Magnolia B&B is ideal for those seeking authenticity, charm and convenience. It occupies a 1927 lanehouse on Yanqing Road, which is bursting with local color and close to all of the action. Massages, markets, boutiques, malls, subways are all within a few blocks away. The friendly, English-speaking local staff members are eager to dish out personalized service and advice about exploring the city. Rooms start at RMB650. Book in advance.