I stayed here four nights for business and found the hotel to be clean and well kept. The staff is very attentive and spoke enough "hotel English" for me to get by. The Wifi was sketchy - worked okay sometimes but not all the time. The TV choices were pretty dismal.
The breakfast buffet is all you can eat with Western and Chinese options and the food is good. The buffet cost varied day to day (oddly enough) but was always in the $11-$12 range which is great for a hotel buffet.
There is a great restaurant across the street serving local dishes, and the food and prices are terrific. There is also a dumpling shop about 4 doors down that serves breakfast to the locals - no tourists in here. There is no English menu, no English spoken, and the food is all local and fantastic. I had a Chinese colleague to order for me and I loved it.
The hotel is about a 3.5 KM walk to Tiananmen Square and the forbidden City, or you can walk a block to the subway and take it three stops. If you have time to catch the ceremony to lower the flag in Tiananmen Square at sunset I recommend doing so.
The overall cost of the Hotel was very reasonable given the USD-RMB exchange, I ended up paying around $75 USD per night.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included