The hotel's location was excellent. A stone's throw from Sainokawara Park and the centre of town. The park is a must. We did not have any issue with the noises due to the age of the property that others have commented on, however, the onsen was a little disappointing. Indoor onsen was average, the outdoor one was lukewarm and the private onsen was.. just a tub. Otherwise, we had a pleasant stay in Kusatsu with the snow quality and the nice little onsen town.