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Shenzhen's Top 5 Areas to Stay In (& Hotel Suggestions)

Shenzhen has been named as one of China's most livable cities. The city is now a popular destination for tourists.

Different areas of the city may have different advantages or benefits for visitors. Read this article to find out the best places to stay for first-time visitors, families, couples, and a layover.

Where to Stay in Shenzhen — an Organized Guide

  • 1. If you are paying your first visit to Shenzhen: Luohu District or Futian District
  • 2. If you are traveling with your family and going to visit some theme parks: Nanshan District or Overseas Chinese Town (OCT)
  • 3. If you are traveling with the one you love: near Dameisha Beach
  • 4. If you are traveling on a budget: Longhua District
  • 5. If you only have a one-night layover: stay near Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

1. Luohu and Futian Districts: for First-Time Visitors

There are high skyscrapers in Luohu and Futian DistrictThere are high skyscrapers in Luohu and Futian District

Advantages

  • Luohu and Futian are the most developed districts with convenient metro and bus transportation.
  • Some of the tallest skyscrapers, such as the Ping An IFC, the KK100, and Shun Hing Square, are in these two districts. They are wonderful places to get a bird’s-eye view of the city and to enjoy some shopping. Read more about Shenzhen’s skyline.
  • East Gate Old Street in Luohu is a traditional but popular shopping place, while Huaqiangbei in Futian sells all kinds of electronic products and parts.
  • Bordering Hong Kong by land, the two districts are very convenient if you arrive from Hong Kong or are going to Hong Kong.
  • Four ports connect to Hong Kong: Luohu Port, Futian Port, Huanggang Port, and Wenjindu Port. Check out detailed information about Shenzhen’s ports.

Prices and Recommendations

The hotels in Luohu and Futian are relatively expensive because you are paying for the location.

Luohu District

  • Luxury: 120–200 USD (Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen, The St. Regis Shenzhen, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen)
  • Mid-range: 70–120 USD (Hyatt Place Shenzhen Dongmen, Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen)
  • Budget: about 40 USD (Black Gold Factory Boutique Design Hotel)

Futian District

  • Luxury: 120–200 USD (Park Hyatt Shenzhen, The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, The Langham, Shenzhen)
  • Mid-range: 70–120 USD (Huaqiang Plaza Hotel Shenzhen, Hilton Shenzhen Futian)
  • Budget: about 40 USD (Idea Jar Hotel)

2. Nanshan District: for Families

Window of the WorldWindow of the World

Advantages

  • Nanshan District has characteristic theme parks, such as Window of the World, Splendid China Folk Village, and Happy Valley Shenzhen, which are suitable for families with kids.
  • Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is about 10 kilometers away and is directly connected via a metro line.

Prices and Recommendations

There are fewer luxury hotels in Nanshan District than in Luohu and Futian but the hotels that provide an ocean view are the most expensive ones.

  • Luxury: 500 USD (The Mumian Hotel Hou Hai)
  • Mid-range: 70–120 USD (Sheraton Shenzhen Nanshan, Residence G Shenzhen, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai)
  • Budget: less than 70 USD (Shenzhen FY Hotel, Grand Soluxe Zhongyou Hotel Shenzhen)

3. Dameisha Beach: Great Sea Views for Couples

Dameisha BeachDameisha Beach

Advantages

  • Dameisha is a luxury vacation resort in Shenzhen with great sea views and entertainment facilities as well as a 1.8-kilometer-long sandy beach.
  • Staying in a seaside hotel is an entertaining and romantic choice for couples.

Recommendations

Depending on the room types, the price for a room may range from 250 to 1,000 USD. The following hotels are just a few steps away from the beach:

  • Sheraton Dameisha Resort Shenzhen
  • Kingkey Palace Hotel

4. Longhua District: for Travelers on a Budget

Shenzhen North Railway Station in Longhua DistrictShenzhen North Railway Station in Longhua District

Advantages

  • There are few luxury chains but many mid-range hotels in Longhua District. If you are traveling on a budget, staying in Longhua is an option.
  • Shenzhen North Railway Station in Longhua District provides high-speed trains to other tourist destinations in China, such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Guilin. If you are going to take a train tour, staying in a hotel near Shenzhen North Railway Station is a good choice.

Prices and Recommendations

There are affordable hotels near Shenzhen North Railway Station:

  • Mid-range: 70–120 USD (Hongyang Hotel Shenzhen North Railway Station)
  • Budget: less than 70 USD (Ramada Plaza Shenzhen North)

5. Bao’an District: for a Layover

Shenzhen Bao'an International AirportShenzhen Bao'an International Airport

If you only have a short layover in Shenzhen, staying in Bao’an District where the airport is located or staying in the airport terminal are both possible and advised.

Check out how to make the most of your layover in Shenzhen.

Recommendations

The following hotels are located in the airport terminal:

  • Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport
  • Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport Hotel

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