After a 12 hour flight from Chicago, we arrived in Beijing at midnight and were looking forward to a good night sleep. We arrived at the Sheraton Dongcheng and based on my husband's SPG status were provided keys for an executive suite. What a treat! The suite was larger than some apartments with a full living room, separate bedroom, 2 bathrooms and work area. The floor to ceiling windows provided a great view of the Olympic Stadium and Birds Nest.
The lounge was fantastic as well, providing a delicious full breakfast each morning and drinks/appetizers in the evening. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and that all of our needs were covered.
The fitness center did not disappoint with state of the art equipment, pool and separate yoga area for stretching. We did not have spa treatments at the hotel but the spa area looked inviting although on the expensive side from what we reviewed.
Similiar to other trip advisor reviews, the hotel is not centrally located and a taxi is required to see any of the sites. Additionally, taxis did have a hard time finding the hotel, taking us to another Sheraton 2 out of 3 times. We believe this is really the only downside of the hotel.
Finally, if the thought of jumping into another taxi sounds tiring, there is a shopping area directly across from the hotel that has a market as well as some restaurants for lunch or dinner. All in all, if we were to travel back to Beijing, would definitely stay at the Sheraton Dongcheng again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel is conveniently located on Beijing’s north Third Ring Road, in the heart of the city’s transportation network. Just 20 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), we have easy access to major attractions such as the Olympic Stadium, Tiananmen Square, Financial Street, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall.Our 441 contemporary guest rooms and suites range from 43 to 240 square meters. In addition to the celebrated “ahhh” of the plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, you’ll also enjoy a 42” LCD Flat Screen Television, High Speed Internet Access, and a separate bath and shower.During your stay, share a meal in one of our four restaurants—featuring Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and all-day dining—or get a refreshing drink in our Lobby Lounge. Relax with a massage at the Shine Spa for Sheraton, take a dip in our indoor heated swimming pool, or work out in our modern fitness center. And you can easily stay connected to home and the office with wired and wireless High Speed Internet Access in your guest room, the business center, or meeting rooms.Let us bring your vision of a grand meeting or lively social event to life in our 13 functions spaces, totaling more than 2,400 square meters. State-of-the-art audiovisual facilities are available, as are experienced event and catering specialists. ... more less
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