$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 19, 2014 Check-out: Oct 20, 2014

Hotel Kapok Beijing

4 stars
16 Donghuamen Street, Dongcheng Beijing, Beijing, 100006
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
36 reviews
First few days in Beijing

Hotel was clean and even though I arrived at 8:00 a.m. they still set me up in a room. The staff... See full review

  • Rollin' in China
  • May 22, 2014
Great time

I got there and they didn't have my reservation in the computer. Luckily I got upgraded to a suite.... See full review

  • RoachoCinco
  • Apr 8, 2014
Hip boutique hotel near the Forbidden City

Celebrated Chinese architect Pei Zhu designed the stylish Hotel Kapok, which was considered Beijing's first boutique hotel when it opened in 2006. Glass shimmers everywhere in this five-story building, from the faceted glass façade (which resembles a lantern at night) to the glass wall that encloses each bathroom. Guests can explore the more traditional side of Beijing with ease. A ten-minute walk leads guests to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, as well as the countless shops and night market along Wangfujing Street.

Highlights
  • Hip boutique hotel
  • 10-minute walk to Forbidden City
  • Eye-catching Book Bar
  • Courtyard rooms with private gardens
  • Free Wi-Fi access
Rooms

Hotel Kapok does not offer "standard" rooms. The hotel has "fashion rooms" instead, in keeping with its high trend factor. The 89 rooms lean toward the minimalist side, with streamlined modern furniture and lots of glass. All rooms have a flat-screen television, mini-bar, and free high-speed Internet access. Fashion rooms measure in at 355 square feet. Larger courtyard rooms (538 square feet) enjoy their own little private gardens. Suites range in size from 645 to 1,076 square feet. Kapok suites include indulgent oversized soak tubs.

Features

Eye-catching design elements pop from every corner of this boutique hotel. Intricate white latticework weaves throughout the Xiangjianba restaurant, which serves Chinese and Western fare. Tall bamboo plants add a greenhouse feel to the glass lobby. Bookshelves and sling-back chairs stagger along the staircase in the Book Bar.

Transportation
  • Capital International Airport (17.3 mi/28 km)
  • Beijing Railway Station (2.4 mi/4 km)
  • 10-minute walk to Tiananmen East subway station on Line 1 and Dengshikou station on Line 5
Nearby attractions
  • Forbidden City (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Temple of Heaven (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Silk Alley (3.3 mi/5.2 km)
  • Lama Temple (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Summer Palace (13.2 mi/21.3 km)
Business
  • Five meeting rooms with space for 10-80 guests
  • Business center
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby

Hotel Map

39.9151 116.4054
Area served
Beijing.
Nearby airports
Beijing Capital International Airport.
Area description
Centrally located, the Hotel Kapok Beijing is 4 kilometres from the Beijing Railway Station and 28 kilometres from the airport. The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, shopping areas, restaurants, and entertainments are within walking distance

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Hotel Kapok Beijing Rooms

Courtyard Room with Private Garden
The hotel boasts well-equipped guestrooms that are comfortable.
Fashion Room
The hotel boasts well-equipped guestrooms that are comfortable.
Fashion Suite
The hotel boasts well-equipped guestrooms that are comfortable.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Wangfujing: 0.6 mi
  • Tiananmen Square: 0.6 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 0.7 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Forbidden City: 0.8 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 1.2 mi
  • Beihai Park: 1.4 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.1 mi
  • Lama Temple: 2.2 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 2.5 mi
  • Sanlitun: 2.7 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 3.5 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 4.9 mi
  • Wangfujing: 0.6 mi
  • Tiananmen Square: 0.6 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 0.7 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Forbidden City: 0.8 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 1.2 mi
  • Beihai Park: 1.4 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.1 mi
  • Lama Temple: 2.2 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 2.5 mi
  • Sanlitun: 2.7 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 3.5 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 4.9 mi
  • Water Cube: 5.4 mi
  • Olympic Green: 7 mi
  • Summer Palace: 8.6 mi
  • Old Summer Palace: 8.7 mi
  • Shijingshan: 9.3 mi
  • Marco Polo Bridge: 10.8 mi
  • Beijing National Stadium: 18.1 mi
  • Ming Tombs: 25.4 mi
  • Juyongguan: 31.6 mi
  • Mutianyu: 36.3 mi
  • Badaling: 38.7 mi
  • Jinshanling: 68.8 mi
  • Simatai: 73.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

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 (36)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Kapok Beijing

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rollin' in China
Los Angeles, California
May 22, 2014

First few days in Beijing

Hotel was clean and even though I arrived at 8:00 a.m. they still set me up in a room. The staff spoke good English. The room didn't have a window, but did have a skylight which you can see from the walkway from the floors above. I didn't actually notice the skylight until the second day I was in the room. The wifi in the room was great on my laptop, but horrible on my cell phone. I have no idea why. There is a few shops and restaurants close to the hotel. Overall a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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4
5.01.0
RoachoCinco
Santa Maria, California
Apr 8, 2014

Great time

I got there and they didn't have my reservation in the computer. Luckily I got upgraded to a suite. I had to email them my comfirmation email and that was it. It's a 5 minute walk to the wangfujing shopping street. 2 minute walk to the amazing night food stands. 10 minute walk to the entrance of the forbidden city and Tiananmen Square as well as the subway. Real easy to get around. There's a 24 hour mini mart just down the street as well. The internet was good. The staff spoke English and are really nice. They warned us about tea and art scammers. As well as the very expensive tours. We took the subway everywhere. Only 2 yuan to go anywhere you want in the city with only a 5 minute wait for the next train if you missed it.

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

3
5.01.0
Topaazz
Seoul, korea
Nov 13, 2013

Good enought for the money you pay

Stay was okay but the hotel is a little bit dirty also the breakfast is too expensive

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

3
5.01.0
when in rome
Boston, MA
Oct 11, 2013

close

Wifi in room was marginal at best. Beds are somewhat hard. Good location to the Forbidden City and other attractions. Quiet location: no complaints of noise in room from neighbors or from the street. Will avoid the National Holiday (Oct 1-8) next time due to crowds in the street, although hotel was not a problem.

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

4
5.01.0
Lalgirl
Pasadena, Ca
Jul 21, 2013

great value, great location

I wasn't sure what to expect on my first visit to China. I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel had very helpful, service oriented English speaking (what a bonus) staff. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The rooms were nice. The first visit I had the private garden, the 2nd visit, I opted for the "fashion" room. I'd have to say the garden is best if you can get it. We were offered a free welcome cocktail in the restaurant, free sodas on the first day from the mini bar, free bottled water daily, comfy slippers (new) and robe. The room also had a safe and very nice toiletries (so obviously, I over packed). The hotel is very close to TienAnMen square, what I call the "Beijing Beverly Hills" shopping area, and metro station. It's quite convenient to the night market too for some late evening snacking.

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

great neighborhood restaurant right across the street. mini market for drinks and snacks just a 1/2 block away. The hotel restaurant is not bad either....

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
InaT
Hangzhou
Jun 7, 2013

No to foreigners

Don't stay here- unclean and smelly bathroom, staff booked wrong train and area unsafe with bad restaurants. Take this advice, not like the photos

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fadeproof
Hong Kong
Mar 26, 2013

A Solid Affordable Choice

Overall a fantastic option. Is it a 5-star hotel experience? No, but you're not paying for one either. Location is great, just next to the East Gate of Forbidden City and within 5-10 min walk of a high-end shopping area filled with tons of restaurants and street-food options. Note that the bathrooms do not have doors, but a curtain instead as the walls are all glass as part of a 'modern' decor--might pose some issue for those with privacy concerns in the restroom. Beds are also on the hard side. But clean and good service, and the room-rate was awesome. The concierge also arranged a car & English-speaking driver for us for a day tour of Great Wall & Summer Palace for RMB700, not a bad price.

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

Lots of food options nearby and even across the Street. Don't waste your $ on the inflated prices at the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christian G.
Winterthur, Switzerland
Jul 23, 2012

Great Location, good price

The hotel is in walking distance to the Forbidden City, Wangfujing Road, Tiananmen Square and the nearest subway station. It's the perfect place for a city trip. We had a nice room with a very generous bathroom. But be aware, the bathroom doesn't have a door, that was new. Overall, a great hotel which I can recommend to everybody.

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

24 hour convenience store right next to the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Diego, California
Jun 25, 2012

Close walk to Forbidden City + Wangfujing

We had a great experience at Hotel Kapok. Initially I had signed up for a Garden/Courtyard room but since I wanted a King size bed, we were put in a Fashion room facing the street. I'm glad I went back to the front desk asking for the Courtyard room... they were able to move us the next morning to one on the second floor facing an apartment building. It was much more spacious and peaceful than the Fashion room. The bathroom with the windowed walls was interesting and um, intimate, as there was just an opening (no door) to the room and wrap-around curtains for privacy. The curtain gave enough privacy though. Another interesting touch was the courtyard which was set in the front of the room (facing the inside courtyard lobby) with a long, exposed hallway from your door. They had a sheer curtain for privacy along this hallway and you could not see into the room, but if you like complete darkness at night, you won't get it as you get the lighting from the courtyard and the lobby. However, there are courtyard rooms with the gardens in the rear/outside. Also, be warned... their beds are FIRM! This place was really close to the Forbidden City and Wangfujing/Street Food Market. It's also within a block of an ATM and grocery/convenience store (great place to stock up on bottled water and snacks... only the first two bottles of water and two bottles of juice in the room are free). Even better, there is a fancy spa/massage parlor half a block further called Dragonfly with pretty affordable rates (for a Westerner that is, $50-80/2hr). The closest subways were Wangfujing and Tiananmen East on Line 1, an easy 5-10 minute walk away. Leo, the bellman, helped us a ton with itineraries and transportation (Great Wall, Chaoyang Acrobat tickets). Ask for him! I definitely recommend this place and all its comfortable amenities. We didn't eat at their restaurant as there were so many good eats around but the menu looked decent. All in all, a nice, clean, modern boutique hotel in the heart of Beijing!

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

Haidilao Hot Pot in Sanlitun was amazing! Don't shy away from getting a bottle of "white wine" booze... $3-7 for 100-250ml of the stuff is both a great deal and the perfect amount of boozing. :)

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MarkH
Business
Givrins, Switzerland
Mar 17, 2012

Try harder

This is a state-owned and run hotel and it shows. The staff are poorly trained and inexperienced. Overall a nice hotel but needs a lot to break in properly. However, the location is great and with a few more years the staff might come up to par. More of a good three-star than a poor four-star. I would probably not go back there again. It is a tourist hotel rather than a business hotel.

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

Business

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