The hotel is not within walking distance from Sapporo Station, especially if traveling with luggage. However, the location is very good, close proximity to Odori Park, shopping, etc. with lots of restaurants nearby. The check in and check out were super efficient. The staff at the hotel from the cleaning ladies on to the front desk managers were friendly and helpful and we had no problems communicating with them in English. Room was big and comfortable compare to other hotels I have stayed in Sapporo. There was an umbrella in the room for the guest to use.The morning breakfast offered two choices - a buffet with a nice selection of choices including an omelet bar. The welcome drinks at Bar Okura were also lovely. Good location and staff alerted very friendly. Thank you for the welcome gift and drink!