It can be hard to please everyone at once, especially when traveling. Here are five of the best family-friendly hotels in Beijing. Finally, something the whole family can agree on.
Wangfujing shopping street
As if Beijing didn't offer enough to do already, the hotel’s own attractions will keep the kids occupied indefinitely. Your child will love the kids’ cooking class where they can work alongside skilled chefs to create their own culinary masterpiece. Make sure to reserve your child’s spot for this weekly event so he or she isn’t watching from the sidelines.
The rest of the family will enjoy the Fizztastic Brunch buffet at the hotel restaurant Vasco's on Sundays. There is free flow champagne for the adults and a special area for the kids complete with toys, games, and fun activities.
With all of the hotel amentities, there is something for everyone in the family at the CITIC Hotel. It's got a hot spring pool, indoor pool, tennis courts, beach volleyball, and running path among other recreational facilities on the grounds.
The CITIC Hotel is located out near the airport in the northwest of the city so is less convenient for the historic sites, but the hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the city center.
The family-friendly Novotel chain delivers a quality experience for the money. While the kids play in the children’s play area, the adults can enjoy the workspace with free internet in the spacious rooms. Family rooms comfortably accommodate four people, saving you the trouble of having to book two rooms.
Babysitting services are also available, but must be arranged in advance.
Experience just the right blend of western amenities and Chinese culture without breaking the bank. The complimentary breakfast buffet includes eastern and western choices so you can branch out or just stick to what's familiar. It's exactly what you expect from any Holiday Inn Express, which can be just the comfort needed in an unfamiliar city so wildly different from home.
The Dongzhimen location is in the middle of a major foreigner area. Famous import grocery stores April Gourmet and Jenny Lou’s are just a short walk away while the busiest shopping and nightlife area is only a bit further.
Want a taste of authentic Chinese living? Stay in a traditional hutong at the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel. Stellar hospitality and the family suite earn the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel its spot on this list as a great budget hotel for families. The staff all speak very good English and are eager to help with anything you need during your stay.
Don't worry about having to get an extra room for the kids — the family room comfortably sleeps 4 people.