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Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is in a good location, close to a metro station and a shopping centre with a range of food outlets. However the property itself has most definitely seen better days. As others have observed, the reception area is shared with a Subway outlet and, if I remember correctly, a Burger King. Once upstairs, the property feels more like the upscale hotel it purports to be, but that is only a superficial impression. The room I stayed in was poorly maintained, with a bathroom door that did not shut properly, dirty carpets, stained walls, and obvious damp and mould, on the woodwork and ceilings - with the paper under the paintwork peeling off in various places. In fact, it was lucky the lighting was so poor that it was not possible to see any further. The layout of the room itself was perfectly fine, although it is hard to understand why there is a glass window between the shower and the bedroom - why would anyone want a view like that? The breakfast, in the 'Great Room' was fine, but nothing to write home about, and the Wifi was particularly poor. Luckily there was a rather good Pizza Hut in the shopping centre underneath - as well as a massive supermarket. The hotel may well have been great when it was first built, but it is now in a very poor state and does not do the 'Holiday Inn' brand any good whatsoever. I would not plan to stay here again.

The hotel was selected because of its location. Other reviews have given ample description of that benefit. The hotel lobby is merely an entry point; a Subway sandwich shop was part of the same space. The only places to sit were the Subway tables and chairs. The hotel room was small, but clean; bathroom amenities limited. The soap in the shower was dispersed from a wall mounted container. The desk was sufficient for casual use, but not set up for a business traveler; electrical outlets for devices were not convenient nor plentiful. I unplugged the lamp at the desk to get an electrical outlet for my laptop. There was a safe located in the closet; however, it was not operational and remained that way for the five-night duration of my stay. The meeting rooms were a bit of a distance requiring a walk through part of the mall area. The meeting room was not well maintained. Carpets were badly stained and tech assistance was required for basic projection. The breakfast selection was adequate; western selections were minimal. No other meals were eaten on the hotel property; a good selection of restaurants are very close. In fact, many were passed on the way to the meeting room! A hall leads from the hotel dining room area directly into the mall near the restaurants.

I was forced to pay for the room damages. The Manager with the name Ashley Jiao threaten not to let me check out if I do not pay for the damage. I requested for logic explanation and the hotel technician and onsite duty Supervisor failed to provide. They both initially agreed that this is not my fault. But was told later by their Manager, Ashley Jiao whom was not there and have not seen the condition, asked that I need to pay. I asked the onsite duty Supervisor whether I can meet Ashley Jiao and personally explain the situation, but the onsite duty Supervisor said he is not around. The Manager also refuse to speak with me on the phone. I have to check out the next day early morning at 4.30am. I have no other choice but to pay for the damage (RMB1500) for an old rundown bathroom door or else they won't let me go. Felt cheated and threatened. I would not recommend this hotel.

I have stayed at many hotels in Beijing and if you are on business and need a good priced hotel in the northeast area of Beijing, this is the place to stay if you want great value. The rooms are first rate and clean. I judge a hotel by the comfort of the bed and the Quality of its air conditioning and this place scored a 10/10 in this category. The breakfast is standard Chinese and the lobby is very basic which was acceptable for the price of the room. The hotel is attached to a mall where you can find anything you need. Unless you want to stay in Beijing center, have all the standard western hotel amenities, western style restaurants and menus and pay more, stay here.

Good location right next to metro and buss station. Me and my friends came from train station and it was straight line from metro station to our hotel, so location was really convenient for us. Easy to find, view was really nice, rooms were clean and breakfast was good. They have nearby Carrefour, food mall and movie theater, so basically it had everything what you need for perfect hotel location

Holiday inn express Huacai Chaoyang district. We spent 5 nights at this hotel bedrooms clean and service good, breakfast was included with a wide variety of food mostly Chinese which was enjoyable. There is a shopping centre adjoining the hotel with many restaurants and shops including a Carrefour supper market, Seven Eleven store,Burger King & Subway. Outside there is a metro station to the centre of Beijing. The hotel also arranges trips to the Great Wall and Ming tombs for approx 450 yuan about £56. Forbidden city, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace approx 550 yuan about £69. Well worth a visit. China is such a wonderful city for exploring I also recommend there Silk/Pearl markets if you want a bargain.

Good location since its situated in a shopping complex with Fast food joints and a hypermarket. Right next to the metro station. Clean and secure rooms, though you can notice the age of the place with the peeling wallpapers and outdated bulbs giving the room a slightly gloomy feel. Helpful staff but the language barrier was slightly inconvenient.

I've booked through OnLine and Paid Full Payment to the Hotel but when I'm checking-in coupe of rude FrontOffice say that they've not received the Payment and I must Pay again. Big arguments with the Staff and Luckily my Chinese friend helped me to explain about Payment Gateway. One Girl Namely, Ms.Summer was nice enough to overcome the issue and upgraded my Room. Rooms are Very Good and the Property is Nice. Breakfast is Okay but mostly Chinese Cuisine.

I've stayed here a few times because my work's Beijing office is nearby. The rooms have never been impressive but have been mostly acceptable until this last visit. Clearly, I got the slum room. Wallpaper is stained, cracked and peeling, visible mildew in the bathroom ceiling, the window won't shut, and the heat doesn't work. The subway is right out front, but you can't get here from the airport easily. It is also at least an hour subway ride from all of the major Beijing tourist sites. The gym is not on-site but rather a partner fitness center in the shopping mall and has hours unusable to a business person. It is cheap, though, and they have breakfast. Once you are asleep, you can't see the room anymore.

The best hotel that I ever stayed in Beijing so far, I stayed there twice and every time for long time 3-4 weeks and never had any complain from anything. i stayed in many other hotels in Beijing but I'm going to stayed in Holiday Inn from now and go on. Best value for the hotel services ( Cleaning, Internet, Breakfast, Gym.....) also the stuff is so friendly and all of them speak english which is very rare in Beijing and whole China.

No.16 Guangshun North Street Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Chaoyang, Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as 798 Art District and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. This 317-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. 798 Space is also 3.1 mi (5 km) from this Beijing hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Huacai Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


All of Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai's 317 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai, guests have access to an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for CNY 80 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 154 reviews