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Top tips for finding the perfect China hotel
When coming to China for the culture, it’s going to be a tough pick between the capital, Beijing, and Xi’an, home of the Terracotta Army Museum, a collection of life-sized sculptures of the soldiers of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The ancient city also has the oldest and best preserved city walls in China. Located right next to the walls is Shuyuan Party Hostel. Beijing meanwhile, has the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, plus The Great Wall of China not too far away.
If you are coming to China to appreciate the natural scenery, the south of China has its famous landscapes. The Guangxi region in particular has the two towns of Guilin and Yangshuo, where Li River runs through a dramatic landscape of limestone karst mountains. Aside from taking a river cruise from Yangshuo, you can also hike to Moon Hill to see a large rock formation with a moon-shaped hole in its center, while just a few hours from Guilin are the picturesque, postcard-perfect scenes of the Longji terraced rice fields. Or stay at Rice View Villa to admire the view from your window.
If you’re here for the pandas, Chengdu is where you’ll find Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a non-profit research and breeding facility, where you can learn about and view pandas in their natural habitat. Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is roughly just 40min away.
Book at least 69 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your China accommodation.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in China, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in China in February and December.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in China for 3 days.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in China if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
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Sanya on the southernmost tip of Hainan is China's premier beach destination, with its palm trees, crystal-blue waters and white sandy beaches. Here, you can do scuba diving or snorkelling in the sea before sunbathing on the beach, then head to the forest to hike or even zipline. Sanya has several beaches but Yalong Bay is regarded as one of the most beautiful, and with fishes and coral reefs under the water, it’s ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. The aptly named Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa is a five-star hotel and spa just 2.6 miles from the bay. For tropical rainforests with cascading waterfalls, head to Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, or visit Nanwan Monkey Island to meet the friendly primates.
While Chinese cuisine is diverse and each region has something of its own to offer, Chengdu is the capital of the famed Sichuanese cuisine and a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Stay in a hotel close to the centre such as Waldorf Astoria Chengdu to explore the best of the city’s gastronomic offerings.
The glamorous and modern financial hub of Shanghai is a large city in China and one of the world's leading commercial centres. East Nanjing Road is the city's main shopping street and one of the busiest in the world, along with Times Square and Fifth Avenue. Le Royal Meridien Shanghai is located right on Nanjing Road and surrounded by popular bars, restaurants and shops.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in China.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Guangzhou (61% of total searches to China). The next most popular destinations are Shanghai (19%) and Beijing (15%). Searches for hotels in Chengdu (4%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in China is Guangdong. Shanghai and Beijing are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in China for as cheap as $9 (Guangzhou) in the last 3 days. The average price is $167.
In the last 72 hours, users have found China hotels for tonight for as low as $12 (Xi'an). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $16 (Chengdu) and 4-star+ hotels from $18 (Chengdu).
Where to stay in China?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in China by showing you the exact location of each hotel.