The ‘City of Springs’ is one of the top travel destinations in the Shandong Province of China! Jinan, the capital of said province is a historical hotbed, full of stories and famed for its abundance of relics. Visitors can traverse the ancient Great Wall of Qi State, participate in different festivals that are held annually, and more. Compared to its other capital city counterparts, Jinan lacks a metropolitan atmosphere, giving it a very open and natural feel. Aside from its natural charm, the locals are also incredibly hospitable and know how to show visitors a good time. So in light of all this, where should you stay in Jinan? Here are nine options for you that we recommend, each one dependent on your budget!
The Jinan Mountain and Sea Culture Hotel is an excellent low-tier choice if you’re looking for an old, antiquated, homey feel to your stay. The hotel is located in a renovated western-style church, which gives it a very serene, relaxing aura. It’s located conveniently in Jinan. It’s only a 10-minute drive from the Jinan Railway Station, and it is a 5-minute walk from popular sites like Daming Lake and Baotu Spring. Alternatively, it’s a 1.5-hour car ride from the Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport.
This 2-star hotel comes with all of the amenities you’d expect. There’s free wifi in the public areas for usage, and a 24-hour front desk that assists you with any problems you have. The great thing about this hotel for travelers is their tour desk, which helps you plan trips and book tickets. If you don’t speak Mandarin or you are unsure of what to do, this hotel will hook you up and assist you, every step of the way. You don’t need to worry about food or shopping, as the hotel has a ton of little stores, nearby.
Jinan Mountain and Sea Culture Hotel
Address: No 1, Xiyundouyu Street, Quancheng Road , Lixia District, 250011 Jinan, China (see map)
Price: from 35 USD
Our third pick for the best low-tier hotel is Hanting Express Ji'nan Baotuquan. Located in Lixia District, the hotel is surrounded by restaurants and stores that are sure to tickle your fancy. The only hotel out of the three low-tier hotels to feature free wifi throughout the property, Hanting Express comes with great amenities and wonderful service. It’s incredibly close to a lot of different local parks and even the Shandong Science and Technology Museum. It’s also relatively close to the most popular landmarks in Jinan. Combine these traits with the fact that the hotel has great prices, the staff speaks English, and it’s centrally located, Hanting Express is an all-around excellent low-tier hotel to choose!
Hanting Express Ji'nan Baotuquan
Address: No.23 Baotuquan North Road, Lixia District, 250012 Jinan, China (see map)
Price: from 25 USD
We recommend Melia Jinan if you’re looking for a more mid-tier hotel, in Jinan. Located right next to an HSR (high speed rail) train station, this excellent hotel is regularly referred to as a 5-star hotel with a 3-star price. If you’re looking for a nice hotel to retire to for the night after a day of local attractions, Melia Jinan is perfect. The location doesn’t have many stores, so you’ll have to take a cab or charter a private car to visit different places in Jinan. However, if you’re taking the train and are not against hiring private cars or taxis, this is a great choice. It’s also perfect for business travelers in need of a comfortable place to rest in between travel!
Address: No.2477 Qizhou Road, Huaiyin District, Jinan 250000, China (see map)
Price: from 70 USD
Our second choice for a mid-tier budget is the Holiday Inn Express in the High-Tech Zone of Jinan! Holiday Inn Express has always been known for their good prices, clean accommodation, and service. Holiday Inn Express in Jinan has a slight technological flair to it, with a very modern setting that is sure to entice business travelers and tourists alike. The staff is also very efficient and friendly.
This inn can be described as the pinnacle of mid-tier comfort. It’s not the most luxurious of hotels, but it gets the job done and is the most cost-effective place you can stay in if you want a healthy balance of price and quality.
Holiday Inn Express Jinan High-Tech Zone
Address: No. 6599 Jing Shi Road, High-Tech Zone, Lixia District, 250101 Jinan, China (see map)
Price: from 54 USD
Our last choice for mid-tier hotels in Jinan is the JI Hotel. Only a 15-minute car ride away from the Jinan Railway Station and Shandong University, JI Hotel is a favorite for mid-range hotels in the Jinan area. This hotel is also located in the Lixia District and features a variety of services and facilities for patrons. The rooms are equipped with all of the modern amenities as expected and even additional services like a tour desk and luggage storage. Daily breakfast is available at the on-site restaurant and guests can use the shared lounge to relax, after a day of sightseeing. If you’re looking for an inexpensive lodging option but still want to be pampered a little, book your stay at JI Hotel.
JI Hotel Jinan Quancheng Square
Address: No.21 Luo Yuan Street, Lixia District, 250000 Jinan, China (see map)
Price: from 44 USD
Hyatt Regency is a well-known name in the hotel industry. Consistently regarded as a 5-star hotel experience in most locations, the Hyatt Regency is conveniently located in Jinan and is a great choice for travelers who want to splurge a little, on the best experience they can get. 25 minutes away from the Jinan West Railway Station on an average day, everything you want to see in Jinan can be accessed quickly, by walking or a short taxi ride.
The food and accommodations are also top-notch, as they have a lot of different options for food within the hotel if you’re feeling less exploratory that day. We definitely give Hyatt Regency Jinan the go ahead if you’re looking for maximum comfort during your travels!
Hyatt Regency Jinan
Address: No.187 Jingsi Road, Shizhong District, Jinan 250001, China (see map)
Price: from 96 USD
Shan Dong Hotel in Jinan’s Lixia District is one of the top hotels in the area. With a view that overlooks Daming Lake, Qianfo Mountain, and the Baotu Springs, this 5-star hotel has six unique sight-seeing elevators in its lobby. It also has the benefit of an indoor pool, massage treatments, and tennis courts. The rooms all come with free wired and wireless internet, as well as fully stocked mini-bars and a personal safe. Only 6 km (3.7 miles) away from the Jinan Railway Station, this hotel has over 50 dining halls and private dining rooms. There are also a variety of different cuisines waiting for you to sample, such as Huaiyang, Brazilian barbecue, Mongolian hotpot, and more! Make sure you book it soon though because rooms in this hotel sell out fast!
Shan Dong Hotel
Address: 2-1 Ma’anshan Road, Lixia District, 250002 Jinan, China (see map)
Price: from 107 USD
The last hotel on our high-tier list is the Intercontinental Jinan City Center, previously known as the Crowne Plaza Jinan City Center. Located near the Spring City Square and the Gui He Department Store, the hotel has a great location, for any visitor. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from the Jinan Railway Station, by car. Guestrooms come with a spacious bathroom, with a separate shower and bathtub. Amenities also include a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
This extravagant hotel also has meeting rooms, a beauty salon, and a rooftop garden. The Intercontinental is also great for tourists who can make use of their ticketing services. The hotel also has a few restaurant options. Anyone who is traveling for business, food or leisure will enjoy everything that the Intercontinental has to offer.
Intercontinental Jinan City Center
Address: 3 Tian Di Tan Street, Lixia District, 250011 Jinan, China (see map)
Price: from 107 USD
If you’re looking for budget accommodation, but still want it to be clean and filled with the typical amenities, we recommend Home Inn. Located near the center of the city, Home Inn boasts clean and tidy rooms at an incredibly budget price. It is directly opposite Baotuquan Park and most of the other visitor attractions are within a short radius of the inn.
Free wifi in public areas, cable TV, toiletries, and air conditioning are all available and in good order. If you’re just looking for a place to rest at night, after a day out discovering the city, Home Inn is a great spot to consider.
Address: No.21 Baotuquan North Road, Lixia District, Jinan 250001, China (see map)
Price: from 28 USD
The 'City of Springs' awaits your arrival
With so many great lodging options, Jinan should be on your next travel bucket list, if you’re visiting China. Whether you’re a solo traveler who’s just looking for a simple place to stay, a family who’s looking for the best bang for your buck, or a traveling employee who needs the top of the line, Jinan’s got it all!
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