In short, this is the perfect place to stay if you'd like to be immersed in old Beijing, and also be close to major tourist spots and authentic delicious food.
The rooms are big, the bed is extra comfy, the rain shower perfect - with views of amazing Chinese roof tops, you can't beat that. The staff can't be friendlier. Kudos to Lu, who made our visit extra special. She was so helpful and nice, she even offered to go with us to the market! Take advantage of their tours, they are reliable and organize everything for you. Don't miss having dumplings at Mr. Shi's across the street.
Their breakfast is incredible, don't miss it. They also have an itunes collection of hundreds of recorded movies in English.
Sure, getting there might be intimdating. Once you leave, you won't be sorry for this combination of comfort and authenticity.