Lily was so sweet and very helpful with providing directions and bus/subway routes. The room was cozy and cooled down nicely with the in-room AC. The cherry blossom wall paper was very pretty! We were able to easily walk to various locations and mass transit, from this location. I would recommend staying here.
Lily and her parents have went beyond all expectations. It has been a fantastic experience staying at her place! The room had everything you need and the lounge area downstairs is very nice. Her father stayed up all night to wait for us to arrive and her mother cook us a very nice omelette when we were waiting to go to the airport. Lily has actually drove us all the way to the great wall AND to the airport later on at night. It has been great to meet her and they have made us feel very welcome while leaving us all the privacy we need and have been very helpful in all things. Oh, and freshly grounded complimentary coffee in the morning ;-) The hotel is nicely decorated and much closer to the Ming Tombs and to the Great Wall than down town. There are also hot springs near by that we didn't had the time to visit unfortunately, and loads of restaurants and shops. I definitely recommend this place, you will not regret your stay at the Phenix Laird!