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Grand Metropark Hotel
Ranked #400 of 6,474 Hotels in Beijing
Auburn, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed November 27, 2007

Our tour group stayed at this hotel for 4 nights, we thought it was fabulous. We had a beautiful room on the 8th floor.
Some of the tour group were on lower floors and said their rooms were not as nice, but we were very happy.

The room was big, very clean, and in the evening they had a turn down service. We would recommend this hotel to everyone.

About 1/2 block away was a bank (ATM machine) and for those who tire of Chinese food, a KFC, a pizza place and of course a McDonalds. However, across the street from McDonalds is a department store, and on the bottom floor is a big supermarket - you can get most everything there.

The only problem anyone seemed to have was exchanging the $ for the Yen. They only want new crisp money. They run it through a machine and if that machine does not like it they will not take it.

  • Liked — Rooms & restaurants
  • Disliked — Lack of English speaking employees
  • Stayed November 2007
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5 Thank Longsrx
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Los Angeles
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206 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2007

Given the big name hotels available in Beijing I was a little apprehensive with our tour being booked in a hotel without a recognizable name/reputation. My apprehension quickly dissipated after spending three nights at this fabulous hotel.

The Grand Metro is situated on a major road feeding into the city center several very long blocks away. It is across the street from the main post office. As neighborhoods go, it must be a nice one as some very expensive European brand shops are just around the corner and not far from a Bentley dealership.

The hotel is medium sized. It has a gleaming white marble entrance. Absolutely spotless. Service is impecable (doorman, front check in/concierge, even a lady whose job it is to push the botton for the elevator when she sees a guest coming).

The breakfast buffet is fantastic and on the order of some of the best hotels in north America. The food is western, Chinese, and Japanese. All very good.

There is a casual dinning area we did not go. I ate on my own in their formal dining. The service, atmosphere were excellent and the room spotless and well appointed. The food was average.

The room was spacious enough, comfortable, very clean, modern, and well air conditioned. The bathroom also spotless and equipped with a variety of amenities (toothbrush/paste, comb, mouthwash, etc...).

I used the indoor pool. Again, everything was immaculate and the pool refreshing (esp. with the harsh heat of summer). There is a very well equiped gym and locker room adjoining the pool area.

I cannot say enough positive about this hotel. I was a very nice introduction on our tour of China.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Too far to walk to city center
  • Stayed July 2007
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8 Thank DrMitch
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Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2007

While travelling in Beijing on business, a colleague made reservations for my wife and I at a nearby hotel (Golden Sun). When we arrived, we found this hotel did not have non-smoking rooms. My wife has asthma and could not stay at their hotel, so the desk clerk arranged for us a room at the Grand Metro Park.

The desk clerk at the Grand Metro Park was very gracious and made accomodations for us without reservations. My wife and I were very impressed by how the hotel was kept so clean and quiet. The common areas are beautifully decorated, and our guest room on the non-smoking floor was absolutely impeccable. All of the staff was very kind, especially the hostess and wait staff in the resturant where breakfast is served. We felt well taken care of during our stay, and would recommend this hotel to all our friends and colleagues. I look forward to staying there again.

Keep in mind that this hotel is not on the east side of Beijing with all the other western branded hotels. It is Chinese owned and operated, so don't expect western kiss-a$$ service. It is however in a much more traditional area, and a short taxi ride to Tiananmen Sq and Beihai park. It is also on the opposite side of the city from the airport, so expect a 1-1/2 to 2 hour taxi ride.

  • Liked — Clean, quiet, comfortable
  • Disliked — Bed was a little stiff
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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7 Thank Global_Project_Mgr
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sebastopol, ca
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408 reviews
130 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2007

Stayed at the Metropark the first several nights of a 15 day tour, and it was a fantastic place to start. Very upscale and a grand lobby. Super clean. Actually the only hotel that gave us lotion on the trip... so standard in America, but all the others gave slippers, toothbrush&paste... everything but lotion. The service was great, and everyone at the hotel was very helpful.

Many hotels had great breakfast buffets, but this one had the best. Good coffee, eggs cooked to order with sample plates to point at, lots of choices of fruit, absolutely every option both western and eastern. Also, it's a very attractive room just off the lobby.

This would be a good choice if you have kids who demand fast food, as not only are there lots of choices for breakfast (and dinner, we heard) -- but a block or two up the street there are a KFC and pizza place-- there might have even been a McDonald's.

Only negative-- some people complained that the beds were too hard. However, I have a feeling that, because it was the first hotel of the trip, they just had not gotten used to the very, very firm beds throughout China.
We loved this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2007
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9 Thank kawh
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new york
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2007

a large group of us stayed at the metropark for three nights. we were out sight seeing all day, so the hotel really just served as a bed for the night. the rooms were good, though the beds were a bit low and harder than most americans and europeans would be used to...it was not uncomfortable though. our room faced the main road, and though this didn't make for a beautiful view, noise wasn't much of a problem. as far as food goes, their dinner menu wasn't great and the food was very sub-par. i'd recomment just going out and eating some authentic chinese food. however, the breakfast buffet was a wonderful variety of continental as well as traditional chinese options. the location of the hotel isn't great in that its in the south part of the city and many of the major sights are in the northern part. we got lucky with the traffic, however, this could pose a problem during rush hour. my only major complaint would be that almost no one spoke english. it took us almost a half hour to get someone to point us in the direction of the pool (which, when we finally found it, we discovered was very clean and nice. they have a great game room too....a bit expensive though.)

  • Liked — breakfast buffet
  • Disliked — not enough people spoke english
  • Stayed March 2007
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8 Thank letsgetjetset
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LOCKPORT, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2007

We have stayed at this hotel twice now and found it to be a wonderful hotel, the rooms and service were excellent. The food was some of the best breakfasts we had while on both trips to China (2006) and this year. They do have a new policy of not cashing traveller checks but because I was aware there was a problem I brought cash for the first few days in China. Also there is an ATM machine and a Bank of China located a few hundred feet from their front door. We took taxis to the big markets before our trip home and the cost was only a few dollars.
The area is very quiet , and if you venture around the area early in the morning you'll be surprised at all the local color and ambience you'll find right there. I call this the real China.
lwaild, Lockport, NY

  • Liked — The breakfasts
  • Disliked — No travelers checks
  • Stayed April 2007
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8 Thank LWAILD
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Valley Springs, CA
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2007

We stayed in this hotel for three nights with a tour group. The hotel
had no money to convert currency for the first two days and then once
they had currency they refused to cash travelers Checks even though their own in room information portfolio said they did so. The people at the front desk were rude and indiffirent. All other hotels in China had no problems with travelers checks. This put all of our tour
group in a bind as this was the first few days in China and in the country's largest city with no local currency. Also, the location is very poor for visiting the Great Wall, Forbidden city, etc. and caused us to spend up to six hours per day in horriffic Beijing traffic.

Stayed May 2007
Helpful?
3 Thank twelveoaks12
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Property: Grand Metropark Hotel
Address: No.338 Guanganmen Nei Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, China
Location: China > Beijing > Xidan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#173 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#239 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Metropark Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 216
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