Which are the best luxury hotels in Jinan, Shandong, China? Our list includes Hilton Jinan South, Hyatt Regency Jinan, InterContinental Jinan City Center, Jinan, Melia Jinan, Shangri La Jinan, Sheraton Jinan, Sofitel Silver Plaza Jinan, and Grand Mercure. Sadly, there is no Four Seasons in Jinan, Shandong.
Most luxury hotels do not have executive club lounges or concierge floors, with lounges offering complimentary food and drink. It is worth picking a hotel with an executive club lounge so that you can benefit from all the free food and drink offered up in the lounge, as well as the luxurious rooms, setting, and service offered by these wonderful hotels.
Jinan is the capital of eastern China’s Shandong province. It is a large city known for its many natural springs, including the park-enclosed Baotu Spring. Daming Lake and its landscaped islands and parkland with temples is a highlight for tourists, as is the modern Shandong Museum, which displays a huge collection of provincial artifacts, including those from the Ming dynasty.
1. Shangri La Jinan
The Shangri-La hotel, Jinan is located in a prime 20-storey building in the central business district. This landmark in the city offers a magnificent view of Quancheng Square at the foreground and Daming Lake in the distance.
The hotel has luxurious guest rooms, restaurants and offers easy accessibility to the new towns in the east, west, and north. It is within walking distance of scenic spots like Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Five Dragon Pool, Hang Lung Plaza, and major shopping malls.
A very large shopping mall is located on the first floor, and the hotel has 364 luxurious guestrooms and suites and 32 apartments. Their Health Club features a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool, a hot whirlpool bath, a sauna, a steam bath, a spa, and a yoga studio. The Spa has contemporary interiors with warm, natural colors that will help relieve your stress. Treat yourself to a signature treatment and let skillful therapists soothe away your cares.
Book a Horizon Club room and get access to the Horizon Club, a home away from home, including private check-in and check-out, a selection of beverages and snacks throughout the day, buffet breakfast, and a selection of drinks, cocktails, and savories.
Each Horizon Club room is entitled pressing service for 1 set suit or ladies dress upon arrival and is entitled to 2-hour of the Horizon Club Lounge meeting room daily. Horizon Club guests are also entitled to free late check-out, (subject to availability).
2. InterContinental Jinan City Center
InterContinental Jinan City Center is located in CBD within walking distance to scenic spots like Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Quancheng Square, spring ancient street, and fashion shopping mall. The hotel is just 45 minutes from the airport and Jinan West train station. The spectacular lobby on the 7th floor has an open glass skylight and Rooftop Garden.
There have been very few reviews of the executive club lounge at this InterContinental but you can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane (pictured above) which will give you an idea of what to expect.
3. Hyatt Regency Jinan
Hyatt Regency Jinan is located in Jonan, also known as ‘the city of springs’. Hyatt Regency Jinan prime locality in Jinan’s old town and commercial business district.
The hotel is nestled in between the Eastside neighborhood, known for Wanda Plaza and Parc 66 branded Shopping mall, and West historical alley. This hotel is also just a 20-minute drive to Jinan West Railway Station, 35 minutes to Yaoqiang International Airport, and only 500 meters from the entrance of Shun He Elevated Road.
Hyatt Regency club lounges are usually excellent, with decent breakfasts and filling evening food and complimentary drinks, including alcohol. While there are very few reports about this club lounge, I would expect it to be one of the best in Jinan.
4. Sheraton Jinan
Sheraton Jinan is strategically located at the East New Town, the center of Jinan’s new central business district, just minutes away from the new Olympic Sports Centre. There are 4 restaurants and lounges at Sheraton Jinan Hotel, ranging from casual to ﬁne-dining or enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the Connation lobby lounge.
The executive club lounge at Sheraton Jinan on level 22 is reportedly very good and large, with plenty of breakfast and evening snacks. To get an idea of what to expect with regards to style and food, and drinks, have a read of our review of the club lounge at the Sheraton in London.
5. Sofitel Silver Plaza Jinan
Sofitel Silver Plaza Jinan is a five-star hotel in Jinan that has a revolving restaurant on the top floor, a gym, and an indoor pool. You can walk to Quancheng Square to Baotu Spring in 10 minutes, and there are a number of shopping centers nearby, including the Silver Plaza adjoining the hotel.
This is located in a really high building. If you book a Superior Club Room, expect a modern room with amazing views (as long as the smog isn’t too bad). Wifi is free of charge, and the lounge level complimentary amenity is fresh fruit (apples and pears) and 2 bottles of water.
The Club Millesime executive lounge is on the 47th floor. The breakfast buffet is adequate but is small when compared with the one in the Silver Sky restaurant. The food is once again disappointing, particularly for an Asian hotel. The evening offering includes a Happy Hour offering, hot soup, snacky bits and pieces, and cake along with wine, which includes sparkling white, white, and red, spirits, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.
6. Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences
Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences is located 6 km from the University of Jinan and offers air-conditioned rooms and a bar. Located in the Shizhong district, there is also has an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant.
If you would like club lounge access, you need to book an executive room located on the higher floors of the hotel. These rooms offer panoramic views from their floor-to-ceiling windows. As an executive-level guest, you also enjoy access to the Executive Lounge with a range of complimentary benefits, including breakfast, snacks, Happy Hour, non-alcoholic drinks, meeting room use, and laundry pressing, as well as an express check-in / check-out. These modern rooms sleep up to three with an additional rollaway bed.
7. Melia Jinan
Melia Jinan is just 3 minutes walk from Jinan West Railway Station and features cosy guestrooms and suites, a spa centre and convenient guest services.
Modern and spacious rooms come with a minibar, flat-screen cable TV, in-room safe, work desk, and seating area with a sofa. The en suite bathroom has soft bathrobes and shower facilities.
Book a club room, and you can enjoy private check-in and check-out services at The Level Lounge, located on the 21st floor of the hotel. This lounge offers complimentary breakfast, a selection of drinks during cocktail time, and chef’s selection canapés, both hot and cold. You also get early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), complimentary Internet access in the lounge and rooms, use of dedicated meeting room for a maximum of 2 hours, business center facilities, National newspapers, and magazines daily, delivered to your room and in-room automatic coffee machine with a coffee selection.
8. Grand Mercure Jinan Sunshine
Grand Mercure Jinan Sunshine is located in the western commercial center with easy access to high-speed West Railway Station and only 15 minutes away from Spring Square. The 333 room Mercure Jinan Sunshine overlooks the nearby mountains making this one of the best hotel choices in Jinan.
9. Luxury Blue Horizon Jinan Hotel
Luxury Blue Horizon Jinan Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels Jinan with free in-room Wi-Fi. Jinan Luxury Blue Horizon Hotel is conveniently located just 4km from Jinan Railway Station and 35km from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport. Seeing the sights from this hotel is easy with Jinan’s attractions, including Daming Lake Scenic Spot and Baotu Spring close by.
10. Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an
Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an is the other Marriott Bonvoy hotel in the local area and this Rewards category 1 hotel is a great price! You get a comfortable bed, a delicious breakfast, and fresh coffee.
You will also find free Wi-Fi, free bottles of water in your room, great local beer with Best Brews, and much more. This hotel is located at the foot of Mount Tai with easy access to High-Speed Train services(CRH) to Shanghai and Beijing, in addition to the national expressway network also connecting to Qingdao. Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is 120 km away.
Photo above was from my visit to Sheraton Grand Park Lane.
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