Beijing Hotel Reviews

Mid-Range Hotels in Beijing (3-Star Hotels)

Sha Tan Hotel Editor Pick!
Sha Tan Hotel, Beijing Located just north-west of the Forbidden City, Sha Tan Hotel is a delightful and excellent value option.
Rooms are well-appointed, modern and relatively spacious and have free internet access (via cable). The restaurant serves a Chinese and Western buffet breakfast (included in the room price). The staff are very friendly and some speak excellent English, although others speak very little. Located on a lively back street and close to several major tourist attractions, the only problem with Sha Tan Hotel’s position is that it’s not close to any subway stations. Expect to pay around $60 for a standard room and $75 for a deluxe room.
Address: 28 Shatan Houjie Web: www.shatanhotel.com Ph. (010) 8402 6688
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去沙滩宾馆,谢谢。地址:东城区沙滩后街28号。
RJ Brown Hotel
RJ Brown Hotel, Beijing Near the west gate of the Temple of Heaven, the best features of RJ Brown Hotel are the spacious rooms and friendly staff.
It lives up to its description as a ‘boutique hotel’ through its cozy, friendly atmosphere, but there’s nothing in the way of unique design to justify this label. Rooms are clean, large and boast free internet access. Prices start at ¥480 for a standard room. Hotel facilities include a top-floor restaurant replete with beer garden in the summer months. A Chinese and Western buffet breakfast is available for ¥30. RJ Brown Hotel runs a number of private tours that are supposed to avoid most of the tourist traps that so many Beijing tour companies love.
Address: 19 Xin Nong Lu Web: www.rjbrownhotelbeijing.cn Ph. (010) 8313 3338
Subway: Tiantandongmen
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去瑞洁宾舍酒店,谢谢。地址:宣武区天桥新农街19号。
ZhongAn Hotel
Zhong'An Hotel, Beijing ZhongAn Hotel has a motel feel to it, but is a surprisingly nice, though basic, budget option near the main train station.
It’s located in the maze-like and unkempt alleys near the station. Amazingly, the receptionist spoke excellent English – better than you often find at four star establishments. Rooms are understandably small and simple, but seem modern and look comfortable. All rooms have a free internet connection and first floor rooms even come equipped with a computer as a trade-off for not having a window. Expect to pay about $40 or a bit less. Buffet breakfast is extra and the Western-style food on offer might be a little below par.
Address: 6 Kujiachang Hutong Web: www.zhong-an.com.cn Ph. (010) 6522 1122
Subway: Beijing Zhan
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去中安宾馆,谢谢。地址:东城区北京站东街盔甲厂胡同6号。
Harmony Hotel
Harmony Hotel, Beijing The Harmony Hotel is one of the priciest hotels in the direct vicinity of the train station, but not necessarily the best choice.
That said, anyone who stays here shouldn’t have any major complaints. The rooms are quite nice, clean, and most of them have an internet connection (for ¥50 per day). The rack rate for a standard room ($100) is ridiculous, but is discounted as low as $40-45 in the off-season and around $60 in peak season. Staff have a reasonable grasp of English and are efficient. The Harmony Hotel has a convenient location if you want to stay near the train station, but be a bit removed from the inevitable chaos and filth that surrounds train stations worldwide.
Address: 53 Suzhou Hutong Web: www.harmonyhotelbeijing.cn Ph. (010) 6528 5566
Subway: Beijing Zhan
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去华美伦酒店,谢谢。地址:东城区苏州胡同59号。
Oriental Peace Hotel
Oriental Peace Hotel, Beijing The Oriental Peace Hotel is actually rated two-star, but is worth considering for its great location just off Wangfujing Dajie.
A couple of the staff speak (very) basic English. There’s even a slight glimmer of charm to the hotel with worn but somehow regal carpets lining the corridors and room doors that feature brass knockers and handles. The rooms are of a better standard than you might expect. They show their age but are comfortable enough. There’s not a lot to speak of in the way of facilities, though all rooms have a television and phone. Rack rates start at $55 for a standard room. Aim to pay 20-25% less than the rack rate.
Address: 33 Dongdan San Tiao Ph. (010) 6526 6638
Subway: Wangfujing
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去东方和平宾馆,谢谢。地址:王府井东单三条33号。