Where to Stay in Xiamen

Xiamen situated in Southeast China is one of the best romantic and literal destinations in China, which attracts world visitors to pay a close visit to its lovely Gulangyu Island and more romantic highlights and old town life culture. So where to stay in Xiamen? This useful article is going to show you the best areas to stay in Xiamen City and the top recommended accommodation. Check the following information to better arrange your hotels in Xiamen and plan a Xiamen tour in 2024/2025!

4 Best Areas to Stay in Xiamen

Xiamen is large, but the major traveling area is small and mainly centers on Siming District on Xiamen Island. For your 2 to more days in and around Xiamen, you will find lots of different hotels around this major accommodating area of Siming District (思明区). And there are mainly 4 areas to stay, namely Xiamen Lundu Port and surrounding, Zengcuoan & Huandao Road area, area surrounding Xiamen University, and Yundang Lake & surrounding. Check to know each area to stay in Xiamen at below!

Map of Places to Stay in Xiamen

1. Xiamen Lundu Port & Surrounding - Best for Visiting Gulangyu & Convenient for Traveling

Xiamen Lundu Port (轮渡码头) and the surrounding area at the southwest edge of Xiamen Island is the closest accommodation place for heading to Gulangyu Island by ferry, which can save you lots of time. Besides, with the nearby Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street and the major commercial area, staying at this area gives you great chance to have a leisure day or night stroll along the historical pedestrian street either for ancient architecture admiring or just doing shopping. With convenient location, abundant hotels from different stars to hostels and budget choices are easily to find and book.

Top Recommended Hotels

  • Swiss Grand Xiamen (厦门瑞颐大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.12 Lujiang Avenue, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区鹭江道12号)

    Swiss Grand Xiamen enjoys an advantageous location to catch the sightseeing of Gulangyu Island and the surrounding sea area and also reach the commercial area, attractions, transportation stops, etc. very easily. All the 588 rooms and suites over 46 s.q.m. are designed in rich Swiss style, together with featured and luxurious bars, lounges, restaurants, etc. to please you to the most during the vacation!

  • Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen (厦门海景千禧大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: #8, No.12 Zhenhai Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区镇海路12-8号)

    Apart from looking at Zhongshan Pedestrian Street and the romantic harbor view of Xiamen at a good location, this hotel since 1992 has over 350 neat and clean rooms and suites with reputed facilities and services. Elegant bar, restaurant and cafe present you the cosy rest in Xiamen.

  • Echeng Hotel (Xiamen Zhongshan Road) (TA:Yicheng Hotel Xiamen Zhongshan Road) (厦门怡程酒店 - 中山路店) ★★★★

    Address: No.139 Xiahe Road, Lujiang Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门市思明区鹭江街道厦禾路139号)

    Echeng Hotel under Dossen International Group is a high-end hotel with over 100 guestrooms with exquisite designs. Catering service from dining, resting, to playing warm the heart of guests. Good location to Zhongshan Road and Ferry Port gives convenience for your Xiamen discovery.

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Where to Stay in Xiamen Ferry to Gulangyu Island
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Zhongshan Road Zhongshan Road
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Swiss Grand Xiamen Swiss Grand Xiamen
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen

2. Zengcuoan & Huandao Road - Good for Seeking Boutique Hotels and Sea Landscape

Zengcuoan Village (曾厝垵) at the south edge of Xiamen Island and Huandao Road (环岛路) embracing half of the island give you a fantastic soaking in the peaceful sunny sightseeing of the blue sea and sky from your window. In such a literal area with lots of boutique hotels and theme hotels, it is a quite nice experience to stay in a specially designed hotel for holiday release. Particularly along the Huandao Road, there are also many international luxury hotels for you to enjoy both seascape and advanced accommodation facilities and services!

Top Recommended Hotels

  • InterContinental Xiamen (厦门宸洲洲际酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.19 Lingshiguan Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区领事馆路19号)

    The top international hotel chain brand InterContinental located near Huandao Road gives fabulous scenery from almost guesthouses, club, swimming pool, bar, etc. Superior quality from hotel facilities, room equipment to staff services in both Chinese and English gives the warm and highly satisfactory experience for your holiday!

  • Jingmin Hotel Central Xiamen (TA:Jingmin Central Hotel) (厦门京闽中心酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.158 Yuhounan Alley, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门 思明区 屿后南里158号)

    This old hotel since 1997 offers 490 guestrooms with advanced exquisite design and decoration. Diverse high quality public entertainment facilities and strictly prepared dining of Chinese, Western, Japanese, vegetarian, etc. Aim to your special comfortable trip stay in this hotel wining global service awards.

  • Xiamen Mingfa International Hotel (厦门明发国际大酒店) ★★★★

    Address: No.325-327 Middle Qianpu Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区前埔中路325-327号)

    Xiamen Mingfa International Hotel opened in 2012 and offers 275 spacious and comfortable room with delicate layouts. Managed under Days Inn from the US, it is a great choice for international visitors. Both convenient location and quiet environment makes your trip smooth and enjoyable!

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Where to Stay in Xiamen - InterContinental Xiamen InterContinental Xiamen
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Xiamen Mingfa International Hotel

3. Yundang Lake & Around - Offering Abundant Luxury Hotels

Yundang Lake (筼筜湖) is a relatively modern place where holds quite a lot high-class luxury accommodations on high buildings. So if you are seeking for the high quality of a hotel, arrange yours around Yundang Lake. Since a rich series of bars and coffees open around this area, having a relaxing sip in your free time in day or night is really great for releasing! Besides, with the lovely scenery of the lake and the verdant Bailuzhou Park, taking a leisure stroll along there is also romantic and comfortable!

Top Recommended Hotels

  • Pan Pacific Xiamen (厦门泛太平洋大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.19 Hubin North Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区湖滨北路19号)

    It is the first Pan Pacific opened in China. All the over 350 guesthouses are designed with artistic and comfortable features to give you the best mood for trip. Besides the executive lounge on 28th floor to admire the charming sunset, high-leveled dining facilities and tableware offer you a sweet experience for taste buds.

  • Pullman Xiamen Powerlong (厦门宝龙铂尔曼大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.133 Hubin Middle Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门 思明区 白鹭洲湖滨中路133号)

    The luxurious Pullman Xiamen Powerlong under Accor brand is a large hotel housing 395 deluxe rooms where provide high-end bedding and bath supplies to release your body. Guests will not only treat your eyes with the lake view and park view from your room windows, but also treat your tongues with the elaborately prepared international cuisines and drinks.

  • Kempinski Hotel Xiamen (厦门源昌凯宾斯基大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.98 Hubin Middle Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区湖滨中路98号)

    Address: No.98 Hubin Middle Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区湖滨中路98号) Kempinski Hotel Xiamen opened in 2012 has 460 guestrooms, including special executive floors with 24 hours butler service. European deluxe service with elegant Chinese tradition offers you a romantic feel in the laid-back. And the multiple restaurants lets you taste different delicious food from various places around the world.

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Where to Stay in Xiamen Yundang Lake and Bailuzhou Park Sightseeing
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Pan Pacific Xiamen Pan Pacific Xiamen
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Pullman Xiamen Powerlong Pullman Xiamen Powerlong

4. Area around Xiamen University - Close to Top Popular Attractions

Staying around Xiamen University (厦门大学) is also very popular since there gathers lots of the top hot tourist attractions including South Putuo Temple, Hulishan Fortress, Baicheng Beach, etc. Huandao Road is also at hand. With a large coach terminal, it enables you to reach other attractive places with convenient coach taking, such as Jimei School Village, etc, With advanced environment and rich scholarly atmosphere of young people, this area will make your trip to Xiamen a unique experience with vitality and literary charm!

Top Recommended Hotels

  • Joyze Hotel Xiamen Curio Collection By Hilton (厦门佳逸希尔顿格芮精选酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.6-8 Longhushan Road, Zengcuoan, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门思明区曾厝垵龙虎山路6-8号)

    This hotel under Hilton has prize awarded designs and decoration to present the harmonious combination of Fujian culture and modern features together. Over 200 modern guestrooms and suites are all equipped with tribute silk bedding and King Koil matress for your comfortable sleep at every night!

  • Conrad Xiamen (厦门康莱德酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: No.186 Yanwu West Road, Siming District, Xiamen (厦门 思明区 演武西路186号)

    The high-end luxurious Conrad Xiamen under Hilton offers more advanced facilities and design with creative inspiration.all the over 240 guestrooms has different view of the South Putuo Temple, Wulao Peak, Xiamen University and the sea of Xiamen. Admiring the fascinating coastal line and skyline of the city, meanwhile, having fun with the not nearby attractions and places for food and fun!

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Where to Stay in Xiamen - South Putuo Temple South Putuo Temple
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Extend to Fujian Tulou in Nanjing & Yongding

Almost all visitors to Xiamen plan to visit Fujian Tulou in Nanjing County (Zhangzhou City) and Yongding District (Longyan City) together. If you plan only 1 day to see the Tulou cluster, you can stay in Xiamen City. And if you want to discover those famous World Cultural Heritage deeply, you can arrange one night in Nanjing or Yongding. However, the environment and services around Fujian Tulou usually cannot match those in Xiamen City area, particularly in the tulou villages. Nanjing Tulou villages and Yongding Tulou villages offer various accommodation for your experience of living in earth buildings, with some better choices offering private bathroom and air conditioner to meet your basic needs. Some advanced boutique hotels with relatively higher prices are also recommended to enjoy staying in earth buildings, releasing with fine equipment and having fun with special activities. Besides, Yongding District also offers some good hotels for your deeper exploration of Yongding Tulou area.

Top Recommended Hotels at Nanjing Tulou

  • Weiqunlou Inn (TA:Weiqunlou Earth Building Hostel) (南靖围裙楼客栈) (Boutique)

    Address: Besides Taiji Stream, No. 31 Taxia, Taxia Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County, Zhangzhou City, Fujian (漳州市南靖县书洋镇塔下村塔下31号,太极溪边)

    Weiqunlou Inn located at the beautiful Taxia Village has good location to visit Tianluokeng, Chengqi Building, etc. The No.1 Building was reconstructed from a earthen building named Yude Building. The newer No.2 Building 700 meters away is built with cedarwood and has private bathroom, 24-hour hot water, air conditioner for your convenience.

  • Tsingpu Nanjing Tulou Retreat (TA:Tsingpu Tulou Retreat) (青普南靖塔下文化行馆 - 南靖土楼店) ★★★★★

    Address: Yaodong Building, Daba, Taxia Village, Nanjing County, Zhangzhou City, Fujian (漳州市南靖县塔下村大坝耀东楼)

    Tsingpu Nanjing Tulou Retreat opened in 2017 has 20 luxurious themed rooms. It has been listed into the 2017 Top 50 must choose hotels in China by Voyage. Transformed from 5 century-old earthen buildings, Tsingpu is one of the best accommodation to experience staying in earthen building and also enjoy high-end facilities, equipment and services. Furthermore, various activities helps you know Fujian Tulou in a better way!

Top Recommended Hotels at Yongding Tulou

  • Hakka Tulou Prince Hotel Longyan (TA:Hakka Earth Building Prince) (龙岩客家土楼王子大酒店) ★★★★

    Address: Zhencheng Building Scenic Area, Hongkeng Village, Yongding District, Longyan City, Fujian (福建省龙岩市永定区洪坑振成楼景区)

    Hakka Tulou Prince Hotel Longyan is located in Hongkeng Scenic Area, covering more than 32000 s.q.s. area. It offers full and good facilities and equipment for a comfortable stay in tulou area. Besides, there are some special family rooms for your trip with children.

Top Recommended Hotels in Yongding District

  • LongPo Bay Hotel (TA:Tianzi Hotspring Holiday Resort Longbowan Hotel) 龙岩天子温泉旅游度假区珑泊湾大酒店) ★★★★★

    Address: Jiantan Shoal, Dongxi Village, Chengjiao County, Fengcheng Town, Yongding District, Longyan City, Fujian (龙岩永定区凤城镇城郊乡东溪村箭滩)

    This 5-star hotel in located in Yongding District, with 50 minutes’ driving to Yongding Tulou scenic area. It holds over 100 luxurious guestrooms and suites for your releasing in a vacation. With the over 130 hot spring ponds hidden in the forest, bars, Chinese and Western restaurants, etc., this hotel is a nice choice for advanced accommodating experience near Fujian Tulou.

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Where to Stay in Xiamen - Nanjing Tulou Nanjing Tulou Tianluokeng View
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Where to Stay in Xiamen - Tsingpu Tulou Retreat Tsingpu Nanjing Tulou Retreat
Where to Stay in Xiamen - Yongding Tulou LongPo Bay Hotel in Yongding

How to Plan Your Xiamen Tour

Most visitors prefer to spend 2-4 days covering the highlights of Xiamen City and surrounding. They usually spend one day visiting the best attractions in the city area including Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, Hulishan Fortress, Zhongshan Road, etc. And enjoy 1-2 days to Fujian Tulou clusters in Nanjing and Yongding to see the famous earthen buildings listed as World Cultural Heritage. If you want to explore Xiamen deeply, plan 1 more day to discover Huandao Road, Jimei School Village, The Eighth Seafood Market, Wanshi Botanical Garden, etc. !

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Besides, you can also plan as many other visitors to spend 5-6 days visiting Wuyishan together with Xiamen and Fujian Tulou to appreciate more natural and cultural charm of Fujian Province.

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If you are interested in photography, you can add 2-4 days to shoot Xiapu Mudflat in Ningde.

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If you want to discover more culture and nature highlights to Fuzhou, Quanzhou, etc., plan 1-2 more days for each destination.

Beyond Fujian, China boasts a lot of wonderful nature, culture, history and city charm to discover, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Yunnan, etc. Extend your Fujian trip to more popular destinations to enrich your exploration of China in one go!

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