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For those looking for family hotels in Hong Kong the choices aren’t as obvious as Orlando, but there’s a lot that Asia’s financial hub has to offer for families.
The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong might get all the attention of business travelers but when we visit Hong Kong, it’s not the Hyatt we choose, After more than a dozen stays at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin, the property is undeniably like a second home. My family has stayed in the property nearly each time we visited Hong Kong for a few key reasons.
On several occasions we have been lucky enough to secure a family suite with two separate bedrooms on opposite sides, a family room with kitchenette, dining room table and living room in between.
The Hyatt Regency Sha Tin is 100 meters from the University MTR stop and about 20 minutes from Kowloon, 30 to Hong Kong Island. The hotel is located in the New Territories (one of three districts in Hong Kong), about 40 minutes from the airport, the same as Kowloon or Hong Kong Island.
For some, the distance from the city may be an issue but we like being able to leave the busy streets and bright lights behind and head for the tranquility and peacefulness of our room at the end of the day.
The front side of the hotel faces Tolo Harbour (not Victoria but still stunningly beautiful) and Kau To Shan mountain behind it. Views from either side of the hotel are absolutely stunning, but our preference is harbour-facing. Panoramic windows with wide bays are the perfect place to watch the morning fog roll off the water with a cup of tea. Our daughter loved walking and playing in the bay windows.
On the back side of the hotel, a deluxe changing room makes way for an Olympic-size pool with hot tubs and poolside service. There’s plenty to keep kids busy and parents happy at the pool especially with Hong Kong’s tropical climate most of the year.
The Regency Club on the 25th floor is where checkin occurs for World of Hyatt members. The club also offers hot breakfast items daily, drinks, newspapers and access to business facilities throughout the day and evening canapés and cocktails.
World of Hyatt members can earn and burn points for their stay at the property, a Category 4 in the program.
Located on busy Hong Kong Island, the Conrad Hotel is a mirror property to the Shangri-La Hong Kong. Both properties are connected to the International Finance Center Mall (as is the JW Marriott) and the Admiralty MTR station.
One draw for family hotels in Hong Kong is the Star Ferry, a clever way to cross from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. From the Conrad (through the Pacific Place mall) to Admiralty station, it’s just one stop to Central and then a short walking distance to the pier from which the ferry departs. The ferry is fun for kids and provides a rare view of the harbour for adults, costs are about $0.25/each for the short boat ride.
Conrad Hong Kong offers truly white glove service to discerning families. In addition to standard guest rooms, the hotel features family rooms, and suites to accommodate any need. Diamond elite members in the Hilton Honors program will love access to the executive lounge which serves breakfast daily as well as an afternoon tea service and evening cocktails. Dress code will be enforced so prepare by wearing closed-toe shoes, pants for men, and skirts or dresses for women.
All Hilton Honors members will earn points and status for their stay and can burn points for a free night, beginning at 70,000, nightly.
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On the south coast of Hong Kong Island, the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott gives guests the resort experience with the convenience of being close to all the action in the city. Upon entering the lobby, hotel guests are greeted with large and exotic cylindrical aquariums and water themes.
The aptly named hotel is near the Ocean Park theme park. Somewhere between Busch Gardens in the United States and a zoo, Ocean Park gives visitors a combination of family-friendly interactions with animals, Sea World-style marine shows, and thrill rides. The hotel is a short distance away.
The property faces the bay with the South China Sea in full view of the hotel. For guests who would like to relax on days for which they do not visit the park or the city, the hotel boasts a very large pool focused on families with attractions for children.
Members of Marriott’s Bonvoy loyalty program can earn and spend points at the hotel. Elite members may be able to take advantage of 2 pm checkouts, complimentary breakfast, access to the lounge, and suite upgrades as available at check-in.
It’s hard to find an experience more family-friendly than a Disneyland hotel. The expansive property is home to numerous swimming pools, a private entrance to the parks and many restaurants.
A hallmark of Disney properties is Character breakfasts. Mickey, Minney, and the whole Disney cast make breakfast memorable for kids and parents alike. But the character experience doesn’t end there. Families can join characters for Tai Chi in the morning keeping both the Disney theme, but with local characteristics.
Access to the Park is inexpensive when compared with other Disney properties at around $50 USD per adult. But when guests are not in the Park, the hotel has a harbor view with waterfront access and swimming pools available as well.
In addition to the proximity to the park, the property benefits from access on the airport express lines (with one change) and is close to Hong Kong Chep Lok International Airport. The site is also a bit far from the city but the express train connects quickly with few stops to the heart of everything in Kowloon.
There’s no better hotel choice in Hong Kong for families than Hong Kong Disneyland.
One of the most modern and cleverly designed hotels in the city is Hotel ICON on Kowloon’s south coast facing Victoria Harbour. For parents, the sleek modern design will give them the sense of luxury and premium surroundings, but there’s plenty for kids to participate in as well.
Smartly-named rooms are listed by their space in square meters. The ICON 36 room is 36 square meters, club suites 65 and 80 offer even more room for families to spread out.
The outdoor pool facing the harbour is home to stunning views, poolside service, and adds to the value for families. Unique from other hotels in HK is ICON’s Timeless lounge, a family paradise:
“Timeless Lounge is decked out with pool tables, table football, pinball, table games, and Playstation with a 65-inch screen, and HD screens showing sporting events. To top it off, the pool menu offers mouthwatering grills and bites.”
When guests leave the hotel, there are few other places as convenient for families than this property. Next door is the Hong Kong Science Museum where kids can connect with STEM fields in a fun and relaxing environment. Kowloon Park is just 2km away, just 14 minutes by car.
Along the waterfront, families can see the history of Hong Kong Kung Fu films and take pictures next to long time legend, Jackie Chan along the star walk.
Unique & Fun Family Hotels in Hong Kong, China
This is our collection of the best family hotels in Hong Kong, China, but it may differ from your experience. Some may have hidden benefits that make them great when traveling with children like board games in hotel closets, but this collection of the best family-friendly hotels in Hong Kong is in our experienced opinion, complete and touches on a variety of locations, price points, brands, and amenities.
What do you think? Have you been to any of these amazing family hotels in Hong Kong? Which is your favorite?