Hong Kong, an ultra-modern city jammed with skyscrapers, shopping, dining opportunities, museums, parks and some of the best hotels in the world, is a destination rich in history and Asian culture. Whether you are seeking an ultra-modern skyscraper, an amazing view, or a unique setting for your stay, you will find the perfect option in Hong Kong. While many of the well-known chain hotels are available, trying one of these more unique hotels is a better option for an authentic Hong Kong experience. Here are some of the best hotels in Hong Kong with options on the mainland and Hong Kong Island.

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The best hotels in Hong Kong: The mainland

1. Nina Hotel Kowloon East

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Photo: Nina Hotel Kowloon East/Facebook

Photo: Nina Hotel Kowloon East/Facebook

Photo: Nina Hotel Kowloon East/Facebook

Set in the Kowloon district of Kwun Tong near the urban waterfront park, Nina Hotel Kowloon East offers amazing bay views, spacious rooms, a rooftop pool, and an award-winning restaurant. The renovated facility features the work of local artists in rooms and public spaces.

The Kwun Tong Promenade is an excellent place to stroll along the waterfront, settle on a bench to read a book or watch people, or to access the nearby malls of APM Shopping Mall and MegaBox Shopping Mall. You will find plenty of dining options from budget to luxury including Chinese, Indian, Italian, and American. The center of Hong Kong is five kilometers away and easily accessible by bus, taxi, or car. The KaiTak Cruise Terminal is a 35-minute walk along safe streets.

Price: From $79 per night

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2. The Langham Hong Kong

Near Harbor City Shopping Center and the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui tube station, this hotel is perfect when you want to be near everything in Hong Kong. The hotel overlooks a lush courtyard and is a 10-minute walk from the Garden of Stars. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade features multiple a la carte restaurants serving mostly Asian cuisine. The Cke Shopping Mall is just meters from the hotel and offers a plethora of shopping opportunities.

The hotel has over 400 rooms, including 27 private suites. Each room has all the modern conveniences but with a timeless elegance. A rooftop pool, spa and wellness center, and a fully-equipped fitness center allow the guest plenty of opportunities to relax. There is also a comfortable and private bar and lounge on-site for a relaxing evening.

Price: From $136 per night

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3. Mira Moon

Photo: Mira Moon

Photo: Mira Moon

Photo: Mira Moon

Named one of the best boutique hotels in Hong Kong in 2021, the Mira Moon is located near Wan Chai. The interior design is comfortable and modern, reminiscent of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival mythology. The 90 one-of-a-kind rooms, fitness facilities, full-service restaurant, and experienced staff will ensure your stay is memorable.

The hotel is just a short drive from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Just a short walk away is the Garden of Stars and Times Square. Adjacent to the hotel is the Hysan Place Mall offering shopping and restaurants for your stay.

Price: From $356 per night

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4. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The city center hotel provides modern luxury, comfortable rooms, and stylish décor with incredible views of the city or bay. The hotel features a full-service spa including steam baths, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and an onsite restaurant and bar.

Star Street and Landmark are both a short walk from this hotel offering multiple dining options including Asian, Italian, and American options. It is just a short drive from the Man Mo Temple. Ocean Park is five kilometers away but the scenic Hong Kong Park is less than one kilometer away.

Price: From $432 per night

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5. Hotel Cozi Oasis

In the Kwai Chung area of Kwai Tsing, this hotel is perfect for relaxing in an area surrounded by nature. The rooms are spacious and modern with complimentary high-speed Internet access. The staff work to ensure you have everything you need in your room.

Within walking distance are the Ma On Shan Country Park and Hong Kong Wetland Park, both known for their natural beauty reflecting the native culture.

Also nearby are the Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Science Museum, both definitely worth visiting. The Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Victoria Harbor, Flower Market, Tsing Ma Bridge, Ladies’ Market, and the Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens are all within five to six kilometers.

Price: From $62 per night

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6. Hotel Madera Hong Kong

The name “Madera” is “wood” in Spanish. The hotel designers drew inspiration from nature in creating this urban oasis in the middle of the city. You will find wood paneling, sculptures, and even carved furnishings throughout the hotel, including the guestrooms.

The Jordan area is famous for its small shops, nighttime markets, and food kiosks with wafting, appetite-awakening scents of delicious foods, everything the Kowloon Peninsula is known for. Stroll through the Temple Street Night Market and visit vendor stalls that are portals into hidden backstreet shopping.

If you want to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Hong Kong, the nearby Hong Kong Museum of History will tell you everything you want to know. The artifacts fill a 7,000-meter space. Not into history? That’s okay too. Knutsford Terrace is about a 10-minute walk, or the Miramar Shopping Centre is about an eight-minute walk.

Price: From $240 per night

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7. Cordis Hong Kong

Located in the Yau Tsim Mong District near MTR station and adjacent to the Langham Place Mall, this luxury hotel is conveniently located near the lively and famous Ladies’ Market and Flower Market. Every room includes a comfortable bed and modern decor, floor-to-ceiling windows, blackout drapes, and networking connections.

Within five miles you will find the International Commerce Center, Victoria Harbor, the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, Lan Kwai Fong, the Peak Tram, and Ocean Park. There are a variety of trendy restaurants around all of these sites to satisfy any appetite.

Price: From $138 per night

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8. Hotel ICON

Photo: Hotel ICON

Photo: Hotel ICON

Photo: Hotel ICON

Photo: Hotel ICON

The Hotel ICON features ultra-modern styling and “beds so comfortable you’ll never want to leave.” The Tsim Sha Tsui and southern Kowloon areas are a shopper’s paradise. The Hotel ICON is along Nathan Road also known as “the Golden Mile.” Nearby you will find an eclectic and colorful mix of jewelry, electronics, international name brand stores, Asian label boutiques and many ethnic restaurants. The Miramar Shopping Center is along this road as well.

Want a break from the hustle and bustle of Nathan Road, wander over to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Here you’ll find the Hong Kong Cultural Center and Hong Kong Space and Science Museums and incredible views of the Hong Kong skyline surrounding Victoria Harbor.

Price: From $153 per night

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9. Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel

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Photo: Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel/Facebook

Photo: Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel/Facebook

Photo: Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel/Facebook

Artistic creativity touches every room of this hotel. Each room has a different artistic theme — music, reading, natural elements, or the tea elements of the Asian culture.

Situated on the northwest border of Hong Kong in Mong Kok and the Yau Tsim Mong District, the area is known for dynamic shopping opportunities. Entire streets are devoted to specialty markets like fish, flowers, and jade. The area is also ideal for art lovers, with multiple galleries and artisans with their crafts on display.

If you are in search of great bargains, head to Fa Yuen Street for some of the best couture items, exotic fruits and fruit juices, and Takoyaki (fried balls of octopus). The Grand Century Place and Knutsford Terrace are also about a 20-minute walk away.

Price: From $82 per night

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The best hotels on Hong Kong Island

10. The Fleming Hotel

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Photo: The Fleming Hotel/Facebook

Photo: The Fleming Hotel/Facebook

Photo: The Fleming Hotel/Facebook

Wan Chai on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island and one of Hong Kong’s oldest and busiest districts is well-known for its legendary nightlife and architecture reminiscent of the maritime history of Hong Kong. The hotel features maritime styling throughout from the elevators to the guest rooms including comfortable and modern amenities in each room.

The hotel restaurant, Osteria Marzia, is an excellent Italian cuisine option for dining. But you will also find a treasure trove of restaurants along Tai Yuen Street along with a huge selection of toy shops for kids of all ages. Here you will find everything from the old classics to the latest collectibles.

If you are an early riser, check out the morning flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square. The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts is just a 10-minute walk away and features incredible performances throughout the year. Techy people will not want to miss the Wan Chai Computer Center on Hennessy Road with a large display of all things digital and electronic. Victoria Harbor is a short eight-minute walk away while Lan Kwai Fong is about 30 minutes away. Hysan Place is about 15 minutes away.

Price: From $97 per night

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11. Tuve

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Photo: Tuve/Facebook

Photo: Tuve/Facebook

Located in the heart of Tin Hau along Causeway Bay, this hotel has some serious 007 vibes starting the moment you enter the facility. While you might feel like you are entering a secret mission, the atmosphere was inspired by photographer Kim Holtermand’s Lake Tuve, Sweden series. The premium rooms balance a minimalist decor with modern comfort with translucent glass panels for natural lighting.

The central location is excellent for high fashion boutiques, bustling local markets, multiple restaurants, and accessing Victoria Peak. But, despite being in the middle of all this activity, inside the hotel is extremely peaceful. The onsite restaurant, The Sliver Room, features Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine. Try the octopus with homemade aioli, the fresh fish of the day with their cucumber sauce, or their pappardelle wagyu beef cheek.

Nearby attractions include Lan Kwai Fong and Soho, Ocean Park, Repulse Bay. Hong Kong Disneyland is 17 miles away.

Price: From $107 per night

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12. One96

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Photo: One 96/Facebook

One 96 in the Sheng Wan district is unique for its full-floor suites which feel more like an apartment than a hotel room. Sheng Wan is a growing hipster destination offering a diverse array of dining options, trendy coffee shops, and unique bars and lounges.

In addition to the multiple bars and restaurants, nearby attractions include Victoria Harbor, Lan Kwai Fong, Hollywood Road, and Man Mo Temple. You are about one mile from Hong Kong Park with its lush greenery and tranquil paths. You are about two miles from 1881 Heritage and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

Price: From $327 per night

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13. Hotel Pennington

The comfortable and all non-smoking rooms at Hotel Pennington include soundproof windows to block out unwelcome noises. Luxurious linens, feather pillows and down pillows ensure you have a good night’s rest.

Nearby are an array of restaurant options including Asian, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and American cuisine as well as several coffee shops and bars.

The Hang Lung Center (shopping mall) is a short seven-minute walk. You definitely want to visit the Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture which is only 1.5 kilometers away. The Hong Kong Science Museum is a short five-minute drive as is the Garden of Stars.

Price: From $327 per night

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14. Gloucester Hotel Luk Kwok

With a stay at Gloucester, you will be minutes from everything you want to do in Hong Kong. The hotel features comfortable and spacious rooms with in-room safe boxes. The staff know the area and can help make any arrangements you might need during your stay.

Wan Chai is the shopping mecca of Hong Kong with multiple clothing, electronics, toys, and jewelry stores. The area also offers an array of restaurants and street food options along Victoria Harbor and the Central Plaza.
The Hung Shing Temple and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts are a six-minute walk away. Sogo is about 15 minutes away.

Price: From $199 per night

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The best unique hotels in Hong Kong

15. Glamping by the Big Buddha

Turn your day trip into an overnight adventure in one of the Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel glamping tents. This site is located on Lantau Island. The Tian Tan Big Buddha is one of the top attractions in Hong Kong. There are limited dining options here so you will want to plan ahead. But, there is a communal kitchen and BBQ pits. After dinner, stroll to the Big Buddha for a view few get to experience, the illuminated night view of the Buddha.

Price: From $35 per night

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16. The Helena May

Photo: Helena May

Photo: Helena May

This unique option is for women and girls only and features single and shared accommodations in one of Hong Kong’s heritage buildings on the mainland.

The architectural design makes the building stand out from the modern line of most Hong Kong buildings. The site was originally established as a club for women and girls in 1916. High tea and scones are still served daily in the dining room. There is also a century-old library collection. The Helena May is feet away from the Peak Tram and an easy walk to other MTR stations making it easy to move around to other locations in Hong Kong.

Price: From $80 per night

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