I have stayed in numerous Holiday Inn/Crown Plaza (not Express) properties in Beijing over the years. Most are excellent hotels and great value. Unless I am mistaken, the Holiday Inn Express hotels are a more recent phenomenon. I am not impressed. The Wangjing is no exception. No soap in dispenser. Sofa and chair not very clean. Water leak and damp/moldy smell in the hallway (they were trying to soak up the water with old bed sheets). Desk light not working. While price is low and one would expect minimal extra and luxuries, there is no excuse for a Holiday Inn franchised hotel to give the impression of being a little run down.
Otherwise, everything else is OK. Limited breakfast very Chinese, as expected but adequate. Rooms OK. Not super clean but not filthy, either. Location fine if you want to be near the airport or that side of Beijing. Taxies are not easy to get and don’t want to use their meter.
One word of wisdom: If you are not completely satisfied with your stay at this hotel, just remember one thing. You are not paying a whole lot of money to stay there. I applied the logic to myself on this stay and it worked!
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