Jia Long Sunny Hotel
October-November 2008Jialong Sunny hotel (北京佳龙阳光酒店 - Běijīng jiā lóng yángguāng jiǔdiàn) has several advantages.
It is situated close to the Chaoyangmen subway station. It is at the next subway stop but one (or 10 yuans ($1.5 USD) by taxi) to the south from the Dongzhimen station, from where you can get to the airport by a railway express train and where the bus terminal to go in the direction of Chinese Wall is located. The bus 916 can take you to Huairou ( 怀柔 - Huáiróu), from where it is only 20 km to the section Mutianyu of the Great Wall of China. Over there, in Dongzhimen, there is a street of restaurants.
From the hotel you can directly get to the northern entrance to the Forbidden city or entrance to Jingshan Park by public transport or walk 3 km (or for 10 yuans by taxi).
For those, who came to Beijing for shopping, it is even convenient — it will take you 10 minutes to walk up to the Ya Bao Lu street (or 10 yuans by taxi:)
Single room with windows facing the yard cost me 268 yuans ($40 USD). The hotel food is very hot and there are no forks. The room itself was very tiny, but it did not matter to me at all. But the room had a free internet, that, on the contrary, mattered a lot to me.