Beijing is a crazy, hectic city. It is unlike any major center I have ever visited. From the heat to the traffic to the smog and public spitting, Beijing can be a bit much. On the flip side, Beijing is rich with culture, history, and great cuisine. To balance these two worlds I stayed at the Beijing Penta Hotel. It proved to be the perfect spot to explore Beijing’s highlight from as well as escape its chaos.
What drew me to the Penta Hotel as a unique accommodation option was it’s laid-back look and amenities. Self-described as “PentaFun” this includes a hip lounge space with a pool table, free bike rentals, and a popcorn machine in your room. There’s also a homemade noodle shop and included breakfast buffet to keep your energy up for fighting the crowds.
In a city of 11.5 million people, the last thing I was expecting was a spacious room but there it was. The Penta Hotel offers more than enough room to stretch out which was a welcome change from my cramped quarters in Japan and South Korea.
On top of being fun and roomy, the Beijing Penta Hotel is in a great location. Wangfujing, where I took a street food walking tour with Hilas Gourmet was only a 15-minute walk away. With a subway stop around the corner getting to Beijing’s top attractions like Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City as well as the international airport was cheap and easy from the Beijing Penta Hotel.
For its great location, laid back style, and comfortable rooms I was more than happy with my Beijing Penta Hotel stay. After a day fighting the crowds at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, relaxing with homemade popcorn in my Beijing Penta Hotel room was a slice of heaven in a smog filled city.
Beijing Penta Hotel Good to Know
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Includes: Bed, breakfast, pentafun!
Don’t Miss: Homemade noodle bar!
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Although I was provided a complimentary stay at the Beijing Penta Hotel,
the experience, opinions, and total relaxation was my own.