Because Lanson Place also offers serviced apartments, staying here is more like being in residence than checking into an impersonal sleep machine. Sit-down desks greet both long-staying and overnight guests, where staff seems genuinely happy to check you in and assist you throughout your stay. Rooms, all of which were recently renovated, are sleekly modern, complete with stocked kitchenettes, a welcome basket filled with coffee, chocolate, bottled water and other treats, and DVD players (there's a DVD library). Views of Victoria Park come with a price, while the cheapest rates are for rooms facing another building. This is a great choice for a cozy home away from home, with surrounding Causeway Bay a bonus. There is a free 8:30am shuttle service to Wan Chai, Central, Quarry Bay, and Taikoo Shing.
- Beth Reiber