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The North Garden Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A nice enough Hotel in a very good position, probably the best in Beijing for Wangfujing St. Our room was a good size with good bed and shower. But the staff were the worst I have encountered in China. Absolutely ignored whilst checking in. A bizzare experience with little understanding of English, and likewise on checkout. Need to walk a bit outside to get Taxi due to.... dunno, maybe something to do with regulations and a Police station next door. Tried to hit us up for almost $40 for two breakfasts so we crossed the road to McDonalds.. for $5.00. The smell of smoke was everywhere in halls and even the lift. The `Bar` was a joke with semi filled bottles of coloured water masquerading as liquor, and only beer available at 20RMB. Both restaurants were not open, and room service had only a few items. Never again for us.

The hotel is close to train station and nearby to mall and shopping area. Location was really good. The price was also cheaper compared to the other nearby hotels with decent bed and huge room. Also our room was clean.

Location is amazing, really in city center, a lot of shopping malls are near, different restaurants & coffee shops also, McDonald's on the corner, KFC & pizza hut along Wangfujing street, Subway inside a near mall & many many restaurants, metro station is one minute walk, inside a large shopping mall. The staff are helpful, rooms are clean, the big problem is Air condition, the room is so warm, always 26 or 27 degrees, so this is the most annoying thing in hotel, breakfast is good, this was my 2nd time in this hotel. Also there's a problem of street closed in front of hotel, so you have to walk with your luggage to the near junction to have a cab or bus !!!!!!!

We had a great experience here!!! The room was clean, the people were very helpfull, the breakfast was terrific!!! Just the bed was hard!!!! But we had a good time. The localization is great, we can go shopping, eating in a very short distance!!! Actually we're in the city center!!!

I checked into this hotel by mistake. I had the name of my tour group's hotel wrong. The people here were very helpful in contacting my group and in providing a room at the last minute. Contrasted with other reports here, the bed was comfy and clean. The breakfast selection was terrific with both Chinese and Western options in a lovely roofed-over garden setting. The water was hot and lots of it and the location just around the corner from a shopping street and a subway stop from the Forbidden City. Negatives: The hallways could do with an update. And about the rugs: I've stayed in lots of hotels in China and, unless it's a 5 star, if there are rugs, they will be overdue for a cleaning. Unfortunately it's typical. My suggestion: wear the slippers provided and don't sleep on the floor.

The hotel's location is definitely amazing. Literally 2 metro stops away from Tiananmen Square and the entrance to the Forbidden City. Had no problem moving around. The service was a bit serious and not that helpful but if you talk to them a little they are open and willing to help you. The rooms had no A/C and therefore this was a huge problem in such a warm city like Beijing. Nonetheless, the location definitely made up for any problems because we left early in the morning and came back late just to fall asleep.

First visit to Beijing and found this to be a good location, shopping and sites are nearby. As for the hotel, there are not many positives. Rooms are ok size, but dirty and worn out. Carpets in our room was filthy (see pic). Beds and linen were hard. Staff were very unfriendly! Breakfast was average.

The only good thing we found staying here was the location. It is an excellent location, right by Wangfujing Subway line and right off Wangfujing street, very close to the markets and walking distance to Tian Sq and Forbidden City. The beds were very uncomfortable. Do not stay here and expect Western standard hotel. The third extra bed was so springy and bouncy it was like a water bed. As many have mentioned in reviews I would reccomend paying a bit extra for a Western chain hotel with comfortable beds! Breakfast was included in our room rate. Not work the 100rmb extra fee if you had to pay. The food was mostly cold. The fresh omlettes weren't bad though and there was some fresh fruit. Additionally, we had booked a room for three people telling them we needed an extra bed and for them to contact us if there were any issues. When we checked in they informed us there is 240rmb extra fee per night. We told them they cannot spring an extra fee and then did drop the extra fee.

This hotel is fine but not really geared for international travelers. Not very many staff spoke English, so don't expect to be able to pop down to the desk for questions/directions. The room was no smoking but the no smoking sign was directly behind the ashtray. Room wasn't as clean as it should be, and the room was very tired and not well maintained. Internet was very slow. On the plus side, very good breakfast, and the location is hard to beat, right on the walking street area of Wangfujing. Overall, fine, but I would recommend to spend another 20-30 bucks and stay someplace nicer.

We stayed here during a recent business trip to Beijing. Firstly we chose this hotel due to its location. It is just of Wangfujing Street main shopping boulevard area. The other major attractions like Tienanmen Square and Forbidden City are just a short taxi ride away. For Beijing standards the hotel rate falls in the mid-range. It is an average size hotel and the staff are quite helpful with all our needs. The rooms are of average size though the bathroom is a bit tight but manageable. I feel the hotel is quite good in general. The main qualm I have is the beds in the room are really hard and feel like its devoid of a mattress. Most of the other items are manageable and perhaps some refurbishment needs to be done, for example the carpets are a big aged. The breakfast area is a nice open area with a high ceiling with the rooms on higher floors overlooking into this area. The food itself is average but to be expected for a hotel in this price range. Overall it is a good budget hotel but could truly be better with major improvement in the bedding provided in the rooms.

218-1 Wangfujing Avenue Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tiananmen Square and Tiananmen
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Located in Dongcheng, The North Garden Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Tiananmen Square and Tiananmen. This 216-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a health club. Located in central Beijing, the hotel is also near Forbidden City and China Museum of History.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


The 216 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and desks.

Property features

The North Garden Hotel offers a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. There's limited parking and limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 159 reviews