The hotel was situated in the Gulou area of the city, which is perfect for small shops and cool hangouts. It's a little difficult to find (maybe some extra signage would help travelers), but has a cool courtyard with bars and coffeeshops right outside. Theme of the hotel is "nostalgia" so you'll find old toys and vintage candies throughout.
Also, important for fellow travelers who may have these questions:
- convenience store on the corner with very cheap water, soda, snacks
- attentive staff with excellent language translation software to assist if needed
- few blocks from the Andingmen and Yonghe Temple subway stations