Dormy Inn Kanazawa
2-25 Horikawashinmachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0849, Japan
From ¥5,000 /night

Within spitting distance of the train station (but don’t, that’s gross) this is a pretty regular just-about-better-than-a-business-hotel place to crash.

Rooms are compact but not too bad, with everything you need tucked away somewhere – you just have to find. There have been some modernisations – the halls have been updated and look almost trendy, but the rooms still have that faint stale smoke smell, despite being non-smoking now. The baths on the 14th floor are a nice bonus – there’s an outdoor option and an incredibly hot sauna. They have some super-budget options which mean not having a shower, but with the onsen this doesn’t really matter so much, especially if you’re only staying one night.

There are a series of random perks at the restaurant including free ramen after 9pm and free snack and drinks a little earlier than that. Breakfast is a buffet with Westerns and Japanese options, which is pretty standard. The location is probably the best thing about the hotel – if you have a late arrival or early train and you’re on a bit of a budget, it’s ideal.