The Doubletree by Hilton Beijing hotel was good enough for its room rates – given that it wasn’t expensive, it is understandable that some features would be missing. It lacks, for example, a proper desk in the room, which could be a problem for business travellers. There is also no bathtub in the bathroom. Internet is free if you join membership, but fast internet is paid.
The room itself felt clean, except for the leather(ish) sofa / chairs which always had a hint of stickiness to them. The bed was comfortable and there isn’t much to complain about the room.
For convenience, there is a 7-eleven at the far side of the office complex where the hotel is located, and rather local supermarket at the basement of the mall in that complex. Should the necessity arise, there is also a 24-hours McDonalds across the street from the hotel entrance. That would not be necessary during normal hours though, as my dinner at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant was rather nice, with decent food and good service from the waitstaff.
Staying here was a good balance of price and quality. You won’t get the best 5-star service, but you won’t pay a 5-star price either.