As one of the most attractive cities in China, Hangzhou city is located 200 km away from the bustling Shanghai, about 45 minutes southwest of Shanghai by train. For those tourists who come to this city for the first time, he may have no idea about where to stay in Hangzhou to position the best location for shopping, sightseeing or do some interesting activists. Here will offer you some useful tips for choosing locations for your accommodation and find out where to stay in Hangzhou.
Hangzhou City is built around West Lake. The world-renowned West Lake is the name card of this city. The "West Lake Scenic Area" itself is very large. The famous views around the lake includes Broken Bridge, Mid-Lake Pavilion, Mid-Lake Pavilion, Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor, Lotus in the Breeze at Crooked Courtyard, Tiger Spring, Huqingyutang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum and some other sites. Also, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda and China Tea Museum are famous scenic spots in town too. Staying in hotel around these places would be perfect choice for tourists to enjoy your trip.
Wulin Square (downtown) and Yanan Road Area– Busiest Area with Convenient Transport Facilities
Wulin Square is located in the northern side of West Lake in Xiacheng District. It homes the busiest commercial circle in town. Shopping malls and centers like Yintai Shopping Mall, Department Stores, shopping center in Hangzhou Building spread all over the place. This area also has the most convenient transport; you can find a way to get to any places in Hangzhou from here. There are also airport express buses to Wulin Gate. Yanan Road is a main road of this place and also the most prosperous street in Hangzhou. Along this road homes the upscale boutique stores, big brand stores and discount stores, etc. It is a perfect place to shopping in Hangzhou. Also, there are also all kinds of restaurants around.
Some inconvenience is that this place is about 2 to 3 kilometers from West Lakes.
Near to Lakeside of West Lake
West Lake is the place where can mostly display the beauty of Hangzhou, there are many attractions around the lake. It is a perfect choice to stay near the West Lake with walking distance, so that you can appreciate the fantastic view any time. Along the lake, most of the accommodation is 5 star deluxe hotels or 4 star comfortable hotels. There are also a few inns, hostels or guesthouses.
Wushan Square Area
Wushan Square Area is located in the southeastern side of West Lake. Here has Hefang Street, which is a famous old street in this city, as well as Gaoyin Street – a food street where you can taste local snack. Tea house, bars or café stores are all over the area. This place is full of cultural atmosphere. Wushan Mountain is also nearby, where you can have a bird view of West Lake (in the west) and Qiantang River (in the right). This area gives priority to middle- and low-priced budget hotel.
Recommended Hotel by TCT
►Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou
Address: 333 West Lake Avenue, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
Nearby: Westlake Yintai Shopping Mall (0.3 Km/4 min walk), Nanshan Road Bar Street (0.5 Km/6 min walk), Wushan Night Market (1.0 Km/12 min walk), Hefang Street (1.0 Km/12 min walk)
►The East Hotel Hangzhou
Address: No.198,South Hushu Road, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
Nearby: Hangzhou Tower Shopping Mall (1.0 Km / 12 min walk), Westlake Culture Plaza (1.0 Km / 12 min walk), Wulin Dress Street (1.7 Km / 21 min walk), West Lake (2.4 Km / 29 min walk)
►West Lake Golden Plaza
Address: No.131 Jie Fang Road, ShangCheng District, Hangzhou, China
Nearby: Wushan Night Market (0.7 Km/9 min walk), Westlake Yintai Shopping Mall (1.2 Km/15 min walk), He Fang Street (1.3 Km/16 min walk), Nanshan Road Bar Street (1.8 Km/22 min walk)
Address: No.11 Shangcangqiao Road, Shangcheng, 310002 Hangzhou, China
Nearby: 10-minute walk from scenic West Lake, 3 km from Leifeng Pagoda and Changqiao Park, 5-minute drive from Hangzhou Railway Station and a 30-minute drive from Xiaoshan Airport.
►Hangzhou Enjoyor Hotel
Address: No.65 Qingchun Road, ShangCheng District, Hangzhou
Nearby: close to Si Cheng Church, West Lake (Broken Bridge, Su Di Causeway), Hangzhou China Silk Town and Wushan Night Market, only 4.5km from the centre of Hangzhou
►The Ruimanting Hotel
Address: 135 YanAn Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Nearby: within walking distance to West Lake. It is a 5-minute drive to Wulin Plaza commercial center, about a 20 minute drive to the Lingyin Temple, and a short walk to the new Lakeside Park and European Boutique Market Street.