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Where to Stay in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is more famous with it manufacturing industry. Most of visitors come to this city on business purpose instead of tourism. But there are actually some best known attritions to tourists, like Splendid China and Cultural Folk Villages, Window of the World, OCT East Shenzhen, etc. So, where is to stay in Shenzhen may be an important thought to enjoy your trip, maybe for both business and tourism.

Shenzhen is charted to ten districts as the map shows below. They are Baoan District (宝安区), Nanshan District (南山区), Futian District (福田区), Luohu District (罗湖区), Yantian District (盐田区), Dapeng New District (大鹏新区), Pingshan New District (坪山新区),  Longgang District (龙岗区),  Longhua New District (龙华新区), Guangming New District (光明新区). Among them, Futian District, Luohu District and Nanshan District are mainly downtown areas and where most local residents live. Thanks to eight metro lines connecting the city efficiently, you will find getting around in Shenzhen is very convenient.

The metro system and public bus system is quite perfect in Shenzhen. Most of famous attractions can be reached by subway or public bus. If not, you may have to take a taxi. Here is our guide to hotels in Shenzhen and accommodation that's conveniently located near key shopping areas and tourist attractions.

shenzhen districts downtown

Dongmen Old Street, Luohu District (东门老街, 罗湖区)

There is a saying goes "If you do not come to Dongmen Old Street, you haven't been to Shenzhen". Dongmen Old Pedestrian Street is the most traditional and popular commercial street in the city. There is a variety of shops, selling high-end products to cheap ones. Here is definitely one of the centers in this city. There are also a lot of restaurants to taste different food, from local snacks to tasty cuisine from the world. Dongmen Pedestrian Street is regarded as Wanfujiang in Beijing and Nanjing Road in Shanghai.

Metro Line 1 and 3 connect Dongmen to other places in Shenzhen, which make it easily to get the places wherever you want. You can take either line 1 or 3 and get off at Laojie Station.
Dongmen Old Street

Luohu Port, Luohu District (罗湖口岸,罗湖区)

Luohu Port is one of main entry/exit ports for tourists to traveling between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It is the busiest port in China currently. Once you pass Luohu Port, you will see the HK MTR. And Shenzhen Railway Station is just near to the port, which make it a perfect location for transit. Luohu Port is located in the Luohu commercial area. Dongmen Old Street, Zhongxin Shopping Square and other shopping malls are easily reached. Metro Stations can be easily found.

Tourists can get to Splendid China and Cultural Folk Villages, Window of the World, Minsk World, Dafen Oil Painting Village, OCT East Shenzhen by subway. It takes about 30 minutes. You can take metro line 1 and get off at Luohu Station to reach Luohu Port.
shenzhen luohu port building

Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District (华侨城, 南山区)

Most of the famous attractions are located around Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) in Nanshan District, like Splendid China and Cultural Folk Villages, Window of the World, Minsk World, Dafen Oil Painting Village, OCT East Shenzhen themed parks. This area is a tourist holiday resort combining catering, shopping and amusement. Overseas Chinese Town is just located in the west side of CBD of Shenzhen. Metro Line 1 and 2 go through this place.

Staying in this place, it would convenient to sightseeing, and near to city center as well. Hotels here are mostly high-end tourist or business hotels. And the price is comparatively higher.

shenzhen overseas chinese city

Huaqiangbei Commercial Area, Futian District (华强北商业区, 福田区)

Huaqiangbei in Futian District is the business center in Shenzhen. Skyscrapers can be found everywhere. It is most famous for selling electric products, as well as clothing. The electronic business district is regarded as the Zhongguancunm in Beijing. It has become a global electronic products gathering place. Except for electronic products, you can also find shopping malls, food streets and amusement center here.

Metro Line 1 goes through this place. You can take it to Splendid China and Cultural Folk Villages, Window of the World, Minsk World, Dafen Oil Painting Village, OCT East Shenzhen by around 20 minutes.

Huagqiangbei Commercial Area

Recommended Hotels by TCT

@5 Star

►Shangri-La Hotel Shenzhen
Address: 1002 Jianshe Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Nearby: Dongmen Old Street, Shenzhen Railway Station, Metro Station, Luohu Business District

►The Pavilion hotel Shenzhen
Address: 4002 Huaqiang North Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province
Nearby: Huangqiangbei Commercial Area

@4 Star

►Holiday Inn Express Shenzhen Luohu Hotel
Address: No.6 Guiyuan North Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518001, China (Dongmen)
Nearby: Central Business District in just 10 minutes by subway, 3km from Luohu train station, 4 metro stops to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre.

►Caa Holy Sun Hotel
Address: 1021 South Yanhe Road, Luohu District, Central Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Nearby: Futian District (0.5 Km/6 min walk); Dongmen Pedestrian Street (0.9 Km/11 min walk); Dongmen Food Street (0.9 Km/11 min walk)

@3 Star

►Shenzhen Shanshui Trends Hotel
Address: No.1098 Yanhe South Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518001, China (Luohu Port)
Nearby: KingGlory Plaza (0.9 Km/11 min walk); Luohu Commercial City (1.2 Km/15 min walk); Futian District (1.3 Km/16 min walk)

►Shenzhen Liyuan Hotel
Address: Dongmen Zhong Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Nearby: Dongmen Commercials Street, Luohu Port, Shenzhen Railway Station.

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