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Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Over all OK hotel for just one night stop over. Don't expect too much.

Value for money - amenities are 4 star at vey reasonable rate.

don't know why hotel charge me an extra $ 46.00 RMB at check in. Staff cannot explain. Just sad all online booking will be charge this fee. very close to subway line 1,3 and 4. hotel is great but no good restaurant around the area. only small and fast food restarants available.

The hotel is very well managed and maintained. The rooms are spacious and very clean. There is free broadband, safe and LCD TV. There is free breakfast buffet that has American and Chinese dishes. The staff is very friendly and speak good English. The location is about 1/4 of a mile from the Shanghai train station. You have to walk through many locals that do not look very friendly specially at night. What I found is that nobody bothers you as long as you keep walking in the direction you are going without showing any signs of fear. I you are with family members is better to take a taxi to the hotel.

We had a late flight into Shanghai from New York and took some time to sightsee a bit before checking in (after midnight). The hotel staff didn't bat an eye and was pleased to show us to our room. It was gorgeous, well-furnished, and spotlessly clean. The view was fantastic, too. The next morning, we were able to find breakfast in the lobby (mostly Chinese-style, but there was some toast and butter/jam) and check our email for the first time in the business center. Finally, the hotel arranged a taxi for us and told the driver exactly where we needed to go. Couldn't ask for better service!

I and my wife visited Shanghai mainly for the Expo. So we shopped around to find a hotel that is economical, but situated in a good location. The latter is very important since we will have to do our commuting. We choose the "Holiday Inn Express" brand since we know exactly what to expect. (the level of cleanliness, type of bed and pillow) Yes, they also provide us with a pot to boil coffee or tea - the same standard as many other HI in the US or the UK. But to my surprise, the location is even better than I had earlier thought about. As a self-guide person, I and my wife always prefer to stay near a subway station. However, I have learnt that to get to the Expo - all we need to do was just to get on a number 1 bus which is just a stone throw from HIE. SUPER - It saved us a lot of energy which was highly sought of when queing for all pallivian at the Expo. I would definitely recommend HIE to anyone who would visit Shanghai. Enjoy your trip and take care.

Despite their description, they are not all that close to the metro station - You have to walk past a very crowded and dirty train station to get to the metro. Also, the concierge who sells day trip packages was misleading. She said the tour bus would pick us up and drop us off at the hotel. In actuality, the bus dropped us off half a mile from our hotel.

No 1738 Zhongxing Road Shanghai Shanghai

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour business center

Jade Buddha Temple is within 2 miles (3 km) of Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei while other popular attractions such as The Bund are within 3 miles (5 km). This 472-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located in central Shanghai, the hotel is also near Jing An Temple and Nanjing Road Shopping District.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 472 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, sofa beds, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free newspapers, hair dryers, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CNY 400 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3


Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 883 reviews