Where To Stay In Huangshan: 12 Best Accommodations For Photographers - Updated 2024

Nur Dini
Nur Dini 
Contributing Writer
| 5 min read

Huangshan is one of China’s top scenic cities and is a must-visit for every travel and nature photographer! Huangshan hosts a number of mountains and natural landscapes such as the picturesque Yellow Mountains. The scenic region served as a huge source of inspiration for traditional Chinese art and literature that dates back all the way to the Tang Dynasty. Besides traditional art forms such as poetry and ink paintings, Huangshan has more recently inspired modern photography and cinematic works such as the movie Avatar.

Only able to travel during a certain season? You definitely need not worry, as there is plenty to experience in Huangshan all year round! A few days’ stay in Huangshan will definitely leave you in awe of nature. Accommodations are also easy to find with plenty of hotels, hostels, and Airbnb vacation rentals in the area. If you’re wondering where to stay in Huangshan, China, check out the best accommodations for photographers.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 20, 2024.

1. Mild Spring Boutique Hotel (from USD 91)

Featuring traditional Huizhou-style architecture, the 5-star hotel accommodation in Huangshan promises a relaxing stay near Tunxi Ancient Street, a preserved street with a hundred years of history. Some of the rooms feature a terrace so you can enjoy a view of the city and different landmarks nearby. Each of the rooms in the hotel offers a fully fitted kitchen but you can also try authentic Chinese food in the on-site restaurant. If you’d like a quiet place to read, the property also features a library.

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Mild Spring Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: No.21 Shangliyang street, Liyang Lane
44.16 km (27.5 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

2. Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng, an IHG Hotel (from USD 76)

This cheap hotel in Huangshan, China, offers spacious and air-conditioned rooms with access to many hotel amenities. You can start your days with a refreshing swim in the indoor pool or keep up with your workout routine in the fitness center. You can enjoy a wonderful view by choosing a room with either a lake and river view or have more space by choosing a room with a living area. You can visit nearby attractions such as Huangshan Mountain, Xidi heritage site, and Huizhou Villages and capture a lot of images.

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Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: No.1 Huizhou Avenue, Tunxi District
46.45 km (28.9 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

3. Cheng Jin Hotel (from USD 73)

One of the top-rated accommodations in the Huangshan Scenic Area, the Cheng Jin Hotel is surrounded by forestry and mountains. It is also located conveniently next to the Tourism Transfer Center and Bus Station and is a few minutes’ drive to Mount Huangshan’s Scenic Site - a must-go for the avid climber and photographer!

The 24-hour front desk is constantly ready to serve your every transportation need by helping you book tickets if public transportation is what you prefer. Alternatively, car rental services are also available.

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Cheng Jin Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Block G,Tangchuan Huiyun Business City,West Transfer Center,Tang Kou Town
19.04 km (11.9 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

4. Huangshan Oh Dear Each Boutique Hotel (from 207 USD)

The site of a fusion of traditional Chinese and modern architecture and situated in the ancient tree village of Tachuan, Oh Dear Each Boutique Hotel is the place to stay in Huangshan for those who crave peace and quiet. According to locals, the morning mist covering the village is the perfect photo opportunity. Don’t miss the chance to participate in the annual tourist photography festival in mid-November! Choose rooms with a balcony, terrace, or garden view to enjoy the lush scenery surrounding the hotel when you wake up in the morning.

This hotel has a huge common space and an on-site bar for you to work and mingle with the other guests over drinks and a billiard or table tennis game.

Huangshan Oh Dear Each Boutique Hotel

Price: from 207 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Kunlun International Youth Hostel

Youth hostels are a great way to meet other international guests with the same passion for traveling. Kunlun International Youth Hostel is quaintly decorated with tasteful interiors and boasts a wide common space for you to hang out and meet new people. The hostel is located in the Huangshan Scenic Area itself and is also located near numerous natural landmarks such as the Heavenly Capital and Bright Summit Peaks.

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Kunlun International Youth Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: No. 1, Block 8, Tangkou Yinxiang Tangchuan Rd, Huangshan Qu, Huangshan Shi, Anhui Sheng
21.21 km (13.2 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms

6. Forretreat Hostel (from 81 USD)

Forretreat Hostel is located within walking distance of Emerald Valley. Besides its convenient location, it also has a game room as well as a bar for you to mingle with other guests. The hostel also boasts a terrace for you to experience a 360° view of the surrounding valley. The hostel provides excursions and offers pickups and shuttle service to different landmarks in the Scenic Area.

Forretreat Hostel

Address: 041, Feicui Renjia, Tangkou Town, 245899 Huangshan Scenic Area, China (see map)

Price: from 81 USD

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7. Xishan Wutong Qinyuan (from USD 70)

Located bang in the middle of Old Street, this affordable accommodation in Huangshan is styled in the Hui design - very traditional and pleasing to the eye. You might just end up spending a day indoors photographing this beautiful hotel. All air-conditioned rooms come with private bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, and even an electric kettle. Roam the Old Street, which is a great location for portrait shots and capturing the way of life of locals. For jaw-dropping scenic views, head to Huangshan Mountain, which is just over an hour’s drive away.

As Huangshan Railway Station is only an 8-minute drive away, you’re well connected to all parts of the city. And if you’re someone who likes to click away till the last minute, you can drop off your luggage at the hotel storage to make the most of your last day.

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Xishan Wutong Qinyuan (Free Pick up Service)

Wifi Available

Address: NO.4 Yongxingxiang,No.9,Yanhe Lane,No.140 Old Street Tunxi District
44.52 km (27.7 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

8. Huangshan Hot Spring Hotel (from USD 1366)

Located 200 meters (656 feet) from the Huangshan Hot Spring, this hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are looking to unwind and relax after a day’s worth of hiking. According to the Chinese, the hot spring has healing and restorative powers that help with numerous ailments such as cardiovascular disease. The local Chinese have been using the hot spring for over a thousand years and it has never dried up or over-flooded. The hot spring also has spa and massage facilities for you to pamper that tired body from all that hiking.

The hotel provides delicious welcome tea for its guests and has an on-site restaurant that serves traditional Chinese cuisine that has both a buffet and an à la carte option.

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Huangshan Leaf Spring Resort Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Huangshan Scenic Sap Area
20.85 km (13.0 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden

9. The Point

Looking for an apartment instead? The Point is a quaint yet fully furnished apartment that houses two. The apartment is equipped with a kitchen as well as a washer so you can cook and do your laundry without having to source for restaurants and laundromats for those lazy days. Located in Huangshan City, The Point is within walking distance from numerous landmarks such as Xinan River, Liyan Old Street and Tunxi Historic Area, making it a convenient place to stay in.

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44.08 km (27.4 mi) from Hongcun
89 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
besides that his wife prepares scrumptious breakfast
tao place is very clean and tidy
the place is supper clean and the rooms are nice
the place itself is lovely very clean and had a modern quirky style
tao house is really comfy clean and has unique design
his place is clean and tasteful i would stay here again if i come visit again :)
tao was so helpful in his suggestions
the hosts are extremely nice and provided all the help i needed
tao went above and beyond as a host and we felt very cozy and comfortable
overall all of us were really satisfied and we adore the hosts very very much
tao and his wife are the perfect hosts
getting to their place from the train station was hassle free
tao picked us up from the bus station which was super helpful
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10. Qike Inn (from USD 66)

If you’re looking for a no-frills stay, look no further! Simply furnished and located in the Huangshan Scenic Area itself, guests get to enjoy waking up to the mountain view from the kings room. Qike Inn is also a short drive away from numerous other scenic places such as the Nine Dragons Waterfall and Huang Shan Hot Spring. You can also sign up for a guided tour around Emerald Valley which is only 100 metres (328 feet) away. Both bike and car rentals are available.

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Qike Inn

Address: Feicui Xincun Building 26, Shancha Cun, Tangkou Town
25.35 km (15.8 mi) from Hongcun

11. Guzo Su The Old House Boutique Hotel and Café (from USD 25)

Beautifully decorated, this boutique hotel is a must-stay for those who want to experience living in a traditional Hui-style house. Guests who have stayed in this hotel recommend it not only for the beautiful and stylish architecture (which is of course, great for photographers) but also for the traditional breakfast served.

Although peaceful and quiet, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. A 10 minute walk would lead you to the “Oriental Ancient Rome” or Tunxi Ancient Street, where there are many century-old shops for you to get your souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

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Guzo Su The Old House Boutique Hotel & Cafe

Wifi Available

Address: Liyang IN Lane,No.2,Yuxin Road
44.11 km (27.5 mi) from Hongcun

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

12. Huangshan Yupinglou Hotel (from USD 357)

Huangshan Scenic Area is known for its beautiful sunrise and sunsets so make sure you leave space in your itinerary for a night mountain stay. The Huangshan Yupinglou Hotel is located near the peak of the Yellow Mountains and is accessible by the Yuping Cable Car. Considering the cost of making the trip to and from the summit, an overnight stay on the mountain is definitely value for money.

Make sure to ask the local staff to point you to the perfect locations to get the perfect sunrise and sunset pictures from the mountain! The hotel also provides complementary duvet jackets to those who wish to seek the sunrise on cold mornings.

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Huangshan Yupinglou Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Huangshan Parkland Yuping District
22.32 km (13.9 mi) from Hongcun

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Newspapers Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

Get your cameras ready

No matter where you choose to stay, Huangshan has so much to offer the avid photographer, from mountains and hot springs, to valleys and trees. Capture Huangshan’s extraordinary natural beauty today!

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