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Where to Stay in Dalian: Dalian Accommodation & Recommended Dalian Hotels

Hundreds of miles of narrow coastline created a lot of natural beauty. Dalian (大连), "city of romance in China", is best known for its numerous sea views. As an important coastal trading city in China, there are all grades of hotels, hostels and inns in Dalian (from 5-star luxury to 3-star economy), which can meet the needs of different visitors. The urban area of Dalian is not large and the public transportation (taxi, metro and public buses) is well developed, so accommodations at Zhongshan Square, Xinghai Square, Renmin Square, Tiger Beach and areas around railway stations and airport etc., are all convenient.

More than half of first-time visitors would choose to stay around the downtown business districts near Dalian Railway Station - "Qingniwaqiao (青泥洼桥)", which is commonly known as "Jie Li (街里)" and "Zhan Qian (站前)" by local people. The area is bustling with restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment venues. Buses and subways to all places of Dalian also converge here.

Some famous scenic areas in Dalian also have hotels and resorts that can provide accommodation for visitors, such as Golden Pebble Beach Resort (金石滩度假区) and Xianyu Bay Seaside Resort (仙峪湾海滨度假区), etc.

Check the Dalian Accommodation Guide to know the Top 5 Areas to Stay in Dalian City and plan your own Dalian Tour in 2022/2023!

Top 5 Areas to Stay in Dalian

Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in DalianDalian Accommodation Map (Click to enlarge)

Top 1: Zhongshan Square - The Downtown Area near Dalian Railway Station and Dalian Port

Over 35% of tourists would choose to stay overnight at places around Zhongshan Square. Most of famous luxury hotels in Dalian city are located here and the prices are reasonable. The square is close to Dalian Railway Station (about 1 km) and Dalian Port (about 3 km). The distance between Zhongshan Square and the city centre - Qingniwaqiao (青泥洼桥) is only about 1 km, which takes less than 10 minutes by car, metro or on foot.

Recommended Hotels around Zhongshan Square

  • Shangri-La Hotel Dalian (大连香格里拉大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No. 66, Renmin Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区人民路66号)

  • New World Dalian Hotel (大连新世界酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No. 41, Renmin Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区人民路41号)

  • Kempinski Hotel Dalian (大连凯宾斯酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No. 92, Jiefang Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区解放路92号)

  • Hotel Nikko Dalian (大连日航酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No. 123, Changjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区长江123号)

Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian Shangri-La Hotel Dalian
Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian Shangri-La Hotel Dalian

Top 2: Xinghai Square Business Center - The Top Highlight of Dalian with Charming Natural Coastal Scenery

Xinghai Square (星海广场) is the largest urban square in Asia, next to Bohai Bay. Access to subway and public buses, transportation here is also convenient. Attractions nearby include Dalian Shell Museum, Binhai Road and Xinghai Bridge, etc. Not far from the square is Xinghai Square Beach. The seaside area is lively, and the accommodation is mainly high-end hotels and budget hostels.

Recommended Hotels around Xinghai Square

  • Grand Hyatt Dalian (大连君悦酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No. 33, C3 Zone, Xinghai Suqare, Shihekou District, Dalian City (大连市石河口区星海广场C3区33号)

  • The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian (大连一方城堡豪华精选酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No. 666, Binhai West Road, Shihekou District, Dalian City (大连市石河口滨海西路600号)

  • Bay Shore Hotel (大连星海假日酒店) ★★★

    Address: No. 32, C1 Zone, Xinghai Square, Shihekou District, Dalian City (大连市石河口区星海广场C1区32号)

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Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian The Castle Hotel, Dalian
Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian The Castle Hotel, Dalian

Top 3: Renmin Square - The City Center of Dalian with Convenient Transportation and Beautiful Night Scene

In the center of Dalian, there are many places to eat and shop, which makes it very convenient to live here. Renmin Square (人民广场) is also the starting point of light rail. Many buses converge here. Transportation is very convenient. Moreover, the night scene of the square is charming. The music fountain performance here is spectacular. The majority of hotels here are business or budget hotels.

Recommended Hotels around Renmin Square

  • Aulicare Hotel (大连奥利加尔大酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No. 418, Zhongshan Road, Shihekou District, Dalian City (大连市石河口区中山路418号)

  • Central Plaza Hotel (大连香洲大饭店) ★★★★

    Address: No. 145, Zhongshan Road, Xigang District, Dalian City (大连市西岗区滨中山路145号)

  • Swish Hotel Dalian (大连瑞诗酒店) ★★★

    Address: No. 21, Wuhui Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区五惠路21号)

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Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian Swish Hotel Dalian
Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian Swish Hotel Dalian

Top 4: Golden Peddle Beach - Good Place to Stay for Summer Family Vacation

There are several hotels and resorts near the Golden Peddle Beach Resort (金石滩度假区) for accommodation. Although the prices of hotels here are usually more expensive than those in urban areas, the scenic spot has a pleasant and cool climate, delicious seafood, charming coasts, numerous beaches and complete tourism facilities, which makes it the first choice for family to enjoy a pleasant and happy summer time.

Recommended Hotels in Golden Peddle Beach

  • Discoveryland Hotel (大连发现王国度假酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No. 36, Jinshi Road, Jinzhou District, Dalian City (大连市金州区金石路36号)

  • Hilton Dalian Golden Pebble Beach Resort (大连金石滩鲁能希尔顿度假酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No. 57, Haibin West Road, Jinzhou District, Dalian City (大连市金州区海滨西路57号)

  • Holiday Inn Dalian Jinshitan Luneng Hot Spring (大连金石滩鲁能温泉假日酒店) ★★★

    Address: A-1, Jinshi Spring Resort, Jinzhou District, Dalian City (大连市金州区金石温泉度假村A-1)

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Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian Hilton Dalian Golden Pebble Beach Resort
Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian Hilton Dalian Golden Pebble Beach Resort

Top 5: Area around Tiger Beach (Laohutan) - One of the Main Seaside Resorts in Dalian Downtown

Tiger Beach Scenic Area (老虎滩景区) is one of the main seaside resorts in Dalian and the nearest to the city center. The park is large, and normally requires a whole day to visit. There are many scenic spots worth visiting in the area, such as Tiger Beach Ocean Park, Coral Hall, Pole Aquarium, Animal Show Arena, Marine Mammal World and the Bird Forest, etc. The price of accommodation in the scenic area is higher than living around the city center, but it is pleasant to stroll along the tranquil beach after dinner. Other highlights nearby include Fisherman’s Wharf and Bangchui Island, etc.

Recommended Hotels around Tiger Beach

  • California Hotel (大连加州酒店) ★★

    Address: No. 3-4, Binhai Middle Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区滨海中路3-4号)

  • Xiangyun Hotel (Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park) (祥云宾馆 - 大连老虎滩海洋公园店) ★★★★

    Address: No. 740, Jiefang Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市西岗区滨中山路145号)

  • Zhongnan Sunny Hotel (大连中南阳光酒店) ★★

    Address: No. 125, Zhongnan Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City (大连市中山区中南路125号)

Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian California Hotel Dalian
Dalian Hotels & Where to Stay in Dalian California Hotel Dalian

How to Plan a Dalian Tour?

Best Time to Visit Dalian: April to October

How to Get There: Flights from Beijing (1.5~2 hours), Shanghai (2 hours), Guangzhou (4 hours), Harbin (4 hours), etc. and bullet train from Shenyang (1.5~4.5 hours), Harbin (3.5~5 hours), Beijing (4~5 hours), etc.

Visitors usually spend 1~4 days in Dalian. Those who are coming to Dalian in hurry, they spend 1 day around to have a rough trip to its coastline. Some prefer Golden Pebble Beach, while some may visit Xinghai Square and Sunasia Ocean Park.

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If you have 2 days in Dalian, you are suggested to spend your first day at Xinghai Square and nearbys and the next day to meet with the best seascape in Dalian and have fun at Tiger Pebble Beach Ocean Park.

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A 3 Day Dalian Tour will cover almost all the major highlights in Dalian, including its best coastal scenery and ocean parks. If you have 3 days around, you are high suggested to take such a trip.

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If you want more Dalian surprises, you can also add Bangchui Island into your trip, which used to be the summer retreat for national leaders of China.

In addition, you are highly suggested to extend your trip to more destinations in Dongbei Region, including 3~6 days to Harbin, 2~4 days to Changbaishan, 1~2 days to Shenyang, 1~2 days to Jilin, 1~3 days to Changchun, etc. Have your preferences? Contact us to get a tailor-made trip!

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