We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Beijing as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see are the aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.
“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.