The Best Hotels in Chongqing

Convenience is central to Glenview ITC Plaza Chongqing
Convenience is central to Glenview ITC Plaza Chongqing | Courtesy of Glenview ITC Plaza / Booking.com
Rebecca Adams

Sprawling along the banks of the Yangtze River in Southwest China’s largest metropolis, Chongqing. Nicknamed the Mountain City for its position amongst several mountain ranges, Chongqing is a modern city known for its historic sites, friendly locals, and history as China’s capital during the 1930s and 1940s. With such an intriguing mix of towering skyscrapers and scenic views, it’s a city that shouldn’t be missed. Here’s our list of Chongqing’s best hotels.

1. Sunrise Ming Qing International Hostel

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This hostel’s location in a 300-year-old building dating back to the Ming dynasty earned it a place on our list. The traditional architectural design of Sunrise Ming Qing Hostel gives visitors a glimpse into the past and provides a cosy, peaceful atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the hostel’s courtyard and garden, free Wi-Fi, and a well-stocked restaurant. All rooms feature cable and a flat-screen TV, and some include a private balcony or terrace where visitors can relax and enjoy views of the city. The hostel is near to the Yangtze River, as well as Chongqing’s commercial centre.

2. Chongqing Travelling With Hotel

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Three single beds in light and airy room at Chongqing Travelling With Hotel with a large window
Courtesy of Chongqing Travelling With Hotel / Expedia
Located in Yuzhong District at the heart of Chongqing, Travelling with Hotel is convenient for travellers wishing to be near the city’s main attractions. Previously known as the Green Forest Hostel, the hotel is decorated in a sleek, modern style with contemporary artwork hung throughout. Guests can enjoy various amenities, including free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a pool table for guests to enjoy. The hotel is also committed to being environmentally friendly, so guests can rest easy knowing they’re helping to protect Chongqing’s natural beauty.

3. Glenview ITC Plaza

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Double bedroom at Glenview ITC Plaza with a sofa, chaise lounge and multiple tables, with a view over the city
Courtesy of Glenview ITC Plaza / Booking.com
Visitors looking to be at the centre of Chongqing’s commercial district should check out Glenview ITC Plaza. Located within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and shopping areas, guests of this five-star hotel won’t have to travel far for entertainment. The hotel is also near major office buildings, making it convenient for anyone travelling to Chongqing on business. After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, guests can relax at the hotel’s indoor pool, check out the on-site fitness centre, or grab a drink at the hotel bar.

4. Baobo Boutique Hotel

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Large twin room at Baobo Boutique Hotel with striped carpet, mood lighting and a long, thin side table fixed to the wall
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Guests arriving at Baobo Boutique Hotel will instantly notice the contemporary, artistic décor throughout the building. The hotel’s prime position in the bustling Yuzhong District gives travellers easy access to the city’s central business district, Yangjiaping Pedestrian Street, and Three Gorges Museum. Aside from its visual charms and great location, the hotel also offers an on-site restaurant and 24-hour room service. Guests won’t have to travel far for breakfast, as the hotel provides a daily buffet with an assortment of options, including traditional Chinese dishes.

5. Oriental Begonia Boutique Hotel

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With elegant traditional Chinese designs throughout, the Oriental Begonia Boutique Hotel is perfect for travelers who appreciate oriental elegance mixed with modern comforts. The hotel is located at the base of South Mountain in Na’an District, an area home to multiple colleges and research institutes, as well as hiking trails, temples, and Laojun Cave. This luxury hotel provides plenty of amenities, including a fitness center, spa, and indoor pool. Guests can also dine at the hotel’s restaurant and visit the nearby Foreigner’s Street, a theme park featuring recreations of famous landmarks such as The Great Wall of China.

6. Yangtze River International Youth Hostel

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Open since 2008, the Yangtze River International Youth Hostel is known for being Chongqing’s first hostel. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased with the hostel’s affordable prices and can choose to stay in a private room or in a shared dormitory. Positioned by the Yangtze River in the city center, guests won’t have to wander far for entertainment options. The hostel provides luggage storage and laundry services, as well as a pool table and barbecue facilities. Guests can also book tours through the hostel to various sights, including a Yangtze River cruise and a trip to the Dazu Stone Carvings.

7. Beity Hot Spring Tourism Resort

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Travellers seeking to escape Chongqing’s busy city centre will find peace and quiet at Beity Hot Spring Tourism Resort. As its name suggests, this five-star hotel’s key feature is its 30 hot spring pools, fed directly from an underground hot spring. The hotel provides many other facilities as well, including a tennis court, conference space, and a computer station. Three on-site restaurants serve Western and Chinese dishes, including a delicious breakfast buffet. Also, guests travelling with kids may find the hotel’s childcare service useful.

8. Perfect Time Hostel

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Chongqing’s Old Town, known as Ci Qui Kou or Porcelain Village, is famous for having been a major producer of porcelain during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Today, the ancient village is also home to more than 100 tea bars and features beautiful traditional architecture in its old buildings. Guests looking to head directly to this historical area should check out Perfect Time Hostel, conveniently located inside Porcelain Village. Though the area around Perfect Time Hostel may be ancient, the hostel itself provides modern comforts for travellers, including a café, cosy common area, and Wi-Fi.

9. Hongyadong Hotel

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Cosy twin room at Hongyadong Hotel with red wallpaper and city views
Courtesy of Hongyadong Hotel / Expedia
Overlooking the Jialing River in Chongqing’s Yuzhong District, Hongyadong Hotel is near many popular attractions, such as Chongqing Grand Theater and Chaotianmen Square. When not sightseeing, guests can enjoy both Western and Chinese dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, relax in the café, or grab a quick drink at the bar. The hotel also provides conference services, making it convenient for anyone travelling to Chongqing for business purposes. The guest rooms are large and comfortable, with some featuring balconies and river views.

10. Xinhua Hotel

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Dining area at Xinhua Hotel with white marble floors, a living wall and bright sculptural lights
Courtesy of Xinhua Hotel / Booking.com
Located in the heart of Chongqing near Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street and the famous Liberation Monument, Xinhua Hotel is ideal for travellers planning to do a lot of shopping and sightseeing. Other nearby attractions include the Yangzi River Cable Car, where travellers can enjoy an aerial view of the river, and the ancient Arhat Temple. The hotel’s 96 rooms are comfortable, elegant, and spacious, and include a TV and fridge. The hotel also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and a business centre. After a long day out in the city, guests can unwind over dinner or a drink at the hotel’s restaurant.

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