If you plan to explore Jinan, the scenic “City of Spring” with two or more days, or take it as a base for traveling to Mount Tai, Qufu, Qingdao and other hot destinations in Shandong, there are always nice hotels suiting your needs. What’s the best place to stay during a Jinan tour? What are the top recommended hotels for both sightseeing and shopping? Are there any family-friendly hotels in the city center? Read on to get the most useful Jinan accommodation guide for your Jinan tour.
It’s important and very helpful to know where the major attractions and transportation hubs are located before booking your hotel. Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring, Five Dragon Pool and Spring City Square are gathered in the city center area within short walking distance to each other. Thousand Buddha Mountain (Qianfoshan) is 3 km south of the downtown and Shandong Museum is about 8 km east of the urban area (almost 20 minuets’ drive). Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is in the northeast suburb, Jinan West Railway Station is in west suburb and Jinan Railway Station is near the downtown.
Thus, based on different tour itinerary and preference, there are three main accommodation areas in Jinan. Among them, downtown Jinan is the most popular and the best accommodation place for its good location to attractions, shopping center and dining places, convenient traffic to other parts of Jinan and large choices of hotels. Meanwhile, hotels near airport and railway stations are convenient for tourists transferring to other destinations.
Whether you are new comer or old friend of Jinan, the downtown area is always the best area for accommodation. It offers not only all kinds of hotels, from international luxury brand to budget level, but also is adjacent to main attractions, Jinan Railway Station, big commercial malls and some city parks. Staying overnight here you can easily visit landmarks, taste diverse local snacks, witness local daily life and most vibrant and energetic Jinan and use public transportation to get around.
Top Places to Visit in Downtown: Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring, Five Dragon Pool, Spring City Square, Jinan Kuanhouli Street, Furong Ancient Street
Surrounding: 3 km to Jinan Railway Station
Most Recommended Hotels in Downtown Jinan:
● Sofitel Silver Plaza Jinan 济南索菲特银座大酒店 ★★★★★
Address: 1F, Tower A, Silver Plaza, No.66 Luoyuan Avenue, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: about 36 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport; 15 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station; less than 1.5 km, 20 minutes’ walking to Baotu Spring; about 2 km, half an hour’s walking to Daming Lake; only 500 m to Shandong Science & Technology Museum; 600 m to the Lotus Music Fountain and 1.5 km to Jinan Huancheng Park
Facilities & Service: 354 spacious guest rooms, newest entertainment systems, Wi-Fi and fancy bath products, 4 restaurants providing featured Chinese & Western meals, bar, swimming pool, etc.
Room Type: Luxury King Room with Mountain & Lake View, Superior Twin Room with City View, Junior Suite with City View & Club Access, Deluxe King Room with Mountain & Lake View, Superior King Room with City View, Luxury Twin Room with Mountain & Lake View, Prestige Suite, Luxury Family Room - High Floor, etc.
● Intercontinental Jinan City Center 济南鲁能贵和洲际酒店 ★★★★★
Address: No.3, Tianditan Street, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: about 36 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport; only 5 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Jinan Railway Station and 15 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station; merely 1 km, 15 minutes’ walking to Baotu Spring and Daming Lake
Facilities & Services: free Wi-Fi, parking, gym, Chinese & Western Restaurants, airport pick-up, medical and postal services, laundry, child care, luggage storage, currency exchange, bar, free newspaper, non-smoking zone, SPA, internet, roof garden, etc.
Room Type: Club Room, Deluxe Room, Superior Room, Superior Suite, Special View Room, Deluxe Suite, Family Suite
● Hyatt Regency Jinan 济南富力凯悦酒店 ★★★★★
Address: No.187, Jingsi Road, Shizhong District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: about 36 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport; just 2 km from Jinan Railway Station; 1.5 km, 25 minutes’ walking to Baotu Spring; 3 km, 10 minutes’ driving to Daming Lake; 5 km, 20 minutes’ drive to Jinan Kuanhouli Street
Facilities & Service: 343 fashionable and elegant guest rooms, free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms, free parking, Chinese & Western Restaurants, café, outdoor garden, bakery, huge indoor heated swimming pool, joined family room, Lego building blocks, outdoor garden children’s castle, banquet venues, etc.
Room Type: Club King, Clun Twin, Deluxe Suite, Regency Executive Suite, King Room, Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Room
● Shangri-La Hotel, Jinan 济南香格里拉大酒店 ★★★★★
Address: No.106, Luoyuan Avenue, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: just 500 m to Baotu Spring; 2 km, less than 15 minutes’ drive to Daming Lake; about 36 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport and 14 km, 4 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Jinan Railway Station and 40 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station
Facilities & Services: 364 luxury rooms/suites, and 32 service departments, Chinese & Western restaurants, café, lobby, daily music performances, fitness center, indoor heated swimming pool, SPA, Yoga room, conference & banquet facilities.
Room Type: Deluxe King/Twin Room, Deluxe City View King/Twin, Horizon Club King, Executive Suite King
● Silver Plaza Quancheng Hotel 济南泉城大酒店 ★★★★
Address: No.2, Nanmen Street, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: just 150 m to Shandong Science & Technology Museum; 1 km, 15 minutes’ walking to Baotu Spring; 1.5 km, 20 minutes’ drive to Daming Lake; 36 km, 1 hours’ drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport and 15 km, 40-50 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station
Facilities & Services: free Wi-Fi, non-smoking floor, restaurant, currency exchange, gym, nightclub, luggage storage, meeting rooms and business services, etc.
Room Type: Deluxe Room, Deluxe Double Room, Family Friendly Twin Room, Executive Room, Smart Room, Themed Room, Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Smart Suite…
● Yuquan Simpson Hotel 济南玉泉森信酒店 ★★★★
Address: No.68 Luoyuan Avenue, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: only 1 km, 15 minutes’ walking to Baotu Spring; 1.5 km, 25 minutes’ walking to Daming Lake; 36 km, 1 hour’s drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport and 4 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Jinan Railway Station; 15 km, 45 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station
Facilities & Services: free parking, Wi-Fi, hot tub, café, bicycle rental, darts, table tennis, children activities, car hire, luggage storage, meeting rooms, business center, wake-up call, etc.
Room Type: Superior Standard Room, Executive Standard/Double Room, Executive Suite
Top Jinan Tour Packages 2022:
Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is about 33 km, 50 minutes to 1 hour’s drive from the downtown. If you arrive in Jinan by a late flight or want to catch an early flight leaving, it’s suggested to accommodate in a hotel near the airport to rest well first. For the special location, it has no many choices compared to the downtown area for air travelers. Rest assured that you can still find lots of 3-star and several 4-star hotels providing clean and comfortable rooms to stay overnight. Here nearly all hotels have airport pick-up and drop-off services you can use to get to/off the airport efficiently. Check more about Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport Transportation & Flights >>
Top Recommended Hotels near Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport:
● Vienna Hotel (Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport) 维也纳酒店(济南遥墙国际机场店) ★★★★
Address: No.2136 Airport Road, Licheng District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: within 2 km, 10 minutes’ drive to Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport; 35 km, 1 hour’s drive from the downtown
Facilities & Services:free Wi-Fi in designated areas, free airport shuttle & pickup, free tourist map, restaurant, non-smoking floor, 24-hour front desk, laundry, wake-up call, luggage storage, business center, postal service, gift shop, etc.
Room Type: Executive King/Twin Room, Ecological King Room, Deluxe King/Twin/Family Friendly Room
● Hanting Youjia Hotel 汉庭优佳酒店(济南遥墙国际机场店) ★★★
Address: No.5488 Lotus Road, Licheng District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: about 4 km, 10 minutes’ drive to Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Facilities & Services: restaurant, free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas, airport/train station pickup, free tourist map, luggage storage, wake-up call, 24-hour front desk, laundry, postal service, etc.
Room Type: Twin Room, Family Friendly Room
Jinan Railway Station and Jinan West Railway Station are the two major rail gateways for train travelers to Jinan. The former one is in downtown while the later station is in west with a distance of 14 km, 50 minutes’ drive. If you catch a late train to Jinan or about to leave Jinan by taking a morning train at the Jinan West Railway Station, staying in hotels near Jinan West Railway Station can save your time on transfer and ensure you an orderly departure. Find more transfer details about Jinan Railway Station >>
The following are top-ranked hotels close to Jinan West Railway Station:
● Melia Jinan 济南绿地美利亚酒店 ★★★★★
Address: No.2477, Qizhou Road, Huaiyin District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: just 500 m, within 10 minutes’ walking from Jinan West Railway Station; about 44 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport; nearly 15 km, 30 minutes’ drive to Baotu Spring and Daming Lake
Facilities & Services:the first Melia hotel in China, exclusive banquet services, advanced conference facilities, elegant Chinese restaurants offering Shandong & Cantonese Cuisines & western restaurant, free fitness center, Spa, etc.
Room Type: Guest Room Double or Twin, Premium Guest Room, Double Room, Business Suite, Suite, Presidential Suite
● Meihao Lizhi Hotel (Jinan West High Speed Railway Station) 美豪•丽致酒店(济南高铁西站店) ★★★★★
Address: Building D, B2, No. 2751 Rizhao Road, Huaiyin District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: just 500 m to the East Square of Jinan West Railway Station; 50 minutes’ drive to Baotu Spring & Daming Lake
● Shandong Shunhe International Hotel in Jinan 山东舜和国际酒店) ★★★★★
Address: No.26008 Jingshi Road, Huaiyin District, Jinan, Shandong
Transportation: about 8 km, 20-30 minutes’ drive from Jinan West Railway Station; 40 minutes’ drive to Baotu Spring & Daming Lake
Apart from the mentioned above accommodation area and hotels, there are other wonderful luxury hotels located in Hi-tech District, near Shandong Museum and Jinan Olympic Center, such as Sheraton Jinan Hotel, and Ramada Jinan, and Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residence in the south suburb. If you want to get further details and consult other hotels, you can contact us. And travelling with China Discovery, we will help you select an ideal hotel based on your budget and requirements.
How to Get to Jinan: You can fly to Jinan from Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Datong or take high speed train from Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese cities.
Best Time to Visit Jinan: May, September and October when temperature is moderate comfortable and weather is probably good.
Top Attractions to Visit in Jinan: Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Thousand Buddha Mountain, Shandong Museum …
Jinan, the capital city in central Shandong, is the famous “City of Spring” in China hiding numerous natural springs and picturesque city landscape. 1 day is suitable for visiting major spots in Jinan. But tourists usually take 4 to 5 days to travel Jinan with the best highlights in Shandong, including the sacred Mount Tai, hometown of Confucius - Qufu and beautiful coastal city - Qingdao.
During your day trip in Jinan, you can conveniently visit several attractions together in the city center, such as the Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring and Spring City Square. In Jinan, it’s also a good idea to learn the local culture and history in the Shandong Museum and make a leisurely hike on the Thousand Buddha Mountain. Next, you can take 1 full day to climb the Mount Tai and another day to worship the Confucianism in the “San Kong” of Qufu. While in Qingdao, you may spare leave 2 days to immerse in the mind-blowing seaside scenery and experience the energetic Tsingtao Beer.
If times allows and you’re quite interested in Shandong culture and beauty, it’s strongly advised to explore more wonderful places, like the Capital of Kite - Weifang, fairyland Penglai of Yantai, pretty Weihai, etc. Beyond Shandong, travelers often extend trip further to Beijing, Xian, Datong & Pingyao (in Shanxi)， Luoyang & Shaolin Temple & Kaifeng (in Henan) and more stunning heritages and nature sights in China.
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