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Beijing Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was clean and tidy. The beds were comfortable too. I stayed for two weeks for work. Sometimes I just needed to stay in the room to get work done, so I put 'don't disturb' on the door. They kept knocking on the door and calling to see when they could clean the room. One time I was in the shower. And once I walked back to my room at about 7pm and someone in a hotel uniform was wandering around the room (with no cleaning equipment or anything, just a random visit). It's not a good place if you're travelling alone and a woman. The receptionist staff are also exceptionally rude and they take an enormous deposit for mini-bar charges upfront even if you've already paid for the room.

We booked a 5 star hotel and got a 2 star. Rooms big but needs to be redone. Bathrooms small and shabby. Reception shocking.....a group was checking out at 06h00 with only one receptionist in attendance. No concierge service. No maps. Breakfast OK. Location fantastic. Considering what you can get for this money in China - this one is nowhere near the standard we have received for the same money.

Once you get in you can really see that this place used to be one of the most luxurious places in Beijing, but now it is becoming a bit old and not well maintained, mainly the rooms and the corridors. There is a cigarette odor everywhere and it feels old. The location is perfect, though!! Right between the Main Street and the forbidden city Good service, although many of the staff didn't speak any English

Stayed in this hotel in mid of march for 4 nights, bus stopped from the entrance at the back and as i walked into the lobby it looks grand, however, as i stepped into the room, it had a very bad smell of the carpet, but as I arrived in the midnight, all i want is just get into bed and sleep. Toilet is dirty. There's no air-conditioner in the room and they asked me to just open the window for ventilation, however theres no indication on how to open the window. So the window looked like its going to fall off from the ledge, hence I called up reception and ask them to send someone to check. The technician that came was EXTREMELY RUDE and he was so arrogant when he explain to me how the window works. The hotel breakfast was average, not much choices, the fried noodles are too salty while the other food are either too oily. The location is too difficult to call a cab and all the shops around closed after 10pm. Overall i would NOT recommend anyone to stay here.

This was Beijings first 5* hotel. Now it's barely 3*. The service was without a smile and if not rude at least not welcoming in any way. The room was torn and old. AC did not work and my room reaked of cigarette smoke. Breakfast was sparse. We also spotted the largest cockroach I've ever seen in the corridor. Wifi was slow and of course, as all internet in China, restricted. Location is good though.

The hotel is located 5 blocks away from Forbidden City and Tiananmen Plaza. It is an Old Hotel that seems to have been one of the best in Beijing, but nowadays it looks that it has ben stucked in 90´s. Rooms are very big and comfortable. One thing to criticise was the rancid smell in the bathroom. Except for that, it was really good. The breakfast was really complete. The swimming pool and the gym were very good also.

The Beijing Hotel is actually part of a complex of multiple hotels spanning a large block along East Chang'an Avenue that also includes the Raffles next door (has a better bar). The Beijing used to be the place to stay in the city, but now there are certainly better options. The location is great, right on Chang'an, a short 5-minute walk to Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. The Metro station Wangfujing (line 1) is right outside. (You'll need it, since taxis ordered at the front desk have a 50 % chance of not showing up at all.) The shopping street Wangfujing Street is right next door, as are a number of restaurants and the Malls at Oriental Plaza. Rooms are large-ish, but a little dank, with a musty smell and old carpeting that has been there at least since the early 80s. The temperature control did not work at all, at first it was too cold, then too hot (even with the A/C at high and supposedly 16 degrees C, it was still around 28 degrees). Reception staff is hit and miss - you could just as easily get a friendly fluent English-speaker or an unfriendly and unhelpful receptionist who doesn't no a word of English. I and numerous other people from our group ordered taxis and about half of the time, they did not come at all. The conference rooms are on the 18th floor, with stunning views (barring Beijing smog) of the Forbidden City. Banquet staff was generally competent and helpful. Breakfast is included in the rate (around 130 € for a single room). Standard Asian fare, with a few dry croissants. Nothing special.

Used to be the best hotel in Beijing in the 80's (the real 5 star hotel back then), has not been updated since then and only lives on its old reputation. The room is spacious though not updated, the washroom is also very old. So the value for the price we paid is pretty low. despite that we got a room with view of the Tiananmen square (people's congress in the background) and the Forbidden city. Location is nothing to discuss about, its on the Chang'an street (parade street of Beijing) with metro line access within the Wangfujing shopping district. There are a lot of restaurants in Wangfujing district (Mall of Oriental Plaza or Dong'an Plaza (APM)).

this was my third visit to Beijing hotel first time was in 1992 my room was located in relatively western style part and second time on 2001 but I stayed in the raffles side which was just modernized. This time I was in Beijing just to visit Beijing the choice of the hotel was based on being in the center avoiding all type of traffic and it was a wise decision. first of all, we got a room in the old part, ancient Chinese style decorated (bed with columns) original classic Chinese wood furniture. to room looks to the forbidden city which makes the room an integrated part of the global ambient. on the same floor there is an internal terrace looking to the internal Patio is a nice place to relax. the coffee shop is looking to the main street and offer a generous buffet. the personnel is very friendly specially at the bar they accommodate our late evening food requests even if was not listed in their menu. the best part is the location of the hotel it is at a waking distance from Tiananmen square, the gallery under the raffles connects the hotel to the malls on the east chang'an avenue or behind to the busy pedestrian shopping street. through tiannamen square is possible to reach another pedestrian old street passing by the famous old Beijing duck restaurant (one of the branches in Beijing) many other places of interest surrounds the hotel and the most important no need for car which is a blessing in Beijing. as far as the forbidden city it is quite attached to the hotel and on holidays is very important because the visitors are limited to 80000 only (yes eighty thousand) but it happened to us as it was holidays that at 10 am there was no more tickets available we postponed to the second day and we went at 7.30 in the morning to get our tickets (please note that need ID or passport for every ticket) it was enjoyable week in Beijing

Great location - near Forbidden City, Tiananmen square, shopping area, market, metro station. However, the furniture is old, the service is poor, the staff is quite unfriendly. Taking a taxi it's a challenge, even if you order it at the reception.

No 33 East Chang Avenue Block A, C, D Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tiananmen Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Dongcheng within a short walk of Tiananmen Square, Beijing Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Tiananmen. This 5-star hotel has 730 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 7 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Beijing, it's also close to Forbidden City and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Sunshine Cafe, one of 7 onsite restaurants. 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. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 730 air-conditioned rooms feature safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.


Property features

At Beijing Hotel, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for CNY 60 per day. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a conference center, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Forbidden City View Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Ambassador Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1184 reviews