You get what you pay for
Posted Aug 30, 2011 on Hotels
The hotel wasn't too bad. As I was doing a part-backpacking trip through China, I didn't mind that the room was not that clean. Yeah the sheets had some hair and stains but I realized its not an American hotel so I did not complain.
The front desk clerk (Phobie) was awesome. She spoke English and helped us get around the city and recommended transportation and places to eat. Too bad they don't allow tips. The hotel itself was good enough to sleep and shower in.
The neighborhood is a poorer neighborhood, but crime in Beijing is pretty low so you are safe even walking at midnight or later. There's a few restaurants and shops (hole-in-the-wall types) along the street and a subway station a block east of the hotel.
A block north are a few nicer restaurants and a western-style cafe. I recommend this place for people who don't plan to stay in the room much. Oh yeah and there's WiFi in the lobby and each room has an ethernet connection.