Ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Never Again

Posted Nov 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
My boyfriend and I stayed here for five days. 1. their location on the map is wrong on hotels.com so we got dropped off at completely different location with our big luggages. 2. We paid extra money for a king bed and city view on hotels.com. When we arrived they gave us a room with no window and two twin beds and we went down to ask at the front desk and they said they don't have any other rooms with king bed and showed us other rooms with worse condition. The staffs were not very understanding the situation and they spoke very limited english. We had to argue with them for almost an hour. 3. The rooms were not clean and the bed is very bad quality that you can feel the bed spring. 4. Their main heating system is plug in radiators and that thing broke in the middle of the night. It was painfully cold at night in November. 5. Hot water is unrelaible, the temperature goes on and off and it once completely stopped int he middle of the shower. We had really really bad experience. I wish I paid little more and went to a better place.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Peter

Should've spent more $$$

Posted Oct 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
This was the cheapest out of the three places we stayed in China. The others weren't that much dearer but there was quite a difference. The only two main things I have to complain about were the Bed which was really hard and uncomfortable and the water temperature in the shower, which was unreliable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by wanderer

Hutong life is interesting once you find it!

Posted Oct 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
I enjoyed this hotel, but my room smelled pretty dusky. As people wrote on trip advisor, it is difficult for taxi drivers to find and impossible for anyone to find on their own, but once you find it, the atmosphere is very, very interesting! While I never felt unsafe, this type of environment can look very scary when arriving after dark and I am glad I didn't let me taxi driver let me out on Drum Tower Street like he tried to! I'd have never found it, or dared to walk past the Super8 in the dark! I'm glad I found it, though! It was a multinational-type hostel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Gabe from Canada

Great experience.

Posted Oct 11, 2012
Pros: Very cozy and friendly staff
Cons: Maybe the aromas, but it was not a problem
Location: Location is great, not a turisty area without being far away from turistic spots.
It was a very nice experience, the hotel is a bit difficult to find since its inside the allies, so be sure to write down the phone number and ask the taxi driver if you are taking one to call them. The alley is nice, it gives you a glimpse of normal life in Beijing. There are some public restrooms around so you might find some interesting smells, but I think its part of the whole experience. But the hotel is very clean and safe, which I think are the most important things to have.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Bad hotel for anyone expect Mandarin speakers.

Posted Oct 10, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: All
Location: Chill location, dirty and hard to get to
Everything was broken down. Charged me for food and water I didn't eat. Very un-willing to attempt to communicate in anything but the perfect Mandarin.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Lost in the hutongs

Posted Oct 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hotel is really hard to find as it's among hutongs. Staff is helpful, but some of them need to practice English. Room was clean and pretty well stocked up with toiletries.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 25, 2012 on Hotels.com
Ok for 1 night to experience the hutong atmosphere, but wouldn't stay longer.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by jess.nault from at gmail dot com

We Love this Inn!!

Posted Sep 10, 2012
Pros: I slept really well. I loved the neighborhood. The inn has a friendly loveable dog that stays mostly outside. The people are great. Felt like home.
Cons: mosquito found me. I eventually found it.
Location: Interesting location. Not the Ritz Carlton. If you have ridiculous standards despite low low price, quit being unreasonable or pony up -go elsewhere.
I loved our stay at the inn. The room is a little small but manageable. The tv is a bit old- but you can get that at home. If not, what a great tv! right? The beds seemed a little hard. But I slept wonderfully. Maybe I need a harder bed at home. The shower is hot. The toilette is fine, sink is fine...look, you're on vacation probably. Are you really going to spend all your time in the inn? I hope not. For the little price we got a nice private room, not too noisy, nice and clean, pleasant people and atmosphere- and very safe! We left the laptop, camera, cash- everything was respected. Even if you hear a little noise and are bothered- you aren't playing hard enough on vacation. Wear yourself out more. Before you go- get Great directions. The front of the inn is down an alley. You definitely can NOT see it from any main road. Even from the main alley road, you go down a side alley. Then turn. If you arrive during the day, you might see a large sign (Hutong Inn). When you know where it already is, the signs are obvious. There is a Chinese/Language School. Easy to find. They teach English too. Actually, they are developing curriculum for small classes to teach foreigners about Beijing life- how to take the bus and subway, how to barter, how to order food and special accommodations (vegetarian? fork?), tips and advice for pleasant traveling, how not to get scammed etc. Follow the signs to the language school. They can easily tell you where to go. They also have excellent tea.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by Tom

Fine hotel, hard to find, read for directions.

Posted Sep 6, 2012
Pros: Large bed, clean bathroom
Cons: Room quite small and cramped, no window
Location: Dongcheng district, not a big expat area like Sanlitun but safe and actually quite authentic.
Quite difficult to find, partly my fault as I got directions at the last minute from a site whose road map didn't seem to link up to the satellite picture, which should have rung alarm bells. Basically it's an excellent hotel, well worth the price you can get online but if you have to extend your stay, book the extra nights online as it's quite a bit more expensive to pay at the front desk. The bar's not expensive - you can get several times more for your money by venturing outside but that's standard for anywhere in China. Basically it's clean, safe and not overpriced if you book online. Just make sure you know how to find it - Andingmen (安定门) is the nearest metro station, once you're there head south on the main road, take the 4th or 5th right turn onto Fensiting Hutong (分司听 胡同) and there are signs after that.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by greem

Coolest location

Posted Aug 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
.. In a true old-Beijing near Forbidden city, finest restaurants & bars. If you wanna understand how people lived 5 ages ago - that's your point