24 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
2 guests - 1 room
From food to architecture, there are plenty of great reasons to visiting Beijing. This is the cultural hub of China, home to an exceptional range of museums, art galleries, and cultural performances. Beijing also boasts 6 UNESCO world heritage sites including The Forbidden City and The Great Wall of China. It has a fantastic array of accommodation options to suit every type of traveller.
So, whether you’re looking for a low-cost place to crash or upmarket, luxurious surrounding in which to relax, Beijing has it all – and you can find the best deals using our hotel search. We’ve highlighted some of the best hotels and neighbourhoods to stay in.
One of Beijing’s most popular shopping streets, and easily accessible by either bus or metro, Wangfujing is popular with locals and tourists alike. The area is almost completely pedestrianised, making it easy to get around. You’ll find a mixture of independent traders and multinational companies selling everything you could ever need here, from branded clothing to books and fresh produce. This is a safe and popular part of Beijing, ideal for families and older travellers and there are hotels to suit every budget.
Dongzhimen is a part of Beijing that seamlessly blends Western and Chinese culture. Here you’ll find Western brands like Wal-Mart and Costa Coffee alongside local Chinese businesses. It’s also home to Guijie, a street with more than 100 restaurants that are open almost around the clock. Hotels in this area are upmarket, and many are 4 or 5-star establishments, although there are a few mid-range hotels in the area as well. It’s an ideal area for travellers that want luxury accommodation, and who like to have a few western conveniences nearby. From here, you can easily get to other parts of the city using Beijing’s vast metro system.
Beautiful buildings, a vibrant street food scene, and a colourful selection of shoebox-sized bars make this one of Beijing’s most popular neighbourhoods. Staying in this neighbourhood will give you easy access to attractions such as The Gulou (Drum Towers), Zhonglou, and the Former Residence of Yang Changji. Hotels in this area are typically either low-cost or mid-range, and the area is most suitable for younger travellers and those that want to take advantage of this area’s vibrant nightlife.
Piao Home Inn Jianguomen – Located in the CBD district, close to Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City, this hotel is ideal for sightseers on a budget. Wi-Fi and air-conditioning are included in the rooms.
Beijing Zhong An Hotel – Just a 5-minute walk from Beijing Railway Station, this budget hotel offers some great amenities including free bicycle hire, free parking, and luggage storage facilities.
Mercure Wanshang – Just 10 minutes by subway from Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, this mid-range hotel offers affordable accommodation in a central location. Guests who want to keep fit during their stay can use the on-site indoor pool and tennis courts.
Jing Lun Hotel – A centrally-located hotel that’s a 10-minute drive from the Silk Market, Beijing Railway Station, and Tiananmen Square. On-site facilities include a spa, indoor pool, and 4 different restaurants.
Waldorf Astoria – Blending traditional Chinese design with Western influences, this hotel offers elegant and luxurious accommodation in Jinyu Hutong. Rooms feature marble en-suite bathrooms with double vanity sinks and a Samsung tablet that controls features like the Smart TV.
The Peninsula Beijing – Offering 5-star accommodation in the heart of China’s capital, this luxurious hotel is one of the top hotels to stay in Beijing. The hotel offers free bicycles, perfect for getting around the city.
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.