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Beijing Rainbow Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

if you stay in this place because of the visit of the Great wall, it is far, but no chance to stay overnight closer to the wall. If you visit Beijing, you better look for some closer location, because it is quite a walk to the ancient center. Hotel has quite large rooms, but checking in is extremely slow and since hotel serves mainly large groups - waiting time is horrendous. Better eat nearby, since the food is better than in this hotel.

Good and frienly Hotel near Tiananmen Square (30 minutes walk!). Clean rooms, good price and a very kind staff. Unfortunately most of the staffmembers do not speak English very well but they do their very best!!

Stayed here as part of a group trip and was far from impressed. Check in slow room was dam right old tatty and dirty. Curtains falling down white curtains grey, air con hardly existent blowing a candle out had more impact. Asked to be moved then second room toilet did not work properly but we were told as we had been moved once we could not be moved again. The staff member who came to the room told us nothing worked properly in the hotel and it was closing so nothing was to be repaired. Breakfast was a joke they were taking things away before you finished eating and very little choice. The hotel was located on the outskirts and in a right shabby part of town. We even saw a local urinating up against a wall. Streets full of litter and smelt awful. Not impressed at all, avoid at all costs. As we were part of a tour we reported it to our guide but did not do any good. Keep clear would certainly not recommend, cheap and nasty typical for a lot of Chinese hotels. We found out later that we had been put on the unreferbished floors.

This is a sizeable hotel which provides decent facilities but is not handily located. It is too far to walk into town and will take at least 10 minutes to get to a tube station. We took a taxi into the centre one day, and are still recovering from the experience. Driving in Beijing seems to be based on waiting for the other road users to 'blink' and let you through. It cost 19 yuan to get to one of the shopping streets near Tiananmin Square. Breakfast on the first floor (Floor 2) is quirky and it can take a while to work out what is where. Tea and coffee are in the dining room - and frequently run out - whilst everything else is outside. There are very few gluten free options apart from some fruit and boiled eggs. We had our evening meal in the hotel once and it was unremarkable. Our room on Floor 11 had been nicely refurbished in a Chinese style - including a tea area in the bay window - but floors 10 and 12 had not yet been refreshed.

Here as part of a large group (about 100). The check in and check out were nice and smooth, and the general consensus was that the rooms were reasonably comfortable - although there seemed to be some variation in the opinions expressed within the group on that. I had the excitement of getting back to my room at midnight to find water pouring through the ceiling. I was moved fairly promptly to another room but no word of apology or explanation. The hotel is let down most by the staff who gave the impression that their life would be so much easier without all these annoying guests clogging the place up. The Dongfang Hotel a 5 minute walk along the road looked like a nicer place and gave better service - with a smile!

I recently stayed at the Rainbow Hotel and had an excellent trip. The hotel is fantastic. I got a suite on the 7th floor and found it to be very well appointed. The quality of fixtures is impressive. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was clean and had a good shower. The views from the room windows were great. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and made the stay easy. Breakfast was an impressive affair with a wide range of foods and drinks available. Overall a very impressive place to stay and I will definitely be back next time I am in Beijing!

Staff aren't very friendly. Unable to use gym in opening hours. Safe wasn't working. Room clean, bathroom ok. Hot water. Aircon not great so we opened Windows. Wouldn't stay here again if returning to Beijing The food was alright in the buffet breakfast

Stayed here for a couple of nights as part of a tour. Probably wouldn't want to stay any longer but it was ok. Room was smallish, dated and on the dark side but bedding was clean and I didn't mind the hard bed. Bathroom a bit shabby but reasonably clean. Very limited western breakfast options. Managed toast with jam and butter and a half decent coffee. Reception staff have limited English and not particularly friendly. My biggest issue is actually with the location. There's very little to see around the hotel and it's pretty dingy. Too far to walk to city centre especially in hot weather.

Stayed here as part of a group of students in July 2016. The rooms are clean and well appointed. The beds are hard as a rock, however. Morning breakfast buffet is a very nice spread with a variety of foods to satisfy almost any appetite. They even had coffee available which was much appreciated. The group dinners we had were pretty awful though. Bland and blech. I suppose they thought the would dumb it down for foreigners, but it was really not very good. The hot water was plentiful and two complimentary bottles of water in the room every day was much appreciated. The AC could have been colder. Overall a good budget motel in a good location for major sights in Beijing. There is a money exchanger machine in the lobby which takes bills larger than a 20, but not smaller bills. It was handy. There is also a bank next to the hotel. Free wifi in the rooms was very helpful, wifi does not work in dining room or in lobby.

The Rainbow Hotel is conveniently located close to The Temple of Heaven and there's a good selection of restaurants close by. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. The hot water worked well, so this hotel has ticked most of the boxes for a good stay. Breakfast serving was in a way like a Norwegian smoergasbord - lots of dishes to choose from. The dishes were mostly very clearly Chinese and very delicious, but included also a couple of choices for westerners. Eggs, bacon and toast among other things. The only problem was that the Internet connection was very slow, when we were at all able to connect. All in all a decent hotel and a perfect base of operation when visiting Beijing.

No.11, Xijing Road Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Downtown Beijing, Beijing Rainbow Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven. This 366-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like minibars, coffee makers, and TVs. It's in central Beijing and also close to Forbidden City and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.


There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Tianqiaoyuan Hall, which specializes in Chinese cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Beijing Rainbow Hotel's 366 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Beijing Rainbow Hotel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 341 reviews