Where to Stay in Nanjing | Recommended Nanjing Hotels 2024

Nanjing is a famous historical city holding a great importance in China's history. In fact, its nature is quite featured and beautiful as well. In order to get a greater tour in Nanjing, at least 2 days are needed. Therefore, accommodating in Nanjing is essential. As the provincial capital city of Jiangsu and the second most densely populated city in east China, Nanjing offers a large number of accommodating choices. You can easily find a hotel in different areas according to your needs and budget. The most popular accommodating areas of Nanjing City include Nanjing Downtown Area, Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River Area, and Xuanwu Lake Area.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Where to Stay in Nanjing City

With a good knowledge of the hotels in Nanjing, China Discovery only uses those hotels with convenient amenities, fine services and great reputations. We have a close cooperative relationship with many hotels, so we can offer you with a more competitive price. Let China Discovery book the best hotel for you, which is included in our valuable Nanjing tour packages.

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☛ 2 Days Ancient Nanjing Tour
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Nanjing Downtown Area – Most Recommended Area with Best Choices

In Nanjing downtown area (namely Xinjiekou Square and surrounding), you can find the most hotels ranging from luxurious hotels to comfortable 3-star hotels and you can get quick access to the restaurants and shopping malls. From Xinjiekou Metro Station, you can take Line 1 to Nanjing South Railway Station, Nanjing South Railway Station, Zhonghua Gate of Ancient City Wall, Drum Tower, etc. and Line 2 to Ming Palace Ruins, Zhongshan Scenic Area (Mingxiao Mausoleum, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum) and other places.

Jinling Hotel Nanjing ★★★★★

Address: Xinjiekou Square, Nanjing, China NO. 2 Hanzhong Road Xinjiekou Square, Nanjing.
Popular Mentions: "Pacific Tower" "Metro Station" "Top Floor" "Central Location" "Great View of the City"

Opened in 1983 and renovated in 2020, Jinling Hotels is a 5-star hotel professional to provide superb service of international standards. It is equipped with over 500 well-decorated rooms, over 10 Restaurants (both Chinese and Western style) and many other entertainment places like swimming pool, gym center, massages, etc. Besides, there is a revolving restaurant on the top floor and you can enjoy the great food and terrific view of Nanjing City.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Jinling Hotel Building

The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing ★★★★★

Address: No.18 Zhongshan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing
Popular Mentions: "A Wonderful Stay" "Xuanwu Lake" "Nice Break Fast”

The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing is a newly-built 5-star hotel features decadent details with a view of Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain from the magnificent lobby and some guestrooms. Swimming pool, fitness center with gym are also available. Various kinds of rooms equipped, including Deluxe Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Lakeview Room, Prestige Twin Room, Premier King Room, Club Deluxe Twin, etc.

Where to Stay in Nanjing The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing

Novotel Nanjing Central Suning ★★★★★

Address: No.18 Zhongshan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing
Popular Mentions: "Metro Station" "Excellent Location" "Breakfast Buffet" "Clean" "Pleasant Stay" "Front Coffice"

The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing is newly-built 5-star hotel features decadent details with a view of Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain from the magnificent lobby and some guestrooms. Swimming pool, fitness center with gym are also available. Various kinds of rooms equipped, including Deluxe Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Lakeview Room, Prestige Twin Room, Premier King Room, Club Deluxe Twin, etc.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Elegant Restaurant

Confucius Temple Area – Amazing Nightlife

Many travelers also choose to accommodate in Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River Area which is one of the liveliest place in Nanjing, there are numerous arcades, bowling alleys, cinemas, etc. When the night falls, all the buildings are lit up along Qinhuai River and you can immerse yourself in the beautiful night view. If you are a gourmand, there are many snack shops and restaurants housed in the street market.

Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City ★★★★★

Address: No. 88 Quanwang Road, Zhouzhuang, Suzhou

Popular Mentions "Confucius Temple" "King Room" "Very Nice Hotel" "Comfortable Stay" "Convenient Location"

Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City is a 5-star hotel quite managed by Intercontinental Hotels Group. The hotel is connected to Aqua City shopping mall and you can easily get shop there. It has spacious suite rooms, executive floors, swimming pool and gym which fully meet the needs of different people. The environment of the hotel is very easy and pleasant. The all-day restaurant is always ready to offer you hot and delicious food.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Holiday Inn Nanjing Aqua City

Jizi Hotel (Confucius Temple) ★★★

Address: No.26 Dashiba Street, Qinhuai District, Nanjing

Popular Mentions "Clean Hotel" "Good Choice" "Good Basic Hotel" "Good Location"

If you want a comfortable stay near Confucius temple at a budget price, Jizi Hotel is a nice choice. You can see the beautiful night view of Qinhuai River just outside the window. You can also easily walk to Zhanyuan Garden and Bailuzhou Park. Though it is located near the busy area, the soundproof rooms will make you sleep well. Ticketing service, laundry service wake-up service, business service, etc. are offered.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Jizi Hotel

Xuanwu Lake Area – Great Natural Landscape

If you want to stay in a quiet environment with good natural scenery, Xuanwu Lake Area is recommended. There are many hotels located around this beautiful lakes, including international branded luxurious hotels and local featured hostels. Many of them has Lake-view Rooms which allows you to immerse yourself in the peace and nature whenever you want.

InterContinental Nanjing ★★★★★

Address: No.1 Zhongyang Road, Gulou District, Nanjing

Popular Mentions "Clean Hotel" "Good Choice" "Good Basic Hotel" "Good Location"

InterContinental Nanjing is a luxurious 5-star hotel with fully-equipped facilities and helpful staff. It offers a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities to enhance your stay. Many guests also love their stunning views from the rooms, personalized excellent service. Room amenities include TV, air condition, minibar free Wi-Fi, etc. You can easily find a staff able to speak Chinese, Dutch, English and German. There are also plenty of restaurants, both Chinese and western.

Where to Stay in Nanjing InterContinental Nanjing

Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing ★★★★★

Address: No.329 Zhongyang Road, Gulou District Gulou District, Nanjing

Popular Mentions "Warmest Greeting" "Excellent Hospitality" "Metro Station" "Feel Home" "Wonderful Stay" "Tea and Coffee"

Shangri-La is one of the best hotels in Nanjing, providing convenient and elegant respite from the busy city. Choosing this hotel, you can definitely enjoy the relaxing rooms, great service and sweeping views of Xuanwu Lake. Apart from the basic facilities, it is also equipped with swimming pool, fitness center and many children-friendly activities. It offers many great restaurants and you can also find something to eat around the hotel, like a local hotpot.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Health Club

Holiday Inn Nanjing Xuanwuhu Lake ★★★

Address: “Good Location" "Beautiful Location" "Over Clean" “Pretty Breakfast”

Popular Mentions No.199,Longpan Road,Xuanwu District, Nanjing

Set in the foothills of Zijin Mountain and adjacent to Xuanwu Lake, Holiday Inn Nanjing Xuanwu Lake is 3-star hotel with beautiful surrounding. Rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff are friendly and always ready to help. From the Lake-view rooms, you can get a very alluring panoramic view of Xuanwu Lake. Both Chinese and western buffet breakfast are offered, and many travelers like local dishes offered in the Chinese restaurants.

Where to Stay in Nanjing Family Room

Please note:

Apart from the three most popular areas, you can also accommodate in other places according to your needs. If you want a quick access to high speed train or flight, you can easily find a good hotel near the railway stations or the airport. Feel free to tell your demands, and we can choose the best hotels for you.

How to Plan Your Travel in Nanjing

How to Get to Nanjing: You can easily get to Nanjing by high speed train from Beijing (about 3-5h), Shanghai (about 1-2.5h), Hangzhou (about 1.5-5.5h), Suzhou (about 45min-2.5h), etc. and flight from Beijing (2h), Guangzhou (2h15min), Chengdu (2.5h), Xian (2h), etc.

Best Time to Visit Nanjing: March to June and September to November, especially in late October and early November.

Generally, to explore the cultural and natural highlights of Nanjing, 2 ~ 3 days are needed. You can pay a visit to Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (the tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Father of Modern China), take a walk in Confucius Temple Area along the Qinhuai River, climb up the ancient City Wall, and know a part of heavy history and cherish peace in the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre.

☛ 2 Days Ancient Nanjing Tour
☛ 3 Days Best of Nanjing Highlights Tour

If you want to explore more about Jiangsu Province, you can travel to Suzhou - the city of classical gardens and silk, Wuxi - a beautiful lakeshore city, Yangzhou - old culture center of southern China, etc. Check more about Jiangsu Tours>

☛ 5 Days Jiangsu Tour (Suzhou, Wuxi & Nanjing)

If you have more days, you can expand your Nanjing trip to Shanghai - modernest metropolis in China, Hangzhou - home to picturesque West Lake, and Huangshan - magnificent Yellow Mountain and Hui-style ancient villages. Or you can contact us to customize a trip according to your own itinerary and interests. Just tell us your needs and we will take care of everything, you just need to focus on sightseeing!

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Recommended Nanjing Tours

Top 3 Nanjing tours chosen by most customers to explore Nanjing in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Qinhuai River - a great place to wander around

2 Days Time-efficient Nanjing Essence Tour


Niushoushan - a place where both Buddhists and regular tourists can enjoy

3 Days Nanjing Highlights Tour including Jaw-dropping Niushoushan


Zhonghua Gate

4 Days Nanjing History & Culture Tour


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