September 9, 2012 8:52 PM Subscribe
Where can I sleep, at Beijing Airport (or near by), during the day, with my two kids, without breaking the bank?
posted by YukonQuirm to Travel & Transportation around Beijing, China (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'll be taking a 13 year old and a 9 year old on a nearly 3 week long trip to Thailand in March and on the way back to North America we will have a 10 hour layover in Beijing. We will be on a flight from Bangkok to Beijing from Midnight until about 6 or 7am. I know we probably could drop some money and go into the city but I honestly think my kids will be burnt out by then and want to sleep before jumping on another 11 hour (plus) flight to North America. I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what my options are and have some questions:
What accommodation exists in or near the airport that is available for use during the day? I don't want to spend more than $100USD unless I really have to - and to be cheeky, I'd prefer to spend less.
I will be flying with Air China to Beijing and then again with them to Vancouver - do I have to exit the air side when I get to Beijing? I've heard the air side is much nicer than the land side?
What insiders tips to Beijing Airport can you offer to me given that I'll be travelling with two kids - they are both well travelled but I know they will be tired and hungry.