We stayed in two double rooms for three nights in early August to see the neputa/nebuta festivals here and in Aomori. In fact it was the only hotel I could book in our price range, even booking 8 mths in advance, but it more than did the job. The rooms were very clean, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was fine, nothing special but not bad either. The staff were really nice helpful. It was a short cab ride from Hirosaki station, but there were always plenty of cabs when we were heading back to the hotel, and it didn't add that much cost to our trip. There is a big Family Mart right next to the hotel for snacks, drinks etc. There is another Route Inn Hirosaki right by the station, so be careful not to confuse the two.