Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing – A Review

2008 October 26
by Jason

The Days Inn Forbidden City is located just outside the east entrance of Teifai park, about a half-mile away from the south gate of the Forbidden City. It’s also a long city block away from the Wangfujing shopping area. In short, the location is excellent when it comes to tourism. We stayed at the Days Inn for 5 days, and here’s our review:

The bad:

  • The rooms are small, the bathrooms offer no privacy whatsoever (I can hear everything that happens through the paper-thin bathroom doors), and the view out our window was pitiful.
  • The breakfast buffet was very repetitive – nearly the same offerings every day
  • The shower door didn’t close completely, so you had to be careful or you would dump a lot of water on the floor.

The good:

  • The location is just about perfect for tourism in Beijing. It’s easy to find a cab, you can walk to the major tourist areas (Forbidden City, Tiananmen, etc.), as well as the subway
  • Everything is clean.
  • The staff is superior. Excellent english, extraodinarily friendly and helpful, and very professional. We felt sorry for them – it seemed like the same staff worked 12 hours a day.
  • The food at the breakfast buffet, while repetitive, was of good quality. Lots of fruit juice, all sorts of breads and cereals, and then a nice collection of western and asian staples (eggs, hashbrowns, congee, etc.).

Overall, we would recommend the Days Inn Forbidden City to anyone traveling to Beijing.

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