Hangzhou Where to Stay: Top 6 Areas to Stay in Hangzhou

Traveling around a metropolis like Hangzhou, you don’t need to worry about the accommodation. There are various types of hotels for you to choose from, not only luxury resorts and hotels but also economic and budget hotels and hostels. When searching for places for accommodation, most people would choose to stay around West Lake or nearby the Hangzhou city center - Wulin Square and Hubin CBD. For those who prefer a quieter surrounding environment and more close to nature, you can try some featured inns and hostels and resorts near tea villages, Linyin Temple and Xixi National Wetland.

Check more detailed information about the Hangzhou TOP 6 areas to stay in and recommend hotels in each area, plan your Hangzhou tour in 2024.

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Map of Places to Stay in Hangzhou

Top 1: West Lake Side - Top Places to Enjoy the Beauty of West Lake

West Lake is the best place to show the beauty of Hangzhou. There are many scenic spots nearby, therefore hotels of all levels are clustered in the area. Hotels around the east bank of West Lake are dominated by four and five-star high-end hotels. There are also many luxurious clubs, such as Midtown Shangri-La, Wynadham Grand Plaza Royale, etc. If you want to enjoy the beauty of West Lake to your heart's content, choosing a well-equipped upscale hotel will definitely make your visit to Hangzhou worthwhile. Of course, there are also various styles of youth hostels at the Hupao Road Four-eyed Well area near West Lake. It is a paradise for backpackers. If you are planning to visit Hangzhou during holidays or weekends, hotels should be booked in advance.

Top Recommended Hotels

  • Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou (杭州城中香格里拉大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.6 Changshou Road, Hangzhou (杭州市长寿路6号)

    Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou, is the newest flagship and second Shangri-La hotel in Hangzhou, offering 417 guestrooms and suites, world-class dining outlets and the city's largest pillar-less grand ballroom. All feature contemporary and elegant decorations with views of the city or West Lake. It is located in the heart of the city’s traditional CBD in Xiacheng District. It lies just 10 minutes from the beautiful West Lake, at the intersection of Yan’an Road and Qingchun Road, where Hangzhou’s intra-city transportation hub is located and Metro Lines 1 and 2 meet. It is about a 10-minute drive to the high-speed rail station and 35 minutes to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

  • Wynadham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou (杭州温德姆至尊豪廷大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.555 Fengqi Road, Hangzhou (杭州市凤起路555号)

    Wynadham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou is located on the bank of beautiful West Lake. Adjusted to the Zhejiang Provincial Government, it is only a short walk from Wulin Square, Hangzhou Building and Yintai Department Store. Wyndham Grand Hotel Hangzhou is managed by the Wyndham Group, a world-renowned hotel management group. It has various guestrooms, including Lake View Room, Grand Court Room and Ladies Room, with an average area of 50 square meters. The wireless network is fully covered in the hotel, and each room is equipped with a balcony with a view, and the classic European bed brings you the warmth of home.

  • Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake (杭州索菲特西湖大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.333 Xihu Avenue, Hangzhou (杭州市上城区西湖大道333号)

  • Hyatt Regency Hangzhou (杭州君悦酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.28 Hubin Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou (杭州市上城区湖滨路28号)

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Top 2: Wulin Square and Yan’an Road - Hangzhou City Center with Convenient Traffic

Located to the north of West Lake, Wulin Square (武林广场) is the most prosperous business district in Hangzhou. If you love shopping, this neighborhood would be a good choice. Yintai mall, Hangzhou Shopping Tower and Hangzhou Mansion, etc. are scattered all over the place. Square transportation is convenient, and can easily reach anywhere in Hangzhou. There are also shuttle buses running from Xiaoshan International Airport to and from Wulin Gate every day. Yan 'an Road is the main road running from Wulin Square to the south. It is the most prosperous commercial street in Hangzhou, which gathers high-end boutique shopping malls, brand monopolized shops and also discount hypermarkets.

Top Recommended Hotels around Wulin Square

  • JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou (Countyard Hangzhou Wulin) (杭州JW万豪酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.28 Hushu South Road, Hangzhou (杭州市湖墅南路28号)

    JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou is located on Hushu South Road in downtown Hangzhou, overlooking the world-famous Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, close to Wulin Square business circle and West Lake Cultural Square, about 600 meters away from Wulin Square subway station, a short walk to Hangzhou Mansion and the beauty of West Lake. Easy access to the famous Lingyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda and Xixi Wetland. The hotel's more than 300 high-end guest rooms boast beautiful views of the city and are equipped with all kinds of fashionable furniture and luxurious bedding.

  • EBO Hotels Arts City (忆泊城市艺术酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No.435 Qifeng Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou (杭州市下城区起凤路435号)

    EBO Hotels Arts City (Hangzhou Wulin Square Store) is located in the most prosperous Wulin business circle in Hangzhou, close to the West Lake scenic area. The hotel is located in Wulin Vientiane Park, and has a quiet surrounding environment in the noisy urban world. The hotel is about 3 minutes’ walking distance away from exit A of Wulin subway station, and about 2 kilometers away from West Lake Scenic Spot. It is very convenient to travel and play.

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Top 3: Area around Four-eyed Well and Manjuelong Village - Featured Hotels and Inns

Four-eyed Well and Manjuelong Village (四眼井满觉陇) are the first areas to develop B&Bs in Hangzhou. There are many hostels and inns, providing lots of choices. This area is close to many scenic spots in Hangzhou. Public transportation is also convenient. Autumn is the most beautiful time to live here when the area is full of osmanthus fragrance.

Top Recommended Hostels and Guesthouses

  • Chaxiang Lishe Holiday Hostel (西湖茶香丽舍度假民宿) ★★★

    Address: No.212 Siyanjing, Hupao Road, Hangzhou (杭州市虎跑路四眼井212号)

  • Longjing Xinqing Inn (West Lake Garden) (珑璟心情民宿) ★★★

    Address: No.11 Siyanjing, Hupao Road, Hangzhou (杭州市虎跑路四眼井11号)

  • Ruoya Countyard Holiday Hostel (杭州若雅庭院民宿) ★★★★

    Address: No.31-32 Chishanyuan, Hupao Road, Hangzhou (杭州市虎跑路赤山苑31-32号)

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Top 4: Area around Lingyin Temple and Baile Bridge - Quiet with Idyllic Scenery

Besides temple accommodation, hotels here are mainly concentrated in the Baileqiao Village near Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺白乐桥), which is surrounded by ancient trees, streams, caves, idyllic villages, etc. There are a lot of stylish hostels and typical guesthouses in this area. However, public transportation is not very convenient. The last public bus is only at about 10 PM, taxi rides are also not easy to find during the night. Building numbers at Baile Bridge area are very disordered, visitors might contact the owner in advance.

Top Recommended Hostels and Guesthouses

  • Chale Inn (西湖茶农客栈) ★★

    Address: No.15 Baileqiao, Lingyin, Hangzhou (杭州市灵隐景区白乐桥15号)

  • Jiujiantang Resort Inn (Hangzhou Lingyin Chanyuan) (杭州玖间堂精品客栈) ★★★

    Address: Baile Village No.50, Lingyin Temple, West Lake Scenic Area (西湖区灵隐寺白乐桥50号)

  • Amanfayun (杭州法云安缦酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.22 Fayun Lane, West Lake Street, Hangzhou (杭州市西湖景区法云弄22号)

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Top 5: Wushan Square - Near Ancient Hefang Street and Hangzhou Railway Station

Wushan Square (吴山广场) is in the southeast of West Lake, where there is antique Hefang Street, a food street - Gaoyin Street. Wushan Square is bustling with activity as usual, not to mention performances and night shows during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Besides, climbing on the top of Wushan Mountain, overlooking to the left is West Lake. To the right is the Qiantang River. You may also enjoy a panoramic view of Hangzhou city in the north. West Lake Avenue, adjacent to Wushan Square, is convenient to get anywhere. It is also a short distance from the Square to Hangzhou Railway Station. The hotels near Wushan Square are mainly budget and economic hotels. Tourists with a penchant for the old city of Hangzhou should consider staying here.

Top Recommended Hotels around Wushan Square & Hefang Street

  • ATOUR Hotel (亚朵酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No.471 Jiangcheng Road, Hangzhou (杭州市江城路471号)

    ILocated in Jiangcheng Road, Aduo Hotel is about 500 meters away from Jiangcheng Road subway station, about 10 minutes away from ancient Hefang Street, and about 400 meters away from the famous scenic spot - the Former Residence of Xueyan Hu. Hotel WiFi is full coverage. There are also restaurants, laundry rooms, reading bars, sports gyms and conference rooms in the hotel to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing environment.

  • Crystal Orange West Lake (桔子水晶杭州西湖酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No. 122 Qingbo Street, Nanshan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市南山路清波街122号)

    Crystal Orange Hotel of Hangzhou West Lake is located at West Lake bank, opposite the Orioles Singing in the Willows Park, and adjacent to Wushan Scenic Area, Leifeng Pagoda in the Sunset, Changqiao Park, and high-end bars around the area. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful environment and it also has convenient transportation. The lobby of the hotel is made up of glass of 15 meters, sightseeing elevators in the lobby are also fully made of glass. All rooms are equipped with 42-inch LCD TV sets, and besides regular high-speed wired Internet access, the hotel is also covered by wireless network.

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Top 6: Qingzhiwu & Xixi National Wetland - Splendid Scenery & Strong Cultural Atmosphere

Located between the Yuquan campus of Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Botanical Garden, Qingzhiwu (青芝坞) has developed into a base for gourmet and guesthouse in the past two years. The B&B here is economical and provides many beds of accommodation.

If you are looking for high-end resorts or luxury hotels to stay in, you may consider luxury hotels in and around Xixi National Wetland Park. With convenient transportation to the city center, even though it is not as lively as the city center, the place has a unique secluded and rich cultural atmosphere. There is also Xinyifang Food Street around.

Top Recommended Hotels around the Area

  • Banyan Tree Hangzhou (杭州西溪悦榕庄大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.21 Zijinggang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou (杭州市西湖区紫金港路21号)

    For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Hangzhou, Banyan Tree Hangzhou Hotel is located a short distance from Zhejiang University (20 minutes’ driving distance) and Feilai Peak (30 minutes’ driving distance). Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Banyan Tree Hangzhou makes getting online easy as free Wi-Fi is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a concierge and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

  • Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort (杭州西溪喜来登度假大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: 1 Westbrook Resort, Zijingang Road, Hangzhou (杭州市西湖区紫金港路西溪天堂)

    Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort is a luxurious 5-star property located in Xixi National Wetland Park, about 2 km from West City Plaza and 8 km from Xihu Xintiandi. It offers an indoor pool, a fitness centre and sauna facilities. Free parking on site and free Wi-Fi in public areas are provided.

  • Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake (杭州西子湖四季酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.5 Lingyin Road, Hangzhou (杭州市西湖区灵隐路5号)

  • William Toffee Hotel (Hangzhou Qingzhiwu) (威廉的太妃糖酒店) ★★

    Address: No.5 Lingyin Road, Hangzhou (杭州市西湖区灵隐路5号)

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How to Plan a Hangzhou Tour

Things to Do in Hangzhou: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Longjing tea Plantation, Hefang Street, Xixi National Wetland Park, China National Tea Museum, China National Silk Museum…

How to Get to Hangzhou: International flights from Singapore (5 hrs.), Seoul (6.5 hrs.), etc., domestic flights from Guangzhou (2 hrs.), Beijing (2 hrs.), etc., or high speed trains from Shanghai (1~2 hrs.), Suzhou (1.5~3 hrs.), Huangshan (1.5~2 hrs.), etc.

Best Time to Visit Hangzhou: all year around

Usually, visitors spend 2 days around to enjoy a classic Hangzhou tour to visit the West Lake Scenic Area, including the amazing West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantations, etc. If you want an in-depth Hangzhou tour, you can also pay another half day or so to visit Xixi National Wetland Park, one day around to Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, or one day or so to Thousand Islands Lake, etc. Check all Hangzhou Tours >>

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Also, you can spend 1 day to take a side trip to the nearby water towns like Wuzhen and Xitang in Jiaxing, 2~3 days to Putuoshan - one of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains in China, or 1 day to the popular Nanxun Old Town in Huzhou. Check more about Zhejiang Tours >>

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Besides, compared with just travelling Hangzhou, most of the visitors prefer to travel the metropolis Shanghai, Suzhou Gardens and Hangzhou Lakes in One Go! Such an amazing tour will take 5~6 days.

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Some visitors also ride a high speed train to Huangshan to visit the world-famous Yellow Mountain. A Hangzhou Huangshan tour needs about 5 days around.

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