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
My husband and I felt like celebrities daily as they treat each and every one of their guests as their Number One! From the time you arrive to the time you leave, you are PRIORITY! Wonderful guest services and accommodations!
The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to Wangfujing Snack Street where you can dine on delicious street foods and scorpion on a stick (if that's your thing!), and it's about a 20 minute walk to The Forbidden City and Tienanmen Square. The hotel location is perfect for a day of walking and exploring Beijing without having to use public transportation!
If you decide to be more adventurous, talk to the amazing Ms. May Wu, Guest Services Manager located at the front doors of the hotel! She set up our day trip to The Great Wall setting up a driver, tour guide, and lunch. She also set up a 24-hour trip to Shanghai on one of China's bullet trains. Ms. Wu set up transportation to and from the train stations, our hotel stay at the Peninsula in Shanghai, and round trip seats on the bullet train. We didn't have to worry about anything as we were taken care of the entire trip!
Ms. Wu also made sure we were greeted personally at the Peninsula in Shanghai when we arrived. There the hotel staff made sure to set up any other tours, restaurants, etc. for us while we were there.
Celebrity treatment for sure!
Thank you again to Ms. May Wu and all other staff at the Peninsulas (Beijing and Shanghai) for making our trip wonderful!
- Tracy Simenson
Chicago, IL, USA
I'm happy that I'm back to stay in this fabulous property again this year.
The en-suited size premier room is a pure luxury. I joined many other room guests who are impressed with the IT gadgets and well equipped room amenities. There is hardly anything you will need to request for it.
The air-quality of Beijing was terrible during my stay, very nice of the hotel to have taken the initiative to offer mask and bottled water upon hearing me that I'm out for excursion.
I enjoyed their breakfast at Jing and a lunch at their chinese restaurant Huang Ting very much. The service rendered was warm and attentive which had enhanced my dining experience on top of the quality food.
I would like to thank many helpful staff who have made my stay enjoyable and comfortable with special thanks to Mary Li, the ambassador of the hotel, who is truly a remarkable person whom I'm privileged to know her.
New, large modern rooms with all the comforts you need. The staff were incredibly helpful with bookings, etc, particularly given the language barrier.
Walking distance to the forbidden city and other sights as well as some major malls. You will need a cab for other parts of the city, but is better located than other luxury hotels if you’re a tourist and not on business.
Highly recommend it.
This is an excellent hotel, located in a good walking area of Beijing, which offers the royal Peninsula treatment we are use to have from this chain. The rooms are super comfortable, and the service superb.
Peninsula Beijing is a 5-star, all-suite hotel located in Wangfujing (ideal for both business and tourism, Forbidden City is walking distance)
Suites are huge and beautiful. Too many hotels in China think luxury equals gold and glitter ... in Peninsula it is all classy and understated - top quality materials and state-of-the-art technology, providing a very peaceful environment. Art is on display everywhere (lobby, rooms, gallery)
Breakfast is delicious, ample choice (both Asian and Western), eggs-on-demand station of course.
What sets Peninsula apart (in my worldwide top 5 hotels ... and I visited many of the 5-star and palace type) is the outstanding quality of service. Courteous, efficient, never intrusive. Leigh Li (Front Office Manager and member of "Les clés d'Or") took great care of us, from restaurant recommendations & reservations (you must try TRB Hutong) to full-day taxi booking to visit Mutianyu (Great Wall) ...and all the useful day-to-day advice which makes a stay very special. Thank you for everything - including your winning smile!
Needless to say we will return to Peninsula for our next stay in Beijing.