Shenyang Hotels and Accommodation
(Shenyang, Liaoning, China)
Shenyang has become a surprisingly tourist-friendly city and as such, is home to an extensive selection of accommodation. Hotels in Shenyang come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from two-star budget choices tucked along backstreets to swanky contemporary hotel towers, which have come to dominate some parts of the city. Accommodation is dotted all over the city, although the most conveniently located hotels lie around the very heart of downtown Shenyang and around the Central Business District (CBD), where they are at their most expensive.
Whilst availability is rarely a problem, during the city's main festivals, accommodation is very much in demand. This is particularly so during January, when the Spring Festival attracts large crowds, and also in February, when the popular Lantern Festival takes place. However, despite seasonal demands, hotel prices here do not vary considerably month to month.
Where to Stay
Regardless of price, most hotels in Shenyang offer a good level of facilities and their own restaurants of varying quality. Located in the downtown district and close to the action, the five-star Marriott Shenyang is hard to beat, while the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel is equally impressive and stands close to the glorious Shenyang Botanical Garden and also the city's prominent International Exhibition Center.
Another popular top-end hotel is the New World Courtyard, which is operated by the Marriott chain and stands in close proximity to the Taiyuan Jie shops. For the budget traveller, the Heping Binguan Hotel is a good option and can be found close to the southern train station.
Near to the bustling shops along the Zhong Jie, the Meishan Binguan also offers cheap accommodation and excellent value for money, as does the Holiday Inn City Center, which stands along Nanjing North Street and is near to the Zhongshan Square. Many other mid-range hotels line the Beizhan Lu road, including the Shentie Dajiudiàn (Railway Hotel), which is actually part of the north train station and offers sensibly priced guest rooms.