This hotel is part of an authentic courtyard house. It is a historic property that is protected by the government. Proceeds from this hotel fund the YWCA which is located next door.
The hotel is on a quiet side street just off the centrally located Goldfish Lane near the famous Wangfujing shopping street. The building sits just behind some of the most expensive hotels in the city including the Waldorf Astoria which is currently under construction.
Both the Wangfujing shopping street and the night market are a block away. An underground stop is about a 5 minute walk.
The hotel has a small lobby with some English speaking staff.
The best part of the hotel is the beautiful courtyard and wonderfully curving historic roof line.
There are a few quirky details like big metal locks on the doors, mats hanging over the doorways to keep the bugs out, curtains fixed over the windows that can't be drawn back, and very low wattage light bulbs.
Although I decided not to stay at the courtyard hotel (too basic, mosquitoes, weak wifi), it is a lower priced alternative to the expensive hotels in the area. What you may lack in amenities, you make up for in authenticity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a courtyard house several hundred years old (Zuo Zongtang once lived there in the 19th century). It's bang in the middle of Beijing, just off Wangfujing, the main shopping street in the centre of the city, but surprisingly peaceful. Rooms are good value. Bathrooms perfect. Excellent simple breakfasts, very friendly staff. A home from home. ... more less
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