Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The 381-room Hyatt Regency sits atop a six-story shopping mall in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, a popular tourist area known for its museums, historic sights, and shops. The Hyatt Regency has everything one would expect to find in an upscale chain hotel: contemporary rooms with plush beds, marble bathrooms, and high-tech amenities; both casual and fine dining options; and an attractive pool. It's a great pick for families: Not only does it offer babysitting services and cribs in all room types, it has a kiddy pool and a playground -- both very rare finds in Hong Kong.
Harbour Grand Hong Kong Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Harbour Grand impresses guests upon entry. The massive marble lobby with huge chandeliers is imposing, and the stately, yet modern, look continues throughout the hotel. Rooms here are sexy and up-to-date, with none of the stuffy grandeur of some other luxury hotels in Hong Kong. Though the hotel has all of the amenities business travelers could want -- tons of meeting space, a business center, and 24-hour room service -- it also attracts families, thanks in part to its large outdoor pool and kiddy pool, and free shuttle to nearby sights. Numerous room types offer the option of two twin beds instead of a king, and cribs and rollaways are available as well.
The Peninsula Hong Kong Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The 300-room Peninsula Hong Kong is the city's oldest hotel; built in 1926, it evokes the elegance of the '20s but the modern sophistication of the 21st century. The grand lobby features high, gilded ceilings and stately pillars, and hosts the hotel's popular afternoon High Tea. The amenities are, as expected from such a high-caliber hotel, top-notch: six gourmet dining options (although some say the breakfast buffet is just so-so), an indoor pool, a full-service spa with stellar city views, and a modern fitness center, also with stunning views. The vibe is very upscale, which may dissuade some families from booking, but the hotel is actually extremely family-friendly. There's a beautiful indoor pool, and the hotel offers perks such as children's robes, children's slippers, and infant toiletries. Babysitting services are also available, as are cribs and rollaway beds for all room types.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The gorgeous Landmark hotel is one of the more intimate luxury options in Hong Kong. With a great location in Central, this hotel stands out from nearby competitors because its size: It's a boutique property with only 113 rooms. Though kids aren't allowed to use the spa pool, the hotel offers plenty of kid-friendly amenities: Children receive welcome gifts, coloring books, toys, and child-sized robes. Baby-friendly amenities include free use of Diaper Genies, bottle warmers, high chairs, and strollers.
Holiday Inn Hong Kong-Golden Mile Rating: 3.5 Pearls
This 614-room hotel is a nice mid-range pick for families, particularly for those who prefer a more laid-back vibe. It has an excellent location in Tsim Sha Tsui, a block from the subway and within walking distance to shopping and major attractions. Rooms are fairly spacious (by Hong Kong standards), and come equipped with minibars, free tea and coffee, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Family Rooms feature double beds and cribs ,and babysitting services are also available. Families may also appreciate the large rooftop pool and the varied dining options on-site.
W Hong Kong Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The 393-room W Hong Kong is a fun, modern hotel in Kowloon, a popular tourist area. In many ways, this W feels like all others; it features funky decor the W brand is known for -- bizarre sculptures, pop art wall murals, and bright, colored lighting -- as well as a Bliss spa and a Living Room bar. Kids may like the large rooftop pool, and parents may appreciate the babysitting services. Many room types have the option of two twin beds and rollaway beds, and cribs are available in all.
Conrad Hong Kong Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The upscale Conrad Hong Kong is housed in a gorgeous skyscraper in Central, taking up the upper-level floors of a large, high-end shopping center. Shops, restaurants, and public transportation can be found right below the hotel, and there are also plenty of amenities within the hotel itself, including four restaurants, two bars, a rooftop pool, and a well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center. Numerous room types offer a two twin beds option and all rooms can accommodate cribs and rollaways.
The Excelsior Hong Kong Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Excelsior, owned by Mandarin Oriental brand, is a luxury hotel with a fabulous, convenient location overlooking the harbor. It includes all of the features one would expect of a four-pearl hotel; there is a well-equipped fitness center, three upscale restaurants, a bar, cafe, and coffee shop. It lacks a pool, one of the reasons it's at the bottom of our list, but it is still a solid family-friendly option in Hong Kong. Kid-friendly amenities include children's check-in gifts, coloring books at the cafe, cribs, babysitting services, and tear-free toiletries available upon request.