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San Want Hotel Xining

3.5 out of 5.0
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Recent guest reviews

Very comfortable place to hang out during the day and recover after flights from US to Beijing to Xining, before boarding the overnight train to Lhasa. (Complimentary snacks and water.) Shopping center across the street (take the overpass) has a grocery store in the basement, which is a good place to buy food for the journey.

We stayed two nights before travelling to Tibet. This hotel although a bit dated is in a central location, the rooms are clean and the bed comfortable. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The breakfast were fine and on a standard with all hotels we visited in China. We would recommend this hotel.

While this hotel maybe a little dated compared to the newer 5 star Sofitel / Sebel hotels in Xining , this hotel in much better central location. Ideal base if travelling through Amdo area for flights from Xining to other areas in China or Lhasa. Hotel room and bed clean and comfortable, some staff speak English at the front desk. Housekeeping are prompt at dealing with any issues. Breakfast ok - catering more for the Chinese guests but still enough western dishes. Busy food alleys around back of hotel. Would stay here again if in Xining.

This is a good hotel for staying especially if you are catching train to Lhasa. First, if you are flying in by yourself, the most economical way to hotel is as follows. 1. When you exit the airport, there is a booth that sells public bus ticket to town. 2. Purchase a ticket for RMBb 21. 3. Go outside where the public buses (express) are located and make sure that you get onto the bus for Yinlomg Hotel. (Ask in English as it seems like all the helpers who load the luggage understand and knows the correct bus.) 4. Get off at Yinlong hotel stop (first stop) and note that there will be taxis waiting behind the bus on the street. 5. Take a taxi; but negotiate price in advance and know that it should not be more than 10 RMB to hotel. 6. Taxi will drop you off at taxi stop which is a short distance pass the hotel. 7. You must walk back up the street to get to the entrance of hotel. Note: the manager speaks excellent English and she will ask you to endure you have train ticket, Tibet permit, etc. For meals, there is new mall across the street (major street) with reasonable choices of restaurants and decent prices. If you want cheap street food, there is the pedestrian mall behind the hotel. Taxi to the train station is reasonable, get the approximate cost from hotel staff. They gave me the high side as my trip cost less. Staff will help you get a taxi from the same taxi stop area where the taxi dropped you off. Strange, but taxis are not allowed to drop off or pick up in front of hotel. All legal taxis are metered; strongly suggest only use metered taxis. Enjoy the hotel, it is clean and has a decent breakfast. Staff is very helpful and if you think they do not understand, ask to speak to manager, she will take care of you.

Quite a good hotel in Xining with good location and fairly acceptable price. It is located at the city center. Rooms are big with good amenities and snacks! Only problem is breakfast, limited choice of western breakfast while the taste of its Chinese breakfast is slightly disappointing

Clean hotel with a bit outdated decor, however stuff is really helpful and english-speaking. They can support with organizing tours (i took a private one to qinghai hu). Windows are badly insulated and you may here the noice from outside.

First note that hotel goes by 2 names: San Wang & San Want which may cause some confusion. We stayed for 4 days to acclimate to the altitude before heading to Lhasa, Tibet on the train. There is plenty to do to keep you busy while you hang out there. The hotel staff mostly do not speak English, but it seems everyone has a translator app on their phones which is very handy. Rooms were clean and more than adequate. Breakfast has mostly Chinese options but there is plenty for westerners as well, even eggs cooked to order. I would definitely stay here again as it is in a very central location.

Nice, but not great. Spotty WiFi. Good breakfast with nice Chinese and western offerings. Fair location -- had a nice alley with good restaurants beside it. Long walk to parks and points of interest. Convenient to supermarkets and shopping.

We stayed here for 5 nights. Our room was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and helpful (especially Sherry) and most spoke some English. Decor a little faded in some places but generally good. The hotel is in a central location, with shops and restaurants nearby. Sherry was able to book a car with driver for us. It worked out quite expensive but Mr Yur was extremely helpful and cooperative and helped to make our trips successful. Very good choice at breakfast in pleasant dining room.

Difficult to rate this hotel. It is in a town that travellers only go to so they can have a day or two at half altitude before they go to Lhasa, therefore there is no infrastructure for tourists. It is a typical Chinese hotel with no smoking signs everywhere including the lifts, that does not stop the Chiese smoking (even in a lift). However for us the star of this hotel was Sherry who runs the reception team. We had problems printing out our visas because I thought I had done it before leaving UK. As my mail is Gmail I had issues getting the mails to Sherry but we got there in the end. She then came with us to the train station to make sure we got our tickets. This is the short version of a long story. Without her help our trip to Tibet would have been in ruins, she probably spent her whole afternoon helping us and nothing was too much trouble. A TOTAL STAR

79 Changjiang Road Xining Qinghai

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Located in Xining City Centre, San Want Hotel Xining is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Tulou Temple of Beishan Mountain and Dongguan Great Mosque. This 3.5-star hotel has 252 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a health club.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Chao Ping Ji Restaurant, which specializes in Chinese cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other standard amenities include a sitting area, a minibar, and a coffee maker.

Property features

At San Want Hotel Xining, guests have access to a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a banquet hall.

Room options

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

San Want Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Duplex Family Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 117 reviews

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