This hotel has some great attributes--the staff here are great; English proficiency is excellent for Beijing, and they were very willing and eager to help me plan visits to Beijing sights via taxi or
The room was comfortable, and actually, quite sizable for Beijing. Furnishings were well kept and everything worked. The welcome fruit for being a platinum member was a nice touch, even though 1/3 of the fruit was rotted.
The shower and bathroom were also functional and everything worked.
Westerners might be challenged to find much for breakfast, unless they are ready to indulge in congee and assorted meats (mostly fried) or corn boiled then soaked in milk. The 'grains' section had some Western friendly cereals. I'd say the breakfast wasn't so great; definitely do not expect anything carb heavy due to pastries, but also expect a lot of meat.
Overall, the location of this property is OK, the staff are excellent, rooms are very good, breakfast isn't too good, but it is central to many historic sites. [Less]