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Lu Song Yuan Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pros: The staff members are friendly and helpful Affordable, and about 5, 6 minute walk to subway Cons: paper thin walls (no sound insulation) Bed is uncomfortable Room is old, need to be renovated Breakfast is very basic

This hotel was incredibly accommodating, extremely pleasant and helpful staff. Located in a great hutong area with lots of shops, bars and food. My room was very clean and free of cigarette smoke, larger than expected. Yes the price may be a bit higher than most budget hotels in the area, but it is worth it. I left my last hotel (which was disgusting), and my friend found Lu Song yuan hotel for me, and was basically an oasis. My next visit to Beijing, I will be staying here again.

Really hard to find, but once you do, its really close to everything. Walking distant to subways, buses and metro lines. The rooms looked new. Super clean and everything you would need. The bathroom has a tub and shower, but no shower curtains or doors. Also, there's a window between the shower wall and bedroom. At lest theirs a curtain. I had to take a shower sitting down so I didn't get everything ion the room wet. The people at the front desk have at lest one person that speaks English. Have some cash on hand, cause the room deposit must be in cash. Likewise you will be refunded in cash. Service was great. They have a guy in the lobby selling tours that's kinda annoying but if you need something he's nice to have around. We needed transportation to the airport and it was more convenient than trying to take the subway with all of our luggage and it wasn't that much more. The ride turned out to be just someone he hired to do the drive. When we got to the airport, the driver asked for money to pay the entrance fee. We said that we didn't know anything about that and we assumed it was all taken care of. It was only around $1.50USD so it wasn't worth the time to argue. The price was very good for the area. Overall, I enjoyed the place and would go back again

We found this slightly less good value than other hotels that are similar and were quite a bit cheaper. The location is good and breakfast is included. The staff are not helpful or friendly but the rooms are clean although the bathroom is a little tired. Nice little hutong with lots of bars and easy access to the lake and restaurants.

The staff was very friendly and the receptionists spoke English very well. It takes about a 2 minute walk to reach a very popular hutong area and 3 mins to a subway station. It was a perfect location for all the tours we took and just a casual walk. The atmosphere is very traditional instead of a rich american looking hotel which I really enjoyed. They had a restaurant, some snacks, drinks and souvenirs all at easy access and 24/7 reception. Overall great cost and hotel!

It looks good on the outside, the room was the problem, it was tiny, dark with one small window that faces a brick wall, the shower floods the entire bathroom as there is no tray to direct the water, there was Wifi in the lobby and courtyard but no service at all in my room (217) for the price (450¥) you can stay somewhere much better, the walls are thin and you can hear people talking at a normal volume next door. Yes it is in a Hutong, yes it authentic, but this room should not be the standard for this price. Quite disappointing.

The free breakfast was incredible, as far as free stuff goes. Good combination of western and eastern breakfast. Though the coffee isn't great, there's a coffee shop next door that is truly world class, if a little expensive. Location is truly amazing. 5 minute walk to Line 6 and Line 8, and tons of great food, bars, and shops within a short walk in the hutongs. Staying in the hutongs makes one feel that they're experiencing "real" Beijing instead of a touristy western hotel somewhere. And because of the hutongs, you don't hear big city street noise, so very pleasant to sleep at night. Everything functioned as it should - air conditioning, power outlets, plumbing, etc. This should go without saying, but at this price point and in China, it's actually a luxury!

I took a solo trip to Beijing in off-season November. I stumbled upon Lusongyuan Hotel during one of my many visits to Tripadvisor as I planned my trip. I could not have been more pleased with my hotel selection. Here are my Pros and Cons: Pros first: >As many reviewers have stated, the location is outstanding, and is the property's best attribute. Easy access to the metro, buses, shopping and restaurants. Easy to navigate to most of the “tourist” spots. Some are within walking distance (Bell and Drum Tower, Lama Temple). The historic nature of the Hutong makes for a pleasant experience. You do not feel like you are in the middle of huge metropolitan area. >Excellent front desk staff that adequately communicate in English. They went above and beyond in helping me communicate with my tour company. >Breakfast was included in my rate and I enjoyed the Chinese offerings each day. Although they offered western breakfast options, I can’t imagine why one wouldn’t partake in the local favorites. >The room was small, but comfortable and the bathroom was clean. Housekeeping did a nice job each day. I did get to see other rooms, which appeared to be spacious. However, for a single traveler who only used the room to sleep and bathe, it was perfect. Nice touches included a bathrobe, slippers and bottled water. Note: I did see other rooms which were significantly larger than mine, and those would be very comfortable for a couple. Cons: Not many to mention. The smallish bathroom is what some refer to as a “wet” bathroom. The shower had a curtain, but is not separated from the rest of the bathroom. Thus, the floor tends to get wet. Tips: I had the most fabulous Peking Duck at Siji Minfu Roasted Duck restaurant (Dongsi 10th Alley location), which is a short bus ride away from the hotel. Also, had great Jian Bing close by the hotel on the east side of Jiaodaokou Street. Bottom Line: I would certainly return to Lusongyuan Hotel, and am happy to recommend it to my fellow travelers.

It was my second time staying in this hotel, though there's a bit of walking to the nearest subway station (approx. 10mins), but it make up for everything in the room. The LCD television have more hundreds over channels, the bed is cosy, the toilet is clean, every design in the hotel has a historical touch. You can find food easily around the place, and after nanluoguxiang complete its renovation in December, I am sure it will certainly make the hotel even more attractive! :)

Located in the old hutong area of Beijing helps you imagine what it used to be although just down the lane is a very modern night market with food and shops. The room was snug with 4 post bed and light screen curtains and comfortable fold up bed for our teenage daughter. Loved the wooden phone and porcelain kettle - wish I could have brought both home! Breakfast better if you can appreciate the Chinese style of breakfast.

No.22 Banchang Lane Kuanjie Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Bell and Drum Towers and Beihai Park
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Dongcheng, Lu Song Yuan Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Bell and Drum Towers and Beihai Park. This 55-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and express check-in. Also close to this Beijing hotel are Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.


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


Lu Song Yuan Hotel's 55 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also standard.

Property features

At Lu Song Yuan Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. You'll find limited parking. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 183 reviews