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Best Hotels in Xian, China

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No need to stress about where to stay in Xian; we’ve done the work for you! A lot of Xian’s top-rated hotels online are far from the city center, most of our selections below are in a great location and centrally located. We have guests staying in the city every night, so here is a list of the best hotels in Xian and places to stay – all of which we recommend and are especially great for foodies. 

5 Star Hotels in Xian

Sofitel & Hilton

Simply put, these are the best high-end hotels within the city wall and located within a couple of blocks of each other. The Sofitel has two hotels on its premises, including a historic Sofitel Legend building that was Xian’s first luxury hotel and offers some great restaurants on-site, including Dolce Vita which serves legit Italian fare with ingredients (and a chef) straight from Italy. The Hilton is located across the street from one of our favorite foodie streets and a lively night market. Our guests love both of these hotels. The price is about 1700-2000 RMB (260 USD) per night at Sofitel, and about 600-1000 RMB (115 USD) per night at Hilton. Find out more about Sofitel and Hilton.

Gran Melia & Westin

The most important thing to note about these options is that they are not located within Xian’s city walls. While they are near the Wild Goose Pagoda and some of the city’s best museums, they will take more and time to get into the center of the city. The benefit is that the area has more space and these hotels are spread out. The Gran Melia, specifically, offers a quieter and sprawling grounds sandwiched between a couple of parks. The Gran also offers Xian’s only authentic Spanish cuisine and the Westin has a decent all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch. The price is about 600-1400 RMB (120 USD) per night at Gran Melia, and about 650-1000 RMB (115 USD) per night at Westin. Find out more about Gran Melia and Westin hotels.

Mid-Range Hotels in Xian

Eastern House Boutique Hotel

Located right at the city center, and a 5-minute walk to the Xian city wall, Eastern House provides rooms with a traditional eastern taste, reflecting their name. Their hotel room is equipped with great amenities, a spacious dining area, amazing food, and a gym center to help you stay fit during your vacation. With many restaurants and bars nearby, Eastern House also makes your visit to Xian convenient. On top of everything, they provide free afternoon tea in their café to cure your jet lag.  The average price of staying here per night is about 650 RMB (90 USD). Find more information on their booking page.

lii_House

50 meters to the city wall, sheltered by an ancient locust tree, the lii_House is a family-run, small courtyard hotel that truly makes you feel local to Xian. The family built this boutique hotel 30 years ago, designed every detail to preserve its traditional  beauty, including its lights and even window button. It’s located at a local neighborhood, for full immersion into the daily here in Xian. From watching small kids playing outside your window, to diving into a small restaurant next door to try some local dishes, the Lii House offers guests a sense of belonging in this ancient city.  The family here is also extremely friendly and helpful  which makes guests’ experience of staying here unforgettable. Average price per night is about 550 RMB (80 USD). Find out more on their booking page.

Citadines Central Hotel

You can’t get a better location than this. Located blocks away from the Drum and Bell towers, this hotel is steps from the best street food and sights in Xian. All rooms are equipped with kitchens so you can try cooking some local dishes with fresh noodles bought from a street cart outside. Their price is about 500-700 RMB (80 USD) per night.  Find out more about Citadines Central Hotel.

Budget Hotels in Xian

Traveling With Hotel

We hate calling this a budget option because it’s one of our favorite places for those wanting something more traditional. Located along the city wall, many rooms have a wall view and the rooftop bar offers a unique (and very cool!) view from above. The private rooms are clean with a trendy zen vibe. Limited dorm rooms are available here, and this place is far nicer than any of the other hostels in town so book early if you’d like this option. Note: there are fewer foreigners here; it is popular with young Chinese travelers. Their price is about 130-360 RMB (25 USD) per night.  Find out more about Traveling With Hotel.

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