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Recommended Hotels in Beijing and Surroundings

As a boutique travel agency, we love providing our guests with a more personal, authentic experience. Good accommodation plays a huge role in that experience, and thus we’re pretty selective in the hotels we recommend to our guests 🙂 When judging hotels, be sure to look beyond the stars! 

Our guests have been happy with these hotels (so are we as we’ve personally stayed in them too), and we’re sure you would be too! Here’s a curated list of hotels which we think possess a good degree of comfort, luxury and a dash of uniqueness.

Hotels in Beijing

Beijing Regent is centrally located in Wangfujing area and walking distance to Wangfujing Street, Forbidden City and 15-20 minutes to Tiananmen Square. This hotel provides great comfort and convenience, with modern aesthetics, spacious rooms and nice amenities such as a pool and gym. The staff speak good English and the breakfast is top notch too!

Room of Regent Beijing U China Travel
Room at Regent Beijing


Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing is located just next to Beijing Regent and there also in Wangfujing Street. It is an extremely convenient location, along with good breakfast, niec rooms and friendly staff. The gym is shared between the 2 hotels, thus guests may also use the gym located at Regent Beijing, a huge plus if you’ll like to slip in a quick workout. 

Park Plaza U China Travel Park Plaza
Room at Park Plaza


Opposite House is designed by a Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. A brand under the Swire Group, it is the sister hotel of Temple House in Chengdu, Upper House in Hong Kong and Middle House in Shanghai. Featuring a strong contrast of modern contemporary with traditional design, this hotel also serves as a contemporary art gallery, with exhibitions each season by artists from all over the world. 

Room at Opposite House U China Travel
Room at Opposite House


Vue Hotel is centrally located in Beijing and in the Hutong/Hou Hai area. Designed by a Singaporean Architecture company Ministry of Design. With a unique wild whimsy aesthetics, this hotel is a unique world of its own.

Room at Vue Hotel China
Room at Vue Hotel

If you are looking to stay somewhere with a traditional ambience, Aman Summer Palace Beijing might just be what you are looking for. Inspired by Ming and Qing Dynasty aesthetics, the hotel rooms overlook quiet courtyards and offer a tranquil sense of timelessness.

Aman Summer Palace Beijing
Room at Aman Summer Palace Beijing


Hotels in Datong

Datong Yunzhong Inn is a boutique hotel with a traditional ambience that’s absolutely lovely. It has a historical courtyard that has been converted to the lodge. Not to worry, this hotel comes with modern amenities/services such as wifi and an airport shuttle. 

Datong YunZhong Courtyard U China Travel
Datong YunZhong Courtyard
Yunzhong Inn room
Room at Yunzhong Inn


Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong Hotel, has a great location and is a heartbeat away from the bustling commercial and cultural district. A great alternative and slightly less expensive option to Datong Yunzhong Inn.

Room at Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong Hotel China
Room at Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong Hotel


Hotels in Wutaishan Mountain

A brand familiar with most, Marriott Hotel Wutaishan was recently built in 2016, just out side of the Wutaishan Sightseeing area. This means great views from the hotel, and new, modern rooms and facilities for you to enjoy!

Room at Marriot Wutaisan Mountain China
Room at Marriot Wutaisan Mountain


Wu Tai Mountain Friendship Hotel was newly redecorated in 2014 and located within Wutaishan Sightseeing area. Great views and fresh mountain air await! This hotel has a unique Traditional Chinese decor which compliments the surroundings well.

Room at Friendship Hotel
Room at Friendship Hotel


Hotels in Pingyao

Ancient City A small boutique hotel with only 19 rooms, Jing’s Residence in Pingyao’s Ancient City is a refurbished mansion of a wealthy merchant from 260 years ago. Jing’s Residence is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and most exclusive restaurants around the world.

Gate of Jing;s Residence China
Jing's Residence Courtyard
Room at Jing's Residence China
Room at Jing's Residence


YunJinCheng Hotel very limited rooms and was originally a 300 years old traditional courtyard. Staying in this very convenient hotel, you’ll get a glimpse of how the people of old times lived.

Room at YuJinCheng Hotel China
Room at YuJinCheng Hotel

We hope our list of recommendations has been useful for you! If you’ll like to explore Bejing and its surroundings with us, drop us an email at info@uchinatravel.com

*All images are credited to the respective hotels. 

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