The new Beijing Daxing International Airport (IATA: PKX) is located approx 45km south of the city center in Daxing District of Beijing. It is the city’s main airport and second international airport alongside Beijing Capital International Airport.
You have three choices, stay at the airport, stay near the airport in Daxing, or head into the city and central area. I will break down each option along with the hotel picks.
Hotels and lounges at the airport
The hotels planned to open inside the airport grounds include a capsule hotel, pet hotel, and five star branded hotels. Stay tuned for those openings as the airport goes through its own opening phases. The first hotel to open at the airport is Aerotel.
Operated by Plaza Premium Group, the Aerotel caters especially to passengers with early morning departures, late-night arrivals and those in transit. Located at the Domestic Arrival Hall, across two floors it features a restaurant, private dining room, fitness area, and two meeting rooms. It features six types of rooms equivalent to a hotel with high-quality beds, powerful showers, WiFi, and TV. You can pay by the day or by the hour.
Hotels in central downtown Beijing
See our guide to getting to and from Beijing Daxin Airport. You have the option of taking the High Speed Rail to Beijing West Station (28 mins travel time) and there is one hotel within walking distance and two hotels within a 5-minute taxi ride
- Magnotel Hotel of Beijing West Railway Station (CN name: 白玉兰酒店(西客站店))
The three-star hotel is walking distance from the station, although with large luggage a 10 RMB taxi ride will make it easy. Formerly the Jinjiang Inn, it is around 6 km from attractions such as the Forbidden City, Qianmen Street, the Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing (CN name: 北京希尔顿逸林酒店)
A few minutes by taxi, it is a flagship hotel of the DoubleTree brand featuring spa, gym, restaurants, bar, pool etc. For a hotel of this caliber, the rates are very attractive. There is also a large shopping mall on-site with plenty of western eatery options.
- Beijing Yun-zen Jinling Lotus Hotel (CN name: 云瑧金陵莲花酒店)
A few minutes by taxi, it is a five-star hotel located by Lianhuachi Park. I would go for the DoubleTree first but if you if don’t like that brand, this is an option.
The second option is the Daxing Airport Express which terminates at Cao Qiao Station (taking around 19 minutes) but there are no hotels near this station. You could transfer to line 10 and then onto to other lines, which I suggest is troublesome with luggage, especially after a flight. From Cao Qiao Station I suggest taking a taxi to
- Wangfujing St. area – taxi cost 40 RMB and around 30 mins. My top ten picks for hotels on Wangfujing St.
- Any of my picks for the top Five-Star hotels which are all around 40-60 RMB taxi ride from the station.
- Any of my picks for the top Four-Star hotels which are also all a 40-60 RMB taxi ride from the station.
Option three is to take Line 1 Airport bus to Beijing Railway Station (est. 120 minutes and cost 40 RMB) and nearby there are two of my two favorite hotels being the four-star Novotel Xinqiao or the three-star Beijing Chong Wen Men Hotel which are both near Chongwenmen Station (line 2 and line 5) and near to Beijing Railway Station.
Hotels Nearby at Daxing and Langfang
These are the top four picks for hotels reasonably near and within affordable taxi/shuttle distance to the airport.
- Jl Hotel Beijing Daxing Airport (CN: 全季酒店(北京大兴国际机场店))
Located 8km away from the new Daxin Airport, the new hotel offers great value and is near to many attractions. Approx travel time: 19 min taxi cost: 36 RMB You can also take the Xinghangcheng 1 bus (CN: 兴航城1路) which costs 5 RMB and takes around 40 min.
- Four Points by Sheraton Langfang, Guan (CN name: 廊坊固安福朋喜来登酒店)
It is located 20 km from Daxing airport and offers an indoor pool, on-site restaurant, bar fitness centre, and a spa wellness centre. Approx travel time: 60 min by taxi and cost est. 55 RMB.
- Wanda Realm Langfang (CN name: 廊坊万达嘉华酒店)
It is 25km from the new Daxing Airport, the Wanda Realm Hotel is a respectable choice too. Approx travel time: 60 min by taxi and cost est. 95 RMB.
- Hyatt Place Beijing Daxing (CN name: 北京大兴凯悦嘉轩酒店)
Located 31km from Daxing Airport, the Hyatt Place Beijing Daxing is a spectacular new hotel and near to Xihongmen Station on the Beijing Subway. Approx travel time: 55 min by taxi and cost est. 120 RMB.
See our guide to getting to and from Beijing Daxin Airport.