We stayed in this hotel as a family of four from February 5 to 10 during the Chinese New Year holiday. Even though the price of the hotel was attractive, I hesitated before I made the reservation because the location was a little odd and Beijing's traffic was notorious. However, this hotel turned out to be a very pleasant surprise for all of us.
The room was HUGE by any standard. All furniture and bathroom amenities were very well maintained. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everybody paid attention to details and was ready to reach out and make their guests happy. This type of service attitude is not very commonly seen in China. One example is, during our stay, we felt the air was too dry and I asked for a humidifier which they didn't normally provide. They instantly gave us one that looked like it was being used in their office by themselves.
The only down side of the hotel is its location. Not only that it is located on the west side of the city while most other "high end" hotels are on the east side. That was not a noticeable problem for us during the holiday when traffic was light. The problem was, the hotel's main entrance was in the back of the complex. Cars must drive around the buidling to find the hotel. That leaves all guest rooms facing the northeast and not exposed to the sunlight during the day. If Marriott was the landlord of the buiding, I would think they retreated into this subprime part of the buidling to give the sunny spots to their tenants for higher rental yield. I asked the hotel staff if that was the reason. They told me no and explained they made the change years ago because a Fengshui master told them to do so for better luck and fortune!
Well, maybe the Fengshui master was right. The weird half hidden entrance makes this hotel a hidden treasure in Beijing.
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