Xining, Wade-Giles romanization Hsi-ning, also spelled Sining, city and capital of Qinghai sheng (province), western interior of China. Located in the eastern part of the province, it is situated in a fertile mountain basin in the valley of the Huang River (Huang Shui), a tributary of the Huang He (Yellow River). The city lies about 60 miles (95 km) east of Koko Nor (Qinghai Hu; "Blue Lake ...10 Best Xining Hotels, China (From $23) - Booking Located in Xining, 9 miles from Qinghai Conference Centre, Holiday Inn Xining Hot-Spring, an IHG Hotel provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. The hot spring package room was great. The hot springs were very nice and relaxing. Show more. From $87 per night.