First-time visitor to Hong Kong? There’s a good chance your search for accommodations will land you somewhere on the busy streets of Kowloon, and, most likely, into the peninsula’s most famous district, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Located on the southern tip of the Kowloon peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui draws visitors in with its world-clas views across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island, home to—what’s in my honest opinion—the greatest skyline on earth.
Looking for some ideas on where to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui? Here’s a small handful of our top picks for the best hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui…
Table of Contents
- Why stay in Tsim Sha Tsui?
- Where to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong: A guide to the best hotels
- Summary: The best places to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
- Need alternatives to these Tsim Sha Tsui accommodations? Check out these other top Hong Kong districts…
Why stay in Tsim Sha Tsui?
Famous for its harbourfront promenade—and it’s (currently displaced) kitschy Bruce Lee statue—Tsim Sha Tsui is undoubtedly one of the Hong Kong’s most exciting districts to wander about. From day to night, TST is always abuzz with action from frantic shoppers hustling between boutiques to Indian tailors beckoning you for business.
Depending on your outlook, all this chaos will be either good or bad.
To be sure, not everyone will love Tsim Sha Tsui’s vibe. Compared to other areas in the city—particularly areas on Hong Kong Island like Central or Causeway Bay—Tsim Sha Tsui (actually much of Kowloon) can feel a bit seedier and a little more unsettling, though not necessarily unsafe by any means.
Nonetheless, for travellers Tsim Sha Tsui is well-seated among the best places to stay in Hong Kong. From bustling night markets and tasty restaurants to crazy nightlife and shopping at any budget, TST offers access to some of the best things to do in Hong Kong—at all hours of the day. That alone’s enough to inspire a stay in this wild neighbourhood.
Where to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong: A guide to the best hotels
Address: 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Quite possibly one of the most stylish hotels you’ll ever enter, Hotel ICON brushes up among the best luxury hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui with sophisticated modern decor and a flush of unbeatable Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline views.
The elegant rooms at Hotel ICON are only the half of it. As much as you’ll enjoy sweeping vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows set to rich wood grains and warm lighting, it’s the extras that put this hotel a cut above. All room include a free mini-bar (no doubt a rarity in the hospitality industry) and free use of a smartphone with unlimited data to zip those selfies home on a whim as you traipse through HK.
Outside the comfort of your room, unwind to a soothing massage at Angsana Spa or a cocktail at the 9th-floor infinity pool. If the views aren’t quite high enough, retire to Above and Beyond, offering fine Chinese dining to incredible 28th-floor panoramas.
InterContinental Hong Kong
Address: 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
A head honcho among the best luxury hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui, InterContinental Hong Kong instantly delights guests with chic rooms that spit out picture-perfect harbour views through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Settle in and let relaxation slip into the queue as you watch the lights of Hong Kong Island glint in while your favourite tunes play through the premium in-room Bose entertainment system.
Elsewhere at the InterContinental Hong Kong, slink into the infinity pool or one of the three infinity hot tubs for a soothing dip among swoon-worthy views over Victoria Harbour. To take your pampering to the next level, pop into the on-site I-Spa for a massage or awaken your spirit with a yoga or tai chi class at the 24-hour fitness centre.
Before you leave your days in Hong Kong behind, don’t miss out on an opportunity to dine in at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Five on-site dining options await including the popular Yan Toh Heen Restaurant, a fine dining Cantonese restaurant with a proudly-earned (and well-deserved) prestigious Michelin star.
The Langham Hong Kong
Address: 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Among the most elegant hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui, The Langham Hong Kong greets guests with intricately decorated ceilings accented with regal chandeliers that combine for an immediate palatial vibe. The sophistication continues throughout as European inspired design elements frame magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and the city from the hotel’s rooms & restaurants.
Travellers looking to add a dash of repose to combat the bedlam of Hong Kong’s streets can unload with a massage in the spa or a dip in the rooftop pool. The Langham Hong Kong also dishes out five on-site restaurant none more worthy of a mention than T’ang Court, a triple-Michelin-starred restaurant relishing in fine Cantonese dining.
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Address: Salibury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Celebrating its 90th year in business in 2018, The Peninsula Hong Kong shows off its experience by consistently delivering one of HK’s most luxurious classic accommodations experiences without fail. From impeccable 5-star amenities to rooms bathed in Asian refinement, this top Tsim Sha Tsui luxury hotel shimmers and offers the most splurge-worthy escape in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Rooms at The Peninsula Hong Kong feature grounded & earthy Oriental designs spiced up with dark wood and colourful floral accents. The opulent marble bathrooms reminisce of Italy and include soaker spa tubs for serious in-room relaxation.
Elsewhere at The Peninsula Hong Kong, enjoy your pick of 8 on-site restaurants including the famous Verandah, a colonial-style café that’s listed among Hong Kong’s best for an afternoon tea break. Alternatively, take your appetite to the streets of Kowloon and end your evening with a swim in the Roman-inspired pool or a relaxing massage at the full-service Peninsula Spa.
Address: 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
From the moment you enter the luxurious lobby, the elegant and chic Kowloon Shangri-La offers an much-needed oasis of calm amid the chaotic streets of Tsim Sha Tsui. This 5-star hotel plucks its design cues from classic Oriental motifs to create a lovely palette of rich dark woods mixed with soothing neutral colours that truly lives up to its mystical name.
Besides relaxing in the delightful rooms (or getting massage or dipping into the pool at the health club) of the Kowloon Shangri-La, the hotel houses seven different dining options wading through a variety of themes and styles from Asian to European to American. During your stay, be sure not to miss out on Shang Palace, the hotel’s signature restaurant that’s snagged itself two Michelin stars for its haute Chinese dishes.
The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong
Address: 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
When the Village People sang about the YMCA, I’m 100% positive it was nothing like The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong. Don’t let the name fool you: This isn’t a youth hostel or a low-budget guesthouse, but a surprisingly awesome 4-star hotel jam-packed with a whole ton of amenities and spectacular rooms.
The rooms at The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong range from budget-friendly singles to more upscale rooms that offer stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the city.
Elsewhere in the hotel, health-conscious travellers can stay fit at the fitness centre, racquetball courts or indoor lap pool as well as test their grip & core strength at the rock climbing wall. Two on-site restaurants, serving international & Asian food, provide an excuse to stay in should the pull of Tsim Sha Tsui’s multitude of food options prove not quite strong enough.
Summary: The best places to stay in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
- Looking for the ultimate in Tsim Sha Tsui luxury? The InterContinental Hong Kong and The Peninsula Hong Kong are two of the best 5-star hotels in the city, each delivering a near-perfect accommodations experience.
- Craving modern glory and epic vistas? The sexy and sleek Hotel ICON impresses with deluxe harbour views from their luxurious infinity pool.
- Want something a little more budget-friendly? The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong gets you ultra close to the action without completely breaking the bank.
Need alternatives to these Tsim Sha Tsui accommodations? Check out these other top Hong Kong districts…
- Kowloon: Not pinned to Tsim Sha Tsui? Find more accommodations options by expanding your search further on the peninsula with this guide for where to stay in Kowloon.
- Central: If the overwhelming vibe of Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon has got your reeling, the more relaxed feel of Hong Kong Island might be more up your alley. Discover some HK gems with this list of recommended hotels in Central.
- Wan Chai: This Hong Kong Island neighbourhood is a sweet dash of classic HK without the same level of hassles in TST or Kowloon.
- Causeway Bay: Shopaholics will rejoice at a chance to stay in this consumerist neighbourhood to the east of Wan Chai and Central on Hong Kong Island.