Urumqi is usually the first stop to visit the mysterious exotic northwest land of China, Xinjiang. It is also the capital of it, an outpost city since the ancient silk road era. You can spend a couple of days here visiting attractions in Urumqi city such as Xinjiang Museum, Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, Red Hill, and nearby sites like the famous Tianshan Mountain and Tianchi Lake (Heavenly Lake) and Nanshan Pasture. Plan ahead about Urumqi accommodation will help for a Urumqi trip.
Where to Stay in Urumqi?
There are two major accommodation sites in Urumqi, namely Urumqi Downtown Area and the Area near Urumqi Airport and there is no place to stay in Tianshan Mountain and Tianchi Lake Scenic Area. The most recommended area to stay a night in Urumqi is Urumqi downtown Area. Here is more detailed information about where to stay in Urumqi, including the recommended hotels in Urumqi downtown, the distance from the hotel to the major attractions nearby, and transportation junctions like the airport and railway stations.
Recommended Urumqi Tours:
With convenient transportation and various hotel choices, Urumqi downtown is the most recommended accommodation area with the most and best accommodation choices from luxury hotels to comfortable hostels. Since the major train stations are also located in the downtown area. It is convenient to grab a taxi to the railway station and major scenic sites and shopping centers like the Xinjiang Museum, Urumqi Museum, Red Hill, Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, etc. Here are some recommended high-end hotels:
Address: No.1 HongGuangshan Road ShuiMogou D, 830028 Ürümqi, China
Distance: 15.8 km (34 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Diwopu Airport; about 11.6 km (25 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Railway Station; 15.7 km (32 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi South Railway Station; 7.5km (20 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi City Center.
Hilton Urumqi is the top-ranked hotel in Urumqi on TripAdvisor. It features free WiFi throughout the property with a 24-hour front desk at the property. There are multiple luxury rooms and suites to choose from and all of them are well-equipped with flat-screen TV, kettle, private bathroom. Luggage storage and currency exchange service are provided. You can try specialty teas at Jasmine Tea House or delicious noodle dishes at Nodu. Yuzi serves the finest local cuisine while Silk Road is the place to visit to taste the distinctive flavors of Lebanon.
Address: No.669 Youhao North Road, Sayibake District, Urumqi 830000 China
Distance: 14.5 km (25 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Diwopu Airport; about 9.4 km (16 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Railway Station; 5.2 km (10 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi South Railway Station; 420km (10 minutes’ walk) to Xinjiang Museum; 4.2 km (9 minutes’ drive) to Red Hill.
Offering 398 various choices of guest rooms and suites from 40 square meters to 265 square meters with well-function bathroom, LCD TVs, high-speed Free Wifi, Rain-forest shower, Ergonomic chair, and the famous Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, Sheraton Urumqi Hotel is one of the most premier hotels in the Urumqi downtown area, right close to Urumqi Museum. You can also enjoy the luxurious spa and the restaurants here with delicious local specialties.
Address: No.567 Xuanwu Lake Road,Xinshi District., 830000 Ürümqi, China
Distance: 10.8 km (17 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Diwopu Airport; about 6.3 km (14 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Railway Station; 13.4 km (21 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi South Railway Station; 3.4 km (9 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Botanical Garden.
Near Urumqi Botanical Garden, Wanda Vista Hotel is only 5 mi from Xinjiang Museum, offering elegant rooms with nice city views as well as facilities such as flat-screen TV, free toiletries, hairdryer, safety deposit box, free Wifi, etc. It has luggage storage, dry cleaning, sightseeing consultant services, and business center and meeting facilities are available to use. There are also bars and restaurants.
Address: No.109 East Xihong Road, Xinjiang, P. R. China , 830063 Ürümqi, China
Distance: 16.9 km (20 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Diwopu Airport; about 11.1 km (21 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Railway Station; 5.4 km (14 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi South Railway Station; 2.6km (10 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Museum; 2.8 km (11 minutes’ drive) to Red Hill.
Near Red Hill Park, Grand Mecure Urumqi Hualing Hotel has well-designed and well-equipped rooms with a flat-screen TV, private bathrooms, bathtub and shower, free toiletries as well as free Wifi in all area. The front desk operates 24 hours. Guests can also have a good time in the Muslim restaurant, Loulan Chinese Restaurant, games room, beauty salon, buffet dining room. A business center, children's playground, tour desk, and car rental service are also provided.
Address: 89 West He'nan Road (He'nan Xi Lu), Xinshi District, Urumqi, China, 830011
Distance: 10.8 km (17 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Diwopu Airport; about 6.3 km (14 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Railway Station; 13.4 km (21 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi South Railway Station; 3.4km (20 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Botanical Garden.
The 5-star Royal International Hotel was the first European-style hotel in Urumqi. Guests may choose from a variety of room types, all of which are spacious and equipped with free Wifi. The on-site restaurants serve Chinese and Italian cuisines, while local Muslim specialties can also be ordered. After a long flight or journey, guests can unwind with a workout in the gym, indulge in a massage and sauna, or let their hair down at the hotel’s nightclub.
Address: No. 352 Changjiang Rd, Shayibake District, Urumqi, China, 830011
Distance: 20.2 km (25 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Diwopu Airport; about 12.4 km (21 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Railway Station; 2.2 km (8 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi South Railway Station; 4.5km (15 minutes’ drive) to Urumqi Museum; 4.1 km (17 minutes’ drive) to Red Hill.
Chenmao Yilite Hotel is near Urumqi South Railway Station, offering hundreds of rooms and suites for guests, all of which are comfortable and well-equipped. There is delicious food provided in multiple restaurants including Chinese food, Hala Food, Western Food, etc. It is suitable for both business travelers and tourists who are going to take the train. The friendly staff will try their best to make you feel at home.
Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is about 16 km from Urumqi downtown. In most cases, it is recommended to accommodate Urumqi downtown. But if you are arriving late or need to catch a flight in the early morning, and you just want to stay nearby, there are also some hotels you can choose from. They may not be as good as the ones downtown and there are not many restaurants or shopping malls, but they are enough for a rest. Recommended hotels are Xinjiang Airport Hotel (乌鲁木齐机场宾馆 ★★★), Xinjiang Aviation Hotel (乌鲁木齐航空酒店). Both of them are right next to the airport.
Address: No. 1341 Yingbin Rd, Xinshi District, Urumqi, China, 830011
Urumqi airport hotel is located in Diwobao International Airport of Urumqi, built in 1974, right next to the airport, with convenient transportation. In 2011, the expansion project of the airport hotel was carried out. It provides a comfortable stay for visitors who would like to take an early flight or arrive in Urumqi very late. Urumqi airport hotel provides pick-up and drop off service for passengers, especially for transfer passengers.
Address: Yingbin North Rd, Xinshi District, Urumqi, China, 830011迎宾路1341号地窝堡机场
Xinjiang Aviation Hotel is located in Diwobao airport, Yingbin Road, the new urban area of Urumqi. The hotel is 7 floors: the first floor is the leisure and entertainment center; the 1-2 floors are for catering; the 3-5 floors are guest rooms; the 6 floors are administrative rooms. There are 120 dining places on the first floor; The hotel can provide free pick-up and drop off service to the guests in the terminal building, including fitness, beauty salon, Xinjiang specialty shop, laundry, and other services for the vast number of guests from all over the world.
How to Get to Urumqi: Fly to Urumqi from Beijing (4-4.5hrs), Shanghai (5.5hrs), Guangzhou (5hrs), Shenzhen (5.5hrs), Xian (3.5hrs)..., or take a high speed bullet train from Dunhuang (4hrs), Zhangye (7-7.5hrs), Turpan (1hr), etc.
Best Time to Visit Urumqi: May to October when the temperature is comfortable and the seasonal scenery is very beautiful.
Top Places to Visit Urumqi: Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) of Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, Xinjiang Regional Museum, Red Hill Park, Nanshan Pasture.
Most travelers start a Xinjiang tour from Urumqi and take Urumqi as the transfer center of visiting the Northern Xinjiang. Usually, tourists spend one day exploring Urumqi’s highlights in the down area, including the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar, Red Hill Park and Xinjiang Regional Museum. Making a day trip to Tianchi Lake is a popular itinerary if you won’t visit Kanas. Nanshan Pasture is a good summer resort worthy of your visit if you happen to visit Urumqi in summer.
Xinjiang is vast and beautiful. The Northern Xinjiang is most known for the natural beauty while the Southern Xinjiang is characterized rich cultural and historical treasures. Depending on your time and personal interests, you can extend trip to more destinations, such as the Turpan, fairyland Kanas Lake and Hemu Village in Altay, incredibly beautiful Sayram Lake, Wu’erhe Ghost City in Karamay, Ili (Kalajun Grassland, Narati Grassland, Guozigou...) in Northern Xinjiang, and travel further to the Southern Xinjiang’s Kashgar and vicinal Tashkurgan, Taklamakan Desert, Bosten Lake, Tomor Peak, Kuqa, Khotan, etc. You can pick up some highlighting places for a week's travel or haven an in-depth discovery for up to one month.
Northwest and Southwest China are two mysterious regions travelers love to visit. Following the ancient Silk Road from Xian to Xinjiang is also a popular travel route. It’s highly suggested that you visit Xinjiang with Dunhuang, Zhangye, Jiayuguan along the ancient Silk Road, or with the holy land of Tibet (Lhasa, Shigatse, Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Nyingchi...). The nature scenery and distinctive culture will impress you deeply. China Discovery provides not only all-inclusive Xinjiang tours, Silk Road tours, but also can help you customize a wonderful trip on your own.
Top 3 Urumqi tours chosen by most customers to explore Urumqi in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar
Urumqi - Turpan - Kashgar - Tashkurgan
Urumqi / Turpan / Korla / Kuqa / Taklimakan Desert / Minfeng / Hongtan / Kashgar / Tashkurgan
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