Where to stay in Beijing
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 22, 2013 7:39 AM Last Post By: MrTim
May 17, 2013 10:05 AM
Where to stay in BeijingI'm traveling to Beijing and will be there for a few days mid June. Basically, it's a huge city and I can't even start to figure out where to stay. Can someone recommend a good area close to lots of good food/bars and easy access (not necessarily close, just easy/quick bus/cab/subway) to tourist spots like temple of heaven and forbidden city?
May 17, 2013 1:14 PM
1Two nice clean 3 star hotels are Days Inn Forbidden City and Tianrui Hotel in a hutong just off Wangfujing Street. Wangfujing street Mall is the best area in the city for everything including the Night Market. Changon Ave. abuts to it and a nice walk down to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Do not forget to go into the Great Hall of the People too on the Square. Also a nice walk is through the Beijng Hotel.
May 18, 2013 3:00 AM
2Where to stay in Beijing really depends on what kind of lodging you need, your budget and what you want to do and see while you’re here. Some neighborhoods are more residential, and some are more commercial. Some, such as Wangfujing area, are teeming with tourists. Some, like Wangjing area, attract fewer tourists.
There is a large selection of modern hotels, hostels, traditonal Hutong courtyards, guesthouses and boutiques to choose from for nightlife, sightseeing, shopping or dining ....The public transit system takes tourists safely and cheaply to about 80% of tourist attractions, 7days a week, 365 days a year.
Beijing is a diverse city comprised of different places such as Wangfujing, Houhai, Qianmen, Xi’dan – each possessing unique characteristics. While you can enrich yourself in all of them, most choose to confine their stay mainly to Wangfujing, Qianmen or other areas. While both Houhai and Sanlitun have lots of bars. Check out this blog for more info: http://www.wildgreatwall.com/where-is-the-best-location-to-stay-in-beijing/
May 19, 2013 5:24 AM
3Most the nightlife and westerners and bars/dining catering to westerners, is in the Santilun area, and around the Worker Stadium area. There is a great boutique hotel there that you can walk to the nightlife or taxi, and also access the Metro trains, it is Hotel G. Also close to Ghost street, a great Chinese dining mecca...its next door the big disco street..Gaga, Babyface etc....a very fun young scene...
If not,a more value oriented area would be on the southend of the Central Business District (CBD) near the Silk Market, on the same Metro 1 line as the FB City and other attractions, a short train/taxi or 45 minute walk to Santilun area.
This is a nice new hotel, and a short stroll to the many western cafes/bars in the Embassy/Ritan Park area as well. Next to the LG Twin Towers, which has a reknown nightlife bar, LAN. There is a huge Disco next to the Bentley Dealer, in the SCI TECH Hotel.
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