Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun
In the heart of Zhongguancun, the Crowne Plaza is just a five-minute walk to the metro and a 25-minute cab ride downtown to some of the city’s biggest attractions, including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. It’s a bit on the pricy side, but it’s worth splurging on the big, comfortable and stylish rooms. Facilities include an indoor pool, a gym and four restaurants, where you can find Chinese and Western cuisine. A sauna and KTV (karaoke television) room are on-site, too.