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“Average is OK!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Poly Plaza Hotel
Ranked #1,517 of 6,442 Hotels in Beijing
Shanghai
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222 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Average is OK!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

A decent enough hotel, nothing to complain about and nothing to rave about so average is a good enough rating for it. A bit dated, old design and hardish beds. Don't get too excited about the hotel but the location is good and lots to do nearby.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cheney, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We have stayed at Poly Plaza on four different trips to Beijing. We keep going back because it is a nice hotel in a great location. From the airport, it is a fairly quick cab ride, or you can take the airport express, transfer to line two, and it is just one stop away. The hotel has a very good breakfast every day in their western restaurant. Our room has always been nice and clean, and the service has been good. There is a currency exchange machine in the lobby that is quick and simple, and the business center and concierge have always been helpful with getting taxis and hiring cars. There are good restaurants nearby, and a grocery store is just a block away.

With a subway stop just outside the front door, you can get anywhere quickly. Next time we go back to Beijing, we will likely stay there again. We always feel like we are at home when we get to the Poly Plaza.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SCDotson
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Dnipropetrovsk, Украина
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

It was only one night. Since the hotel gave me shelter in the stormy night, and in the absence of other options, I think that this is an excellent hotel:))

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank VadymSusayev
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Aschaffenburg, Germany
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51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Dear Tripadvisor Friends,
in January 2012 I had a 4 days stay in the Poly Plaza Hotel in Beijing.

Staff is very friendly. Price is good and the location is very central. There are a
bunch of restaurants outside. Every kind you want. There is a very good HotPot
Restaurant when you go the left from the Hotel. Just a 5 Minutes walk.

Negative: Rooms can be more clean and it is not a business Hotel. Forget to
have any meeting in the lobby or Bar. In this case you need to go to Kempinski or so but
if you do not want to have any meetings in the Hotel it should be your choice.

Hotel Restaurant I did not checked because there are too many good Restaurants
outside. I did not checked breakfast too. Bar is OK but boring. I was almost alone there.

Some trainees or even long employes staff have problems to speak english. But they all
want to speak and try there best to communicate. Good job!

I felt good in this Hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Walter054
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New York, NY
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75 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

This was a decent, though very Chinese hotel, a striking contrast from the Hotel Indigo, where I stayed in Shanghai, which had a very international feel to it. Most of the staff speak very little English. It is supposed to be considered a high end hotel (the main building, anyway--I don't know about this Block B that I see other reviewers posting about), but I don't know if that distinction is deserved. It has a homespun vibe and is certainly a local favorite, but it doesn't manage to attain international standards for service. The elevators are exasperatingly slow. A building this size needs more than two elevators! It needs multiple elevator banks, in fact. At peak times, I could wait upwards of seven or eight minutes for an elevator. The rooms were spacious enough but were a bit dusty and worn. Also, the thermostat was not functional--it was about 80 F in our rooms the entire time and we couldn't even open the windows. Staff couldn't do anything about the temperature. The location is convenient--right next to the subway. The service was not remarkable. One time I called housekeeping to ask for water, and they couldn't decide whether to charge me for it or not (I spoke English, because if you speak accented Chinese, they pay you even less heed, so stick with English if possible). The other time, their ATM machine ate my ATM card and the front desk couldn't be bothered to help with that. I ended up spending a frustrating hour on the phone with the Chinese bank until I just gave up and called my own US bank and had them just cancel the card.

The one really positive thing is the breakfast: good service, a large selection, with both Chinese and western options.

Overall, this place was adequate with some rough spots.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank labrt2004
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Singapore
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288 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Poly Plaza Block B - Good-valued budget accommodation close to the subway station. Was apparently refurbished not long ago. Clean, new, good hot shower with internet connection. Did not find the beds hard as read from other travellers' comments (perhaps they have changed the mattress during the renovation). Only alert is for old folks who may not be good with stairs, as this four-storey building is not fitted with lifts.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank kwoong
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San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2010

We stayed at the Poly for 2+ weeks during our adoption visit. Yes the beds are like a rock but we requested a foam pad upon checkin and the staff installed it immediately--it did help! The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to assist. The in-house restaurants are good. The hotel is centrally located and quite convenient for many business and sightseeing destinations. The Poly Theatre is co-located and quite popular with the locals. The lobby has a cafe for drinks and light meals and their coffee is excellent--Starbucks is across the street but you don't need it with the lobby cafe!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Traveler10101_10
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Property: Poly Plaza Hotel
Address: No.14 Dongzhimen South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100027, China
Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,517 of 6,442 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Poly Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 289
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