Which are the best hotel booking sites for China? We analyzed the most popular online booking sites while comparing price, assortment and number of reviews.

Here our ranking for the best hotel booking sites in China.

Our ranking for the best hotel booking sites for China

  2. Agoda
  4. Expedia &

Score: 5 = highest / 0 = lowest


Price structure

We compared room prices of 13 different, randomly selected hotels in China. However, we made sure that all hotel ranges are represented. In other words, we included high-end hotels as well as budget rooms into our comparison. We further selected hotels in different areas (big cities, tourist spots and countryside areas).

When looking at the total price of all 13 rooms in China, the result of the five analyzed online travel agencies (OTA) is similar. The difference between the lowest total ( and the highest total (Expedia) is 5% only.

However, when having a look at a specific hotel room only, we recognized heavy price differences between the OATs. In one case, the offer between the lowest price ( and the highest price (Expedia) was 80%.

We further learned that there is no hotel booking site which always provides the cheapest deal. Room prices at hotel chains are normally identical. However, sometimes a special deal pops up at only some of the hotel booking sites.


Compared to the other analyzed hotel booking sites, seems to clearly have the most hotels in their Chinese portfolio. That’s not really a surprise since China is the homeland of For the places we have analyzed, the hotel assortment on is two times higher compared to and even 4 times higher compared to Expedia/

Reviews is the international booking site of Ctrip, one of the most popular booking sites for Chinese. includes the hotel reviews of Ctrip. Therefore it’s obvious that outranks the other OATs when comparing the number of reviews.


In terms of prices, no OAT can be selected as a winner. However, in terms of assortments and reviews, clearly outranks the other four OATs. Especially thanks to a much  bigger pool of hotel choices, we rank as the best hotel booking site for China.

Our recommendation for hotel bookings in China

  1. Check on and choose a hotel
  2. Use a metasearch engine (for example to check whether some better deals are available for this specific hotel

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