A true vacation destination should offer something for all your physical senses to absorb. True, lasting memories are better created when you are able to associate them with a sight, smell, taste, sound, or touch. For a sensory getaway like no other, a trip to Hong Kong—literally translated as “fragrant harbor”—will serve as fodder for a lifetime of memories.
From high atop Victoria Peak, stare out across “Asia's World City” at the glistening glass and rough concrete skyscrapers as they rise from the city streets. Breathe in the wafting steam from a cup of hot, ambrosial tea as you relax in a sidewalk café. Savor the culinary delights of a faraway land while sampling exotic delicacies in a neighborhood eatery. Find Zen in the chaotic cacophony of the Temple Street Night Market. And, compare the quality of fine silks as you bargain with a vendor in a Kowloon bazaar. Because the city has grown up more so than out, hotels in Hong Kong are never too far from any sensational experience—in every sense of the phrase. Let Travelocity help you search Hong Kong hotel rooms today so you can soon be on your way to a uniquely memorable adventure in the “Pearl of the Orient.”
Where Are the Best Places to Stay in Hong Kong?
When deciding where to stay in Hong Kong, your best bet is to pick a district downtown that is close to either Victoria Harbor or Kowloon Bay. You’ll always be just a short drive to the peaks high above the city. But, more importantly, you’ll be able to walk to the colorful shops, aromatic restaurants, and dynamic street markets that the city is famous for. Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods and a few hotel ideas for good measure.
If you are a professional shopper, or an amateur hoping to join the ranks, Hong Kong hotels in Wan Chai are the place to stay. The stalls along Spring Garden Lane offer exquisite garments, while Queen’s Road is the place to go for rattan furniture (they ship to anywhere in the world), and techies go gaga over gadgets at the computer shops on Hennessy Road.
- Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel: Situated next door to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the recently renovated Renaissance delivers a classic customer experience in a thoroughly modern setting. The elegant décor of the guestrooms is complemented with amenities such as free international 3G IDD internet calls, custom bedding, massage shower, and breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour.
- JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong: Sharp lines, refined luxury, and unmatched service define this high-rise hotel perched atop Pacific Place Mall. Enjoy the fragrant scent emanating from the plumeria trees bordering the heated outdoor swimming pool. Take advantage of modern guestroom conveniences like 42” high-definition televisions, BOSE audio systems, and free Wi-Fi. Find tranquility in a soothing soak in the marble bath or a deep sleep on the plush bedding.
This high-density district is flush with unique shopping experiences down every bustling boulevard. Get lost in retail heaven in the 13-story Sogo department store or find a one-of-a-kind gift in a stall in an open-air street market. Once the “Noonday Gun” sounds from the harbor, you’ll know it’s time to find a local bistro for an amazing lunch.
- City Garden Hotel: An ideal accommodation for both business travelers and vacationers alike, the City Garden has over 600 rooms and suites impeccably designed to impress and comfort. Conveniences like free in-room Wi-Fi, a smartphone for free international calls, and flat-screen television reflect the guestroom’s modern décor. Casual diners and cuisine connoisseurs will enjoy the Michelin-starred YUÉ, Garden Café buffet, and Singapore-style Satay.
Nestled between the Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay neighborhoods, North Point offers sweeping vistas of Kowloon Bay across to Tsim Sha Tsui. Take an evening harbor cruise for a different perspective of the Hong Kong skyline as the towering buildings shine in every hue of the Technicolor rainbow.
- Harbour Plaza North Point: Contemporary and elegant, the Harbour Plaza pampers its guests with well-appointed suites boasting harbor and mountain views, Wi-Fi access, and fully stocked minibars. Eat like a local at the upscale Hoi YatHeen Chinese restaurant or dine internationally at Greens Café. Spend the day by the rooftop pool or dance the night away at The Point lobby lounge.
Let Travelocity help you book your stay in Asia’s World City. You’ll be able to select from cheap hotels near Hong Kong, luxurious high-rises in neighborhoods downtown, and affordable accommodations throughout the city. Take your senses on an epic journey as they work to form memories that will last a lifetime.