We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

Travelers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 334: English reviews
Everett, Washington
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms feel authentic with interesting furniture and finishes. They provide a nice welcome basket. The included breakfast is fun; lots of Chinese and western-style offerings. Even great coffee. Love the hutong neighborhood full of street activity. We liked walking to the nearby lakeside and eating dinner in restaurants there that were filled with people... More 

Helpful?
Thank NWtraveler425
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As our taxi approached the hotel, my husband's confidence wavered. What had I booked us into? The neighbourhood is determinedly pre-modern. This actually became part of the charm as we wandered around the lanes and lakes. The room was blissfully cool and had everything we needed. Thankfully, that did not need to include the two complimentary respirators (proper rubber masks... More 

Helpful?
Thank brollop
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in one of the hutong areas of the city which is a really fascinating area of old Beijing. The hotel was pretty good but needed a new stair carpet. The staff were terrific. We had a small room with the bed inaccessible from three sides. However, the breakfast was good and general facilities fine.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank RD36
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Shadow Art hotel for twelve nights and I can honestly say it was our best holiday .We were picked up from Beijing Airport by the Hotel taxi service, which may have cost us a bit extra but with it being our first time to China it was worth it.First impression, the carpet had seen better days ,but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to China and this hotel came highly recommended. Firstly, it is located in the middle of a 'hutong' or village, and very accessible within walking distance to the popular Houhai lakeside area (for Chinese cuisines and shopping), if you are looking to soak up Beijing culture. We walked a lot through the small roads and... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank Wideye
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The challenge is that Beijing street smell. It permeates the rooms on the first level. Yes there are electric air cleaners, and the ac clears it out after 45 minutes. It just strikes you when you walk in. Loved the show. Loved the location near Prince Gong's. Loved the proximity to the Drum Tower and the lakes.

Helpful?
Thank kelleher01
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a special place (a former temple) and it feels. Very nice house very personal and carefuf service. What could be better? To set the aircondition on the room is a bit complicated. We need assistence by the stuff (twice a day - for the night warmer, for the day colder)

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank frankpH4122ZJ
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a 12-minute walk from the Beihai North subway station mostly on hutong (the Chinese name for small street). You exit the subway in the north-west entrance. It's not complicated to get there on foot from the subway. You only need to turn once. The staffs are mostly very young and helpful. I spoke Chinese with them but their... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Oliver A
West Windsor Township, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is nicely designed and right in the middle of the "hutong". It was nice to be able to walk out in the evenings after a busy day sightseeing and find a restaurant or just walk along tbe lake. Ee did not get to do sny of the activities proposed ( timing did not work) but making yiur own... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank cweiss95
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A truly unique and most wonderful hotel situated in one of the vanishng Hutongs of Beijing. Extremely, safe, secure with wonderful caring english speaking staff. Most excellent breakfasts provided and wonderful cultural activities make this hotel a must stay experience. We stayed 5 nights and had a truly wonderful introduction to the beginning of our China holiday. I loved the... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Kellie P
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

332 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (300)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (75)
Viewed
Room/Suite (31)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (161)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (32)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Beijing hotels
Houhai
Jingshan Garden Hotel
Jingshan Garden Hotel
#91 of 5,940 in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 182 reviews
Houhai
Michael's House
Michael's House
#19 of 5,940 in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 505 reviews
Houhai
The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
#10 of 5,940 in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 430 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Red Wall Garden Hotel
Red Wall Garden Hotel
#15 of 5,940 in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 1,103 reviews
Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Beijing
Hotel Kapok Beijing
#59 of 5,940 in Beijing
4.0 of 5 stars 972 reviews
Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Beijing Sihe Courtyard Hotel
Beijing Sihe Courtyard Hotel
#99 of 5,940 in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 387 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shichihai Shadow Art Performance Hotel hold a cultural conviction that we believe the true cultural beauty of chinese heritage should be preserved and we found a modern way for the world to appreciate the true beauty again.Bustling lives mask us from the beauty of nature. Through travels, we refresh our senses about culture and nature. We strive to inject life and cultural forces into our tourist sites.This is the first stop of your cultural expedition; the next one is to explore nature and the Beijing old city from Shichahai for new pulses.We are situated in the dragon pulse of Beijing, the most sacred site of Fengshui.Shadow Art Performace Hotel is located in the hutong district of Houhai. Here, its design brings you to a lakeside, over the waterfront, into hutongs, and this dwelling in a city district with waterscape and nature puts us back on the path to nature and reshape our heart to value respect and tranquility that go for natural environment and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

Address: NO. 24 Songshu Street | Beijing, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Price Range: $60 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Ctrip TA, Odigeo, Travelocity, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Beijing
#20 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#26 Business Hotel in Beijing
#72 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#81 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay