Generally positive. The hotel is in a nice neighborhood with many kinds of Chinese food right at door step. If you want a quick bite of taste from home McDonald's and KFC are only 5 minutes of walk away. Subway stations were a bit further at about 10-15 minutes of walk but it was ok. Quite a few universities in the area, making it relatively safer than others.
This hotel has smoking rooms and i was assigned to one of those, and i am a non-smoker personally so it was quite annoying to me. Windows were dusty on the outside but it was Beijing. Hotel was right beside a train track so if you are not an early morning person, expect some noise as the sun rises.
Jason from Toronto, ON, Canada
The Yihai Business Hotel is conveniently located in the North Western part of Beijing, in the Haidian district, along the Si …More
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.
kitty from CA
This hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Peking University, Zhongguancun Electronics City, and Old Summer Palace …More
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!
Patrick from Detroit, MI, USA
This Beijing hotel is one kilometer from Tsinghua University, 2.4 kilometers from Peking University, and 2.7 kilometers from …More
We chose this hotel because of its proximity to BUAA (Beihang University) and once we arrived, we found that it was immediately adjacent to the school building that we were interested in. It also has easy access to the Xitucheng stop on the subway, just one block (Chinese block) up the street. Since it is by the school, there are also many restaurants nearby, including American fast-food, Korean, and various Chinese styles. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and welcoming; their English was very good. We pre-paid the rooms on Expedia and had no problems there. The room was as nice as any 4+ star in the US and nicer than any 5 star in Beijing where I have previously stayed. The bed was quite comfortable and the view from the 19th floor was beautiful (Olympic park, the mountains, the universities). The bathroom was quite spacious with a large tub and stand-alone shower with great water pressure. It is about a 100 RMB ($15 to 17USD) taxi ride from the Capital airport, which is easier than taking the subway if you have much luggage at all (and almost cheaper if you have more than two people).
Alice from Bowling Green, KY
This luxury hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Big Bell Temple, Tsinghua University, and Zhongguancun …More