Almost every time I’ve been to Japan, I have spent the last night of my stay at Radisson Narita before heading home. It’s really an understated luxury to have a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast buffet before you slide over to the airport well in advance of the time of departure, without having to stress about trains that do not run on time and gates that close before you arrive.
Despite the name, Radisson Narita is actually situated quite a bit outside Narita. By Tokyo measures, some might even describe the location as being “in the middle of nowhere”, but there are free shuttle buses to both the airport (15min) and Narita station and the huge Aeon shopping mall.
Radisson Narita also tends to be somewhat cheaper than other hotels in the same category, which is closer to the airport and they have a really good breakfast buffet, with cooking stations, where you can get an omelet 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 recommend that you take the bus to Aeon, where you spend your last yens in some of the mall’s many stores. There is also lots of good and inexpensive restaurants at Aeon, so when I have the opportunity, I prefer to eat my dinner there, 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 common practice in Japan.