Chongqing Hotels and Hostels – Reviews

Luxury Hotels in Chongqing (5-Star Hotels)

Howard Johnson ITC Plaza Hotel Editor Pick!
Howard Johnson Hotel, Chongqing Excellent service, a great location and reasonable prices make this the best value luxury hotel in Chongqing.
Although it might come as a surprise to visitors from the United States, the Howard Johnson hotels in China are always top-notch establishments. Opened in December 2007, the Howard Johnson Chongqing is very modern and the rooms are lovely. Features include free in-room internet access, full business facilities and fitness center. Rack rates start at ¥1700 for a deluxe room which sounds pricey, but prices are readily disounted by up to 60% to under $100 per night.
Address: 66 Qingnian Lu Web: www.hojochina.com Ph. (023) 6366 6666
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去重庆国贸豪生大酒店,谢谢。地址:渝中区青年路66号。
Intercontinental Hotel Chongqing
Intercontinental Hotel, Chongqing It’s hard to find fault with the luxury Intercontinental Hotel, located right in the heart of Chongqing.
Prices are reasonable considering the standard of the rooms and facilities. All the recreational and business facilities that you would expect are provided plus several top-notch restaurants including Brazilian BBQ and Sichuan seafood. The Intercontinental Hotel also distinguishes itself with an excellent concierge service – they even produce a very helpful little guide to the city. Room rates can start as low as ¥700 for a superior room or ¥850 for a deluxe room, with breakfast thrown in for an extra ¥130 or so.
Address: 101 Minzu Lu Web: www.intercontinental-cq.com Ph. (023) 8906 6888
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去重庆洲际酒店,谢谢。地址:渝中区民族路101号。

Mid-Range Hotels in Chongqing (3 and 4-Star Hotels)

World Traders Hotel
World Traders Hotel, Chongqing The 4-star World Traders Hotel is a solid and good value if unspectacular accommodation option.
The facilities are beyond the call of duty for a hotel of this classification. Rooms are perfectly bland in the style of four-star hotel rooms worldwide, but are surprisingly large. And the themed designer rooms such as the ‘Cyber Room’ and the ‘1970s Room’ are a great addition to the hotel. Theme room prices start at ¥450 while standard and business rooms are discounted as low as ¥360 and ¥450. Only business rooms have internet access. Staff at the World Traders Hotel are somewhat dry but efficient and speak decent English.
Address: 118 Zourong Lu Web: www.wthotelcq.com Ph. (023) 6378 1111
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去重庆大世界酒店,谢谢。地址:渝中区邹容路118号。
Hongyadong Hotel Editor Pick!
Hongyadong Hotel, Chongqing The Hongyadong Hotel is an excellent mid-range option if only because it offers something a bit out of the ordinary.
Built into the side of a cliff overlooking the Jialing River in the traditional Chongqing Diaojiaolou architectural style, the hotel boasts some lovely design features: the rooms are delightfully appointed and a river view room is a must. Conveniently located next to the Hongyadong Cultural Center and 10 minutes walk from Jiefangbei. On the downside, the staff struggle with English and not all of the rooms have internet access. Discounted room prices start at ¥270, while a river view room can be had for ¥400.
Address: 56 Cangbai Lu Ph. (023) 6399 2888
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去洪崖洞大酒店,谢谢。地址:渝中区沧白路56号。

Budget Hotels in Chongqing (2-Star and Unrated Hotels)

Peace Hotel
Peace Hotel, Chongqing It’s difficult to come up with a single reason why anyone should stay at Chongqing’s Peace Hotel.
That single reason would have to be the location: just a few minutes walk from Jiefangbei. And the rooms (readily discounted to about ¥200) are slightly nicer than you would expect given the dour exterior and lobby. But the staff are not particularly helpful and speak very limited English and the Peace Hotel has little to offer in the way of amenities. Better off installing yourself at a youth hostel and enduring the poorer location but far superior service and facilities.
Address: 128 Minzu Lu Ph. (023) 6399 3199
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去重庆和平大酒店,谢谢。地址:渝中区民族路128号。
Motel 168 Jiefangbei
If youth hostels aren’t your bag and you want a proper hotel room at a cheap price, then Motel 168 Jiefangbei will do the job.
This installment of the China-wide Motel 168 budget chain offers small but clean and fairly modern rooms with a television, internet connection and little else. The Motel 168 Jiefangbei branch boasts a convenient location less than 10 minutes walk from the city center and overlooking the Jialing River. Rooms start at ¥168. Staff speak very little, if any, English.
Address: 46 Cangbai Lu Web: www.motel168.com Ph. (023) 6384 9999
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去莫泰168重庆解放碑店,谢谢。地址:渝中区沧白路46号。

Youth Hostels in Chongqing

Tina’s Hostel
Tina's Hostel, Chongqing Tina’s Hostel has a great location in a traditional neighborhood near the center of Chongqing.
The hostel has been receiving some very positive feedback since it opened towards the end of 2008. Dorm beds are priced at ¥25-45 (cheaper ones have no air-conditioning), while private rooms cost from ¥100 up to ¥180 (all with private bathrooms). There’s free wireless internet access, public computers and a restaurant with outdoor eating area as well as a bar with pool table. Staff are friendly and helpful.
Address: 149 Zhongxing Lu Web: www.cqhostel.com Ph. (023) 8621 9188
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去老街青年旅舍,谢谢。地址:渝中区较场口中兴路149号(跳蚤市场旁)。
Three Gorges Youth Hostel
Three Gorges Youth Hostel, Chongqing A central location and genuinely lovely staff are the key features of Three Gorges Hostel.
Plus it is exceptional value for money. Dorm beds start at just ¥25 (6-bed room), and private rooms are reasonably priced at ¥120. Many of the private rooms have views onto the Yangtze River. Shared facilities are decent, if a bit pokey, and the bar/restaurant equipped with pool table is a great place to meet other travelers. Free wireless internet access is available in the common area and some rooms. Negatives: the riverside freeway below the hostel makes some rooms incredibly noisy, the beds are rock hard and the rooms a little drab.
Address: 2 Bajiaoyuan Huguanghuiguan Ph. (023) 6371 2593
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去三峡国际青年旅舍,谢谢。地址:渝中区芭蕉园2-6号,朝千隧道长滨路出口湖广会馆旁。
Perfect Time Youth Hostel
Perfect Time Youth Hostel, Chongqing While Perfect Time Hostel is a very nice place to stay, it is located about 25 minutes drive from the center of Chongqing.
To be precise it is in Ciqikou Ancient Town. Perhaps the location would appeal to those who have no real interest in Chongqing itself and are just killing time before a Yangtze River cruise. At any rate, It features excellent-value rooms (some of them are actually up to 3-star standard and have river views) and a lovely common area with a terrace overlooking the Jialing River. Dorm beds start at a mere ¥20 and private rooms are ¥100-150. Staff are friendly and are an excellent source of travel information.
Address: 2 Zheng Jie, Ciqikou Web: www.czhotel.net.cn Ph. (023) 6547 7008
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去沙坪坝区磁器口正街2号(水码头龙隐门旁).