This is a typical Holiday Inn Express with small but comfortable rooms, good beds, well designed bathrooms, good wifi etc.
This hotel is a bit hard to find, since it is located 15 minutes by foot
from the subway and not on a main street. It is in Dongzhimen, an interesting midscale residential neighborhood just outside of the downtown area and adjacent to Sanlitun (the diplomatic quarter). The streets are full of people and interesting stores---not high-end boutiques but stores and restaurants that cater to the needs of middle income residents.
The free breakfast was a bit disappointing, especially the lack of fresh fruit. The evening menu in the restaurant was very limited but the food was tasty. [Less]