We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Refuge”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
Ranked #33 of 6,531 Hotels in Beijing
Reviewed 4 October 2008

Just returned from a three night stay in Beijing and while my impression of Beijing was not favourable, my stay at the Marriott Beijing City Wall was a very good experience.

The room was very nice and the staff was excellent. I had communications with all levels of staff and except for the maid, had no problems with English and it was always very polite, helpful and courteous. One early morning, I asked for a cab to take my wife and me to church (St. Joseph's Catholic Church), the bellhop hailed a cab and between him and the doorman, they made sure the cabbie knew where to take us. Another occasion of note: when we were leaving for the airport and our luggage was being loaded into the cab, the bellhop handed me a piece of paper with the taxi's plate number and a number to call in case we have problems, and told me to expect the price to be around 100RMB. On our evening returns to the hotel, the staff was always pleasant and greeted us with a smile.

The location, while not very central was also far from the maddening crowd, just as far as the driveway! On the other side of the property is the remnants of the "city wall" and a park, and two subway stops are within walking distance.
Starbucks is a 8 minute walk away and there is a Blenz in the Henderson Shopping Plaza (opens later in the morning), if you need your coffee fix.
Beijing is not a pedestrian friendly city and subways can be crowded while taxis can get swallowed by the chaotic traffic, but both modes are very cheap.
The hotel is a five star property but there is stiff competition out there, especially with the Olympics over. So check the rates.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank SamVancouver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (1,851)
There are newer reviews for Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,069 - 1,075 of 1,851 reviews

Reviewed 27 September 2008

Since the Summer Olympics, I decided to visit Beijing and see for myself what it's really like. It was my first visit there so I didn't know what to expect. I chose this property because one of my friends is employed with the Marriott chain and could offer me her Family & Friends discount for rooms. Unlike the other reviews posted, I can honestly say I was not disappointed at this property.
Although, I did encounter some problems in the rooms and had to move three times, I was satisfied with the results because the management staff upgraded me to a suite due to the inconvenience.
The breakfast buffet in the City Wall Bistro is somewhat on the pricey side (approximately $30.00 US) but there's enough to please anyone's palate. As they say, when you're in a foreign country, you need to be open-minded and experience the culture, as well as, the food. Don't be afraid to try Chinese dishes, as long as it doesn't crawl off your plate, then you should be fine. The Provincia restaurant offers a Tapas type menu so you're able to share your dish with someone. Just be sure to order enough dishes since they aren't full-fledged meals but smaller to feed two people.
As for the staff & service, I thought they lived up to the Marriott name & beyond my expectations. If you're going to rate them based only on their language skills (as noted on the previous reviews), then you should be prepared and learn to speak their language beforehand. I'm sure that if you travel to different countries, you should expect English to be the second language and with some difficulties understanding.
However, I had no language problem with neither the Concierge, Bell Desk nor Front Desk. As of a matter of fact, they clearly understood any questions I asked and carefully pointed out tourist sites on the map. You just need to speak to them slowly & carefully so that they understand you completely. I should also note that I thought it was impressive to see the hotel GM greeting & assisting guests in the lobby area. It is uncommon since they're normally at their desk or in meetings. I must've run in to him almost daily. If he treats his staff with respect & kindness, it was surely a reflection of their guest service .

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Kuahelani
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2008

This new hotel was beautifully decorated and in a convenient location, with easy access to central Beijing. The restaurants were good, but very few people were staying at the hotel meaning the restaurants and bars lacked atmosphere. The Executive lounge was spacious and the selection of food and drink very impressive considering the number of people using the lounge. All in all, a very nice experience. The only downside was the staff who are clearly still learning their jobs. Concierge service consisted of giving out maps and they were unable to provide any greater assistance in terms of advice or recommendations. And, checking out revealed miss-billings from restaurants which were not easily removed by the front-desk staff.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank Brit-abroad-in-Asia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 September 2008

Newest Marriott property to open in Beijing, and it is big (over 1,300 rooms). Although with separate towers and separate elevators it didn't seem that large. They are still working out some of the kinks and not everything is open yet (for example, shops still under development, one bar not open). Apparently they just did a soft opening a few days before the Beijing Olympics started. I stayed here the 3rd week in September.
Good sized room and everything is clean and new. Combination bathtub and separate shower side by side with marble surround. Executive Lounge on 16th floor of one of the towers (there are two towers that have an executive club) is huge and stocked with drinks and goodies to eat and four PC workstations hooked up to internet with b&w printers and HP scanners. This is clearly the largest executive lounge of any Marriott I have stayed in. I think it is about the size of my house in California!
Cushy Marriott beds and flat panel TV's with CNN, Bloomberg, HBO, MSNBC and all the China TV stations. Individually controlled digital thermostat made for good a/c for hot summer months.
Hotel boasts 5 different restaurants. Excellent buffet breakfast in Bistro with eggs made any style, fruit, fresh juice, pastries galore, salads, salmon, meats, and Asian dishes. Lunch and dinner ala carte menus in the Bistro are somewhat limited as to choices ( think they may eventually have buffet at lunch but did not during my stay). Chicken sandwich with avocado and peppers and cheese for lunch was very good.
Java+ Cafe has pastries for breakfast and lots of hot and cold sandwichs and fruit drinks, milkshakes and coffee drinks for lunch. Open and bright with cafe tables and chairs.
Provincia is supposed to be an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant but only had one pasta dish on the menu. Again, friendly wait staff but poor English skills, poor knowledge of dishes and disorganized service. The menu can best be described as a bunch of tapas type dishes with no real standouts and nothing I could really sink my teeth in to.
Two Asian restaurants which I didn't have a chance to try are in the hotel - one Chinese and other Thai/Japanese/Indian food choices.
Modern and trendy, open lobby bar and more intimate Ruby Bar (I peeked in but the Ruby Bar is not scheduled to open until late October).
Staff's English skills are not the best as compared to other 4 and 5 star hotels in Beijing but you can make do. Lady at the Concierge desk was not very knowledgable (could not locate the Temple of Heaven on map); the bellmen seemed to be more knowlegable.
Location - sort of halfway between Silk Market and Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square; ~30 minutes walk in opposite directions from hotel to each of those sights. Very close to subway line 1(Jianguomen station) which is a block and a half from this hotel. Nearby park with parts of old city walls still standing is nice with open space, grass area, flowers, with lots of benches. Other various high rise shopping malls are within walking, subway or taxi distance. If going to any sights along Jianguomen Road (Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Silk Market, Wanfujian Shopping street, China World, etc.) I would recommend the subway (less expensive, quicker, no connections/transfers and when it rains, taxis are hard to find and want to charge you off the meter). Unless of course you have a lot to carry up and down the stairs of the subway stations.
Since hotel is so new taxis may have trouble finding it. My taxi only read the "Marriott" part of the Chinese hotel card and took me to the JW Marriott instead. Bellman at JW talked to the taxi driver and explained to him how to take me to the right Marriott.
Right now they have promotional rates so very good value; not sure what the regular rates will finally be. This could be a really fine 5 star property if the staff service, knowledge and communication skills improve and restaurant menus expand.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank th_onthego
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor China Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
Thank A TripAdvisor China Member
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
A TripAdvisor China Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Review collected in partnership with 单个酒店
Thank A TripAdvisor China Member
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
mhrsbjscwfom, Manager at Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
Thank PEGGYYYLAM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mhrsbjscwfom, Manager at Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Beijing hotels
Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
#31 of 6,531 in Beijing
2,926 reviews
Chongwenmen
New World Beijing Hotel
New World Beijing Hotel
#15 of 6,531 in Beijing
1,470 reviews
Guomao
JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
#12 of 6,531 in Beijing
1,643 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Guomao
Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Beijing Hotel NUO
Beijing Hotel NUO
#25 of 6,531 in Beijing
1,710 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall

Address: No.7 Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
Region: China > Beijing > Beijing Railway Station / Jianguomen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Beijing
#32 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#40 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#41 Business Hotel in Beijing
#59 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: £90 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall 4*
Number of rooms: 357
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This stunning landmark Beijing hotel is adjacent to the remaining ancient Ming Dynasty City Wall, a five-minute drive to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Silk Market, and a 5-minute walk to Jianguomen Subway Station. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall is home to 357 elegantly decorated rooms and suites featuring Marriott's trademark "Revive" bedding and connectivity to plug and play iPods and other personal devices. The meeting space comprises of 2,300 square meters, including a pillar-less ballroom that is interchangeable to suit your needs. Wireless high-speed Internet is accessible in all public areas and meeting rooms. Aside from the preferable accommodation and meeting facilities, we offer a distinctive selection of restaurants and bars. Our various facilities and services include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a half-Olympic-size indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, Gold Key Concierge service and a stay to remember. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Agoda, Booking.com, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Cancelon so you can book your Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Marriott Beijing

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing