Ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Darin from Richwood, TX
Just okPosted Oct 6, 2013
Pros: Close proximity to forbidden city
Cons: Better maintenance
The hotel has a good location but is showing its age. The staff was friendly and helpfull the biggest issue was that the air conditioning didn't work very well. They advertise the roof top lounge that overlooks the forbidden city but everytime we went there it was closed with a sign saying "Only open durring operational hours". We never did find out what those hours were and we even tried to go there at 8:30 on a Saturday evening. We felt like if any bar was ever going to be open it would have been open then. The next time I stay in Beijing I will probably stay in the area around the embassies and the workers stadium because there are more options for western food and bars. We found ourselves there every evening.
for Everyoneby Alison from Norwich
Fantastic views.Posted Sep 18, 2013
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: Could expand Western food options at dinner
Location: Well - Forbidden City - shopping
If this is your first trip to Beijing book this hotel and DEFINITELY pay the premium for the Forbidden City view. The hotel is comfortable, of a quite accceptable standard and really the only viable option - please remember this is China. If money is no object go for the Peninsular two doors up - luxurious and offers a trans global standard of a true 5 star but no views. Terrace closed for "political" reasons!!!!
for Couplesby Hugh from Buenos Aires
Best Location in BeijingPosted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: Traditional Chinese atmosphere
Location: Right on the side of the Forbidden City; location is superb.
This is a traditional Chinese hotel, used by the Chinese government to host official delegations. Other guests are made to feel very welcome. The interior of the hotel is appropriately tasteful and luxurious. It is a stately contrast to majority contemporary styled Beijing hotels that reflect the progressive Chinese economic and social thrust.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Worth a lookPosted Jul 21, 2013
Great hotel in a fabulous location. Staff very friendly and helpful.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great hotel. Staff was friendly. Nice room. Tiananmen square and Forbidden city just about 10 min walking distance.
for Everyoneby John from Windsor and Maidenhead SL4, UK
One Night, but it could have been more!Posted Jun 11, 2013
Pros: The room had elegance and style
Cons: The un imaginative approach of the desk staff
Location: Very central location, with Tiananmen Square within walking distance and bus and Metro easy to access.
I have waited , 24 years to visit this hotel, but I finally made it. I was booked for one night via your website but found myself in Beijing for 3 extra nights, and tried to get those three nights at the same rate. It was 9.30pm. The hotel would not play in spite of it being very quiet, the atrium which used to host a string quartet was dimly lit and empty and the place was. Nowhere near full. The desk was quite inflexible even though it was money for nothing for them. So I went elsewhere in Beijing for the first of those three nights, used my iPad to book the two nights in the same building as the Grand Hotel for less money that I was paying for the one night I booked through you. I got bigger and grander facilities for less money at the Beijing Raffles. So the management at the Grand needs to be more flexible and exercise a different approach to get the business. That said the room was very good and I enjoyed a very nice night there.
for Business Travelersby dana
Posted May 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby Campbell from NZ
Terrific location, authentic colonial stylePosted Apr 20, 2013
Pros: Large rooms, attentive service, eg concierge had taxi drop me west of hall (which is vast) so that I would walk less. Thoughtful
Location: Location is superb for both tourism and business.
Stayed here to watch Royal NZ Ballet stunning performance at National Centre for Performing Arts, nearby. Superb location on North east corner of Tiananmen Square.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby Kent K
It's a great location but!Posted Dec 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hotel was in great location which was great but, other then that hotel was average at best. Beds hard, room dated & not the cleanest. In room WiFi only worked on a few minutes a day. Food in hotel was pricey and marginal at best.