The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments4.5 out of 5.0
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My first time staying in Marriott Apartment style hotel. The hotel is an apartment style so it has living room, dining room, study (w/ sofa bed), kitchen (stove, microwave, washer/dryer combo), and bedroom with a HUGE bathtub + separate toilet + shower facility + dual sinks. Thus, its huge and very comfortable. Bed is comfortable and firm. For a family, it has lots of space to run around. The location is ideal. It is next to the Wangfujing night market, Beijing mall, and very close to Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square. Breakfast was okay. Enough Continental / Chinese options. Great services from front desk and concierge. Enough its next to Wangfujing Street where there is a lot of things happening, the hotel is tuck in on the corner so it is still very quiet.
Within near proximity to many of the city’s must-sees, this property offers very comfortable lodgings in a great location. This is China, so perfection eludes it, but if you’re in town with the family or for an extended stay and you want quiet and spacious comfort in a central location you’d be hard pressed to better it. Befitting its impressive appellation, this fortress-like red-tiled edifice enveloping a grand Romanesque courtyard has all the visual authority of a modern imperial palace. An impression only slightly dented upon entering through the imposing frontage to a cavernous foyer embellished with a few faintly Vegas-like flourishes. The slick and welcoming reception quickly had us registered and heading along the sweeping residential corridors to our expansive and comfortable accommodations. The good: we had a sprawling and well-appointed two king-bedroom apartment with all the expected amenities most of which worked as expected. Each bedroom included an expansive en-suite bathroom plus a separate powder room for guests. The living and dining areas were spacious and comfortably furnished and the kitchen was fully equipped along with a laundry machine. There was more closet and storage space than a warehouse. The plumbing worked well and there were TVs scattered all about the apartment with enough English language channels to keep informed without being confused. The included wifi worked well on all our devices. The décor is vintage sober and subdued 5-star luxe with a few oriental flourishes. There is a colossal – but seldom used – canopied rooftop swimming pool and an even less-well-used but well-equipped gym. Breakfast is a cost + (¥118 PP) buffet affair with good quality offerings and capable service. The not so good: those familiar with Chinese hotels won’t get any surprises here. The once-gracious furnishings and fixtures have developed a certain period patina which, abetted by a few patchwork repairs, amplifies the chronological age of the property – perhaps a couple decades at a guess. So, the one-time opulence has matured into something like pleasant comfort. It’s still OK but a refurbishment might not be far over the horizon if it were in the West. Whilst most are fine and all are polite, some of the service staff can be a bit hapless if called upon for anything that stretches their capability envelope. The annoying: Chinese hotel air conditioning operates like the imperious central control of an authoritarian government. You can fiddle with your in-suite settings (temperature, fan speed etc.) to your heart’s desire but the output will be whatever has been decided by the AC central committee. This property is no different except that we had no less than five digital AC panels in our apartment with which to delude ourselves that we could affect some control over the environment – which we just adapted ourselves to. We would come back, and we probably will.
Apart from the fantastic amenities, the friendly staff at this hotel really made this a very memorable experience. Even though there was a language barrier this did not stop them from providing the highest level of service and catering to our every need. One of the best hotels we have stayed in due to the location (close to popular Wangfujing street), the luxurious rooms and mostly the service. This will definitely be our base when we are in Beijing again.
1 bedroom apartment with walk in closets and shower. Fully functional kitchenette and great wifi. Best part is that its closer to the shopping district as well as Tourist attractions like Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.
I stayed at the Imperial Mansion for three nights with my wife and 11 year old son in June 2017. We loved the hotel, it was perfect for our needs. There are fancier hotels in Beijing but you can hardly get more bang for your buck than the Imperial Mansion. Our room (an "Executive one bedroom") was essentially a one bedroom apartment, probably about 1,000 square feet. We had a king bedroom plus an additional room with a fold out sofa bed for the boy - there were large sliding panels that enabled us to close that room off so it was like having two bedrooms. There were two full bathrooms. The king room had a large walk in closet and the master bath had a great rainfall shower and gigantic garden tub, complete with TV in the mirror. The other bathroom had a shower stall but I don't think we used it. The room had standard Marriott bathroom amenities like soap and shampoo but also had robes and slippers. Housekeeping could be more thorough, lots of fingerprints and things like that but the room was certainly clean enough. The a/c was effective. Our room had a full kitchen with silverware and plates and bowls and whatnot but we didn't really use any of that. What we did use and what really made this room valuable was the washer/dryer...we were in the middle of a three week Asia trip and the ability to wash clothes was a lifesaver. Yeah, the dryer was slow but we were able to do a load during the day and one at night and got everything we had washed. Nice. Breakfast was included and was not a highlight. There was plenty of variety of hot and cold food but it wasn't very good. Service at breakfast also wasn't very good. There is bread and cereal for the unadventurous but the hot western food like eggs and bacon all tasted a little bit off. We ordered drinking water through the hotel's shopping service and were very surprised to have a gigantic 5 gallon jug delivered to the room. There is no dispenser so it was very hard to use but we drank maybe half of it. The pool is amazing, one of the largest indoor hotel pools I've ever seen. There are locker rooms for changing. You have to wear a swim cap so make sure to bring one if you plan to use the pool. They strictly enforce this rule so be warned. For a tourist the location of this hotel simply can't be beat - around the corner from Wangfujing shopping street and one of the food streets with the scorpions on a stick and whatnot. A couple of giant western type malls are very nearby. We even found a Dunkin Donuts within 5 minutes of the hotel (in the APM mall I think it was called). Tiananmen Square and the a forbidden city are not far away. Perfect. We were surprised to be given a bowl of fruit and bottle of wine as well as two Chinese beers shortly after getting into our room. Maybe this was a platinum amenity, I don't know, but it was an awesome surprise. The wine was Australian btw. If we ever go back to Beijing we will stay here again. We really liked this hotel - it was our oasis in the craziness of Beijing.
Our room was a 2 bedroom apartment. Very large. Clean. Washer and dryer combined unit. Very good breakfast. Excellent location. Good price. Excellent for families. Nice pool - swim caps required. Average fitness center. No complaints. Would recommend to others. We would stay here again.
We enjoyed the big space of the 2 bedroom apartment. Kids really enjoyed the office room with TV. It feels like home because you get to cook and wash clothes after a dip in the pool. Travelling with kids and the whole family became so enjoyable with this kind of accomodation you come home after the tour. The location is bonus... really at the center. Mall and food is not a problem.
Very clean and modern, pool and gym are great. The room is huge much more than I was expecting for the price. Breakfast is a nice a mixture of east and west food, staff very friendly. The location is perfect, very close to restaurants, shopping, forbidden city and subway. Also a food market 100m away.
Our room was just huge, with an extra large bathroom, a kitchen with a washer and dryer, and a wonderful bed. The breakfasts (included) were amazing - and included both Chinese and Western dishes. We would definitely stay here again.
First, *** The BAD *** This place is not up to Marriott's standards. It's close, but it has a lot of uniquely Chinese characteristics that bring it down somewhat. E.g. : - Required swimming caps in the pool - Children (9+) can't swim alone - Housekeeping won't clean dishes; dishwashing detergent is difficult to find in Beijing - Parking garage is cramped - No free coffee - Room was not ready at 5:00 pm after a 17 hour flight - Central open air courtyard is a huge slab of concrete with one statue in the middle. Massive malinvestment in this area of Beijing. Chinese garden would have been much nicer! And now ***The GOOD *** + Units have kitchenetts + Units have clothes washers and dryers + Service and housekeeping is solid and very responsive + Management actually bought my wife a card and a cake on her birthday! Super nice touch!! + Pool on the top floor overlooking the Forbidden City is awesome + Location at Wufujing is fantastic. Lots of shopping both high and low end. A block from the Bank of China, a block from the subway, two-three blocks from Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City + Super modern; luxury hotel Lastly *** The UGLY *** * Parking supervisor got into a huge argument with a driver at the hotel; lots of cussing and yelling in front of my children followed by the driver trying to run over the parking supervisor. I thought the driver and the parking supervisor were going to come to blows. This type of thing happens in Beijing unfortunately.
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 389 reviews