Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.5 out of 5
48% of guests recommend
2.7 Room cleanliness
2.5 Service & staff
2.4 Room comfort
2.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from MD, US

Be careful when you chose this hotel

Posted Jun 27, 2014
This hotel is close to attractions and public transportation. However, this hotel is not well managed and its conditions are old and some nonfunctional. In fact I was mislead by its official description, which is overstated and/or inaccurate. For example, it doesn't have wifi inside and I ordered "Deluxe Double Room" but actually got a standard room. The front desk didn't provide sufficient customer help and typically answered "I don't know". For cost, it is overvalued for its charge comparing nearby same level hotels. So I don't recommend it.
1 out of 5
by Jack

Most Terrible hotel stay experience ever - Beijing

Posted Oct 24, 2013
Pros: Nil
Cons: Poorly uncultured couter staff and do not accept credit card payment as deposit.
We were very disappointed with our very first stay with hotel. When we first check in with the hotel the reception staff insisted that they would only accept cash for hotel deposit. They refused to accept credit card for deposit unless they charged us with an admin fee. When we requested their to see their supervisor, they rejected our request. 2 Upon checking in to the room, the toilet stinked and the room was run-down with old, dirty cupboard, wardrobe and also, toilet bowl with foul smell. 3 We regretted booking this hotel and we quickly checked out a couple of hours after successfully booking with another hotel.
1 out of 5
by Phil from Houston, Texas

Hotel staffs at lobby counter were very rude.

Posted Oct 2, 2013
Pros: The hotel location, which is near Wangwujing area.
Cons: Need a lot of BASIC trainings for the hotel staffs.
We stayed four nights. Fisrt night we had hot water at 6:30 pm. No hot water was available at 7 pm in the next nights. I went to front desk to make inquiry about the hot water. The hotel clerks were very rude and said that their hotel is the only hotel in the Wangwujing area that had hot shower. Don't complain. They said the hot water will be available at 8 PM. But the hot water was not on until 9:30 pm. Stay away from this hotel. The hotel staffs are very very rude and lousy. I saw them arguing with the local Chinese guests all the time.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Steve from Wash State

Not for the pampered hotel type. On a side street.

Posted Aug 13, 2013
Pros: Although the desk staff understood little or no English, they attempted to be helpful. The elevator was fine and I had no culture conflicts.
Cons: The plumbing, a better closet, and some coffee/tea. A staff person who speaks acceptable English would be good. I wouldn't stay here with kids.
Location: Finding Wanfujing Street was a surprise. Tiananmen is walkable, short taxi ride to Temple of Heaven and Pearl Market.
When I walked into my room, my first thought was, "Was someone cooking fish?" I later realized the odor I was experiencing was sewer gas. Chinese low budget hotels are famous for having no decent gas traps in their plumbing and this place is no exception. There is no safe, no coffee pot, no clock. My toilet flush quit working and I used a waste basket full of water to flush until I contacted a maid in the morning. (repair came quickly) Now, why I will stay here again; The rates are acceptable, the air condition was very good, the location to Wanfujing Street, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are great. There are decent resturants and stores within a very short distance and my room was super quiet. Being on a side street, (Hutong) there was little traffic. I am 68 years old and walked most everywhere listed above and appreciated the walk in a cool drizzle. Next time I will bring my wife as I was frequently invited by young ladies down the street to "Have coffee with me",... at a sleezy bar (not McDonalds, as I suggested). I wondered what the scam involved? I suspected a highly overpriced drink. The friendly girls got quite angry when I refused their invite. Beware! Their flattery is nice, but don't fall for what your hormones want. Wanfujing is just a few blocks north and I loved the Beijing Bookstore, food court (scorpions on a stick), etc. 100 RMB to, or from the airport. (Small cab, meter running).
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Dawan Hotel

Posted Jul 14, 2013
Good location. Near Line 5 subway station. Walking distance to Wangfujing street. Staff is not polite.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by DJ from USA

It's a hotel

Posted Apr 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall the quality wasn't bad, especially considering the price. The front desk spoke more English than some of the other places I've been. The location was nice. The internet was of poor quality. Also, the other comments about the odor from the bathroom is very true.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beijing Wangfujing Dawan "Love Shack" Hotel

Posted Dec 21, 2012
Pros: The room was heated.
Cons: the hotel
Location: The entrance to the hotel is around the corner in an alley. It's a little hard to find, but you'll get there.
There's a reason why this hotel was discounted per night. I rented a standard two bed room. The bathroom was "clean", but had mold between the tile crevices. The towels were stained with blood and other material. The floor carpets were dirty and dusty. The only plus that I can think of is that it was discounted per night, the room was heated, and the room provided condoms for sale. This was obviously a love shack hotel. I rented this room because I needed a night's sleep for 8 hours and I left. This is not a place where you want to spend your vacation in with your family.
2 out of 5
Recommended
by Maya

If you aren't going to need help Its perfect

Posted Nov 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location is unbeatable. There is a subway entrance just around the corner from the hotel (literally less than a minute). It is also about a 7 minute walk from the main mall y famous food alley. The rooms have enough space and I actually got hot water every time u showered so that was nice :). The staff does not speak ANY English and they won't even try to understand what your asking if it's not I'm Chinese. They will literally wave a hand in front of their face dismissing you before you've even had a chance to finish talking lol. If you don't need help usually from your hotel staff this is a great value for your money.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Has been let go. very run down

Posted Feb 15, 2012
Pros: The only good thing about this hotel is its location. Two mins walk to Wangfujing street
Cons: The stains on the sheets
Location: Fantastic location. mini mart around corner. bakery. massage centres. 5 mins walk to shops. 15-20 mins walk to forbidden city.
I stayed in this hotel in 2005 and it wasn't great but it was ok and was in a great location so I booked again for this trip in 2012. The maintenance man must have be away for the last 6 years. The room smells. The bathroom has cracked tiles and leaks. The sheets have stains on the. The type of stains that you wouldn't sleep on. The towels are old and have holes in them. The room is very noisy and I was on the top floor in a superior room. Last time I stayed it had the bit of smell but everything else was ok, this time it was not. Its a pity as this hotel is in a great location. If they renovated it, it would be great. I wouldn't recommend this hotel. I have traveled through asia and south east asia many times so I am not that choosy with rooms as they are cheap. But this room I believe has become to a state that is not comfortable to stay in
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 4, 2012 on Hotels.com
No wif; near subway but one has to walk round the building to reach hotel entrance. Smelly room and dirty towels. There are better hotel with better location.