1. Crowne Plaza Hotel Suzhou (5-star)
As part of the international IHG brand, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suzhou is strategically located. It gives you a great view of the Jinji Lake and is less than 40 minutes away from one of the main airports. The financial and business district can be reached through public transport. Guest rooms are chiefly inspired by the waters nearby, with their nautical, notably blue, themes. Guests can take advantage of in-room movies through premium cable, video rental, refreshments inside the unit, and complimentary daily cocktail hours. Live performances and cocktails are available in the bars and atrium lounge.
Address: 168 Xinggang Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou
Tel. No: 1800-1651-8888
2. Pan Pacific Suzhou (5-star)
You know that you’re in a great hotel when it’s been recognized as one of the best in the industry. Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel has been reaping awards for a couple of years now, including 2010 Top Popular Resort Hotels and Prix d'Excellence Award. The accommodation offers its guests a good location: it is right at the heart of the charming quaint district of Suzhou while around an hour away from Shanghai. Its five-star rooms and suites are equipped with plush twin- or king-sized beds, stationery set and desk, high-speed wired Internet, and 25-inch LCD TV. All guests are provided with complimentary access to Panmen Garden and enjoy private meals at Hai Tien Lo or Avanti Italian Kitchen.
Address: 259 Xin Shi Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Tel. No: 4008 811 254
3. Shangri-La Hotel Suzhou (4.5-star)
As they say, you can never go wrong with a Shangri-la. This incredibly large hotel brand continues to impress guests with its impeccable service and advanced facilities. It’s found in one of the city’s skyscrapers, giving guests panoramic views of the skyline. Composed of almost 400 rooms and suites, units come with office equipment, media and entertainment, and refreshments with a mini-bar. It also offers a limousine service, car rental, courier, butlers for suites, complimentary shoeshine, and non-smoking rooms. Horizon Club members stay in 42-square-meter rooms and are privileged to enjoy VIP services.
Address: 168 Tayuan Road, Huqiu, Suzhou, China
Tel. No: +86 512 6808 0168
4. Howard Johnson All Suites Hotel Suzhou (5-star)
The hotel is a practical choice to those who want to be near to everything the city as to offer. Most are accessible in less than 15 minutes by car. Shanghai’s International Airport is roughly 1.5 hours away. A lot of rooms, meanwhile, provide amazing views of the Jinji Lake. It features an indoor swimming pool and a gym, grand ballrooms that can accommodate around 200 people, private dinners in Chiu Su, Italian wines and pastas in Smart Bistro, and healthy dishes at the poolside lounge.
Address: No.78 Gaohe Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou
Tel. No: 86 512 6298 6666
5. Green Tree Inn (3-star)
Green Tree Inn is a modest, no-frills accommodation. One of its biggest selling points is its location since it’s right at the city center and less than 15 minutes’ walk from the train station. Attractions such as Lion Grove Garden, Suzhou Museum, and Beisi Pagoda are no more than 1.5 kilometers far. It has nice clean rooms, self-service laundry, and in-house restaurant. Guests are given daily newspapers for free, while the customer desk is open 24 hours a day. There’s also a business center complemented by a multi-lingual staff.
Address: No. 2156 Renmin Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou
Tel. No: 1 800 1 114 2079
6. Renaissance Suzhou Hotel (4-star)
The multi-awarded, rich Renaissance Suzhou Hotel towers at 20 floors and is composed of 350 rooms and 15 suites with comprehensive room entertainment like a mini-bar, down pillows, large beds, and elegant bathroom facilities. It is only 5 minutes away from the Jinji Lake and is within the city’s industrial park. The train station is also a few steps far. Some of the nearby attractions are Humble Administrator’s Garden, Master of Net Garden, Han Shan Temple, and Tiger Hill. It offers complimentary parking, express check-in and checkout, over 6,000 square meters of corporate spaces, affordable buffet breakfast, business center, room service, and 24-hour fitness club.
Address: 229 Suzhou Avenue West, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou
Tel. No: 86 512 67618888
7. Kempinski Hotel (5-star)
Kempinski Hotel spells out the word “customer service” for you. Although Shanghai’s two major airports are only around 1.5 hours away, the hotel can provide you with a sleek limo ride. The train station is also less than 30 minutes by car. It currently has over 450 rooms and no less than 70 suites with areas measuring at least 48 square meters. They offer excellent views of the Jinji or Dushu Lakes, as well as the closest golf course. Kempinski can help organize your golf time or city tours. The health club includes a personal trainer and privileged access to a lot of gym facilities.
Address: Guobin Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou
Tel. No: +86 512 6289 78888
8. Suzhou Marriott Hotel (4-star)
The hotel’s location gives you a nice balance between work and play: it is close to the Suzhou Industrial Park and International Expo Center but is also surrounded by beautiful quiet gardens such as Lion Forest and Lingering. The serene Jinji Lake is also close by. It has a spectacular business facility that includes 13 function rooms and corporate space that spans 17,000 square feet and accommodates at least 300 people. Many of the rooms give guests a stunning view of the city’s skyline. Dining is also a welcome experience in Marriott: The Lounge, Alto Vino, and Man Ho Chinese Restaurant.
Address: Ganjiang West Road, Suzhou
Tel. No: +86 512 8225 8888
9. InterContinental Suzhou (5-star)
Intercontinental Suzhou is one of the newest IHG hotels in China. Located close to the Jinji Lake, some of its dining places offer a cozy al fresco dining that gives you a good view of the waters. Jing, on the other hand, serves some of the best meals from different parts of the world. Its casual atmosphere is further enhanced by regular barbecue lunches and dinners, as well as live performances. It has daily or weekly housekeeping, same-day dry cleaning, 24-hour dedicated lounge, and newspaper service. Overall, it is composed of more than 400 guest rooms, 56 suites, and 6 extensive meeting rooms.
Address: 288 Wangdun Road, Wuzhong, Suzhou
Tel. No: +86 512 6285 8888
10. Scholars Hotel Suzhou Pingjiang Fu (4-star)
Scholars Hotel is greatly valued for its unique architecture and setting. It’s one of the very few hotels in the area that try to be authentic and relevant to its surroundings: its shape and gardens mirror the natural beauty and old charm of Suzhou. Opened in 2010, the accommodation, nevertheless, has adopted more modern amenities inside: 24-hour business center, Internet connection everywhere, convenience store, 24-hour room service, swimming pool, and express checkout. It also provides full board and half board rates.
Address: O. 60 Bai Tai Dong Road, Suzhou
Tel. No: (86) 512 67706688
11. Suzhou Royal Garden Hotel (3-star)
It’s hard to find a beautiful garden hotel in the middle of the city, especially when you’re in a progressive city like Suzhou. But the Royal Garden Hotel made it happen. Aside from its well-appointed bedrooms, the gardens offer a great venue for outdoor gatherings or relaxation. The hotel is close to the express highway and is accessible. Its restaurant serves regional Chinese dishes. For entertainment, it offers a night club and music rooms. Ballrooms can hold around 200 people.
Address: No. 99 Renmin South Road, Suzhou
Tel. No: 86 512 6601 8888
12. Suzhou Conference Center Hotel (3-star)
It’s not the most accessible hotel in Suzhou since the airport is around 50km away. However, you go here not only for its location but also for its beauty and practicality. For a reasonable price, the 3-star hotel gives you clean, wide rooms, and several choices for fun and recreation. As a business hotel, it provides different-sized rooms for conferences, conventions, and trainings. These spaces can also be easily converted for more personal affairs like weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. It has close to 400 rooms, including suites, with colored television, DDT, and in-room access to modem.
Address: No. 100 Daoqian Street, Suzhou
Tel. No: 86 512 6522 6691
13. Overseas Chinese Hotel (3-star)
In Suzhou’s garden city is an accommodation that has successfully blended itself with its surroundings. The Overseas Chinese Hotel enhances the design with a full-fledged large garden with a pavilion, birds, and various rock formations that can dazzle any tourist. Restaurants come with private dining rooms and serve authentic Chinese menu.
Address: No. 118 Sanxiang Road, Suzhou
Tel. No: 86 512 6826