Where to Stay in Hong Kong: Best Areas and Places to Stay 2024
There is no surprise that world-class Hong Kong City has a mix of ultra-high-end luxury, mid-range, value and basic hotels for you to choose. Heading to Hong Kong? Wondering where to stay? Feeling it challenging to find the best hotels in best area for your coming journey? Don't worry, in this guide we will help you find the best hotels you want, no matter you are in Hong Kong for trade, holiday, business, shopping, sightseeing or just for a short stopover before going to other tourist destinations like Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Guilin in mainland China.
Best Areas to Stay in Hong Kong
Before giving you the list of best hotels in Hong Kong, we suggest you to have a basic understanding of its areas. This city is made up of three parts - Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and New Territories. These 3 parts can be further divided into 18 districts. Usually, tourists are suggested to stay at Central and Wai Chai in Hong Kong Island, Yau Tsim Mong in Kowloon Peninsula and hotels near Hong Kong Airport in Lantau Island of New Territories.
Best Places to Stay in Hong Kong
And to find the best hotel for yourself, you have to take your "needs" into consideration. Do you prefer a hotel near clubs, night markets, shopping malls or MTR stations? Do you have to catch early flight in the next day morning? Are you going to travel in Hong Kong alone or with your family or kids? Keep the questions in your mind and keep reading, then you can find the best places to stay in Hong Kong in our guide, which also has a list of recommended hotels for you to choose.
1. Hotels near Hong Kong Airport - Where to Stay in Hong Kong for One Night Stopover & Catching Early Flight
Hong Kong has convenient in-town check-in services allowing you to drop your bags off in advance in town. And with fast and punctual MTR train service (Airport Express Line) connecting Hong Kong airport with Hong Kong city downtown, you are usually suggested to stay at hotels in Hong Kong downtown area, even though you have to catch flights in next day. The hotels close by the MTR stations of “Kowloon”, “Hong Kong” and “Central” are all good choices. However, if you have to catch an early flight before 8:00am of next day, you are more advised to choose the hotels near the airport, as even the first MTR train doesn't start until 5:50 and you must arrive at the airport two hours before your flight leaves. The following 2 hotels are our pick of best, each of which is less than 10 minutes' drive from the airport and has warm complimentary shuttle bus service to the airport.
Best Hotels to Stay:
- Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel (5 star)
- Novotel Citygate Hong Kong (5 star)
Tourism Tip: Hong Kong is a great tourist place that even worth a quick short visit. You can easily get to the amazing towering skyscrapers and stunning skyline after stepping out of your flight, let alone the citizens of over 170 countries can visit Hong Kong without a visa! Therefore, making full use of your visa, even though you only have short 6 hours layover in this city!
2. Hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui - Where to Stay in Hong Kong for First Timers, Nightlife & Shopping
If you are going to visit Hong Kong for the first time, giving your first sight to Tusi Sha T (TST) when booking you hotels. Then you can have chance to find Star Ferry, Victoria Harbour and the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong at your hotel’s door step. Besides, about 1-2 km northwest of this area, you can find the Airport Express MTR Line and West Kowloon Railway Station. By taking the airport express line, you can get to the airport in about 20 minutes and from West Kowloon Station, you can catch high speed trains to tourist cities in mainland China like Guilin (about 3.5 hours), Guangzhou (1 hour around), Shenzhen (14-18 minutes), Kunming (about 7.5 hours), Beijing (about 9 hours), Shanghai (about 8 hours)…
Best Hotels to Stay:
- The Langham Hong Kong (5 star)
- Park Hotel Hong Kong (4 star)
- Travelodge Kowloon (3 star)
3. Hotels in Central & Admiralty - Where to Stay in Hong Kong for Top Grade Hotels & Clubs
As its name implies, Central is the city center area of Hong Kong. You must have already seen a lot of amazing photos of Hong Kong before, on which the skyline is lined with numerous high buildings of various heights - resembling rows of giant “pencils” pointing skywards. And those tallest “pencils” closest to you are in Central. If you care much about the living condition during your trip in Hong Kong, then go to Central or it’s nearby Admiralty, you will find the most upscale hotels you are looking for!
As the heart of Hong Kong city, Central is also the best area with easily accessible to public transportation. Ding Ding (Tram), Peak Tram, Mid-Level Escalator, MTR and Star Ferry can all be found at this area. Besides, it is also home to the top of top attractions in Hong Kong - Victoria Peak, from the top of where you can have the best panorama view of the whole Hong Kong city. And if you are club enthusiastic, you won't miss the Lan Kwai Fong there.
Best Hotels to Stay:
- Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (5 star)
- The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (5 star)
- Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (5 star)
4. Hotels in Yau Ma Tei & Mong Kok -Where to Stay in Hong Kong on a Budget
Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok offer travelers excellent outdoor day and night markets, foods, snacks and shopping streets. Therefore, once you are in these areas, you will find yourself can't resist walking, eating and paying. All the items and foods are much cheaper than in Central, Admiralty and also Wan Chai, etc. And so do the hotels. Therefore, if you are traveling on budget and love shopping and exploring Hong Kong by walking, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the best choices. You can book a hotel in these areas, and then spend half-day or even one day to get you fix of street food, seek for treasures at Nathan Road, Ladies Market, Temple Street Night Market, etc. Once get tired, go to Hong Kong Museum of History and calm yourself down with ancient stories of Hong Kong.
Best Hotels to Stay:
- Hotel Madera Hong Kong (4 star)
- Travelodge Kowloon (3 star)
- Evergreen Hotel (3 star)
- West Hotel (3 star)
5. Hotels in Causeway Bay & Wan Chai - Where to Stay in Hong Kong with Kids/Family or for Business Travel
Causeway and Wan Chai in Hong Kong Island are not very far from Central and Admiralty, but the prices of hotels there are more affordable. Besides, the famous Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and some of other important office buildings are in these areas. So staying at Wan Chai and Causeway Bay is a good choice for travelers in Hong Kong for business and trade. Also, as hotels in these areas have larger space, tourists travel with family and kids are suggested to choose hotels there.
Best Hotels to Stay:
- The St. Regis Hong Kong (5 star)
- Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (5 star)
- The Fleming Hong Kong (4 star)
Tip of Accommodation in Hong Kong
In the world-class Hong Kong, the prices of the hotels are higher than those in mainland China, especially for hotels in Central. And the price of hotels varies according to the locations and grades of hotels. Usually, a standard double room of a 5 star hotel in Hong Kong charges from HKD 280 to HKD 35,000 per night. The price will not change significantly through all year round. However, you may get a discount if you book in advance. Therefore, if possible, you are highly suggested to book your accommodation at least ONE MONTH In Advance!
How to Plan a Hong Kong Tour
4-5 hours Layover: You are suggested to do some shopping near the airport. Citygate Outlets and Maritime Square may be good choices for you.
6-7 Hours Layover: Since traveling from the airport to city downtown by MTR train needs only about half an hour, you can ride the MTR to “Hong Kong” Station and enjoy a 10 minutes’ star ferry experience from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui, which is widely considered as one of the best ways to appreciate the stunning Hong Kong skyline. Before going back to the airport, you can have some leisure walking along the Avenue of Stars.
8 hours Layover: If you have 8 hours or more in Hong Kong, then don't miss the Victoria Peak. Jumping up to the MTR and getting off at “Hong Kong” station. Though the experience of talking Peak Tram to the top is amazing, but it costs too much time for a ticket. So, you are more suggested to walk to Central and ask a taxi, which charges for about 50 HKD around to the top and HKD 88 around to get down.
1 day: If you have one day in Hong Kong, you can take a classic one day tour or culture tour to catch the essence of Hong Kong highlights, like Victoria Peak, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Avenue of Stars, etc.
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2 days: For a 2-day stay in Hong Kong, you can spend 1 day to explore the highlights in Hong Kong Island and another one day to visit Lantau Island or Macau.
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>> Hong Kong & Macau Highlights Tour (by Ferry)
3 days: To have a deep understanding of the Old & New Hong Kong, you need 3 days around. In the 3 days in Hong Kong, you are not only advised to catch the attractions like peaks and temples, but also pay a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History.
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