The title is referring to "Dynamic Currency conversion" for credit card processing. The hotel can process your card by converting the currency rate to your home country currency first, usually at a much unfavorable rate to the card holder. This is legal, but it's pretty much a scam. I paid about more than 10% higher than if I paid the transaction in local currency. When I asked the hotel clerk not to use this option, she just played ignorance, saying that US card holders must pay in US Currency. She said I could pay cash if I wanted. Since I was on my way to Hong Kong, I didn't have time to deal with this, nor had time withdraw 5,000RMB nearby. I just paid it. I pretty much paid an extra night of stay.
The hotel itself has adequate service with excellent location -- considering it's closed to a subway station and plenty of restaurants and shopping destinations within walking distance. The room is quite spacious. Breakfast comes with the room; choices are very limited and most items are mediocre Chinese food. While Internet is free, it has the great "firewall" of China where I can't access things like facebook. Other 4/5 stars hotels that I stayed at had open Internet.
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