About a 15minute walk from Jishuitan subway, Michael's house is a comfortable courtyard inn tucked into a quiet side street in a neighborhood bustling with evening foot traffic, street food from carts to produce markets to sidewalk restaurants, 24 hour convenience stores, etc. Don't miss the greenway park (folk dance groups are sometimes gathered in the pavilions in the evening) or the egg crepe cart. The latter is important. About 9pm you should find them on the corner of Xinjiekou Outer St. And Wenhuiyuan Rd., 5min from Michael's, on your way to the metro. Earlier in the evening they'll be a few steps farther north by the pedestrian overpass. Point to the griddle and they will do the rest. You're welcome.
Michael's House staff are friendly and helpful, and can give you anything from directions and general advice to reservations for day trips or shows. Buffet breakfast in the courtyard is a great start to every morning. Mostly western fare with local pastry items to keep it interesting. Our room was extremely comfortable, equipped with fridge, hair dryer, super fast electric kettle, safe, wireless, basically everything we could think of to need.
Jen from Washington, DC
Ideally located in the city center, this hotel offers a traditional style as well as modern facilities. The hotel is built in …More
"Everything was excellent. Please correct my rating"
When I asked the staff for help with banking, tickets, and finding and using the subway they were very helpful! When I asked them if they could help me learn how to make chinese dumplings in a class,they offered instead to teach me themselves and I and another guest had a wonderful time making dumplings and sharing them with all the staff ( plus a little boy who dropped in)..I highly recommend this hotel !
This was probably one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. Just walking through the doors, you could tell this was not a basic hotel. While checking in, the manager offered us some hot lemonade. (It's China - all drinks are served hot.)
The room was obviously geared toward businessmen with the desk and office chair, but very nice nonetheless. We were excited to find the bed to be soft - something not very typical in China! We signed up for Marriott Rewards on the spot to get free access to the Internet in our room (wifi and wired). Remember that this is China, so some sites are blocked - they are very upfront about this as well when you login. Keep in mind the bathroom has windows by the king sized bed - very Chinese - and might be uncomfortable for some Westerners, especially families.
The fitness floor has a gym, locker room with showers and saunas, and a heated indoor pool area with a 20 foot hot tub. Being from the US, I'm use to just walking into the pool area and jumping right in. It took us a moment to realize that I needed to talk to the people in the Fitness Floor Lobby to get a locker key, towel, and small bottle of water. Pool entrance is through the locker rooms.
Make sure to avoid the in-room snack bar! WAY over priced, but rather expected. Starbucks is about a 15 minute walk to the east, and Pizza Hut & Coldstone Ice Cream is about a 20 minute walk up a block to the North as of Summer 2013.
If you can get a good deal, it's WELL worth the stay.
The hotel was pretty decent and in a friendly neighborhood. There is a bus station a few meters away and a subway station about 5 minutes from there. If you're used to the subways system, maneuvering Beijing won't be a problem. I easily located the Forbidden city. The rooms are quite clean and the bed I can't complain about.
The breakfast buffet was better than I expected, being in China anyway! There's a variety to choose from and you can have your fill. The staff at the reception and the cafeteria were very friendly, although they couldn't speak any English. Luckily for me, the travel agent there could! I also met some other foreigners there and we had a chat over breakfast.
On the downside however, the hotel is kind of a bit far from central Beijing and it takes time to get there. So if you're looking to be close to downtown Beijing, you may not want to stay here. Also, there was no cable tv and wi-fi like it says there is, but there is internet in the rooms anyway.
All in all, it was a good place to stay. I would probably stay there again when I visit Beijing some other time.
The front desk guys did not have a good english level however they were very friendly and they did everything to meet our requests, there was not internet on the room the first two days, even that the techinicians were trying to fix, they couldn't and we were changed to another room were internet worked. Locatin is very convenient, close to embassies district, good restaurants around it.
Fernando from Johannesburg
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This was our Tour hotel but I booked in 4 days early by myself. Taxis for everything as the subway 1/2 hour walk. Just too hard. Obviously the Tour operator gets a good rate because of position. See other comments below. It is just fine to stay but I really couldn't recommend as once our organised Tour finished, we stayed at an older hotel near to Tianamen Square that was cheaper and fantastic position for buses, subway and so much else.
Pamela, over 50 from Australia
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