One of the many reasons Hong Kong is such a great place to visit is that it offers a lot of options for where you can stay, depending on your situation. Traveling for shopping and sight-seeing? On business? With the family? Are you on a tight budget or do you need a hotel that reflects your company's rising business status? We'll give you a very general overview here of different parts of the city and then you can dig deeper into the districts to see where you want to stay. It's important to keep in mind that Hong Kong is very compact, and the transportation system - particularly the MTR subway/metro/tube - can get you from anywhere to anywhere in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island quickly. It's very easy to stay at a budget hotel in Mongkok and be able to comfortably shop in Tsim Sha Tsui or even across Victoria Harbour in Causeway Bay.
Also, there are good-value gems scattered throughout some of the more "expensive areas" of the city. Some of our favorite are the Wharney Guang Dong Hotel in Wanchai, the YMCA Salisbury Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Island Pacific Hotel in Hong Kong Island West.
On Hong Kong Island, first-rate business hotels are, of course, everywhere. The Grand Hyatt is perched at the steps of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, while JW Marriott commands Pacific Place at Admiralty next to Hong Kong Park.Read more +
Across the water in Kowloon, you will find a larger concentration of budget hotels, especially as you move away from Tsim Sha Tsui. Kowloon is the more "touristy" hub of the city with thousands of shopping choices and spectacular views of Hong Kong Island. In general, prices drop as you go north away from Victoria Harbour and many of the budget hotels here would be found up in Jordan, Yau Ma Tei and Mongkok.
The New Territories offers some great values, if a bit further from downtown. We like the Gold Coast Hotel in Tuen Mun at Castle Peak Bay. A good spot for families, there's lots of green grass around the hotel and it's set right on the waterfront. There's a convenient shuttle bus that takes you into town and brings you back. Oh, it's also a great base for Hong Kong Disneyland in Lantau.
Whatever your choice, you're sure to enjoy all this special city has to offer. We hope our resources here will make it all the easier on your planning and your pocketbook. Have a great trip!