Qinghai is a landlocked province in the northwest of China. Located on the Tibetan Plateau and bordering Gansu, Xinjiang, and Sichuan, Qinghai is a melting pot for many ethnic groups including Tibetans, Hui, Mongols, Uyghurs. Also, the beautiful highland scenery and lakes attract many visitors to come every year. As Xining is the capital of Qinghai, and usually the first stop, it gathers the best-starred hotels from luxury stay to cost-effective ones. Except for Xining, the accommodation conditions in most other regions of Qinghai might be very basic, but you can still find various comfortable stays in these popular tourist sites like Qinghai Lake, Chaka Salt Lake, Tongren, Golmud, etc.
Here, we have listed some accommodation choices in Qinghai divided by region, ranging from luxury 5-star hotels to cozy yurts. Almost all the hotels are located near tourist attractions with a very convenient transfer.
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Where to Stay in Qinghai
Recommended Qinghai Tours
✔ 3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour
✔ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Chaka Salt Lake Enchanting Tour
✔ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Landscape Tour Plus Tongren Authentic Tibetan Culture and Art Exploration
✔ 5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour
- Sofitel Xining
Where to Stay in Xining
Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province offers the best accommodation in Qinghai with the most luxury hotels. The main attractions in Xining are mostly located in& around the city center area- Dashizhi Shopping Center. You can easily get from the city center to attractions like Dongguan Mosque, Nanchan Temple, Qinghai Museum, etc. For visitors who would like to visit Ta’er Monastery, there is no place to stay but they can get back to Xining's downtown area and the distance is only about 30km.>>Learm More about Where to Stay in Xining
Sofitel Xining ★★★★★
Wanda Realm Xining ★★★★★
Qinghai Hotel ★★★★★
Sanwant Hotel Xining ★★★★
Enraton International Hotel ★★★★
- Qinghai Lake Hotel
Where to Stay in Qinghai Lake
Qinghai Lake, the vastest salt lake in China, is an unmissable attraction to experience the natural beauty and cultural charm of Qinghai. It is only about 145km away from Xining. Some visitors would like to visit Qinghai Lake and head back to Xining for better accommodation, while there are still 2 accommodation areas available offering a few comfortable hotels and homestays for visitors who would like to stay by the lakeside, namely Erlangjian Area (within 1 kilometer to Erlangjain Scenic Area) in the east of the lakeside, and Heimahe Area (best place to view the sunset) to the west of the lakeside.>>Learm More about Where to Stay in Qinghai Lake
Jiulong Hotel ★★★★
Gesang Meiduo Hotel ★★★
Qinghai Lake Tibetan Style Homestay
- Starry Yurt in Sky No.1 Scenic Area
Where to Stay in Chaka Salt Lake
About 150km to Qinghai Lake and 295km to Xining, Chaka Salt Lake, known as the “Mirror of the Sky”, is also an unmissable site to take great photos. Many people would like to stay there and capture the natural beauty of sunset, sunrise, and milky way with spectacular reflections. There are 3 recommended areas to stay in, namely the Chaka Town (only 4km from the entrance of Chaka Salt Lake Scenic Area), Chaka Salt Lake Scenic Area, and Sky No. 1 Scenic Area. It has more accommodation choices in Chaka Town. But if you would like to capture the night scenery and get up early for the sunrise, staying inside the scenic areas might be better.
Chaka Salt Lake Hotel ★★★
Ulan Tea Card Sky No.1 Shadow Lake Starry Star Theme B&B
Wulan Chaka Sky No.1 Baiwei Hotel
- Tongren HongFengDe Hotel
Where to Stay in Tongren
Tongren, located in the east of Qinghai Province, known for its "Regong Art" in the past 500 years. For hundreds of years, there are a large number of artists engaged in Folk Buddhist painting art, so it is known as the "hometown of Tibetan painters". In Tongren, almost every family can draw Thangka, and every village has exquisite Tibetan temples. Tongren's accommodation conditions are very simple and basic, and the hotel facilities are limited. You can choose to live in Tibetan families, and you'd better be accompanied by a guide.
Shengyu Tianlun Hotel
Xinshijia Business Hotel
- DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud
Where to Stay in Golmud
Golmud, located in the hinterland of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, is the third-largest city on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau. Nearly 90% of the land in the whole city belongs to the desert and Gobi, Kunlun mountain pass, and Golmud Populus euphratica forest, are spectacular and beautiful. Different from the Gobi and desert, the downtown area of Golmud is built as an oasis on the Gobi. Tourists mainly stay there and the facilities for most hotels are very basic and only a few four-star and five-star hotels are in the area.
DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud ★★★★★
Swisstouches Hotel Qinghai ★★★★
Golmud Hotel ★★★★
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.
- 3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour
Xining / Qinghai Lake
- 5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour
Xining - Tongren - Xiahe - Linxia
- 4 Days Enchanting Qinghai Lake Chaka Salt Lake Tour
Xining / Qinghai Lake / Chaka Lake / Xining
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