Shandong is a coastal province in the East China region, facing the yellow sea with the "City of Springs" Jinan as its capital. As an important province of Chinese civilization, Shandong's Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius, and the center of Confucianism, while Mount Tai is the most revered mountain of Taoism and Buddhism visited by 72 emperors with many historic relics and stunning natural wonders. Besides the cultural wonders, along its beautiful long coastlines, the mega coastal city Qingdao welcomes you with exotic city scenery and bubbling beers. Going afar to the eastern end of Shandong Peninsula, enjoy the leisure time on the beaches, and take a cruise ship to see more isles, sea birds flying over the sea with yummy and fresh seafood in Penglai, Yantai, Weihai, etc.
Here, we have listed some accommodation choices in Jinan, Qingdao, Mount Tai, Qufu, Weihai, and Yantai, ranging from luxury 5-star hotels to cozy hostels. Almost all the hotels are located near tourist attractions with a very convenient transfer.
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Where to Stay in Shandong
Recommended Shandong Tours
✔ 6 Days Jinan, Qufu, Mount Tai & Qingdao Tour
✔ 8 Days Shandong History & Culture Tour
✔ 5 Days Golden Coast of Shandong Tour
✔ 9 Days Shandong Panorama Tour
✔ 6 Days Classic Beijing & Shandong Tour
✔ 10 Days Beijing Shandong Tour by Bullet Train
Shandong Travel Map
- Shangri-La Hotel, Jinan
Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, is known as the “City of Springs” with mainly three accommodation areas, namely accommodation area in the Downtown Jinan (near Baotu Spring, Daming Lake), accommodation area near Jinan Airport, and accommodation area near Jinan West Railway Station. 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. Meanwhile, hotels near airport and railway stations are convenient for tourists transferring to other destinations. >>Learm More about Where to Stay in Jinan
Sofitel Silver Plaza Jinan 济南索菲特银座大酒店 ★★★★★
Intercontinental Jinan City Center 济南鲁能贵和洲际酒店 ★★★★★
Hyatt Regency Jinan 济南富力凯悦酒店 ★★★★★
Shangri-La Hotel, Jinan 济南香格里拉大酒店 ★★★★★
Silver Plaza Quancheng Hotel 济南泉城大酒店 ★★★★
Melia Jinan 济南绿地美利亚酒店 ★★★★★
- InterContinental Qingdao
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. >>Learm More about Where to Stay in Qingdao
Shangri-La Hotel 青岛香格里拉大酒店 ★★★★★
InterContinental Qingdao 青岛海尔洲际酒店 ★★★★★
Qingdao Jinhai Hotel 金海大酒店 ★★★★
Holiday Inn Qingdao Expo 青岛世园假日酒店 ★★★★
Wyndham Qingdao 青岛鑫江温德姆酒店 ★★★★★
- Four Points by Sheraton Tai'an
Mount Tai Hotels
Located in the central area of Shandong Province, south of Jinan, Mount Tai is a cultural and natural world heritage site that has been visited by tens of Chinese emperors and the great sage, Confucius. There are mainly two accommodation sites. One is at the foot of the mountain and the other is located around the peak area. Although you can not expect to have the same accommodation facilities as many other Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian, and Jinan, most of them can meet the basic needs of tourists and offer you a cozy stay.>>Learm More about Where to Stay in Mount Tai
Four Points by Sheraton Tai'an 泰安宝龙福朋喜来登酒店 ★★★★★
Ramada Plaza Tai'an 泰安东尊华美达 ★★★★★
Shenqi Hotel 泰安神憩宾馆 ★★★★
- JW Marriott Hotel Qufu
Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, is a small tourist city offering less accommodation choices than Qingdao and Qufu, but, you can always find nice and comfortable hotels to rest. The nearest airport of Qufu, is situated about 80 km from Qufu city. The must-see attractions is the Confucius Temple, which are rightly clustered in the downtown Qufu. Qufu Railway Station and Qufu East Railway Station lie 5 km and 11 km from the city center separately. Thus, downtown Qufu is the best place to stay in Qufu, and a few tourists lodge in hotels near Qufu train stations for the onward train travel to other destinations.>>Learm More about Where to Stay in Qufu
Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu 曲阜香格里拉大酒店 ★★★★★
JW Marriott Hotel Qufu 曲阜鲁能JW万豪酒店 ★★★★★
Fuzi Binshe Culture Boutique Hotel Qufu 曲阜夫子宾舍家教文化别墅酒店 ★★★★★
Inzone Garland Hotel Qufu (Yinzuo Jiayue Hotel) 银座佳悦酒店 ★★★★
- Weihai Golden Bay International Hotel
Located in the easternmost Shandong peninsula with beautiful coastlines and islands and city parks, Weihai is a beach-filled city as the birthplace of the first modern Chinese navy. During your stay in Weihai, most tourists would stay in & around the downtown area with convenient transportation to the scenic sites. There are 3 major accommodation areas divided by the coastline, namely the west coast area, east coast area, and the city center area. As a small prefecture-level city, Weihai may not be able to offer you that kind of deluxe accommodation in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian, but you can always have a cozy stay here in most hotels here. >>Learm More about Where to Stay in Weihai
Weihai Golden Bay International Hotel 威海金海湾国际饭店 ★★★★★
Weihai Haiyue Jianguo Hotel 威海海悦建国饭店 ★★★★★
Bliss International Hotel 威海铂丽斯国际大酒店 ★★★★★
Brigh Center Hotel Weihai 威海百纳中心大酒店 ★★★★
- Sheraton Yantai Golden Beach Resort
Yantai is a prefecture-level coastal city in eastern Shandong Province with beautiful coastal scenery and time-honored wine culture. During your stay in Yantai, you are most recommended to stay in or near Zhifu district, which is Yantai downtown, because most attractions gather there and you will have many accommodation choices. Penglai Pavilion is a little far from downtown and you can stay a night there if you plan to visit Penglai Pavilion. Here we have selected several recommended hotels around Yantai downtown, Penglai Pavilion and Yantai Penglai International Airport for your reference. >>Learm More about Where to Stay in Yantai
Crowne Plaza Yantai Sea View 烟台南山皇冠假日酒店 ★★★★★
Sheraton Yantai Golden Beach Resort 烟台金沙滩喜来登度假酒店 ★★★★★
Hilton Yantai 烟台世茂希尔顿酒店 ★★★★
Sanxianshan Hotel 三仙山大酒店 ★★★★★
Yantai Airport International Hotel 烟台机场国际酒店 ★★★
How to Plan Your Shandong Tour
Top Places to Visit in Shandong: Mount Tai, Laoshan Mountain & Badaguan (Qingdao), Confucius Temple (Qufu), Baotu Spring (Jinan)…
Best Time to Visit Shandong: April ~ June & September
How to Get to Shandong: Take international / domestic flights to Qingdao / Jinan, or high speed train to Jinan, Qufu, Tai’an, Qingdao, etc.
You can plan your Shandong tour by destinations, seasons you come, trip duration, themes, etc. Generally speaking, Qigndao, Mount Tai and Qufu are the most popular destinations in Shandong, which can be visited in a 4~5 days tour. If you have 2 more days, you can extend your tour to Jinan, the City of Springs, to experience authentic Chinese living and visit the wondrous springs. If you prefer leisure coastal holiday, you can travel from Qingdao to Weihai, Yantai, etc. A Shandong Panorama tour is also recommended if you have about 9~10 days to stay in Shandong, which unlocks deeper culture of Shandong in Weifang, Zibo, etc.
Classic Shandong Tour
Jinan – Qufu – Mount Tai – Qingdao
This tour presents you the past and present of Shandong is just one go, strongly recommended for the first-timers. Jinan and Qufu are two best place to experience local culture especially Confucius culture, while Mount Tai offers a chance to hike and Qingdao allows you to slow down to enjoy a true holiday.
Shandong’s Golden Triangle
Qingdao – Qufu – Mount Tai
This is a classic Shandong tour which is recommended for those who are short on time. It goes to the Golden Triangle Destinations – Qingdao, Qufu and Mount Tai, three most visited places in Shandong with their own features. Qufu and Mount Tai are only about 75km from each other, and can be arrived by high speed trains from Qingdao in 3 hours. If you prefer more Chinese culture in your trip, this is the tour for you.
Qingdao – Weihai – Yantai – Penglai – Weifang – Zibo – Qufu – Mount Tai – Jinan
This Shandong Panorama itinerary takes you to explore all the highlights of Shandong Province, to dig deeper into its culture, history and nature. You will visit the most classic Jinan, Qingdao, Mount Tai and Qufu, but also explore its beautiful coastal lines, golden beaches, seascape in Shandong Peninsula, and experience interesting kite culture in Weifang and discover further history of Shandong in its former ancient capital Zibo. Tour pace is slow and enjoyable.
Shandong holds a tourist-friendly location in China. It is located in the middle of Beijing Shanghai high speed railway. You can simply travel Shandong with Beijing, then extend to Shanghai, which is a classic China tour, or travel from Shandong to Henan and Xian for an in-depth Chinese culture exploration. If you prefer natural experience, travel southward to Anhui where the most beautiful mountain in China sits – Yellow Mountain. To explore the elegant part of Chinese culture, you can travel to Nanjing and Suzhou of Jiangsu Province which is close to Shanghai. You can also travel Shandong with Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas and Sichuan Cuisine, Zhangjiajie, the famous Avatar world, relaxing, Yangtze River Cruise, even the holy land Tibet.
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Recommended Shandong Tours
Top 3 Shandong tours chosen by most customers to explore Shandong in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
- 6 Days Best of Shandong Tour
Jinan / Mount Tai / Qufu / Qingdao
- 4 Days Qingdao Qufu Mount Tai Essence Tour
Qingdao / Qufu / Mount Tai
- 9 Days Shandong Panorama Tour
Qingdao / Weihai / Yantai / Weifang / Zibo / Qufu / Mount Tai / Jinan
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