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Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I studied abroad and decided to stay closer to downtown my last few days in Shanghai...the hotel staff were super friendly, and communicating in english was easier than other hotels I had stayed at in China (I spent 6 weeks there and stayed in multiple hotels) ...great location, great food, clean room!

No complaints whatsoever! The facility is very nice. The location is just what is advertised. The people at the front desk speak very good English and still allowed me to practice my Chinses... I ate outside the hotel simply because there were so many interesting options... I'd definitely stay here again...

Good hotel at a great location, one block from the main Shanghai railway station. Near to all downtown locations, easily accessible by subway or taxi. Clean and well appointed.

This hotel exists in two buildings and you can not get from one to the other. So if you want some amenities in the building you are not living in, you can not easily get to them. The hotels are walled off from the rest of the world because the neighborhood is miserable. It is the usual criminal element one often finds around train stations in poorer countries. You get to see the unfortunate people who are NOT sharing in the Chinese economic miracle. We did not feel safe walking there. The hotels are close to Metro connections, however the entries to the Metro near the hotels smell like urine and chickens. Watch where you step! IT seems that not a single cab driver in Shanghai knows where these hotels are. Luckily one of us speaks Mandarin and we were able to describe the location. There are at least two KFCs in walking distance. Be careful. We had to scare off a thug who was threatening a handicapped beggar child to whom we had given some change. That was pretty disgusting. They were renovating my building so there was a lot of grinding noise during the day. Also, one morning i woke up to find the hall outside my room was full of acetone fumes. We gagged and ran for the elevator. (We complained and they blew out the hall fairly quickly.) When we arrived, the staff stood inside the doors watching us unpack our heavy bags. No one attempted to help. When we finally got to our building, the staff was unsure of the location of the elevator. The Chinese/American breakfast is okay; they supply all-you-can-drink espresso. The room was standard size and shape with standard robes and slippers. Good maid service. pay by the minute wired Internet up to 100 yuan/day.

No.285 West Tianmu Road Shanghai Shanghai

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Jade Buddha Temple
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Zhabei within a mile (2 km) of Jade Buddha Temple, Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Jing An Temple. This 4-star hotel has 288 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Shanghai, the hotel is also near The Bund and People's Square.


Have a drink at the bar or enjoy dining at one of 3 onsite restaurants like Yue Garden Restaurant, which specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown's 288 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is CNY 1.5 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Club Room

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Suite

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3