The location was excellent. Being right across the street from the train and local bus station made it all worth while. It provided the opportunity to walk to a lot of dining facilities right around the corner and down the street. Near from convenience store (7-11 and Lawson), near from the city attraction (Odori Park and Hokkaido Old Government Building). The elderly gentlemen is good with English (rather not-so-common quality in Japan) and helped us in so many ways. Room could have been a bit bigger but nothing bad enough to not choose to stay here again. A bit hidden from the main street but easier to find if you use other more prominently located hotels as guidance.