$39 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 8, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 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
51 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

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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 (51)

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 51
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.2

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ADE1
Business
London
Mar 3, 2014

Days inn Forbidden city

No taxi driver knew where it was, not good for getting to from the airport or getting back to when out. Poor wifi, kept dropping out, not good when trying to look something up. Room was not vaccumed in the 19 days there, most staff speak a little english. Room was very very basic. Breakfast was over priced and wanted to charge extra for everything. Very disapointed.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Forbidden city is very close by and well worth a good look around. Tian an man square is opposite

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
frankalpine10
Business
Houston
Feb 28, 2014

good

clearn and warm room, close to shopping and places

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
don't spam me
Business
San Francisco, california
Jun 16, 2013

good place

The internet was very slow. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room is nice. You might find people smoking in corridor but it seems its normal in China.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a restaurant with "Muslim" in its name. It has nothing to do with Muslims but the food is good. They have English menu with pictures.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Galen
Business
Terrebonne, OR, USA
May 21, 2013

Great stay.

This hotel has a great location and staff very friendly & helpful. The first room here at this hotel was on the first floor and was a standard room very clean comfortable. I switched rooms during my stay and saved some money to a basement budget room and is basically the same room but smaller. Nice area and close to many sights. Will stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ace E
Business
Des Moines, IA
Dec 3, 2012

Economic Stay

If you're looking for an economic stay in Beijing, this hotel may be for you. I booked a room for approx $60 per night and wasn't expecting anything glamorous. Upon arrival the staff was fine - not overly friendly, but helpful enough. My room was small, dark and in drastic need of an update. But, it was clean enough and I didn't plan on spending much time there. The location works well as it is near the subway line and walking distance to Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square. If you're staying with a family, you may want to look elsewhere. But for an individual or couple looking for cheap accommodations on the go, I would recommend Days Inn.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Friend to China
Business
Seattle
Jul 24, 2012

Good Value

If your goal is to be close to Tianeman Square and the Forbidden City, I don't believe there is a greater value to be had. Other hotels in this area are all huge five star monstrosities. This is a very nice 3 story hotel. The rooms are roomy and clean. The restaurant is a combination Chinese American Food place. I would stay again if the above referenced were my focus. Beijing is huge and so it kind of helps to know what you want to see. Also this place is close to the subway with easy access to everywhere around town.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
China on Foot
Business
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Apr 6, 2012

A couple nights in Beijing

The strongest point of this hotel is that it is a 10 minute walk from the gates of Forbidden City. I don't think there are many other hotels this close. The staff are friendly and the restaurant is good with a mix of Asian and Western cuisine. Sometimes it seems the staff has little experience, i.e. they set the table but forget the utensils. Some of the staff speak very good English, so no worries there. From a Western viewpoint, the room was average and nothing to write home about. Maybe from a Chinese perspective it is better. Order the deluxe room; at least it will be above ground. Bring your own shaving stuff or you will have to buy what is in the room. The bed was fine. I would have preferred wireless internet. The hotel supplies a LAN cable and the wall jack works once you figure out which jack to use. The other jack is for something else but it isn't clearly marked. Overall, I'd gladly stay there again. No regrets

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Try to find a hotel within a short walk of many attractions. You can save a lot of money and look at what you want to see by taking the tours without a guide. Usually, these hotels are near the centre of the city so there are night attractions as well.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John6000
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing

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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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