Hotels in Beijing
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.
A serene 278-room hotel in the bustling Central Business District, resides in the top 18 floors of Beijing’s tallest building. Views extend from the Rem Koolhaas–designed CCTV tower to the golden rooftops of the Forbidden City and beyond.
Beijing’s toniest hotel became even tonier in 2008, thanks to a $27 million refurbishment.
This luxury business hotel in the Chaoyang district provides a center for work or play. Outside, the main entrance with a fountain sets a grand tone, and the lobby opens up to two stories with a circular staircase and five reception desks.
It’s all about location at this five-star business hotel near the center of Beijing. The 19-floor business and meeting hotel has 293 guest rooms, 75 apartments, and office space, all within a few minutes of the airport and railway and subway stations.
A mile from Tiananmen Square, with 500 streamlined rooms, top service (waiters remember how you take your coffee), and an indoor pool.
Room to Book: Deluxe rooms with Forbidden City views are rooms 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, and 20 on the fifteenth and sixteenth floors.
Located in the Dongsi historic district, this restored boutique hotel includes five rooms surrounding a small courtyard like a traditional siheyuan, a type of residence common to Beijing with a specific design-style.
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.
This happy little courtyard hotel charms guests the moment they walk through the traditional red-lacquered gate.
Book one of the 2010-opened Gold Rooms, where bathrooms now have oversize bathtubs, heated floors, and over-the-top, 24-karat-gold rain showerheads.
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.
The exterior of this Dongcheng neighborhood boutique has a lattice pattern. When lit up at night, it resembles a giant lantern, one of the traditional Chinese elements that are strongly represented in the design of this 89-room hotel.