Hong Kong hotels are typically known for being on the more luxurious (aka expensive) end of the scale, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t cater for families. In fact, many of them go the extra mile with themed rooms, family packages and enticing activities. HK is also a fantastic city to explore with kids and offers a wide range of family friendly activities. So whether you’re looking to book your next staycation or you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time, here are a few of our favourite family-friendly hotels.
Hong Kong Disneyland hotel
Kicking things off with perhaps the most obvious option is of course, the HK Disneyland hotel. Adjacent to Disneyland itself (with its own private park entrance), the hotel is perfectly located to be able to spend the day exploring, go back to the hotel for dinner in the Enchanted Garden (where Disney characters bounce between tables) and head back out to the park to watch the light and firework show (if you have any energy left!).
From family friendly dining options and room decoration packages, to a giant Mickey Mouse shaped garden maze and a 40 metre water slide, The Disneyland hotel is truly magical and it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the excitement, whether you’re a big or small kid.
Gold Coast Hotel
Hong Kong’s only beach front resort, the Gold Coast hotel is somewhat of an institution among family friendly hotels. From its surrounding grounds to the rooms, the hotel management has thought of it all. Water slides, a sharks and pirates adventure zone, crazy golf, a water park, a mini train ride, outdoor bowling — the list goes on! There are nine themed rooms to choose from (and they really go all out with each theme) so whether your kids are dino obsessed or prefer sleeping surrounded by outer space, there is a room for everyone.1 Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong
+852 2452 8888
The Salisbury — YMCA Hong Kong
The Salisbury YMCA is an excellent mid range option for families looking to perhaps save a few pennies on accommodation to spend elsewhere in HK. Several rooms offer incredible harbour views and its prime location means that it’s only a 5 minute walk from the nearest MTR station and just a couple of minutes away from the Star Ferry, making it ideal for exploring the nearby attractions and for getting over to the Hong Kong Island side.
The hotel’s list of facilities is impressive with basketball and squash courts, a rock climbing wall, an indoor swimming pool, and a fully equipped gym. There are two onsite restaurants but if these don’t tickle your family’s fancy then pretty much every other cuisine is available a short walk from your doorstep.
A couple of family suites are available that can comfortably sleep 4 or more without feeling too cramped. Seasonal promotions are often available.41 Salisbury Road, Hong Kong
+852 2268 7000
Marriott Ocean Park
Ocean Park is home to thrilling roller coasters, an epic aquarium and stunning animal exhibits and now, there’s a perfectly located Marriott hotel right next door to the park in which to recover after a busy day adventuring.
Themed family rooms are available to mirror some of Ocean Park’s habitat zones including rainforest, underwater, and bamboo forest themes. Other family friendly facilities include a huge pool with slides galore and a very well equipped playroom (if the kids still need tiring out!). The hotel regularly has packages available that include discounted tickets to the park as well as seasonal offers throughout the year.Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
+852 3555 1688
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Hotel Icon shares similar harbour views to its fancy Rosewood neighbour, but at much more affordable prices! A short walk to the Avenue of Stars, the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade (perfect for scootering), the Star Ferry, and both the Space and Science museum, the hotel is well placed to keep the whole family busy.
An outdoor heated swimming pool adorns the rooftop terrace and right next door is an indoor games lounge complete with table football, a pool table, video games and even VR headsets. Recharge the kids with a wide variety of kid friendly options in the hotel’s own Market restaurant and then get ready to do it all again the next day!17 Science Museum Road Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
+852 3400 1000
Famed for its poolside brunch, the Grand Hyatt is one of HK’s more established hotels but still keeps things fresh with its immense buffet breakfasts and stunning harbour views. For families, there’s a separate children’s swimming pool as well as a huge playground. The hotel itself is located centrally on the Hong Kong Island side, a short taxi or MTR ride away from all the action.1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
+852 2588 1234
Four Seasons Hong Kong
Definitely boasting one of Hong Kong’s best hotel swimming pools, the Four Seasons is a firm favourite for those looking to entertain the kids whilst enjoying some luxury themselves.
Making even the littlest of guests feel welcome, the hotel offers cute surprises here and there such as setting up an in-room teepee, running a huge bubble bath, providing child sized slippers and robes and they even have extra diapers on hand (if you run out!). The pool is heated all year round (with a separate lap pool for the serious swimmers) and numerous other activities, such as cooking classes or scavenger hunts are also available for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The Four Seasons sits at the more expensive end of the scale but staycation packages for families are regularly on offer and the hotel is known for being extremely accommodating if you have specific requests.8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3196 8888