Heading to Shenzhen? Wondering where to stay? Here are my lists of hand-picked hotels for the top areas in Shenzhen no matter whether you are here for trade, business, holidaying and sight-seeing, or just skipping over from Hong Kong to do some bargain shopping. You will find the right place here.

Shenzhen has a mix of high-quality luxury, mid-range, value, and basic hotel and accommodation options. Most will accept foreigners but there are plenty that foreigners would not accept. It is a very mixed bag that caters to a very diverse range of people that flow through the city.

Shenzhen is also very large, it can take over 90 mins to travel from one side to the other by metro, so choosing the right location based on your planned activities is also key. While on that topic, the metro (subway) is fantastic, so being near a metro station is a boon, especially next to a station that’s on line 1. With that in mind, and with an eye for great value, here are my top 5 hotels in Shenzhen when holidaying here.

My Top 5 Picks for where to stay in Shenzhen

Shangri-La Luohu – 5 Star – located right at the Luohu border with easy access to the line 1 metro, and Shenzhen Railway Station which can take you onwards to Guangzhou and beyond.

Hyatt Place – 4 star – located near the Dongmen shopping area of Luohu, this hotel is right on top of the Laojie Metro station on line 1.

Shenzhen Luohu Railway Station Hotel – 4 star – Located tight on the Luohu border, at the railway station so you have very convenient access to the line 1 metro, the Shenzhen Railway Station, and Luohu Commercial City for shopping.

Shenzhen Luohu Century Plaza Hotel – 4 star – located near Guomao Metro station (few minutes walk) which is one station away from the border, and in the other direction Dongmen market.

Huaqiang Plaza – 4 star – located in the heart of Huaqiangbei, it is a the doorstep of a metro station on line 2 and a line 1 station is just a few minutes walk.


Want to splurge? See The Top 10 Five-Star hotels – the best of the best in luxury accommodation in SZ.

Want cheap, but clean and safe? Try the Home Inn at Guomao station (Home Inn and & 7 Days Inn are national budget hotel chains) also see the list of best value hotels with easy transport options

Newest Luxury Hotels?here are the latest


The Top Hotels in Shenzhen by Area

The Top Hotels near Shenzhen Airport (T3) – the new, and only airport in Shenzhen.
The Top 15 Hotels at Huaqiangbei Shenzhen – The wholesale electronics capital of China, and a shopping mecca.
The Top Hotels at Luohu Border & Shenzhen Railway Station – places to stay near the railway station and border
The Top Hotels at Dongmen (Loajie), Luohu Shenzhen –  Dongmen market if the wholesale and retail fashion shopping mecca.
The Top 13 Hotels in Futian CBD, Shenzhen – Futian is the center of the city, home to government, modern shopping malls, Convention and Exhibition Center and the city’s top luxury hotels.
The Top 10 Hotels in Nanshan, Shenzhen – Nanshan is home to three big theme parks, several major malls, and many of the world’s top tech companies are based here.
The Top Hotels in Bao’an District Shenzhen – A very large district that is developing fast.
List: The Top Hotels in Dapeng, Shenzhen – Dapeng is your nature escape, here you can find beaches and hiking trails.
List: The Top Hotels in Buji, Shenzhen – a rapidly redeveloping district.
The Top Hotels in Longgang Shenzhen – another rapidly redeveloping district.


IHG Hotels in Shenzhen

The western IHG chain of hotels has several locations in Shenzhen under its various brands, so you’ll be able to easily get help and support from English speaking staff and quality assured services and facilities.

Rates and Specials

Rates and Specials

Rates & Specials

Rates and Specials

Rates and Specials

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen
3018 Nanhu Road, Luohu Shenzhen
Well regarded for its cleanliness and friendly staff, the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen is only minutes from Dongmen market and about 15 minutes walk from Luohu Commercial city and Luohu border. In the hotel you’ll find Italian food in their Italian restaurant ‘Prego’, Chinese dim sum in Fortune Court, massages in Yuan Spa and original Austrian cakes & pastries and coffee at Vienna cafe. Visit Hotel Website for latest Specials
Holiday Inn Shenzhen Donghua
No. 2307 Donghua Park, Nanshan, 518054
If you’re looking for a hotel in Nanshan then this is probably one of the picks. It’s located directly across the road from Haiya Department Store, Nanshan Book City and 10 minutes walk from Coastal City. A 30-minute drive from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and 15 minutes from the Shekou Pier ferry terminal.  The hotel has a gymnasium, sauna, and large indoor pool. There are 5 restaurants including a buffet so you won’t go hungry. Visit Hotel Website for latest Specials
Crowne Plaza Shenzhen Longgang City Centre
9009 Longxiang Avenue, Longgang, Shenzhen 518172
Located close to Government offices, Longgang Culture Centre, Universiade Stadium, Longgang World Trade Centre, Oriental Pearl Market, GrandBuy, and Starbucks. It’s nearby to a metro station, albeit quite a ways from central Shenzhen. The hotel has cafe, restaurants, gym, pool and bar. Visit Hotel Website for latest Specials
InterContinental Shenzhen
Overseas Chinese Town, Shennan Avenue, Nanshan, Shenzhen 518053
The hotel is located in what’s known as Overseas Chinese Town, an area which features several theme parks like Splendid China, Happy Valley and Window of the World.  It’s also right nearby an art museum and there’s a subway and metro station nearby. It’s also minutes from the newly developed OCT Bay. Visit Hotel Website for latest Specials
Holiday Inn Express Shenzhen Luohu
No. 6, Guiyuan North Road, Luohu, Shenzhen 518001
Known for being a modern, clean and offering good value. It’s only a short taxi ride from either Dongmen Market, Huaqianbei or Luohu Commercial City. Visit Hotel Website for latest Specials


Also see my hand-picked lists of hotels and accommodation in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shanghai & Beijing