Holiday Inn Express Beijing Wangjing3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This hotel has seen better days. There was nothing really wrong with the hotel but I am not rushing back. It was a nightmare getting to it from the airport. I think the driver got lost. I recommend printing a map and having the full name and address of the hotel in Chinese if you want to avoid a magical mystery tour.
I was initially disappointed at this hotel in general: There are only 2 elevators, so they get very crowded during breakfast hours, the room condition is bad with wet carpets in the hallway, and most importantly the wifi is SLOOOW, and it is not even useable, I had to use my mobile hotspot for the duration of the stay because the wifi simply just doesn't work. However, I have to say that the staffs are friendly, helpful and very professional. The location of the hotel is good, but not that ideal: it's about 10 minutes to the closet subway station but you have to be able to navigate through many alleyways (it took me 30 minutes to go there the first time). Also, Wangjing Soho is within 15 minutes walk and there are many dining options there. Overall I would say this is a motel using holiday inn express brand, don't expect anything other than bed breakfast and shower. Also be aware of the price and hidden fees, I booked though IHG website for ~450 yuan, and when I checked in the price jumped to over 550, so be aware of this over 100 yuan per night hidden fees.
Think of the pleasant and affordable Holiday Inn that you've stayed at in the past. Now erase those expectations. This hotel seems to have been one of those Chinese hotels that Holiday Inn bought out and never really renovated. I chose this because I thought it was near a subway line, which it kind of is. It's probably a 10 minute walk and you'll probably get lost the first time you head there because you have to weave through an alley way and through another hotel. There aren't enough elevators, so in the morning, if you are staying on a high floor, be prepared to stop at every floor going down. There is a secret service elevator around the corner on my floor that I found which was helpful. The hallways are all smoky. I'm not sure if they have non-smoking rooms. I came during the peak of summer and the AC was not strong enough. I would wake up sweaty with no way to turn the AC stronger. The shower also leaks out of door and the water can take a while (~20 minutes) to heat up. Wifi was also slooooow. It only worked on the weekend when no one is there. The breakfast was decent as long as you're not hoping for omelettes and waffles. Mostly traditional Chinese foods. The area itself is nothing special. There's a large electronics department store nearby, a McD's, Dunkin Donuts and some Chinese noodle shops. Relatively easy to get a taxi cab. Otherwise, the staff are pretty friendly and you can check out early without telling them. Also, you should note that there is a Holiday Inn on the same block and another Holiday Inn Express in another part of WangJing, so make sure you tell you cab driver that you're going to Futong Dong Da Jie.
We stayed here as a family during the second leg of our vacation in Beijing. The rooms are small, but well furnished. Beds are comfortable. There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room itself. There's a self-do laundry facility - you can get the coins for operating the washing machine from the reception. Breakfast spread is great. Quite a lot of variety and food is good too, There are many restaurants and fast food joints around as well. The only problem we faced was a constant disturbance due to the the elevator noises. The elevator kept humming a deep 'uhmmmm...' sound all day and night that was quite troublesome. Apart from that, the hotel is quite recommendable.
Decent rooms for a good rate. Not much for good shopping nearby but a couple blocks form the metro makes getting around fairly easy. Staff is reasonably friendly. Would recommend higher floor rooms for quietness.
Have stayed here numerous times over the years. Was here last in Sep this year. Service help must be horrible to hire these days. Simple requests for simple tool was met with indifference - that's the only one we have at the front desk. After a long 14 hour flight - didn't feel like tripping downstairs in underwear - so asked front desk staff to deliver tommy room and let me use for a minute. Asking to speak to the manager on charge - told no one around till morning. The previous front desk staff seems to be much better and not as surly. If not for proximity to airport - would not return. Next time would look harder for alternatives.
the rooms are full of dust and stinky, feels like someone just smoked 100 cigarettes inside. I don't mention the toilet. the service is horrible, even though I speak perfect chinese the girls at the reception were always rude. the breakfast was terrible. I would never suggest this hotel even to my worst enemy.
Money for quality. Good. Stay in the standard room for 5 days. Comfortable bed and nice staff. Many restaurants in the surrounding area. 10 mins walk to underground rail. 20 mins to capital airport of Beijing.
First visit to this hotel and will not be the last, another great IHG property close to the airport and a nice part of Beijing. Also very close to the Airport subway train station in Sanyuanqiao. Room is very spacious for a HI Express property and the breakfast room is well decorated. A somewhat better quality of HI Express brand in Beijing. Although I checked in very late at night, the front desk staff was attentive and polite throughout. Breakfast was complimentary and the variety was very good, no concerns here. Overall a fantastic stay and I'd return for sure.
We had a few days business to do in Beijing and choose this hotel as close to our meetings. Great hotel. Extremely friendly and helpful staff especially in the lovely fifth floor restaurant. Really good meeting rooms as well. Rooms small but very clean and had all mod cons we required.Wonderful restaurants just across the road. Fifth floor restaurant great place to work during the day as very quite and peaceful atmosphere.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Chaoyang within a short walk of 798 Art District, Holiday Inn Express Beijing Wangjing is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. This 3.5-star hotel has 231 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. 798 Space and Lady Street Market are also close to this Beijing hotel.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
Holiday Inn Express Beijing Wangjing's 231 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have free toiletries and slippers. Phones and desks are also standard.
Guests of Holiday Inn Express Beijing Wangjing enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 216 reviews