Day's Inn Forbidden City Beijing

99 Nanheyan Dajie, Beijing, Beijing, 100006, China

Functional rather than fancy, the Day's Inn is about as close as it's possible to get to the Forbidden City without staying in the palace itself, and though guest rooms are tiny, they are definitely inexpensive and relatively comfortable. Built in an unfussy style with the slightest of architectural nods toward the city's classic courtyard houses, it does feature such alluring touches as its grey-brick walls inlaid with traditional carvings of chrysanthemums (the Chinese national flower). Beware of booking the cheaper basement rooms unless you can live without a window. If you have time, visit the Worker's Cultural Palace next door, laid out like the Forbidden City but on a smaller scale and without the crowds.

PROS

  • fantastic price for the location
  • close to tourist sites
  • free Internet

CONS

  • restaurant is average at best
  • bad basement rooms
  • onset of mold in some shower rooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 010-6512–7788

HOTEL DETAILS

164 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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