Originally built as an industrial complex in the 1950s, the hotel became a cultural hub for the arts in 1995. It now referred to as the Dashanzi Art District (or DAD). This art zone is comprised of an area of 0.6 square kilometers, bordered by Jiuxiangiao Road to the west and Beijing-Baotou railway to its east.
The Jiangtai Road lies directly to the hotel’s south and Jiuxianqiao Road North to its north. Now a primary point of interest for Chinese culture and art, The Bejing 798 Art Zone is a world renowned location for creative industries including fashion and architecture.
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How can you not love it. The well appointed refurbished rooms with plenty of space and attention to bathroom detail. The mattress 10/10 and the high quality cotton sheets will make you realize the difference. The front desk extra helpful, Coco, Helen. The dinner in the restaurant serving European food with a fabulous service. Waiter Ivan was tremendously nice. I received a free Chines brandy, free desert and 10 percent down. All of this in the artsy 798 industrial zone. Don't think twice, book now.
"Great experience in Gracie!"
Love Gracie's style! Modern and classic, European and Chinese are perfectly matched! In the hotel, you will notice that Gracie is not only a hotel but a really beautiful gallery. Absolutely an amazing art hotel.
"A different experience of Beijing"
If you have done the traditional sites and are looking for something different, this is it! Situated right within the 798 ART district, you could literally stay here for 3 nights and still not cover the entire area. We explored the galleries and cafes/restaurants on foot for 3 days and still felt like we had a huge bit we didn't cover. The hotel itself is lovely. Interesting 'Pollock-inspired' art adorn the walls along with some Wong Kar Wai stills of his movies. The rooms are nicely appointed and the breakfast was sufficient but not extensive. My hairdryer tripped the power one morning but they were in to fix it within 5 minutes! Not so convenient if you want shopping or lots of eating, as the traffic can get a little crazy going into town but think of this place as a good starting base for exploring the 798 Art district.
"Wonderful Beijing Art Hotel"
On the edge of the arty 798 District, Grace Beijing is a cool, beautifully apponted boutique hotel with ultra-comfortable rooms, great service and a brilliant location. From the moment I arrived the staff were keen to help, advise on local galleries and places to eat and assist with travel plans. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spotless, subtly furnished and decorated and well equipped. A huge roll top bath provided a great place for a soak after the hustle and bustle of Beijing. The restaurant is Italian/med cuisine so I gave it a miss, prefering to eat local food, and the area is well stocked with great bars and cafes. However, breakfast in said restaurant was superb, offering Chinese and European options. I was on business and only stayed one night. Would have gladly stayed a week.
"Love this hotel"
This review is quite late but better late than never. We stayed for 5 nights at this hotel. We absolutely loved the stylish design and the location within the 798 Art District. The location may polarise some because it's not close to things like Tiananmen square, forbidden city etc but we found that the local bus service to the train system got us everywhere we needed to go and was a lot of fun... To be honest, I found 798 to be as interesting or more than the main attractions anyway, having seem them all in the 90s. I loved wandering around in the local area looking at the old industrial buildings and taking photos. The hotel room was very nice. The hotel lobby and grounds are stylish also. The restaurant is great and breakfast was beautiful. No buffet here just order from menu and the chef takes pride and care in preparing it for you. Fresh fruit and bread/pastries were provided to accompany either Western or eastern dishes. I don't know where one would stay to be central to everything in this great city, so for me 798 was as good a place as any to call home. A side note and something we learned from reception, I recommend using a private car service and visiting great wall at Jinshanling, we did and we were the only two people on the wall for over an hour of our almost 3hr walk, making for great photos. Pack water :)
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM