$52 Avg/night
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Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

3 stars
1 Nanwanzi Bystreet, Nanheyan St Dongcheng Dist, Beijing, 100006
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
73 reviews
good

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

  • frankalpine10
  • Feb 28, 2014
A place to rest your head

We travelled to 3 destinations. Beijing all you really need is a clean comfortable room and that is... See full review

  • Dylansgranny
  • Oct 20, 2013
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

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

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Hotel Map

39.9141 116.3948
Area served
1 Nanwanzi Bystreet,Nanheyan Street,Dongcheng District,Beijing,P.R.China
Nearby airports
Beijing International Airport
Area description
It is located in central Beijing. In a few minutes walking distance from the Tiananmen Square and the Wangfujing Street, a main shopping area in Beijing.

Nearby points of interest

  • Forbidden City: 0.3 mi
  • Tiananmen Square: 0.4 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
  • Forbidden City: 0.3 mi
  • Tiananmen Square: 0.4 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 (73)

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
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!

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not-young couple
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not-young couple
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
uncle chambers
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
5
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.

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
uncle chambers
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
5
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.

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Oct 14, 2010

Good location

Good experience for the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Tianamen squere

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Oct 14, 2010

Good location

Good experience for the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Tianamen squere

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tumichael
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very very close to must-see spots in Beijing.

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tumichael
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very very close to must-see spots in Beijing.

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
İZMİR TURKEY
Sep 8, 2010

central location

The receptionists were helpfull. The exchange money machine in the lobby was very good idea with good rates. Our room was at the basement so the coridor smell very bad.

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