The Westin Xi'an

Xian, China

At a Glance

  • Perfect base for exploring ancient Xian, including the vaults of the Terracotta Warriors
  • Unique on-site Xian Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts
  • Easy access to some of Xian’s best shopping
  • Contemporary design with a traditional sunken garden at the heart of the hotel

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Xian and the surrounding regions experience four distinct seasons and a continental climate. Summers are hot and humid, with maximum temperatures often above 40°C, however the monsoon season brings plenty of rainfall to temper the scorching heat. Winters are cool and dry, and not unpleasant for exploring the sights of the region, but cold weather clothing and layers are advisable as temperatures drop to freezing. Spring is pleasantly warm, with gentle breezes and long sunny days, making March through to May the best times to visit Xian. Autumn temperatures are similarly mild; however, September and October often bring frequent rain showers.

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Description

Positioned opposite the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the heart of the Qu Jiang New District, the Westin Xi’an is perfectly located to explore the wonders of this historic city.

Situated opposite the ancient Buddhist landmark, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Westin Xian boasts one of the most enviable locations in the city. Located approximately four kilometres from the urban heart of Xian, this contemporary hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the many wonders of this hallowed city, from the Terracotta Warriors to the Ming-era city walls.

The 321 spacious rooms and suites range from simple yet comfortable Deluxe Rooms, through to family-friendly Junior and Presidential Suites, some with magnificent views out across to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Each decorated in a contemporary Chinese style, modern amenities and complimentary WiFi are available throughout. The Westin Xian offers three varied dining establishments, from the relaxed family-friendly international cuisine at Seasonal Tastes and the elegant Cantonese fare at Five Zen5es, to the contemporary Japanese cuisine at Mai. After a day of exploring the city sights, relax in the signature Westin Heavenly Spa with its comprehensive treatment menu, fit in a workout at the Fitness Studio or dive in for a swim in the indoor pool (complete with dedicated kids pool). If you are still yearning for a hit of culture, visit the onsite Xian Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts, with its permanent exhibition dedicated to the origin and history of ancient Chinese murals.  
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Accommodation

Each of the 321 rooms and suites at the Westin Xian are decorated with contemporary Oriental touches. Marble bathrooms with rainforest showers and separate bathtubs feature throughout, alongside modern amenities and the signature Westin beds. With a wide range of room categories, there is an option to suit every guest. From the simple luxury of the Deluxe Rooms, right the way through to the multi-level Duplex Suites, with interconnecting rooms for families available upon request. Many of the rooms offer spectacular views out across the tiers of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, with selected room categories offering access to the Club Lounge. 

Childcare

Whilst there are no specific child care facilities available at the Westin Xian, the hotel offers a range of interconnecting room configurations for families. There is also a dedicated children’s pool within the wellness area and babysitting available upon request.

Facilities

The Westin Xi’an features a relaxing spa, well-equipped fitness studio and indoor pool. Three delicious restaurants reside within the hotel walls, alongside a fascinating on-site museum and central sunken garden.

Activities

Visit the onsite Xian Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts or step outside the hotel to explore the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Qu Jiang New District. Discover the many ancient wonders of Xian, from the old city walls to the vibrant street food scene in the Muslim Quarter. No trip to Xian would be complete without visiting the incredible Terracotta Army, the eternal guardians of China’s first emperor,  Qin Shi Huang.

Experiences

  • 'The Song of Everlasting Sorrow' Outdoor Night Show

    Be delighted by a splendid outdoor night show, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow which tells the sad love story of Emperor Xuanzong and his beloved concubine. With nature as the backdrop and impressive visual effects, this is a performance not to be missed!

  • Bike the Ancient City Wall

    Cycle round the ancient Xian City Wall, taking approximately 1.5-2 hours.

  • Evening Shadow Play & Puppet Show

    Enjoy an evening of Shadow Play & Puppet Show, a live theatre performance that is performed in an beautiful traditional Chinese architectural house which was also the former residence of Gao Yue Song, an official during the Ming Dynasty.

  • Full Day Tour of Xian

    Enjoy a full day tour of Xian and a visit to some of the city's most important landmarks. Start with a tour of the Muslim Quarter and visit The Great Mosque before heading on to visit the Terracotta Warriors, an archaeological wonder.

  • Hanyang Tomb Tour

    Explore the Hanyang Tomb, a joint tomb of Liu Qi while experiencing the underground integrated museum. You have the option toparticipate in demonstration of relic restoration, or join a family-friendly simulated excavation as an archaeological trainee.

  • Historical Xian Tour

    Explore the remarkable Shaanxi Provincial History Museum before setting off to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a famous well-preserved Buddhist pagoda built in the 652 during the Tang Dynasty.

  • Hua Shan by Cable Car

    Enjoy a tour of the North Hill by cable car at Hua Shan, one of the Five Great Mountains in China.

  • Magnificient Terra Cotta Warriors

    Be amazed by thousands of life-sized soldiers that were constructed to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, into the afterlife. Spend some time to explore the museum and gain an insight into the Terra Cotta Warriors.

  • Muslim Street Food Walking Tour

    Walk through the Muslim quarters rich with historic Islamic culture and embark on a street food walking tour. Try out their local delicacies such as their famous Liangpi “cold skin” noodles or mutton soup with flour cake.

  • Old City of Xian and The Big Goose Pagoda

    Enjoy historic Xian with your guide, learning about its city walls and visit the world famous Wild Goose Pagoda.

  • Tang Dynasty Performance with Dinner

    Be treated to a Tang Dynasty show and enjoy its melodious music, live classical Chinese orchestra and intriguing historical stories. Dinner is included with delicious Cantonese delicacies provided at the Tang Dynasty Palace.

  • Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

    The Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty was a hugely significant discovery in the 1970s. The warriors are fascinating and well worth exploring with a private guide.

  • Walk the Ancient City Wall

    Enjoy a walk along the top of Xian's ancient wall with a magnificent view of the old city.

  • Xi’an by Jeep

    Uncover the secrets of two of Xi’an’s most enigmatic sites as you explore the mysterious cave dwellings of the loess rock formations and the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors.

Location & directions

Xian, China

Situated around four kilometres from the heart of Xian, the Westin lies directly opposite the magnificent Big Wild Goose Pagoda and close to the many bars and restaurants of Qu Jiang New District. The ancient city walls, bustling alleyways of the Muslim Quarter and Xian’s many pagodas and temples are only a short drive or subway journey away.

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