Nice rooms and a nice location. Some colleagues stayed at another hotel nearby, they paid more and the service was no where close to as good as the Crowne Plaza. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Beijing.
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the subway station. There are large malls close by. Many good restraints are easily accessible.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a kitchen and living area.
The pool was the perfect temperature and the scene was pretty mellow and relaxed.
The manager was very helpful and friendly.
If you want a hotel where you can find restaurants, taxis and easy access to the subway, then this is the hotel to stay at while in Beijing. The hotel is also in a section of the city where signage is in Chinese and a English, which is helpful if your Chinese is not very good.
This is my third stay in this hotel. That probably tells you something. It's an "international" hotel, the staff generally speak good English, and those that don't understand they might need to grab help from those that do. If you want it, they have western style food in house (at western prices, naturally), but I prefer to eat local for 1/4 of the price.