$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 4, 2014 Check-out: Aug 7, 2014

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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
Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yodada
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
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.

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John6000
São Paulo, Brasil
Feb 27, 2012

Days Inn

No problem whatsoever. Standard amenities for a Days Inn hotel. I partially chose the hotal for the location, but, though near the Forbidden City, other amenities such as shops are not particularly good here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Lotrs of spivas and who*es neaby. Take care!

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy RTW
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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.

Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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
Jeton
Business
Peru
Aug 5, 2013

good for the money

Beijing is very expensive, this hotel is cheap and good for the price, don't expect something extraordinary, but is the best located, is in almost the same block of the forbidden city, and near 3 blocks of a main av full of stores, and mc'donalds....

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

forbidden city

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