A7, Gongrenti Lu
COST: ¥500-1,500 per night
METRO: Dengshikou (Line 5)
This retro, 1960s-inspired hotel in Sanlitun has 110 luxury rooms, which are referred to as good (standard), great (deluxe), and greatest (suite). Designed by Mark Lintott, the hotel’s striking facade glows with illuminated neon window panels. Inside, a wellness center, Scarlett wine bar and tapas restaurant, and a Japanese eatery called Morio add to the metropolitan feel.
Guest rooms come with high-speed wireless Internet, plasma televisions, and MP3 docking stations. Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Hotel G is the ideal place to stay for travelers who can’t face another soulless chain.
It’s modern, vibrant, unique, and brilliantly located for Beijing’s nightlife and culture.