Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers

01. Introduction: One…I mean…two final rides on the United Airlines 747
02. United Airlines 737-800 economy class San Diego to San Francisco
03. United Airlines 747-400 upper deck Polaris business class San Francisco to San Francisco
04. United Airlines 747-400 upper deck Polaris business class San Francisco to Seoul
05. Asiana business class lounge, ICN
06. Asiana Airlines A330-300 business class Seoul to Hong Kong
07. Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers
08. The Bridge – Cathay Pacific business class lounge, HKG
09. American Airlines 777-300/ER business class Hong Kong to Los Angeles
10. American Airlines ERJ-175 first class Los Angeles to San Diego

I don’t know why it has taken me so long to figure this out, but I finally decided that I should probably stick to one or two major hotel brands from now on in order to build up points and status balances that will go towards free stays and/or upgrades. For years I’ve been telling myself that I don’t stay in enough hotels to make status worth it, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that the growing size of my hotel review section proves otherwise. I also haven’t been a big fan of being limited to a handful of hotels when most of my choices are driven by convenience and not brand name. If I’m a free agent, I can choose any one that I want anywhere at any time without worry missing out on points or other little perks I thought I would never need.

Perhaps I’m getting wiser as I’m getting older, but screw that nonsense. It’s time to get real and go for the biggest bang for my buck whenever possible from now on.

This trip to Hong Kong marks my first big journey since I made the decision to be a lot more serious (and smart) about my hotel stays. I’ve decided to stick primarily with SPG properties from now on, occasionally dipping my toes in the Hilton and Hyatt waters whenever necessary. You would think that I would’ve been more focused all these years, but I guess I just didn’t have enough drive and passion in me to have status with any hotel chain. But when thinking about it from an economic point of view, it makes perfect sense.

So does this make me a legitimate travel blogger now?

I discovered one of the best things about sticking to one hotel brand as I was making my choice for this stay in Hong Kong. You see, there are so many good hotel choices in Hong Kong, and it always been a problem for me to choose just the right one. Of course I’ve only been to Hong Kong twice in my life before this, and both times I stayed at the Hyatt – but believe me, the struggle with that decision was headache-inducing both times and settling on the Hyatt was simply the easy way out.

This time, it was super easy. I simply went to and made a selection from the beautifully abbreviated list compared to what I would normally see over on And once I saw at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers was available during the days that I would be there, it was a no-brainer to book it. This hotel just happens to be right on the water overlooking that beautiful Hong Kong skyline and all the mesmerizing activity happening in Victoria Harbour. Hotel locations don’t get much better than this!

sheraton hong kong hotel and towers location
Location, location, location!
 Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers
Welcome to the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers! Right smack dab in the middle of everything.

I didn’t think for a minute that this hotel would be a bad choice, mostly because I’m very familiar with the area and I knew it was in a prime spot right in the middle of everything. The room that I booked was advertised as having a “harbor view”, so it wasn’t hard for me to imagine that I would have one hell of a view – even better than what I had at my last stay at the Hyatt.

My first impressions of the place once I was actually there weren’t all that great quite honestly. The main lobby was actually kind of dark and dated looking, which wasn’t what I was expecting at all – especially for a major hotel located right on the water such as this. It was clean and nice though, and I was happy as hell to finally be in Hong Kong, so I didn’t dwell on the negatives.

There were plenty of positives to focus on instead, most importantly being very friendly staff who checked me in quickly without skipping a beat. I will admit that I was a little bit nervous about this check in process due to the fact that I missed the first night of my three night stay here due to missing my original flight from Seoul to Hong Kong.

Thankfully they didn’t give my room away, and was ready and waiting for me – as it should’ve been, since I prepaid the entire amount at the time of booking.

Sheraton Hong Kong hotel main lobby
This wide angle view of the lobby deceiving – it may look huge, but it felt a lot different being there in person.
Sheraton hotel Hong Kong main lobby
Is it me or does that look like a giant smoke detector?
 Sheraton hotel Hong Kong main lobby design
Trust me, this lobby wasn’t all that impressive in person, but I have to give props to the architects for doing something creative with the tight space.
Sheraton hotel Hong Kong towers hallway
Is there not a better feeling than being just a few feet away from the door of your hotel room after such a long journey from home?
Sheraton hotel Hong Kong towers room entry
Cracking open the door with the excitement of an awesome city view right outside my window building inside me…
View from room Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers
Well, they weren’t lying about the “harbor view”. Seriously?
Sheraton hotel Hong Kong towers interior
To be honest I was expecting the view to be the highlight of this stay, but as you just saw, it wasn’t meant to be. *sigh* Let’s pull back a bit and check out the rest of the room since there’s nothing to see outside…
Low-quality room Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers
I was feeling rather dejected by this point. The view from my window was terrible, and so far everything else was not living up to my expectations.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers room furniture
The only bright spot in the room was this awesome chair, which I eventually dubbed the “Ass Master”.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers bed
The rest of the room was very basic and nowhere near as nice as what I experienced in the Hyatt Regency just down the road last year.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel bedroom
The room was so small that I think that they probably should’ve eliminated of one of these beds and replaced it with another one of those Ass Masters.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel full room view
Here’s a wide angle view showing how everything comes together. I should’ve booked a room at the Hyatt again.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers room desk
Most people probably don’t care about the desks in a hotel room, but the travel blogger in me can always appreciate a nice place to work with a comfy chair. This was decent.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers minibar
The mini bar, with enough room left over for a badly-needed refrigerator. I don’t know about you, but I think that little refrigerators should be mandatory in all hotel rooms.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel minibar
Anyone care for a $10 can of soda? The entrepreneur in me can’t help but to be intrigued by this kind of stuff…
 Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers room decor
I kept looking at that door feeling tempted to make a run for the Hyatt.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and Towers disappointment
Thankfully the Ass Master was there, otherwise I would’ve been completely disappointed in these accommodations.
Sheraton hotel Hong Kong bathroom
Where the magic happens.
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers tub and shower
Either I’ve had a string of bad luck lately, or this half-door shower thing is the hot new trend in hotel bathrooms. I hate it, mostly because I tend to splash like a toddler and water goes everywhere.
Sheraton hotel Hong Kong towers toilet
There’s nothing worse than sitting down on a wet toilet. Bring back the full shower doors!
Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers bathroom vanity
The vanity was really nice, though all that glass made me nervous. I can be clumsy at times, and I’d hate to have to call down to the front desk to let them know that they need to send up a crew to sweep up the mess.

Unfortunately, this was one of my more disappointing hotel stays in recent times. The room was small and dark, and worst of all there was no view to be had. I guess I really lucked out during my last stay here in Hong Kong, as the room I had at the Hyatt had an incredible view that I’ll never forget. The view from this room, unfortunately, was highly forgettable and it’s a good thing I took pictures because I think it’s already been erased from my memory.

Sheraton Hong Kong hotel and towers room service
I was feeling excessively lazy on this trip, which caused me to spend an obscene amount of money on room service. You have no idea how ashamed I feel for posting this pic.

In conclusion, I don’t think I would be very quick to recommend the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers as much as I would the Hyatt. On one hand, the location just simply can’t be beat. This hotel is located right smack dab in the middle of everything, and is just a hop skip and away from the Star Ferry Terminal. On the other hand, the interior of this place leaves a lot to be desired.

It is a bit dated, and my room was very cheap feeling – most certainly not worth the price I paid. This is a slightly more expensive hotel compared to others immediately nearby, but I don’t think I would ever stay here again voluntarily. And that’s OK – because there are so many other great hotels in Hong Kong that won’t make me miss this place.

But hey – at least I’m on my way to obtaining SPG status, right?

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