The Park Plaza
At a Glance
The Park Plaza boasts a great location, just a short walk from The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven
The rooms are arguably a little bland but they are clean, comfortable and contemporary
There are numerous restaurants and bars, ideal if you don't want to leave the hotel in the evenings
We found it warm and welcoming for a business hotel
To start planning your vacation to The Park Plaza
The Park Plaza Beijing sits conveniently in Wangfujing, Beijing's central district and cultural center. It's brilliantly located for visiting The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven.
The property is unmistakably a high rise city hotel, with 216 rooms, several restaurants, a spa and a gym. However, the interior design has been carefully considered and unlike many city hotels, the Park Plaza has character and atmosphere that makes it warm and welcoming.
Rooms are spacious and comfortable with crisp white sheets, modern bathrooms and all the amenities expected from an international hotel. Some even have floor to ceiling windows, with views out over the city.
There are numerous dining and drinking options, ideal if you don't fancy heading out after a day touring this incredible city. Choose from Bloo that celebrations Asian cuisine, or Oodle, a Japanese and Northern Chinese restaurant. There's also 24hr room service.
We feel that the Park Plaza offers comfort, value for money and a fantastic location.
There are 216 rooms in total; choose from either a Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Park Plaza Club Room, Deluxe Suite or an Executive Suite.
Location & Directions
The Park Plaza HoteL Beijing sits centrally in Wangfujuing, not far from the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.
When to go
Beijing enjoys four distinctive seasons owning to its humid continental climate, ranging from very warm during the summer: 28ºC to 38ºC, to chilly and dry during the winter: -10ºC to 10ºC. Fall (September to early November) is the optimal season to visit Beijing as the weather is gorgeous and fewer tourists are in town. In winter, it’s glacial outside (dipping as low as -20°C) and the northern winds cut through the city. Arid spring is OK, apart from the awesome sand clouds that sweep in from Inner Mongolia and the static electricity that discharges everywhere. Spring also sees the snow like liuxù(willow catkins) wafting through the air and collecting in drifts. From May onwards the mercury can surge well over 30°C. Beijing simmers under a scorching sun in summer (reaching over 40°C), which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season. Maybe surprisingly, this is also considered the peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall nearly collapses under the weight of marching tourists. Air pollution can be intolerable in both summer and winter.