The Peninsula Beijing
What We Love
- Gorgeous white marble bathrooms
- Free shoe shining service
- Wellness services that include a spa, a gym with personal trainers on hand, and healthy Naturally Peninsula cuisine at the dining outlets
What To Know
- Transfers from the train station can be arranged for an additional fee
- The Peninsula Academy offers classes in dumpling making, Chinese calligraphy, and more
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A winning blend of traditional Chinese style and modern flourish in the heart of the capital
One of Beijing’s premier addresses for business and leisure travelers alike, the Peninsula exudes the understated, modern-Asian elegance the hotel brand is known for. The rooms have earth-toned décor, simple lines, and streamlined furniture, plus useful high-tech features like bedside temperature-control panels and iPod docks. Perhaps the hotel’s most distinctive feature is its Peninsula Academy programs, that aim to connect guests with Chinese culture, such as classes in fortune cookie baking and kite making or rickshaw tours through a Hutong neighborhood.
In the Area
The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Beijing. It’s a few minutes’ walk from St. Joseph’s Church (commonly known as Wangfujing Cathedral), an early-20th-century Romanesque Revival church that was first built in 1655, and close to the Forbidden City. A good overview of Chinese art history can be found nearby at the National Art Museum of China and the shopping is top-notch at the Malls at Oriental Plaza, which comprise five zones of stores ranging from international luxury brands like Burberry and Coach to homegrown favorites like Shanghai Tang, The Shi’s Gallery and Zhaoyi.
How to Get There
The hotel is beautiful. They remodeled several years ago and did a fantastic job. All room is suite room and spacious. The Jing restaurant serves buffet breakfast and the food is delicious. Staff are attentive and always make sure our stay was good. Highly recommend it.
We spent 6 fabulous night at the Peninsula Beijing and can't wait to return and explore more of Beijing one day! Prior to arrival we arranged with the concierge Fergus, for a car to meet us at the train station. A Porter met us at the train car on the platform upon arrival which, if arriving by train, is highly recommended he took us and our bags to the awaiting driver and car. Upon arrival at the hotel, a gentleman greeted us at the car and escorted us directly to our room on the 14th floor for our check-in. Our room was a 2 floor suite, powder room, living room and desk on first floor, with bedroom and super comfortable bed, large spacious bathroom, large dressing room, on the 2nd floor. Lovely views from the expanse of windows. These are high tech rooms - there are tablet devices to control lights, temperature, curtains, TV, to order room service, etc... The rooms and finishes were perfect. We enjoyed breakfast each morning at Jing - an expansive buffet, and excellent service. We also enjoyed afternoon cocktails in the lobby bar area as well as an early dinner one evening there accompanied by a really lovely and talented jazz quartet. Enjoyed dinner one evening at their Chinese restaurant as well. Concierge was very helpful in arranging tours for us (Anita was our guide for 2 excellent tours). The service at this hotel was polished, professional, simply outstanding. I cannot imagine anything better than the Peninsula Beijing. The location is outstanding, loved walking and exploring the Wangfujing area - a large closed street promenade with shops, an APM mall with shops and very good restaurants (Grandma's is here). We walked to the Forbidden City from hotel one day too. Concierge also arranged airport transport for us upon departure.
One of the best locations in town. Everything from interiors to service and food was amazing. We had an amazing dinner in the french restaurant, every single dish is a masterpiece.
I stayed in December and January and loved the hotel both with festive decorations and without. Definitely THE place to stay when in Beijing.
Stayed for one night on January 15 and booked thru virtuoso. After going up to the room, which is beautifully designed and very classy looking, decided to get some food in the lobby since it was so cold outside. I ordered salmon and my wife ordered a noodle soup. Well, that was it for my night and morning. I got food poisoning from the salmon, couldn’t eat any dinner and wasn’t able to hold down any food for breakfast. Spent most of my stay either on the toilet or the bed.
Also, I earlier had a mini bottle of peninsula branded Brut champagne from the minibar. It must’ve been in there forever, when I uncorked it, it had no carbonation and was sour. Room service brought up a replacement bottle but it was only slightly better as there was very little carbonation as well. As a rule of thumb, champagne corks are not supposed to easily fit back into the bottle after they’re opened.
However, in terms of service, the hotel was impeccable on bringing up a beautiful crib much nicer than other hotels.
At check out the hotel gave me half off the lobby lounge meal for the food poisoning. That’s great and all, but that meal ruined my entire stay and I’m still hurting on the way to the airport and having to go to the bathroom every hour.
We (couple) stayed at the Peninsula Beijing for 6 nights in December 2018 as part of our Asia tour. We booked the Grand Premier Suite and it was very luxuriously appointed, just like the pictures shown on their website. Service was excellent all around, from the front desk at check-in to the concierge to the housekeeping staff. Everyone couldn't do enough for us. I'd like to single out the concierge staff for their tremendous help in marking down all the must-see sights, as well as making personal suggestions on where to eat. The daily breakfast in Jing was very well represented in both West and East dishes. We also ate dinner one night in Jing (it becomes French restaurant at night) and the set menu was very delicious. The Peninsula is centrally located in the Wangfujing area, so the Wangfujing shopping area was merely 5-min walk away. 3-min walk away, there is the APM Mall filled with Western stores and 20+ restaurants. We ate at several restaurants in the APM and came away happy each time. Beijing was -17C the night we landed. While the air was clean and crisp throughout our stay, the bitter cold prevented us from staying too long outdoors. Thanks to the Peninsula concierge, they suggested both shopping malls nearby, as well as museums and other places where we could visit and stay warm indoors. The concierge also made appointments for us at the Liangzi massage 2 doors away for some soothing foot therapy after long hours on our feet.
Peninsula Beijing - fabulous hotel, great suite, superb staff and service. We will be back.