Traders Hotel, Beijing
What We Love
- A fantastic central location, just 10 minutes from the Forbidden City
- Two restaurants, with satisfying main courses from $5
- The garden terrace, lit by fairy lights each evening
- Free access to the facilities in neighboring sister hotel China World Shangri-La
- Book a Traders Club room to get access to a private lounge, plus perks like breakfast
What To Know
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Rooms are on the smallish side at around 300 square feet
- Fills up with business travelers, especially during the week
- Note that it’s difficult to get cabs around rush hour
- Free WiFi
- The hotel was last renovated in 2000, but there was a soft refurbishment in 2009
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
With a stay at Traders Hotel, Beijing in Beijing (Middle Chaoyang), you’ll be minutes from China World Trade Center and CCTV Headquarters. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Yintai Centre and Silk Street Market.
Make yourself at home in one of the 570 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and separate sitting areas.
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
Stayed here as part of Wendy Wu In pursuit of Pandas tour. It was comfortable and I could get onto the internet and send messages which I couldn’t do in other parts of China.
It was central to a local shopping centre.
The only positive thing was the location. But all else fails miserably. When we arrived for check-in, staff at reception was rude and they do not understand simple English at all despite having tons of tourists guests. 1st room we got was smelly and dark. 2nd room was normal. Beds were 2 single placed together to make a King size. Which clearly was a lie. Room was small and dark. Only yellow light was available. Furnitures were old, toilet was chalet style. Pathetic. Pillows were thin and we had to get 4 EACH to stack up for us to sleep for the next few nights. Room was tiny and not airy. The shock was, no aircon at all!! The room was so so stuffy!! Window can only open a tiny bit!! And no fan was given!! We weren’t told during check in or before booking that the entire hotel has no hotel on during winter. Room were extremely stuffy. Breakfast was bad too. We had to eat out at the malls nearby. Wanted to purchase snacks from hotel lobby but we had to have to use WeChat to pay and NO CASH. Also, if you were to ask their staff to book a taxi for you, they will quote you additional price and not let you see the amount on their app they used to book the ride. Only know the price was different when I saw the taxi meter when we alighted at our destination. When asked before booking, staff did NOT mention about the additional price they charge. I wonder how is this hotel still surviving.
We couldn’t find any restaurants or eateries close by. Breakfast was decent and we preferred the permanent breakfast restaurant over the makeshift (that is used for gaming and a pub during the day). Same food is served but ambiance and comforts are better. Hotel staff helped us get a taxi to goto Sanlitun - the nightlife street of pubs. Under 20 yuan. Silk market is also nearby with easy access by metro or taxi. You can connect to the mall via an escalator in the building that takes you to the ice skating rink. It’s a pleasure to watch and try if you are up to it. Mall is an upscale one and got a supermarket in the basement. Follow the signs to reach the metro. Rooms are sort of in another connected building so quite a long walk from the lobby with little or no directions displayed. When you step out of the hotel on weekends the sky scraper across the street is a pretty sight with its lighting - which is a show itself! Do explore the sky scrapers in Beijing which is all within walking distance.
We stayed at this hotel as part of a Wendy Wu group tour, who seem top use this hotel for most of their groups.
The room was reasonably comfortable and clean and was fine as we weren't in the hotel that much. There are better hotels in better locations for the same money though and given the choice I would find somewhere else to stay next time.
We stayed here as part of a Wendy wu tour. The hotel rooms are comfortable and clean. They were very warm even with the window open at night. There was a 0.5l bottle of water each replaced each day. There is a choice of western or Chinese breakfast, we only went for western and there was a reasonable selection with the option of having an omelette made on the spot. There is a supermarket in the shopping centre across the road in the basement3 and plenty of places to eat mostly with menus translated into English. They all take cash or payment by Wechat only, no credit cards. There is an ATM in the hotel lobby. The only downside was the reception staff who if you wait to be served ignore you, it is worth just walking up and asking!