I had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Xijiao hotel! The staff was very friendly and spoke was very patient with me when I would communicate to them with my limited Chinese. There were also a few staff members that spoke English.. The hotel was very clean and modern, despite being there for a few years. The Wudaokou neighborhood is a very quaint neighborhood was well, very good for college students, as it is right near Tshinghua University. I will defiantly be staying here the next time I am in Beijing and I would recommend the Xijiao hotel to anyone looking for a place to stay that is near Tshinghua University and in a vibrant neighborhood!
Check in was challenging, they show 2 reservations under my name. I showed them my expedia print out and they were still confused. Maybe that is why I was double charge? read on..
This hotel is ok but i would not stay again. If you happened to book this hotel, DO NOT give them your credit card for room key deposit. They charged me for the entire stay,even though I checked in with my print out from expedia. I wasn't aware of the charge until I came back to the States and monitor my credit card activities. Charge was average out to be 13US/day cheaper than what i paid at expedia. Maybe that is why our room is so bad? didnt' give us the correct catagory room that we booked with expedia? Now I have to work with my credit card company to dispute the charge. when I hand them my card, I was told they just put an authorization and will cancel it when I checked out. Didn't know I was charged because I didnt sign anything.
"Nice hotel , will definitely stay here next time."
I really like this hotel , for the price it an awesome place to stay in Haidian District, Beijing. .It is a little far from downtown Beijing , but should be ok.
First of all , this hotel is new , so its really clean and good,friendly staff even though some of them had hard time understanding English, they tried to help me in ordering Vegetarian Food , its just that you have to talk slow and to the point :)
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is in the Adjacent building so there are couple good restaurants and ATM machine in their lobby , which can be used as both Aloft and Four Point is owned by Starwood properties.
"Good inexpensive hotel for business in ShangDi area (near subway)"
Hotel location is good, near ShangDi Subway.
Breakfast is OK. Not great by western standards, but fine to start the day without having to go out.
Rooms are clean, internet is good, service is fine with english speaking counter help.
DEFINITELY take the CHINESE language directions if taking a cab from Airport.
There's a VERY small chance of finding a cabbie who could even read the english address or directions. If nothing else, find instructions in Chinese to ShangDi subway, and you can see it from there.