Beijing's Best Hotels: from high-end luxury to affordable elegance and class, Beijing has it all

Discover the difference in staying at one of China's best hotels in Beijing. Hotels of this caliber like the Beijing Olympic Airportel Garden Hotel will accommodate all of a guest's needs during their stay. At hotels like the Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and pampered. Choose from the best hotels in Beijing for your trip by reading trusted expert and user reviews.

Depending on where you want to be in the city, Beijing has a snazzy, classy hotel in your area eager to receive you. If you're in town for business you'll likely be in the CBD- the central business district. The Sofitel Hotel, located near the subway in Wanda Plaza offers convenience, charm, class and most importantly access to the CBD and to the local transportation network via the subway right outside the hotel entrance. If you're in town as a tourist this option would be pointless for you, you'd spend most of your time in the business area trying to get to the main attractions. Why not find a hotel nearer the hot spots? The Park Plaza will be more your speed. Located along a busy pedestrian street with access to the subway, cabs and within walking distance of the Forbidden City, this hotel is perfect for tourists interested in seeing the real Beijing and having access to the top sites as well.

And there are countless other options in between. Hostels for backpackers, mid-range hotels for budget travelers, family-friendly hotels for those traveling with kids and so on. Here we've compiled the ten best hotels overall, the ones that make Beijing look dignified, organized and well equipped to receive international guests.

Sofitel Wanda Beijing
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Located in the CBD- the central business district- the Sofitel is nestled in Wanda Plaza, a hub for quick food, shopping and even instant access to the subway. You'll be primly located for business as well, and the hotel offers all the business amenities you'll need.

Hotel Kunlun
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Hotel Kunlun is located in the embassy area, making it a favorite of visiting dignitaries and diplomats. As such, it's primed with all the business amenities you'll need as well as a few in-house luxuries like a spa, bar and restaurant. Located...  Read More

The Peninsula Beijing
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The Peninsula Beijing offers five-star service and excellently trained staff. You'll find a spa, pool and restaurant on site as well as a fun nightlife hangout and a decent shopping area nearby. The hotel is situated comfortably in a...  Read More

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
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Located in Wangfujing, the city's biggest shopping area and a hot spot located near the city's main attraction and the major subway line, you'll find the Hilton Beijing an ideal option for comfortable, recognizable lodging while in Beijing. With...  Read More

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 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 a...  Read More

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
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Located in Wangfujing, this hotel offers access to the city's best shopping area. 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....  Read More

Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing
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The Shangri-La Beijing is a perfect example of an excellently managed restaurant chain in China. You'll find all the luxury and charm you're used to in the Western versions of the hotel and yet the decor and amenities surpass the level in the...  Read More

Beijing Hotel
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Beijing Hotel offers mid-range luxury without the cost of the Hyatt or Ritz. You'll find stellar service, excellent decor and a nice spa, superb service and a commitment to excellence that some of the city's lesser hotels lack. In addition, the...  Read More

Grand Hyatt Beijing
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The Grand Hyatt Beijing is a stunning hotel located in the heart of the most happening area. You could walk to the Forbidden City, and you're within easy reach of the opera house and the old city walls. The hotel offers an excellent, world-class...  Read More

Fairmont Beijing Hotel
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The Fairmont Beijing is located in a beautiful neighborhood lined with trees and about as local as it gets before dipping into the hutongs. You'll have easy access to food, bars and the city's transportation via the subway. In addition, you...  Read More


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