This hotel is downtown and about an hour or so away from the Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum. (Which is the best exhibit in China, better than the Great Wall). The breakfast is good and the exec lounge is dynamite, which I have come to expect from SPG hotels.
Sheraton has a better thread count (than other comparable hotels) in their sheets and pillow cases which makes it easy to get a good nights rest. We got in very late (4am) and I found myself completely refreshed after only 5 hours rest. So they are doing things right here.
This is a beautiful town, the mountains are breathtaking and it is clean & vibrant. If you have been in China long, you will no doubt notice the trash and pollution but it is absent here, such a wonderful thing to find. I plan on coming back here with my family and visiting again.
There is a gondola that goes from the main highway up into the mountains surround Xian. There are also other attractions other than the Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses that could be worth checking out but there wasn't time for us on this visit.
I would not hesitate to use this hotel again, if only for the dynamite lounge in the evening. Something I have come to look forward to at the end of the day. Good job Sheraton!