Grand Mercure Beijing Central
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Grand Mercure Beijing Central in Beijing (Xuanwu), you’ll be minutes from South Cathedral and close to Tiananmen Square. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Xidan Shopping Center and Baoguosi Market.
Make yourself at home in one of the 290 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a health club and an indoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
I have stayed in the hotel for more than 3 times in YR 2018. I have really enjoyed the access to Public Transport (Trains) , the room and amenities provided in the hotel .
The Staff are very professional and they can understand and speak english , this helped me a lot during 2 week and 3 week long stays.
I will recommend Business /Engineers who travel to Beijing to consider this hotel.
These days, Grand Mercure is one of the mid-range brands offered by Accor. This hotel is certainly a business class hotel, and has a very convenient location.
The room is fairly spacious, was clean and comfortable. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job during our stay.
The breakfast buffet area is pretty large; we had no difficulty finding a table. The buffet is both eastern and western; I never left hungry. There is an egg cooking station which offers a good variety of styles, as well as what you would generally expect at a hotel breakfast buffet. The staff is a little over eager at clearing tables, and if you both get up to get something, you may find your table cleaned upon your return. It just means that you have to get another cup of coffee...
It is about a ten minute walk up to the Xidan shopping region. There are shopping malls on each side of the street, and each has food courts. We found an acceptable variety of cuisine, both Eastern and Western during our four night stay. The hotel has a buffet in the evening as well, but we did not try it.
The hotel is very conveniently located between two subway stations, both less than a ten minute walk away. The Xidan station has the north-south #4 line as well as the east-west #1 line. You can get a Transportation Smart Card at the Airport Express station at the airport, and add cash as necessary.
The other subway station, Xuanwumen, south of the hotel, has the circular #2 line, and is also served by the #4 line.
To the east is Tiananmen Square. We walked there, actually. I think it was about a 20 minute leisurely stroll. If any big shots or luminaries are visiting, the square may be closed, but another few minutes to the east is the Forbidden City, which will be open.
Another feature to the hotel is available to Accor Silver and above members. There is an afternoon tea from 4 to 6pm on the top floor, which features snacks and wine. There is an attendant to assist and replenish items.
We had no problems with the wi-fi, so it was a very pleasant stay. There is a convenience store next to the hotel which is open until about 7pm. While the snacks are more Chinese, they do have bottled water and milk at reasonable prices.
As we were going to take a train to Shanghai, we found with some exploration that there is an entrance to the Xuanwumen station that has escalators all the way down to the #2 platform, which is the line you need to get to the Beijing South Railway Station. This entrance is on the other side of the street from the hotel, and on the other side of Xuanwumen Street. We were going to take a taxi to the train station, but the front desk staff advised us that getting a taxi could be difficult. We just had to navigate our wheeled suitcases with the carryon bags attached to the suitcase handles. It was not a problem, as the walk light at the intersection was generous in time.
If you want to see the sights around Tianenmen, the Forbidden City, or other nearby attractions, then this would be a good headquarters hotel. With the Transportation Card, other attractions are easily traveled to.
Our family (2A2C) stayed at this hotel for 3 nites. We booked a twin room and slept confortably. The twin beds are big (1.2m x 2m each). Room is big and clean. Many cable channels to watch from. It comes with coffee/tea making facilities, 2 bottles of mineral water daily and toiletries. Room is a bit dim despite turning on all lights and aircon is a bit warm during winter.
Location - it is located in between Xidan Station (Line 1 & 4) and Xuanwumen Station (Line 2). Both stations are within walking distance. We (with 2 kids) walked to Xidan shopping area, Tiananmen and Forbidden city to and fro from the hotel. We had most of our meals in Xidan area. Our taxi fare from airport to hotel was 148yuan and hotel to airport is 115yuan.
Health centre - It is at B3. Pool is heated at 29 degree according to staff. It is still abit cold to us but we still jumped into the pool. The jacuzzi is warmer at 40 degree. There's steambath and sauna in the ladies and gents room. Just remember to wear your SWIMMING CAP or SHOWER CAP if you want to use the swimming pool. No caps cannot use. Staff at the health centre are friendly and helpful but speak only chinese, they can't speak English.
Receptionist are friendly. They swapped my credit card with 500yuan as a deposit during my check-in and the cashier informed me that my transaction will be cancelled since I have not consumed anything during checked out. I have not checked with my bank yet if they really did
as I read some reviews that they forgot to cancel.
So far so good and I will stay here again if I go beijing again. Highly recommended.
This place is close to the Forbidden city and shopping in Xidan if that’s what you’re in to. Even so there are plenty of places to eat in Xidan including the food halls. The 109 bus takes you straight to Beihai Park which is a beautiful place to walk around. Subway is also close by. The staff here speak good English and are very knowledgeable and helpful. Beds are comfortable rooms are warm and showers are hot, highly recommend.
We wanted to be close to Metro and shopping malls and within the area of Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Grand mercure offers a good value for its rooms and we stayed for four nights. The staffs at reception were nice and very helpful even though sometimes language was a barrier but they did their best to help.
The bellboys were also very nice and attentive.
The room had a good size and was very warm and cosy.
The amenities were good although The minibar in the fridge was a bit disappointing for a four star hotek but was not a big issue for us.
The room service was great too and the food from the room service was found to be of high quality.
We only tried the breakfast once and generally found it OK, although it could be improved to have more western options included in The menu.
The location is good close to Xinda metro station and Joy city shopping mall where you can find plenty of local and international brands as well as restaurants.