The room itself is average at best, beds could use some extra love. Our view was not great but it was still very pleasant. Get the ocean view. The view from the lobby is fantastic. The breakfast can't be beat. Overall I would stay again but only when paying the discounted rate. Very nice hotel, the location is both its plus and its minus, Seated on a hill next to the seaside, the view is to die for. As a result, it is also quite outside of town and there are no free shuttle bus from city post 6pm, so if you don't reserve dinner, you will need to take a taxi from shimoda downtown. The rest however are amazing, good rooms, fast internet, good onsen, wonderful breakfast buffet. Service is excellent too, so if you feel like a day or two out of city, come here and enjoy yourself !