We stayed in a 10th floor room for 10 days. This was one of the higher level rooms with private check in service on the 9th floor. Hotel fronts on Chang'an Avenue, the main ave that runs east-west in front of The Forbidden City. We opted for a room that faced away from the avenue and found the room very quiet. Closest subway is Xidan (about a 5 minute walk). I found that the buses were the best option.
Quality of room was similar to a Hyatt. We had a king platform foam mattress bed. Bed was very comfortable. Room had a refrigerator, safe, and was stocked with bottled water and fruit each day (free). Room also had a minibar. There were two robes and two slippers for our use. Hair dryer, shampoo, etc were also in the room. Room also had a day bed. The room only had 2 draws which made organized unpacking difficult. Room had good air conditioning that was quiet. Bath room had both a tub and separate shower.
The room had wired broadband internet (no wifi) for free. I brought a portable wifi hotspot device that could be plugged into the connection and gave me an Internet connection on my cellphone. You will not be able to access Facebook, Twitter or Google, including Gmail.
There were only 3 accessible outlets in the room, which made charging multiple cellphones difficult. The outlet in the bathroom did not work. In case you don’t know, most chargers will work on 220 (Chinese power standard) and 110 (US standard) without a converter. The hotel outlets accommodated 2 prong US style plugs. Room uses a smart card key to open the door and to activate all power in the room. When you enter the room, you insert the card in a slot and all electric power in the room becomes active.
We found the room clean and well maintained. Maid service was prompt. I suspect that the card key system signals maid when the room is empty. Other reviews mention the “adult entertainment” cards that get slipped under the door each day. This does happen, however the pictures are discreet. I’d rather have this than have them slapped in my face like Las Vegas. Only English TV channels are CCTV4, CNN international, HBO, Showtime and ESPN. All seem to be versions designed for Chinese market.
Room included one breakfast and afternoon tea. It costs 70RMB for a second breakfast. Hotel has at least 2 restaurants, but you can find better and more reasonable priced restaurants if you walk to the street behind the hotel. One with the English phrase “Hot and Tasty” was a very good one. The crab dish was delicious. Further down the road are many more restaurants.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
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