This was my second reservation with FlexstayInn Ekoda. Despite the Corona virus pandemic, I wasn't disappointed.
Service, professionalism and cleanliness were all excellent. Hand disinfectant was always available in the lobby. The on-site laundry room was clean and well lit.
FlexstayInn Ekoda is located a five minute walk from Ekoda Ginza (江古田銀座 = shopping street).
Lawson's and Family Mart convenience stores are nearby (two or three doors down and across the street respectively), but I would first recommend either the My Basket Ekoda Sakaecho (Aeon) a few doors down or the Maruman Store directly across from Ekoda Station's south exit. My Basket and Maruman offer better supermarket selections and volume pricing compared to the convenience stores. TLDR: buy green tea, Mitsuya cider, umeshu, shochu, prepared meals and anything else at My Basket or Maruman for less.
Despite its size, Ekoda has many eating options including Indian and Japanese curry, ramen, bakeries, patissieries, izakayas, etc. All of them within five to 10 minutes walking distance from FlexstayInn Ekoda.
Ekoda Station is within 15 minutes walking distance. From Ekoda Station, you are three stops to Ikebukuro Station which opens your rail options considerably.
I can highly recommend FlexstayInn Ekoda. If you're looking for accomodation in an urban Tokyo setting without the overly dense atmosphere, Ekoda is a good choice.