Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Beijing

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
[email protected]

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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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Beijing

  1. Thank you for all the information ! It is very generous for you guys to offer this much information to all visitors of china like this!!!
    I wanted to send you a quick message that I used these few pages on my current trip to beijing but also found out certain parts of it are out of date. Initially the red capital residence sounded good, as did the lotus hotel near the lakes area. Both were closed! I couldn’t even find the lotus hotel anymore. But people just told me it was closed. I ended up staying at the orchid hotel beijing. It’s definitely the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in!! You should really contact them to add them on to this list. Also at the hotel I showed them this list and they said even hotel g is closed or closing (don’t remember) so it’s time to update. Hope this helps!


  2. Hello Mika Sen,

    Much appreciated for your updated information on the boutique hotels in Beijing. We’ve just updated a new list of top 10 boutique hotels in Beijing with the Orchid Hotel as the top 1. Thanks!

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