Shanghai Accommodation: Recommended Hotels & Hostels
As a fascinating metropolis with a soaring modern skyline, western architectures, and traditional gardens, Shanghai is the city with the best hotels in China, from modern skyscrapers with vertiginous observation decks to the exotic cozy boutique stay by the riverside. The accommodation options are so varied that there’s something to suit every fantasy.
To help narrow it down, We’ve ranked the top hotels in Shanghai based on rate, price, location, and recommendations from real travelers. From the luxury 5-star to the budget 3-star, from traditional to modern. See our editor's picks for some of Shanghai's best hotels below.
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Wujiaochang
Breakfast: Western & Chinese
Add: No. 1729 Huangxing Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai
Surrounding: Fudan University
Distance to Downtown: 11km;
Distance to Hongqiao Airport: 29km;
Distance to Pudong Airport: 38km;
Distance to Shanghai Railway Station: 11km
The price of the hotel is very reasonable. You’ll be impressed with the quality of the rooms and the cleanliness. Computers with free internet in the lobby are very handy and wired internet in rooms are accessible. Also, spacious guest rooms, great shower facilities as well good Chinese and Western food are well prepared for your stay. For the location not great for tourist destinations and not that close to the subway, the hotel offers transfer service.
How to Plan a Shanghai Tour
How to Get to Shanghai: You can fly to Shanghai directly from Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Los Angeles & many overseas countries (regions) and almost all major Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin; or take high speed bullet train to Shanghai from Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou and hundreds of cities in China.
Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.
Top Attractions to Visit in Shanghai: The Bund, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, World Financial Center, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Disney Resort…
Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 1 to 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks in Shanghai, including the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center (WFC) - the highest skyline in Lujiazhui, various historical architectures, Yu Garden, City God Temple along the Bund and busy Nanjing Road. Local culture lovers can use one extra day to visit Tianzifang, Zhujiajiao Water Town, while family travelers can have fun in Shanghai Disney Resort. Meanwhile, you can also experience Maglev Train (the world’s fastest high speed bullet train) and energetic nightlife, taste diverse snacks to make your Shanghai tour interesting and memorable.
Travel Shanghai with Hangzhou Suzhou, Mt Huang & More Nearby Destinations
Convenient transportation makes it quite efficient and popular to make day trips from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, and longer vacation in Huangshan Mountain, Nanjing, Mount Jiuhua and other places in surrounding areas to discovery distinctive traditional Chinese culture and history and spectacular nature. You can visit West Lake to capture the scenic sights and learn the tea culture of China in Hangzhou, marvel at fantastic architecture art and tasteful ancient life in notable elegant Jiangnan style gardens and closely witness the manufacturing processing of elaborate Suzhou silks. Splendid rocky mountains standing with exotic pine trees, magnificent sunrise & sunset are the can’t miss highlights in Huangshan Mountain.
Travel Shanghai with Beijing, Xian & More China Destinations
Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. You can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and leave 2 days for fulfilling your Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian. With more time, you can extend the trip from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery. (more top China tours from Shanghai >>)
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Recommended Shanghai Tours
Top 3 Shanghai tours chosen by most customers to explore Shanghai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
- 5 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou Highlights Tour
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