Discover The Orchid with Ease

Contrary to what many have heard, Beijing isn't all about big wide streets. The Orchid is built among the ancient narrow 'Hutong' walkways that cover a good part of the innermost center of the city. This makes hiring guides or drivers for dedicated Hutong tours somewhat pointless, however it is all the more reason we equip you with many of these maps and directions:
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Quick walking directions from the main road
If you are walking up to the hotel from Gulou Dong DaJie (Gulou East Street) simply walk 246 meters up along the main Baochao Hutong alley, past the large military airforce base on your right just until you hit Mr. Shi's dumplings. The Orchid is only 5 meters beyond Mr. Shi's dumplings. Look to your left for a very thin alleyway with The Orchid's large white entranceway at the end.
Walking map to the orchid
The Orchid
#65 Baochao Hutong
Guloudong road
Dongcheng District

+(86) 10-84044818

  1. 在鼓楼东大街
  2. 鼓楼和南锣鼓巷的中
  3. 找宝钞胡同往北200米
  4. 老石饺子馆停车

Coming by Taxi

Taking a taxi from the airport or train station is easy nowadays. From the airport it is a quick direct ride that takes roughly 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. The cost should be between 80-100RMB. From the West or South train stations, expect to pay 40-60RMB and spend 30-40 minutes in the car. The main train station is a 30RMB and 20 minute journey away.

Express Train from the Airport -> Subway

If you are traveling solo, the train is a slightly cheaper option. Hop on the express train and head right to the end of the line (Dongzhimen). From there you can transfer to the circle line 2 (blue) and board in the direction of Xizhimen station. Stay on for only 3 stop, roughly 10 minutes, and then exit at the Gulou stop (drum tower) Exit B. Follow the subway walking map 10-15 minutes to The Orchid.

Walking from the Subway Station

From the Gulou (drum tower) station on the circle line 2 (shown usually in blue), take the Exit B which is located on the North-east corner of the intersection. From there, cross the highway under the underpass and keep walking in the same direction (south) 400 meters until you arrive at Doufuchi Hutong (6 minutes). Turn into the alleyway and continue past the small square to the next Hutong intersection called Baochao Hutong (7 minutes). Make a right and walk south another 50 meters and you will arrive at the alleyway entrance to The Orchid.

Line 8 entrance is marked as well, and despite both being connected underground, most of guests arrive by subway from the Airport Express line through to Line 2. It is much simpler and faster to use the older Line 2 exit B, despite how the map looks.