We recently stayed at the King's Joy and considering the money we paid, I would recommend it so long as people aren't expective The Hilton. The checkin procedure was quick and we were able to make good use of the free luggage storage upon checkout. The hotel is a ten minute walk from Tiananmen Square with restaurants and shops in the very near vicinity. The beds were comfortable although, they were not always made by housekeeping (some days they were, some not), but this was fine. The bathrooms would benefit from being cleaner (and probably updated) but it wasn't a huge problem. The bar on the top floor provided good views of the city and the prices, whilst more expensive than elsewhere, were reasonable for a hotel in a city centre. The Western food on offer was also decent.
There is free wifi in the bar and in the foyer and a security guard on watch during the evening. At night the hotel was quiet and our room was well air conditioned.
The staff on reception were not particularly friendly, but they weren't rude either. My only complaint would be that when we checked out of the hotel and asked them to order a taxi they shooed us out. I was left to believe they'd call us a taxi and we should wait out front, but this was not the case. Having waiting outside for ten minutes we realised that we were supposed to flag down our own taxi, which is nigh on impossible in Beijing. Fortunately, the young lady in the Business Centre who books the tours was on hand and she arranged a private transfer even though it was very last minute. We were very grateful to her as the ride to the airport was stress-free.
In the business centre it's possible to book tours and trips. We booked the Great Wall through them and we couldn't fault either the actual booking or the trip itself.
Over all, I think this hotel is perfect for backpackers, those on a budget or those who only need a bed to crash in.
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