I visited Yan'an on a week end break form my work in Xi'an. I am planning on returning this Summer. As I began planning my trip I realized I had forgotten to write e review in regards to my last visit. I stayed at the Tang Dynasty Hotel for three nights in July of 2014. I imagine some things may have improved in the area as there was a good amount of construction activity. The hotel was very clean and the wifi was adequate. The breakfast was OK. It was very quiet and I enjoyed the neighborhood on the street behind the hotel. There is a road that parallels the main road. It is about a fifteen minute walk from "downtown". The city is a must visit if you are interested in Chinese Communist History. The museum is impressive and the surrounding neighborhood had many great little restaurants where lunch was under 10 rmb.
I took a high speend train from Xi'an and a cab to the Tang Dynasty. I booked my room on ctrip. Cabs were 7rmb and the bus was easy to figure out. I will stay here again as the price and good night's rest made up for the location and breakfast. I did not see many Westerners but there were many young people there whose English was 10X better than my Mandarin!!More