No.A38 Baochao Hutong Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China
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About Old Beijing Square Hotel
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Located in Xicheng district, Old Beijing Square Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from Gulou Street subway station. Travellers can access
Located in Xicheng district, Old Beijing Square Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from Gulou Street subway station. Travellers can access the property in about 25 minutes' drive from Beijing Capital International Airport. Major attractions of the city, such as the Temple of Earth Park, Former Residence of Soong Ching-Ling and Jingshan Park can be reached within 10 minutes' drive from here.
The 15 rooms and suites feature comfortable bedding, wooden furniture, hanging lamps and warm lighting. In-room amenities include air conditioning, flat-screen TV, work desk, tea and coffee maker, telephone and free Wi-Fi access. Private bathrooms are provided with hairdryer, shower and requisite toiletries.
Stay connected with friends and family through complimentary Wi-Fi access available all across the property. Moreover, it offers 24-hour reception, tour and ticket assistance, luggage storage and dry cleaning and laundry service.
Begin the day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast served at the hotel's dining area. Open for all-day dining, the on-site restaurant serves flavoursome regional and international delicacies. Lip-smacking Indian delicacies can be relished at Raj Indian Restaurant and Bar, barely a 10-minute walk from here.
The famous Lama Temple is reachable in just a 7-minute drive from Old Beijing Square Hotel.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 25 reviews
VERY GOOD 28 reviews
AVERAGE 9 reviews
POOR 1 reviews
TERRIBLE 2 reviews
18 Jun 2017
A Must do for the Locals and T....
I picked this hotel from Australia as I felt many of the hotels were too western & I wanted something which had a cultural feel. I selected well. The hotel is set in a Chinese style courtyard, it is single story & all rooms are around a central courtyard which has a lounge & large breakfast table & other areas to relax (a bit like a YHA). It was actually owned by a Chinese general - so some history there. The rooms are small, and there is very little English TV, but clean. I found you had to go out into the central courtyard to stretch your legs and get some space. At first this was confronting, but by the end, we loved it and when we went to other places on our trip, we actually missed the friendliness of the place. Breakfast is simple - toast, pork buns, eggs & ham/bacon. The staff are beautiful and make you feel part of their family. Their English is good and they are willing to help you in many ways. They will also do a Chinese tea ceremony if you ask. Location wise, it is great - in the middle of the hutongs. Quite scary at night to arrive, but during the day it is fine & there is much renovation going on. There is also police stations around the corner, so you don't have to worry. It is a 5 min walk to the main road where you can get food, or there is Mr Shi's dumplings (with a choice of over 100) a few doors down. The Bell tower is not far away. The train station is also about 5-10 mins away - a must to know so you don't have to walk everywhere. To get to the main road, walk out the front door and turn left onto the hutong street. When you get to the main road, you can still walk ahead and there is a little food area a further 5 mins along. Another option is to turn left at the main road, then keep an eye out for the next right hand street - this is a long alley way with many little shops & food shops too. To get to the train station, walk out the front door and turn right onto the hutong, then a sharp left, this takes you to another main road after about 10 mins walk. Turn right. There are also little grocery/ fruit shops along the little hutong streets. If you are yearning for fresh bread & wine, there is a shop not far from Mr Shi's which has "Milk, bread, wine" or something similar on the door - but be warned they don't speak English! We found the best way is to have a map & point if you want to get anywhere. This hotel was a delight and we have some very favourite memories from here & got to know the Chinese people. My suggestion is if you are considering this hotel & only want to lock yourself up in the spacious western style room with all the comforts of home - don't stay here as you will hate it. If you are open to cultural experience & meeting people & happy not to watch TV for a few nights - this is the place for you.
05 May 2017
Beautiful hotel in the Hutong ....
The hotel is renovated from an old Hutong style house, and it definitely maintains the ambience well. The rooms are very comfortable and furnished nicely.
Breakfast is simple, but it does the job. We opted for their lunch twice. It was customized to our dietary needs and was quite good.
The staff speaks limited English. But they are always ready to help. Many thanks to one of their staff members - Jenny - who helped us with most of our queries.
Overall, highly recommended!
One tip: The Hutong area is primarily a network of narrow alleys.If you are leaving the hotel to catch a train/flight, call the taxi and KEEP A LOT OF BUFFER TIME. We missed our train because of the traffic jam in Hutong area.
Friends getaway Traveller
09 Apr 2017
Quiet place in a busy city
This was originally our second choice for hotels. It was more hidden than I thought. The longer we stayed the more we fell in love with the neighborhood and the staff of this hotel. They helped us out so much when we really needed it and noticed as they helped other guests as well. Some of the staff didn't speak English but they really do try hard to help you regardless using translating apps. I also really enjoyed reading my book and drinking tea in the enclosed courtyard. If we were to return we would definitely come back to this place.
10 Jun 2016
A good Beijing experience in a....
A very good alternative to the fancy hotels and modern possibilities in Beijing. It is lost in a huton not far from the bell tower. After my 4th time in Beijing, I appreciated the fact that I really lived the Beijing experience among the Beijing people. That is the real advantage of this place. The hutong house is nicely renovated and the former yard of the hutong has become the meeting place under a nice veranda. My parents from Europe loved it.
Having said that, some drawbacks tha tyou shoudl be aware of:
- the bathroom is extremely small;
- we only got room cleaning on the second day of our stay out of four. That means no towler replacement, no floor cleaning, no sheet replacement but also not paper tissue.
- some forgotten personal items from the previous guests were still here. I assume they did not do a thorough investigation of the rom in between;
- the nights are a little bit bumpy as the walls are as thin as a sheet of paper. You can hear the bipping sounds of the cell phone next door. So you need to bet that your neihbours are not noisy, do not wake up at 5am or do not come back from party at 5 am.
- the personnel is very nice but not very professional (I have to say that it happens a lot in China as they are not used to servicing people; all this is very new to them and there is not real education, qualification or training that they are getting). We asked for breakfast and they did not bring anything. When we reminded them, they replied that we needed to ask for the menu because they have three choices of breakfast. Of course, asking for breakfast did not imply that we then wanted the menu... (sic) anyway, breakfast is not their specialty at all. So with or without, does not really make a difference.
Friends getaway Traveller
01 Nov 2015
Beautiful hotel, well-placed, ....
This hotel is pretty, there's no doubt about that. When you walk in, you really feel like you're entering someone's home. The beautiful entry way, the common area, the rooms, all are pretty and feel very authentic. When we arrived, there was even a young girl strumming on the Chinese mandolin. We certainly felt like we had arrived in China. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the shower worked adequately well.
The front desk didn't speak hardly any English. I'm not holding that against them, as this seems to be the norm, but it's just a head's up. Breakfast was good and more than adequate to get the day started.
Two things broke the spell for us, and will make us hesitate in returning. The first was an incredibly bad order coming from the sink. It smelled like someone had stuffed dead animals down the drain a month ago. We spoke to the front desk, but their response was just to give us a little fragrance dispenser. This didn't help at all, and we hated coming back to the stinky room at the end of the day. To be fair, our friends who stayed with us in a different wing did not have this problem.
The second was the noise. The common room is right next to half of the bedrooms and its design (old open courtyard that was covered) acts as an echo chamber. Every chair scrape, word spoken, cough emoted sounded ten times louder than it needed to be. Not sure what they can do, but at least put some anti-scrap things on the bottom of the chairs. The walls are very thin, and we heard everything that was spoken by our neighbors.
It's a shame that these two items took away from the experience, because the hotel is well-situated and very pretty.