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Best Luxury 5 Star Hotels
Grand Hyatt Beijing
Great location on corner of Wangfujin and Chang-'an Avenue. Near Forbidden City.
A dilemma we all face when visiting a foreign city is where to stay. Identifying the right hotel is easy, but knowing which location will add the most value to our holiday is challenging.
As a start, you need to ask which tourist sights are most important to have nearby since they are quite spread out. Add to this that in Beijing you can book traditional Courtyards to ultra modern accommodation and things get even more challenging. Together with the best hotel deals we offer some insight into the most convenient areas to stay.
City Center +
To be closest to some of the most important attractions such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Chang'an Avenue, museums, the Changpu River, have a ball at shopping and the nightlife of the hutongs, the city centre is the most ideal.
But city centre is still a broad statement so turn your sights more specifically to the east and areas within the city such as Wangfujin, Qianmen, Xicheng, Dongcheng, Chaoyang and Houhai in the north. These are the most recommended parts of the city for tourists and all relatively close to one another.
Wangfujin is really the name of a street. It is central and the area most tourists gravitate towards. From here other popular locations such as Xidan and Qianmen streets, and East Chang'an Avenue is accessible by foot. The seven century old area features countless shops, plazas, restaurants, traditional Hutongs, it is 30 minutes walk from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square with a choice of luxury 5 star hotel accommodation to affordable mid-range options.
This is the old part of the city, dating back to time immemorial and home to Beijing's most revered and popular tourist attractions, namely The Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square and The Forbidden City. It is also home to most of the city's museums, Mao's mausoleum, statues and temples. For your convenience we have listed below some of the best hotels near the Forbidden City. From here, the shopping in Wangfujin is only 2 kilometers away and the nightlife in the nearby hutongs are as safe as it is vibrant.
In this part of the city the old and traditional contrasts with new and modern. It is also where you can book many traditional courtyard hotels and a choice of mid-range.
It is the network of narrow hutongs (lanes) saturated with street cafes, restaurants, bars and shops surrounding the area's three placid lakes thats the main attraction. From Qianhai Lake, strolling along a tree lined park takes you all the way to the Forbidden City.
Also located in the old part of the city. It is a 10 minute drive (7 km) from Dongcheng and the Forbidden City and 6 km from Wangfujin. If your budget does not allow booking luxury 5 star accommodation, turn your sights on Xicheng where ample mid-range places, including traditional courtyard houses and sees you near everything that makes Beijing great including evenings n those venerable narrow hutongs, aromas drifting from restaurants serving delicious food, boat rides on the lake and exploring historic sights.