This hotel is older, but very close to attractions
Posted Apr 12, 2017
I feel that this hotel is artificially inflated on rating due to the really great location. It's less than 10 minute walk to Forbidden City and Tianenmen Square.
You can book tours (we did) to Great Wall, Summer Palace, etc. straight from their business center (be sure to do it at night the night BEFORE you leave. Otherwise, you risk not being able to pay. If you forget, just ask the tour guide when they show up if you can pay the hotel. We did and it worked out.)
The hotel is old, stuffy, and the beds are very hard. No A/C (it's there but doesn't work), and the rooms on one side of the hotel are really, really dark (building in close enough proximity to touch out the window, blocks all light).
I wouldn't stay here again unless Forbidden City was our main staple. We were there for the Wall, and Forbidden City so I woul dhave stayed a bit farther away.