Ask for an east-facing room at this welcoming hotel and you'll be treated to rousing views of Xuanwu Lake and the wall surrounding Nanjing's old city. Making the location even nicer is the fact that there's a subway station just outside. With rich textiles, sleek furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the guest rooms are fine for the price. If you don't feel like venturing far for dinner, the 20th-floor revolving restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet with Western
and Chinese dishes. The staff can help you arrange day trips around the city.