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Beijing Hotel Nuo Forbidden City
8.7 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

ExcellentBased on 534 reviews
8.7

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. Those staying at the property have access to squash courts, an indoor pool and a sauna.

The Peninsula Beijing
9.4 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

ExcellentBased on 503 reviews
9.4

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It also provides 24-hour room service, an indoor pool and a sauna.

The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments
8.9 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

ExcellentBased on 276 reviews
8.9

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It has a gym, as well as free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

Redwall Hotel

1.2 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Regent Beijing
8.8 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

ExcellentBased on 566 reviews
8.8

Located in the heart of Beijing, Regent Beijing is within a 10-minute walk of Wangfujing and Peking Union Medical College. It is set amongst a variety of restaurants and cafés and is moments on foot from Dengshikou Subway Station.

Hill Lily Courtyard
7.2 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

GoodBased on 86 reviews
7.2

This comfortable hotel in Beijing offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and a rooftop terrace. It also features meeting rooms, a 24-hour reception and valet parking.

Beijing Fuyoujie Hotel

1.0 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

This comfortable hotel in Beijing offers free wireless internet, as well as luggage storage and meeting rooms. It is ideally located for those wishing to visit local attractions.

Waldorf Astoria Beijing
9.2 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

ExcellentBased on 238 reviews
9.2

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It has a spa, as well as an indoor pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
8.9 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,768 reviews
8.9

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It also provides a day spa that is equipped with a sauna and a beauty centre.

Sunworld Hotel Beijing Wangfujing
7.9 Good

1.1 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

GoodBased on 760 reviews
7.9

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It also provides a spa that is equipped with a beauty centre and a sauna.

Tips for booking a Forbidden City hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Forbidden City:$59/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$19 - $119
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$19 - $42
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Legendale Hotel Beijing
9.0 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool.

2
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
9.2 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It has a spa, as well as an indoor pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

3
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
8.9 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It also provides a day spa that is equipped with a sauna and a beauty centre.

4
Beijing Hotel Nuo Forbidden City
8.7 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. Those staying at the property have access to squash courts, an indoor pool and a sauna.

5
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
8.4 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is ideally positioned in Beijing, and features an indoor pool and a rooftop terrace. It is set amongst a variety of restaurants and cafés and is minutes on foot from Dengshikou Subway Station.

6
The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments
8.9 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It has a gym, as well as free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

7
Grand Hyatt Beijing
8.5 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It also provides a sauna, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

8
Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
8.9 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It has a gym, as well as free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

Cheapest hotels near Forbidden City, Dongcheng

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Donghua Hotel - Beijing
10.0 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. It provides free wireless internet in public areas, an all-hours reception and massages.

$31
Avg. per night
Spring Time Hostel
7.5 Good

1.6 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Spring Time Hostel is located in the centre of Beijing, and has free Wi-Fi. It also offers bicycle rental, luggage storage and babysitting/child services.

$32
Avg. per night
Beijing Xihua Jade Hotel Forbidden City
6.0 Good

0.9 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. Rooms are air conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge.

$35
Avg. per night
Piao Home Inn Beijing Wang Fu Jing

0.7 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Located in Beijing's city centre, this motel provides comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$36
Avg. per night
Happy Dragon.Backpackers Hostel
7.1 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Located in Beijing, Happy Dragon Backpackers Hostel is an easy drive from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. This cosy hostel is set in the heart of the city.

$37
Avg. per night
Dongdan Silver Road
2.0 Mediocre

1.5 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and room service.

$37
Avg. per night
King Parkview Hotel
6.9 Good

1.2 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Beijing. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and complimentary wireless internet.

$39
Avg. per night
Citytel Inn
8.0 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Beijing Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Beijing. It also provides meeting rooms, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour reception.

$42
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Forbidden City

2 stars and under

$32 - $51

#1 Most popular

$51
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$37
Avg. per night

Best value

$32
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3 stars

$35 - $174

$112
Avg. per night
$35
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Best value

$39
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4 stars +

$55 - $255

#1 Most popular

Grand Hyatt Beijing
8.5 Excellent
$161
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$130
Avg. per night

Best value

$55
Avg. per night

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Where to stay near Forbidden City

About Forbidden City

Located in central Beijing, China, the Forbidden City was the Imperial Palace of 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is home to the Palace Museum, and a variety of striking worship halls, treasure galleries and gardens. Today over one million artefacts and unique works of art are housed within the Forbidden City museum.

There is much to see and do inside the gates of Forbidden City. Stop to admire the entrance at Meridian Gate, the largest gate into the city, with a height of 37 metres. The gate comprises five towers, also known as “Five Phoenix Tower” due to its intricate design and symbolism. Strict rules were once imposed on entrants to the city via these gates. The central doorway was to be used only by emperors of the ruling dynasties, and only the empress and top scholars were occasionally allowed access. Many ceremonies, festivals and auspicious events were held at the Meridian Gates. Further into the city, visitors will discover the wonderful Palace Museum. The collections showcase items from the Qing Imperial Collection and the Ming dynasty. Ancient artworks depicting landscapes and emperors line the walls, with over 50,000 of them to view, and many dating back to before the Yuan dynasty. The Palace hosts one of the most important collections of artwork in Chinese history. Other highlights of Forbidden City include the Palace of Heavenly Purity, the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Celestial and Terrestrial Union and the picturesque Imperial Gardens.

Reaching Forbidden City is easy, as entry is allowed via the Meridian south gate next to the Palace Museum. Subway trains allow visitors to disembark at Tiananmen East or West Stations then walk the short distance to the entrance gate. Alternatively, there is a further stop at Qianmen Station next to Tiananmen Square. Buses are also readily available, stopping close to the main gates of Forbidden City. For visitors who prefer to walk to the attraction, it takes 17 minutes to walk from Tiananmen Square and just over one hour from Temple of Heaven.

Construction of the Forbidden City lasted 14 years. Over a million workers were brought into work on the most ambitious city project of its time. Since completion, it has been home to 14 Ming and 10 Qing dynasty emperors. It only ceased as the political centre of China when the last emperor abdicated in 1912. Today, Forbidden City is one of the most visited landmarks in Beijing, with millions of visitors eager to discover the intriguing history hidden behind the walls.

Forbidden City travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near Forbidden City?

    Forbidden City is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Grand Hyatt Beijing, which has a current rating of 8.5. For other potential stays, consider Prime Hotel Beijing Wangfujing and Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, which can also be great places to stay near Forbidden City.