Big hotels that cater for Cruise Ship guests are not really for me, but the hotel has some great points. The queue for breakfast one morning was frighteningly long, so I didn't venture in, but it didn't look pretty.
What's good? The staff here are great and generally very helpful. Level of English for Chinese staff was superior to other hotels. The lobby lounge is great - but you have to 'consume' or they ask you to move elsewhere, which as a hotel guest waiting for someone is a bit rude. Food in the Pearl restaurant was good as was the Executive Lounge.
What's not hot? I got the chance to see two room types. The Executive ones are far superior to the Deluxe and each is housed in separate towers. My issue with the Deluxe is they only have a bath/shower combined, and I really don't like that - nor would elderly folks on cruise tours. Spring for the more expensive rooms. Try and avoid staying when cruise ships are in town (at Tianjin) - the hotel becomes very busy and the restaurants very crowded. That's when service becomes stretched.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stunning landmark Beijing hotel is adjacent to the remaining ancient Ming Dynasty City Wall, a five-minute drive to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Silk Market, and a 5-minute walk to Jianguomen Subway Station. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall is home to 357 elegantly decorated rooms and suites featuring Marriott's trademark "Revive" bedding and connectivity to plug and play iPods and other personal devices. The meeting space comprises of 2,300 square meters, including a pillar-less ballroom that is interchangeable to suit your needs. Wireless high-speed Internet is accessible in all public areas and meeting rooms. Aside from the preferable accommodation and meeting facilities, we offer a distinctive selection of restaurants and bars. Our various facilities and services include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a half-Olympic-size indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, Gold Key Concierge service and a stay to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Beijing