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Hutong Inn Zaoyuanju Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

In nice hutong near many attractions (drum and bell towers and shopping). Receptionist spoke great English which was helpful. Be careful as they charge you for what you use in the room (bottled water for example).

The room that my mother and I stayed in was absolutely disgusting. As soon as we opened the door, we were hit with an unexplainable odor. The smell was so strong that even after opening the windows to let it air out for an hour, you could still smell the awful odor. We were woken up several times at night from the smell. The beds were so disgusting that both my mother and I slept on top of the covers with all of our clothes on - we just used our jackets are blankets. The walls around the bed had mold to the point that parts of the wall were black and soft to the touch. The beds were rock hard. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I have stayed at hostels that were more appealing than this accommodation.

Because I use my orbucks, I need not pay .I stayed there for two night. When I check out and hurry to go airport , they said I have no reservation and did not pay any money before. They requested me to pay again. My phone is not work in China, and they cannot phone for me. At that moment ,I almost cry, why they did not ask me when I check in, then I still have time to follow up. No choice, I should catch my flight. I almost ready to pay again. Lucky, at last they find my record, I need not pay again. Next time, when you check in ,make sure they had receive your reservation and bill.

great location, lots of little shops, in the old city

Is was 3 of us and we come to see Beijing not to stay in the hotel.hotel is very clean and personal very nice,try to help you with anything. Also good location next to subway and lot or small food places and markets.if I goingredients to Beijing in the future, decently will stay in same pkace.

Stayed two nights at this location. It's a decent place, clean and quiet. The room ventilation is not the best, but it is still comfortable. It is located in a quieter area, and still accessible to transportation, restaurants, and shopping. It's a budget stay, but I liked the quiet and less busy setting. And nice to be away from so much of the tourist crowd, a little more local feel.

No frills, cheap, convenient location. Close to subway and some great attractions.

good position, acceptable price, nice service suggestion: add breakfast

Convenient to subway station (Goludajie), walking distance to drum tower / bell tower and near to the restaurant. The staff are very helpful and can speak english.

Good location, very close to train station. Also within walking distance of the forbidden city. Room was clean. Breakfast was bad.

This hotel was a perfect location if your looking for a nice quiet authentic old Beijing experience. We didn't feel like we were in a big city, and there was so much to explore. This isn't for the Hilton Inn types. Staff was friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was good, you could even make your own omelette. We were only there for a couple days, so it was nice to just step outside your hotel and see some of the historic and charming beauty of old Beijing. We enjoyed just getting lost in the winding alleyways. Room was cramped but very clean, I would stay there again! Just a stroll away from funky shops and neat little restaurants.

From this well located hotel in Beijing's historic hutong's we exhaustively explored this gigantic city in 5 days. Many sites, Drum & Bell Towers, Hou Hai Lake & many restaurants & bars were within easy walking distance. Everything else was easily reached via subway with the closest station a short walk away. Walking through the hutong gave us an amazing, intimate view of the lives of regular people, just what we wanted! We also found and enjoyed wonderful bread and baked goods from tiny neighborhood shops there. Getting directions to the hotel was a bit of a challenge, but the well located Tourist Office nearby got us pointed in the right direction. A tour company the hotel contacted for our day trip to the Great Wall changed details of the trip without telling us until we asked. But we also saw a great alternate site. So in the end it all worked out fine - given that we had almost no Chinese, and people made a great effort to help us.

I stayed at the Zaoyuanju Hotel (aka Hutong Hotel) for two nights, sharing a triple room with my elderly parents. If you enjoy the backpacker/youth hostel atmosphere -- as we do -- this hotel is a great choice. We got some good tips from other travelers we met in the hotel lounge. The location is great. Unusually for Beijing, there's actually a lot within walking distance of the hotel: hutong neighborhoods obviously, but also the Drum Tower, Bell Tower, and a couple of really lovely parks. And, more importantly, it's just a 10-minute walk to a subway station. That said, if I had to do this trip over again, I probably would stay at a hotel with more amenities. While I prefer to stay at inexpensive places like this, since I figure, "how much time am I going to stay in the hotel really?" it's different when you're traveling with two people in their sixties who aren't used to the rigors of travel. The room was rather small and cramped here. Had I known they'd need a lot of down time in the hotel room -- and specifically how much time they'd be spending in the bathroom, which was basically adequate but spartan -- I'd have splurged for a more upmarket hotel option to make them more comfortable.

No.17 Zhangwang Alley, Jiu Gulou Avenue Beijing Beijing

Located in Dongcheng - Wangfujing within a short walk of Bell and Drum Towers, Hutong Inn Zaoyuanju Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Houhai Park. This 3-star hotel has 80 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Beijing and also close to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.


Dining

Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


Rooms

All of Hutong Inn Zaoyuanju Hotel's 80 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.


Guests of Hutong Inn Zaoyuanju Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, spa treatment rooms, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Property features

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room Outside Window,1 kind bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room Inside Window,2 single beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room Outside Window,2 single beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hutong Inn Zaoyuanju Hotel

Everyone (1) Couples (2) Family (5) Other (5)
4

in nice hutong near attractions. english spoken

Everyone

In nice hutong near many attractions (drum and bell towers and shopping). Receptionist spoke great English which was helpful. Be careful as they charge you for what you use in the room (bottled water for example).

By on Feb 21, 2017

1

absolutely disgusting

Families

The room that my mother and I stayed in was absolutely disgusting. As soon as we opened the door, we were hit with an unexplainable odor. The smell was so strong that even after opening the windows to let it air out for an hour, you could still smell the awful odor. We were woken up several times at night from the smell. The beds were so disgusting that both my mother and I slept on top of the covers with all of our clothes on - we just used our jackets are blankets. The walls around the bed had mold to the point that parts of the wall were black and soft to the touch. The beds were rock hard. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I have stayed at hostels that were more appealing than this accommodation.

By on Nov 19, 2015

2

staff service not good

Singles

Because I use my orbucks, I need not pay .I stayed there for two night. When I check out and hurry to go airport , they said I have no reservation and did not pay any money before. They requested me to pay again. My phone is not work in China, and they cannot phone for me. At that moment ,I almost cry, why they did not ask me when I check in, then I still have time to follow up. No choice, I should catch my flight. I almost ready to pay again. Lucky, at last they find my record, I need not pay again. Next time, when you check in ,make sure they had receive your reservation and bill.

By on May 23, 2015

3

in the heart of the old city

Singles

great location, lots of little shops, in the old city

By on Jan 5, 2015

4

awesome family trip

Families

Is was 3 of us and we come to see Beijing not to stay in the hotel.hotel is very clean and personal very nice,try to help you with anything. Also good location next to subway and lot or small food places and markets.if I goingredients to Beijing in the future, decently will stay in same pkace.

By on Dec 29, 2014

3

reasonable

Singles

Stayed two nights at this location. It's a decent place, clean and quiet. The room ventilation is not the best, but it is still comfortable. It is located in a quieter area, and still accessible to transportation, restaurants, and shopping. It's a budget stay, but I liked the quiet and less busy setting. And nice to be away from so much of the tourist crowd, a little more local feel.

By on Nov 29, 2014

3

great location on a dime

Singles

No frills, cheap, convenient location. Close to subway and some great attractions.

By on Nov 23, 2014

4

good choice for tourist

Singles

good position, acceptable price, nice service suggestion: add breakfast

By on Oct 1, 2014

4

value for money

Couples

Convenient to subway station (Goludajie), walking distance to drum tower / bell tower and near to the restaurant. The staff are very helpful and can speak english.

By on Jul 13, 2013

3

close to train station

Couples

Good location, very close to train station. Also within walking distance of the forbidden city. Room was clean. Breakfast was bad.

By on May 4, 2012