Good, but empty
Posted Feb 3, 2012 on Orbitz
Kind of strange how big of a hotel it is and how few people seemed to be staying there. Also seemed like there was never anyone in the hotel restaurants. Other than the room not being clean when I checked in, the room was quite good.
If you are going to Beijing to sightsee its a little far away from everything, but if you're patient you can take the short walk to the subway station and take that to just about any part of Beijing.
The staff was good, many were proficient in English. Some were better than others, but on two occasions one of the staff members did a serious amount of research for us based on questions we had about sightseeing things. After asking about how to get to the great wall, we got a 4 page personalized printed report explaining all of our options.
If i was going back to Beijing i'd definitely consider staying again, but I might opt for something closer to the city center.