There are a great number of hotels in Samarkand: from modern and business class hotels to small private and family-run hotels. Opposed to Tashkent, where three-star hotels are mainly located near the airport, Samarkand hotels are situated all over city. Near the airport there is a four star business hotel Regal. In addition to it there are three business hotels of modern style. Private Samarkand hotels are distinguished with reasonable prices and hospitality of traditional Uzbek houses.
Yangi Shark is a small, cozy hotel, located in the center of Samarkand, just 5 minutes walking from the Gur-Emir Mausoleum.