$26 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 18, 2015 Check-out: Mar 20, 2015

Hutong Inn (Zaoyuanju)

3 stars
View map of 17# Zhangwang Hutong, Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
13 reviews
awesome family trip

Is was 3 of us and we come to see Beijing not to stay in the hotel.hotel is very clean and personal... See full review

  • Natalya M.
  • Dec 29, 2014
Good choice for tourist

good position, acceptable price, nice service suggestion: add breakfast See full review

  • trip on the way
  • Oct 1, 2014
Zaoyuanju Hotel is full of Chinese traditional cultural atmosphere in a quiet Hutong. After travelling for a whole day, Zaoyuanju hotel will show you a quiet, warm and romantic Beijing with Chinese traditional culture. Zaoyuanju is ideally positioned for visitors to the China who is wishing to enjoy the sights and delights of central Beijing. It is located in the north of the second ring, which just minutes way from the mysterious Bell Tower, Ditan Park and BeiHai Park. It is in the west to the Lama Temple, GuoZijian and HuangChenggen; north to the Beihai park, Jingshan park, the forbidden city, Tiananmen square and Chang An street; in the south of Ditan park, and it is also very near to the Olympic park. Beijing Hutong, is one of the representative interested place worthy for you to visit. Zaoyuanju Hotel is full of Chinese traditional cultural atmosphere in a quiet Hutong. After travelling for a whole day, Zaoyuanju hotel will show you a quiet, warm and romantic Beijing with Chinese traditional culture. You'll like the authentic hutong location, plus being near a subway station. Staff is friendly as well and helpful with questions.

Remarks:
It is CNY 300 for airport pick up service, and it is CNY 200 for drop off.
It is CNY 200 for railway pick up, and CNY 150 for drop off.

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Hutong Inn (Zaoyuanju) Rooms

DELUXE - ROOM
Deluxe Double (Tower view) room is decorated in the style of Ming & Qing Dynasty, simple and elegant with one double bed. The hotel is provided with private air conditioning system, satellite and closed-circuit television, personal safety deposit box, hair drier, and advanced public security system. Moreover, from the window, you can see the ancient Drum and Bell tower and the old beijing Hutong which is really an good opportunity to get to know the traditional lifestyle and culture of Beijing. At zaoyuanju, you are not just a traveler, but a real Beijinger.
DELUXE - ROOM
The deluxe twin bed room is decorated in the style of Ming & Qing Dynasty, simple and elegant with two single beds. The hotel is provided with private air conditioning system, satellite and closed-circuit television, personal safety deposit box, hair drier, and advanced public security system. Moreover, from the window, you can see the ancient Drum and Bell tower and the old beijing Hutong which is really an good opportunity to get to know the traditional lifestyle and culture of Beijing. At zaoyuanju, you are not just a traveler, but a real Beijinger.
FAMILY - ROOM
Family room is decorated in the style of Ming & Qing Dynasty, simple and elegant with one double bed and one single bed. The hotel is provided with private air conditioning system, satellite and closed-circuit television, personal safety deposit box, hair drier, and advanced public security system. Moreover, from the window, you can see the ancient Drum and Bell tower and the old beijing Hutong which is really an good opportunity to get to know the traditional lifestyle and culture of Beijing! At zaoyuanju, you are not just a traveler, but a real Beijinger!
STANDARD - ROOM
The triple room is decorated in the style of Ming & Qing Dynasty, simple and elegant with three single beds. The hotel is provided with private air conditioning system, satellite and closed-circuit television, personal safety deposit box, hair drier, and advanced public security system. Moreover, from the window, you can see the ancient Drum and Bell tower and the old beijing Hutong which is really an good opportunity to get to know the traditional lifestyle and culture of Beijing! At zaoyuanju, you are not just a traveler, but a real Beijinger
STANDARD - ROOM
The Chinese style Double room is decorated in the style of Ming & Qing Dynasty, simple and elegant with one double bed. The hotel is provided with private air conditioning system, satellite and closed-circuit television, personal safety deposit box, hair drier, and advanced public security system. Moreover, from the window, you can see the ancient Drum and Bell tower and the old beijing Hutong which is really an good opportunity to get to know the traditional lifestyle and culture of Beijing. At zaoyuanju, you are not just a traveler, but a real Beijinger.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Nearby points of interest

  • Beihai Park: 0.8 mi
  • Lama Temple: 1.2 mi
  • Forbidden City: 1.9 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.7 mi
  • Wangfujing: 2.7 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 2.8 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 2.9 mi
  • Sanlitun: 3 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 3.3 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 3.3 mi
  • Water Cube: 3.3 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 3.4 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 4.6 mi
  • Olympic Green: 5 mi
  • Beihai Park: 0.8 mi
  • Lama Temple: 1.2 mi
  • Forbidden City: 1.9 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.7 mi
  • Wangfujing: 2.7 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 2.8 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 2.9 mi
  • Sanlitun: 3 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 3.3 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 3.3 mi
  • Water Cube: 3.3 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 3.4 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 4.6 mi
  • Olympic Green: 5 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 5.4 mi
  • Old Summer Palace: 6.9 mi
  • Summer Palace: 7 mi
  • Shijingshan: 9 mi
  • Marco Polo Bridge: 11.4 mi
  • Beijing National Stadium: 19.1 mi
  • Ming Tombs: 23.3 mi
  • Juyongguan: 29.6 mi
  • Mutianyu: 34.5 mi
  • Badaling: 36.8 mi
  • Jinshanling: 67.6 mi
  • Simatai: 72.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Formal dining from the international menu is served in the County Yard. The newly refurbished, bright and airy, traditional Chinese atmosphere of the Conservatory is ideal for a casual lunch, snack or pre-theatre drinks. The lounge, overlooking Kensington Gardens and Palace, is also available for a traditional Chinese afternoon tea or light snack. The 24-hour room service menu runs from breakfast, brunch and light lunch snacks to 3-course dinners, a full supper and a 'through the night' menu. For guests on the move, the restaurant serves coffee throughout the hotel and can easily arrange an airline meal for your flight, as well as picnic baskets and hampers to enjoy in the many royal parks in the local area. Additionally, Tiki Bar is a Caribbean-style, outdoor entertainment venue, where you'll find a complete menu of domestic and exotic drink selections.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
10:00 AM
Check-out:
2:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Hutong Inn (Zaoyuanju)

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jose traveler
Business
boynton beach
Jan 5, 2015

in the heart of the old city

great location, lots of little shops, in the old city

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Natalya M.
Business
Mililani
Dec 29, 2014

awesome family trip

Is was 3 of us and we come to see Beijing not to stay in the hotel.hotel is very clean and personal very nice,try to help you with anything. Also good location next to subway and lot or small food places and markets.if I goingredients to Beijing in the future, decently will stay in same pkace.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Natalya M.
Business
Mililani
Dec 16, 2014

awesome family trip

Is was 3 of us and we come to see Beijing not to stay in the hotel.hotel is very clean and personal very nice,try to help you with anything. Also good location next to subway and lot or small food places and markets.if I goingredients to Beijing in the future, decently will stay in same pkace.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brian wants to go
Business
Bethune, SC
Nov 29, 2014

Reasonable

Stayed two nights at this location. It's a decent place, clean and quiet. The room ventilation is not the best, but it is still comfortable. It is located in a quieter area, and still accessible to transportation, restaurants, and shopping. It's a budget stay, but I liked the quiet and less busy setting. And nice to be away from so much of the tourist crowd, a little more local feel.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

It is a short walk to a lot of local restaurants and shopping. The small local lake areas are great for evening walks and shopping.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kayalir
Business
Atlanta ga
Nov 23, 2014

Great location on a dime

No frills, cheap, convenient location. Close to subway and some great attractions.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
trip on the way
Business
Wuhan
Oct 1, 2014

Good choice for tourist

good position, acceptable price, nice service suggestion: add breakfast

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Waygook Traveller
Business
Korea
Sep 24, 2013

Beijing getaway

This hotel is great. When you see it from outside it looks very dingy but inside I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were spotless and were cleaned everyday. Free soap, shower gel etc which I wasn't expecting from a budget hotel. It was the Mid-Autumn festival so we received free moon cakes in our room. The area around here is nice, there are a lot of nice little cafes, bars and restaurants to explore. A short walk away is Hou Hai along the lake which is great for nightlife and souvenir shopping. I recommend the Reggae bar there, they had a really awesome live band. You can even haggle the price of drinks at some of the bars when it's near closing time. The metro is close to the hotel. However, the directions I found online where completely wrong so it was difficult to find. If you can find exit G from the metro it's much better. Just go straight from there and it's one of the first hutongs on the left (opposite McDonalds and the youth hostel) The youth hostel bar is also very cheap and has special offers on every day. The only negative thing about this place is the staff. The guy on the front desk was quite rude and very abrupt with us when we asked about great wall tours. He was no help at all so we decided to book through another tour company.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you don't want to go on a full day trip to the Great wall, book a private driver to take you there and back. It cost us 600 for return for two people. Some places tried to charge us double that. They will tell you it's too expensive for a taxi and that you should get a bus tour. Always negotiate. Other bus tours take you to tea shops, jade factories, shopping etc. We were able to go straight to the wall, hike for a few hours (pack our own food) then come straight back. Much better!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hector and Evella
Business
Singapore-Philippines
Jul 13, 2013

Value for Money

Convenient to subway station (Goludajie), walking distance to drum tower / bell tower and near to the restaurant. The staff are very helpful and can speak english.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is affordable.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Deloryan
Business
Minneapolis, MN, USA
May 4, 2012

Close to Train Station

Good location, very close to train station. Also within walking distance of the forbidden city. Room was clean. Breakfast was bad.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Craffaek8
Business
Lethbridge, Ab, Canada
Feb 20, 2011

Authentic and cheap

This hotel was a perfect location if your looking for a nice quiet authentic old Beijing experience. We didn't feel like we were in a big city, and there was so much to explore. This isn't for the Hilton Inn types. Staff was friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was good, you could even make your own omelette. We were only there for a couple days, so it was nice to just step outside your hotel and see some of the historic and charming beauty of old Beijing. We enjoyed just getting lost in the winding alleyways. Room was cramped but very clean, I would stay there again! Just a stroll away from funky shops and neat little restaurants.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of places by to eat for cheap.

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