Ratings based on 313 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby kaye&kevin from beijing
very good hotelPosted Apr 6, 2014
Pros: close to mrt and main sites,we are in our 70s and we could walk to these areas.
Cons: breakfast,too much chinese,not catering enough for foreigners
Location: walk to pearl markets,pedestrian street temple of heaven ,tiarmen square,mrt-cost only 2 yuan as far as you can go-very cheap.
excellent hotel,staff very helpful,understood our english.careful of day tour guides,they want a big tip at the end and will ask for it,get angry if you do not give it,
for Everyoneby Dave from Elgin, On
Great LocationPosted Mar 31, 2014
Cons: English yellow pages in rooms for pizza for example should list which deliver to hotel and since advertising in an english book be able to take a call
Location: Everything is close
Good prompt service. However went to look at pool/spa for a swim later, and were casual dressed at the time. Was asked to leave, followed out and had the door closed behind us. Language barriers I think. We were just looking. Overall the hotel is in a great location for walking anywhere. Bellhops are quick and courteous for getting taxis, but if you want a rickshaw just walk to the street and you'll be chased down by them offering you a ride. Tip, always get a taxi with meter only. Many taxis in tourist areas like the Pearl market will say "Meter too expensive. I will do it for 80Y no meter" Pearl Market to Hotel is only 20Y with meter. 120Y from airport to hotel by meter. Taxi pimps will charge 580Y so be smart.
for Everyoneby Jon from S E Asia
Posted Jan 20, 2014
Pros: The atmosphere, calm and quiet, and the level of comfort for the price.
Location: Central Beijing, halfway between Chongwenmen and Qianmen Subway stations, 15 minutes' walk to each. Qianmen is the South end of TianAnMen Square.
I first stayed at Capital Hotel years ago and have stayed here several times in the last two months. It is a a state-owned hotel, with a certain style and charm of its type, which means a stay here is different from major global chain hotels. I found the bed very comfortable and the staff very helpful and courteous. I have tried three of the restaurants and the food was very good. The Food Court (Tower B) offered cuisine from North-East China and the restaurant near the main lobby area offered a range of dishes suiting both Asian and Western tastes. The rooms seem quite generous sizes. Smoking is common in China, so if you are a non-smoker, I would advise you to book a non-smoking room. There are gift shops offering traditional Chinese products as well as a spa and a KTV parlour.
Recommendedby Brenda from Alaska
Near Tiannanmen SquarePosted Dec 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great Experience, and close to Tiannanmen Square, the Hongqiao Pearl Market,& a great restaurant across the street. Capital Hotel is located between two subway stops on the BLUE LINE 2. Get off at Chongwenmen Station. You can ride the express train from PEK Airport (if you arrive and get your luggage well by 10 pm) Go down two levels from baggage claim via escalator. buy ticket at booth for 25 rmb, ride train to Dongshimen transfer station; transfer to Blue Line 2 and ride past about 5 stops to Chongwenmen Station. Be sure to take a copy of the pic of the front of this hotel so that you can recognize it. It will be a block and a half walk east of the subway station. Address: 3 Qianmen St East.
for Business Travelersby Brenda Crim from Alaska
Oldie but GoodiePosted Dec 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was great, and staff can communicate in English. Hotel is accessible from the PEK airport by the "Airport Express Train" if you are able to board the train and make your destination by 11 pm WHEN THE SUBWAY SYSTEM CLOSES. Make sure you can get to Dongshimen station to transfer to Line 2 (BLUE LINE) before 11:00 pm. From Line 2, get off at Wangfujing Station and the hotel is close by. (capture a picture of the hotel from the internet so that you can get help finding it). Total price of travel is about 29 yuan each from the airport, and takes 30 minutes.
by Babs from New York
HORRIBLE!!!!Posted Dec 6, 2013
Pros: Walking distance to Tienamen Sq & Forbidden City. Very comfortable bed.
Cons: Offering more Western Food at breakfast buffet
Location: Walking distance to Tienamen Sq & Forbidden City
At best, this hotel should be awarded 2.5 stars. While my initial superior room was large enough, the toilet and shower were BROKEN. Was upgraded to suite as a result, which was filthy. The stench of body odor permeated the rooms. Additionally, the carpet was disgusting and the chairs/couch were soiled. At breakfast, ample Chinese food was offered at the buffet and very little, if any, Western food. The croissant was awful and the cinnamon danish tasted as if it was baked with soap detergent. Inedible! The only reason I rated it even 2.5 is its close proximity to Tienanmen Sq & Forbidden City. NEVER AGAIN.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Hotel is close to Tiananmen Square.Posted Dec 6, 2013
Pros: It is a central location.
Cons: Carpet needs to be clean.
Location: It is close to qiananmen square.
This hotel is close to Tiananmen Square with walking distance. Guests were smoking in the non-smoking room.
for Everyoneby TJ
Good proximity to Tian'anmen SquarePosted Nov 30, 2013
If you're looking for a base simply to explore Tian'anmen Square etc then I recommend it. It's basic, old school 4* in old part of the city away from nightlife, dining and modern Beijing. Not for the modern traveller, more popular with the Chinese clientele or my nan! Overall it's "ok"
for Everyoneby KPJ from Toronto
Pleasant November stayPosted Nov 25, 2013
Pros: Room size, layout, staff
Cons: Breakfast buffet
Location: 2 city blocks west is Tiananmen Square and just south Qianmen Street with a Starbucks for those that. Of course Forbidden City is just north of there.
Been to Beijing many times - this hotel was a fair value. Very central location - convenient on Line 2 near Chongwenmen station (if walking from subway take exit A1), quiet room, nice layout. Was there in low season so not everything in hotel was open. The Japanese restaurant in Tower B was quite good though the breakfast buffet was so-so. Have had better in the city. Staff were accommodating and spoke English well. Overall would stay there again, in part because the location is so convenient to most everything. Had a south view and could watch sunrise with Temple of Heaven in the distance.
for Everyoneby Maria from Sydney, NSW, Australia
Well appointed hotel.Posted Nov 24, 2013
Location: The hotel provides a complimentary map but as it is out of scale, best to take your own, as your destination is further than you think!
Comfortable hotel with easy proximity to Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Street (shopping and pedestrian mall). Take time to get your bearings during daylight hours. I booked tours to The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven through the hotel and the tours were satisfactory. Buffet breakfast was not as extensive as other Chinese hotels. There is a taxi rank at the hotel which makes transport easy. Desk staff were helpful but staff at the front door spoke little English.