First a warning: I’m a Marriott Platinum member (75+ nights/year in Marriott hotels) and so my experience might not be representative for all travellers.
I stayed at this hotel on a 5 night stay paid for with Marriott points. On arrival (from the airport, nicely cheap around 90CNY including tip and tolls) we were checked in early and assigned a standard Executive floor room. The hotel is next to a shopping centre, but more importantly within less than 10 minutes walk of the metro (Line1) (note the hotel the website is wrong when it says 1km, its more like 300m to the entrance). This made it very convenient to see Beijing as a tourist - and if you didn't feel like the underground taxis were able to find the hotel easily and are cheap, the hotel is close to a major ringroad, but thankfully there is no traffic noise. The building itself is nothing special, in fact it looks a little ugly (as does the Ritz Carlton next door), but inside it has a very attractive lobby and décor. For some reason there was also a huge smoking tower next to the hotel... not sure why they hadn't relocated whatever it was.
So, the room itself was spacious and pleasant to spend time in, all the things you'd expect of a Marriott. I liked that there was a TV in the bathroom as well, a nice little extra to complement the walk-in shower and window with blinds (a standard in China it would appear). We had an expansive view, as the photos show, of the outskirts of the city
We also enjoyed the lounge which had an extensive selection for breakfast and in the evening including the standard free alcohol, however the hotel generously allowed us to use the main restaurant for breakfast as well, we ate in the lounge for the first 2 days but after waking late went to the main restaurant and realised what we'd missed. The breakfast was amazing - more food, and types, than you'd normally expect in a buffet in the evening. There was the standard fare (bacon, sausage, egg chef, hash browns, cheese, fruits, meats), chinese breakfast/normal food (dumplings, buns, congee, noodles, rice), sweet things (waffles, pancakes, pastries) and even India curries and a wide selection of fruit drinks, smoothies and even more interesting fresh vegetable drinks. In short an amazing selection and worth choosing this hotel on a rate that includes breakfast.
So the only annoyance was on the 4th night (of 5) we were asked to change rooms as they wanted to close the floor (the reason wasn't explained). This meant we had to repack everything, which we did in the morning and the hotel moved our things during the day. But the let-down was that there was no "sorry" card, or even a fruit bowl to make up for the inconvenience, in fact we lost the fruit that we had from the first room. So, I might have expected more, especially considering how quiet the hotel was, but it wasn't a big deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wether visiting China for business or leisure, guests will find the most luxurious accommodations at the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing. Located in the central business district, the 5-star hotel in Beijing is part of the China Central Palace, an awe-inspiring complex featuring offices, shopping and residential towers. At this spectacular hotel, enjoy first-class services, spacious accommodations and incredible amenities. 588 rooms and suites offer luxurious bedding, 42'' flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet, laptop-size safe, mini-bar and rainforest shower. Three exquisite restaurants and two lounges are perfect for dining and catching up with family and colleagues. After a busy day relax in the indoor swimming pool and steam room, pamper yourself at Spa and visit 24-hour gym for an invigorating workout. When planning a conference or social event, guests couldn't choose a finer hotel. The JW Marriott hotel Beijing features 1,800 square meters meeting space; professional event planning and catering service will ensure every event successful and unforgettable ... more less
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