16 Extraordinary Stays In Ancient County, Pingyao, China - Updated 2023

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Located in Shanxi, this UNESCO heritage site is one of the best walled cities in the world. Pingyao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century, with many of its buildings and architecture still preserved to the days in the past. Walking into the Pingyao old heritage city is like walking into history itself.

The stone washed bricks, intricately carved Chinese style doors and unique architecture, bring the travelers to the city like it was in the past. It was so much so that director, Zhang Yi Mou, chose this location to film the widely acclaimed movie: “Raise the Red Lantern.” There is no lack of accommodation in Pingyao. In fact, most of its boutique hotels and home rentals are the main draws for travelers as they get to experience a stay in the beautifully furnished Chinese-style rooms with courtyards and also the “Kang” bed which is actually the stove bed to keep the residents warm during the winter.

1. Pingyao Yide Hotel (from USD 150)

Another quaint boutique hotel well liked by travelers, The Pingyao Yide is furnished brightly with traditional Chinese motifs. The hotel offers a 24-hour service concierge and clean furnished rooms with full toiletries and hot water provided throughout the day. The hotel is also a classic art piece of architecture and serves meals for breakfast to dinner.

Pingyao Yide Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: No. 16 Shaxiang Jie, Pingyao, Shanxi, China

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Pingyao Langji Hostel

Centrally located in the UNESCO site of Ancient Pingyao city, this hostel and is another good budget choice for travelers who are looking for a comfy yet not so heavy on the pocket place to stay. Also offering the Kang Stove bedrooms, the Pingyao Langji has standard rooms and also beds in a dormitory for guests to choose from with soft lighting and wooden flooring with clean modern finishing. The commonly shared lounge is also a good place for guests to hang out and relax for the day.

3. Journey Hotel, Pingyao (from USD 35)

Within the old city of Pingyao itself, this establishment has its own restaurant serving authentic Shanxi cuisine. Besides its convenient location, each of the rooms is air conditioned with a flat-screen cable TV. Every room has a private bathroom with fitted shower.

This hotel has WiFi all throughout for guests to use. One of the interesting features of the hotel is its very traditional Chinese decorations and interior with a large courtyard right in the centre. With the old and the new infused into one, it is no wonder that this hotel is one of the favourites for travelers in the region. This is our guests’ favorite part of Pingyao, according to independent reviews.

4. A Piece of Red Cloth International Youth Hostel (from USD 9)

The hostel name might sound strange but it is a hot favorite among budget travelers. From dormitory rooms to the Kang stove bedrooms, this hostel is not just all about the budget but provides comfort to all its residents. The rooms are clean and stylishly furnished with reasonable prices.

The hostel has a restaurant and small pub within a good place for guests and public to unwind after a day of sightseeing. It is also very conveniently located to all the sightseeing attractions within reach. The hostel does provide bicycle rentals for travelers who want to explore the city on wheels.

5. Jing's Residence Pingyao (from USD 231)

If you have a little more to spend on, this residence is highly recommended for its class and style. Centrally located from all the important sights, the ancient wall is only 10 minutes walk away. Its 19 thoughtfully designed rooms come with different concepts but all have decorative Chinese calligraphy works and modern Chinese-style furnishings. The bathrooms are also furnished with a full set of toiletries and slippers. Every room has a tea table and chairs set out in their individual outdoor pavilion.

Jing's Residence Pingyao

Wifi Available

Address: 16 East Avenue, Ping Yao

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. h Street Hotel Express

This is a comfortable express hotel stay near the old city. With so many courtyard style accommodations, the 19th Street Hotel Express provides a no frills clean stay for tourists who just need the basics. The rooms are decorated with Chinese Shan Shui painting, each with their own private bathroom. This express hotel comes with its own dining option which serves local Shanxi delicacies and traditional food. It is also equipped with WiFi and a shuttle bus service to the town.

Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

7. Most affordable tiny house with backyard

This affordable and pet-friendly home is ideal for up to three guests. It is a loft-style rental with double- and single-size beds. Equipped with heating and air conditioning, guests can expect to stay comfortable during their stay. Amenities like a WiFi connection and a wall-mounted LCD TV with standard cable are available as well. Other accessible areas include a well-equipped kitchen, backyard, and paid parking spot.

Because of the apartment’s location, guests will be close to South Avenue as well as other attractions.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
37 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
very clean and quiet
we can recommend this place and host absolutely
great place location and value
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8. Light-filled rental with a patio

The oversized windows of this rental allow plenty of natural light to get in, making it a bright and airy place to stay. It also offers three bedrooms and a shared bath. Ideal for up to six guests, this place also offers amenities like children’s books and toys, heating, air conditioning, a TV, and a WiFi connection. There is a small patio outside, and driveway parking is available for guests.

While there is no kitchen available, this rental’s location on the west side of the neighborhood provides guests easy access to food options like a cake shop and a restaurant. It’s also in close proximity to Pingyao Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
9 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

9. Private villa best for families

A group of up to nine guests can stay comfortably in this private villa. It has three stories with four bedrooms and two baths. It is also equipped with heating and air conditioning. A crib, a high chair, a baby bath, and several children’s toys are available as well, making it a family-friendly place to stay. Other amenities include a TV, a WiFi connection, and a free parking spot.

Guests who want to bring their pets along are welcome to do so in this pet-friendly rental. There is a courtyard on the property, a perfect space for pets to play around. Staying here means you’ll be near the Pingyao Ancient City.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
42 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 4 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

10. Family-friendly bungalow with free parking

Located near Ming and Qing Streets, this bungalow offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The place is an ideal homestay for up to five guests. It is packed with amenities such as heating, air conditioning, a TV, a WiFi connection, and cooking basics in the well-furnished kitchen. For a fee, the host can provide breakfast in the morning as well. There are dinnerware, books, and toys for children. This rental is near Yamen Street as well as Pingyao Old City.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
53 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

11. Pet-friendly home in a quiet alley

Situated in a quiet alley, this home offers private accommodation for up to 12 guests away from the noises of the nearby street. It features six bedrooms as well as six baths that are well-equipped with essentials and toiletries. Heating and air conditioning are also available in this rental. Guests can access spaces like the full kitchen and the dining area. For entertainment, a WiFi connection and a TV are provided.

For a fee, guests can park their car on the premises. They can also bring their pets along to stay with them. Due to this property’s location, guests can easily get around the neighborhood and explore the main attractions in the Ancient City.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
37 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
the host is always available to help and a wonderfully welcoming person
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12. Cozy home with courtyard

Fully furnished with quaint and classic furniture, this vacation rental is ideal for up to four guests. It offers a private bathroom and an air-conditioned bedroom with a king-size bed. Guests can also enjoy a TV, a WiFi connection, and free driveway parking on the premises. Pets are welcome to stay as well! There is a courtyard on the property that is a great spot for pets to play or for guests to have tea.

Some places nearby include supermarkets, snack shops, malls, and playgrounds. The location of this rental also gives guests easy access to transportation.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
15 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

13. Couple's choice in the Heritage Center

This centrally located room is a cozy option for the couples, only a room with bathroom within a courtyard. Host allows pets in the vicinity, you get to enjoy privacy and full tranquillity from the usual hotel crowd. A good choice for those who want to get away from the touristy crowd and also some quiet moments together.

7 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

14. Family courtyard stay

Beautiful building with two private bedrooms, this courtyard stay can accommodate up to 5 guests. It is good for families and big groups with ample space and facilities to ensure you have a good stay. This place is designed with beautiful Chinese furnishings and antiques, modern facilities and also a shuttle to the airport. This is a good choice for those looking for a taste of the past and having fun with the whole family together under one roof.

Jinzhong, Shanxi, China
1 review  Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

15. Thematic boutique hotel stay in Pingyao (from 47 USD)

This thematic boutique hotel has both the Kang bedrooms and standard western style bedrooms for travelers to check in. With the Chinese furnishings and designs, staying here gives residents a flash back to the past China in the Qing dynasty. These rooms come with modern facilities like flat screen TV and WIFI. Clean and good sanitary facilities and also they offer a free shuttle to the train station.

Pingyao boutique hotel stay

Price: from 47 USD

Number of Guests: 2

16. Long Yuan Inn (from 25 USD)

The Inn is located inside the Pingyao old city itself near to the main center. Bicycle rentals are provided for in-house guests and WiFi is available at the Inn. More of a family run establishment with a range of rooms from couples to families.

Rooms furnished with modern beds in Chinese furnishings. The Kang stove bedrooms are also available. Clean toilet and sanitary facilities for each room. Courtyards with bonsai plants are a good place for guests to relax after a day visiting the attractions.

Long Yuan Inn

Price: from 25 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Chinese style traditional accommodation

Most of the accommodation stay choices offered in Pingyao are focused on their traditional Kang Stove Bed, which is a must try! These choices range from budget hostels to posh boutique hotels all within close proximity to the sights.

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