Fodor's Expert Review Waldorf Astoria Beijing

5–15 Jinyu Hutong, Beijing, Beijing, 100006, China Fodor's Choice

No expense has been spared on this stunning, boutique-inspired hotel in central Wangfujing; the public areas have walls of Suzhou silk, staircases of gold-flecked Italian marble, and countless pieces of art, while guest rooms strike a delightful balance of contemporary style and high-tech luxury, with Apple TVs, Bose sound systems, Nespresso machines, Japanese toilets, heated bathroom floors, and a Samsung tablet beside the bed to control the lights, TV, and curtains, and also order various services. The building itself is astonishing—it's a gleaming latticework of copper and bronze, designed to age and oxidize over time. Brasserie 1893, the flagship eatery, is impressively kitted out with a pair of spectacular custom-made Italian ranges. Behind the main hotel building, a cluster of renovated siheyuan courtyards houses the Waldorf Hutong Villa, a palatial suite with its own swimming pool, underground cinema, and a dining room for 12 guests.

PROS

  • has the relaxed yet refined Brasserie 1893 restaurant
  • modern furnishings
  • central location

CONS

  • expensive
  • not much nightlife in the immediate area
  • can feel a bit stuffy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New
Sceney
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 010-8520–8989

HOTEL DETAILS

176 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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