Upgraded to the Executive suite and it was the best decision we could have made. Lovely room, the staff were fantastic. They arranged a cake and all signed a card as it was my Birthday during our stay. Beijing is a great place to visit with loads to do and see but it was nice to come back to the Marriott after a day od sightseeing and fun and relax in the best Marriott I have stayed in.
Simon from Devon
This family-friendly hotel is located in Beijing (Dongcheng - Wangfujing), close to Ancient Observatory, Scitech Plaza, and …More
This was probably one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. Just walking through the doors, you could tell this was not a basic hotel. While checking in, the manager offered us some hot lemonade. (It's China - all drinks are served hot.)
The room was obviously geared toward businessmen with the desk and office chair, but very nice nonetheless. We were excited to find the bed to be soft - something not very typical in China! We signed up for Marriott Rewards on the spot to get free access to the Internet in our room (wifi and wired). Remember that this is China, so some sites are blocked - they are very upfront about this as well when you login. Keep in mind the bathroom has windows by the king sized bed - very Chinese - and might be uncomfortable for some Westerners, especially families.
The fitness floor has a gym, locker room with showers and saunas, and a heated indoor pool area with a 20 foot hot tub. Being from the US, I'm use to just walking into the pool area and jumping right in. It took us a moment to realize that I needed to talk to the people in the Fitness Floor Lobby to get a locker key, towel, and small bottle of water. Pool entrance is through the locker rooms.
Make sure to avoid the in-room snack bar! WAY over priced, but rather expected. Starbucks is about a 15 minute walk to the east, and Pizza Hut & Coldstone Ice Cream is about a 20 minute walk up a block to the North as of Summer 2013.
If you can get a good deal, it's WELL worth the stay.
B&B from KY, but living in China
This hotel is located in Beijing (Middle Chaoyang), near the airport, 798 Space, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, and …More