Hotels in Beijing
Beijing’s hotels are largely luxury or boutique format, with massive high-rise accommodations or small-scale courtyard spots. Grand Hotel Beijing certainly has the appearance to match its title. Its ancient and artful design reflects the hotel’s view, which is over the Forbidden City itself. It is just steps away from Tiananmen Square and offers modern luxuries with an indoor pool and gourmet cuisine at restaurants on-site. The Regent Bejing is one of the best hotels in Beijing and offers 500 rooms with five-star facilities and accommodations. The hotel is less than a mile from the Forbidden City and right along the central shopping street.
Hotel Kunlun is located in Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD) and overlooks the scene Liangma River. The restaurants in the hotel serve Sichuan cuisine, as well as Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Japanese. Radegast Lake View Hotel Beijing has elegant rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the city or Longtan Lake. It’s also only a 10-minute drive from the Temple of Heaven, a historical site that is worth the trip.
One of the most aesthetically dramatic properties in China, the Commune by the Great Wall has lodgings created by some of Asia’s best contemporary architects—set right alongside the most stupendous building project of the ancient world.
This enormous, curved glass tower just a stone’s throw from the shops of Wangfujing has a lot going for it: super-solicitous service; excellent in-house dining and entertainment; and the most outrageously over-the-top indoor “urban resort” in the city—the 4,921-square-foot Club Oasis, where a vas
372 spacious, wood-accented rooms. Tech amenities include smart phones with free instant messaging and a lobby bar filled with Macs and PC's.
Muted spa-like rooms (blond-wood furniture; white leather sofas) atop a 66-story skyscraper—the tallest on Chang’an Avenue.
Beijing’s toniest hotel became even tonier in 2008, thanks to a $27 million refurbishment.
Over-the-top opulence reigns at this vaunted, century-old hotel—which is, appropriately, closer than any other to Beijing’s singularly grand Forbidden City.
Although it’s only a few hours from the city, this villa hotel near the Great Wall feels a world away. This peaceful eco-ranch in the Huairou Mountains offers ten villas for rent, each decorated with the tastes of Manchuria, China, and Tibet.
209-room Imperial-style hotel adjacent to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Inspired by China’s imperial palaces (lacquered red pillars; gold bamboo panels; crystal chandeliers), with escalator access to one of the city’s most upscale shopping malls.
The opulence that greeted guests when the Pen opened more than two decades ago—the sweeping Busby Berkeley–style marble staircase and luxury boutiques—still exists, but a 2004 renovation brought a sleek modernity to all 525 of its rooms.
Three-year-old hotel with a soaring lobby atrium, 20 minutes by car from the airport—closer than most.
24-story building on well-manicured grounds. The Chi spa offers treatments from Thailand, Tibet, and China.