Set deep inside a colorful, tree-lined hutong in central Beijing, this courtyard hotel provides simple but friendly accommodations. The long walk down the alley from the main road brings you past small fruit and vegetable markets, local noodle shops, and courtyards crammed with multiple families. This is a slice of lively and authentic Old Beijing. No two rooms in this hotel are the same, but try to get one with a private balcony. The pretty courtyard is surprising peaceful. Room décor is basic—expect Chinese-style wooden furniture and small bathrooms—but the friendly staff and lower prices make up for it. Both single travelers and adventurous families would feel welcome here. The small restaurant has a limited menu, but right outside the door are plenty of tasty local eateries.