Today I am going to share my picks of the top places to stay on Nathan Road in Kowloon, from clean budget options right through to five-star luxury. You probably already know that Nathan Road is one of Hong Kong’s prime thoroughfares, often called the Golden Mile due to it being lined with shops that are ever so popular with visitors to the city.
It also passes through many popular districts including Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Mong Kok, and Prince Edward.
Nathan Road and the areas surrounding it, which include some of the most popular shopping areas in Hong Kong, are literally sprawling with accommodation options, so, here I will introduce my picks for the best places to stay in each category based on my own personal experiences, convenience for transport and MTR access, value, and aggregate ratings.
Let’s start with a map to get our bearings. As you can see, Nathan Road starts near to the harbour and heads north until it reaches Boundry Street in all about 3.6 km long. It’s serviced by an endless stream of buses and the MTR via the Tsuen Wan Line for its entire length and the northern section is also serviced by the Kwun Tong Line.
Budget Hotels and Hostels on Nathan Road
Three & Four Star Hotels on Nathan Road
Metropark Hotel Mongkok 3-star hotel
Stanford Hotel Hong Kong 3-star hotel
Hotel offers free city shuttle service and an airport shuttle (fee), a cafe and lounge bar.
Eaton Hong Kong 4-star hotel
The hotel features a Michelin starred Cantonese restaurant, Yat Tung Heen, which is very popular. The rooms are modern and there is also a rooftop pool. There are also interconnecting rooms on offer for families or large groups. It’s a 5 min walk from Jordon MTR station.
Novotel Hotel Hong Kong 4-star hotel
The hotel has a superb location just 2 mins from Jordon MTR. It’s modern and offers one of the best hotel buffet breakfasts in the city for hotels of this class.
Five Star Luxury Hotels on Nathan Road
This is the only real 5-star hotel in the Mongkok area and it’s got a superb location being steps away from Nathan Road and located above the Langham Mall and Mongkok MTR station. It features a nice pool, gym, spa, large family rooms are available, on-site restaurants, and I believe it’s one of the best value five-star hotels in the city.
A boutique style five-star hotel that is also located above a shopping mall of the same name. It’s also near Granville Road, a popular fashion shopping street, and across from Kowloon Park. The hotel has a Michelin Star restaurant, spa, gym, pool, and is a five-minute walk from TST MTR station.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Along with its amazing location and great views, the Sheraton features a staggering 8 restaurants along with rooftop pool, gym, spa, and more. It has a direct connection to SOGO Department store and is only a short walk from Canton Road, Star Ferry Terminal, TST and East TST MTR Stations.
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Perhaps the grandest hotel in Hong Kong, The Peninsula is somewhat of an institution for its history, offerings, location, and level of service. Featuring a roof-top restaurant, a lobby restaurant that’s famous for its afternoon tea, along with spa, gym, rooftop pool, and much more.
Landmarks of Nathan Road
Here are some of the landmarks along Nathan Road, with their street number.
- The Peninsula Hotel
- Chungking Mansions (#36–44)
- iSQUARE – shopping mall (#63)
- Kowloon Park (#105-181)
- Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard (#111-181)
- The ONE – shopping mall (#100)
- Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre (#105)
- The Mira Hong Kong – mall and hotel (#118)
- Miramar Shopping Centre (#132–134)
- Former Kowloon British School (#136). Now houses the Antiquities and Monuments Office
- St. Andrew’s Church (Kowloon) (#138)
- Yau Tsim District Police Headquarters and Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station (#213)
- Manulife Provident Funds Place (also known as Wing On Kowloon Center, #345)
- Kowloon Central Post Office (#405)
- Sino Centre (#582–592)
- HSBC Building Mongkok (#673)
- Cornwall Court (#687–689)