay in Dotonbori area with my loved ones because we’re foodie travelers.

I remember my favorite part about staying in Dotonbori area is waking up at 3AM and just going out to eat at Ichiran Ramen Dotonbori because it’s open 24 hours!

Best Hotels in Osaka for Families – DOTONBORI Area

🤩 Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Namba

Hotel price: ₱10,000+/night for 4 people ($178/night)

Book this hotel because:

  • Very good location: it’s in front of Exit 7 Namba subway
  • Hotel already has currency exchanger and laundromat
  • Help yourselves to the individually packed face creams/serum/masks/sunblocks/bath salt at the hotel lobby
  • Family Mart on the ground floor
  • 24-hr udon shop and Matsuya beef rice shop nearby
  • Affordable rate, since it’s already for 4 people

🤩 WELLSTAY Osaka Shinimamiya

Hotel price: ₱5,500+/night for 4 people ($100/night)

Book this hotel because:

  • Perfect for a family of 5 (has 3 single beds and 1 double bed)
  • You can cook here as kitchen is equipped with kettle, microwave, stove and cooking utensils
  • Has washing machine and laundry soap
  • Very close to subway train station
  • There’s an elevator and vending machine at the ground floor

Fun fact: After countless hours of researching the most affordable hotels in Dotonbori, Namba area, this is the cheapest I could recommend for families, only at $100/night so it’s such a steal!


As a professional traveler, I find Umeda as one of the best places to stay in Tokyo for first-time travelers, especially if you’re a fan of visiting tourist attractions but staying for less than a week only.

You can go to Umeda Sky Building, offering panoramic views of the city from its Floating Garden Observatory. Or, you can check out the historic Osaka Station, which is actually filled with popular shopping and dining hubs! (Our faves are Piccolo Curry and Uosa sushi!)

Honestly, you can spend the whole day exploring Osaka Station in Umeda and it still won’t be enough.

Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families – Umeda Area

🤩 Premier Hotel CABIN PRESIDENT Osaka

Hotel price: ₱9,000+/night for 4 people ($160/night)

Book this hotel because:

  • Within 15 minutes to Namba, Dotonbori, Umeda, and Hankyu Department Store
  • Next to train station and opposite to a supermarket
  • Best buffet breakfast! Great spread of Japanese and Western choices, so there’s lots of food choices
  • With laundry rooms, ice machines and microwaves
  • Amazing amenities for FREE, such as toothpaste, razors, and toiletries, and extras like face masks, facial skincare routine, and a wide variety of teas.

Take note: We’re going back to Osaka this 2024, and this is the hotel that we’re personally booking. 🙂

Universal Studios City (Bay Area)

We absolutely LOVE Universal Studios!

In Singapore, we’ve been to Universal Studios Singapore for SO many times — I think 5x — since theme parks are definitely travel bucket lists for us.

Of course, the same can be said for Osaka.

I feel like a kid whenever I visit Universal Studios Japan (USJ) because of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can immerse yourself in the magic of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade and also the Universal Spectacle Night Parade and the Waterworld stunt show!

That’s why if you’re going to Osaka and you have kids with you, then you definitely need to go to USJ and even book a hotel near the theme park so you can visit it in its full glory!

Best Hotels in Tokyo for Families – Universal Studios City (Bay Area)


Hotel price: ₱9,000+/night for 4 people ($160/night)

Book this hotel because:

  • Walkable distance to Universal Studios Japan
  • After spending the whole day at USJ, you can take a bath in the modern hot springs in the hotel and let go of your fatigue
  • Yummy breakfast buffet
  • You’ll love the view of USJ from your window
  • Just across JR Sakurajima station which is a station away from JR Universal Station (USJ)
  • Vending machine, coin washing machine, spa, and massage chair inside the hotel
  • With USJ shop in the lobby

Pro Tip: If you want a hotel in Osaka that’s super near USJ but still quiet, this hotel if your best bet! Also, make sure to book this WAAY in advance. It’s popular to tourists since it’s fully-booked all the time!

🤩 The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa at Universal Studios Japan

Hotel price: ₱10,000+/night for 4 people ($180/night)

Book this hotel because:

  • Directly connected to the train station
  • 5-minute walk away from Universal Studios Japan
  • Large public bath can be used from 3:00 pm to 11:00 am the next day
  • With traditional Japanese breakfast and Western breakfast buffet spread
  • Very close to USJ. Some guests can wake up early to queue for Hollywood Dream ride and then come back in time for breakfast. Then go back to the amusement park again! 🙂

Where to stay in Osaka on a budget?

Are you staying in Osaka on a budget?

Here are the best hotels and hostels that are light on the pocket you can book. Hotel rates are good for 4 (2 adults and 2 children):

See more Osaka hotels here. 🙂

And so, there you have it, folks!

We hope this Osaka hotel guide helped you decide on where to stay in Japan for your upcoming trip. It’s better to look for Osaka hotels, especially if you’re travelling with your family, after all. 🙂

Are you going to Osaka very soon? You can also book your tours on Klook below to save money:

⭐ Travelling soon? Get a Klook discount when you use LIANNEKLOOK

⭐ Watch my Travelling Tita Tips on @livefreewithlianne at Instagram

⭐ See my travel hacks and guides on @livefreewithlianne at TikTok

author avatar
Lianne, Travelling Tita Founder
Featured extensively by popular brands such as Klook, Globe, Cosmopolitan Philippines, TripZilla and GMA News, Lianne is a dedicated travel blogger and content creator who writes blogs and films videos about travel tips, hotel reviews and visa guides based on her trips worldwide. With hundreds of stamps on her passport, Lianne has been travelling since 2013 (and counting).

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *