Jinan Accommodation Guide
Address:No. 6 Liyuan Da Jie, Lixia District.
This is the top-a-most of the pop-a-most. A four star miracle in the middle of an otherwise challenging city, the News Hotel offers a full marquee of health, shopping, luxury, and dining options. Owned by the Dazhong News Group, the hotel is often filled with plenty of China’s media makers, designing the Party’s image with all its nuances.
Address:No. 63 Jinshi Lu, Lixia District.
In order to maintain a happy, positive attitude during your stay in Jinan, I suggest staying close to the mountains and lakes. That way it is much easier to escape the traffic, congestion, and confusion that generally goes hand-in-hand with big Chinese cities.
Quan Jun Travel Lodge is bottom of the barrel pricewise. Nonetheless, it boasts excellent location, right in the middle of the action, across the street from Quan Cheng Park's south gate. The rooms here are small, and fairly clean, and a bit worn. Cable TV and hot showers are available 24 hours a day along with air conditioning units.
Address:3 Tian Di Tan Street, Jinan, Shandong 250011
Although it's on the pricey side for China, the rooms are spotless and decorated in a pleasing style. Cable with the BBC and CNN is available and there's a simple workout room and pool.
The staff at reception speaks good English as does the Business Center staff, who will help with ongoing travel arrangements such as buying train tickets.