$118 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

Beijing Hotel

5 stars
No.33 East Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District Beijing, Beijing, 100004
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
10 reviews
Best location in Beijing

This hotel was considered the best one in China for quite a long time. Although the facility is not... See full review

  • Wendell Rock
  • Sep 19, 2013
Great Getaway and Location

While the location of the hotel was excellent, the room was comfortable, what let it down were the... See full review

  • KGarrat
  • May 26, 2012
Century-old Beijing hotel at the corner of commerce and history

This 700-room government-run hotel shares an address with the upscale Raffles Beijing Hotel, which may confuse travelers. The historic property broke ground in 1900 and has hosted generations of Chinese and international leaders. Tour groups appreciate location at Wangfujing Street and Chang'an Avenue. Guests can reach Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in 15 minutes. Forbidden City view rooms offer panoramas of both sights. Guests have free use of the Raffles fitness center.

Highlights
  • Historic hotel opened in 1915
  • Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City within 15 minutes
  • Stunning panoramas from Forbidden City view rooms
  • Free use of Raffles fitness center
Rooms

All 700 rooms in the three buildings feature turndown service, fresh bathrobes, mini-bar, safe, desk, three telephones, flat-screen television, and high-speed Internet access (fee applies). Executive rooms include fax machines. Forbidden City view rooms and executive rooms with balconies in Building A offer striking views of Beijing sights.

Dining

Tanjia restaurant preserves century-old Tan family recipes that emphasize fresh ingredients and balanced flavors. Some 300 dishes include such Cantonese favorites as abalone and shark fin. Sunshine Café serves breakfast as well as an international buffet at lunch and dinner.

Recreation

Guests have free access to the exceptional Amrita Fitness Center and InOne Spa at the neighboring Raffles Beijing Hotel. Facilities include indoor pool and hot tub, aerobics room, and massage treatment rooms. Sports club includes tennis and squash courts, table tennis, and chess and card rooms. Bowling center lets guests choose from 10 standard lanes or two VIP lanes with separate seating area.

Transportation
  • Subway: Wangfujing on Line 1 (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Beijing Railway Station (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Capital International Airport (19.4 mi/31.4 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Forbidden City (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Lama Temple (3.2 mi/5.3 km)
  • Silk Alley (3.3 mi/5.4 km)
  • Temple of Heaven (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • Summer Palace (12.8 mi/20.9 km)
Business
  • Grand ballroom holds up to 1,000 people
  • Banquet hall for up to 200 people
  • Two function rooms for 60 to 180 people
  • Business center

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Beijing Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Two twin beds. 39 square meter. Remote bedside light-controls, flat-panel LCD TV, safe, coffee/tea. making facilities, minibar and broadband internet access (surcharge). Bathroom, bathtub with fixed showerhead, telephone, hair dryer, scale and bathrobes. Complimentary use of the swimming pool and fitness center
Forbidden City View Room
Two twin beds. 39 square meter. Located on the 12th, 14th or 15th floor. Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square view. Remote bedside light-controls, flat-panel LCD TV, safe, coffee/tea making facilities, minibar and broadband internet access (surcharge). Bathroom, bathtub with fixed showerhead, telephone, hair dryer, scale and bathrobes. Complimentary use of the swimming pool and fitness center.
Executive Room
One king size bed. 39 square meter. Located on the 16th or 17th floor. Remote bedside light-controls, flat-panel LCD TV, fax machine, safe, coffee/tea making facilities, minibar, and broadband internet access (surcharge). Bathroom with separate shower and tub, cosmetic mirror, telephone, hair dryer, scale and bathrobes. Separate Powder Room. Complimentary use of the swimming pool and fitness center and executive floor services.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Wangfujing: 0.1 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 0.3 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 0.7 mi
  • Forbidden City: 1.2 mi
  • Beihai Park: 2 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 2 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.4 mi
  • Lama Temple: 2.5 mi
  • Sanlitun: 2.7 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 3 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 4.7 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 5.4 mi
  • Water Cube: 5.9 mi
  • Wangfujing: 0.1 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 0.3 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 0.7 mi
  • Forbidden City: 1.2 mi
  • Beihai Park: 2 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 2 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.4 mi
  • Lama Temple: 2.5 mi
  • Sanlitun: 2.7 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 3 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 4.7 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 5.4 mi
  • Water Cube: 5.9 mi
  • Olympic Green: 7.5 mi
  • Summer Palace: 9.1 mi
  • Old Summer Palace: 9.2 mi
  • Shijingshan: 9.5 mi
  • Marco Polo Bridge: 10.9 mi
  • Beijing National Stadium: 18 mi
  • Ming Tombs: 25.9 mi
  • Juyongguan: 32.1 mi
  • Mutianyu: 36.7 mi
  • Badaling: 39.3 mi
  • Jinshanling: 68.9 mi
  • Simatai: 73.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Whether you are holding a small meeting for 2 or a large banquet for 1000 people, the Beijing Hotel with its wide variety of function rooms is a perfect choice. With our long history of staging functions, we have the expertise you require to make your meeting, banquet, conference, seminar or any other event a success.

Dining

Tanjia Cuisine
Tanjia Cuisine (Tan Family Cuisine) was created in the late Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), by the high-ranking civil servant Tan Zongjun. Since 1875, it successfully combines the flavor of several cuisines and developed its own characteristics, to create a style and taste like no others. Peng Changhai, the only direct student of Tan Zhuoqing, was invited to work at the Beijing Hotel to pass on the secret recipes to the next generation chef. Since 1958, the Beijing Hotel has continued to serve nearly 300 unique high quality dishes in their original way.
Gonin Byakusho
Gonin Byakusho serves genuine Japanese cuisine such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, sukiyaki and many other delicious dishes in an authentic setting. In addition, tatami rooms are available for private dining experiences from 6 to 30 persons.
Sunshine Café
Located in the heart of the bustling main lobby the modern and elegant Sunshine Café is ideal to enjoy a Western and Asian culinary experience. Located in the heart of the bustling main lobby the modern and elegant Sunshine Café is ideal to enjoy a Western and Asian culinary experience or to host a special event in the private dining room. The Sunshine Café features a 200-seat restaurant, 2 private rooms for up to 8 or 20 persons as well as a lounge area evening. Guests can choose from an extensive á la carte menu or sample both Chinese and international dishes on the daily lunch and dinner buffets. Our Executive Chef is regularly changing the dishes available to incorporate specialties from all over the world.
China Ceremonial Restaurant
Enjoy masterfully prepared dishes with an essence of the Huaiyang and Sichuan cuisines. The China Ceremonial Restaurant features an extensive à la carte menu, plus set lunch and dinner menus combining traditional and seasonal delights.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1000
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Beijing Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
5
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KGarrat
Business
Dubai, UAE
May 26, 2012

Great Getaway and Location

While the location of the hotel was excellent, the room was comfortable, what let it down were the hotel staff - mostly unhelpful, never smiling and very poor English spoken. The concierge didnt want to help or was intesrested in assisting and didnt speak English! If I ever go to Beijing again will stay in the hotel next door, the Raffles Beijing - superb staff, very friendly and better hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wendell Rock
Business
Boulder, Colorado
Sep 19, 2013

Best location in Beijing

This hotel was considered the best one in China for quite a long time. Although the facility is not that new, it is quite comfortable. It is in the center of the city. I had a wonderful time staying in this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KGarrat
Business
Dubai, UAE
May 26, 2012

Great Getaway and Location

While the location of the hotel was excellent, the room was comfortable, what let it down were the hotel staff - mostly unhelpful, never smiling and very poor English spoken. The concierge didnt want to help or was intesrested in assisting and didnt speak English! If I ever go to Beijing again will stay in the hotel next door, the Raffles Beijing - superb staff, very friendly and better hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Raymond Ng
Business
Shenzhen China
Mar 10, 2012

Comfort amidst tight security in Central Beijing

One must be impressed with this hotel in the heart of Beijing because of the richness in its history. Beijing Hotel is indeed unique, reminiscience of foreign's imperialism being started by the then Imperialistic French, re-built and was a key establishment in New China whereby many Chinese and Foreign Dignitarians were housed and lived in. There are 'traces' of such memories ubitquitiously in the hotel today. The location of the hotel is perfect, right next to the famous TianAnMen Square, Forbidden City and the People's Congress Building to the West, to the East, the heart of Beijing Commercial District, with shopping Malls, food courts etc...Wangfujing the popular tourist area is just at its doorstep. Perhaps the timing, the hotel's security was extremeely tight with full bodily security check in force 24-hour daily. Fortunately such inconvenience perhaps discomfort were mitigated by the usually friendly, polite and even helpful security police officers. And depending on one's perspective, the roads along the hotel were swamped, literally with security personnel becuase of the security requirement in force which made one either feel extremely safe walking around or at time, uncomfortable because of the constant 'servillance' one is subjected. The room and the service of the staff is a bit run down. Room because it is perhaps a very old hotel made new superficially. Staff because too many VVIPs are around, which made services to ordinary guesses a bit insignificance. On the whole, it is value for money in view of the positive side. some of the aforesaid negativities were due to Double National Meetings in Progress at the People Congress.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

A recommended walking tour, from the hotel it takes about 5 mins to walk to the Popular TianAnMen Square, next destination a 15 min walk along the Forbidden City Northward toward Coal Hill or JingShan through the Hutong..a very pleasant walk, beside can have a meal at one of the small restaurant, cost me 9 Yuan to have bowl of wanton soup and 10 small dumplings (amazingly cheap) it cost 25 yuan for a cup of coffee or almost 20 Yuan for a Big Mac.... Follow the Northward walk along the moat of the Forbidden City until one reach Jingshan, it costs only 2 yuan to visit Jingshan where one can have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City and a large part of Old Beijing....My recommended Walk which is fruitful and cheap....

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ndcc
Business
boston
Aug 31, 2011

business trip - august 2011

The rooms could get a better cleaned in a daily basis. My room will only get the bed done everyday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KarlG
Business
Doha, Qatar
Apr 24, 2011

Beijing Hotel

The hotel is rather dated and seemed to have some deferred maintenance issues. The toilet and shower both blocked during my stay. The staff speak very limited English and I found myself using the concierge at the Raffles Hotel which is connected. Restaurants are quite expensive even for a 5* (although I would rate this as a 4*) and wine was ridiculous. $95 for a bottle that would be $10 in the US.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The Outback Steakhouse is the only reasonably priced place to eat in the hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seal Beach, CA
Jul 29, 2010

Great location, average hotel

The hotel is very convenient (walking distance)to Tianamen Square, the Forbidden City and shopping. The hotel itself is old but relatively well kept.They were doing noisy, messy repairs to the plumbing and yet still rented out the rooms nearest to the noise. I woke up to these repairs on Sunday morning![...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Executive
Business
irvine, CA
Jul 26, 2010

Beijing trip

the hotel was in a good location. i had access to a mall, Starbucks, forbidden city, and many other sightseeings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Marin County, Calif.
Apr 4, 2010

Beijing Hotel

This 4+ Star hotel right in the center of everything compared favorably to a nearby 'Hyatt Grand' hotel at around 1/3rd the cost. Nothing to fault and really large rooms. Would have liked it better if Beijing handled their smog issue, but just get used to it and wear a mask on the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Go down the nearby Waifungjiing street (spelling questionable). Fantastic night shopping and huge lighted buildings. What a scene!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
McSue
Business
Wilmington, NC
Dec 30, 2009

Loved revisiting Beijing Hotel.

Fabulous location, easy walk to Forbidden City. Our morning Starbucks available at the mall across the street. Fabulous Beijing duck dinner just down the street. Enjoyed the pool, didn't eat at the hotel ..beyond our budget. The hotel was totally renovated 2002, so the old ambiance of 1989 was gone. We'd stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a double espresso from Starbucks then add hot water in your room the next morning. Beijing duck with mostly Asian customers was delicious (picture menu)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Concord, MA
Jul 23, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

Beijing Hotel is the oldest and most famous hotel in Beijng. The location was great-short walk to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The subway stop was in front of the hotel and very easy to get around the city. The famous Wangfujing Shopping street was parallel to the hotel. The hotel staff spoke English. The hotel was clean and the lobby looked new. The drawback was that the rooms were tired and the carpet needed to be changed. Breakfast was very expensive, but the food was good. If you wanted to book a tour or show the hotel was expensive and I had found a tour company in Beijing that had great prices. The price of the hotel, if booked through the hotel, is over priced for what you get, but you are paying for location.I received a great deal through Orbitz.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Wangfujing Shopping street was parallel to the hotel and the mall on that street had a grocery store so we were able to buy water, soda and fruit and keep it in the refrig. at the hotel

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