Where to stay in Datong (Tips & Map)

Plan your Datong Tour? If you are in the process of hotel booking on your short trip to Datong, a basic idea of Datong city layout is essential in finding a perfect place to stay in Datong. Of course, your final decision of for Datong hotel booking also depends on your budget and personal taste.

Layout of Datong City

If you look at a map of Datong, the map will show you a clear outline of a city wall in the center of Datong City, which is the city’s old core.

Much of the city wall and the old town were damaged or pulled down in the past hundred years. The city wall was built in 1372 in Ming Dynasty based on the earth city wall left by the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). The Datong City Wall was said to be 2 meters higher than those in Xian and 6.6 meters wide than those in Nanjing.

Datong Tourist Map

A great renovation program of its old town is underway with part of its eastern and southern walls restored. The drum tower is the center of the old town reaching out four major streets – north, south, east and west. Buildings are being built to restore the quaint yet old quarter.

Basically you have five areas to choose for your Datong hotel booking – Datong Railway Station Area (north of Datong city core), inside the old town (within the city wall), east of the city wall, south of the city wall and west of the city wall

Hotels around Datong Railway Station (north of the city wall):

Tongtie Hotel (同铁宾馆): 5 Zhanbei Jie, Datong Tel:0352-5559222
Feitian Hotel (飞天宾馆): 1 Zhanqian Jie, datong
Hongqi Grand Hotel: No.11 Zhanqian Street, North of Train Station Square, Datong
88 Phoenix Court: No.88 Wuding North Road, datong
Jiahe International Inn: 1 Zhanqian Street, Datong

Hotels inside the ancient city wall

Garden Hotel: No.59 Danan Street, Datong
Datong Yun Gang International Hotel: Address: No.38 Da Xi Street, Datong
Xinsanhuan Jiulong Hotel: No.1 Dadong Street, Downtown, Datong
Datong Youth Hostel: 2 Huanyan Jie, Downtown, Datong

Hotels east of the city wall

Howard Jonhson Jindi Plaza Datong: No.88 Pingcheng Street, Datong
Yanbei Hotel: No.1A Yuhe West Road, Datong
Guobin Hotel: No.898 Yuhe West Road, Datong

Hotels south of the city wall

Holiday Inn Datong City Center: No.37 Yingbin Street, Cheng District, Datong
Datong Hotel:
Yungang Jianguo Hotel: No.21 Yingbin East Road, Shi District, Datong
Jinjiang Inn (Datong Pingchengqiao): Building 1 Longyuan Community, Pingcheng Street, Datong
Home Inn (Datong Yingbin Road): No.51 Yingbin West Street, Xinrong District, Datong
Continental Hotel: No.88 Binxi Street, Yingbin West Road, Cheng District, Datong
Datong Hotel: No.37 Yingbin West Road, Datong
Chenguang International Hotel: Yingbin East Street 68, Datong

Hotels west of the city wall

Haohai International Hotel: No.46 Xinjian South Road, Datong
Datong Tiangui International Hotel: 133 Yunzhong Road, Datong
Great Palace Hotel: No.452 Weidu Avenue, Datong
Hotel Red Flag Square: Weidu Avenue, Datong
Huamei Hotel: Building #1,Fulinbaocheng,Yunboli, Weidu Avenue, datong

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Further Readings

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Datong Great Wall at Zhenbianbu Fortress
Datong Great Wall at Shoukoubu Fortress

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Tourist Traps & Scams in Datong
Datong Taxi

Datong Yungang Grottoes
Hanging Monastery in Datong
Yingxian Wooden Tower
Datong Ancient City Wall
Nine-dragon Wall in Datong
Datong Huayan Temple
Shanhua Temple in Datong
Datong Drum Tower
Mt. Hengshan in Datong
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2 thoughts on “Where to stay in Datong (Tips & Map)

  1. we are looking for a nice cheap place to stay in datong. All I really Look for is a website and an email adress so I macontact them privatly as I have had problems with third party hotel booking companies. Any advice would be
    Greatly apreciated. Thanks

  2. Hello Jerome,

    Most of the budget hotels in Datong don’t have official websites and few of the hotel staff can speak any English and contact you by email. Some of the budget hotels do have websites, but these webs are operated by a third party in their names!

    You are suggested to book a budget hotel as a walking guest – just go to a hotel and book on the spot. I don’t know when you will visit Datong. Basically you can easily book a hotel in Datong wwhen you arrive in Datong.

    I recommend a hotel to you – Tongtie Hotel (同铁宾馆).

    Hotel name: Tongtie Hotel (Chinese: 同铁宾馆).
    Add: No.5 Zhanbei Street (Chinese: 大同站北街5号)
    Roomrate: about RMB 200 per night for two-beded room
    Tel: 0352-5559222

    How to get there:
    When arriving at Datong Railway Station, you just exit and walk to the north for about 100 meters, you will see the hotel – 同铁宾馆 (only in Chinese)

    “同铁” means “Datong Railway”
    “宾馆” means “Hotel”
    “大同” means “Datong”
    “大同站北街5号” means ” No.5 of the Street in front of the Datong Railway Station.

    Have a good trip in Datong!

    Below is a useful Datong trip link:


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