8 hot spring escapes to enjoy with the kids this winter

Soak your family's winter blues away at these places around town

Photo: Marriot Hotel
The tumbling mercury can mean only one thing: it's time to take a dip at one (or all) of Beijing's best hot spring resorts. Full of all manner of minerals, these steamin' pools are a great way to escape (if only temporarily) the onslaught of winter. So flee Beijing's full-on chilly assault with an overnight reprieve from the city or even a multi-day bathing spree. Here are 8 to take the family to for that relaxing dip.

For those with young children

Grand Bay Hot Spring Hotel 北京海湾半山温泉酒店

For a luxurious and serene getaway that's just a short drive from the city, set off for The Grand Bay Hotel, Beijing. Nestled in the mountains of Miyun district, the hotel boasts a majestic view of the picturesque hills and easy access to several nearby attractions. Your walk up to the hotel ...

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36 Mixi Lu (Miyun county)

Beijing Marriot Hotel Changping

For a convenient getaway with more family-friendly amenities, head for Beijing Marriot Hotel's Changping branch. Located within the Changping Fun Capital Complex, the hotel is a short 40-minute drive from central Beijing and is located amidst popular tourist destinations such as the Ming Tombs ...

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29 Chengnan Jiedao Nan Kou Lu (Changping)

Chun Hui Yuan Hot Spring Resort 春晖园

There is no fake jungle or garish music at this Shunyi hot spring, which instead is classy and stylish. Go for the outdoor pools, which give the option to bathe while peeking up at the stars. All the pools – of various sizes, temperatures and bubbliness – are filled with different remedies, ...

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Yu Zhuang, Gaoliying Zhen (Yanqing county)

With older kids

Vangen Spa Hotel

Located at the foot of the Great Wall, this classy boutique hotel in the Miyun district offers a temporary respite from the hustle and bustle of Beijing by making you forget you're still in the capital. The minimalistic rooms are spacious and comfortable, giving you that holiday feel despite ...

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Daoli Renjia, Gubeikou Cun (Miyun county)

Feng Shan Hot Spring Resort 凤山温泉度假村

Nestled in the mountains by the Ming Tombs, this hot spring impresses when it comes to sheer numbers. With over 50 mini pools inside and 18 pools outside, all filled with natural hot water, you should find at least one that’s free of other people. And, if you don’t, you can arrange private use ...

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10 Mangshan Lu (Changping)

Yipiao Homestay 一瓢民宿

Another boutique location offering a stylish hot spring escape is Yipiao Homestay (一瓢民宿), also called Mentougou district's most beautiful inn. This Japanese-styled homestay has a total of five rooms, each organised differently and offering a different window view. To give you a taste of ...

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Minsu Cun, Ziyang Shangzhuang, Tanzhe Si Zhen (Mentougou)

Jinyuetai Hotel 北京金岳台温泉酒店

For a pet-friendly hot spring staycation, you'll want to head over to the Beijing Jinyuetai Hotel. The former factory is now an industrial-style hotel, its palette of soft grey and brown features integrating well with its environment. Each room has its own bath, some indoors and some outdoors. ...

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Dalinggou Xing Cun, Shisan Ling Zhen (Changping)

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