Where to Stay in Beijing – 10 Best Areas
There are more than 7,000 hotels in Beijing. Where to stay and how to choose a suitable area are challenges, especially for first-time travelers. Generally, hotels should be chosen based on the convenience of the location, attractions you want to visit, and your budget.
Most tourists will choose to stay near the city center Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City area and the Wangfujing area. However, this is also the most expensive area. The average price of a five-star hotel ranges from $100 to $320, and a comfortable budget hotel costs from $ 60 to $180. The Hutong areas such as Houhai and Drum Tower are also very popular because they have unique old Beijing characteristics. This area is cheaper and you can stay over for around $40. Another hot place to stay is in the business areas like Qianmen and Dashilar.
Here is a list of the 10 best neighborhoods in Beijing for your choice to meet your different demands.
City Center around Tian'anmen Square - 29% of travelers' choice
The Most Popular Area Especially for First-time Visitors
This is the most popular area among tourists and it provides easy accesses to some famous attractions like Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Qianmen, and Wangfujing Street. The transportation here is very convenient and it's an ideal place to go shopping.
- USD 40-150
- USD 60-180
- USD 100-320
|Hilton Beijing Wangfujing||No. 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng District|
|Manxin Qianmen Siheyuan||No.120 Dajiang Alley, Qianmen East Road, Near Liulaogen Grand Stage, Dongcheng District|
|Home Inn Plus (Dongsi)||No.212 Dongsi North Street|
Hutong Area - 15% of travelers’ choice
Traditional Courtyard Hostels for Travelers on a Budget
- USD 40-145
- USD 50-190
- USD 100-170
|VUE Hotel Houhai||No. 9 Yangfang Hutong, Denei Street, Xicheng District|
|Old Beijing Square||No. A-38 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District|
|James Joyce Coffetel (Gulou)||No. 47 Jiugulou Street, Xicheng District|
Nearby Attractions: Nanluoguxiang, Drum Tower, Houhai Bar Street, Beihai Park, Prince Gong's Mansion
Guomao CBD - 7% of travelers’ choice
Best Location for Business Travelers
This is the most prosperous area and one of the best neighborhoods in Beijing. The new site of CCTV, Beijing TV, and some large shopping malls like Wanda Plaza are all in this area. It is also the intersection of the subway line 1 and line 10. A lot of new high-end hotels and business hotels can be found here.
- USD 40-90
- USD 60-130
- USD 90-330
|JW Marriott Hotel||No. 83 Jianguo Road (Huamao Center), Chaoyang District|
|Qiu Guo Hotel (Huamao)||No. 133 Yingbin Road, Chaoyang District|
|Ji Hotel (Guomao)||Hujialou New Street (Building 11, Dayuan)|
Nearby Attractions: Silk Market, The Place
Zhongguancun Area - 7% of travelers’ choice
Convenient Neighborhood for Families
Zhongguancun is known as "Silicon Valley" in China and it is also one of the best neighborhoods in Beijing. First, the transportation is convenient since the subway line 4 and many bus lines meet here. In addition, this area is close to many universities like Peking University, Tsinghua University as well as famous attractions including the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace.
- USD 35-100
- USD 50-130
- USD 100-190
|Vision Hotel (Vision International Cultural Exchange Center)||No. 39 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District|
|Qiu Guo Hotel (Xizhimen Jiaotong University)||No. 4 Gaoliangqiao Road (Shangyuancun), Haidian District|
|Orange Hotel Select (Zhongguancun)||Near Sidaokou Road (No.A-7 Zaojun Temple), Haidian District|
Olympic Venues Area - 6% of travelers’ choice
Most Green Space and Best Air Quality within Downtown
Many main stadiums for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games stand in this area and it is on Subway Line 8. Several parks nearby make the air fresh and the wide range of green space is relaxing. Besides enjoying the green space and the quiet environment, there is a nice night view of the stadiums.
- USD 45-100
- USD 60-120
- USD 80-300
|InterContinental Beichen||No. 8, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District|
|Atour Hotel (Olympic Sports Center)||Anyuan East Lane, Chaoyang District|
|Orange Hotel Select (Yayuncun)||Building 6, No.10 Anyuan Dongli Area 3, No.200 Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District|
Nearby Attractions: Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Olympic Park, Olympic Forest Park
Sanlitun & Workers’ Stadium Area - 6% of travelers’ choice
Night Owls' Choice with the Best Bars and Clubs
Sanlitun is one of Beijing's most famous bar streets, so for travelers who like entertainment and to enjoy a wonderful night life, this is your first choice. Concerts and sporting events are held from time to time in the Workers’ Stadium. What's more, this area is close to many embassies.
- USD 40-120
- USD 65-215
- USD 95-310
|The Westin Chaoyang||No.7 East 3rd Ring North Road, Chaoyang District|
|Crystal Orange Hotel (Jianguomen)||Building 2, No.25 Yong'anli Middle Street, Chaoyang District|
|Orange Hotel Select (Sanyuanqiao)||Jing'an East Street (No.30 Jing'an Li), Chaoyang District|
Nearby Attractions: Sanlitun Bar Street, Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Workers' Stadium
West Railway Station - 5% of travelers’ choice
The West Railway Station is one of the most important traffic hubs in Beijing and you can travel from here to the major cities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, and Chongqing. Staying in this area can be very convenient and it is a good place to stay in Beijing on a budget.
- USD 30-130
- USD 45-170
- USD 70-230
|Doubletree by Hilton||No.168 Guang'anmenwai Avenue, Xicheng District|
|Baina Yantaishan Hotel (Wanfeng Road)||Building 5, Dianchang Road, Fengtai District|
|Ji Hotel (West Railway Station South Square)||No.A5 Guanglian Road, Xicheng District|
Nearby Attractions: Capital Museum, Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution, Yuyuantan Park, CCTV Tower
South Railway Station - 5% of travelers’ choice
Trains from South Railway Station go to cities like Shanghai, Tianjin, Hefei, Fuzhou, Harbin, Nanjing, Qingdao, and Hangzhou. The subway lines 4 and 14 meets at the station and it’s very convenient for visitors to come and go. What’s more, the hotels are much cheaper than other areas.
- USD 30-115
- USD 45-145
- USD 105-170
|Dahongmen International Convention and Exhibition Center||No.138 Nanyuan Road, Fengtai District|
|Guidu Hotel||No.217 Guanganmen Inner Street, Xicheng District|
|Golden Oasis Hotel||Near South 2nd Ring Road (No.58A Yongwai Pengzhuang) Dongcheng District|
Nearby Attractions: Taoranting Park, Temple of Heaven, Grand View Garden
Beijing Railway Station - 5% of travelers’ choice
Beijing Railway Station is now a terminus for international trains to Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, Hanoi, and Pyongyang. It also provides high speed services to some northeastern cities like Dalian, Jilin, Harbin, and Shenyang. In addition, it is about 4 km from Tiananmen Square so it’s very convenient for visiting some famous attractions including Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the prosperous business street Wangfujing.
- USD 30-160
- USD 50-200
- USD 70-360
|Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong||No.26 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District|
|Zhengxie Hotel||No.13 Jianguomennei Street, Dongcheng District|
|City Line Hotel||No.9 Youtong Street, Dongcheng District|
Capital Airport - 5% of travelers’ choice
The Capital Airport, the most important traffic hub in Beijing, is one of the most important points for foreign travelers to enter into China. Staying here certainly will save you a lot of time when you arrive or plan to leave by air.
- USD 20-110
- USD 30-85
- USD 145-190
|Cordis, Capital Airport||No.1 Yijing Road, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Shunyi District|
|Days Hotel Beijing New Exhibition Center||No.13 Fuqian 1st Street, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District|
|Ibis Styles Hotel (Capital Airport)||No.32 Fuqian 1st Street, Shunyi District|