For those looking to immerse themselves in the buzz of Shanghai city centre, hotels on the Bund are an attractive prospect, offering easy access to the waterfront’s many shops, bars and restaurants.
For a Shanghai hotel with an edgy, modern vibe, try The Waterhouse at South Bund, a boutique hotel housed within a former concrete dock house.
Hotels in Shanghai near the Bund frequently come with a price tag. Those looking to save money will find cheaper options downtown, west of the Huangpu river.
The Old City is an atmospheric haven of narrow streets, botanical gardens, and Buddhist temples, with a range of hostels, guesthouses and budget hotels.
Business travellers often choose to stay in the dynamic district of Pudong, on the eastern banks of the Huangpu river. For service worthy of 5 stars, look to international giants like the Doubletree by Hilton or the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
Good mid-price hotel options in Pudong include the Dorsett and Grand Mercure, which are both located near Shanghai Century Park and within a 15-minute walk of Shanghai International Convention Centre.
Fashionistas searching for stylish digs will relish the chance to stay in Shanghai’s colonial-style French Concession, a chic area famed for its cafes, shops and tree-lined boulevards.
Jing-an (called the Paris of the East) is another major draw for shopping addicts, with luxury and boutique-style hotels centred around West Nanjing Road.
Guests travelling with family or as part of a group will find a range of fully serviced apartments such as the De Kong Apartment Hotel in Pudong, which features an on-site restaurant, games room, and free parking.
Facilities at the Rayfont Celebrity Hotel Apartment in Xuhui, near the leafy French Concession, include a gym, swimming pool and tennis courts.
Shanghai has two international airports, Pudong and Hongqiao, which both have plenty of hotels nearby. Da Zhong Airport Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Pudong airport, while the Grand Mercure in Hongqiao, is a 10-minute drive to the Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station.
What are the best hotels near the Bund?
Many of the hotels in Shanghai near the Bund – China’s equivalent to Wall Street – are situated inside gorgeous art deco buildings. Among the most iconic of these is the Fairmont Peace Hotel, whose 1930s interior recalls the city’s heyday as the Pearl of the Orient.
What are the best hotels near Disneyland?
The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is a perfect choice for families. Connected to the theme park via a water taxi, the hotel features themed rooms that are a hit with kids. For a more grown-up alternative close to the Disneyland resort, the Wangdi Shangju Hotel in Pudong offers colourful, contemporary bedrooms and modern comforts, including plasma screen TVs and free wifi.
Where in Shanghai can I find a hotel with a view?
Shanghai is dotted with futuristic looking skyscrapers, and when it comes to soaring to extraordinary heights, its hotels are no exception. Try the Jing An Shangri La, occupying the top 29 floors of the Jing An skyscraper, or the Ritz-Carlton in Pudong, which features a rooftop restaurant on the 52nd floor.
What hotels in Shanghai have especially good spa services?
Boasting 5 stars for its award-winning spa, the Peninsula Shanghai near the Bund harnesses both modern and traditional treatments. Another top choice is the PuLi Hotel and Spa just off West Nanjing Road in downtown Shanghai, home to a spectacular infinity pool and a spa that uses ancient Chinese therapies to help you unwind.