Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Beijing

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Beijing

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Beijing that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Beijing hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Four Seasons Hotel, Beijing

48 Liangmaqiao Rd, San Yuan Qiao, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100018 (show on map)
4.7
Four Seasons Hotel, Beijing
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Even the most modest “deluxe” rooms at the Four Seasons Beijing come with state-of-the-art tech, bathtubs with city views, and clever architecture that seems to amplify the already generous 46 square meters (500 square feet) of living space.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Beijing.

Frommers review:

“Gorgeously elegant, the Beijing branch of this luxury chain stands up to the high standards of its brand. Interiors are lush, with prominently displayed Chinese modern art and understated wooden furniture with Chinese motifs.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Beijing.

Telegraph review:

“Fabulously well-equipped guest rooms and glitzy restaurants make up for somewhat conservative design in this well-run luxury hotel. It enjoys a good location, close to a wide range of Beijing’s premier shopping and nightlife spots.”

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Top location
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
From
$205 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hospitality center is located on 48 Liangmaqiao Road in the Chaoyang district of Beijing where it offers guests the best in hospitality and luxury. The hotel is the ideal place to launch yourself into the adventure and fun the city has to offer; it is perfectly located close to a number of important transport hubs.

The hotel is located right beside Yansha Youyi Shopping City where guests can easily get all they need for their stay in the city as well as souvenirs for their return home. Four Seasons Hotel boasts some luxury facilities such as a sauna, an indoor pool, and free wired internet.

The hotel features oriental-inspired themes with soothing colors meant for the comfort and convenience of guests. This hotel offers chic and lush room options such as Deluxe Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Ambassador Twin Suite, Club King Room, Club Twin Room, Premium King Room, Four Seasons King Room and Premium Twin Room.

Other room options available to the guests of the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing are Four Seasons Twin Room and Ambassador King Suite.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar and a comfy sofa.

Other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service are provided by the hotel.

Enjoy the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing to the fullest.

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The Peninsula Hotel, Beijing

8 Jinyu Hutong, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006 (show on map)
4.7
The Peninsula Hotel, Beijing
Expert reviews

“People pay top dollar to stay at the Peninsula Beijing, but they know it’s not a gamble. It’s a cosseting experience from start to finish, and a fine way to ensure your entire trip is seamless.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2020 Gold List.

Telegraph review:

“Following a £101 million refurbishment, The Peninsula Beijing is once again at the top of its game, bowling guests over with elegant new interiors, sterling service and every amenity you could wish for, including a large indoor swimming pool, a world-class spa, tip-top dining and a luxury shopping arcade.”

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Great rooms
  • Excellent service
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$242 per night
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All you need to know

Offering a combination of timeless Chinese artistry and craftsmanship, The Peninsula Beijing is the Premier All-Suite Hotel which offers cutting-edge technology and superlative service in the heart of China’s dynamic capital. Centrally located in Wangfujing Shopping District, The Peninsula Beijing offers 5-star accommodation with city views and free Wi-Fi.

Beijing The Peninsula is a 15-minute drive from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Dengshikou Subway Station is 250 m away. Beijing Train Station is an 8-minute drive away. Beijing Capital International Airport is about a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Suites start at a spacious 645 square feet and each offers a separate bedroom, living area, marble bathroom and dressing room. The elegant rooms at Peninsula Beijing are well-appointed with a flat screen TV, ironing facilities and a safe. Luxurious bathrooms feature a bathtub with shower amenities and a hairdryer.

Added conveniences include a business centre, a Bank of China branch office and a travel desk. Other amenities include a fitness centre, heated indoor pool and The Peninsula Spa.

Guests can enjoy the Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea and the refined international dining at The Lobby restaurant, contemporary French cuisine at Jing and traditional Cantonese fare at Huang Ting restaurant. The hotel has achieved the prestigious five-star rating from 2018 Forbes Travel Guide.

Dongcheng is a great choice for travellers interested in monumentssightseeing and temples.

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Hotel The Opposite House, Beijing

Building 1 No 11 Sanlitun Road Chaoyang, Sanlitun Road, Beijing, China, 100027 (show on map)
4.6
Hotel The Opposite House, Beijing
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“The Opposite House is the city’s hippest address. The work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this 99-room boutique hotel shows off modern Beijing’s commitment to design and style.”

“With see-all open-plan bathrooms, American oak bath-tubs, lovely mood lighting, underfloor heating, sliding doors, complimentary beers, TVs on extendable arms and a metal basin swimming pool, this trendy Swire-owned boutique hotel is top-drawer chic.”

Fodors review:

“This exemplar of 21st-century China has a huge atrium and contemporary art in the stunning lobby, plus spacious and warm guest rooms kitted out with natural wood and Scandi-Asian minimalist chic.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Beijing.

Frommers review:

“This boutique hotel is memorable from first glance, with its dramatic green and yellow glass façade. Designed by avant-garde Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this chic 99-room spot is currently among Beijing’s hippest addresses.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Beijing.

Telegraph review:

“Expect Avant garde, minimalist interiors. The prices aren’t so minimalist, but perhaps that’s not surprising considering this hotel’s prime position in the centre of Sanlitun. There’s also a rather edgy Spanish-Italian fusion restaurant. One for the wealthy hipsters.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Helpful staff
  • Excellent location
  • Boutique style
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
From
$166 per night
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All you need to know

Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, The Opposite House is located in Taikoo Li Sanlitun, in the heart of Beijing, China. Its architecture is a dramatic mix of modern contemporary style and traditional Chinese designs. Surrounded by chic bars, tons of restaurants and boutique shops, it is the place to be… And only a 10 minute drive from the CBD too!

The rooms are abundantly spaced with a free mini bar and floor to ceiling windows. The huge beds are covered with premier quality bedding and a mood lighting system comes installed. They are all out fitted with a digital entertainment system and a flat screen TV with cable channels. The luxurious en suite bathroom features an oak bathtub and a rainfall shower.
The rooms are a breathtaking experience on their own but stepping outside their doors will leave any guest giddy with excitement.

Sureño Restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean dishes that are a treat to the taste buds while international cuisine can be enjoyed at the Village Cafe. Cocktails and wines can be savored at the comfy, cozy lounge. This hotel is a great choice for business and leisure travelers interested in a luxurious shopping, history and culinary experience.

Hotel Details
— 99 rooms
— Opened August 2008
— Contemporary style

Hotel Features
— Free WiFi
— Restaurant
— Bar and lounge
— Room service
— Wedding and honeymoon accommodations available
— Family friendly (kids under 2 years stay free)
— Private parking available
— Indoor swimming pool
— Garden and terrace
— Air conditioning
— Laundry services available
— Fitness center
— Business Center
— Spa and wellness center
— Steam room
— Tickets and tours assistance
— Bicycle rental available

Additional Info
— Check in begins at 2:00 PM
— Check out begins at 7:00 AM
— Minimum check in age is 18 years old

Address
11 Sanlitun Rd, 三里屯 Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100027

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Hotel Fairmont, Beijing

8 Yong An Dong Li, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang, 100022 Beijing, China (show on map)
4.5
Hotel Fairmont, Beijing
Expert reviews

“The 222-room Fairmont Beijing, opened in 2010, has excellent English-speaking service and is conveniently located a short taxi ride from the Forbidden City, SanlitunCQ and the Temple of Heaven. The top-of-the-line Gold Rooms offer great views from the skybridge on the 20th floor and 24-karat-gold rain showerheads.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Beijing.

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Concierge service
  • Top location
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
From
$117 per night
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All you need to know

This luxurious hotel is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades for its unprecedented quality of service offered. Since the opening of the hotel in 2010, it has been the home to for travelers and visitors in the city of Beijing. What the hotel offers is a luxurious and stylish lifestyle for guests in the exquisite rooms available in the hotel. The hotel is located in the Central Business District of Beijing making it close to the most famous attractions the city has to offer.

The Panjiayuan Antiques Market is some 3.5 km away from the hotel while Guomao is just 250 m from the hotel premises. The hotel is a little 5-minute walk away from the famous Beijing Silk Street, one of the most visited places in the city.

The hotel has 222 rooms and 24 suites fitted and equipped with the latest modern hospitality amenities. The rooms and suites feature carefully selected linens matched with the stylish décor of the room. The hotel is the first luxury hotel in Greater China to have installed the cutting-edge air purifying system. These purifiers have also been installed in all the public areas in the hotel ensuring the general well-being of guests. Standard features such as free Wi-Fi, a 42-inch LCD TV, an iPod docking station and en-suite bathrooms with the latest spa-like bathing system.

The hotel offers several dining options of varieties of international and local cuisines in any of the 5 restaurants in the hotel. Enjoy other services and amenities such as an indoor pool, sushi bar, champagne bar and the best room service.

Experience the best of hospitality in the Fairmont Hotel.

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The Orchid Hotel, Beijing

65 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100009 (show on map)
4.5
The Orchid Hotel, Beijing
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“A laid-back hotel in one of the city’s most vibrant hutong neighborhoods, The Orchid offers a relaxing way to experience local life in old Beijing. From a trio of roof terraces you can catch sight of the famed Drum and Bell Towers looming over tiled rooftops.”

Fodors review:

“A firm favorite among travelers looking for somewhere hip but still down-to-earth, the Orchid is a serene spot in the heart of Beijing’s most vibrant hutong district.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Beijing.

Frommers review:

“A cozy 10-room charmer hidden away in one of Beijing’s up-and-coming hutongs, The Orchid is a favorite with travelers looking for character and comfort at a bargain price.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Beijing.

Telegraph review:

“This 10-room hotel in a traditional courtyard house is made for those seeking old Beijing with a serving of cool, in a hip and gentrified district of the city. It’s as eclectic as the whims of its Tibetan and Canadian owners, offering a hip restaurant, secret gardens and pretty terraces.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Helpful staff
  • Great breakfast
  • Boutique style
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Top location
From
$111 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

Located in the historic neighborhood of Hutong, this luxury hotel promises the best of accommodation options to visitors in the city. The hotel is located close to some of the most popular center of attraction in the city; The Forbidden City is 3 km away from the hotel, the National Art Museum of China is a little over 2 km away from the hotel while the Lama Temple is just a 25-minute walk away from the hotel. The nearest airport to the hotel is the Beijing Capital International Airport which is 22 km away.

The rooms of the hotel feature simple but yet elegant use of natural elements. Elements such as wood and brick are combined perfectly to create the perfect room for guests. The rooms offer standard features such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with cable channels, and full air conditioning. The hotel also offers other amenities such as an electric kettle and a local tea maker all put in place to ensure the well-being of guests. The bathrooms come with a rain shower, a bathrobe and bathroom slippers.

The hotel has a new block of residences across the main property that offers same amenities and facilities as the main hotel.

Breakfast is made available by the hotel for guests every morning ensuring the day is started on the right foot. The A La Carte Restaurant offers several dishes and cuisines for the enjoyment and satisfaction of guests.

The Orchid Hotel provides the perfect place to stay after getting all the excitement of the city.

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Shangri-La Kerry Hotel, Beijing

1 Guanghua Rd, Guo Mao, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100020 (show on map)
4.5
Shangri-La Kerry Hotel, Beijing
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“Few hotels capture the bustling energy of cosmopolitan Beijing like the Kerry Hotel. Style and service runs through the veins of the downtown hotel. Bright, airy rooms are equipped with space age bathroom equipment.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Nice facilities
  • Top location
  • Comfortable beds
  • Excellent Wifi
From
$139 per night
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All you need to know

The luxury hotel located excellently in the commercial district of the city offers the best hospitality services for tourists and travelers alike. The hotel offers nearness to some of the city tourist attractions such as the Wangfujing Shopping Street which is within 4 km of the hotel, the National Art Museum of China which is 4.4 km from the hotel and just 200 m away from the popular Central Chinese Television Tower in Beijing.

The hotel offers and features a wide range of amenities and facilities to ensure guests have the best stay in the hotel. Guests can enjoy a great view of the glamorous CCTV Tower from the modern rooms of the hotel. The rooms feature stylishly blended interior decorations with high ceilings and wood furnishings. Amenities in rooms include free Wi-Fi, a safety deposit box, full air conditioning, a workplace spacious enough for guests to carry out business and a pillow menu that guarantees the comfiest of sleep.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool where guest can enjoy several laps or exercise their body in the state-of-the-art 24-hour gym. The hotel also offers a ballroom that is regularly used for special events and VIP Room facilities for special guests.

Shangri-La offers its guest a plethora of dining options in any of the five on-site restaurants. The various kitchens offer varieties of local Asian and international cuisines served in the most stylish and exquisite setting. Guests can relax and enjoy 24-hour music in the Centro.

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Aman at Summer Palace Hotel, Beijing

1 Gongmenqian Street, Beijing, China, 100091 (show on map)
4.5
Aman at Summer Palace Hotel, Beijing
Expert reviews

“Hard to fault this exquisite hotel, a candidate for best in Beijing. It’s located around the corner from the Summer Palace – parts of the hotel date to the 19th century. The big rooms are superbly appointed, and contained in a series of picture-perfect pavilions set around courtyards.”

CNN review:

“The Aman knows imperial luxury. The resort is a period Qing Dynasty structure of crisscrossing courtyards, halls and suites, unfolding symmetrically like a miniature Forbidden City.”

Fodors review:

“The epitome of blissful indulgence, this luxury hotel is spread out across a series of carefully renovated ancient Qing Dynasty courtyards—it even has its own private entrance to the Summer Palace.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Beijing.

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Excellent location
  • Historic building
  • Great food
  • Comfortable beds
From
$456 per night
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All you need to know

Just staying at this Beijing hotel is a great dive into Chinese culture. Sitting on Kunming Lake, the Aman at Summer Palace selection of housing includes heritage-imbued dwellings that were once used by guest awaiting an audience with the Empress. Tucked away from the noise of the city, it is only a few steps away from the East Gate. A tribute to the past, all the rooms and suites reflect the tradition courtyard styles of the neighboring Summer Palace.

The luxurious rooms are surrounded by tranquil gardens and planted pathways. They have lofted ceilings, which feature exposed wooden beams and floors finished in Jin clay tiles. The en suite bathrooms are generously styled with free standing island bathtubs. From the variety of room types to choose from, each offers a serene atmosphere of timelessness. A stay at this hotel will make anyone feel like royalty.

Just beyond the gates of the Amen Summer Palace is one of the world’s richest delves into exotic cultures. Beijing is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temples of Heaven are only a few of the great attractions to be found near this hotel.

Hotel Details
— 51 rooms
— Constructed in the 18th century
— Traditional courtyard style

Hotel Features
— Free WiFi
— Restaurant
— Bar and lounge
— Room service
— Wedding and honeymoon accommodations available
— Family friendly (kids under 12 years stay free)
— Parking available
— Swimming pool
— Rooftop terrace
— Access for disabled guests
— Private cinema
— In-room climate control
— Laundry services available
— Fitness center
— Business Center
— Spa services
— Tickets and tours assistance
— Bicycle rental and boat tours nearby

Additional Info
— Minimum check in age is 18 years old

Address
1 Gongmenqian Street, China, 100091

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Hotel Cordis Capital Airport, Beijing

1 Yijing Rd, Shunyi Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100621 (show on map)
4.4
Hotel Cordis Capital Airport, Beijing
Expert reviews
CNN review:

“Although just a minute away from the international airport, this 372-roomer succeeds in being more than a place to pass out during a layover. With contemporary Chinese art filling the hotel, Cordis has a cheeky, creative atmosphere.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Comfortable beds
  • Clean rooms
  • Shuttle service
  • Top location
  • Free private parking
From
$118 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

This five-star hotel provides guests with access to the best of hospitality through the unique modern amenities and facilities available in the rooms and through the very friendly efficient staff working in the hotel. The hotel is located just 500 m away from the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3. The hotel offers close proximity to some of the most famous center of attractions in the city; the Jinglin Hot Spring is a little over 1 km from the hotel while the Great Wall is an hour drive away. This proximity to city’s attractions makes it one of the best destinations for tourists to stay while visiting the city.

The hotel has 372 rooms which are all soundproofed and furnished with the best of modern decors ensuring the elegance of the hotel building is matched by the rooms. The rooms feature a floor-to-ceiling window style that offers a great view of the city and features standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, a minibar, a bathtub, full air conditioning, a coffee maker and an internet protocol phones. The rooms in the hotel come with a Dream Big Bed ensuring guests have a good night sleep.

Chinese cuisines are tastefully served at the on-site Ming Court Restaurant where guests can sample as many dining options as they desire. The Place, another on-site restaurant offers international buffer throughout the day.

Other services such as 24-hour room service, free airport shuttle all day make the hotel one of the best place to stay in the city.

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F.A.Q

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Beijing?

Beijing is the capital city of China that has a history dating back three thousand years but it is home to the city’s sprawling skyscrapers as well as the sites with historical and cultural significance such as Forbidden City. Some of the best neighborhoods in Beijing are:

CBD Neighborhood
Beijing’s Central Business District neighborhood is the most lavish replete with contemporary serviced apartments that gives mesmerizing view of the city. The neighborhood is home to numerous fine dining restaurants, shopping malls, cafes, bars, and other high-end amenities. Even though the neighborhood is pricier, the views and amenities are worth it.

Sanlitun
Sanlitun is a neighborhood that is known for its large number of nightclubs, bars, and shopping complexes. The neighborhood also houses a mix of skyscrapers apartment and complexes that are home to both residential and commercial realty. The area is popular among expats and locals who have a higher living budget and looking for high-class amenities.

798 Art District
798 Art District is a neighborhood that is Beijing’s official art district and is primarily a place for artists and tourists. Visitors from all over the globe make their stop at this neighborhood to witness the amazing work of art, while aspiring artists make this place their second home to try their luck in arts.

Beixinqiao
Beixinqiao is a neighborhood that is filled with shops, breweries, restaurants, and hutongs and is popular among expats. The area is smaller compared to the adjoining neighborhoods and is dwelled by middle income working professionals and people looking to taste the life in a hutong.

Dongzhimen
Dongzhimen is a neighborhood that is filled with skyscrapers and storefronts and is popular among professionals earning high salary. The neighborhood is home to restaurants and shopping complexes, making it expat-friendly.

Yonghegong
Yonghegong is a neighborhood that is the home to some of the best tourist spots and housing complexes with both traditional and modern amenities. The area as an equal mix of apartment and hutong living and is ideal area for visitors looking to get a taste of Beijing’s culture.

How much does it cost to stay in a Beijing hotel for a night?

For a 3-star hotel, you would be paying around $65 per night. If you're looking for a 4-star hotel then you probably have to pay around $110 per night. For luxury 5-star hotels the average price is around $185 per night.

Which Beijing hotels offer great breakfast?

If you're looking for a hotel in Beijing that offers a great breakfast, then try the The Orchid Hotel or Hotel Fairmont. Guests of those hotels have rated the breakfast of those hotels as excellent.

What is the best hotel near The Forbidden City in Beijing?

If you're looking for a hotel near The Forbidden City, then try The Peninsula Hotel. It might be a bit pricey but it certainly is the best hotel in that area.
About Beijing

Beijing is the most populous capital city in the world, and it also doubles as the world’s second-most populous city proper. Beijing is a megacity rich in history, technology, and commerce. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China.

Beijing is typically described as a cradle of humanity as a result of its large influence on politics, technology education, arts, language, science, architecture and culture of the world. The city ranks highly in major indexes amongst cities in the world, such as indexes on capital status, international influence, quality of life and consumption level.

Beijing is also one of the most visited cities worldwide as a result of numerous tourist attractions littered throughout the city. As one of the oldest cities in the world, this is a further attraction to this beautiful.

The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, a distinction it has held since 2010 while the city’s subway network doubles as the busiest and second largest in the world. All these make Beijing a major transport hub in the world.

Beijing is home to popular tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, the Grand Canal and parts of the Great Wall of China. All these are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

If you like our list of design hotels in Beijing, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Shanghai or luxury hotels in Tokyo.

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