Ratings based on 564 Verified Reviews
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from CA
Beijing Double Happiness!Posted Jun 2, 2017
Pros: Vintage Chinese furniture, embroidered wall hangings and coverlets. Excellent staff willing to help find solutions for an elderly parent.
Cons: Better shower drainage. Otherwise nice and clean. Not handicap friendly. Use a cane or walker.
Location: Research when and where the tours are available. We hired a private taxi driver and a tour guide for three of us because we couldn't make the Sat. AM.
The hotel is a great opportunity to experience a traditional old courtyard home. Staff was superb, especially receptionist/official tour guide Vivian and porter/bus boy/bicycle cab driver Alan. Our trip was four years ago, but they were outstanding and are a fond memory. The shower drain was very slow, it was quite cold in December, and beware the chain-smokers in the hotel bar. But, all in all a great trip down memory lane for my elderly mother and we enjoyed a snapshot of her early life.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A great ExperiencePosted May 12, 2017
A magical and spectacular hotel! If you want to experience Beijing for all its charm, this hotel is a must stay. It is one of the few hotels that have preserved the feel of traditional China for a tourist to enjoy. The staff is also exceptional and make you feel very special. Indie, the hotel manager, was very attentive and helped us book all our taxis, shows, and tours. Indie, upon arrival, also managed to return our money from a scam taxi driver who tried to overcharge us for our fare! Where else would you find this kind of hospitality and service? Not many places. Shelly, another hotel staff agent, was also remarkable and very funny! Don't miss the lovely hotel courtyard as it was one of our favorite places to relax and drink local Chinese tea (which they provide in each room). Don't even think about it worldly people, this place is a hidden gem and an experience you will always remember!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Alberta, Canada
My home away from home!Posted Apr 15, 2017
Pros: Double Happiness is very quaint, in the old style of the Chinese character. Very different from the western hotel. Quiet, the rooms are not big.
Cons: The beds could be a bit 'softer'
Location: The hotel location is in a Hutong, an old district of Beijing in what is an very narrow lane or alley. Close to central Beijing.
As the other areas of this "Rate this Hotel" is very limited I must explain more here. I have stayed at this hotel three times, this time in April '17, I stayed 8 days as I was just touring Beijing. The Double Happiness is a quaint hotel near the center of the City of Beijing. It is located in a Hutong, what was at one time a small neighborhood, or now, an old district of Beijing. Hutongs are made up of houses, businesses, in small lanes or alleys. More and more of the Hutongs are being demolished to make way for modern high rises and such. The Hotel is over 200 years old. It is quaint, in the old fashioned Chinese character. It is quiet. Breakfast, West and Chinese. It has modern conveniences, but if you are expecting a high scale hotel then this is not for you. The lane way is narrow and taxis do not like to go down them, be forewarned. There is a police station next door and a retirement center on the other side. I never heard a siren all any time I have been there. It is very safe, I travel mostly alone and as a women, feel more safe here than in my home town in Canada. Just the way it is! The subway is located nearby, it is a cheap way to get around Beijing. Tienanmen Square, is not far, perhaps a 20 - 30 minute walk. I think the big reason I like this hotel is the fact that ALL THE FRONT STAFF SPEAK VERY GOOD ENGLISH! To me that is invaluable, my Mandarin poor. The hotel will also arrange tours for you at a reasonable cost. Great Wall, Shows, etc. Enjoy the Experience!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Bunbury, West Australia
This is such a beautiful place to stayPosted Mar 27, 2017
Pros: Its walking distance to everything you could want, it is authentic Chinese style, in the old part of town, it is truly a beautiful place to stay
Cons: Maybe the breakfast room could be a little bigger and the food selection expanded a little, but it was great value for money as it was
Location: Everything within walking distance, pubs, restaurants, dancing and sight seeing, its in a fantastic location.
After experiencing a really bad hotel in Beijing we moved to this one and omg what a difference, the staff were lovely, the room was small but so beautiful and authentic Chinese decor.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Boston, Ma
Great hotel, but watch out for scooters!Posted Mar 24, 2017
Pros: Rooms, staff, location, breakfast - especially the staff.
We totally loved the hotel, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for families with small children or anyone with limited mobility, because of the hotel's location. The hotel was extremely charming with a friendly and helpful English speaking staff, cute rooms off a lovely courtyard, and a fantastic free breakfast with both American and Chinese offerings. The location is in an alley off of a main street, which (for us) added to the charm as it seemed to be in the middle of a typical Chinese neighborhood. The neighborhood is cramped and lively, with people playing cards, shops cutting up meat at 10pm, and many many scooters zipping through. This was all great, but we did feel that we had to be pretty alert in walking from the main street up the alley to the hotel, because of the scooters and the occasional van coming down such a narrow road. We felt the alley was totally safe with regards to crime (the hotel is a few houses down from a police station) and our rooms were quiet, but I was glad we only had our 18 year old son with us and not any younger children. We really did love the hotel, though, and will definitely stay there is we ever return to Beijing. The location is about a 15 minute walk from a centrally located Metro station (Dongsi). Also, I don't remember staying at a hotel where the staff was so warm and friendly.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from @ Los Angeles
good choice @ BeijingPosted Feb 18, 2017
Good location... subway access if you don't mind 10 minutes walk.. very friendly front desk staffs .. breakfast is O.K... clean room with traditional Chinese deco ... definitely worth a try if you want authentic Beijing Hutong life style experience!!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from San Francisco
Wonderful small and centralPosted Feb 15, 2017
I loved my little room. It's small by western standards, but so quaint! It's on a tiny street, great location for me! Loved hanging out in the courtyard there. The room had working AC, was very comfortable and clean. I fell in love with the ancient style as well. It really is a special place! I hope to return some day!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from scotland uk
Fantastic and authentic hotelPosted Feb 7, 2017
Amazing traditional courtyard hotel with fantastic staff.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Seattle, WA
Great location near the Dongsi Subway station.Posted Jan 22, 2017
On my trip to Beijing in January I knew I didn't want to stay at a western style hotel in some business suburb. I wanted a hotel that was located in one of the central hutong (alley) neighborhoods, that would be close to public transportation. The Beijing Double Happiness Hotel was exactly what I was looking for. Friendly staff, warm comfortable rooms with hot showers, easy access to the Dongsi subway, and breakfast included. The staff was really helpful and gave good advise on where to eat and when certain attractions like the Forbidden City were open (it's closed on Mondays). I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to experience hutong life in Beijing.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Fun hotel with a great staff!Posted Jan 19, 2017
Pros: The theme, courtyard, staff, and bar.
Cons: Honestly nothing.
Location: Great shopping and eating.
My fiancé and I stayed here for a few nights and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere is great, the staff speaks great English and is very accommodating, and the location is great for shopping/eating if you are OK with walking. One of the highlights is the central courtyard that leads into the hotel bar. It is peaceful, quiet and well suited for meeting other like-minded travelers. Overall we would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to get away from the standard, commercialized hotel experience in Beijing.