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Where to Stay in Hong Kong: Top Sightseeing Neighbourhoods & Hotels

Hong Kong is a vibrant city blessed with a dazzling skyline, known for its cultural museums, iconic Victoria Harbour and cheap Michelin-star restaurants serving delectable dim sum. The city is dotted with alluring cultural attractions, while scenic hiking trails and a late night party scene ensure that every type of traveller has plenty to do.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the most popular hotels in Hong Kong. We’ve also highlighted the top attractions in Hong Kong’s best neighbourhoods, including Mong Kok, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheung Wan, Yau Ma Tei and Central. Discover which neighbourhood in Hong Kong suits your travel needs best, from the sparkling skyscrapers of Central to the museum-packed Tsim Sha Tsui or the bustling street markets in Mong Kok.

Mong kok

Why You Should Stay in Mong Kok

Staying in Mong Kok means you’ll have the city’s best street markets at your fingertips, where you can pick up anything from leather goods to trinkets and goldfish. You’ll find flashing neon signs on every corner in addition to budget-friendly eateries and vendors selling Hong Kong-style snacks. 

Must-Do Mong Kok Experiences

  • Explore the Ladies’ Market, Flower Market, Bird Market and Goldfish Market.
  • Pick up new Nikes, Adidas or New Balance shoes on Sneakers Street.
  • Sample takoyaki (octopus balls) on Sai Yeung Choi Street.

Top Hotels in Mong Kok

Cordis Hong Kong

Cordis Hong Kong bedroom

One of the most luxurious hotels in Hong Kong, Cordis Hong Kong boasts a pampering day spa and rooftop pool. Stay in the Superior Room for floor-to-ceiling windows with city views or book the Family Trio for three twin beds, a flat-screen TV, work desk and a personalised backpack with Cody-themed goodies for kids and educational games on the free-to-use smartphones.

There are four on-site restaurants and bars, including Michelin-starred cuisine at Ming Court and bespoke cocktails sat Alibi. For an outdoor food truck experience that mixes Western food with traditional Asian flavours, head to The Garage Bar.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sai Yeung Choi Street (300 metres)
  • Ladies’ Market (450 metres)
  • Langham Place Shopping Mall (130 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: 133 USD – 506 USD
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Lodgewood by L’hotel Mongkok

Lodgewood by L’hotel Mongkok

An upscale hotel in the heart of Kowloon, Lodgewood by L’hotel Mongkok is just minutes from the luxury shops in Langham Place Shopping Mall. The hotel boasts 87 air-conditioned rooms with refrigerators, rainfall showers and flat-screen TVs, where contemporary decor with designer-inspired furniture will make you feel at home. Some of the rooms also include microwaves and Nespresso machines.

Head to the on-site restaurant to enjoy a Cantonese hot pot and signature dishes, such as dumplings, lobster hot pot and Korean-style short rib soup. The hotel’s concierge services can help you plan your Hong Kong sightseeing, while laundry services, high-speed Wi-Fi and a computer station are also available.

Nearby Attractions

  • Goldfish Market (500 metres)
  • Langham Place Shopping Mall (400 metres)
  • Sneakers Street (650 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 67 USD – 508 USD
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 1131 Canton Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

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Wan Chai

Why You Should Stay in Wan Chai

Wan Chai is a bustling district with trendy bars and restaurants, but it’s best known as the hub of Hong Kong’s art scene. Marvel at colonial buildings and high-rise buildings along with the iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, then explore Tai Yuen Street Market and Wan Chai Heritage Trail. 

Must-Do Wan Chai Experiences

  • Visit the historic Pak Tai Temple
  • Shop in the fashionable Starstreet Precinct
  • Appreciate art in the Hong Kong Arts Center

Top Hotels in Wan Chai

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

A 5-star hotel sitting adjacent to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong has Suites and Standard, View and Grand Club rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Victoria Harbour. For exclusive access to a private reception lounge, all-day tea and coffee and evening cocktails, book a Grand Club room.

Swim in the heated swimming pool, book a result-oriented spa treatment or work out in the modern gym or on the 400-metre jogging path, then visit the on-site Chocolatier shop. Dine on succulent steaks at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, enjoy market-to-table dining at The Teppanroom, then raise a glass at The Waterfall Bar or Champagne Bar.

Nearby Attractions

  • Wan Chai Heritage Trail (800 metres)
  • Tamar Park (700 meters)
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre (200 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: 257 USD – 915 USD
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

Known for its glittering rooftop swimming pool with a glass bottom, Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island has a bronze dragon wrapped around it. You’ll find panoramic views of Wan Chai from the stylish rooms, in addition to flat-screen TVs and mini bars. For separate living rooms and wraparound couches, book a suite.

Enjoy a cocktail at the intimate rooftop Skybar, then dine on local specialties at the on-site Indicolite restaurant, which overlooks the old Wan Chai Post Office. Just around the corner from the hotel is Fook Lam Moon with its renowned dim sum.

Nearby Attractions

  • Wan Chai Market (51 metres)
  • Pak Tai Temple (300 metres)
  • Wan Chai Heritage Trail (550 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 208 USD – 397 USD
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 246 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Why You Should Stay in Tsim Sha Tsui

One of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui is a perfect location for first-time visitors. You’ll find a densely packed area full of shops, hotels, restaurants and cultural attractions as well as access to Nathan Road, nicknamed Hong Kong’s “Golden Mile” due to its abundance of shops.

Must-Do Tsim Sha Tsui Experiences

  • Stroll through the leafy expanse of Kowloon Park.
  • Learn about Hong Kong’s movie industry along The Avenue of Stars.
  • Take in iconic views of Hong Kong’s skyline from the Star Ferry.

Top Hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui

Hotel ICON

Hotel ICON

Step inside Hotel ICON in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui to admire its beautiful spaces designed by famous artists. Icon 36 City/Harbor rooms are ideal for business travellers with king-size beds, Nespresso coffee machines and elegant workspaces. Upgrade to the C80 Harbour Suite for 280-degree views of the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon districts.

Recharge your batteries with a massage at Angsana Spa or admire the city’s skyline from the rooftop pool, then enjoy afternoon tea in the on-site cafe under one of Asia’s largest vertical gardens. If you want to indulge in some of the city’s most lauded Cantonese cuisine, head to the Above & Beyond restaurant.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kowloon Park (1 kilometre)
  • Avenue of Stars (1.2 kilometres)
  • Nathan Road (1.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: 46 USD – 883 USD
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is a luxurious hotel on the 102nd floor of Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre. Spacious guest rooms, one and two-bedroom suites and Club Level accommodations offer unrivalled views of Hong Kong where you can see the South China Sea, Victoria Harbour or the city’s skyline and enjoy stocked mini bars, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs and soaking tubs.

Plan a romantic date with Cantonese cuisine at the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen or Italian fare at the Michelin-starred Tosca restaurant. Afterwards, unwind with creative cocktails at the OZONE rooftop lounge, massages at the 116th-floor spa or a swim in the indoor infinity pool.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kowloon Station (500 metres)
  • Kowloon Park (1.3 kilometres)
  • Temple Street Night Market (1.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: 409 USD – 1,453 USD
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 1 Austin Road West, Union Square, Hong Kong

Hotel Location

Why You Should Stay in Sheung Wan

One of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, Sheung Wan offers a mix of old and new with its independent coffee shops, restaurants, temples and traditional shops selling dried seafood. It also borders the SoHo district, which has one of the longest escalator systems in the world.

Must-Do Sheung Wan Experiences

  • Haggle for antiques on Cat Street.
  • Walk past specialty shops selling local delicacies on Dried Seafood Street.
  • Marvel at the bronze bell dating back to 1847 at Man Mo Temple.

Top Hotels in Sheung Wan

The Jervois

The Jervois

Offering stunning views of Hong Kong’s trendy Sheung Wan neighbourhood, The Jervois is an elegant boutique hotel with 49 one and two-bedroom suites. All suites feature separate dining areas, marble bathrooms and private entry lobbies, while the two-bedroom suite occupies an entire floor and offers views of Victoria Harbour.

Enjoy the comfort of 24-hour security with card access, while those looking to get work done will find the printing and copying services appealing. There’s also daily housekeeping services, laundry facilities and a modern gym.

Nearby Attractions

  • Dried Seafood Street (300 meters)
  • Western Market (240 metres)
  • Man Mo Temple (190 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 209 USD – 601 USD
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 89 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Central And Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

99 Bonham

99 Bonham

A sophisticated boutique hotel, 99 Bonham features three guest suites on each of its floors. Step inside to discover dazzling city skyline views from floor-to-ceiling windows in addition to a separate lounging and dining area, fully-stocked pantry, flat-screen TV and complimentary smartphone.

Step outside to browse the stalls at the Western Market or unwind from a day of sightseeing under your white goose down duvet. You’ll also have access to self-service laundry facilities and a fitness centre with free weights.

Nearby Attractions

  • Man Mo Temple (280 metres)
  • Antique Street (270 metres)
  • Dried Seafood Street (220 meters)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 156 USD – 430 USD
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 99 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Central And Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

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Yau Ma Tei

Why You Should Stay in Yau Ma Tei

You’ll find some of the best street markets in Yau Ma Tei, including Temple Night Market, where you can explore narrow alleys and passageways to discover fruit markets, jade markets and the historic Tin Hau Temple. Indulge in local delicacies at iconic dessert shops or enjoy nightly entertainment at the opera theatre and Broadway Cinematheque.

Must-Do Yau Ma Tei Experiences

  • Enjoy a night of Cantonese Opera at Yau Ma Tei Theatre.
  • Pick up quirky souvenirs at Temple Street Night Market.
  • Sample salty lemon 7 Up and condensed milk and butter toast at Mido Cafe.

Top Hotels in Yau Ma Tei

CHI Residences 279

CHI Residences 279

Located on the historic Shanghai Street, CHI Residences 279 features 24 serviced apartments nestled in the bustling heart of Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei district. The one-bedroom rooms, family rooms and triple rooms all feature flat-screen TVs, fully-furnished kitchens and air purifiers.   

After a day of sightseeing, enjoy the modern “home away from home” features, including cashmere throws and an entertainment system with in-room movies. The apartments also come with complimentary smartphones, daily housekeeping services, laundry facilities and a 24-reception.

Nearby Attractions

  • Yau Ma Tei Theatre (280 meters)
  • Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market (300 metres)
  • Broadway Cinematheque (140 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 99 USD – 317 USD
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 279 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

Inn Hotel Hong Kong

Inn Hotel Hong Kong

Inn Hotel Hong Kong features 199 guest rooms with high ceilings, large bay windows, modern decor and Victoria Harbour views. The City Vista offers impressive value for money with its twin beds and Wi-Fi, while the Inn Room Harbour View has a flat-screen TV, double bed and free in-room tea.

Take advantage of the 24-hour customer services and book your sightseeing tours for your stay, while an airport shuttle bus service, luggage storage and complimentary newspapers are also available. The hotel is one block away from the shops and restaurants lining Nathan Road.

Nearby Attractions

  • Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market (180 metres)
  • Temple Street Night Market (900 metres)
  • Tin Hau Temple (450 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 55 USD – 265 USD
Guest Rating: 8
Address: No 60 Portland Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

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Why You Should Stay in Central

Central is Hong Kong’s business and financial heart, where you’ll find luxury hotels, shopping malls and Michelin-starred restaurants in addition to the nightlife-packed party street, Lan Kwai Fong. Flanked by towering skyscrapers, the best view of the area is seen from Peak Tram and along Hong Kong Trail’s 50-kilometre walking route.

Must-Do Central Experiences

  • Tuck into cartoon-themed dim sum at Dim Sum Icon.
  • Take in incredible views of the island by hiking the Hong Kong Trail.
  • Experience Hong Kong’s vibrant nightlife along Lan Kwai Fong.

Top Hotels in Central

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Boasting a variety of 5-star luxuries, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is located in the International Financial Centre. Stay in the Deluxe Peak-View room for a king-size bed, large work area and plush chairs or upgrade to the posh Imperial Suite for a separate dining room, flat-screen TV and 180-degree views of Victoria Harbour.

Admire city skyline views from the pool terrace, then find your inner zen in a private spa suite. You’re spoilt for choice with dining options, from the two-Michelin-starred Caprice restaurant with classic French fare to fresh seasonal seafood at Sushi Saito. Afterwards, enjoy a nightcap in the ultra-chic Blue Bar.

Nearby Attractions

  • Lan Kwai Fong (1 kilometre)
  • IFC Mall (550 metres)
  • Graham Street Market (1.2 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: 439 USD – 1,724 USD
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

The Upper House

The Upper House

The Upper House is a sleek, 5-star hotel with 117 spacious studios and suites. The Upper Suites offer ample space to lounge on an L-shaped sofa, flat-screen TV, espresso machine and free-standing bathtub, while the 38th-floor Studio 70 features harbour or island views and a spa-inspired bathroom.

Enjoy organic seasonal ingredients at Cafe Gray Deluxe, then sip cocktails at Cafe Gray Bar or join a yoga session on the sun-drenched The Lawn. For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy a massage, nail treatments or hair styling sessions in the privacy of your room.

Nearby Attractions

  • Peak Tram (1.1 kilometres)
  • Tamar Park (850 metres)
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre (650 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: 473 USD – 2,803 USD
Guest Rating: 9.5
Address: Pacific Palace, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

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Experience Hong Kong Like a Local

A blend of modern skyscrapers and ancient traditions, Hong Kong’s glamorous surface reveals diverse neighbourhoods with cultural landmarks, tempting dim sum restaurants and iconic city views. Make memorable Hong Kong memories by staying at one of these luxurious hotels in the city’s top neighbourhoods. These popular hotels typically have on-site restaurants, pampering day spas and spectacular city skyline views.

Which Hong Kong neighbourhood is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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