Xi'an offers visitors a generous range of hotels and hostels. There are five-star accommodations with both Western and Chinese-style rooms, many clean and comfortable mid-range hotels as well as a number of hostels and cheaper hotels suited for budget travelers. Most hotels can arrange tours to major sights or arrange for a private driver. Be wary of group tours that waste time with unwanted stops at souvenir shops and overpriced mediocre restaurants.
The Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel Xi'an and Sheraton Hotel Xi'an are two solid five-star choices among a growing number of luxury hotels. Budget options included the centrally located three-star Bell Tower Hotel and City Hotel Xi'an. For even cheaper digs, try the the Alley Youth Hostel. Its clean, inexpensive rooms are located in the Muslim Quarter, meaning great food and many of the city's top sites are a short distance away.
Located at the foot of the Li Shan (Mount Li) lies the tomb of China's first Emperor—Qin Shi Huang—whom the Terracotta Warriors were built to protect in the..
A popular spot for its cool breezes and panoramic views of the area's ruggedly beautiful countryside, Li Shan (Lí Shān, 骊山) was once favored by Tang Dynasty emperors..