During my trip to ICASSP, I decided to stay at the Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo, a 3 star hotel that is both cheap and convenient.
Located along the main Shopping Street of Shijo, all the major transportations, shopping centres and the famous Gion area are within walking distances.
While the room is quite small, literally just big enough to fit a double bed, it is the amenities that put Hotel Oaks on par with 5 star hotels elsewhere.
Pretty much whatever a traveller needs, is provided. Those items that really stood out are the toothbrush/toothpaste sets and pajamas.
For those who wanted something more, video on demand is also available. But due to the nature of the entertainment, that is something extra to pay for.