Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 3, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Beijing is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of the People's Republic of China. The city is home to some of the most famous attractions in the country, including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, and Tiananmen Square. Each year, millions of travellers flock to Beijing to explore rich history, shop international brands, and sample the very best of traditional Chinese cuisine.
Beijing is divided into 14 districts. Many of the most popular hotels in Beijing are located in the city centre, within walking distance of the city's most notable tourist sites, but there are also several major chain hotels represented in the centrally located Dongcheng district. The Chaoyang district, located on the east side of Beijing, is another good place to find reasonably priced accommodations, while the Haidan and Xicheng districts are home to a number of luxury lodgings.
The cheapest accommodations in Beijing are generally not accessible to foreign guests, but deals can be found if you're willing to look hard enough and can speak some Chinese. You'll find several hostels dotted throughout the Dongcheng and Xuanwu districts; they include Peking Yard Hostel, Lanting Youth Hostel, and Nanjing the Fleeting Time Youth Hostel, all of which offer dormitory-style lodging for under $20 per night. If you'd prefer to stay at a hotel, you can find inexpensive and unpretentious accommodations at Ibis Sanyuan Beijing in Tongzhou district, Hotel Beijing Hyde in Xicheng district, and Beijing Zhong An Hotel in Dongcheng district.
There is a large number of three- and four-star accommodations in Beijing city centre and throughout the 14 districts -- including several major chain hotels that offer Western-style lodging. Among the mid-range offerings you'll find throughout Beijing are: Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen, which is located in Xicheng and offers contemporary rooms, a sleek restaurant, and a fitness centre; the Emperor Beijing Forbidden City Hotel, a boutique hotel situated in a residential neighbourhood near Forbidden City that provides free breakfast, rooftop dining, and uniquely designed rooms; and the Novotel Beijing Sanyuan in Chaoyang district, where guests enjoy clean, comfortable rooms and easy access to the city centre.
If you're looking to bask in the lap of luxury during your stay in Beijing, your best bet is the Pangu 7 star Hotel Beijing. Guests here enjoy upgraded rooms and suites (some with fireplaces and butler service), along with in-room Bose entertainment systems, two chic restaurants, an indoor pool, and a shared lounge that offers afternoon tea service.
Other popular luxury hotels in Beijing include: the Four Seasons Beijing, which is located in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) and features swanky guest rooms, 4 high-end restaurants and a full-service spa; the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, an upmarket city-centre hotel boasting suites with separate living rooms, a sushi restaurant, an executive lounge, and a fitness centre; and the Grand Hyatt Beijing, which sits at the intersection of Chang An Avenue and Wangfujing in Dongcheng district and is characterized by its modern guest rooms, five high-end restaurants, and a magnificent resort-style indoor pool.
Beautiful city of almost 30 million people. Happened to be here on a rare stretch of clear days in 2013. Absolutely stunning and easily the most fascinating place I've yet been. Been back again in 2017 and 18 and amazed to see how much has changed!
I spent 13 months living in Beijing teaching ESL to kids. I loved it, the local population (all 20 million of them) are kind. Make sure to try jian bing (if you're vegetarian "wo bu yao ro" will be your best friend), visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, and wander through Wanfujing. I loved visiting the Temple of Heaven, and Lama Temple. Beijing's subway system is easy to navigate and inexpensive, you'll need to bargain with taxi drivers most of the time.
Although I hated the pollution and massification, I felt it was a very special place. Full of art, and tradition it felt like a very good visit (maybe one of the best in my stay in China).
Beijing is a big and great city. Although the API is not so good, but there are many historical places here such as The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Yuhe Yuan etc. Beijing has many famous spot like Olympic Stadium, I heard my sons said got 32 or 36 spots, but we spent there 5 days , so cant visit all, only choose some of popular places.