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Hotels in and near Beijing Capital Airport

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
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Plan your Beijing airport layover? If you would like to sleep for a few hours, before you connect your next flight, and don’t want to go too far from the airport, you may either use the hourly lounges inside the Beijing arrival halls or some of the hotels near Beijing capital aiport.. T3 also has an hourly lounge inside the departure hall.

There are hourly lounges in T1, T2 and T3. Please find the locations of the hourly lounges:

T1: T1 Hourly Lounge  T1 计时休息室

West Side of Gate No.8 Entrance on the 2F( then walk up to the 3F)
Tel: 010-64540985
Standard Room: CNY480 for overnight or take a break in a lounge: CNY30 per hour

T2: T2 Hourly Lounge  T2国际计时休息室

The 1st basement Domestic Arrival, between Gate D2 and D3
Tel: 010 – 64598943
Standard Room: CNY480 for overnight or take a break in a lounge: CNY30 per hour

T3: T3 has two hourly hotels with one inside the departure hall (T3E 商务计时休息室) and the other in the arrival hall (T3-C 商务计时休息室).

The hourly hotel in the arrival hall: West Side of Arrival Hall Public Area on the 2F of Building of T3-C ( Tel: 010 – 64558577)
The hourlu hotel in the departure hall: T3-E Opposite Side of International Departure Boarding Gate E10 (Tel: 010 64532621 )

Alternatively, you can use some of the hotels near Beijing airport:

Hilton Beijing Capital Airport 北京首都机场希尔顿酒店
Terminal 3 Beijing Capital Intl Airport
Beijing, China, 100621
86-10-6458 8888

Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport Zone 北京临空智选假日酒店
1 Building, No.6 Court Jingshun East Rd, Chaoyang District  Beijing, 100015
Tel: 86-10-64349999
Hotel Fax: 86-10-64348899

Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport Hotel  北京首都机场朗豪酒店
No. 1 Er Jing Road Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Beijing, China 100621
Tel: 86-10-64575555

Ibis Beijing Airport Hotel
No. 2 Medi-street,Tianzhu,Shunyi District,101312 – BEIJING 010-64567799

CITIC Hotel Beijing Airport 北京国都大饭店
No.9 Xiao Tianzhu Road,
Capital International Airport, Beijing 100621
Reservations: 86-10-6456-5588 Fax: 86-10-6456-1234

Crowne Plaza Hotel 北京临空皇冠假日酒店
International Airport Beijing
No.60 Fuqian 1 Street Tianzhu Shunyi District, Beijing 101312
Hotel Front Desk: 086-010-58108888

Capital Airport Hotel 北京首都机场宾馆
Capital International Airport, Shunyi District Beijing 100621
86 -10 – 64577788

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Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Beijing

Sunday, September 12th, 2010
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If you are going to pamper yourself while on business or leisure travel to Beijing,  here is a list of the top 10 Beijing luxury hotels, the best splurge hotels in Beijing.For boutique hotels or cheap hotels in Beijing, please see my previous posts –Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Beijing ; Top 10 Budget Hotels in Beijing and Top 10 Beijing Hostels in Beijing. Hopefully you have a great stay in Beijing!

This is just a top 10 list of my version, only for your reference.

1.The China club (北京中国会)
Nestled in the traditional hutong area, it is an unique hotel more than just “Club”, but  with a private club philosopy. The China Club is targeted for those woh have money to burn and a desire for all things featuring Chinese.The club hotel is composed of five courtyards with 14 rooms, a bar and banquet hall. Rooms are also available for non-members during low season. The room are very big with sofas and a alcove bed, the bathroom are all adorned with engraved boiserie ancient real Chinese luxury.Add: 51 Xirong Xian Hutong, Xidan, Beijing, P.R.C 100031

Tel:     (8610) 6603 8855 Ext 116/117

The China club

The China club

2. Commune By The Great Wall, Kempinski Beijing  (长城脚下的公社)
Commune by the Great Wall is a group of contemporary architecture buidlings or villas designed by 12 Asian architects. In 2005, Commune by the Great Wall was praised by Business Week as a “New Architectural Wonder of China”.The hotel is presently composed of 42 villas with 190 suites and eleven Presidential Suites, four restaurants, Anantara Spa, Kid’s Club and an outdoor pool. The view is amazing, with the Great Wall in front of the villas, though in a distant mountains. The villas are dotted over the small hills in the hotel compound. Good for honeymooners,  for retrea or conference purposes.Add: The Great Wall Exit No.53 at Shuiguan G6 Jingzang Highway, Beijing

Tel: 86-10-81181888

Commune By The Great Wall

Commune By The Great Wall

3. The St. Regis Beijing (北京国际俱乐部饭店)
The hotel is centrally located along the east of Changan Avenue with a good 20 minute walk to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen square. The subway station is just a few steps from the hotel. The hotel is modern and the rooms are spacious, the service is truly five star.

The staff is ready to  help you and they are very friendly. The butler service is also outstanding. There are several restaurants in the hotel, and food is good though a little pricy.

Add: 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing

Tel:  010-64606688
Web: St Regis Beijing Hotels

The St. Regis Beijing

The St. Regis Beijing

4. Fairmont Beijing (北京华彬费尔蒙酒店)
The hotel is very centrally located, a 3-minute walk to the subway station. This is very convenient as the subway is a very easy and best way to go around Beijing. For big buyers, the Silk Market is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

The staff are very friendly, courteous and go out of their way to help you out. it offers very personalized service for the breakfast, afternoon tea, happy hour and evening dessert. The rooms are spacious and the espresso machine is a nice plus.

Tel: +86 10 8511 7777

5.Grand Hyatt  Beijing (北京东方君悦大酒店)
The location is fantastic, only 10 minutes walk to Tiannemen square and the Forbidden City. It is a beautiful Hyatt property, attached to the Oriental Plaza Mall, along Changan Avenuw and Wangfujing.

All staff are friendly, the bell boys and swimming pool, gym staff, especially the front desk is very efficeint. A huge 55m swimming pool in a tropical jungle setting is a great plus, luxury and fun for the children.

Add: 1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 8518 1234
Web: Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel

Grand Hyatt  Beijing

Grand Hyatt Beijing

6. The Regent Beijing

Located in the heart of Beijing, only minutes from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing shopping, the Oriental Plaza and many other attractions in Beijing. The Regent Beijing boasts 500 lavishly furnished guest rooms with amenities including five restaurants and lounges, a full-service spa, Fitness Center and an indoor pool, making the Regent one of the best Luxury Beijing Hotels.The rooms are spacious and clean. It comes with free internet! The bed is big and very comfortable. Soft pillows and high quality linens will give you a sound night sleep.
Add: 99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005
Tel: + 86 10 8522 1888

The Regent Beijing

The Regent Beijing

7. The Peninsula Beijing (北京王俯半岛酒店)

It is centrally located and itslocation is great for both shopping and walking around for sightseeing. The hotel is very opulent and very clean. The food in all the restaurants is fantastic.The rooms are larger, clean, luxurious and comfortable. The concierge is excellent. The breakfast is pletiful and delicious! There is a Spa where the exhausted travellers or businessmen can relax and rewind. The hotel also hosts some boutique shops selling major fashion brands: Vuitton, Ferragamo, Chanel, Cartier.
Add: 3 Jinyu Hontong, Wangfujing, Beijing
Tel: 010-85162888

The Peninsula Beijing

The Peninsula Beijing

8. Raffles Beijing
Add:  Well located at the site linked both  to  Chang An Avenue and Wangfujing Street, Raffles Beijing Hotel is just a few minutes from the Forbidden City,  Tiananmen Square, the Silk Market and other famous attractions.

It is also a short 15-minute walk from Beijing Railway Station and 5 minutes from Wangfujing subway station of Line 1.  The hotel boasts 171 beautifully furnished guest rooms and suites.  The rooms are very spacious and lovely with a seperate lounge area, the bed is so comfy!  Each room is equipped with Ironing board, hairdyer, dressing gowns and slippers and more. The staff is wonderful . Restaurant and breakfast are excellent.

Tel: +8610 6526 3388


Raffles Beijing

Raffles Beijing

9. Ritz Carlton, Financial Street (北京金融街丽思卡尔顿)

Located in the bustling Financial District, it is a perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. It boasts 253 well-furnished guest rooms and suites, three exceptional restaurants offering Chinese, Italian and all day dining favorites.Ritz Carlton Financial Street alos offers Spa, Fitness & Salon offering a variety of beauty treatments and rejuvenating therapies. A good plus free wireless connection in lobby. The food during the breakfast is excellent, and the beds and room are a haven of luxury. Close to the hotel is a TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, KFC, Starbucks & there is also a shopping mall next door.Add: 1 Jin Cheng Fang Street East, Financial Street, Beijing 100140 China

Tel:   (86 10) 6601 6666
Web: Luxury Hotel Beijing, Financial Street

Ritz Carlton, Financial Street

Ritz Carlton, Financial Street

10. InterContinental Hotel Beijing BEICHEN

The hotel is located just next to National Convention Centre and the 2008 Olympic Central Park ( bird’s nest, water cube and more ).  The hotel is less than 30 minutes from Beijing Capital Airport and 10 minutes from the Shangdi Hi-tech Zone and the Silicon Valley of Beijing.

All the guest rooms are extremely spacious about 43 – 50 square metres in size. The luxury decor offers a comfortable backdrop to the luxury sofa and armchair, which offers cozy mecca. The breakfast is varied and well-done. Hotel staff is friendly and ready to help you. Very luxurious rooms, excellent beds, excellent restaurants. Taking the subway in Beijing is very easy and the stations are marked both in English and Chinese. The station is about 4 minutes away by walking.

Tel:  86-10-84371188
Web: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts | BEIJING BEICHEN

 InterContinental Hotel Beijing BEICHEN

InterContinental Hotel Beijing BEICHEN

Any questions, just drop a line.

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Beijing

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
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Plan your Beijing Tour? More and more boutique hotels hit the Beijing hotel scene, facilitating the transforming of the capital Beijing into a trendier destination
.If you’ re looking for a more intimate experience than large chain hotels, something a little more personal, please follow me to explore the top 10 Boutique Hotels in Beijing.

For cheaper and no frills hotels in Beijing, also see Top 10 Budget Hotels in Beijing, Top 10 Beijing Hostels and Top 10 Beijing Luxury Hotel.

1. The Orchid HotelThe Orchid is located in a neighborhood of hutongs and courtyard houses near the Drum and Bell Tower, and provides you different and unique experience. There are many interesting and good restaurants within walking distance.

You can rent a bike and cycle around the area to visit Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Houhai Lakes, old hutongs,  Lama Temple, Confucius temples, and Jingshan Park, as well as coffee shops, and quaint stores. The hotel staff are helpful and resourceful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable  with modern bathrooms and nice furnishings.

Tel: +86-010-84044818
Add: 65 Baochao Hutong, East Gulou Street, Dongcheng District,Beijing (北京市东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同65号).

 The Orchid Hotel

The Orchid Hotel

2. Michael’s House
Michael’s House is a clean, comfortable and stylish hotel. The rooms circles a central courtyard which is set in a traditional Chinese style. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from a subway station line 2. Line 2 is the loop line which can be interchange for other lines,  makes it easier to travel to many of the tourist sits very easy.

It provides a buffet style breakfast, including bacon and eggs as well as continental options.
ADD: S.Yard, 1  Zhiqiang Garden N., Xiaoxitian, Haidian Dist., Beijing, 100088, China
Tel:86-10-6222-5620 Fax:86-10-6224-7281

Michael's House

Michael’s House

3. Red Wall Garden Hotel
The Red Wall Garden Hotel has 40 impressive rooms, elegant restaurants, traditional courtyard and perfect  location.  What sets Red Wall Garden apart from other places are its unique cuisines and its helfpful butler services.

In addition, the Red Wall Garden Hotel is located in the traditional Hutongs dating back to ancient times. These old streets and lanes form special neighborhoods which remain intact even to this day. Definitely, the Red Wall Garden is your good choice for your stay in Beijing.

Address: No. 41, Shijia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Tel: 86-10-51692222   Fax: 86-10-52190221

4. Courtyard 7 (秦唐府客栈7号院)
Stay in Beijing with Chinese experience.  Courtyard 7 is set in a quadrangle-style building with vermillion beams and steep and tiled roofs. It has spacious rooms furnished with traditional rosewood-framed beds girdled with silk drapes and modern comfor: under-floor heating, rainforest-style showers.

The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. It provides a nice buffet breakfast.It has a super location – a quiet side alley off Nanluogu Xiang straddling the old and new parts of town.

Add: 7 Qianguloyuan Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang ( 南锣鼓巷前鼓楼苑胡同7号),
Tel: +86 10 6406 0777

Courtyard 7

Courtyard 7

5. Hotel Kapok Beijing (北京木棉花酒店)
This hotel is centrally located in the middle of Beijing, a 10-minute walk to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Wangfujing shopping street. The hotel staff are excellent and make every effort to be helpful and informative.

Free internet in the room is excellent and consistent. The room with a see through glass toilet and curtains; something quite different from the normal rooms, but still, a very interesting type of room. Beds are very comfortable and airconditioning is excellent.

Recommend printing out in Chinese the hotel name, address to give to the taxi driver at the airport upon arrival. There are the food markets and reastaurants that opens every night just up the road.

Add: No.16 Donghuamen Street, Beijing, China. 100006
Tel: 86-10-6525 9988

Hotel Kapok Beijing

Hotel Kapok Beijing

6. Yi House Art Hotel 798 (北京一驿酒店)
Nestled in the northeast corner of the 798 Art Zone, Yi House Art Hotel 798 is the only hotel is in this art area as well as one of the few boutique hotels in Beijing worthy of the name.

Making us of a former wasteland on the site of a 19th-century crystal factory, the hotel is regarded as “a place art lovers can call home” . All 30 rooms are decorated in a mix of traditional Chinese art styles and art deco modernity. Boasting a variety of services to outperform any International hotel chains, from 24-hour room service to flatscreen cable TV, gym and airport pickups…

Add: No.1, 706 Houjie, 798 Yishuqu, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao, Beijing 100015
Tel: 010-64361818

Yi House Art Hotel 798 (

Yi House Art Hotel 798 (

7. Duge Courtyard Boutique Hotel (杜革四合院藝術精品酒)
It is a hip small hotel tucked away in the small lanes near the latest trendsetters hotspot, Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing. It is quirky, welcoming and bursting with bright colours.

Experience traditional courtyard living at its finest in the refined, elegant surroundings of Duge. Each of the 10 rooms and suites follows a different theme.  All the Duge’s 10 uniquely suites and rooms are open directly onto the inner courtyards, are fully equipped with every comfort and amenity to offer guests a warm welcome and a comfortable stay at any time of the year.

Add: Qianyuanensi Hutong No 26, Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng district, Beijing 100009
Tel: 86-10-64060686

Duge Courtyard Boutique Hotel

Duge Courtyard Boutique Hotel


8. The Opposite House (瑜舍)
The location is very good, whether for shopping and eating or biking or taking a taxi for sightseeing. The hotel rooms are big, clean and modern. The beds are very comfortable with the cotton bedding as smooth as silk and the pillows firm yet soft.

The service here cannot be beat. The free wifi and minibar is a value added as well as the free use of bicycles and splendid swimming pool…  Each staff member and manager goes out of their way to help and make you pleased. There are the most beautiful shops  and reasturants around the hotel, from a big Apple store to the adidas flagship to Uniqlo.

Add: Building 1, No 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Tel: 010-64176688

The Opposite House

The Opposite House

9. Aman at Summer Palace Beijing (颐和安缦)
It is an an Amanresorts property.  It’s very far from the heart of Beijing. But, as a site to escape the city for a few nights, and just rewind and take in some culture and beauftiful scenery, the location is super.

A basic suite is spacious, with half of an historic Chinese bungalow fronting on a courtyard. There is a dining area, a huge desk, a separate bedroom with a canopy bed, a dressing room with Ming furniture. Its really more like a very luxury home or club than a hotel. Amazing swimming pool, excellent staff, famous restaurants.

Add: 15 Gongmenqian Street, Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Tel: (86) 10 5987 9999

Aman at Summer Palace Beijing

Aman at Summer Palace Beijing

10. Hotel Cote Cour Beijing (北京演乐精品酒店)
A boutique hotel, the hotel is nestled in the old hutong area in the the heart of Beijing with walking distance to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Street. Each of the hotel’s 14 rooms and the common areas are well mixed with original art, contemporary as well as ancient, in the décor adding to the charm of the traditional building.

Though it is hard to find, tt is easy walking through the hutong to get to a main street to catch a taxi or get on the subway. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to help you. The rooms are stunning and a great mix of modern and traditional. The courtyard is just beautiful! The rooms are lovely, very neat and clean.

Add: No.70 Yan Yue Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010
Tel: 86 10 65237981, 65239598

Hotel Cote Cour Beijing

Hotel Cote Cour Beijing



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