Beijing Guangming Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is conveniently located close to the embassy area of Beijing with many restaurants and shopping areas within walking distance. The staff were friendly, the rooms are nice with a warm feeling and good wifi. The gym is well equipped and there is an outdoor pool that is open during the warmer season. The hotel has a restaurant in the lobby which is open all day and serves ok breakfast, and two other restaurants (Japanese and Chinese) which are open in the evenings. There is also a very convenient 7-11 with many food items next to the lobby.
Located in front of the French Embassy and 200 m from the US one, 400 m from the subway (one station from the Airport Express Shuttle), 200m from Lucky Street (Japanese restaurants) and Solana (a shopping mall with nice restaurants along a lake banks), this hotel is clean, well decorates, very quiet and well maintained place. Room are large enough and bathroom are clean and equipped with Japanese toilets. The mattress is ok but not fantastic; Check in is quick and in English. It is worth 4*.
This was a good hotel for a business travel or travel when time is not spent in hotel. Clean and good service. Chinese hotel which looks and feels Chinese, while good English skilled staff. I could stay here again a night or two.
I spent a 7-week period in the Guangming Hotel, which was booked for me by my company. The room was a little small for storage of all my business clutter, and the (free) WiFi was frustratingly slow at times. But otherwise it was an excellent place for an extended stay - and, although few staff could speak English, I took the trouble always to greet and smile at them, and they were friendly and helpful in return. A good buffet breakfast is included in the room charge, and there are 2 restaurants within the hotel - one Chinese and the other Japanese. There are many eating places in nearby Lucky Street and Solana Lifestyle Park, the hotel has its own 7/11 convenience store, and there is a small supermarket very close by. It doesn't take long to walk to the nearest station giving access to Beijing's extensive subway (metro) system. A few technical problems occurred with my room, as one might expect during a stay of almost 2 months, but they were always sorted out on the day I reported them. In summary, I have pleasure in recommending this hotel.
I stayed here for 2 nights for business. It is about a 4 star hotel, by Western standards. The rooms are comfortable, but the beds are very firm. I like firm, but even by my standards it was very hard. Good amount of space in room, clean, but needs new carpets. Breakfast is usual hotel fare, western and Asian cuisine. I had breakfast at 7am, everything was hot and OK, I did not have the problem that other reviewers mentioned, maybe better early in the morning. Please note the hotel is in room wifi, but a lot of the western websites are blocked in China. Could not use google or facetime. Short walk to the subway, which is one of the best in the world. Fast frequent trains, modern, clean stations. Short walk to road with a lot of restaurants to try, turn left after exiting the hotel. There is a convenience store on site, which helps for those small things.
This hotel was booked for me whilst on business. Location was convenient but to be honest there were much nicer hotels also very close by. Rooms tired and had a dirty feel to them, looked like they needed a good deep clean. Bed was the hardest that I have every slept in, not comfortable at all. Overall recommendation - try somewhere else.
The lobby is large and airy, there is ample food and variety for breakfast and rooms are both modern and clean, but the beds are the hardest I have ever encountered, the room temperature was difficult to regulate and there is very little storage space in the room apart from a somewhat limited hanging area. The location is convenient for shopping and for the subway, but there is no outside space at this hotel, although having a convenience store in the hotel is, as the name would suggest, convenient. This hotel would be ok for a short stay but the lack of drawers and cupboards indicates that most people don't stay long and I guess you get what you pay for.
I had an urgent meeting in Beijing in my embassy and chose this hotel as it was barely 500 metres away. Its in the district of all embassies and I didn't want to waste time searching or in traffic. I reached late at night and my initial experience was stressful as the reception said they couldnt find the booking at all! It took an hour and ultimately they took all the details and upgraded me to their massive suite. the suite had a bedroom, hall, dining room, kitchen , washer dryer, jacuzzi ....you mention it and it is there!! Unfortunately I had barely a few hours to sleep. Morning I went down for breakfast which was awful! As a Muslim , I was only able to eat pastries as each and every item had pork in it! I met the manager who was very nice and apologized for the error in booking and cancelled the extra charges of my card. I was able to do all my work well within my time frame mainly because of the location. The concierge was alsoa great person who got me a very good rate on the taxi to return to airport. I left the hotel totally satisfied
I have stayed at this a hotel a few times and my experience is quite mixed. The staff is usually very friendly even though the last time I was accused of stealing cups from the room. The breakfast is okay, but not more. As often in China the food that is supposed to be eaten warm is simply already cold when you put it in your plate. In the breakfast room it is also still allowed to smoke and the smokers are not sufficiently separated from those who do not smoke. The rooms are quite nice and spacious. Last time at stayed at Guangming the air condition in my room was broken and so I was freezing in the night and when the sun hit the windows it was quite warm inside. A service lady tried to "repair" it but didn't manage. I have never had dinner at the hotel because there is a street with nice restaurant right around the corner. The gym is quite good and the hotel also has a small supermarket which offers quite a lot of things. A subway station is a 15 minutes walk away but tin general the hotel is quite far away from the city center. I would not pick this hotel for a vacation trip to explore the city simply because it is too far away.
Star ratings can be hit and miss in China, this place is rated 4 star but not as you know it in the real world. yes its half the price of most 5 star hotels and about 10x less in quality as well. If you are a westerner on a budget then there are a number of better choices in Beijing. If you like a "bed" that is hard (very hard) with hard pillows to match then this is the place for you. While only a few years old its showing some signs for poor maintenance. The air-con in my room stopped working, so they had to change rooms. :( You can get wifi but have to ask for a modem. There is a dodgy "Massage" place on the 3rd floor. The best thing about the place is the supermarket just off from the ground floor.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
- Business center
Located in Chaoyang, Beijing Guangming Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as CCTV Headquarters and Lama Temple. This 3.5-star hotel has 252 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. In central Beijing, the hotel is also close to Ditan Park and Lady Street Market.
This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.
Beijing Guangming Hotel's 252 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.
At Beijing Guangming Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for CNY 500 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 124 reviews