Beijing has hotels to suit every size of wallet. Small guest houses are affordable and welcoming. Large deluxe hotels revive the grandeur of imperial days. And with the Olympics fast approaching more hotels are popping up every day to suit every kind of traveler.
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At end of 2007, Beijing had over 700 star-rated hotels. Many tourist favorites are in Wangfujin, near the Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square. A growing number of courtyard hotels can be found in Beijing's remaining hutongs. Higher-end establishments are located in the Central Business District near Guomao subway station, around 'Financial Street' in the west, or along the Airport Expressway.
The budget accommodation sector is in the midst of a boom and has improved dramatically with the arrival of chains such as Jinjiang Inn, Home Inns, 7 Days Inn, Super 8 Motels and Motel 268. All these offer simple, clean accommodation for prices averaging 250 yuan per night.