In contrast to the sleek, shiny high-rises of modern Kunming, this 1950s-era building has been refurbished to become one of the area’s classiest hotels. Located within walking distance of the city center, five kilometers from the railway, and in a popular spot for buses and cabs, navigating in and out of Kunming is cheap and easy. The Kunming Hotel’s history and character shines through in an area of new development. Updated in the 1990s, rooms have retained their charm with classic forms and dark woods decorating spacious areas. Travelers with a yearning to take in the night sky – or some sunshine – will love the hotel’s vast and picturesque garden area.