$52 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 18, 2015 Check-out: Mar 20, 2015

Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

3 stars
View map of 1 Nanwanzi Bystreet, Nanheyan St Dongcheng Dist, Beijing, 100006

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
53 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:
10:00 AM
Check-out:
1:00 PM

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 (53)

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
3
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

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yodada
Business
San Francisco East Bay, CA
May 1, 2011

Great location but hard beds

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel before our other tour started. This hotel has great location, very close to all major sightseeing sites, shopping & subway station. The room was small but clean, bed were very hard. I found out that the mattress has metal springs & no padding. I asked the front desk for extra quits, folded up twice(4 layers) and it was fine. Air conditioning did not work while we were there around mid April. I was told by a third party that hotels all over China can't turn on the air until 5/1 even though the temp was in the 80's when we were there. Front desk was helpful. Breakfast was included and it was good and had prently to eat. We walked to the Forbidden City, the newly re-opened National Museum and Wangfujiang Night Market. The night market was for tourist and food was not fresh. We ate mostly at the food courts inside the Oriental Plaza Mall. Food was good and reasonably priced. We took subway to shop at Hongqiao(Pearl)market and Capitol Museum. We also went to see Olympic Park(Bird Nest & Water Cube) by subway. We bought the subway cards(Yikatong Pass) for convenience. We supposed to be able to return them for the balance unused and the deposit. But it was much more difficult than expected.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at the food courts inside the Oriental Plaza Mall. There are several food courts/areas in the Mall. The best one is walk past Burger King. There are many restaurants group together in one big area. Many choices like dim sum, grilled fish, bbq, noodles etc and all reasonably priced.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington DC
Apr 29, 2011

Location, Location, Location

I chose this hotel because of the location and I was not disappointed. It was the quality of accommodations that I expected from a Days Inn. The room was small but comfortable enough, and had everything I needed. Be careful about using the items in the room, though because they charged for just about everything -- even the tea bags, which are usually complimentary. The shower was excellent, and the quality of the linens was superior. The ATM machine in the lobby was not working, but there were plenty of other ones in the neighborhood. The location was really convenient -- walking distance to Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City, and to shopping and restaurants. I wanted to experience the Metro and it was also great for that. I stayed there for four nights, and I would stay there again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a pleasant small park just a half a block from the hotel that was very nice for a short walk and just to sit, read, and relax and pass some quiet time.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Carmel, IN
Apr 17, 2011

Great location

We were there for sight seeing. This is the second time that I stay in this hotel. The location is great but the price is a little bit too expensive in compareing with the same level hotels in Beijing.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Draggin' in Beijing
Business
Chicago, IL
Mar 22, 2011

Days Inn Forbidden City

Hotel if perfectly fine, and a great location. [...]

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Louisville, CO
Feb 9, 2011

Location location location

The accommodations are so-so (some rooms have seriously rusty fixtures in the bathrooms and rock hard mattresses) and the breakfast was mediocre. So why do I give them 4 stars? The location is unbelievable. You are literally blocks from the most important tourist attractions in Beijing. Namely, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Wangfujing Shopping and Night Food Markets, parks, towers, silk market, etc. The staff speaks halting English for the most part but are very friendly and helpful. For the price, this hotel is a great deal if you can overlook the rough edges.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Head over to Wangfujing Street and try out any number of bizarre foods on display from Scorpions to Spiders, Sea Snake and Silk Worms!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not-young couple
Business
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 14, 2011

Great location, good quality

We consider a hotel a place to sleep, not a destination. The Days Inn served that purpose very well. The staff was pleasant, the rooms clean (though basic) and warm (we were there in January), and the location is excellent -- close to the Forbidden City, subway, and the Wangfuging snack street (if you want to try scorpion or silkworms).

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
uncle chambers
Business
Shanghai, China
Dec 26, 2010

you're in the basement

The hotel was ok. But the room was in the basement (which is a first for me) and the bed was a rock. I actually went to the front desk and asked if someone stole the mattress and just the box springs are left. I know beds in China are not the same as other places, but this one was extreme. The location was great though. Near the Forbidden City and a nice shopping area with pretty good food, both only a 5-10 min walk. The service and help were good also. The only problem was the bed.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I think it is called the Oriental Mall. But it is a short walk and has good food and many stores. Also if you want to take a trip back to the western world, you can take a cab to Sanlitun. Also the hotel offers trips to the great wall and other places for a great price, we went to the great wall for 200rmb/per person and it was well worth it.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Colorado
Oct 14, 2010

Good location

Good experience for the price

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Tianamen squere

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tumichael
Business
San Mateo, CA
Sep 26, 2010

Location, location, location

Walking pass the front gate of palace museum every morning around 5. Watching the flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square sometimes. Too many visitors in the day time. There is a small, but beautiful park, near the hotel.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very very close to must-see spots in Beijing.

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