Shanghai hotels

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Low Season January
High Season April
  Average price (weeknight): C$ 279
  Average price (weekend night): C$ 128

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Top tips for finding the perfect Shanghai hotel

If you're planning your first visit to Shanghai, consider staying in the Huangpu district. In this waterfront area you’ll find boutique shops and high-end restaurants, as well as Shanghai's best museums and art galleries. The Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund comes with an indoor pool and promises night views of Pudong. You might also try the Riverview Hotel on the Bund, which is close to the City God Temple.
The Pudong area is home to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. The district is dominated by skyscrapers and well-known buildings like the Oriental Pearl Tower. If you're interested in exploring the financial district, consider staying at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
To stay near the historic city center of Shanghai, find a hotel in the Puxi area, which is west of Pudong and across the Huangpu River. The Hotel Equatorial Shanghai will put you close to the Old French Concession area, shopping and fine dining venues on Nanjing Road. The Paramount Gallery Hotel is across the street from Jing'an Temple, one of the most popular attractions in the district.
People's Square is surrounded by museums, shops and places to eat. If you like nightclubs and nightlife, this area of Shanghai truly never sleeps. Book a room at the Majesty Plaza Shanghai. It’s close to People's Square and just steps from the Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Road. You might also consider The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, another centrally located hotel.
Many hotels in Shanghai offer airport shuttle services, however, if you need to stay by the airport, consider the 4 star Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport or the 4-star Vienna International Hotel Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone. Both offer airport shuttle services.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Shanghai

How much is a cheap hotel in Shanghai?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Shanghai for as cheap as C$ 9 in the last 3 days. The average price is C$ 146.
How much is a hotel in Shanghai for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Shanghai hotels for tonight for as low as C$ 16. Users have also found 3-star hotels from C$ 23 and 4-star hotels from C$ 43.
How much is a hotel in Shanghai for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Shanghai hotels for this weekend for as low as C$ 16 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from C$ 26 and 4-star hotels from C$ 46.
Which are the most popular Shanghai neighborhoods to stay in?
Hotels in Pudong, Huangpu and Jing'an have the most searches on KAYAK. For more information about Shanghai's different neighborhoods, check out our Shanghai's City Guide.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
Which hotels in Shanghai are near Disneyland?
There are several hotels within five miles of Disneyland. If you want to stay close to Disneyland, consider Novotel Shanghai Clover, which is just a few minutes’ drive from the amusement park. You might also consider other luxury options like The Royal International Hotel Shanghai or The QUBE Hotel Shanghai.
Are there any hotels in Shanghai with good swimming pools?
There are several hotels in Shanghai that have pools. Most have indoor pools, such as The Eton Hotel Shanghai, which has an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, or the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong, which features an indoor lap pool. There are also some hotels that offer outdoor pools, including the Shanghai Grand Trustel Purple Mountain Hotel, with a rooftop pool.
Are there any kid-friendly hotels in Shanghai?
Most hotels in Shanghai welcome children. The Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai welcomes all children and has tw and three-bedrooms suites, for large families with children. Shanghai Forson International Boutique Hotel and the SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund also welcome children and offer family rooms.
What are some of the best 5-star hotels in Shanghai?
The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World includes a day spa, an in-house mini-golf course, and an indoor pool. The hotel features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the city. You might also try The Puli Hotel and Spa, which has an indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, so guests can fully enjoy the sweeping city landscape.

Where to stay in Shanghai?

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Best Shanghai hotels

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9.5 Excellent (9,965 reviews)
Pro " Beautiful art deco hotel, great staff, comfortable, big rooms "
Con " No review available "
C$ 393
9.5 Excellent (4,921 reviews)
Pro " We travelled around China and stayed at 3 reputable hotels. The Mandarin Oriental was the most personalised service we received. The team of Concierges (especially Terence) were fantastic. Very knowledgable and understanding to our needs as a family with a young toddler. The hotel free car service (in a 2k proximity) was also a great help moving around the hotel to the local tourists spots. I highly recommend for families "
Con " My only issue was the rooms were a little small. We were in a Club room and the space felt restricted. "
C$ 367
9.5 Excellent (3,384 reviews)
Pro " The Peninsula lives up to its name. With a prominent position on the Bund the views are breadth-taking. The hotel room was a great size, with you own walk in closet, a bathroom with twin sinks, standalone shower and bath. The bed was large and comfortable. We opted not to have a cot as all 3 of us could get into the bed. The smaller details made the hotel feel luxurious - the little slippers and bathrobe for my daughter, the various bathrobes for adults, the placement of sockets, the nail dryer in the wardrobe! The hotel staff were amazing. Never hesitated in helping where they could and the use of English language was fantastic (this can be a struggle even in other 5 star hotels) "
Con " I felt there was a slight air of arrogance - not in the staff but the hotel itself and its services. The hotel felt very in-personal, this came down the breakfast (which was a restricted menu - not open buffet unless you went Continental). We had fruit given to us the 1st day we arrived, but this was the same fruit for 3 days. The biggest disappointment for us was one evening we were to the lobby restaurant for dinner. A lovely grand space with a string quartet playing. I asked for a high chair for my 2.5 year old and was asked if it was necessary and could I not just sit her on a normal chair. I am not sure if this high chair went against their luxury appearance when guests walked in. I found the whole encounter a little strange and decided to have room service instead. "
C$ 568
9.4 Excellent (5,220 reviews)
Pro " The staff made me feel super special and the room was gorgeous! Location is excellent! I ate at the Chibese restaraunt and that was super and then went for a drink at the long bar - and there was live music that was great :) met some great musicians :) bartender was so nice ! The lady at the spa was so sweet also. Everyone was helpful I will go again next time I visit ! "
Con " No review available "
C$ 420
9.4 Excellent (3,098 reviews)
Pro " Staff were wonderful, helpful and very accommodating. We had the Chocolate blossom- you have to try one!! "
Con " nothing really "
C$ 406
9.3 Excellent (14,212 reviews)
Pro " No review available "
Con " Asked for a deposit twice the amount of the room. Card details previously supplied but I had to present the card AND put my n my pin. So the money would be debited AND currency exchange charges to me and then it was refunded the next day AGAIn Currency charges to me And I paid in cash No signage within terminal 2 and non response to my question how to find it "
C$ 144
9.3 Excellent (6,726 reviews)
Pro " I won a lucky guest and got a free upgrade room and complementary breakfast & executive lounge!!! It was awesome!! "
Con " No review available "
C$ 170
9.3 Excellent (6,293 reviews)
Pro " I booked here because I was exhibiting at a show in the convention centre that the hotel is attached to and found it to be extremely convenient in terms of accessing to the show each day. The rooms were large, clean and comfortably appointed. "
Con " The hotel is part of the convention centre so you are a bit isolated and somewhat locked into the restaurant options that the hotel has on offer. Unfortunately, my experience with them was not all that great! On most days, I chose to eat at the Bru bar & restaurant just because it was a bit more relaxed and it had various sports being televised on a couple of big screen TV's. The in-room marketing literature talked up the Bru bar as being a venue with at least 8 boutique beers on tap but when I was there, they only had 2 taps working and all the rest were either out of stock, or no longer available. Unfortunately, the service there is pretty ordinary! I waited for over 40 mins for a simple Club sandwich to be served and when it did finally arrive, it was stone cold and pretty underwhelming. It was not what you would expect for the prices that they charged, or from a 5-star hotel such as the Intercontinental is meant to be. I really don't understand why so many international hotels in China continue to put under-trained and inexperienced staff behind their bars! It is a really bad look to have a barman ask the client how to make a Gin & Tonic! "
C$ 197
9.3 Excellent (5,830 reviews)
Pro " Great location "
Con " Threads were coming out of the carpet in the room, wooden floor was squeaky. Not quite Four Seasons standard. "
C$ 328
9.3 Excellent (4,170 reviews)
Pro " Service "
Con " Changing Elevators "
C$ 435
9.3 Excellent (3,493 reviews)
Pro " The food was really great, perfect location in Shanghai with a great view. "
Con " I stayed for a day and the room was ready when I arrived.. also, the personal was not that welcoming.. a shame for a hotel with this standing. Also, the Spa was not working the day I came, and I booked this hotel for this particular purpose. "
C$ 487
9.3 Excellent (2,952 reviews)
Pro " Location is convenient. "
Con " Staff not very well trained, service quality declined in the last few years. "
C$ 292
9.3 Excellent (2,848 reviews)
Pro " good varaity of food catering for all types of people "
Con " No review available "
C$ 383
9.2 Excellent (11,554 reviews)
Pro " Gym has a lovely view, good location close to the river, big room and very clean "
Con " Lobby is a bit cramped, some restaurants under renovation "
C$ 286
9.2 Excellent (9,897 reviews)
Pro " Everything was great except the above mentioned. Breakfast range was good. "
Con " That the queue at front desk is always long. To enquire about things and during check in and out also takes time to wait. Food at club lounge variety too little. "
C$ 259

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9.3 Excellent (3,582 reviews)
Pro " Moved to this property because of the fantastic experience staying in the same brand in Hefei china. Good property, excellent breakfast and staff chef in the breakfast area. Best almond crosaaant in the world. "
Con " No review available "
C$ 337
9.0 Excellent (2,178 reviews)
Pro " Everything was spotless and the design of the hotel was beautiful. All the amenities needed are there and the staff was incredible helpful. The location could not have been better. It’s a one minute walk to Xintiandi and a ~40 minute walk to French Concession. Central to everything, our stay could not have been better. "
Con " Everything was perfect! No complaints. "
C$ 296
8.5 Excellent (1,342 reviews)
Pro " I was initially placed in a room I did not like. I made a call to the manager and he changed my room the very next day and WOW it was nice. The one bedroom suite is very nice, the simple rooms are not. If you are goingto stay in this hotel definately choose the 1 bedroom suite. The staff were extremely kind and helpfull... I was impressed with their service and concern that our stay was comfortable. Be carefull with the hefty deposits charged your credit card oftentimes without even telling you. Make sure you tell all hotels in China that you do not want to pay a deposit... they will take it off. Note, this hotel is absolutely in the best location a step away from the metro and shops. "
Con " I really have no complaints about this hotel and will definately stay there again in the future. "
C$ 225
8.2 Excellent (1,088 reviews)
Pro " Location and facilities in the room "
Con " No review available "
C$ 183