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 Qinghai Tour

How to Get to Qinghai: Xining is the transfer hub of Qinghai, and you can get there by flight from Beijing (2.5h), Shanghai (3h), Guangzhou (3h15min), Lhasa (2-3.5h), Xian (1.5h), etc. or by train to Xining from Xian (4-5h), Lanzhou (70min-2.5hrs), Zhangye (2h), Jiayuguan (3.3.5h), Dunhuang (6h), etc.

Best Time to Visit Qinghai: May to October is available to travel most area in Qinghai, especially July and August when the weather is most comfortable.

Almost all travelers start a Qinghai tour from Xining and then explore its surroundings. Generally, it takes about 3 ~ 6 days to have a classic Qinghai tour.

For travelers with limited time and just want to take a short glimpse of the essence of Qinghai, it is recommended to spend 3 days discovering Qinghai Lake – China’s largest lake with incredible beauty and Xining highlights such as Kumbum Monastery – a Tibetan monastery holding great importance and Tibetan Medicine and Tibet Culture Museum – an informative museum fully displaying all aspects of Tibetan culture and medicine.

☛ 3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

For more natural sightseeing experience, you spend 1 more day visiting Chaka Salt Lake to get amazed by the Mirror of Sky or turning to Kanbula National Forest Park to savor shimmering Danxia Landform. If you have interest in Amdo Tibetan culture or Regong art, Tongren deserves your another day. For an in-depth adventure, visiting Amne Machin – one of the four sacred mountains in Tibetan Buddhism in 1 more day.

☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Chaka Salt Lake Enchanting Tour
☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Kanbula National Forest Park Geographic Wonder Tour
☛ 5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour
☛ 7 Days In-depth Discovery Tour of Qinghai Culture & Nature

It is strongly recommended to extend your Qinghai trip to its attractive neighbors, including Tibet, Gansu and Sichuan. The high-altitude scenery and the Buddhist atmosphere of Tibet is second to none. Take a 4 ~ 8 days trip and you will enjoy most Tibet highlights. If you want to unveil the mystery of the Silk Road, 5 ~ 11 days are needed to visit Gansu and Xinjiang. For traveler who prefers an in-depth discovery of Amdo, Gannan and Aba in Sichuan are recommended.

☛ 6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour
☛ 6 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountains Tour
☛ 8 Days Qinghai Gansu Jiuzhaigou Land Tour
☛ 10 Days Northwestern China Treasures - Qinghai Gansu Highlights Tour

Qinghai Lake Erlangjian Scenic Area in Qinghai Lake Potala Palace Julie and her friend from France visited Potala Palace in Lhasa Matisi Temple Mrs. Chan's group from Canada visited Matisi Temple along the Silk Road

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.

Rape flowers Blooming around Qinghai Lake in July
3 Days Xining Short Stay Tour including Qinghai Lake

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 to Tibet Lhasa Train Tour by Qinghai Tibet Railway

Xining - Qinghai Lake - Lhasa

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