Hangzhou China – 10 Hotels to Stay in All Price Ranges
Since it’s a popular tourist destination for both local and foreign visitors, it comes as no surprise that there are loads of places to stay in Hangzhou. It’s rich cultural and natural landscapes draw visitors from around the world. For the budget-conscious there are backpacker joints across the city. Hangzhou is the economical centre of the province, so there’s loads of business hotels to choose from, and there are also great affordable family-friendly places.
Be aware that hotels in China need a license to accept foreigners – when you book make sure they’re aware.
Stay on a budget
There is a wide range of affordable accommodations across the city, but generally things get more expensive the closer you are to West Lake or the city centre. The city has high standards when it comes to accommodation, so expect good facilities at an affordable price. Backpackers are neat and clean, offering shared rooms that usually have free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are usually shared, however many backpackers also offer private rooms at an affordable rate. You normally won’t get breakfast, but if you do it’s Chinese style.
You’ll pay around 50 RMB for a hostel, and upwards of 150 RMB for a private room in a hotel. Choose carefully – read the reviews! Here are some good ones to check out:
1. Wushanyi International Youth Hostel
From 50 RMB
The best thing about this hostel is it’s location, right near Wushan Square. It’s clean, neat and affordable. Play a game of pool in the shared lounge, or browse the net with the free Wi-Fi.
You get: shared/private rooms, AC, convenient location for sightseeing.
22 Middle Zhongshan Road, Shangcheng
2. Westlake Youth Hostel Manjuelong Branch
From 55 RMB
Great location (very near West Lake) but what we loved most is the restaurant on site- they sold delicious local delicacies and western food. On Saturdays, enjoy an outdoor barbeque! The mountain views are also stunning-rent a bike and go for a ride.
You get: private rooms, kettle, AC, fantastic staff
184 Xiamanjuelong, Xihu
3. Hangzhou Bokai Westlake Hotel
From 150 RMB
A little more expensive, but you get more out of it. Great location for seeing the sights, tasty food and helpful staff who’ll assist you in arranging your exploring. Nearby is Song dynasty Imperial street, Lingyin Temple and Hefang street, and it’s only a 5 minute drive from Hangzhou railway station.
You get: AC, TV, business centre, laundry
32, Qingnian Road, Shangcheng
4. Hanting Express Hangzhou West lake Jiebai
From 200 RMB
Hanting is huge hotel chain in China offering budget accommodation. We like them because they usually accept foreigners, and you always know exactly what you’re going to get.
This is the best one in the city because it’s only 600 meters from Wushan Square. Enjoy your own private room and bathroom, and a TV to unwind after a long day sightseeing.
You get: privacy, free toiletries, WIFI, kettle
102 Huansha Road, Shangcheng
These make up the large majority of Hangzhou’s hotels. Choose a 3-4 star hotel if you are looking for a little more comfort or a place to take the family. You’ll usually get satellite TV, gyms, swimming pools and in-house restaurants. They are scattered across the city and if you know where to look, you’ll find a good deal. The most convenient ones are near a subway stop, or closer to sightseeing destinations like West Lake. You’ll get breakfast in Western and Chinese styles, and you’ll pay between 300-800 RMB for a night.
Here are a few of the best:
5. Huachen International Hotel
From 259 RMB
We loved this hotel! It’s an absolute bargain for a quality four-star hotel. They have stunning rooms, painstakingly decorated to the finest detail. They are designed to let in as much natural light as possible. On the 19th floor you can dine with a stunning view of the city, and enjoy western food at Four Seasons Western-Style Food & Coffee House. There’s another restaurant if you’d like something more local- Tang Palace Chinese Restaurant. There’s a tour desk to help you arrange your travel itinerary.
You get: great food, family rooms, airport shuttle, currency exchange
25 Pinghai Road, Shangcheng
6. Cosy Park Hotel
From 434 RMB
Choose this for a family-friendly hotel. It’s close to the metro station and there’s a sun terrace as well as a spa so you might opt not to leave the hotel at all! For the kids, they’ve got a playground. Certain rooms have a terrace or a balcony, and all they’re all air conditioned. A bathrobe and slippers are provided for your comfort. It’s a more peaceful setting than you’ll usually find, so enjoy the tranquillity. Rent a bike and see the sights! There’s also a great little restaurant.
This area is great for sightseeing.
You get: great food, stable WIFI, children’s playground, spa
102 North Qiutao Road, Jianggan
37. The Nook Hotel
From 580 RMB
A firm favourite amongst guests, it was lovingly designed by a team of local artists. The art space is truly magnificent, using wood, stone and metal to create an environment that keeps guests coming back again and again. Its well located, with West Lake and Lingyin temple only a few minutes away.
You get: gym, bar, airport shuttle, air purifier, huge TVs, minibar
546, Xixi Road, Xihu
8. Milan Garden Hotel Hangzhou
From 600 RMB
Only 500 meters from West Lake, it’s location is brilliant for both sightseeing and shopping. The rooms are beautifully decorated, and you get free WIFI. There’s an on site spa, and a helpful tour desk to arrange outings.
You get: spa, satellite TV, on-site restaurant, outdoor terrace and minibar.
346 Yan An Road, Xiacheng
Hangzhou is home to a number of luxury hotels that are offer services rivalling any in the world. Expect stunning views while you indulge in glorious extravagance.
Should you wish to splurge, here are two worth looking at:
From 3950 RMB
This stunning guest is found in a serene natural forest, surrounded by tea fields and five Buddhist Temples. Originating from the Tang dynasty, there are 47 dwellings that at first housed workers who worked on the nearby tea fields. These have been magnificently redesigned into a guest house that offers some of the best facilities in the world. There’s a beautiful restaurant serving a range of western dishes. Don’t forget the spa- move between five different buildings in the midst of a bamboo grove and magnolia trees. There are separate rooms for reflexology, tai chi, yoga and meditation. It’s a great place for cycling, also visit the on-site Tea Museum.
You get: high speed internet, gym, spa, great restaurant.
22 Fayun Nong, Xihujiedao
10. Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou At West Lake
From 2800 RMB
Come here for a real traditional feel, and a cosy luxurious holiday on the West Lake. It’s in the midst of a stunning Chinese garden, see pagodas, temples and Jiang Nan architecture. The hotels design flawlessly blends Eastern and Western styles, and although it’s part of a massive chain, there are actually only 81 rooms so expect privacy. The on-site Jin Sha restaurant provides guests with local, Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced!
You get: superb food, amazing spa, infinity pool overlooking West Lake, baby sitting services.
5 Lingyin Road
Generally, there’s something for everyone. Decide on what you want, and where you want to stay and the rest is easy! Some hotels don’t have English-speaking staff so phone ahead to check.