Qinghai Accommodation: Recommended Hotels & Hostels

Compared with hot and developed areas, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qinghai doesn't have plenty of luxury hotels for accommodation. But as the development of the economy, to meet the increasing demand for better accommodation, the accommodation condition in Qinghai has been upgraded very much. Hotels ranging from economical 3-star hotelscomfortable 4-star hotels to luxury 5-star hotels can be found in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai. Some luxury hotels were established as well in Golmud in recent years.

While in other areas of Qinghai, the accommodation condition is relatively poor, such as Tongren, Yushu, etc. Following is a list of top recommended hotels in Qinghai of different standards which have earned a great reviews among travelers on tripadvisor. They are conveniently situated, well equipped with amenities, and offer great valuable service.

Qinghai Accommodation

Sofitel Xining

Add: No.63 Wusi Xi Road, Chengxi District Macrolink Shopping Plaza, Xining 810008 China

Surroundings: Dongguan Great Mosque

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Distance to Xining Airport: 36km; to Xining West Railway Station: 4km

Sofitel Hotel is 5 star hotel with 492 rooms and suites of different levels, covering an area of 2,500 square meters. It is conveniently situated in the bustling area of Xining City, connected to a shopping center. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Xining Nanshan Mountain and popular attractions in Xining.Leisure options include a resplendent indoor swimming pool, gym, Spa, all in a single 3,000-square-meter recreational hub. For restaurants, it has three available, Le Chinois-the Chinese restaurant, Kwee Zeen-all day dining restaurant and Do Brasil Steakhouse. It is the top hotel in Xining ranked on tripadvisor.

Wanda Realm Xining

Add: No. 76 Xichuan South Road Building 1, Chengxi District, Xining 810000 China

Surroundings:Tibetan Plateau Wild Zoo, Qinghai Museum

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Distance to Xining Airport: 38km; to Xining West Railway Station: 5km

Featuring a grand dining hall and swimming pool, Wanda Realm Xining is just 15-minute drive from Xining West Railway Station. Free WiFi and free parking are available on site. All spacious units come with air conditioning and a TV. Each room offers an electric kettle, and safety deposit box. Bathrobes, a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries are provided in the private bathroom attached. This property has a 24-hour front desk. Currency exchange and luggage storage services are also provided. The hotel is well equipped with fitness center, swimming pool and business center.

Qinghai Hotel

Add: No.158 Huanghe Road, Xining 810001 China

Surroundings: Dongguan Mosque, Qinghai Province Museum

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Distance to Xining Airport: 32km; to Xining West Railway Station: 10km

Qinghai Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Xining. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. Nearby landmarks and attractions make Qinghai Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Xining.

DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud

Add: No.15-02 Kunlun South Road, Golmud 816000 China

Surroundings: Hoh Xil Nature Reserve

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Located in Golmud, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Qinghai - Golmud is in the city center and near the airport. It is the best hotel in Golmud. DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud has a variery of guest rooms with 112 well-appointed guest rooms,inculding 6 suites to meet every need, from single business travellers to full families. This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite.

How to Plan a Xining Trip

How to Get to Xining: You can fly to Xining from Beijing (2.5h), Shanghai (3h), Guangzhou (3h15min), Lhasa (2-3.5h), Xian (1.5h), etc. or take a train to Xining from Xian (4-5h), Lanzhou (70min-2.5hrs), Zhangye (2h), Jiayuguan (3.3.5h), Dunhuang (6h), etc.

Best Time to Visit Xining: Suitable to visit all year round, especially from May to October.

Where to Stay in Xining: Xining downtown around Chengzhong District. If you are going to visit far attractions like Qinghai Lake, you can also choose the hotels nearby.

To explore the cultural and natural highlights of Xining, about 3 days are needed. Qinghai Lake which is not far away from Xining is a must-see. You can spend a whole day here appreciating the water scenery, hiking or biking along the lake or taking a Qinghai Lake cruise (cruise is only available from May to October). Main attractions in Xining city such as Taer Monastery, the birthplace of the Tibetan Buddhism master - Tsongkhapapay, and Dongguan Great Mosque, one of the "Four Greatest Mosques in China" are also worth a go.

☛ 3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

If you have more days, you can expand your Xining trip to more destinations in Qinghai such as Chaka Salt Lake, known as Mirror of the Sky for its stunning mirror-like natural beauty. If you are interested in Amdo Tibet culture, you are strongly advised to extend your tour to Tongren and nearby Xiahe (in Gansu) to explore Regong Art and Tibetan Buddhism.

☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Chaka Lake Tour from Xining
☛ 5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour

Tourists also prefer an extensive trip to the ancient Silk Road to appreciate Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Zhangye Danxia Landform, and more witnesses of history such as Jiayuguan Pass, head to the Bardain Jaran Desert in weatern Inner Mongolia for desert landscape and exciting activities, or reach the roof of the world in Tibet (Lhasa, Shigatse, Mount Everest, Namtso Lake, etc.). You can also 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!

☛ 7 Days Miraculous Land Tour from Dunhuang to Zhangye Xining
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☛ 6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour

Qinghai Lake Erlangjian Scenic Area in Qinghai Lake
Chaka Salt Lake Ride the little train in Chaka Salt Lake
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Recommended Qinghai Tours

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

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3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

Xining / Qinghai Lake

Mysterious lakes in deep Badain Jaran Desert
7 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Wonders Tour

Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert

Qinghai Tibet Railway
6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour

Xining / Lhasa

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