Almost every time I have visited Japan, I have spent the last night of my stay at Radisson Narita before heading home. It is priceless to get a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast buffet before going to the airport, without having to stress about things such as trains that do not run on time.
Despite the name, Radisson Narita is actually situated quite a bit outside Narita, and the hotel tends to be somewhat cheaper than other hotels of the same standard but located closer to the airport. By Tokyo standards, some might describe the location as being “in the middle of nowhere”, but there are free shuttle buses to the airport (15min), Narita station and the huge Aeon shopping mall.
Radisson Narita has a really good breakfast buffet, with cooking stations, where you can get omelets made according to your personal preferences.
There is not much to do at the hotel area, so if you arrive early at the hotel, I suggest you take the bus to Aeon, where you can spend your last yens in some of the mall’s many stores. There are also plenty of good and inexpensive restaurants at Aeon, and I prefer having my dinner at the mall, rather than at Radisson Narita’s restaurants, since the hotel restaurants’ fare, except from the breakfast buffet, is rather uninspiring. However, Radisson Narita is nice and peaceful, and the hotel also offers free wi-fi, which is not at all customary in Japan.