I have to make decision for the hotel for our 11 night stay in Kyoto. Most likely we will be in Kyoto for 5-6 days and go for day trips for 4-5 days. Is better to pick a hotel near the station (Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Hachijoguchi) or one in the Teramachi Shopping Arcade area (Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo) ?
Based on what I read it seems that using the subway for getting to/from Grocery takes a while with a transfer and that a taxi is quite expensive ($15-$20). On the other hand for the day trips being close to the station is more convenient.
How is the area near the station and is it easy enough to do sightseeing in Kyoto from there? Thanks in a advance.