Ratings based on 53 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Spenser from Houston, TX
Nice small room.Posted Nov 26, 2013
Pros: 1. Culture. 2. Decorate 3. Location
Location: You can walk to the near by attractions: 1.Forbidden City, 2.South Luogu Lane, 3.Bell and Drum Towers, 4.Houhai - Back Lakes, 5.BeiHai Park, 6.Subway
Nice trip, Nice stay, Nice small room.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Difficult to find hotelPosted Oct 25, 2013
Location: I did not like the location.
The accommodations are fine. Services are provided at Western prices. Information from staff is sometimes vague. Even after staying here many days, I still had problems getting to this hotel from the metro. It is far, but more importantly, you have to go through a maze of narrow streets to get here. Taxis and organized tour drivers would not pick me up or drop me off here. I was in Beijing for 2 separate periods of time. My first time was at another hotel. My second time was here. I wish I had stayed at the other hotel both times. The lobby is plastered with images of Mao Ze Dong. I cringed every time I passed by the images of this guy.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good hotel but a little hard to find.Posted Oct 22, 2013
WORTH THE MONEY FOR SURE !! LITTLE HARD TO FIND FOOD NEEDS SOME IMPROVMENT BUT ROOMS ARE GOOD AND CLEAN
for Everyoneby sam from california
An affordable place to stayPosted Sep 26, 2013
A little hard to find, but a good place to stay, if you dont have high expectations.
for Everyoneby May
Great homey place to stay with great staff!Posted Sep 4, 2013
Pros: How friendly and helpful the people there were. I also liked the feel of the room, it felt less like a hotel and more like just a personal bedroom.
Cons: Just clear directions on how to get there, streets to actually go down to get to the hotel.
Location: The bell and drum tower are close as well as quite a few restaurants and stores.
It can be a bit difficult to find the first time around, so make sure you follow the directions. The hotel is tucked away in a very quiet area. Very traditional Chinese decor, with very friendly staff that speak English and are very helpful. They helped us with our taxi getting back to the airport for a reasonable rate. It's clean, they give you slippers for inside and outside of the bathroom. The bed is very firm. There's a nice courtyard to sit and relax on your down time. It's close to stores and shops. The hotel is located down a small street off of Bouchou, you've got to walk a ways but there'll be a sign for the hotel.
Recommendedby Rachel from USA
Worth experiencingPosted Aug 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
If you need or expect Western hotel standards, this may not be a good choice for a stay in Beijing. However, if you're willing to step out of the box ever so slightly and stay here in order to experience something different, you'll be rewarded. Our stay here was my partner's first venture outside Europe/North America, and he now admits that our first walk from the metro to the hotel (not a bad distance for an average person who doesn't mind walking) scared him a bit, given that we kept turning down small alleys with various unknowns strewn across the ground. However, after 6 nights here, he admits that it was a good hotel choice for the price, and a fun way to experience Beijing. The location is convenient, the hutongs are fun to explore (and get lost in), and Nanluogu alley is a nice feature to have so close by. Keep in mind that any noise in the courtyard seems to get amplified in the rooms, and if someone is smoking near the air intake, the smell will fill the room quickly. All that was pretty par for the course in China, though, so I can't really fault the hotel for it.
Recommendedby Audrey from LA
A real Beijing experiencePosted Aug 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
For the price it's well worth it. Small rooms, not luxurious but beautifully furnished. Ac, clean bathrooms. The staff is wonderful and helpful. The location was my favorite part. Buried deep in northern Beijing hutongs there's character, great food, true locals, a few bars. My first trip to Beijing I booked this on a whim. Second time I tried somewhere else & when they screwed up my reservation & tried to make me pay more their other hotels I said screw it! Back to Beijing City Court where they're on top of their reservations and hospitality :). Loved this place. If I'm back in Beijing Ill definitely be back here.
Recommendedby pjb from UK
Lovely independent hotelPosted Jul 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
Stayed at Beijing Citycourt Hotel for 4 nights after taking the transmongolian, and it was a welcome change to have a private room with ensuite and air conditioning. Very comfortable stay, although the bed was a little hard (but this is a perennial problem for westerners in China I think). Staff were very helpful and spoke English well. Kind enough to lend me a power adaptor since I had misplaced mine. Only regret is that I didn't stay longer in Beijing - now in Xian and it's quite dull so far in comparison
Recommendedby Sergio from California
English friendly hotelPosted Jul 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was pretty good considering the price. Some people might argue that the hotel is in the slump, however, inside the hotel its pretty nice and they actually speak english. I though that the surrounding was pretty convenient too, just walking 5 min you will find a vast market of different kind of food.
for Everyoneby Adam from New York, NY
Ancient location good value very very hard to findPosted Jul 21, 2013
Pros: Location, Although far walk from metro, price
Cons: There's basically no shower just a shower head. Directions to the hotel should be sent to all customers no matter what.
Location: Hutongs ancient alleyways and the bell and drum towers are all very close. Metro is a good 15 min walk away but easy to find once you know where u are
Very very very hard to find. The map online shows this hotel at a different location. I have traveled almost 25% of the countries in the world and never had any major issues finding my hotel except for this one. Took me two hours finally the hotel picked me up. Get directions from the hotel before you even book and the directions should be from the metro stop which is 15 min walk away. Once I found it I loved the value and the staff. It's in the ancient hutongs alleyways which is a major tourist attraction. Read the reviews and take it very seriously on how hard it is too find before you waste an entire day looking for this place on the side streets of Beijing.