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Hotel MiraCosta: Tokyo DisneySea Resort Review

by Cheryl Pendry, PassPorter Featured Columnist
Last modified 10/22/2009

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Disney hotels are well known for their superb theming and amazing customer service. Let's face it, they're not known for their value, compared to off property hotels, but when you stay at a Disney hotel, you certainly know what you're paying the extra for. That doesn't just apply at the Walt Disney World resort or Disneyland in California, it's something that holds true for the other Disney resorts around the world. It's something we were able to experience first-hand during our stay at the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta.

Located inside the Tokyo DisneySea theme park, this hotel was a wonderful experience from start to finish. To get there, we caught the monorail to the Tokyo DisneySea stop and, the second we got off the monorail, we felt like royalty, with signs pointing the way to our own personal exit to the hotel.

The entrance is literally just a couple of minutes walk from the monorail station and, as we headed that way, we could see the resort facades. Immediately we were transported back to our Mediterranean cruise and some of the stunning Italian villages we had seen then.

But better was to come. The MiraCosta, just like the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, has a water feature outside the main entrance - a sculpture of a variety of sea animals, in keeping with the Tokyo DisneySea theme. As soon as we entered the lobby, our mouths fell open and we struggled to take it all in.

The lobby's centerpiece is a beautiful sculpture of a sailing ship, with seating around. various corridors go off at angles, and facilities are located all around the lobby. As we walked around, we found the check-in area, a short corridor leading to the resort shop, which had some wonderfully unique MiraCosta souvenirs in it, and two restaurants, Oceano, and Silk Road Garden.

We sampled Oceano's breakfas