My wife and I stayed 8 days in Fairmont and we love the hotel. The hotel is in the quiet side of Beijing and the beauty of it is the hotel is only a 5 minute walk to the subway and 15 minute walk to the silk market. We stayed in the Gold junior suite and the room was just fantastic. We had breakfast every morning in the Gold club and we loved it. Service was great and so was the selection offered during breakfast. We were glad that the hotel was not in the busy part of Beijing, you will really appreciate it after fighting the crowd in the tourist attractions, markets and not forgetting the subways. If you love your personal space I strongly advised you not to use the subway even when it is not the peak hour. Mind you the subway is the easier mode of transportation considering the horrendous traffic jam you have to put up with. Well....back to Fairmont, this is why I am writing the review. The gym facilities offered in the hotel is one of the best with the staff always at hand to ensure that the equipment is always cleaned after every use. They even ensure that there is always a bottle of water and sweat towel on every machine. Pool was also nice and clean with fresh towels readily available. We dined at the Lunar 8 restaurant to try the famous Peking duck and we were not disappointed. Food was just awesome and you could not fault the service. If you are also looking for great steak, you must give the restaurant The Cut a go. I strongly suggest that you make time to try the awesome juicy steak offered at the restaurant. Overall the service and quality of food offered at the Fairmont restaurants is second to none. Only hiccup was one of the staff at the concierge which was not too helpful but this was sorted out very quickly after a chat with the very helpful and friendly front desk director by the name of Joe. My wife and I are so glad to have picked the Fairmont hotel for our 8 day stay in Beijing and we will come back again for sure. If you are looking for a great hotel in Beijing you must seriously consider the Fairmont!!