No. 42 Shijia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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About Shijia House Hotel
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Shijia House is an ancient classic courtyard-style hotel located in Shijia Hutong with bustling Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and
Shijia House is an ancient classic courtyard-style hotel located in Shijia Hutong with bustling Wangfujing Pedestrian Street and Oriental Square near at hand. Major tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Chang'an Street are also close by.
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 16 reviews
VERY GOOD 6 reviews
AVERAGE 2 reviews
POOR 0 reviews
TERRIBLE 0 reviews
10 Sep 2011
Chaming Hutong Hotel
Other more recent reviews suggest that it may no longer be a hotel , so check first. However if it is , we had a very nice stay. We had to move out of another highly rated small hotel in a hutong as it was not as expected, and the staff here made our transfer and check in so much easier. The staff's english is limited but they make up for it with a genuine desire to help, that is much appreciated. The rooms are really lovely and memorable and the courtyard is great for children who want to explore! I would highly recommend this , then only problem to be aware of is it can be challenging to get taxis when you stay in the hutongs so you may have to walk a bit to get one to stop! otherwise I hope it is still a hotel as we had a really great stay
14 Jul 2011
Shijia House closed; stayed at....
Upon our arrival at Shijia House late May, we discovered it no longer serves as a hotel but is being converted in to a restaurant. Fortunately, the Red Wall Garden hotel (diagonally opposite, also on Shijia Hutong) took over our reservation without extra charge. Quiet, peaceful location in lovely neighborhood; great traditional (and affordable) Beijing restaurant nearby (look for the red lanterns at #13 Shijia Hutong). Room was quite large and spotless; very comfortable bed; large bathroom with big shower. Flatscreen TV unfortunately had no English-language news channels, which is being made up for by the 2 computers in the hall providing free internet access. Some minor maintenance needed in some areas. Airco in the room; no elevator; no pool. We skipped the expensive breakfast and Western-style restaurant. Underground station and bus stop nearby; easy to find taxis. Wangfujing shopping street within walking distance. Overall: highly recommended.
30 Mar 2011
We stayed for three nights in Shi Jia house on our trip to Beijing in July 2010. While the concept of a courtyard hotel was good the actual experience was altogether different. We had one of the delux rooms that faces the main courtyard. Since the windows/door open directly into the courtyard there was no choice but to keep the heavy blinds closed the entire time, which makes the room really dark and airless. The bathroom, although very chicly designed, was painted a deep cobalt blue, which made it hard to see. I had to crack the curtains open every morning to put on makeup.
There is a common problem in China in winter and summer when you have to rely on AC to control temperature: the air circulates within the room without any fresh air intake from outside. This resulted in me waking up every morning with a huge headache, and also put me in a constant state of mild hypoxia our entire stay.
Another negative on the location is that although it's centrally located, most taxi drivers balk when they hear the "hu tong" in the address, and they refuse to drive into the narrow lane, so every night we had to be dropped off at the entrance of the lane and walk back.
In conclusion, even though we always favor little boutique hotels when we travel, next time we go to Beijing we're staying in a large hotel on a main road with windows that can open
26 Jan 2011
Charming and Traditional
Very charming and well located hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful, but the level of English varied widely. The rooms open onto a lovely courtyard. The property is centrally located, but the entrance is down a small side street (hutong) so not every taxi driver was able to get us there. Unless you speak Chinese and are able to give directions, this can be a pain. In any case, be prepared to walk to the main street to catch a taxi. However, there is a Metro stop about one block away. Very comfortable bed. The free wireless is a nice perk. There are several restaurants, convenience grocery stores, and cafes near by.
11 Dec 2010
Wonderful traditional hutong h....
We loved this charming hotel with friendly, helpful staff who spoke English. The location was great with lots to explore and a subway stop nearby. Many taxis had a hard time finding it, so be sure to have the address written in Chinese and a map. It was clean, comfortable and had plenty of amenitites. There is an unpleasant odor at times, but we soon realized the entire area (and all of Beijing) has air quality issues and it is not the hotel per se. If you are looking for a more authentic experience but still want it to meet Western standards, this is an excellent choice.