$39 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 15, 2015 Check-out: Feb 16, 2015

Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

3 stars
1 Nanwanzi Bystreet, Nanheyan St Dongcheng Dist, Beijing, 100006
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
52 reviews
Good location

If you are taking a taxi from the airport, the drivers will have difficulty finding it, even if you... See full review

  • Kenneth L.
  • Jan 15, 2015
good

clearn and warm room, close to shopping and places See full review

  • frankalpine10
  • Feb 28, 2014
Budget-friendly courtyard-style hotel near the Forbidden City

The Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing has a proud history. The hotel was once the sprawling courtyard complex of a well-known warlord. Today the hotel's 160 rooms provide a peaceful rest stop for travelers weary from sightseeing at the nearby Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, or shopping on Wangfujing Street. Guests can park for free -- a rarity in Beijing.

Highlights
  • Convenient location near the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • Free parking
  • Free high-speed Internet
Rooms

The 160 modest-sized rooms stick to the basics: white linens, beige carpet and curtains. All rooms come with a workstation, mini-bar, safe, flat-screen television, and free high-speed Internet. The budget single rooms, in the basement, go for a cheaper rate than rooms on other floors.

Features

This hotel's location is its prime selling point. A ten-minute walk takes guests to several of Beijing's most famous landmarks, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the National Theater. Shopping choices abound on nearby Wangfujing Street, and two convenient subway stations provide easy access to the rest of Beijing. The property's courtyard-style layout provides a welcome change from Beijing's many high-rise hotels. The hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast buffet includes both Chinese and Western dishes.

 

Transportation
  • Capital International Airport (19 mi/30.7 km)
  • Beijing Railway Station (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • 10-minute walk to Wangfujing and Tiananmen East subway stations on Line 1
Nearby attractions
  • Forbidden City (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Silk Alley (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Lama Temple (3.1 mi/5.1 km)
  • Temple of Heaven (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • Summer Palace (12.8 mi/20.8 km)
Business
  • Business center

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Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing Rooms

BUDGET - ROOM
The room located in half basement with one queen bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Cable Satellite TV, Clothes dryer, Color TV, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.
DELUXE - ROOM
This room offers one queen bed or two twin beds along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Cable / Satellite TV, Clothes dryer, Color TV, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.Smoking and non smoking room.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Forbidden City: 0.3 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 1 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 1 mi
  • Wangfujing: 1 mi
  • Beihai Park: 1.3 mi
  • Xicheng: 1.5 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 1.6 mi
  • Lama Temple: 2.5 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 2.6 mi
  • Sanlitun: 3.3 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 3.8 mi
  • Capital Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 3.9 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 4.6 mi
  • Water Cube: 5.4 mi
  • Forbidden City: 0.3 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 1 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 1 mi
  • Wangfujing: 1 mi
  • Beihai Park: 1.3 mi
  • Xicheng: 1.5 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 1.6 mi
  • Lama Temple: 2.5 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 2.6 mi
  • Sanlitun: 3.3 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 3.8 mi
  • Capital Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 3.9 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 4.6 mi
  • Water Cube: 5.4 mi
  • Olympic Green: 7.1 mi
  • Summer Palace: 8.2 mi
  • Old Summer Palace: 8.4 mi
  • Shijingshan: 8.7 mi
  • Marco Polo Bridge: 10.3 mi
  • Beijing National Stadium: 17.6 mi
  • Ming Tombs: 25.3 mi
  • Juyongguan: 31.3 mi
  • Mutianyu: 36.5 mi
  • Badaling: 38.5 mi
  • Jinshanling: 69.2 mi
  • Simatai: 73.9 mi

Dining

Days Cafe
The hotel western-style restaurant enables customers to experience an elegant ambience along with fast and friendly service while enjoying a delicious meal. International buffet breakfast, A La Carte on western menu and Asian cuisine are served.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1000
Check-out:
1300

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 (52)

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SteveTraveller
Business
UK
Nov 19, 2011

Perfect Location

Perfect Location within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Street. Comfortable, modern hotel. Excellent buffet breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Explore Wangfujing Street (for supermarket, restaurants and metro).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
shelter
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 9, 2011

more than i expected

this is a great location, near sights, shopping and restaurants. its clean and most of the staff is willing to help, and help you book tours of great wall, etc. the restaurant downstairs, while a bit pricey for lunch, is convenient and a good value for breakfast. If you venture to other parts of the city to go to bars or restaurants using cabs, know that the cab drivers will try to rip you off (80-100 rmb) to get back to this location, even when it only was 25 to get there...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

there's some fun bars, outdoor markets in an area of town where some expats hang out. watch for the aforementioned cab drivers who will rip you off (as everyone seems to want to do) but if you go into the bars where there are people on the street trying to pull you in, get a price list of the drinks before you order... you can get charged 40rmb per beer, and 30 for a dish of peanuts you didn't order.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Tipster
Business
Portland, OR, USA
Nov 4, 2011

Great Location - Great Price

It was a great location. Close to the Forbidden City and to a large outdoor shopping mall with food courts. The "budget" room is in the basement and is very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Food courts are located in the outdoor shopping mall, which is probably a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel.

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sylvia and Gerry
Business
New York, NY, USA
Oct 9, 2011

Good value but needs atention to cleanliness

Budget rooms are in the basement. The corridor is quite dingy and the rooms do not have a full window. The grouting in the shower in our room was black with mould and needed to be cleaned badly. The reception area was nice but a bit worn and the front desk, which is where your first impression forms, looked as though it had not been dusted for a long time and the marble counter looked as though it had not been cleaned in a long time. The location was great, within walking distance of the Forbidden City, Tien'anmen Square and subways. Overall view of the hotel is that it could do with a good clean.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square and Oriental Plaza Shopping Mall all within a few minutes walk

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JKry
Business
New Jersey, USA
Sep 15, 2011

Overall, good experience

We were looking for something close to the sights and metro station that was reasonable, this is what we got with the days inn forbidden city. You can't get a better location! We could walk to the forbidden city, Tinanmen square and the night market within 10 minutes. There's a metro stop about 5 minutes away. Breakfast was great with lots of selection. Yes, we were put in a 'basement room' but it wasn't bad. It did have faint moldy smell but it wasn't overwhelming. The shower was a little dated, take shower shoes and you'll be fine. Remember, you're staying in China, the cleanliness standards are a little different.... The bed was comfy. The staff want very helpful, but in their defense their English wasn't great. If I were back in Beijing I would stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
C and E
Business
Seoul
Sep 13, 2011

Budget is synonymous with unclean at this hotel...

Good points You can't beat the location. You are in walking distance of The Forbidden City, Wangfajung Street and Tianamen square. Bad points: Room-I don't know how it is for people who had "deluxe" rooms but my husband and I booked a budget room. We tried to upgrade when we reached the airport because I heard mixed reviews about the budget rooms. None available...so here we are...a room whose carpets obviously had not been cleaned in some time (thank goodness for the free paper flipflops they give you), the bathroom stall (I swear, I didn't know how much mold can grow on a wall) wall fixtures were literally falling off the walls (we closed the bathroom door and wall fixtures literally fell off the wall). Breakfast-You're better off going to the Mall at Oriental plaza for some pastries than wasting your money on the breakfast. Staff-mediocre but what stood out to me is we asked for a taxi to go to Houhai Lake, he gets us one, he and the taxi driver have some sort of conversation (it's apparent that for some reason, this taxi driver doesn't want to take us there and the bellhop is just nodding his head like, yeah, yeah, ok) we get in and he refuses to turn on his meter. Gratefully, he only charged us 20 RMB which apparently isn't that far off but the whole situation was quite suspicious. Overall, I wouldn't stay at this hotel again even if I had the option of a deluxe room. There are better options out there for the price...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Steve53
Business
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sep 8, 2011

Nice Place

I was given a "discount room" meaning mostly underground with windows at the top of the room. I also had to pay for breakfast buffet, about $10 a day for that. Otherwise nice place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy RTW
Business
New Orleans, LA, USA
Aug 29, 2011

Great Location & Value

Not only is the general location very good (easy walk to Forbidden City, 2 Subway Stops, and a shopping mall with many restaurants and even a grocery), but it is just off a main road on a less-used alley. Therefore, the street noise is greatly reduced. In fact, we didn't hear any. The room was a bit on the small side, but clean and comfy. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nearby is a shopping mall (Oriental Plaza) that has an extensive selection of restaurants on the B1 level. Options include: fast food, sit-down restaurants, take-away, bakeries, and even a grocery store. Also between the hotel and the mall is "snack street," if you want to try a variety of street fare.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York City
Jun 28, 2011

Close to the Sights of Beijing

The hotel was as advertised. Incredibly convenient to the Forbidden City and Tiannamen Square. The staff was helpful, although at the reduced rate I paid for the room, I was given a basement room, not bad with a small window near the ceiling. The hotel was accommodating, free internet [no WiFi], and a free adaptor to borrow. The staff was fluent in English and arranged cabs for me and good walking directions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to The Forbidden City early, get the audio guide and plan on spending 5 hours. Don't miss the Inner and Outer Courtyards.

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2011

Great location and small, updated room

I thought the location was great - just a few blocks from Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, and the metro. Also, there is a great dumpling place on the same block. The rooms were very small, but nicely updated and quite comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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