Check the hotels for pricing. The pricing varies hugely depending on the time of the year.
One important thing to consider about the hotels here is that they are almost copycat. Owned and managed by the same people in fact. So they are almost exact copies, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the staff works for various of these hotels at the same time.
In fact, the hotel pick is not super important in Huangshan, but the location is!. Pick just those who are on top of the mountain, not on the door (Baiyun, Shilin). This will prove to be very important later on at the time of going to watch the sunrises.
Top 5 hotels to sleep in Huangshan city (Tunxi)
I see Zero reasons to stay near the airport. I would pick to stay in this lovely little town. As close to the center as I can, but then again, taxis are available and super-cheap, so no need to break a sweat =
Here is a bonus if you read this far. I loved this place so much that it ended up being one of the highlights of the trip, perhaps because I am a Hot-springs enthusiast. This hotel is a luxury hotel Spa. The hot-springs itself is onsen style, and the time I went here there it wasn’t crowded at all. It was great.