5 Boutique Hotels To Rest & Relax In Beijing

With a little throwback vibe and contemporary amenities.

Choosing a hotel in Beijing may come with enormous choices, since the city is large and jam-packed with tourists all-year-round. We’ve selected five options below that specifically cater to travelers looking for unique staycation experiences. A little throwback, contemporary amenities, design-oriented, and great bargains…this is one comprehensive yet meticulously curated look.

The Opposite House 瑜舍

Made for the luxurious jetsetters

China, Beijing Shi, Chaoyang Qu, Sanlitun Rd, No. 11  (map, website)
The Opposite House Beijing
Facebook/The Opposite House Beijing

Considerably one of the most stylish boutique hotels in Beijing, the Opposite House boasts 99 rooms encompassing airy, breezy, meditative-state like vibe. Constructed by Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect focused on the fusion of design and sophistication. Just check out the wooden baths and the stainless steel pool. Make sure to grab a drink at Punk, the hotel’s chic club, and indulge in Bei, also The Opposite House’s very own renowned restaurant. If you want to head out for a night of fun, you also don’t have to go too far.

DuGe Boutique Hotel 杜革私人酒店

For throwback seekers

China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Qianyuan Ensihutong No. 26  (map, website)

DuGe Boutique Hotel is the first of its kind in the city. Located not far from Forbidden City, DuGe Courtyard Boutique Hotel was the first designer boutique hotel in China. Maintaining its chic retreat upscale standard, folks that stay here want to know the original and enjoy the feel of throwback, especially walking through red and black round doors typically seen in Chinese gardens.

DuGe Boutique Hotel 
DuGe Boutique Hotel 

Beijing Red Wall Garden Hotel 北京紅牆花園酒店

For deal grabbers

 41 Shijia Hutong, DongDan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100010 (map, website)
Beijing Red Wall Garden Hotel
Beijing Red Wall Garden Hotel

If you’re a traveler who likes a good deal, then Beijing Red Wall Garden Hotel offers web exclusives that include free airport pickup and free breakfast. It makes the entire package more than a sweet bargain. Located in Dongcheng District, it’s close to Wanfujing Street. If you want the complete Chinese experience of staying at a traditional, oriental-style room, this hotel is great with a zen-like courtyard.

Gracie Art Hotel 北京格瑞斯酒店

For art fanatics

2 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100015 (map, website)
Gracie Art Hotel
Gracie Art Hotel

Situated in the heart of 798 Art Zone, Gracie Hotel is MADE for art fanatics who would prefer to spend time in Beijing with hipsters, artists and creatives. The 30-room hotel reflects upon its district with an in-house gallery. The rooms exude high ceilings, spacious suites, or smaller, square single rooms. If you want to stay in the Brooklyn of Beijing and still feel like a cool jetsetter, then this is your spot.

Hotel Kapok 木棉花酒店

Best location & bargain

16 Donghuamen St, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006 (map, website)
Hotel Kapok
Hotel Kapok

Located literally 200 meters from Forbidden City, Hotel Kapok is the best bargain on this list for its convenient location. The space is quite cozy and contemporary, though many might think this isn’t up to par compared to other 5-star luxury hotels. But for less than USD $100/night, we think this option is ideal for those who want to save up but still get just enough out of a boutique hotel. Besides, you’re also only steps away from the Wanfujing night market.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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