10 Best Airport Hotels: Ranging in budget, luxury and appeal but always ready to please

Finding Beijing hotels within close proximity of one of the cities airports, like the Tian Tang Yang Guang Hotel Beijing near the main airport, makes leaving home that much easier for any traveler. Not having to worry about where you or your family is going to sleep during a long layover or visit is a breath of fresh air. Visitors will be pleased to find hotels near Nan Yuan Air Base that offer prices to fit most budgets and amenities to suit most travelers. Choose the perfect airport hotel in Beijing like the Home Inn for your trip by reading trusted expert and user reviews.

Beijing has two airports, the main Capital International Airport in the north-east of the city, and then the Nan Yuan Air Base south west of the city. Both have a plethora of hotels in the facinity that are convenient, sure, but lack the charm of the inner city hotels. Luckily thanks to the Airport Express from the main airport and the subway from the southern airport, you can reach downtown quickly and easily and stay anywhere in the city within an hour of the airport. Not bad, considering this is one of the largest cities in the world.


The Regent Beijing is prominently located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. A subway stop is also within sight of the hotel's entrance, making it a great choice for easy access to all of of Beijing. Guests raved about the breakfast buffet, with an impressive combination of Western and Oriental dishes. They also loved the luxury car showroom in the lobby, highlighted by a Rolls Royce and Ferrari dealership. Rooms are spacious by area standards, with large claw-footed tubs and views of the surrounding cityscape. The hotel also provides free wireless internet, as well as an evening happy hour with complimentary drinks.

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Luxury was redefined when the Westin Beijing Financial Street opened in the capital. You'll find one of the best spas and gyms in the city here, as well as a host of classes like yoga, Pilates and tai qi. The business center is spot on and provides everything the working professional needs. On site restaurants and bars make this a one-stop shop, while it's prime location means it's ideal for anyone doing business or touring in the capital. Since the Airport Express deposits city-bound passengers a mere ten minute walk from this hotel, it remains one of the top airport hotels in Beijing.

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The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel has all the hallmarks of a pleasant western-standard lodging facility. World-class concierge, friendly staff, elegant and bold decor and an addiction to quality all make it one of the finer options in town. On site restaurant, bar and recreational facilities make this a one-stop shop for any traveler or businessman on the go. And since the Great Wall isn't far from the airport you can rest within sight of one of the Wonders of the World as you wait for your flight. Several thousand years of history right outside your window is one great way to endure a layover.

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Sofitel Wanda Beijing
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If you're in Beijing for business then you're sure to be considering the Sofitel Wanda Beijing. Located in the same mega structure are restaurants galore, bars, shops and everything you'd ever need to make your stay in the capital a pleasant one. The hotel itself offers a business center, helpful concierge and can book spa and travel tours for you. For convenience, ease and functionality this is the top hotel in the city. For businessmen there isn't anything better. It isn't close to the airport, but thanks to the airport express you can reach the hotel within the hour easily and safely.

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The Peninsula Beijing
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Located near the Forbidden City, the Peninsula Beijing is one of the older, more established luxury hotels in downtown Beijing. Famous for it's attention to detail, the Peninsula offers a range of amenities to cater to their guest's every need. From a thriving business center to an in-house spa, shopping, bar and dining options, the hotel seemingly has it all. And now that the airport express is functioning 5am-11pm you can reach this hotel quickly from the airport year round unless you have a red eye flight. Just take the express to the subway and then pop down line 5 to this amazing area near the Forbidden City.

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Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
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Located in the city's prime shopping area, the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing offers access to the city's best pedestrian shopping way, a host of malls, and all the fine dining and nightlife that accompany it. On site you'll find one of the city's best spas with a blend of eastern and western medicines and relaxation techniques. You'll also be able to enjoy a wonderful gym, business center and on-site restaurants and bar. The real attraction is the location, one of the best in the city for tourism and travel. Meanwhile, you ca reach the night market and try scorpion and beetle as you wait for your flight.

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Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
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It's not just the excellent location that makes Novotel a great option, but the amenities on site that mean you're a unit in and of yourself even if you decide never to leave the hotel. A spa, restaurant, bar and well-trained staff make this the virtual all-in-one hotel for the wary traveler. Still, it's location on the main subway line means if you do venture out you'll have excellent options for getting anywhere in the city- fast! And that means you can reach this hotel from the Airport Express quickly, safely and efficiently. Don't linger near the airport if you don't have to!

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Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
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Located in Wangfujing, this hotel offers access to the city's best shopping area on Wngfujing Street, which is also where the night market is located. If you're a shopping fan, this is your hotel. You'll find endless high-end options right outside the hotel doors, and luxury and affordable charm on the inside. With decent amenities, including a spa, restaurant and bar, convenience shop and expertly trained staff, the Park Plaza is the ideal tourists hotel. It's situated in the perfect place for travel and you'll find an endless slew of entertainment right outside the front doors, and don't forget to try the scorpion.

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Beijing Hotel
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Named after it's host city, the Beijing Hotel offers luxury at an affordable price. You'll find all the standard amenities including travel services and advice, a spa, business center and world-class decor. Located in a convenient area, you'll have access to the city's major transportation hubs and sights as well. This is one of the best located hotels in the city with unprecedented access to all the cool stuff China's capital city has to offer. Located near the airport, this hotel has proximity to many sites as well as great transportation options and a concierge willing to help direct you to the nearby sites.

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Fairmont Beijing Hotel
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With five-star service and an addiction to quality, the Fairmont Beijing offers Western standards in the heart of the city. You'll have direct access to the city's sights, as well as be in the center of the business district. Additionally, the Fairmont Beijing offers a spa service, an active business center, a friendly and helpful concierge and first-class dining.From the airport, it's a quick jot to the Fiarmont using the airport express, which deposits you near Dongzhimen on the subway system. From here, you can be at the hotel in a matter of minutes. So, don't languish near the airport unless you have to.

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