Beijing Hotel Recommendations
Loong Palace Hotel and Resort – Large, luxurious hotel with large rooms and several restaurants. On the northern edge of
(added May 31, 2007) I've spent two nights in the Hilton and it is very nice. The staff has been great and there is live music. As a Hilton Honors Gold member I get a free breakfast. The internet has been good, especially early in the morning. The American restaurant has steak but it is expensive.
(added 5/26/2007) I have been told you can get breakfast for half price if you join the Shnagri-La frequent stay program.
Crowne Plaza Parkview Wuzhou – A very nice hotel on the north side of
InterContinental – A luxury hotel near the financial district. I have not stayed there but my friends have and enjoyed it. They also reported a fast internet connection. Breakfast buffet was wonderful but over 300 RMB.
Chinese Food for Westerners in
Southern Beauty – An elegant
Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant (Wangfujing Branch) - Very nice, mult-story restaurant with good service. We were able to get in on a weeknight without a reservation. There are several branches under the same chain.
Western Food for When You’re Really Tired of Chinese Food in Beijing
Peter’s Tex Mex – More than just Tex Mex. Also has steaks, burgers, apple pie, and milkshakes.
Hard Rock Café – I had a very good slab of pork ribs. A Chinese band was playing American top-40 hits from the 70’s and 80’s.
Beijing International Christian Fellowship – 3000 members, 70 nationalities, and 10 languages with English being the biggest service. Must have a foreign passport to enter. The congregation meets in the auditorium at the 21st Century Hotel. The Sunday service features a different speaker each week and contemporary Christian music. See also Beijing International Christian Fellowship.
Beijing Haidian Christian Church – Recently started an English language service at on Sundays