Just a 1-minute walk from Uwanodai Ski Resort, Zao Plaza Hotel features free WiFi and ski storage. Zao Onsen Bus Terminal is an 8-minute walk away, and free pick-up shuttles are provided when called from the terminal. The hotel boasts indoor and open-air hot spring baths where guests can unwind. Drinks vending machines are available on site, and ski equipment can be requested for a fee. Fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, each room at Plaza Hotel Zao has a TV and a fridge. An electric kettle with tea leaves is also provided. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from JR Yamagata Station. Zao Ropeway is a 4-minute drive away. Lake Okama can be reached within a 50-minute drive. On-site restaurant Wing offers Japanese dinner featuring seasonal dishes including Beef shabushabu hot pot. Japanese breakfast is also served at the restaurant.