$ Less than ¥100 per night
$$ ¥100-500 per night
$$$ ¥500-1,500 per night
$$$$ More than ¥1,500 per night
Best Design : Top architects from Studio Pei Zhu designed the contemporary Hotel Kapok ($$$), a modern take on the traditional courtyard hotel setup.
Most Central Location : Just east of the Forbidden City, 5-star hotel The Emperor ($$$$) offers affordable luxury in the heart of the historic capital.
Most Hip Hostel : Downtown Backpackers ($) sits right on trendy Nanluoguxiang, close to some great bars, cafés, shops, and historical hot spots.
Best Hutong Atmosphere: Lusongyuan ($$) offers a quaint courtyard atmosphere close to the sights and sounds of bohemian Gulou Avenue.
Best Place for a Party : Sleep in the heart of Sanlitun’s nightlife scene at the convivial Friendship Youth Hostel ($), where you’re sure to make a few friends.
Best Decor : Hotel G ($$$) in Sanlitun is beautiful both inside and out, with its glowing facade and retro interior design.
Best Place for a Business Trip : Shangri-La’s recently renovated Kerry Centre Hotel ($$$) in the CBD is a great choice for those who are in Beijing on business.
Best Boutique Luxury : The Opposite House ($$$) in Sanlitun Village mixes modern Japanese design, amazing facilities, and top-quality, on-site restaurants and bars that are destinations in their own right.
Most Luxurious : The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street ($$$$) has all the top-class facilities you’d expect from a 5-star hotel, as well as some great international dining options.
Best Resort : Relax away from the bustle of the city at Aman at the Summer Palace ($$$$).