If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, one of the things you should know is that it’s in Lantau Island — still a part of Hong Kong, obviously, and still accessible by land, but quite a ways away from the city center. In fact, to get to Hong Kong Disneyland by train — that is, by the MTR, or the Hong Kong Metro — you would have to connect to the Tung Chung line, get off at Sunny Bay station, and switch to the Disneyland Resort Line. (See the MTR map here.) If your nearest MTR station is, for example, the popular Tsim Sha Tsui, which is on both the red Tsuen Wan and the dark magenta West Rail lines but not on the orange Tung Chung line, you would have to take three trains to get to Disneyland.
If Disneyland is the main focus of your Hong Kong trip, your best option for accommodations would be either of the three hotels located in Disneyland itself:
However, if you plan on exploring the rest of Hong Kong and you want to stay in a hotel that is centrally located but still convenient for commuting by train to Disneyland, your best bets are the hotels near the Kowloon and Hong Kong MTR stations, both of which are on the Tung Chung line, so you don’t have to keep switching trains. As a bonus, both stations are also the two main stops of the Hong Kong Airport Express, which means they’re also convenient for travelling to/from the airport AND you can easily take advantage of their free In-town Check-in service.
The following are the best hotels near the Kowloon or Hong Kong stations of the MTR.
(Heads-up: some of them are rather steeply priced…but honestly worth the splurge.)
Distance from Hong Kong MTR Station: 200 m
Prices start at $504
“Chic”, “sharp”, and “well-maintained” are just some of the words guests use to describe The Pottinger Hong Kong. Clients appreciate the hotel’s outstanding staff and the excellent location. It’s only 270 m to Exit C of the Hong Kong MTR Station, convenient for both commuting and shopping, as well as for business around the area’s financial district. The staff are always helpful and attentive to guests’ needs. And the rooms themselves are superb: spacious, well-lighted, with large windows, luxurious beddings, and an oversized shower area.
Child policy: Children age 0 – 11 years may use an existing bed for free. When requested, an extra bed can be provided for HK$ 550 per child, per night.
Distance from Hong Kong MTR Station: 300 m
Prices start at $394
“Everyday when we returned to our suite, we felt like we were returning to our home rather than a hotel,” says one guest, while another previous client loved that their suite was “well-appointed, ideal for working and for holding small meetings.” And although not all of us can spring for suites at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the hotel’s high overall ratings — 9.3 at Booking.com and 5/5 at TripAdvisor — prove that their customers’ satisfaction is pretty much across the board. Other highlights include the excellent food and the top-level service from staff. “The attention to detail was superb! Never felt so cared and looked after. Not at all pretentious! Fantastic service, decor and experience.”
Child policy: One child under 12 years may stay for free when using existing beds. One child under 2 years may stay free of charge in a crib. Older children and adults are charged HKD 600 per person per night in an extra bed.
Distance from Hong Kong MTR Station: 350 m
Prices start at $452
Only steps away from Central Station, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is also conveniently just 350 m from Exit C of Hong Kong Station, so you can take your pick of subway lines to get around Hong Kong. It’s also close to shops and the ferry terminal but the hotels doesn’t just rest on its “location, location, location” laurels. Staff are helpful and highly efficient, providing guests with personalized service. The facilities are clean and modern and more than one previous guest has mentioned loving the extraordinarily comfortable linen in the rooms. Overall, says one guest, “If you are looking for something extra in HK, I can recommend.”
Child policy: One child under 4 years may stay free of charge when using existing beds. Older children and adults are charged HKD 660 per stay.
Distance from Hong Kong MTR Station: 450 m
Prices start at $120
One of the more affordable options on this list, the Butterfly on Wellington Boutique Hotel is also a bit farther than the others — roughly 450 meters from Exit C of the Hong Kong MTR station — but still close enough to be highly convenient. “You can walk to everything,” reports one guest, with Hollywood Road a mere 5-minute walk away and many restaurants and coffee shops in close proximity. The rooms are spotless as well as spacious by Hong Kong standards, and guests commend the gracious, helpful, and friendly staff.
Child policy: One child under 12 years may stay for free when using existing beds. One child under 1 year may stay in a crib free of charge. Older children and adults are charged HKD 385 per person per night in an extra bed.
Distance from Kowloon MTR Station: 200 m
Prices start at $408
Who doesn’t love staying at the Ritz? One guest sums it up thus: “Excellent location, amazing customer service, a room with a spectacular view and the food superb!” Indeed, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is literally at the Kowloon MTR station, which makes it convenient for getting on the _ line to Disneyland, as well as for travelling to and from the airport on the Airport Express. It is also connected to a large mall — shopaholics take note — while the hotel’s excellent restaurants, swimming pool, and gym make it the perfect place for a soul-charging staycation.
Child policy: One child under 12 years may stay free of charge using existing beds. One child under 2 years may stay free of charge in a crib. Older children and adults will be charged HKD 880 per person per night in an extra bed.
Distance from Kowloon MTR Station: 200 m
Prices start at $285
Breathtaking harbor views, excellent facilities, a delicious breakfast, and ace location — what more can a Hong Kong visitor ask for? The W Hong Kong is the perfect base, whether you want to stay in and take advantage of the pool, sauna, and steam room, or you want to make the most of your Hong Kong trip at the nearby shops, restaurants, or trains that will take you to Hong Kong’s four corners.
Child policy: All children under 2 years may stay free of charge in a crib. One child under 12 years may stay free of charge when using existing beds. All other children under 12 years, older children, and adults are charged HKD 600 per night for extra beds.