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9.1
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9.2
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Lama Temple1.6 km
  • Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)2.06 km
  • Beihai Park2.09 km
  • Forbidden City3.16 km
  • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)3.93 km
  • Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace)4.05 km
  • Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)6.71 km
  • Summer Palace12.31 km
  • Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)38.61 km
  • Great Wall at Mutianyu56.26 km
  • 4-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi

    The Orchid Hotel

    No. 65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou East Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009 - See map
    "Cozy, welcoming feel like a hostel but with privacy and beautiful rooms."
    Amy - February 19, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.6 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.7 room quality and comfort
    • 680 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Beijing

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Value for money8.4
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    Distance to airport22.0 km

    Rooms available at The Orchid Hotel

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    The Yang Room
    The Yang Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    The Orchid Hidden Annex
    The Orchid Hidden Annex
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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    The Orchid Lodge Loft
    The Orchid Lodge Loft
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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    KING BED ROOM
    KING BED ROOM
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    The Orchid Hidden Annex Studio
    The Orchid Hidden Annex Studio
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    The Orchid Lodge Residence - with theater
    The Orchid Lodge Residence - with theater
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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    The Orchid Hidden Annex - with terrace
    The Orchid Hidden Annex - with terrace
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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    The Orchid Lodge Residence
    The Orchid Lodge Residence
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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    Garden Room
    Garden Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    King Room
    King Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Orchid Hotel?

    Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to The Orchid Hotel?

    The Orchid Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of CNY 300. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Orchid Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Beijing with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at The Orchid Hotel?

    The Orchid Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about The Orchid Hotel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Orchid is a really comfy and beautiful hotel with awesome breakfast and staff :) Will be back again!"

      Tzuhan

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      August 24, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The room is the perfect size for one."

      Bridget

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      May 18, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "For a fabulous and enjoyable stay"

      Mary-Anne

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      May 28, 2018

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    9.2/10
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    9.6/10
    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
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    9.0/10
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    Overall rating:
    9.1
    Exceptional
    690 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.8
    Facilities
    8.5
    Location
    9.2
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    What travelers say they love:
    The staff were very helpful and friendly.
    Bridget from Singapore
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    More about The Orchid Hotel

    Well-placed in the sightseeing, culture, restaurants area of Beijing city, The Orchid Hotel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Set from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Orchid Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas are just a few of the facilities that set The Orchid Hotel apart from other hotels in the city.

    10 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, heating can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at The Orchid Hotel.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    8 mentions
    Food & Dining
    4 mentions
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    1 mention
    Housekeeping
    1 mention

    What they offer

    6.8
    Good
    Breakfast

    "The hutong experience was nice and the decor and breakfast w..."

    Yang

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    August 26, 2017

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian
    Italian
    Full English/Irish

    Restaurants on site

    Toast
    Cuisine:Mediteranean, Middle Eastern
    Menu:Buffet

    Nearby restaurants

    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Nongbuling Yunnan Club
    60 m Chinese, Yunnan
    Dali Renjia (Baochao Hutong)
    70 m Chinese, Yunnan
    GaoMei Hong Kong Style Tea Restaurant
    260 m Chinese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Palms l.a. Kitchen and Bar
    460 m American, Asian, Bar
    Daqian Hongfu
    2.6 km American, Chinese
    Angus Grill (Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing)
    2.9 km American, Gluten Free, Steakhouse
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Mr. Shi's Dumplings
    20 m Asian, Chinese
    Pho at Beijing
    270 m Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese
    Shaanxi Style Noodles
    500 m Asian, Chinese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of The Orchid Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    9.1
    Exceptional
    From 690 reviews
    9.7Service
    9.5Location
    9.0Cleanliness
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.5
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.6
    Value for money8.4
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Isabella from Austria
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    Like a cosy home in the middle of a really big city”

    The Orchid is in the historical Hutong area of Beijing near Drumtower. The Orchid is also a historical building in a very narrow lane with two courtyards and only a few rooms located around them. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and decorated with love. On the roof top floor there is a restaurant where they serve excellent breakfast. If guests go on a very early morning tour, the friendly Orchid staff provide delicious banana bread and a coffee for take-away. The staff are young, international, always in a good mood, friendly, extraordinarily helpful and their English is excellent. The give you a map and even a smart phone, just in case you get lost, you can phone them at any time. After a long day of sightseeing you feel like coming home to the living-room-like reception. They give you a cup of delicious Chinese tea and show a real interest in what you have done and they give you useful information for your next day. Thanks for everything. I'll come back.

    Reviewed May 01, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Janet from United States
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

    Experience Beijing as if you lived there”

    Highly recommend this unique opportunity to stay in an actual, antique hutong in Beijing, smack in the midst of day to day life of Beijing families. The Orchid provides a window into a world that is quickly disappearing as Beijing (and the rest of China) modernizes into shopping malls and high rises. This intimate boutique hotel is a refreshing alternative; cozy, hand-carved and bohemian. Lovely, accommodating staff goes out of their way to meet your needs. Food is amazing! Gracious courtyard and lobby. Rooms are fine, basic needs are met and beds are tremendously comfortable. If you're looking for 5 star luxury, look elsewhere. But you can get that kind of experience anywhere in the world. Why travel all the way to Beijing to stay in a hotel chain you can find in any major city in the world? The Orchid offers a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.

    Reviewed November 07, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mary-Anne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 6 nights in May 2018

    Lovely helpful staff at this hutong hotel”

    Julie, Lou and all the staff were lovely and fun and helped us so much with phones, taxis, recommendations, and even had two of the hotel bicycles repaired so we could use them! Would also really recommend the lovely taxi Lou booked for us for the great wall - a lovely spacious taxi and better value than many of the tours at 700 rmb return excluding entrance fees. We went to Mutianyu which was great. The Orchid is in a great location, easy to walk / cycle to everywhere really. I also recommend the bike beijing cycling tour, 3 hours and a great intro to Beijing. Beware google is banned in China - fortunately the Orchid give you a local phone for your stay. I feel the Orchid is expensive, but then again it is great! Thankyou julie lou and night shift girl - sorry my memory fails me! - for a fabulous and enjoyable stay

    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Canada
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Exceptional”

    I highly recommend The Orchid. My boyfriend and I live in Beijing and were looking for a staycation within the city. We'd heard The Orchid recommended several times, and decided to stay there. Our room was clean, charming, and comfortable. The grounds of the hotel, a courtyard, were absolutely beautiful. The breakfast was incredible! As I am a vegan, they made a wonderful breakfast for me that was not on the menu, and it was delicious. I will recommend The Orchid to any visitors I have in Beijing in the future!

    Reviewed December 30, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Zubia from United States
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Can we keep this wonderful place a secret?”

    My husband and I stayed at The Orchid for 3 nights and we absolutely loved this hotel. It is in the hutongs, which are the best areas to explore on a bike in Beijing. It is historical appearing on the outside (in a narrow alleyway) and modern on the inside. Everything is cozy, beautiful, and clean. The best thing to say about this place is the staff. My husband had misplaced his phone and the hotel staff lent him a Chinese phone for the duration of our stay. We called the staff several times during our roamings in Beijing in the first two days to help with directions, talking to cab drivers, booking sleeper trains, planning a trip to Great Wall etc. and they helped us with all of it. Our breakfast was included and the food there along with the staff were, again, wonderful. The rooftop is a place to see even in the winter. That's all I can say, I just loved this place and it's made wonderful by its staff and its location...and it's breakfast.

    Reviewed November 28, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hooi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    The Orchid Lodge Studio Loft
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2017

    The soul of old Beijing”

    Situated in the heart of a old Beijing Hutong, The Orchid would be an excellent choice to stay and experience the soul of old Beijing. Excellent choices of food and shops within walking distance and places of interest is just a couple of subway station away. Highly recommended to those who want to experience the old Beijing and The Orchid staff are very helpful and accomodating.

    Reviewed December 19, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hanny from Indonesia
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Wonderful boutique hotel, warm hospitality in great Hutong location”

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in this gorgeous and leafy courtyard boutique hotel. The staff here is incredibly helpful and makes us feel very welcomed. The rooftop area is a lovely spot to hang out, especially after a long day of exploring Beijing. Breakfast food is one of the best hotel food we have ever tasted, a perfect mix between Beijing and western style. There is a great little dumpling restaurant just across the hotel which satisfy our craving for yummy noodles and juicy dumplings. We so wish we can stay for the whole week here! If we ever come back to Beijing, this would be the only hotel we would go back to, we are very fond of this hotel! Thank you for looking after us :)

    Reviewed July 16, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Terence from China
    Solo traveler
    The Orchid Bell Tower Studio - with terrace
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Fantastic Staff, Fantastic Location, Great for touring Beijing”

    As a Chinese speaker, I didn't need most of the services provided - but the loaner cell phone with WeChat service, and all of the maps and local knowledge, combined with fantastic location right next to the Bell and Drum Towers make the Orchid an amazing place to stay to be a tourist in Beijing.

    Reviewed March 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alesia from United States
    Solo traveler
    King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Simply phenomenal”

    Beautiful beautiful hotel in a fantastic location. The ONLY hotel I'll be staying at in Beijing. Rooms were cute, bathrooms felt super natural (and somehow Caribbean exotic with exposed rock). There's a terrace upstairs overlooking alleyways with lights. Beautiful at day or night. Tons of trees and private gardens. Amazing service from staff - some of the friendliest and most helpful people I've met. If you're looking for a cozy place close to old city Beijing nightlife...Stay here - you won't regret!!!!

    Reviewed April 18, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alison from United States
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Great staff!!!”

    We loved the staff at the Orchid Hotel. We were only in Beijing overnight and they were so accommodating in helping us get to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall in such a short time. Loved the quaint city life of the surrounding neighborhood as well. The only negative is that the window screen to our bathroom was open so we had flying insects in the room at night.

    Reviewed June 30, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jamie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Exceptional on every level”

    location, staff, food.

    One of the most customer focused hotel i've ever stayed in. location brilliant amongst the Hutongs, staff so helpful and even went to train station before we arrived to collect some train tickets, given a phone on arrival so that we could navigate the city more easily and call the hotel when we wanted to return (passing phone to taxi driver!). Excellent map given also with all local bars and restaurants. Breakfast 5* drinks in evening with sunset over hutongs 5* Would not recommend staying anywhere else in Beijing - this is the winner!

    Reviewed October 01, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bridget from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    cute boutique hotel ”

    I liked The Orchid. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room is the perfect size for one. I think it might be a little crowded with two or more people sharing a room though. It is about 30-45 minutes walk from the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square, but there is a bus nearby that you can take if you don't want to walk. It is very near the Bell Tower and Clock Tower. The nearest train stations are about 10-15 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed May 18, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Phoi from United States
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Cute hotel, best breakfast, hip location ”

    Best hotel breakfast. The hotel is in a hutong neighborhood that is fun, young, and, hip. I love being away from the touristy parts kf Beijing among the locals. There's lots of good shopping and restaurants nearby. The staff is friendly and helpful. They even lend you a free cell phone to use while in town. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Great smelling shampoos and soaps too

    Reviewed October 13, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Alex from United States
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

    Great Find!”

    This is a really cool hotel right in the middle of the Bejing Hutongs! We loved the atmosphere of being in "old Beijing" and felt really safe. Keep in mind, this is an old part of the city - although the hotel is well kept, the buildings and infrastructure have wear & tear. We didn't mind and it added to the experience, but don't book this if you are looking for a luxurious stay with easy accessibility. Would stay again! Staff is EXCELLENT!

    Reviewed August 02, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tzuhan from Taiwan
    Group
    Garden Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    Orchid is really comfy and beautiful”

    Orchid is a really comfy and beautiful hotel with awesome breakfast and staff :) Will be back again!

    Reviewed August 24, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Taylor from Canada
    Business traveler
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Special spot and location”

    A favourite destination whenever traveling through Beijing. The hotel should keep up its upkeep tho, as a things have worn down some over the last few years, and risks becoming like other lower class courtyard locations in the city

    Reviewed April 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Filippo from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    One of the best hotels”

    We loved everything about this hotel, from the relaxed athmosphere to the design typical of an old Chinese Hutong, from the staff to the outstanding food. Would definitely recommend, for enhancing your stay in Beijing!

    Reviewed May 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Karen from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

    The accommodations are beautiful but most importantly the staff is exceptional! ”

    The staff wanted to be helpful no matter what we were doing. They volunteered to call taxis, call drivers to take us to the Great Wall, get ginger tea and sprite for my boyfriend who had a stomach virus and constantly follow up to see how he was doing. They are incredibly friendly and so helpful. If I return to Beijing their is no question where I will stay!

    Reviewed February 06, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Thomas from Australia
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Classic updated hutong style”

    Really nice place to stay in the middle of Beijing, in the old area. Super helpful staff, view from the balcony and good breakfast. Great character in the hotel design etc.

    Reviewed October 30, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nkemakolam from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Best breakfast I’ve ever had in a hotel - get a full on a la cartel selection :) ”

    Best breakfast I’ve ever had in a hotel - get a full on a la cartel selection :) Staff also speak perfect English and very helpful - has a bit of a backpacker hostel vibe but for those that now want luxury :) Great location too. The cheaper rooms share a downstairs courtyard so don’t have too much privacy unless you keep blinds always closed, which isn’t great but I think you should expect that in any hotel in this area, which low built and built around alleyways. If that’s a problem you can stay in the more expensive rooms, which have a secluded outside area (I changed to this - due to my earlier room being fully booked for the last day of my trip), and I think some rooms upstairs looked more private (but I’d didn’t check).

    Reviewed June 18, 2018
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