The coastal scenery, fragrant beer, exotic buildings, and profound culture all make Qingdao a charming city. It is highly recommended to spend several days here exploring its essences.
During your stay in Qingdao, it is most favorable to stay in downtown area near May Fourth Square. There are also accommodation choices around Laoshan Scenic Area if you are to have an in-depth visit in Laoshan and hotels near the airport for tourists who need to take a flight. Here we have selected several recommended hotels in these three areas and you can choose one according to your needs.Where to Stay in Qingdao
It is most recommended to stay in Qingdao Downtown around May Fourth Square and the nearby area extending along the coastal line to Zhanqiao Pier. Here you can easily find shopping malls, snack streets, and hotels on different levels. Bus and subway are able to take you to other parts of the city conveniently. When you are free, taking a leisure walk along the seaside would be quite refreshing.
Address: No.9 Xianggang Middle Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
Distance: about 700 m to May Fourth Square, 4.5 km to Qingdao Beer Museum, 23 km to Laoshan Mountain, 8 km to Qingdao Railway Station, 26 km to Qingdao Liuting International Airport.
Qingdao Shangri-La Hotel is located in the bustling city center, adjacent to Qingdao municipal government and seaside tourist attractions, close to the leisure shopping mall the MIXC. It is only tens of meters away from the May Fourth Square Station of Metro Line 2 and Line 3, which can directly reach Qingdao Railway Station and Qingdao North Railway Station. As one of the most-chosen 5 star hotel, Shangri-La Hotel has almost everything you can imagine such as free wifi, parking, swimming pool, kids pool, restaurant, workout room, spa, salon, massage, newspaper, dry cleaning, currency exchange, ironing service, etc.
Address: No.98 Aomen Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
Distance: about 2 km to May Fourth Square, 7 km to Qingdao Beer Museum, 22 km to Laoshan Mountain, 10 km to Qingdao Railway Station, 33 km to Qingdao Liuting International Airport.
The award-winning InterContinental Qingdao, managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, is located at the waterfront in the Olympic Sailing Centre. Surrounded by various dining, shopping and entertainment venues, it provides easy access to yachting and sailing activities. By a 10-minute walk to the Subway Line 2, you can easily reach Qingdao Railway Station and other famous attractions. With the dramatic views of city’s skyline and amazing neon light show at night, the hotel is designed to suit the needs of any business and leisure traveler with its 410 guest rooms and suites, 9 stylish restaurants and bars. Luxury facilities with charming service staff will deliver you a memorable experience.
Address: Left Side of the West Exit of Railway Station, No.52 Guangzhou Road, Shinan District, Qingdao.
Distance: about 8 km to May Fourth Square, 6 km to Qingdao Beer Museum, 30 km to Laoshan Mountain, 100 m to Qingdao Railway Station, 30 km to Qingdao Liuting International Airport.
Qingdao Jinhai Hotel is only one step away from the Zhanqiao Pier - icon of Qingdao. So you can tour the famous site conveniently and have a nice walk along the beach. This hotel has a Chinese on-site restaurant and several uniquely-designed private dining rooms. For business travelers, there are several conference rooms and a multi-functional hall. At leisure time, guests can go to its beauty salons or board games rooms. Overall, though not as luxury as the 5-star hotels, it will provide you with a nice stay in Qingdao.
Other Recommended Hotels:
The Westin Qingdao 青岛威斯汀酒店 ★★★★★
Grand Metropark Hotel Qingdao 青岛得宝湾维景国际大酒店 ★★★★★
Holiday Inn Qingdao City Centre 青岛中心假日酒店 ★★★★
Grand Madison Qingdao Harbour-View Central青岛五四广场海景美仑国际酒店 ★★★★
Laoshan Scenic Area covers a wide range. If you want to travel most of the essences such as the Jufeng, Taiqing, Yangkou, and Huayan Temple, it usually needs more than one day. In this case, you can stay a night near Laoshan Mountain. But if you just plan to visit a part of Laoshan, it is more recommended to stay in Qingdao downtown. Apart from several luxury hotels, more accommodation choices in this area are simple homestays that can meet basic living needs.
Address: No. 2 Tianshui Road, Near Binhai Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao
Distance: about 17.5 km to Laoshan Mountain (Dahedong Tourist Center), 21 km to Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 23 km to May Fourth Square, 22 km to Qingdao Beer Museum.
Holiday Inn Qingdao Expo is the only “green forest” eco-friendly themed Holiday Inn in Qingdao, so it has a very comfortable environment. It features in iconic German castle-style royal building exterior with exceptional accommodations, 3 stylish restaurants and lounge venues dishing up outstanding international and local cuisines. It also provides children facilities to make it a family-friendly stay. Swimming pool, fitness center, foot massage, sauna, café, currency exchange, airport pickup, laundry service, etc. are all available here.
Address: Shazikou Street, Laoshan District, Qingdao
Distance: inside Laoshan Scenic Area, 39 km to Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 27 km to May Fourth Square, 30 km to Qingdao Beer Museum.
Surrounded by mountains on three sides and facing the sea, Qingdao Yushang Shanjian Hotel is a treasure land of peace in the region. Inside the scenic area, the hotel is very near to Jufeng Scenic Spot, Taiqing Scenic Spot, Liuqing River, etc. The hotel covers an area of 8000 square meters. There are 26 rooms with different characteristics and many supplement facilities such as café, multifunctional meeting room, book bar, folk bar, tea room, farm food, children facilities, and hot spring.
For tourists who arrive in Qingdao late at night or are going to catch a morning flight, there are some choices near Qingdao Liuting International Airport. But as a whole, the hotel standard is not as high as that in downtown. If you want to have a better living experience in this area, 5-star hotels are more recommended.
Address: No.220, Heilongjiang Middle Road, Chengyang District, Qingdao
Distance: about 6 km to Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 24 km to May Fourth Square, 23 km to Qingdao Beer Museum, 28 km to Laoshan Mountain.
Wyndham Qingdao is a unique European Garden 5 star hotel covering an area of nearly 50,000 square meters. It is located at the transportation junction to the downtown center, Qingdao North Railway Station (15 minutes’ drive), international airport (10 minutes’ drive) and all main highways of Qingdao. Apart from services such as airport shuttle bus, spa, swimming pool, fitness room, restaurant, and dry cleaning, it is also a family-friendly hotel with entertainment facilities and cartoon-themed rooms.
Address: 89 Minhang Rd, Chengyang District, Qingdao, Shandong
Distance: about 670 m to Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 27 km to May Fourth Square, 25 km to Qingdao Beer Museum, 34 km to Laoshan Mountain.
Qingdao Kuaitong International Hotel is within walking distance to the airport. It is often chosen for the reasonable price, friendly staff and basic accommodation services and facilities such as wifi, free airport shuttle bus, breakfast buffet, coffee shop, 24-hour front desk, bar, etc. But please be noted that although rated as a 4-star hotel, it may be a little short of your expectation. Still, it is adequate to stay a night to have a rest.
Best time to visit Qingdao: March to November, especially mid-August to early September if you want to join Qingdao Beer Festival
How to get to Qingdao: High speed train from Beijing (1.5h), Jinan (2-2.5h), Tianjin (4~4.5), etc., and flights from Beijing (1.5h), Shanghai (1.5h), Xian (2h), Luoyang (1.5h), Guangzhou (3.5h), etc.
Where to Stay in Qingdao: Most recommended to stay in Qingdao downtown near May Fourth Square and along the coastline to Zhanqiao Pier for the convenient transportation and comfortable living environment.
Generally, a classic Qingdao tour takes 2~3 days, with the top attractions of Qingdao covered. It is recommended to spend 2 full days exploring the best highlights of Qingdao, including Qingdao Beer Museum which showcases the hundreds of years' history of Tsingtao Beer, Xiaoyushan Park which offers a valuable panoramic view of Qingdao City and nearby attractions, Zhanqiao Pier - the symbol of Qingdao and Badaguan Scenic Area with old villas of different architecture styles of over 20 countries. If you have more time, don’t miss Laoshan Mountain where you are able to appreciate the beautiful mountain view and seascape together.
Qingdao is just a small piece of charming Shandong. If you want to add cultural savory into your trip, we strongly suggest you visit Mount Tai and Qufu. Mount Tai is the first UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage site while Qufu is the hometown of Confucius. Spending another 2~3 days visit these two destinations will deliver you an unforgettable experience of Chinese culture discovery.
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