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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
New renovated is the Peninsula Beijing one of the best Hotels I ever experienced concerning design, amazingly thoughtful details in the room and a great friendly staff. Thanks to Chelsea for friendly and professional support.
We have just returned from a week at The Peninsula Beijing in a Premier Suite King. Overall we were very impressed and had a great stay. The hotel is very conveniently located near the major historical sites and the recently refurbished rooms are very comfortable. Both restaurants were enjoyable - although located internally which was unusual. The concierge team arranged wonderful tours for us and the limousine service was superb. A special shout out to Andrea, Martin and Marina for looking after us
I expected this to be a very good hotel and it was. We took a Grand Premier Suite which was reasonably priced for the hotel and the room size. For a family, this is a very good room option and layout, including a second door off the walk-in wardrobe which is brilliant for getting in and out without disturbing the kids.
Service was always first-class - everything from booking tickets and recommending places to go, through the room service, breakfast etc.
The location is good too. About as central as you'd want.
No negatives that I can think of.